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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 229 197 276
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +79
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 252 325 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.31% 1.56% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.85% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 204 283 134
Average salary £45,000 £42,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% -11.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £37,513
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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
16458 17569 17093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.52% 84.16% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13939 14185 13396
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average 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 £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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
Hampshire +32 75 £42,500 +30.76% 8
Surrey -23 74 £45,000 - 9
Berkshire -49 46 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Oxfordshire +30 34 £58,000 +16.00% 3
Kent +5 13 £36,000 -15.29%
East Sussex -9 5 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £40,250 +15.00%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 420 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (52.01%) Selenium
3 243 (39.13%) SQL
4 241 (38.81%) C#
5 232 (37.36%) Java
6 223 (35.91%) QA
7 179 (28.82%) Test Scripting
8 167 (26.89%) WebDriver
9 147 (23.67%) Automated Testing
10 139 (22.38%) Finance
11 137 (22.06%) HP UFT
12 135 (21.74%) Scrum
13 128 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (19.81%) Windows
15 111 (17.87%) Web Services
16 109 (17.55%) JIRA
16 109 (17.55%) Mentoring
17 107 (17.23%) Software Testing
18 101 (16.26%) ISTQB
19 100 (16.10%) Test Strategy
20 99 (15.94%) TDD
21 96 (15.46%) JMeter
21 96 (15.46%) XML
22 93 (14.98%) SoapUI
22 93 (14.98%) Degree
23 88 (14.17%) Manual Testing
24 87 (14.01%) Software Engineering
24 87 (14.01%) JavaScript
25 86 (13.85%) Python
26 85 (13.69%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 33 (5.31%) CMS
2 31 (4.99%) WebLogic
3 18 (2.90%) Confluence
4 13 (2.09%) Apache
5 11 (1.77%) IIS
6 10 (1.61%) JBoss
7 7 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.32%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.80%) SaaS
2 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.32%) GitHub
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.09%) VoIP
2 7 (1.13%) Internet
3 6 (0.97%) HTTP
3 6 (0.97%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.48%) Firewall
4 3 (0.48%) SNMP
5 2 (0.32%) 2G
5 2 (0.32%) 3G
5 2 (0.32%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.32%) HSDPA
5 2 (0.32%) IPsec
5 2 (0.32%) ISUP
5 2 (0.32%) SMPP
5 2 (0.32%) SS7
5 2 (0.32%) SSH
5 2 (0.32%) TCAP
5 2 (0.32%) Telnet
5 2 (0.32%) UMTS
5 2 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.18%) MySQL
2 44 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.31%) Big Data
4 30 (4.83%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.42%) Data Mining
6 14 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.48%) OLAP
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 323 (52.01%) Selenium
2 167 (26.89%) WebDriver
3 137 (22.06%) HP UFT
4 109 (17.55%) JIRA
5 96 (15.46%) JMeter
6 93 (14.98%) SoapUI
7 71 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 70 (11.27%) Jenkins
9 62 (9.98%) Visual Studio
10 54 (8.70%) NUnit
11 47 (7.57%) Cucumber
12 43 (6.92%) SpecFlow
13 39 (6.28%) JUnit
14 38 (6.12%) TestNG
15 35 (5.64%) MSTest
16 32 (5.15%) Subversion
17 30 (4.83%) Ranorex
18 26 (4.19%) Protractor
19 25 (4.03%) Git (software)
20 22 (3.54%) Maven
General
1 139 (22.38%) Finance
2 66 (10.63%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 21 (3.38%) Marketing
5 20 (3.22%) Electronics
6 17 (2.74%) Banking
7 13 (2.09%) Games
8 12 (1.93%) Retail
9 10 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.45%) Automotive
10 9 (1.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 164 (26.41%) Test Engineer
2 116 (18.68%) Analyst
3 108 (17.39%) Developer
3 108 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 73 (11.76%) Tester
5 71 (11.43%) Test Leader
6 69 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
7 65 (10.47%) Test Automation Engineer
8 56 (9.02%) Software Test Engineer
9 52 (8.37%) Test Manager
10 51 (8.21%) Automation Analyst
11 46 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
