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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 193 199 267
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +68
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 319 280 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.51% 1.24% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.54% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 292 230 133
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 £32,500 £30,000 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £52,500 £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
17568 18231 16807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.09% 80.95% 78.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14434 14128 13671
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 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +23 103 £55,000 +25.71% 9
Hampshire +47 79 £43,500 +2.35% 8
Berkshire +14 54 £52,500 +23.52% 9
Oxfordshire +9 35 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -25 22 £47,500 +31.94%
Kent +1 15 £45,000 +50.00% 3
West Sussex -15 8 £47,000 +17.50%
East Sussex +10 2 £40,500 +8.00% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 355 (62.06%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (54.90%) Selenium
3 217 (37.94%) QA
4 193 (33.74%) Java
5 161 (28.15%) SQL
5 161 (28.15%) TDD
6 153 (26.75%) Scrum
7 150 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
8 149 (26.05%) C#
9 148 (25.87%) WebDriver
10 141 (24.65%) Software Testing
11 120 (20.98%) Jenkins
12 118 (20.63%) Linux
13 116 (20.28%) Finance
14 115 (20.10%) Ruby
15 114 (19.93%) UNIX
16 108 (18.88%) ISTQB
17 107 (18.71%) Automated Testing
18 104 (18.18%) Automation Testing
19 99 (17.31%) Python
20 96 (16.78%) Degree
21 95 (16.61%) Web Services
22 94 (16.43%) Test Strategy
23 89 (15.56%) XML
24 86 (15.03%) HP UFT
25 85 (14.86%) Test Scripting
26 84 (14.69%) JMeter
27 83 (14.51%) JavaScript
28 82 (14.34%) ISEB
28 82 (14.34%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (3.50%) IIS
2 15 (2.62%) Apache
3 14 (2.45%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.40%) Confluence
6 6 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.52%) Mule
7 3 (0.52%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.52%) JBoss
8 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 2 (0.35%) Node.js
9 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.35%) Summit
3 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.15%) SaaS
2 8 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.80%) Internet
2 14 (2.45%) VoIP
3 13 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.05%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.70%) GSM
5 4 (0.70%) UMTS
5 4 (0.70%) LTE
6 3 (0.52%) HTTP
7 2 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) ATM
7 2 (0.35%) 4G
7 2 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.35%) 3G
7 2 (0.35%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
8 1 (0.17%) MVNO
8 1 (0.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.82%) MySQL
3 34 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.32%) Big Data
6 15 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.45%) OLAP
7 14 (2.45%) OLAP Cube
8 12 (2.10%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.92%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.52%) Siebel EIM
13 2 (0.35%) HBase
13 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 314 (54.90%) Selenium
2 148 (25.87%) WebDriver
3 120 (20.98%) Jenkins
4 86 (15.03%) HP UFT
5 84 (14.69%) JMeter
6 57 (9.97%) JIRA
6 57 (9.97%) RSpec
7 54 (9.44%) NUnit
8 49 (8.57%) Cucumber
9 40 (6.99%) SoapUI
9 40 (6.99%) WATIR
10 32 (5.59%) JUnit
11 31 (5.42%) RubyGems
12 25 (4.37%) SpecFlow
12 25 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (4.02%) TestNG
13 23 (4.02%) Visual Studio
14 21 (3.67%) Maven
15 20 (3.50%) Subversion
16 16 (2.80%) NSubstitute
General
1 116 (20.28%) Finance
2 42 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.97%) Manufacturing
3 17 (2.97%) Marketing
4 16 (2.80%) Banking
4 16 (2.80%) Electronics
5 13 (2.27%) Publishing
6 9 (1.57%) Automotive
7 7 (1.22%) Retail
8 6 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.05%) Games
9 4 (0.70%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 129 (22.55%) Developer
