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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 179 228 220
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 324 271 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.76% 1.29% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.51% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 268 243 243
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
15690 17941 19266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.47% 85.31% 83.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13192 14374 15372
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 £68,000 £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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Hampshire +37 90 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Berkshire +41 82 £45,000 -14.28% 10
Surrey +8 54 £36,250 -34.09% 9
Oxfordshire -5 53 £53,500 +27.76%
Buckinghamshire +22 16 £46,000 -8.00% 3
Kent +18 11 £50,000 +25.00%
West Sussex -1 11 £45,750 +30.71%
East Sussex +9 7 £45,000 +12.23%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 389 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (54.61%) Selenium
3 212 (36.18%) QA
4 203 (34.64%) Java
5 196 (33.45%) C#
6 186 (31.74%) SQL
7 167 (28.50%) Windows
8 153 (26.11%) Finance
9 139 (23.72%) WebDriver
10 134 (22.87%) Test Scripting
11 133 (22.70%) Software Testing
12 128 (21.84%) Automated Testing
13 124 (21.16%) ISTQB
14 118 (20.14%) Linux
15 116 (19.80%) Test Strategy
16 112 (19.11%) JIRA
16 112 (19.11%) HP UFT
17 110 (18.77%) Mentoring
18 105 (17.92%) ISEB
19 98 (16.72%) Degree
20 97 (16.55%) JMeter
21 96 (16.38%) BDD
22 93 (15.87%) JavaScript
23 92 (15.70%) Scrum
23 92 (15.70%) Performance Testing
24 91 (15.53%) Manual Testing
24 91 (15.53%) Python
25 90 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
25 90 (15.36%) Automation Testing
26 89 (15.19%) XML

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 50 (8.53%) CMS
2 11 (1.88%) Confluence
2 11 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.71%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.54%) Apache
4 9 (1.54%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.37%) JBoss
5 8 (1.37%) nginx
6 5 (0.85%) CICS
6 5 (0.85%) IIS
7 3 (0.51%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 27 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (3.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.68%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.73%) SaaS
3 10 (1.71%) IaaS
3 10 (1.71%) PaaS
4 8 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.92%) Internet
2 19 (3.24%) Firewall
3 18 (3.07%) DNS
3 18 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.07%) VoIP
4 12 (2.05%) HTTP
5 10 (1.71%) IPv4
6 4 (0.68%) SMTP
7 2 (0.34%) VLAN
7 2 (0.34%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.17%) ATM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.39%) MySQL
2 36 (6.14%) Big Data
3 22 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.41%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.24%) MongoDB
5 19 (3.24%) Oracle ODI
6 18 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.39%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.71%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.37%) Redis
10 8 (1.37%) Riak
11 7 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.85%) DB2
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 320 (54.61%) Selenium
2 139 (23.72%) WebDriver
3 112 (19.11%) HP UFT
3 112 (19.11%) JIRA
4 97 (16.55%) JMeter
5 62 (10.58%) NUnit
6 56 (9.56%) SoapUI
7 49 (8.36%) TestNG
8 45 (7.68%) SpecFlow
9 43 (7.34%) Cucumber
9 43 (7.34%) Jenkins
10 42 (7.17%) LoadRunner
11 39 (6.66%) Visual Studio
12 37 (6.31%) JUnit
13 32 (5.46%) MSTest
13 32 (5.46%) Ranorex
14 30 (5.12%) Bugzilla
14 30 (5.12%) Subversion
15 27 (4.61%) Git (software)
15 27 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 153 (26.11%) Finance
2 62 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 26 (4.44%) Marketing
5 25 (4.27%) Automotive
5 25 (4.27%) Banking
6 21 (3.58%) Electronics
7 20 (3.41%) Retail
8 14 (2.39%) Back Office
8 14 (2.39%) Games
8 14 (2.39%) Publishing
9 10 (1.71%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.19%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 130 (22.18%) Tester
2 112 (19.11%) Test Engineer
3 99 (16.89%) Analyst
4 94 (16.04%) Test Analyst
5 93 (15.87%) Developer
6 80 (13.65%) Automation Tester
7 75 (12.80%) Automation Test Lead
