The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 216 269 219
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -50
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 261 171 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 0.78% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.04% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 224 137 214
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17587 16415 17451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.75% 74.61% 75.61%
Number of salaries quoted 13770 13320 14804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in the South East

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Automation
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +52 93 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Berkshire +6 47 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Hampshire +14 38 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Buckinghamshire +17 33 £45,000 +60.71% 11
Oxfordshire +11 20 £50,000 +16.87% 6
Kent -9 16 £30,000 -7.69% 1
West Sussex -1 12 £40,000 +12.67% 1
East Sussex -40 4 £37,500 -50.00% 1
Sussex - 4 £42,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 285 (50.18%) SQL
2 266 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (42.61%) Selenium
4 227 (39.96%) Java
5 193 (33.98%) QA
6 191 (33.63%) C#
7 190 (33.45%) Degree
8 182 (32.04%) ISEB
9 169 (29.75%) Software Testing
10 163 (28.70%) .NET
11 154 (27.11%) Finance
12 136 (23.94%) ISTQB
13 133 (23.42%) Test Scripting
14 130 (22.89%) QuickTest Pro
15 120 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
16 99 (17.43%) Automated Testing
17 98 (17.25%) Test Strategy
18 96 (16.90%) Microsoft
19 93 (16.37%) Scrum
20 89 (15.67%) WebDriver
21 88 (15.49%) XML
22 85 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
23 84 (14.79%) Web Services
24 83 (14.61%) Mathematics
25 81 (14.26%) Test Management
26 79 (13.91%) Computer Science
27 76 (13.38%) C++
28 75 (13.20%) Automation Testing
29 74 (13.03%) Performance Testing
29 74 (13.03%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.64%) WebLogic
2 12 (2.11%) Apache
3 11 (1.94%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.23%) Confluence
4 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.06%) IIS
5 6 (1.06%) CMS
5 6 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.35%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.18%) Node.js
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) SAS
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (3.87%) MS Office
2 19 (3.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.35%) SaaS
3 14 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.88%) Internet
2 5 (0.88%) HTTP
3 4 (0.70%) DNS
3 4 (0.70%) Firewall
4 3 (0.53%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.53%) FTP
4 3 (0.53%) WAN
4 3 (0.53%) LAN
5 2 (0.35%) Wireless
5 2 (0.35%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.18%) LTE
6 1 (0.18%) 4G
6 1 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.18%) 3G
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) UMTS
6 1 (0.18%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.04%) MySQL
3 24 (4.23%) Big Data
4 20 (3.52%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.35%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.76%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.53%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.18%) Riak
Development Applications
1 242 (42.61%) Selenium
2 130 (22.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 89 (15.67%) WebDriver
4 58 (10.21%) JIRA
5 48 (8.45%) Visual Studio
6 45 (7.92%) Jenkins
7 42 (7.39%) SoapUI
8 41 (7.22%) NUnit
9 40 (7.04%) WinRunner
10 38 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (6.34%) JMeter
12 35 (6.16%) JUnit
12 35 (6.16%) TestComplete
12 35 (6.16%) Ranorex
13 34 (5.99%) TestNG
14 27 (4.75%) Maven
15 22 (3.87%) Subversion
16 19 (3.35%) LoadRunner
17 18 (3.17%) MbUnit
18 16 (2.82%) Hudson
General
1 154 (27.11%) Finance
2 23 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.52%) Retail
4 16 (2.82%) Banking
5 14 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (2.46%) Publishing
6 13 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.29%) Back Office
7 10 (1.76%) Military
7 10 (1.76%) Law
7 10 (1.76%) Front Office
8 7 (1.23%) Legal
9 5 (0.88%) Marketing
10 4 (0.70%) Games
11 3 (0.53%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 192 (33.80%) Analyst
2 163 (28.70%) Tester
3 157 (27.64%) Test Analyst
