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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 367 388 425
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 68 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 68 71 49
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% +23.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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
17682 19816 21539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.02% 96.60% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14954 16355 16827
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +38 35 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Berkshire +6 10 £40,000 - 2
West Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
Hampshire -18 6 £33,500 -23.86% 2
Kent +6 4 £47,500 +5.55%
East Sussex +3 4 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £45,000 +38.46%
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 75 (72.12%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (65.38%) Test Automation
3 64 (61.54%) Selenium
4 49 (47.12%) QA
5 45 (43.27%) Automation Testing
6 38 (36.54%) Java
7 35 (33.65%) ISEB
8 32 (30.77%) ISTQB
9 31 (29.81%) Cucumber
10 30 (28.85%) BDD
11 29 (27.88%) WebDriver
11 29 (27.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (27.88%) C#
12 28 (26.92%) Finance
13 27 (25.96%) Regression Testing
14 26 (25.00%) TDD
15 25 (24.04%) Ruby
16 24 (23.08%) Scrum
17 23 (22.12%) Automated Testing
17 23 (22.12%) Python
17 23 (22.12%) SQL
18 21 (20.19%) JMeter
19 19 (18.27%) Test Scripting
20 18 (17.31%) Jenkins
21 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (16.35%) Team Foundation Server
21 17 (16.35%) HP UFT
21 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
22 16 (15.38%) .NET
22 16 (15.38%) JIRA

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 8 (7.69%) Confluence
2 5 (4.81%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) ATM
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.85%) MySQL
3 4 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 64 (61.54%) Selenium
2 31 (29.81%) Cucumber
3 29 (27.88%) WebDriver
4 21 (20.19%) JMeter
5 18 (17.31%) Jenkins
6 17 (16.35%) HP UFT
6 17 (16.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (15.38%) JIRA
8 15 (14.42%) SoapUI
9 12 (11.54%) SpecFlow
10 9 (8.65%) JUnit
10 9 (8.65%) Robot Framework
11 8 (7.69%) Protractor
11 8 (7.69%) WatiN
12 7 (6.73%) jMock
12 7 (6.73%) Maven
12 7 (6.73%) Visual Studio
13 5 (4.81%) Ant
13 5 (4.81%) Subversion
13 5 (4.81%) TestComplete
General
1 28 (26.92%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Back Office
3 7 (6.73%) Marketing
4 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.88%) Electronics
6 3 (2.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.96%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.38%) .NET
2 13 (12.50%) REST
3 12 (11.54%) HTML
3 12 (11.54%) XML
4 10 (9.62%) Web Services
5 8 (7.69%) Ajax
5 8 (7.69%) CSS
6 7 (6.73%) Hibernate
6 7 (6.73%) Java EE
6 7 (6.73%) JMS
6 7 (6.73%) Spring
6 7 (6.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (5.77%) SOAP
8 5 (4.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.81%) React
9 4 (3.85%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.85%) Node.js
10 3 (2.88%) J2EE
10 3 (2.88%) LAMP
11 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Client/Server
1 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.73%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.85%) Health Informatics
4 4 (3.85%) Informatics
4 4 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.85%) Wiki
5 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Linux
2 8 (7.69%) Windows
3 4 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.88%) Unix
5 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (72.12%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (65.38%) Test Automation
3 45 (43.27%) Automation Testing
4 30 (28.85%) BDD
5 29 (27.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (25.96%) Regression Testing
7 26 (25.00%) TDD
8 24 (23.08%) Scrum
9 23 (22.12%) Automated Testing
10 19 (18.27%) Test Scripting
11 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (13.46%) Manual Testing
12 14 (13.46%) Performance Testing
13 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
14 12 (11.54%) SDLC
14 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
15 11 (10.58%) Open Source
16 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (8.65%) Functional Testing
16 9 (8.65%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.54%) Java
2 29 (27.88%) C#
3 25 (24.04%) Ruby
4 23 (22.12%) Python
4 23 (22.12%) SQL
5 14 (13.46%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 8 (7.69%) PHP
7 7 (6.73%) Groovy
8 5 (4.81%) Perl
8 5 (4.81%) VB
9 2 (1.92%) C++
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) ISEB
2 32 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.50%) Degree
4 10 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (47.12%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.69%) HP
2 8 (7.69%) VMware
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle
4 5 (4.81%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.81%) Rally
5 4 (3.85%) TOWER Software
6 3 (2.88%) SAP
7 2 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (0.96%) Cadence
8 1 (0.96%) Google
8 1 (0.96%) IBM
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