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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 189 252 281
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 302 160 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 0.79% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.99% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 258 117 154
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
16532 16239 17318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.91% 80.24% 77.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13340 12832 14779
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 £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +70 113 £42,500 -10.52% 9
Berkshire +9 79 £45,000 -2.70% 11
Hampshire +17 59 £32,500 -10.34% 5
East Sussex -7 20 £40,000 - 2
Kent +7 10 £42,500 +26.86% 1
West Sussex -11 10 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £35,000 -36.36%
Oxfordshire -6 1 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 343 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (46.79%) SQL
3 297 (46.48%) Selenium
4 252 (39.44%) Java
5 182 (28.48%) QA
5 182 (28.48%) WebDriver
6 180 (28.17%) ISEB
7 179 (28.01%) C#
8 155 (24.26%) HP Quality Center
9 154 (24.10%) Test Scripting
10 149 (23.32%) Finance
11 146 (22.85%) Software Testing
12 138 (21.60%) ISTQB
13 136 (21.28%) QuickTest Pro
14 134 (20.97%) Software Engineering
15 131 (20.50%) Automated Testing
16 119 (18.62%) Web Services
17 110 (17.21%) Windows
18 105 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
19 101 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
19 101 (15.81%) Oracle
20 96 (15.02%) Python
21 95 (14.87%) Scrum
22 93 (14.55%) Test Strategy
23 92 (14.40%) TDD
23 92 (14.40%) Microsoft
24 91 (14.24%) XML
24 91 (14.24%) Test Management
25 90 (14.08%) SQL Server
25 90 (14.08%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (2.97%) WebLogic
2 18 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (1.88%) IIS
5 11 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.25%) Confluence
7 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.63%) Apache
8 4 (0.63%) Mule
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.47%) Drupal
9 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.31%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 43 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.38%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS Project
3 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.97%) SaaS
2 7 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.97%) LAN
1 19 (2.97%) WAN
2 13 (2.03%) Internet
3 9 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.78%) Intranet
5 4 (0.63%) Wireless
5 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.31%) SSL
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) VoIP
6 2 (0.31%) HTTP
6 2 (0.31%) Firewall
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) MGCP
7 1 (0.16%) RTP
7 1 (0.16%) SS7
7 1 (0.16%) Megaco
7 1 (0.16%) ISUP
7 1 (0.16%) H.323
7 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 73 (11.42%) MySQL
3 31 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.29%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.13%) Big Data
6 19 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.94%) MS Access
7 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 297 (46.48%) Selenium
2 182 (28.48%) WebDriver
3 136 (21.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 83 (12.99%) JMeter
5 81 (12.68%) JIRA
6 70 (10.95%) Jenkins
7 62 (9.70%) SoapUI
8 48 (7.51%) Cucumber
8 48 (7.51%) Visual Studio
9 38 (5.95%) JUnit
10 36 (5.63%) TestNG
11 33 (5.16%) NUnit
12 30 (4.69%) LoadRunner
13 29 (4.54%) Git (software)
13 29 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (4.07%) SpecFlow
15 22 (3.44%) WinRunner
16 21 (3.29%) Rhino Mocks
17 20 (3.13%) WatiN
17 20 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 149 (23.32%) Finance
2 27 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.76%) Legal
4 18 (2.82%) Retail
5 16 (2.50%) Banking
6 10 (1.56%) Publishing
7 9 (1.41%) Marketing
8 8 (1.25%) Automotive
9 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.78%) Advertising
10 4 (0.63%) Electronics
11 3 (0.47%) Front Office
12 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 152 (23.79%) Analyst
2 133 (20.81%) Test Analyst
3 129 (20.19%) Tester
4 113 (17.68%) Test Engineer
5 95 (14.87%) Software Engineer
6 83 (12.99%) Developer
7 73 (11.42%) Automation Engineer
8 42 (6.57%) Software Tester
9 37 (5.79%) QA Engineer
10 36 (5.63%) Team Leader
10 36 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
11 31 (4.85%) Test Manager
11 31 (4.85%) Automation Tester
12 29 (4.54%) Senior Analyst
13 28 (4.38%) Test Team Leader
13 28 (4.38%) Senior Tester
13 28 (4.38%) Software Test Engineer
13 28 (4.38%) Test Automation Engineer
14 26 (4.07%) Senior Test Analyst
