The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 191 270 253
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 312 165 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 0.79% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.02% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 254 135 179
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17582 16244 17531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.92% 78.17% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13568 13272 14843
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +44 82 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Berkshire -2 58 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Hampshire +27 56 £42,500 -8.10% 6
Oxfordshire +28 38 £50,000 +53.84% 7
Buckinghamshire +22 38 £35,000 -9.67% 5
West Sussex -6 21 £40,000 -4.76% 2
Kent +9 17 £30,000 -7.69% 1
East Sussex -29 4 £37,500 -6.83% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 366 (61.10%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (54.26%) SQL
3 260 (43.41%) Selenium
4 236 (39.40%) Java
5 185 (30.88%) C#
6 178 (29.72%) ISEB
7 172 (28.71%) QA
8 165 (27.55%) HP Quality Center
9 164 (27.38%) Finance
10 156 (26.04%) Degree
11 149 (24.87%) Test Scripting
12 143 (23.87%) Software Testing
13 140 (23.37%) QuickTest Pro
14 133 (22.20%) ISTQB
15 130 (21.70%) .NET
16 112 (18.70%) XML
17 110 (18.36%) Web Services
18 108 (18.03%) Test Management
18 108 (18.03%) WebDriver
19 103 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
19 103 (17.20%) Automated Testing
20 93 (15.53%) Regression Testing
21 92 (15.36%) Oracle
22 91 (15.19%) Microsoft
23 89 (14.86%) Scrum
24 86 (14.36%) Manual Testing
25 85 (14.19%) Test Strategy
26 84 (14.02%) TDD
26 84 (14.02%) HP
27 81 (13.52%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (4.01%) WebLogic
2 16 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.50%) IIS
4 14 (2.34%) Apache
5 12 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.34%) Confluence
8 7 (1.17%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.67%) Mule
11 4 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
13 1 (0.17%) Node.js
13 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (4.01%) MS Office
1 24 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.51%) SaaS
2 16 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.84%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.34%) LAN
2 8 (1.34%) WAN
3 5 (0.83%) HTTP
3 5 (0.83%) Intranet
4 4 (0.67%) Internet
5 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.50%) FTP
6 2 (0.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) LTE
7 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.17%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) 3G
7 1 (0.17%) UMTS
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.35%) MySQL
3 30 (5.01%) Oracle Database
4 27 (4.51%) Big Data
5 23 (3.84%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.67%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.50%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 260 (43.41%) Selenium
2 140 (23.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 108 (18.03%) WebDriver
4 79 (13.19%) JIRA
5 60 (10.02%) Visual Studio
5 60 (10.02%) SoapUI
6 58 (9.68%) Jenkins
7 51 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 45 (7.51%) JMeter
9 44 (7.35%) JUnit
10 42 (7.01%) TestNG
11 39 (6.51%) NUnit
12 38 (6.34%) WinRunner
13 30 (5.01%) Ranorex
14 27 (4.51%) Git (software)
15 25 (4.17%) Subversion
16 24 (4.01%) TestComplete
16 24 (4.01%) LoadRunner
17 22 (3.67%) Rhino Mocks
17 22 (3.67%) Maven
General
1 164 (27.38%) Finance
2 32 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.67%) Legal
4 21 (3.51%) Retail
5 15 (2.50%) Banking
6 13 (2.17%) Publishing
6 13 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (2.00%) Front Office
8 11 (1.84%) Back Office
8 11 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.50%) Marketing
10 7 (1.17%) Military
10 7 (1.17%) Law
11 4 (0.67%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 165 (27.55%) Analyst
2 140 (23.37%) Tester
3 132 (22.04%) Test Analyst
4 116 (19.37%) Test Engineer
5 85 (14.19%) Developer
6 82 (13.69%) Automation Engineer
7 61 (10.18%) QA Analyst
8 54 (9.02%) Software Engineer
9 50 (8.35%) QA Engineer
10 46 (7.68%) Automation Analyst
