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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 205 191 202
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 233 365 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.44% 1.68% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.95% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 188 297 272
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £52,500
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
13869 18700 18611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.92% 85.97% 83.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11437 15650 14693
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +15 65 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Surrey -20 56 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Berkshire -18 34 £51,500 +0.48% 4
Buckinghamshire +34 24 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Oxfordshire -4 19 £42,500 -26.72% 2
West Sussex +38 18 £47,000 -1.05%
East Sussex +29 13 £36,500 -8.75%
Kent -16 4 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 446 (79.08%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (57.45%) Selenium
3 210 (37.23%) Java
4 182 (32.27%) QA
5 158 (28.01%) C#
6 156 (27.66%) Software Testing
7 145 (25.71%) Scrum
8 135 (23.94%) ISTQB
9 134 (23.76%) Test Scripting
10 129 (22.87%) Automated Testing
11 127 (22.52%) ISEB
12 125 (22.16%) SQL
13 115 (20.39%) Microsoft
14 113 (20.04%) SDLC
15 111 (19.68%) Degree
16 110 (19.50%) Test Strategy
16 110 (19.50%) HP UFT
17 108 (19.15%) Finance
18 106 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
19 103 (18.26%) JIRA
20 99 (17.55%) Linux
21 94 (16.67%) Python
21 94 (16.67%) Manual Testing
22 93 (16.49%) JavaScript
23 91 (16.13%) WebDriver
24 89 (15.78%) Software Engineering
25 88 (15.60%) JMeter
26 87 (15.43%) TDD
27 85 (15.07%) C++
28 84 (14.89%) Mentoring

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 39 (6.91%) CMS
2 20 (3.55%) Confluence
3 15 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.30%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.13%) Apache
6 10 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.60%) nginx
8 3 (0.53%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.53%) IIS
9 1 (0.18%) CICS
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.18%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.13%) MS Project
3 10 (1.77%) MS Office
4 9 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.74%) SaaS
2 23 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.30%) IaaS
4 13 (2.30%) PaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.53%) Route 53
5 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.74%) Internet
2 18 (3.19%) ATM
3 16 (2.84%) DNS
3 16 (2.84%) Firewall
3 16 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.95%) SMTP
5 8 (1.42%) HTTP
6 6 (1.06%) IPv4
7 4 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.32%) MongoDB
2 20 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.84%) Big Data
3 16 (2.84%) MySQL
4 15 (2.66%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (1.06%) Redis
8 6 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.06%) Riak
8 6 (1.06%) Sqoop
9 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.53%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.35%) DB2
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.18%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 324 (57.45%) Selenium
2 110 (19.50%) HP UFT
3 103 (18.26%) JIRA
4 91 (16.13%) WebDriver
5 88 (15.60%) JMeter
6 55 (9.75%) Cucumber
7 54 (9.57%) Jenkins
8 49 (8.69%) SoapUI
9 37 (6.56%) LoadRunner
10 36 (6.38%) TestNG
11 34 (6.03%) NUnit
11 34 (6.03%) Ranorex
11 34 (6.03%) Visual Studio
12 33 (5.85%) JUnit
13 31 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 29 (5.14%) Bugzilla
15 28 (4.96%) SpecFlow
16 25 (4.43%) Git (software)
17 20 (3.55%) Testopia
18 19 (3.37%) MSTest
General
1 108 (19.15%) Finance
2 33 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.84%) Aerospace
5 13 (2.30%) Back Office
6 7 (1.24%) Banking
6 7 (1.24%) Electronics
6 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.24%) Legal
6 7 (1.24%) Marketing
7 6 (1.06%) Automotive
8 5 (0.89%) Retail
9 3 (0.53%) Games
9 3 (0.53%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 123 (21.81%) Analyst
2 117 (20.74%) Test Analyst
3 109 (19.33%) Tester
4 88 (15.60%) Test Engineer
5 75 (13.30%) Developer
6 61 (10.82%) Automation Tester
