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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 175 195 205
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 312 332 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.78% 1.59% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.86% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 264 310 263
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
15155 17826 18380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.25% 85.41% 83.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12601 14805 14215
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Berkshire +16 83 £45,000 -7.69% 5
Hampshire +13 77 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Surrey -30 64 £50,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +24 41 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 16 £57,500 +35.29%
East Sussex +16 14 £30,000 -20.00% 1
West Sussex +24 12 £35,000 -25.53% 1
Kent -1 5 £47,500 +5.55%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 493 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (57.21%) Selenium
3 237 (37.56%) Java
4 230 (36.45%) QA
5 200 (31.70%) C#
6 156 (24.72%) SQL
7 154 (24.41%) Test Scripting
8 148 (23.45%) Software Testing
9 147 (23.30%) Windows
10 141 (22.35%) Scrum
11 140 (22.19%) Linux
11 140 (22.19%) ISTQB
12 137 (21.71%) Finance
13 127 (20.13%) ISEB
14 126 (19.97%) WebDriver
15 124 (19.65%) Test Strategy
16 123 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
17 121 (19.18%) JMeter
18 116 (18.38%) Automated Testing
18 116 (18.38%) JavaScript
19 113 (17.91%) HP UFT
20 112 (17.75%) Degree
20 112 (17.75%) Mentoring
21 110 (17.43%) SDLC
22 106 (16.80%) Microsoft
23 102 (16.16%) Python
24 100 (15.85%) .NET
25 98 (15.53%) C++
25 98 (15.53%) Manual Testing
26 95 (15.06%) Performance Testing

Test Automation
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 57 (9.03%) CMS
2 15 (2.38%) Confluence
3 14 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.90%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.74%) Apache
5 11 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.27%) nginx
6 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.11%) JBoss
8 4 (0.63%) CICS
8 4 (0.63%) IIS
9 3 (0.48%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (5.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.48%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.71%) SaaS
2 23 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.74%) IaaS
5 11 (1.74%) PaaS
6 10 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.48%) Route 53
7 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.13%) Internet
2 29 (4.60%) DNS
2 29 (4.60%) Firewall
2 29 (4.60%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.74%) VoIP
4 10 (1.58%) ATM
5 8 (1.27%) SMTP
6 7 (1.11%) HTTP
6 7 (1.11%) IPv4
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.34%) MySQL
2 30 (4.75%) MongoDB
3 29 (4.60%) Big Data
4 28 (4.44%) SQL Server
5 18 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.69%) Oracle ODI
7 14 (2.22%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.90%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.58%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.11%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.79%) DB2
13 5 (0.79%) Redis
13 5 (0.79%) Riak
14 4 (0.63%) Sqoop
15 3 (0.48%) MariaDB
16 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 1 (0.16%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 361 (57.21%) Selenium
2 126 (19.97%) WebDriver
3 121 (19.18%) JMeter
4 113 (17.91%) HP UFT
5 92 (14.58%) JIRA
6 59 (9.35%) Jenkins
6 59 (9.35%) SoapUI
7 56 (8.87%) Cucumber
7 56 (8.87%) Visual Studio
8 55 (8.72%) NUnit
9 54 (8.56%) TestNG
10 53 (8.40%) LoadRunner
11 43 (6.81%) Ranorex
12 39 (6.18%) SpecFlow
13 38 (6.02%) Bugzilla
14 37 (5.86%) JUnit
15 32 (5.07%) MSTest
15 32 (5.07%) Testopia
16 31 (4.91%) Gatling
17 26 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 137 (21.71%) Finance
2 42 (6.66%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.49%) Aerospace
4 19 (3.01%) Automotive
5 17 (2.69%) Back Office
6 15 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.90%) Banking
8 11 (1.74%) Publishing
9 10 (1.58%) Retail
10 8 (1.27%) Legal
11 7 (1.11%) Marketing
12 6 (0.95%) Games
13 5 (0.79%) Electronics
13 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.79%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (23.14%) Tester
2 105 (16.64%) Test Engineer
3 103 (16.32%) Analyst
4 97 (15.37%) Test Analyst
5 94 (14.90%) Developer
6 90 (14.26%) Automation Tester
7 72 (11.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 63 (9.98%) Software Engineer
