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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 213 261 246
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 275 176 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 0.81% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.07% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 227 139 176
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
17455 16500 17517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.50% 76.18% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13490 13395 14836
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 +53 82 £42,500 -10.52% 8
Hampshire +17 47 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Berkshire -5 46 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +31 38 £37,000 -1.33% 6
Oxfordshire +13 31 £50,000 +36.98% 11
West Sussex -6 17 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Kent -5 12 £30,000 -7.69% 2
East Sussex -35 4 £37,500 -50.00%
Sussex - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 311 (52.71%) SQL
2 277 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (42.88%) Selenium
4 240 (40.68%) Java
5 191 (32.37%) C#
6 185 (31.36%) ISEB
7 178 (30.17%) Degree
8 176 (29.83%) QA
9 159 (26.95%) Software Testing
10 154 (26.10%) Finance
11 149 (25.25%) .NET
12 144 (24.41%) HP Quality Center
13 143 (24.24%) ISTQB
14 136 (23.05%) Test Scripting
15 129 (21.86%) QuickTest Pro
16 110 (18.64%) XML
17 102 (17.29%) Web Services
17 102 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
18 101 (17.12%) Automated Testing
19 100 (16.95%) Microsoft
19 100 (16.95%) WebDriver
20 94 (15.93%) Test Strategy
21 92 (15.59%) Scrum
22 91 (15.42%) Test Management
23 86 (14.58%) Oracle
24 84 (14.24%) Regression Testing
25 82 (13.90%) TDD
26 81 (13.73%) HTML
27 76 (12.88%) Computer Science
27 76 (12.88%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 23 (3.90%) WebLogic
2 15 (2.54%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.03%) Apache
4 11 (1.86%) IIS
4 11 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.36%) Confluence
5 8 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.34%) Mule
9 2 (0.34%) CMS
9 2 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 25 (4.24%) MS Office
2 24 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.73%) SaaS
3 12 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.85%) HTTP
3 4 (0.68%) LAN
3 4 (0.68%) WAN
3 4 (0.68%) Intranet
4 3 (0.51%) FTP
4 3 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.34%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.34%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) LTE
6 1 (0.17%) 4G
6 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) 3G
6 1 (0.17%) SSL
6 1 (0.17%) GSM
6 1 (0.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.47%) MySQL
3 27 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 25 (4.24%) Big Data
5 20 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 253 (42.88%) Selenium
2 129 (21.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 100 (16.95%) WebDriver
4 73 (12.37%) JIRA
5 57 (9.66%) Visual Studio
6 55 (9.32%) Jenkins
7 54 (9.15%) SoapUI
8 46 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (6.95%) JMeter
9 41 (6.95%) NUnit
10 39 (6.61%) JUnit
10 39 (6.61%) TestNG
11 38 (6.44%) WinRunner
12 34 (5.76%) Ranorex
13 27 (4.58%) TestComplete
14 25 (4.24%) Subversion
14 25 (4.24%) Maven
15 21 (3.56%) Git (software)
16 20 (3.39%) LoadRunner
17 19 (3.22%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 154 (26.10%) Finance
2 29 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.05%) Retail
3 18 (3.05%) Legal
4 17 (2.88%) Publishing
5 14 (2.37%) Banking
5 14 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (2.20%) Back Office
7 11 (1.86%) Front Office
8 10 (1.69%) Law
8 10 (1.69%) Marketing
8 10 (1.69%) Military
9 4 (0.68%) Games
9 4 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 171 (28.98%) Analyst
2 154 (26.10%) Tester
3 135 (22.88%) Test Analyst
4 122 (20.68%) Test Engineer
5 84 (14.24%) Developer
6 76 (12.88%) Automation Engineer
7 69 (11.69%) QA Analyst
8 56 (9.49%) Software Engineer
9 54 (9.15%) QA Engineer
9 54 (9.15%) Automation Analyst
10 41 (6.95%) QA Automation Engineer
11 38 (6.44%) Senior Test Engineer
11 38 (6.44%) QA Tester
12 37 (6.27%) Senior Software Engineer
13 35 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