15 21 (3.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (18.62%) Web Services
2 91 (14.24%) XML
3 75 (11.74%) .NET
4 61 (9.55%) HTML
5 59 (9.23%) LAMP
6 29 (4.54%) Spring
7 28 (4.38%) J2EE
8 18 (2.82%) Gherkin
9 16 (2.50%) Middleware
10 13 (2.03%) SOAP
10 13 (2.03%) Struts
10 13 (2.03%) Swing
11 12 (1.88%) CSS
12 11 (1.72%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.72%) WPF
13 9 (1.41%) EJB
13 9 (1.41%) SWT
13 9 (1.41%) Spring MVC
14 8 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (1.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.39%) Computer Science
2 59 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.79%) Mathematics
4 33 (5.16%) Client/Server
4 33 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (5.01%) Open Source
6 26 (4.07%) N-Tier
7 22 (3.44%) Clustering
8 20 (3.13%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.88%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (1.88%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.10%) Wiki
11 6 (0.94%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.78%) Replication
13 4 (0.63%) User Experience
13 4 (0.63%) iPad
13 4 (0.63%) Physics
13 4 (0.63%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 110 (17.21%) Windows
2 71 (11.11%) UNIX
3 56 (8.76%) Linux
4 37 (5.79%) Windows XP
5 31 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 23 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (3.60%) Solaris
8 8 (1.25%) AIX
8 8 (1.25%) Android
9 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (24.10%) Test Scripting
3 146 (22.85%) Software Testing
4 134 (20.97%) Software Engineering
5 131 (20.50%) Automated Testing
6 105 (16.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 101 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (14.87%) Scrum
9 93 (14.55%) Test Strategy
10 92 (14.40%) TDD
11 91 (14.24%) Test Management
12 84 (13.15%) Workflow
13 83 (12.99%) Regression Testing
14 79 (12.36%) Manual Testing
15 75 (11.74%) Automation Testing
16 71 (11.11%) BDD
17 62 (9.70%) Mentoring
18 61 (9.55%) Unit Testing
19 52 (8.14%) Integration Testing
19 52 (8.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 299 (46.79%) SQL
2 252 (39.44%) Java
3 179 (28.01%) C#
4 96 (15.02%) Python
5 90 (14.08%) JavaScript
6 88 (13.77%) C++
7 71 (11.11%) PHP
8 49 (7.67%) Perl
9 44 (6.89%) Ruby
10 38 (5.95%) C
11 19 (2.97%) VBScript
12 18 (2.82%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.88%) Embedded C
13 12 (1.88%) Embedded C++
14 11 (1.72%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.56%) VB
16 8 (1.25%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.25%) Delphi
17 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 180 (28.17%) ISEB
2 138 (21.60%) ISTQB
3 88 (13.77%) Degree
4 55 (8.61%) Security Cleared
5 47 (7.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (6.26%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.72%) PhD
8 9 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.63%) CSQA
11 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (28.48%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) JTAG
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.10%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.63%) Firmware
5 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 155 (24.26%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
2 18 (2.82%) Netcool
2 18 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (0.78%) Control-M
4 2 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (15.81%) Oracle
2 92 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 90 (14.08%) HP
4 18 (2.82%) Citrix
4 18 (2.82%) Veritas
4 18 (2.82%) McAfee
5 14 (2.19%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.56%) VMware
7 8 (1.25%) Fujitsu
8 7 (1.10%) NetApp
9 6 (0.94%) IBM
9 6 (0.94%) Fidessa
10 3 (0.47%) Capita
11 2 (0.31%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.31%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.16%) Google
12 1 (0.16%) Huawei
12 1 (0.16%) SAP
12 1 (0.16%) Cisco
12 1 (0.16%) Ericsson
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Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Zurich
Posted: Yesterday
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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White Horse Employment Network Limited
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, 25 days holiday, Pens
Posted: Yesterday
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Annapurna
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
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Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP To 45k +Benefits
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum BONUS, 25 days holiday, Pension, Pri
Posted: 5 days ago
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
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Salary: to £35,000
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