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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 179 217 229
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 319 283 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.73% 1.36% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.59% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 279 259 233
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
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
15864 17847 18666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.07% 85.50% 83.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13352 14423 14707
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +47 87 £45,000 -14.28% 9
Hampshire +9 85 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Surrey +4 60 £52,500 -4.54% 8
Oxfordshire -16 43 £53,500 +7.00% 2
West Sussex +6 18 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £37,000 -26.00% 5
Kent +12 10 £50,000 +11.11%
East Sussex +10 6 £45,000 +12.23% 3
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 440 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (55.82%) Selenium
3 236 (37.64%) QA
4 227 (36.20%) Java
5 196 (31.26%) C#
6 180 (28.71%) SQL
7 172 (27.43%) Windows
8 150 (23.92%) Finance
9 138 (22.01%) WebDriver
10 137 (21.85%) Test Scripting
10 137 (21.85%) Software Testing
11 132 (21.05%) Linux
12 128 (20.41%) ISTQB
13 123 (19.62%) Automated Testing
14 119 (18.98%) Test Strategy
15 118 (18.82%) HP UFT
16 114 (18.18%) JavaScript
17 113 (18.02%) JMeter
18 112 (17.86%) Scrum
18 112 (17.86%) ISEB
18 112 (17.86%) JIRA
19 110 (17.54%) Mentoring
20 106 (16.91%) Degree
21 103 (16.43%) Regression Testing
22 101 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
23 97 (15.47%) BDD
24 94 (14.99%) Python
25 91 (14.51%) XML
26 90 (14.35%) Manual Testing
27 88 (14.04%) Automation 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 51 (8.13%) CMS
2 13 (2.07%) Confluence
3 12 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.75%) Apache
5 10 (1.59%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.44%) nginx
6 9 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.28%) JBoss
8 6 (0.96%) IIS
9 5 (0.80%) CICS
10 3 (0.48%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
Applications
1 31 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.96%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.64%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.87%) SaaS
3 17 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.59%) IaaS
4 10 (1.59%) PaaS
5 9 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.26%) Internet
2 21 (3.35%) Firewall
3 20 (3.19%) DNS
3 20 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.87%) VoIP
5 10 (1.59%) HTTP
5 10 (1.59%) IPv4
6 8 (1.28%) SMTP
7 2 (0.32%) VLAN
7 2 (0.32%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.16%) ATM
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.29%) MySQL
2 35 (5.58%) Big Data
3 23 (3.67%) MongoDB
3 23 (3.67%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.19%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
6 17 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.23%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.75%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.28%) Redis
9 8 (1.28%) Riak
10 6 (0.96%) DB2
10 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 350 (55.82%) Selenium
2 138 (22.01%) WebDriver
3 118 (18.82%) HP UFT
4 113 (18.02%) JMeter
5 112 (17.86%) JIRA
6 62 (9.89%) SoapUI
7 59 (9.41%) NUnit
8 52 (8.29%) Jenkins
9 51 (8.13%) Cucumber
10 50 (7.97%) TestNG
11 46 (7.34%) LoadRunner
12 44 (7.02%) Visual Studio
13 43 (6.86%) SpecFlow
14 38 (6.06%) JUnit
14 38 (6.06%) Ranorex
15 35 (5.58%) Bugzilla
16 30 (4.78%) Git (software)
16 30 (4.78%) MSTest
16 30 (4.78%) Subversion
17 24 (3.83%) Testopia
General
1 150 (23.92%) Finance
2 60 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.31%) Banking
4 26 (4.15%) Automotive
5 22 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.51%) Marketing
6 20 (3.19%) Retail
7 17 (2.71%) Electronics
8 15 (2.39%) Back Office
9 14 (2.23%) Aerospace
9 14 (2.23%) Games
10 13 (2.07%) Publishing
11 8 (1.28%) Legal
12 3 (0.48%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (24.08%) Tester
2 115 (18.34%) Test Engineer
3 99 (15.79%) Analyst
4 96 (15.31%) Developer
5 93 (14.83%) Test Analyst
6 88 (14.04%) Automation Tester
7 63 (10.05%) Test Automation Engineer
8 61 (9.73%) Automation Test Lead
9 59 (9.41%) QA Engineer
9 59 (9.41%) Test Leader