12 45 (7.25%) QA Engineer
12 45 (7.25%) Software Engineer
13 42 (6.76%) Test Automation Developer
14 41 (6.60%) Automation Test Lead
15 37 (5.96%) Senior Developer
16 32 (5.15%) Software Tester
17 30 (4.83%) Java Developer
18 29 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (17.87%) Web Services
2 96 (15.46%) XML
3 85 (13.69%) .NET
4 65 (10.47%) HTML
5 53 (8.53%) SOAP
6 49 (7.89%) CSS
7 40 (6.44%) Spring
8 37 (5.96%) RESTful
9 30 (4.83%) LAMP
10 29 (4.67%) Ajax
11 28 (4.51%) Java EE
12 25 (4.03%) JSON
12 25 (4.03%) XML Schema
13 16 (2.58%) ASP.NET
14 14 (2.25%) jQuery
15 12 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (1.93%) XSL
16 11 (1.77%) J2EE
17 10 (1.61%) KnockoutJS
18 9 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.66%) Client/Server
2 57 (9.18%) Computer Science
3 54 (8.70%) N-Tier
4 33 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.19%) Mathematics
6 25 (4.03%) Data Integration
7 24 (3.86%) Clustering
8 19 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 16 (2.58%) Social Media
10 13 (2.09%) Digital Media
10 13 (2.09%) Wiki
11 8 (1.29%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.97%) Physics
13 5 (0.81%) Statistics
14 3 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
15 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.32%) Driving Licence
15 2 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 123 (19.81%) Windows
2 82 (13.20%) Linux
3 61 (9.82%) Unix
4 15 (2.42%) Solaris
5 9 (1.45%) Android
6 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.32%) AIX
8 2 (0.32%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.32%) HPUX
8 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (28.82%) Test Scripting
3 147 (23.67%) Automated Testing
4 135 (21.74%) Scrum
5 128 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
6 109 (17.55%) Mentoring
7 107 (17.23%) Software Testing
8 100 (16.10%) Test Strategy
9 99 (15.94%) TDD
10 88 (14.17%) Manual Testing
11 87 (14.01%) Software Engineering
12 83 (13.37%) BDD
12 83 (13.37%) Test Management
13 82 (13.20%) Unit Testing
14 80 (12.88%) Functional Testing
15 67 (10.79%) Automation Testing
16 66 (10.63%) Performance Testing
17 65 (10.47%) Regression Testing
18 60 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
19 55 (8.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 243 (39.13%) SQL
2 241 (38.81%) C#
3 232 (37.36%) Java
4 87 (14.01%) JavaScript
5 86 (13.85%) Python
6 73 (11.76%) Ruby
7 44 (7.09%) PHP
8 40 (6.44%) C++
9 33 (5.31%) Perl
10 32 (5.15%) C
11 16 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.42%) Groovy
12 15 (2.42%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.42%) VBScript
13 13 (2.09%) VB
14 11 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.61%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.97%) Jython
16 6 (0.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 5 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 101 (16.26%) ISTQB
2 93 (14.98%) Degree
3 85 (13.69%) ISEB
4 29 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (4.19%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.86%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (35.91%) QA
2 14 (2.25%) SDET
3 6 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 68 (10.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.48%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.16%) Ansible
4 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (9.98%) HP
2 59 (9.50%) Oracle
3 58 (9.34%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.31%) SAP
5 23 (3.70%) Sophos
6 13 (2.09%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.93%) Citrix
8 10 (1.61%) TOWER Software
8 10 (1.61%) VMware
9 9 (1.45%) IBM
10 5 (0.81%) CA
10 5 (0.81%) Cadence
10 5 (0.81%) hybris
11 4 (0.64%) Capita
12 3 (0.48%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.48%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.48%) Rally
12 3 (0.48%) Telerik
13 2 (0.32%) Borland
13 2 (0.32%) Cisco
Surrey
TRG
Salary: 20000-30000 Per Month plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ConSol Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus paid per Quarter, Pension and
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Incentives & Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Winchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Guildford
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Winchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 20 days ago
Woking
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 29 days ago