14 34 (5.76%) Software Tester
15 32 (5.42%) Automation Tester
16 31 (5.25%) Automation Test Analyst
17 28 (4.75%) Test Manager
18 25 (4.24%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (25.25%) .NET
2 110 (18.64%) XML
3 102 (17.29%) Web Services
4 81 (13.73%) HTML
5 58 (9.83%) J2EE
6 42 (7.12%) Spring
7 33 (5.59%) .NET Framework
8 30 (5.08%) Middleware
9 29 (4.92%) SOAP
10 27 (4.58%) CSS
11 20 (3.39%) ASP.NET
12 17 (2.88%) LAMP
13 15 (2.54%) HTML5
14 13 (2.20%) CSS3
15 10 (1.69%) XSLT
16 9 (1.53%) ODBC
16 9 (1.53%) Spring MVC
16 9 (1.53%) Gherkin
17 8 (1.36%) JSF
17 8 (1.36%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.88%) Computer Science
2 75 (12.71%) Mathematics
3 35 (5.93%) Client/Server
4 25 (4.24%) N-Tier
5 19 (3.22%) Open Source
6 15 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.53%) Life Science
8 9 (1.53%) Chemistry
9 6 (1.02%) Clustering
9 6 (1.02%) Firmware
10 5 (0.85%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.68%) DTV
11 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.68%) iPad
12 3 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.51%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.34%) Replication
13 2 (0.34%) Physics
13 2 (0.34%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.20%) Windows
2 46 (7.80%) UNIX
3 40 (6.78%) Linux
4 16 (2.71%) Windows XP
5 14 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.02%) Solaris
8 5 (0.85%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.68%) Android
10 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (26.95%) Software Testing
3 136 (23.05%) Test Scripting
4 102 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (17.12%) Automated Testing
6 94 (15.93%) Test Strategy
7 92 (15.59%) Scrum
8 91 (15.42%) Test Management
9 84 (14.24%) Regression Testing
10 82 (13.90%) TDD
11 76 (12.88%) BDD
11 76 (12.88%) Automation Testing
12 75 (12.71%) Software Engineering
12 75 (12.71%) Performance Testing
13 73 (12.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 72 (12.20%) Integration Testing
15 69 (11.69%) Manual Testing
16 63 (10.68%) Unit Testing
17 61 (10.34%) Workflow
18 59 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 311 (52.71%) SQL
2 240 (40.68%) Java
3 191 (32.37%) C#
4 72 (12.20%) C++
5 67 (11.36%) JavaScript
6 48 (8.14%) Python
7 45 (7.63%) VBScript
8 31 (5.25%) PHP
9 29 (4.92%) Perl
10 24 (4.07%) C
11 21 (3.56%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.37%) VB
13 12 (2.03%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.86%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.69%) Delphi
16 8 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.68%) Ruby
18 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
19 2 (0.34%) Embedded C
19 2 (0.34%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 185 (31.36%) ISEB
2 178 (30.17%) Degree
3 143 (24.24%) ISTQB
4 52 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.08%) Security Cleared
6 26 (4.41%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.53%) PhD
8 5 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (29.83%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) JTAG
3 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.34%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.68%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.34%) KVM
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 144 (24.41%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.36%) Netcool
2 8 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.34%) Puppet
5 2 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 100 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 86 (14.58%) Oracle
3 75 (12.71%) HP
4 15 (2.54%) VMware
5 9 (1.53%) Telerik
6 8 (1.36%) Fujitsu
6 8 (1.36%) SunGard
7 7 (1.19%) JBoss
8 6 (1.02%) SAP
9 5 (0.85%) IBM
9 5 (0.85%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.68%) NetApp
11 3 (0.51%) Veritas
11 3 (0.51%) McAfee
11 3 (0.51%) Citrix
12 2 (0.34%) Avaya
12 2 (0.34%) Mitel
12 2 (0.34%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.34%) Splunk
12 2 (0.34%) JD Edwards
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
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Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: 55,000 - 60,000
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Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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