11 42 (7.01%) Senior Analyst
12 37 (6.18%) QA Automation Engineer
13 36 (6.01%) Senior Software Engineer
14 34 (5.68%) Software Tester
15 33 (5.51%) QA Tester
16 31 (5.18%) Senior Test Analyst
17 30 (5.01%) Test Manager
18 29 (4.84%) Senior Test Engineer
19 28 (4.67%) Automation Tester
20 26 (4.34%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (21.70%) .NET
2 112 (18.70%) XML
3 110 (18.36%) Web Services
4 80 (13.36%) HTML
5 53 (8.85%) J2EE
6 41 (6.84%) Spring
7 30 (5.01%) SOAP
8 28 (4.67%) .NET Framework
9 26 (4.34%) Middleware
10 25 (4.17%) CSS
11 20 (3.34%) LAMP
12 17 (2.84%) ASP.NET
13 14 (2.34%) HTML5
14 12 (2.00%) CSS3
14 12 (2.00%) Gherkin
15 11 (1.84%) Spring MVC
16 10 (1.67%) EJB
16 10 (1.67%) JSP
16 10 (1.67%) XSLT
17 9 (1.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (12.35%) Computer Science
3 67 (11.19%) Mathematics
4 35 (5.84%) Client/Server
5 28 (4.67%) N-Tier
6 25 (4.17%) Open Source
7 18 (3.01%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.84%) Clustering
10 9 (1.50%) Chemistry
10 9 (1.50%) Life Science
11 6 (1.00%) User Experience
11 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.83%) Firmware
13 4 (0.67%) DTV
13 4 (0.67%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (0.67%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.67%) iPad
14 3 (0.50%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.36%) Windows
2 48 (8.01%) UNIX
3 41 (6.84%) Linux
4 25 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 23 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.50%) Solaris
8 5 (0.83%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.50%) Android
9 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.33%) AIX
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (61.10%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (24.87%) Test Scripting
3 143 (23.87%) Software Testing
4 108 (18.03%) Test Management
5 103 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (17.20%) Automated Testing
6 93 (15.53%) Regression Testing
7 89 (14.86%) Scrum
8 86 (14.36%) Manual Testing
9 85 (14.19%) Test Strategy
10 84 (14.02%) TDD
11 80 (13.36%) Software Engineering
12 75 (12.52%) BDD
12 75 (12.52%) Automation Testing
13 73 (12.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 71 (11.85%) Performance Testing
14 71 (11.85%) Unit Testing
14 71 (11.85%) Integration Testing
15 66 (11.02%) Workflow
16 55 (9.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 325 (54.26%) SQL
2 236 (39.40%) Java
3 185 (30.88%) C#
4 71 (11.85%) C++
5 69 (11.52%) JavaScript
6 47 (7.85%) VBScript
7 46 (7.68%) Python
8 39 (6.51%) PHP
9 25 (4.17%) Perl
10 19 (3.17%) C
11 17 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.34%) VB
13 12 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.50%) Delphi
16 2 (0.33%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.33%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.33%) Ruby
16 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 178 (29.72%) ISEB
2 156 (26.04%) Degree
3 133 (22.20%) ISTQB
4 54 (9.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (7.35%) Security Cleared
6 37 (6.18%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.50%) PhD
8 5 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (28.71%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (2.84%) Active Directory
1 17 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.17%) VMware ESX
2 7 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.17%) vSphere
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 165 (27.55%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.00%) Netcool
2 12 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.33%) Control-M
5 2 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (15.36%) Oracle
2 91 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 84 (14.02%) HP
4 17 (2.84%) VMware
5 11 (1.84%) Fujitsu
6 9 (1.50%) Telerik
7 8 (1.34%) SunGard
8 7 (1.17%) Citrix
8 7 (1.17%) NetApp
8 7 (1.17%) Veritas
8 7 (1.17%) McAfee
9 6 (1.00%) SAP
9 6 (1.00%) IBM
10 5 (0.83%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.83%) JBoss
11 3 (0.50%) Capita
12 2 (0.33%) Avaya
12 2 (0.33%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.33%) Mitel
13 1 (0.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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