7 59 (10.46%) Software Engineer
8 58 (10.28%) Test Automation Engineer
9 50 (8.87%) Automation Test Analyst
10 45 (7.98%) QA Engineer
11 44 (7.80%) Test Manager
12 38 (6.74%) Test Leader
13 31 (5.50%) Senior Software Engineer
14 30 (5.32%) QA Tester
14 30 (5.32%) Selenium Tester
14 30 (5.32%) Senior Tester
14 30 (5.32%) Test Automation Developer
15 29 (5.14%) Automation Test Lead
16 28 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
16 28 (4.96%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.72%) HTML
2 79 (14.01%) .NET
3 52 (9.22%) XML
4 48 (8.51%) Web Services
5 41 (7.27%) ASP.NET
6 37 (6.56%) SOAP
7 29 (5.14%) JSON
7 29 (5.14%) REST
8 25 (4.43%) Ajax
9 24 (4.26%) AngularJS
10 23 (4.08%) CSS
11 22 (3.90%) RESTful
12 20 (3.55%) Spring
13 11 (1.95%) jQuery
13 11 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (1.95%) React
14 10 (1.77%) Gherkin
14 10 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (1.60%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (1.42%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.55%) Client/Server
3 20 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.19%) N-Tier
5 14 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.48%) User Experience
6 12 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (2.13%) Wiki
7 11 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.60%) Social Network
9 8 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.42%) Data Integration
10 7 (1.24%) Blog
11 6 (1.06%) PKI
12 5 (0.89%) Social Media
13 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.53%) Mathematics
15 2 (0.35%) iPad
15 2 (0.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 99 (17.55%) Linux
2 75 (13.30%) Windows
3 33 (5.85%) Unix
4 18 (3.19%) Mac OS X
5 8 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.06%) Android
6 6 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.06%) Solaris
7 2 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) AIX
8 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (79.08%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (27.66%) Software Testing
3 145 (25.71%) Scrum
4 134 (23.76%) Test Scripting
5 129 (22.87%) Automated Testing
6 113 (20.04%) SDLC
7 110 (19.50%) Test Strategy
8 106 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 89 (15.78%) Software Engineering
11 87 (15.43%) TDD
12 84 (14.89%) Defect Management
12 84 (14.89%) Mentoring
13 75 (13.30%) Regression Testing
14 72 (12.77%) Performance Testing
15 71 (12.59%) Automation Testing
16 66 (11.70%) BDD
17 63 (11.17%) Functional Testing
17 63 (11.17%) Waterfall
18 61 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 210 (37.23%) Java
2 158 (28.01%) C#
3 125 (22.16%) SQL
4 94 (16.67%) Python
5 93 (16.49%) JavaScript
6 85 (15.07%) C++
7 47 (8.33%) Ruby
8 46 (8.16%) Perl
9 37 (6.56%) VB
10 31 (5.50%) C
11 25 (4.43%) Bash Shell
12 21 (3.72%) VBScript
13 17 (3.01%) Groovy
14 11 (1.95%) PHP
14 11 (1.95%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.95%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.06%) Tcl
17 5 (0.89%) Scala
18 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (23.94%) ISTQB
2 127 (22.52%) ISEB
3 111 (19.68%) Degree
4 81 (14.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (7.45%) Security Cleared
6 35 (6.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 29 (5.14%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.35%) AAT
9 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (32.27%) QA
2 8 (1.42%) SDET
3 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.13%) Docker
3 10 (1.77%) HDFS
4 6 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (1.06%) KVM
4 6 (1.06%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.77%) Puppet
3 9 (1.60%) Kibana
4 6 (1.06%) Ambari
4 6 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.53%) Graylog
5 3 (0.53%) logstash
5 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.53%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 115 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.82%) HP
3 34 (6.03%) Sophos
4 30 (5.32%) Oracle
5 27 (4.79%) VMware
6 18 (3.19%) Atlassian
7 15 (2.66%) SAP
8 10 (1.77%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.77%) Telerik
9 9 (1.60%) Remedy
10 6 (1.06%) Cadence
10 6 (1.06%) IBM
11 3 (0.53%) Concur
12 2 (0.35%) Capita
12 2 (0.35%) TOWER Software
12 2 (0.35%) T-Plan
13 1 (0.18%) Cisco
13 1 (0.18%) Infor
13 1 (0.18%) Syncsort
13 1 (0.18%) Talend
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