2 103 (18.01%) Test Engineer
3 85 (14.86%) Analyst
4 77 (13.46%) Automation Engineer
5 69 (12.06%) Test Analyst
6 63 (11.01%) Test Automation Engineer
7 55 (9.62%) Test Manager
7 55 (9.62%) Software Engineer
8 54 (9.44%) Tester
9 47 (8.22%) QA Engineer
10 46 (8.04%) Senior Developer
11 44 (7.69%) Team Leader
12 38 (6.64%) Test Team Leader
13 28 (4.90%) Java Developer
14 27 (4.72%) Test Leader
15 24 (4.20%) QA Analyst
16 23 (4.02%) Software Manager
17 22 (3.85%) Automation Team Leader
18 20 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
19 19 (3.32%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (16.61%) Web Services
2 89 (15.56%) XML
3 61 (10.66%) HTML
4 52 (9.09%) .NET
5 35 (6.12%) CSS
5 35 (6.12%) SOAP
5 35 (6.12%) RESTful
6 26 (4.55%) Spring
7 24 (4.20%) Ajax
7 24 (4.20%) LAMP
8 23 (4.02%) Java EE
9 20 (3.50%) ASP.NET
10 19 (3.32%) REST
11 18 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (2.97%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.62%) J2EE
14 14 (2.45%) XSL
15 13 (2.27%) XML Schema
16 12 (2.10%) .NET Framework
17 11 (1.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.01%) Computer Science
2 41 (7.17%) N-Tier
3 34 (5.94%) Client/Server
4 33 (5.77%) Mathematics
5 24 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.32%) Data Integration
7 17 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.45%) DTV
9 12 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.92%) Clustering
11 6 (1.05%) Physics
11 6 (1.05%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.70%) EMV
12 4 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.52%) User Experience
13 3 (0.52%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 118 (20.63%) Linux
2 114 (19.93%) UNIX
3 74 (12.94%) Windows
4 13 (2.27%) Solaris
5 10 (1.75%) Android
6 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (62.06%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (28.15%) TDD
3 153 (26.75%) Scrum
4 150 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
5 141 (24.65%) Software Testing
6 107 (18.71%) Automated Testing
7 104 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 94 (16.43%) Test Strategy
9 85 (14.86%) Test Scripting
10 82 (14.34%) Software Engineering
11 71 (12.41%) Unit Testing
12 68 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 68 (11.89%) BDD
13 67 (11.71%) Test Management
14 63 (11.01%) Manual Testing
15 61 (10.66%) Mentoring
16 54 (9.44%) Performance Testing
17 52 (9.09%) Regression Testing
18 47 (8.22%) OO
19 46 (8.04%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 193 (33.74%) Java
2 161 (28.15%) SQL
3 149 (26.05%) C#
4 115 (20.10%) Ruby
5 99 (17.31%) Python
6 83 (14.51%) JavaScript
7 49 (8.57%) PHP
8 47 (8.22%) Perl
9 43 (7.52%) C++
10 40 (6.99%) C
11 23 (4.02%) VBScript
12 22 (3.85%) VB
13 15 (2.62%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.10%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.05%) XPath
17 5 (0.87%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.70%) Embedded C
19 3 (0.52%) Embedded C++
19 3 (0.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 108 (18.88%) ISTQB
2 96 (16.78%) Degree
3 82 (14.34%) ISEB
4 40 (6.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (5.42%) Security Cleared
6 26 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.40%) PhD
8 3 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.52%) Siebel Certification
8 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (37.94%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.70%) Docker
3 2 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.22%) Puppet
2 7 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.70%) Ansible
3 4 (0.70%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (8.39%) Oracle
2 45 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.77%) HP
4 20 (3.50%) SAP
5 18 (3.15%) IBM
6 17 (2.97%) VMware
7 13 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.57%) TOWER Software
8 9 (1.57%) hybris
9 6 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.05%) Siebel
10 4 (0.70%) BEA
11 3 (0.52%) Citrix
11 3 (0.52%) Telerik
11 3 (0.52%) Informatica
12 2 (0.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (0.35%) F5
12 2 (0.35%) Computacenter
12 2 (0.35%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.35%) McAfee
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