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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 191 210 269
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +59
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 318 289 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.22% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.53% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 279 247 130
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £50,100 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
17452 18919 17651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.41% 79.94% 77.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13809 14984 14314
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +23 115 £50,000 +5.26% 12
Berkshire +36 81 £50,000 +14.28% 6
Hampshire +2 45 £32,500 -13.33% 6
East Sussex +4 25 £44,000 -1.59%
Oxfordshire +2 21 £40,000 -8.57% 5
Kent +12 13 £42,500 +18.05%
Buckinghamshire -18 12 £35,000 +2.94% 5
West Sussex -4 4 £33,500 -25.55%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 393 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (56.13%) Selenium
3 279 (45.00%) Java
4 251 (40.48%) SQL
5 240 (38.71%) QA
6 205 (33.06%) WebDriver
7 182 (29.35%) Software Testing
8 163 (26.29%) C#
8 163 (26.29%) ISEB
9 153 (24.68%) Automated Testing
10 142 (22.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 140 (22.58%) ISTQB
12 139 (22.42%) Scrum
13 137 (22.10%) Finance
13 137 (22.10%) Software Engineering
14 135 (21.77%) Test Scripting
15 131 (21.13%) QuickTest Pro
16 123 (19.84%) Python
17 116 (18.71%) TDD
18 108 (17.42%) Degree
19 104 (16.77%) Web Services
19 104 (16.77%) JavaScript
20 99 (15.97%) JMeter
20 99 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
21 97 (15.65%) XML
22 96 (15.48%) Windows
23 94 (15.16%) Jenkins
23 94 (15.16%) Automation Testing
24 93 (15.00%) Test Strategy
25 91 (14.68%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (1.94%) Confluence
2 11 (1.77%) IIS
3 7 (1.13%) Apache
3 7 (1.13%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.48%) CMS
6 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.32%) Node.js
7 2 (0.32%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.19%) MS Office
3 5 (0.81%) MS Project
3 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.03%) SaaS
2 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) Internet
2 11 (1.77%) VoIP
3 9 (1.45%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.13%) WAN
4 7 (1.13%) LAN
5 5 (0.81%) DNS
5 5 (0.81%) Firewall
5 5 (0.81%) Wireless
6 3 (0.48%) HTTP
7 2 (0.32%) SSL
8 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.16%) MGCP
8 1 (0.16%) RTP
8 1 (0.16%) SS7
8 1 (0.16%) Megaco
8 1 (0.16%) ISUP
8 1 (0.16%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.19%) MySQL
3 23 (3.71%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.13%) OLAP
7 7 (1.13%) OLAP Cube
7 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.97%) Big Data
9 3 (0.48%) MS Access
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.16%) Siebel EIM
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 348 (56.13%) Selenium
2 205 (33.06%) WebDriver
3 131 (21.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 99 (15.97%) JMeter
5 94 (15.16%) Jenkins
6 59 (9.52%) JIRA
7 53 (8.55%) SoapUI
8 43 (6.94%) Cucumber
8 43 (6.94%) TestNG
9 42 (6.77%) Eclipse
10 39 (6.29%) Subversion
11 35 (5.65%) Visual Studio
12 34 (5.48%) Maven
12 34 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (5.00%) IntelliJ
13 31 (5.00%) SpecFlow
14 30 (4.84%) NUnit
14 30 (4.84%) FitNesse
15 29 (4.68%) WatiN
16 23 (3.71%) JUnit
General
1 137 (22.10%) Finance
2 34 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.03%) Banking
4 11 (1.77%) Retail
5 10 (1.61%) Automotive
6 8 (1.29%) Electronics
7 7 (1.13%) Marketing
8 5 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (26.29%) Analyst
2 139 (22.42%) Test Analyst
3 133 (21.45%) Tester
4 107 (17.26%) Test Engineer
5 102 (16.45%) Software Engineer
6 77 (12.42%) Developer
7 62 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
8 55 (8.87%) QA Engineer
9 44 (7.10%) Test Manager
10 41 (6.61%) Software Tester
11 36 (5.81%) Automation Tester
12 33 (5.32%) Test Automation Engineer
13 31 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