8 69 (11.77%) Test Leader
9 57 (9.73%) QA Engineer
10 55 (9.39%) Test Automation Engineer
11 51 (8.70%) Test Manager
12 43 (7.34%) Automation Test Analyst
13 41 (7.00%) QA Tester
14 35 (5.97%) Selenium Tester
14 35 (5.97%) Test Automation Developer
15 34 (5.80%) Senior Tester
16 33 (5.63%) Software Engineer
17 32 (5.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
18 30 (5.12%) Junior
18 30 (5.12%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.19%) XML
2 66 (11.26%) .NET
3 62 (10.58%) HTML
4 49 (8.36%) SOAP
5 48 (8.19%) Web Services
6 37 (6.31%) Ajax
7 33 (5.63%) RESTful
8 30 (5.12%) Spring
9 28 (4.78%) ASP.NET
9 28 (4.78%) JSON
10 22 (3.75%) CSS
10 22 (3.75%) Java EE
11 20 (3.41%) XML Schema
12 18 (3.07%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.56%) REST
14 12 (2.05%) Middleware
15 10 (1.71%) J2EE
15 10 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (1.37%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.02%) Client/Server
2 42 (7.17%) N-Tier
3 37 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.61%) Social Media
6 20 (3.41%) Data Integration
7 12 (2.05%) Clustering
8 10 (1.71%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
9 9 (1.54%) PKI
9 9 (1.54%) User Experience
9 9 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.37%) Wiki
11 7 (1.19%) Fintech
12 6 (1.02%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.02%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.85%) Replication
13 5 (0.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 167 (28.50%) Windows
2 118 (20.14%) Linux
3 66 (11.26%) Unix
4 25 (4.27%) Solaris
5 18 (3.07%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.71%) Android
7 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.02%) AIX
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (22.87%) Test Scripting
3 133 (22.70%) Software Testing
4 128 (21.84%) Automated Testing
5 116 (19.80%) Test Strategy
6 110 (18.77%) Mentoring
7 96 (16.38%) BDD
8 92 (15.70%) Performance Testing
8 92 (15.70%) Scrum
9 91 (15.53%) Manual Testing
10 90 (15.36%) Automation Testing
10 90 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
11 81 (13.82%) Unit Testing
12 78 (13.31%) TDD
13 73 (12.46%) Functional Testing
14 72 (12.29%) Non-Functional Testing
15 71 (12.12%) Regression Testing
16 68 (11.60%) Software Engineering
17 65 (11.09%) SDLC
18 64 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (34.64%) Java
2 196 (33.45%) C#
3 186 (31.74%) SQL
4 93 (15.87%) JavaScript
5 91 (15.53%) Python
6 68 (11.60%) Perl
7 53 (9.04%) Ruby
8 52 (8.87%) C++
9 45 (7.68%) C
10 23 (3.92%) VB
11 18 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 18 (3.07%) VBScript
12 13 (2.22%) PHP
13 8 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.85%) COBOL
14 5 (0.85%) JCL
15 4 (0.68%) Groovy
15 4 (0.68%) REXX
16 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 124 (21.16%) ISTQB
2 105 (17.92%) ISEB
3 98 (16.72%) Degree
4 47 (8.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (4.27%) Security Cleared
6 23 (3.92%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (36.18%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) SDET
3 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.71%) Docker
2 10 (1.71%) KVM
2 10 (1.71%) VirtualBox
3 9 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 52 (8.87%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.37%) Ambari
2 8 (1.37%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (1.37%) Kibana
3 7 (1.19%) Control-M
4 6 (1.02%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.00%) Oracle
3 33 (5.63%) HP
4 29 (4.95%) Sophos
5 26 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 24 (4.10%) SAP
7 18 (3.07%) VMware
8 8 (1.37%) CA
9 6 (1.02%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.02%) Dynatrace
9 6 (1.02%) IBM
10 5 (0.85%) Cadence
11 4 (0.68%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.51%) ATG
12 3 (0.51%) Borland
12 3 (0.51%) hybris
12 3 (0.51%) NICE Systems
12 3 (0.51%) Rally
12 3 (0.51%) TSYS
13 2 (0.34%) Atlassian
Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 32,000 to £42,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum, + Pension, Private Medical + More
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £44,000 to £50,000 per annum + v strong Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Woking
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive base + package
Posted: 15 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago