The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 319 421 392
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 66 41 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 60 33 57
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
14223 18666 19927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.72% 96.68% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11791 16039 16302
Median salary £43,000 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.37% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South East region.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex - 29 £45,000 - 2
Berkshire +49 14 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Surrey +62 10 £52,500 +66.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +33 10 £38,000 -8.43%
Hampshire +17 6 £40,000 -9.09% 1
East Sussex -6 1 £41,500 +18.57%
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (75.00%) Selenium
3 71 (59.17%) Test Automation
4 46 (38.33%) SQL
4 46 (38.33%) C#
5 44 (36.67%) Java
6 40 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 38 (31.67%) Automation Testing
8 36 (30.00%) QA
9 35 (29.17%) TDD
9 35 (29.17%) BDD
10 34 (28.33%) Automated Testing
11 32 (26.67%) ISTQB
11 32 (26.67%) ISEB
11 32 (26.67%) HP UFT
12 30 (25.00%) REST
13 28 (23.33%) Scrum
14 26 (21.67%) Test Scripting
14 26 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (19.17%) Visual Studio
16 22 (18.33%) .NET
17 21 (17.50%) JMeter
18 20 (16.67%) Software Engineering
18 20 (16.67%) Cucumber
19 19 (15.83%) Performance Testing
19 19 (15.83%) XML
20 18 (15.00%) SOAP
20 18 (15.00%) HTML
20 18 (15.00%) Microsoft
20 18 (15.00%) HP

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (1.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.50%) SaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.17%) HTTP
2 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 90 (75.00%) Selenium
2 40 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 32 (26.67%) HP UFT
4 23 (19.17%) Visual Studio
5 21 (17.50%) JMeter
6 20 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 18 (15.00%) JIRA
7 18 (15.00%) SpecFlow
8 14 (11.67%) SoapUI
9 13 (10.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (9.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (9.17%) TeamCity
11 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
11 8 (6.67%) Robot Framework
12 7 (5.83%) Ranorex
13 6 (5.00%) Eclipse
13 6 (5.00%) Git (software)
14 5 (4.17%) LoadRunner
14 5 (4.17%) WatiN
15 4 (3.33%) TestNG
General
1 17 (14.17%) Finance
2 15 (12.50%) Marketing
3 6 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.17%) Back Office
4 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.50%) Electronics
6 3 (2.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.00%) REST
2 22 (18.33%) .NET
3 19 (15.83%) XML
4 18 (15.00%) HTML
4 18 (15.00%) SOAP
5 17 (14.17%) CSS
6 11 (9.17%) ASP.NET
6 11 (9.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (8.33%) DOM
8 5 (4.17%) Web Services
9 2 (1.67%) J2EE
9 2 (1.67%) JSON
9 2 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.67%) XSLT
10 1 (0.83%) Flash
10 1 (0.83%) HTML5
10 1 (0.83%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.83%) Cybercrime
4 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.83%) Online Games
4 1 (0.83%) RIA
4 1 (0.83%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.67%) Windows
2 6 (5.00%) Linux
3 3 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (59.17%) Test Automation
3 38 (31.67%) Automation Testing
4 35 (29.17%) BDD
4 35 (29.17%) TDD
5 34 (28.33%) Automated Testing
6 28 (23.33%) Scrum
7 26 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (21.67%) Test Scripting
8 20 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 19 (15.83%) Performance Testing
10 18 (15.00%) SDLC
11 17 (14.17%) Web Development
12 15 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 15 (12.50%) User Stories
13 14 (11.67%) Test Strategy
14 13 (10.83%) Regression Testing
15 11 (9.17%) Code Coverage
15 11 (9.17%) Domain-Driven Design
16 10 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.33%) C#
1 46 (38.33%) SQL
2 44 (36.67%) Java
3 14 (11.67%) Python
4 9 (7.50%) Ruby
5 8 (6.67%) C++
6 7 (5.83%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.67%) Perl
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (26.67%) ISEB
1 32 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 18 (15.00%) Degree
3 9 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.50%) Puppet
3 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (15.00%) HP
1 18 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.00%) Cadence
2 6 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.17%) VMware
4 3 (2.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.67%) F5
6 1 (0.83%) Informatica
6 1 (0.83%) Telerik
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