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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 198 211 277
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +66
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 294 263 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 1.16% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.44% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 270 225 138
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
17191 18240 16945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.90% 80.54% 76.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13980 14301 13794
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 +11 90 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Hampshire +39 75 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Berkshire +4 48 £52,500 +31.25% 8
Oxfordshire +28 37 £50,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire -10 19 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Kent +5 13 £45,000 +50.00% 1
West Sussex +2 8 £41,375 +3.43%
East Sussex +26 2 £40,095 +6.92%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 395 (64.97%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (57.57%) Selenium
3 236 (38.82%) Java
4 225 (37.01%) QA
5 200 (32.89%) SQL
6 171 (28.13%) WebDriver
7 158 (25.99%) Software Testing
7 158 (25.99%) TDD
8 155 (25.49%) Scrum
9 148 (24.34%) C#
10 139 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
11 136 (22.37%) Automated Testing
12 126 (20.72%) Jenkins
13 124 (20.39%) Finance
14 123 (20.23%) ISTQB
15 114 (18.75%) Ruby
16 110 (18.09%) UNIX
17 108 (17.76%) Linux
17 108 (17.76%) Python
17 108 (17.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 103 (16.94%) ISEB
19 102 (16.78%) Degree
19 102 (16.78%) Test Strategy
20 101 (16.61%) Web Services
21 100 (16.45%) XML
22 99 (16.28%) JavaScript
22 99 (16.28%) Automation Testing
23 97 (15.95%) Test Scripting
23 97 (15.95%) HP UFT
24 90 (14.80%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 19 (3.13%) IIS
2 14 (2.30%) Apache
3 10 (1.64%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.48%) Confluence
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.49%) Node.js
8 2 (0.33%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.33%) Mule
8 2 (0.33%) CMS
8 2 (0.33%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.33%) JBoss
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.33%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.45%) SaaS
2 8 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.80%) Internet
2 15 (2.47%) VoIP
3 11 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.48%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.66%) LTE
5 4 (0.66%) HTTP
5 4 (0.66%) GSM
5 4 (0.66%) UMTS
6 3 (0.49%) DNS
6 3 (0.49%) Firewall
7 2 (0.33%) 3G
7 2 (0.33%) 4G
7 2 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.33%) ATM
8 1 (0.16%) Broadband
8 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.07%) MySQL
3 31 (5.10%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.63%) Big Data
6 14 (2.30%) OLAP Cube
6 14 (2.30%) OLAP
6 14 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.14%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.49%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.33%) HBase
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 350 (57.57%) Selenium
2 171 (28.13%) WebDriver
3 126 (20.72%) Jenkins
4 97 (15.95%) HP UFT
5 85 (13.98%) JMeter
6 60 (9.87%) JIRA
7 48 (7.89%) RSpec
7 48 (7.89%) NUnit
8 43 (7.07%) Cucumber
9 37 (6.09%) SoapUI
10 36 (5.92%) WATIR
10 36 (5.92%) RubyGems
10 36 (5.92%) Subversion
11 34 (5.59%) Maven
11 34 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (4.77%) TestNG
13 26 (4.28%) Eclipse
13 26 (4.28%) JUnit
14 25 (4.11%) Visual Studio
15 24 (3.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 124 (20.39%) Finance
2 40 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.45%) Banking
4 12 (1.97%) Publishing
4 12 (1.97%) Marketing
4 12 (1.97%) Electronics
5 11 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.15%) Retail
7 6 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 6 (0.99%) Automotive
8 3 (0.49%) Legal
8 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 118 (19.41%) Developer
2 104 (17.11%) Analyst
3 103 (16.94%) Test Engineer
4 86 (14.14%) Test Analyst
5 77 (12.66%) Automation Engineer
6 74 (12.17%) Tester
7 65 (10.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 61 (10.03%) Software Engineer
9 57 (9.38%) Test Manager
10 50 (8.22%) QA Engineer
11 43 (7.07%) Senior Developer
12 36 (5.92%) Team Leader
13 32 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
13 32 (5.26%) Test Leader
14 23 (3.78%) Automation Tester
14 23 (3.78%) Software Tester
14 23 (3.78%) QA Analyst
15 22 (3.62%) Java Developer
15 22 (3.62%) Automation Analyst
15 22 (3.62%) Automation Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (16.61%) Web Services
2 100 (16.45%) XML
3 78 (12.83%) HTML
4 53 (8.72%) .NET
5 39 (6.41%) CSS
6 37 (6.09%) LAMP
7 30 (4.93%) RESTful
8 28 (4.61%) SOAP
9 22 (3.62%) Ajax
10 18 (2.96%) Java EE
11 17 (2.80%) ASP.NET
12 16 (2.63%) Spring
12 16 (2.63%) REST
13 15 (2.47%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (2.30%) XSL
15 13 (2.14%) HTML5
16 11 (1.81%) Gherkin
17 10 (1.64%) JSON
17 10 (1.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.68%) Computer Science
2 42 (6.91%) N-Tier
3 27 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 26 (4.28%) Mathematics
5 19 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 12 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.48%) DTV
9 8 (1.32%) Clustering
9 8 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.99%) Semantic Web
11 5 (0.82%) Wiki
11 5 (0.82%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (0.82%) User Experience
12 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.66%) Physics
12 4 (0.66%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 110 (18.09%) UNIX
2 108 (17.76%) Linux
3 77 (12.66%) Windows
4 14 (2.30%) Solaris
5 10 (1.64%) Android
6 8 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (64.97%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (25.99%) TDD
2 158 (25.99%) Software Testing
3 155 (25.49%) Scrum
4 139 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (22.37%) Automated Testing
6 108 (17.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 102 (16.78%) Test Strategy
8 99 (16.28%) Automation Testing
9 97 (15.95%) Test Scripting
10 90 (14.80%) Software Engineering
11 73 (12.01%) BDD
12 71 (11.68%) Test Management
13 68 (11.18%) Manual Testing
14 60 (9.87%) Unit Testing
15 51 (8.39%) Performance Testing
15 51 (8.39%) Mentoring
16 48 (7.89%) Regression Testing
17 45 (7.40%) SDLC
18 44 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 236 (38.82%) Java
2 200 (32.89%) SQL
3 148 (24.34%) C#
4 114 (18.75%) Ruby
5 108 (17.76%) Python
6 99 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 62 (10.20%) PHP
8 53 (8.72%) Perl
9 46 (7.57%) C++
9 46 (7.57%) C
10 26 (4.28%) T-SQL
11 25 (4.11%) VBScript
12 22 (3.62%) VB
13 21 (3.45%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.48%) XPath
15 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.99%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.82%) Embedded C++
17 2 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (20.23%) ISTQB
2 103 (16.94%) ISEB
3 102 (16.78%) Degree
4 45 (7.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (4.93%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.95%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.81%) PhD
8 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.49%) Siebel Certification
8 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (37.01%) QA
2 3 (0.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.66%) Docker
3 2 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 46 (7.57%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.32%) Puppet
2 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.66%) Ansible
3 4 (0.66%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.73%) Oracle
3 26 (4.28%) HP
4 17 (2.80%) VMware
5 15 (2.47%) IBM
6 14 (2.30%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.97%) SAP
8 6 (0.99%) Siebel
8 6 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.66%) hybris
9 4 (0.66%) BEA
10 3 (0.49%) Informatica
10 3 (0.49%) Telerik
11 2 (0.33%) Computacenter
11 2 (0.33%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.33%) McAfee
11 2 (0.33%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.33%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.33%) EMC
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