9 51 (8.08%) QA Engineer
10 47 (7.45%) Selenium Tester
10 47 (7.45%) Test Manager
11 46 (7.29%) QA Tester
12 44 (6.97%) Automation Test Analyst
13 42 (6.66%) Automation Test Lead
13 42 (6.66%) Test Leader
14 41 (6.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 40 (6.34%) Senior Tester
16 34 (5.39%) Senior Software Engineer
17 33 (5.23%) Test Automation Developer
18 31 (4.91%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (15.85%) .NET
2 90 (14.26%) HTML
3 72 (11.41%) XML
4 55 (8.72%) ASP.NET
5 51 (8.08%) SOAP
6 41 (6.50%) Ajax
7 40 (6.34%) Web Services
8 33 (5.23%) Spring
9 31 (4.91%) JSON
10 28 (4.44%) REST
11 27 (4.28%) RESTful
12 23 (3.65%) AngularJS
13 22 (3.49%) CSS
14 20 (3.17%) Java EE
15 18 (2.85%) XML Schema
16 11 (1.74%) jQuery
16 11 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
16 11 (1.74%) React
17 9 (1.43%) KnockoutJS
17 9 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.34%) Computer Science
2 39 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.86%) Client/Server
4 31 (4.91%) N-Tier
5 18 (2.85%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.85%) Data Integration
5 18 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (2.54%) Social Media
6 16 (2.54%) User Experience
7 15 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.90%) Wiki
9 10 (1.58%) Clustering
10 9 (1.43%) Social Network
11 8 (1.27%) Fintech
12 6 (0.95%) Blog
13 5 (0.79%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.79%) PKI
13 5 (0.79%) Replication
13 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 147 (23.30%) Windows
2 140 (22.19%) Linux
3 49 (7.77%) Unix
4 35 (5.55%) Mac OS X
5 17 (2.69%) Solaris
6 12 (1.90%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.11%) Android
8 5 (0.79%) AIX
8 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (24.41%) Test Scripting
3 148 (23.45%) Software Testing
4 141 (22.35%) Scrum
5 124 (19.65%) Test Strategy
6 123 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (18.38%) Automated Testing
8 112 (17.75%) Mentoring
9 110 (17.43%) SDLC
10 98 (15.53%) Manual Testing
11 95 (15.06%) Performance Testing
12 93 (14.74%) Software Engineering
13 87 (13.79%) Functional Testing
14 85 (13.47%) TDD
15 81 (12.84%) Regression Testing
16 80 (12.68%) BDD
17 78 (12.36%) Defect Management
17 78 (12.36%) Open Source
18 69 (10.94%) Non-Functional Testing
19 68 (10.78%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 237 (37.56%) Java
2 200 (31.70%) C#
3 156 (24.72%) SQL
4 116 (18.38%) JavaScript
5 102 (16.16%) Python
6 98 (15.53%) C++
7 76 (12.04%) Perl
8 59 (9.35%) Ruby
9 52 (8.24%) C
10 45 (7.13%) VB
11 28 (4.44%) VBScript
12 27 (4.28%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.22%) PHP
14 11 (1.74%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.58%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.79%) Groovy
16 5 (0.79%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.63%) COBOL
17 4 (0.63%) REXX
17 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 140 (22.19%) ISTQB
2 127 (20.13%) ISEB
3 112 (17.75%) Degree
4 76 (12.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 34 (5.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 31 (4.91%) Security Cleared
7 27 (4.28%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.32%) AAT
9 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.32%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (36.45%) QA
2 8 (1.27%) SDET
3 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.06%) Docker
3 9 (1.43%) HDFS
4 7 (1.11%) KVM
4 7 (1.11%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (11.89%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.27%) Kibana
2 8 (1.27%) Puppet
3 6 (0.95%) Control-M
4 5 (0.79%) Ambari
4 5 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.48%) Graylog
6 3 (0.48%) logstash
6 3 (0.48%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 106 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.87%) Sophos
3 39 (6.18%) HP
4 37 (5.86%) Oracle
5 28 (4.44%) VMware
6 16 (2.54%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.22%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.58%) SAP
9 8 (1.27%) Cadence
9 8 (1.27%) IBM
10 5 (0.79%) Telerik
11 3 (0.48%) TSYS
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco
12 2 (0.32%) CODA
12 2 (0.32%) T-Plan
13 1 (0.16%) ATG
13 1 (0.16%) Avaya
13 1 (0.16%) Genesys
13 1 (0.16%) hybris
13 1 (0.16%) Sun
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 60k per year + Holidays, Pension and Discounts.
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Neilson Financial Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 19 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago