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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 206 258 212
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -46
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 290 191 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.21% 0.85% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.12% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 248 134 233
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £28,350 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18838 17086 18386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.35% 76.12% 75.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14894 13837 15749
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +16 99 £47,500 +3.26% 13
Hampshire +29 40 £37,500 -46.42% 5
Berkshire -17 40 £45,000 -30.76% 6
Oxfordshire +8 32 £46,250 +2.77% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 28 £34,000 +21.42% 3
West Sussex +15 19 £45,000 +2.27%
Kent - 16 £36,000 - 1
East Sussex -22 7 £44,908 -40.12% 1
Middlesex +6 4 £57,500 -23.33%
Sussex - 3 £47,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 192 (43.24%) SQL
1 192 (43.24%) QA
2 186 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (38.74%) Degree
4 157 (35.36%) Selenium
5 154 (34.68%) Java
6 127 (28.60%) C#
6 127 (28.60%) Finance
7 125 (28.15%) .NET
7 125 (28.15%) ISEB
8 104 (23.42%) Software Testing
9 94 (21.17%) ISTQB
10 88 (19.82%) Test Strategy
11 86 (19.37%) Test Scripting
12 84 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
13 77 (17.34%) Microsoft
14 76 (17.12%) C++
15 69 (15.54%) HP Quality Center
16 67 (15.09%) Mathematics
17 66 (14.86%) Automated Testing
18 62 (13.96%) Scrum
19 59 (13.29%) Computer Science
20 58 (13.06%) Linux
21 55 (12.39%) Windows
22 54 (12.16%) HP
23 52 (11.71%) Python
23 52 (11.71%) XML
24 51 (11.49%) HTML
25 47 (10.59%) OO
26 46 (10.36%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (2.03%) Apache
2 6 (1.35%) CMS
3 5 (1.13%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.13%) IIS
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.23%) SAS
6 1 (0.23%) Node.js
6 1 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.60%) SaaS
3 8 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.28%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.70%) HTTP
3 11 (2.48%) NAS
4 4 (0.90%) SMS
4 4 (0.90%) DNS
4 4 (0.90%) FTP
4 4 (0.90%) Internet
4 4 (0.90%) Firewall
5 3 (0.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.63%) NoSQL
2 24 (5.41%) MySQL
3 21 (4.73%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.83%) Big Data
5 16 (3.60%) Riak
5 16 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 157 (35.36%) Selenium
2 84 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 46 (10.36%) WebDriver
4 27 (6.08%) TestComplete
4 27 (6.08%) SoapUI
5 25 (5.63%) WinRunner
5 25 (5.63%) Ranorex
6 23 (5.18%) JIRA
7 22 (4.95%) JMeter
8 20 (4.50%) Visual Studio
9 15 (3.38%) NUnit
9 15 (3.38%) JUnit
9 15 (3.38%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.70%) Maven
11 11 (2.48%) Hudson
11 11 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.48%) TestNG
11 11 (2.48%) MbUnit
12 9 (2.03%) Ant
12 9 (2.03%) Jasmine
General
1 127 (28.60%) Finance
2 16 (3.60%) Banking
3 14 (3.15%) Marketing
3 14 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.70%) Retail
4 12 (2.70%) Back Office
5 9 (2.03%) Publishing
6 8 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.58%) Law
7 7 (1.58%) Military
8 6 (1.35%) Legal
8 6 (1.35%) Front Office
9 5 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.45%) Games
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 157 (35.36%) Analyst
2 134 (30.18%) Test Analyst
3 121 (27.25%) Tester
4 102 (22.97%) Test Engineer
5 63 (14.19%) QA Analyst
6 58 (13.06%) QA Engineer
7 56 (12.61%) Developer
8 43 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
8 43 (9.68%) QA Tester
9 42 (9.46%) Automation Analyst
10 38 (8.56%) Software Engineer
11 33 (7.43%) Automation Tester
12 31 (6.98%) QA Automation Engineer
12 31 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
13 30 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
14 29 (6.53%) Consultant
15 28 (6.31%) Test Consultant
16 27 (6.08%) Software Tester
17 23 (5.18%) Test Manager
17 23 (5.18%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (28.15%) .NET
2 52 (11.71%) XML
3 51 (11.49%) HTML
4 43 (9.68%) Web Services
5 25 (5.63%) J2EE
6 24 (5.41%) .NET Framework
7 20 (4.50%) Middleware
8 19 (4.28%) SOAP
9 18 (4.05%) JSF
10 17 (3.83%) Spring
10 17 (3.83%) ASP.NET
11 16 (3.60%) Ajax
12 14 (3.15%) CSS
13 8 (1.80%) JSON
14 7 (1.58%) Swing
14 7 (1.58%) HTML5
15 6 (1.35%) CSS3
15 6 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (1.35%) POSIX
15 6 (1.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.09%) Mathematics
2 59 (13.29%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (5.18%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.15%) Open Source
7 8 (1.80%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.13%) New Media
10 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.68%) Chemistry
11 3 (0.68%) Life Science
11 3 (0.68%) iPad
12 2 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.45%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.45%) IPTV
13 1 (0.23%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.06%) Linux
2 55 (12.39%) Windows
3 45 (10.14%) UNIX
4 6 (1.35%) Android
4 6 (1.35%) Debian
5 4 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.90%) AIX
6 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (23.42%) Software Testing
3 88 (19.82%) Test Strategy
4 86 (19.37%) Test Scripting
5 66 (14.86%) Automated Testing
6 62 (13.96%) Scrum
7 47 (10.59%) OO
8 46 (10.36%) System Testing
9 44 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (9.91%) Performance Testing
10 43 (9.68%) TDD
11 42 (9.46%) Test Management
12 40 (9.01%) Manual Testing
13 39 (8.78%) BDD
14 37 (8.33%) Automation Testing
15 36 (8.11%) Software Engineering
16 35 (7.88%) User Stories
17 33 (7.43%) Analytics
18 26 (5.86%) Integration Testing
18 26 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (43.24%) SQL
2 154 (34.68%) Java
3 127 (28.60%) C#
4 76 (17.12%) C++
5 52 (11.71%) Python
6 44 (9.91%) Perl
7 43 (9.68%) JavaScript
8 36 (8.11%) VBScript
9 26 (5.86%) C
10 25 (5.63%) Delphi
10 25 (5.63%) VB
11 16 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.60%) Ruby
12 13 (2.93%) PHP
13 9 (2.03%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.35%) sed
15 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.35%) AWK
Qualifications
1 172 (38.74%) Degree
2 125 (28.15%) ISEB
3 94 (21.17%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.15%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.68%) PhD
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (43.24%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.45%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (2.48%) NFS
1 11 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.45%) KVM
4 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 69 (15.54%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.80%) Legato
3 4 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.45%) SCCM
4 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.45%) Netcool
4 2 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.45%) WMI
5 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.16%) HP
3 30 (6.76%) Oracle
4 19 (4.28%) VMware
5 12 (2.70%) Hitachi
6 9 (2.03%) Veritas
7 6 (1.35%) SunGard
8 5 (1.13%) SOASTA, Inc
9 4 (0.90%) Citrix
9 4 (0.90%) Google
10 3 (0.68%) ION Trading
10 3 (0.68%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.45%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.45%) Splunk
11 2 (0.45%) JBoss
12 1 (0.23%) McAfee
12 1 (0.23%) SAP
12 1 (0.23%) IBM
12 1 (0.23%) Fujitsu
Hampshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum Comprehensive beneifts package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension (10%), Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 8 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 10 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Family Investments
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 19 days ago