14 29 (4.68%) Test Leader
14 29 (4.68%) Software Test Engineer
14 29 (4.68%) QA Analyst
15 27 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
16 26 (4.19%) Senior Software Engineer
17 20 (3.23%) AWS Developer
18 18 (2.90%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (16.77%) Web Services
2 97 (15.65%) XML
3 68 (10.97%) .NET
4 67 (10.81%) HTML
5 58 (9.35%) LAMP
6 19 (3.06%) Swing
6 19 (3.06%) CSS
6 19 (3.06%) Ajax
7 18 (2.90%) Gherkin
8 17 (2.74%) SWT
8 17 (2.74%) Struts
9 12 (1.94%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.45%) XSL
10 9 (1.45%) JSON
11 8 (1.29%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.97%) Spring
12 6 (0.97%) SOAP
13 5 (0.81%) J2EE
13 5 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 49 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.29%) Open Source
4 33 (5.32%) N-Tier
4 33 (5.32%) Mathematics
5 26 (4.19%) Client/Server
6 20 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 19 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
9 11 (1.77%) Wiki
10 9 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.81%) User Experience
11 5 (0.81%) Clustering
12 4 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.65%) EMV
12 4 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.65%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.48%) Physics
14 2 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 96 (15.48%) Windows
2 91 (14.68%) UNIX
3 75 (12.10%) Linux
4 19 (3.06%) Solaris
5 12 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.77%) Android
7 10 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.61%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.81%) AIX
11 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.32%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (29.35%) Software Testing
3 153 (24.68%) Automated Testing
4 142 (22.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 139 (22.42%) Scrum
6 137 (22.10%) Software Engineering
7 135 (21.77%) Test Scripting
8 116 (18.71%) TDD
9 99 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (15.16%) Automation Testing
11 93 (15.00%) Test Strategy
12 71 (11.45%) BDD
13 70 (11.29%) Test Management
14 60 (9.68%) Manual Testing
14 60 (9.68%) Mentoring
15 59 (9.52%) Workflow
16 53 (8.55%) Waterfall
17 49 (7.90%) Project Management
18 48 (7.74%) Load Testing
19 47 (7.58%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 279 (45.00%) Java
2 251 (40.48%) SQL
3 163 (26.29%) C#
4 123 (19.84%) Python
5 104 (16.77%) JavaScript
6 81 (13.06%) Ruby
7 79 (12.74%) C++
8 72 (11.61%) PHP
9 61 (9.84%) Perl
10 55 (8.87%) C
11 29 (4.68%) T-SQL
11 29 (4.68%) Shell Script
12 18 (2.90%) VB
13 17 (2.74%) VBScript
14 12 (1.94%) Embedded C
14 12 (1.94%) Embedded C++
15 9 (1.45%) XPath
16 5 (0.81%) Tcl
16 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 163 (26.29%) ISEB
2 140 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 108 (17.42%) Degree
4 39 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (2.74%) PhD
6 16 (2.58%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.45%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.65%) CSQA
9 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (38.71%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) JTAG
2 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 77 (12.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (0.65%) Netcool
2 4 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.48%) Puppet
3 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.32%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 86 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.19%) Oracle
3 44 (7.10%) HP
4 20 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.45%) VMware
6 8 (1.29%) IBM
7 4 (0.65%) Veritas
7 4 (0.65%) Citrix
7 4 (0.65%) McAfee
8 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.32%) SAP
8 2 (0.32%) Telerik
8 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.32%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.16%) DataCash
9 1 (0.16%) Google
9 1 (0.16%) Huawei
9 1 (0.16%) Siebel
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco
9 1 (0.16%) Nortel
Leatherhead, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus+benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 7 days ago