4 121 (21.30%) Test Engineer
5 82 (14.44%) QA Analyst
6 80 (14.08%) Developer
7 71 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
8 67 (11.80%) Automation Analyst
9 56 (9.86%) QA Engineer
10 48 (8.45%) Software Engineer
11 45 (7.92%) QA Tester
12 43 (7.57%) QA Automation Engineer
13 42 (7.39%) Automation Test Analyst
14 39 (6.87%) Automation Tester
15 37 (6.51%) Senior Test Engineer
16 31 (5.46%) QA Test Analyst
17 29 (5.11%) Software Tester
18 28 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
19 27 (4.75%) Senior Software Engineer
19 27 (4.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (28.70%) .NET
2 88 (15.49%) XML
3 84 (14.79%) Web Services
4 72 (12.68%) HTML
5 53 (9.33%) J2EE
6 37 (6.51%) .NET Framework
7 34 (5.99%) Spring
8 30 (5.28%) Middleware
9 23 (4.05%) SOAP
9 23 (4.05%) CSS
10 21 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.64%) HTML5
12 13 (2.29%) CSS3
13 11 (1.94%) JSF
14 9 (1.58%) Gherkin
14 9 (1.58%) LAMP
14 9 (1.58%) XSLT
14 9 (1.58%) ODBC
15 8 (1.41%) J2SE
16 7 (1.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.61%) Mathematics
2 79 (13.91%) Computer Science
3 35 (6.16%) Client/Server
4 21 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 17 (2.99%) Open Source
6 12 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.58%) Life Science
7 9 (1.58%) Chemistry
8 5 (0.88%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.88%) New Media
9 4 (0.70%) Firmware
9 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.70%) iPad
10 3 (0.53%) DTV
11 2 (0.35%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.35%) Xbox
11 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.18%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 67 (11.80%) Windows
2 40 (7.04%) UNIX
3 39 (6.87%) Linux
4 12 (2.11%) Windows XP
5 10 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.88%) Windows NT
7 4 (0.70%) Android
8 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.53%) Solaris
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (29.75%) Software Testing
3 133 (23.42%) Test Scripting
4 99 (17.43%) Automated Testing
5 98 (17.25%) Test Strategy
6 93 (16.37%) Scrum
7 85 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (14.26%) Test Management
9 75 (13.20%) Automation Testing
10 74 (13.03%) Performance Testing
10 74 (13.03%) TDD
11 65 (11.44%) BDD
12 61 (10.74%) Software Engineering
13 60 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 58 (10.21%) Integration Testing
15 57 (10.04%) User Stories
16 56 (9.86%) Manual Testing
17 55 (9.68%) Unit Testing
17 55 (9.68%) OO
18 52 (9.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 285 (50.18%) SQL
2 227 (39.96%) Java
3 191 (33.63%) C#
4 76 (13.38%) C++
5 57 (10.04%) JavaScript
6 45 (7.92%) VBScript
7 42 (7.39%) Python
8 30 (5.28%) Perl
9 22 (3.87%) PL/SQL
9 22 (3.87%) C
10 21 (3.70%) PHP
11 18 (3.17%) VB
12 13 (2.29%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.11%) Delphi
14 11 (1.94%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.88%) Ruby
15 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 190 (33.45%) Degree
2 182 (32.04%) ISEB
3 136 (23.94%) ISTQB
4 51 (8.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.35%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.58%) PhD
8 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (33.98%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.35%) TickIT
3 1 (0.18%) JTAG
System Software
1 13 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
4 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 120 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.06%) Netcool
2 6 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 96 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.50%) Oracle
3 66 (11.62%) HP
4 13 (2.29%) VMware
5 9 (1.58%) Telerik
6 8 (1.41%) SunGard
7 7 (1.23%) JBoss
8 6 (1.06%) Fujitsu
9 5 (0.88%) SOASTA, Inc
9 5 (0.88%) SAP
10 4 (0.70%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.35%) Citrix
11 2 (0.35%) Avaya
11 2 (0.35%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.35%) NetApp
11 2 (0.35%) Mitel
11 2 (0.35%) Splunk
11 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum 10% Annual Bonus + leading Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum 10% Annual bonus + Excellent Pension and benef
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension (10%), Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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South East
Cognizant
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