10 53 (8.45%) Test Manager
11 44 (7.02%) QA Tester
11 44 (7.02%) Selenium Tester
12 43 (6.86%) Software Engineer
13 40 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
14 38 (6.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 35 (5.58%) Senior Tester
15 35 (5.58%) Test Automation Developer
16 32 (5.10%) Junior
17 31 (4.94%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (14.51%) XML
2 80 (12.76%) HTML
3 68 (10.85%) .NET
4 54 (8.61%) SOAP
5 50 (7.97%) Web Services
6 40 (6.38%) Ajax
7 34 (5.42%) Spring
8 33 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 32 (5.10%) RESTful
10 31 (4.94%) JSON
11 24 (3.83%) CSS
12 22 (3.51%) AngularJS
12 22 (3.51%) Java EE
13 20 (3.19%) REST
13 20 (3.19%) XML Schema
14 11 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (1.44%) J2EE
15 9 (1.44%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (1.44%) React
16 8 (1.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.34%) Client/Server
2 42 (6.70%) Computer Science
3 39 (6.22%) N-Tier
4 34 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.83%) Social Media
6 20 (3.19%) Data Integration
7 12 (1.91%) Clustering
7 12 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.91%) User Experience
8 10 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.44%) Performance Metrics
9 9 (1.44%) PKI
9 9 (1.44%) Social Network
9 9 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.44%) Wiki
10 7 (1.12%) Fintech
11 6 (0.96%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.80%) Replication
12 5 (0.80%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 172 (27.43%) Windows
2 132 (21.05%) Linux
3 67 (10.69%) Unix
4 25 (3.99%) Solaris
5 24 (3.83%) Mac OS X
6 11 (1.75%) Android
7 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.12%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.96%) AIX
11 4 (0.64%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.16%) HPUX
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (21.85%) Software Testing
2 137 (21.85%) Test Scripting
3 123 (19.62%) Automated Testing
4 119 (18.98%) Test Strategy
5 112 (17.86%) Scrum
6 110 (17.54%) Mentoring
7 103 (16.43%) Regression Testing
8 101 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (15.47%) BDD
10 90 (14.35%) Manual Testing
11 88 (14.04%) Automation Testing
12 87 (13.88%) Performance Testing
12 87 (13.88%) TDD
13 80 (12.76%) SDLC
14 77 (12.28%) Functional Testing
15 75 (11.96%) Software Engineering
16 74 (11.80%) Non-Functional Testing
17 73 (11.64%) Unit Testing
18 68 (10.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 227 (36.20%) Java
2 196 (31.26%) C#
3 180 (28.71%) SQL
4 114 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 94 (14.99%) Python
6 73 (11.64%) Perl
7 68 (10.85%) C++
8 57 (9.09%) Ruby
9 50 (7.97%) C
10 29 (4.63%) VB
11 22 (3.51%) VBScript
12 20 (3.19%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.23%) PHP
14 8 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.80%) COBOL
15 5 (0.80%) JCL
16 4 (0.64%) Groovy
16 4 (0.64%) REXX
16 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 128 (20.41%) ISTQB
2 112 (17.86%) ISEB
3 106 (16.91%) Degree
4 51 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (4.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 28 (4.47%) Security Cleared
7 26 (4.15%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (37.64%) QA
2 7 (1.12%) SDET
3 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.91%) Docker
3 10 (1.59%) KVM
3 10 (1.59%) VirtualBox
4 8 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.28%) HDFS
4 8 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.44%) Kibana
3 8 (1.28%) Ambari
3 8 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.12%) Control-M
5 4 (0.64%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) Graylog
7 1 (0.16%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) Puppet
7 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 76 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.06%) Oracle
3 36 (5.74%) Sophos
4 31 (4.94%) HP
5 26 (4.15%) Red Hat
6 21 (3.35%) VMware
7 20 (3.19%) SAP
8 6 (0.96%) CA
8 6 (0.96%) IBM
9 5 (0.80%) Cadence
10 4 (0.64%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.64%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.48%) ATG
11 3 (0.48%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.48%) hybris
11 3 (0.48%) NICE Systems
11 3 (0.48%) Rally
11 3 (0.48%) TSYS
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco
12 2 (0.32%) Telelogic
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