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

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 176 209 215
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 326 310 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 1.49% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.74% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 298 283 228
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.21% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,700 £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
15473 17854 18754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.94% 85.55% 83.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12975 14592 14497
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £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 28 August 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 August 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
Berkshire +45 95 £45,000 -14.28% 4
Hampshire +16 80 £45,500 +1.11% 5
Surrey +5 68 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Oxfordshire -11 34 £49,000 +15.29%
West Sussex +15 17 £35,000 -25.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 14 £56,250 +15.38%
East Sussex +16 12 £30,000 -25.92% 1
Kent +11 6 £46,250 +2.77% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 493 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (58.28%) Selenium
3 250 (38.34%) Java
4 240 (36.81%) QA
5 206 (31.60%) C#
6 178 (27.30%) SQL
7 159 (24.39%) Test Scripting
8 152 (23.31%) Windows
9 151 (23.16%) Software Testing
10 147 (22.55%) Finance
11 143 (21.93%) Scrum
12 140 (21.47%) Linux
13 137 (21.01%) ISTQB
14 136 (20.86%) WebDriver
15 130 (19.94%) JMeter
16 127 (19.48%) Test Strategy
17 126 (19.33%) ISEB
18 125 (19.17%) Automated Testing
18 125 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
19 122 (18.71%) JavaScript
20 121 (18.56%) HP UFT
21 117 (17.94%) Degree
22 106 (16.26%) SDLC
23 105 (16.10%) JIRA
24 104 (15.95%) Mentoring
25 103 (15.80%) Python
26 96 (14.72%) Manual Testing
26 96 (14.72%) Performance Testing
27 95 (14.57%) BDD
28 93 (14.26%) HTML

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 61 (9.36%) CMS
2 19 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.45%) Confluence
3 16 (2.45%) OpenStack
4 15 (2.30%) Apache
5 12 (1.84%) nginx
6 11 (1.69%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.23%) JBoss
9 5 (0.77%) CICS
10 4 (0.61%) IIS
11 3 (0.46%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 32 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Project
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.61%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.29%) SaaS
2 27 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.30%) IaaS
4 15 (2.30%) PaaS
5 11 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.46%) Route 53
7 3 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.90%) Internet
2 28 (4.29%) DNS
2 28 (4.29%) Firewall
2 28 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.15%) VoIP
4 11 (1.69%) IPv4
5 10 (1.53%) HTTP
6 8 (1.23%) SMTP
7 5 (0.77%) ATM
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.36%) MySQL
2 35 (5.37%) Big Data
3 34 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 23 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 20 (3.07%) Oracle Database
6 19 (2.91%) Oracle ODI
7 15 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.15%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.15%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.38%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.38%) Redis
10 9 (1.38%) Riak
11 6 (0.92%) DB2
12 4 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.61%) Sqoop
13 3 (0.46%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 380 (58.28%) Selenium
2 136 (20.86%) WebDriver
3 130 (19.94%) JMeter
4 121 (18.56%) HP UFT
5 105 (16.10%) JIRA
6 63 (9.66%) SoapUI
7 62 (9.51%) Jenkins
8 59 (9.05%) NUnit
9 56 (8.59%) Visual Studio
10 55 (8.44%) LoadRunner
11 54 (8.28%) Cucumber
11 54 (8.28%) TestNG
12 46 (7.06%) SpecFlow
13 40 (6.13%) Ranorex
14 39 (5.98%) Bugzilla
15 35 (5.37%) JUnit
16 34 (5.21%) Git (software)
16 34 (5.21%) MSTest
17 30 (4.60%) Gatling
18 28 (4.29%) Testopia
General
1 147 (22.55%) Finance
2 49 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.37%) Automotive
4 20 (3.07%) Aerospace
5 18 (2.76%) Back Office
5 18 (2.76%) Banking
6 14 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.99%) Retail
8 12 (1.84%) Marketing
8 12 (1.84%) Publishing
9 10 (1.53%) Games
10 9 (1.38%) Legal
11 8 (1.23%) Electronics
12 5 (0.77%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 155 (23.77%) Tester
2 111 (17.02%) Test Engineer
3 103 (15.80%) Analyst
4 101 (15.49%) Developer
5 98 (15.03%) Test Analyst
6 97 (14.88%) Automation Tester
7 69 (10.58%) Test Automation Engineer
8 57 (8.74%) QA Engineer
9 51 (7.82%) Automation Test Lead
9 51 (7.82%) Selenium Tester
10 50 (7.67%) Software Engineer
10 50 (7.67%) Test Leader
11 49 (7.52%) Test Manager
12 47 (7.21%) QA Tester
13 45 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
13 45 (6.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 43 (6.60%) Senior Tester
15 36 (5.52%) Test Automation Developer
16 34 (5.21%) Java Automation Tester
17 33 (5.06%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (14.26%) HTML
2 89 (13.65%) .NET
3 82 (12.58%) XML
4 57 (8.74%) SOAP
5 48 (7.36%) ASP.NET
6 41 (6.29%) Web Services
7 40 (6.13%) Ajax
8 36 (5.52%) Spring
9 33 (5.06%) JSON
10 31 (4.75%) RESTful
11 30 (4.60%) REST
12 28 (4.29%) AngularJS
13 22 (3.37%) CSS
13 22 (3.37%) Java EE
14 20 (3.07%) XML Schema
15 12 (1.84%) React
15 12 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (1.53%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
17 9 (1.38%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.36%) Client/Server
1 48 (7.36%) Computer Science
2 39 (5.98%) N-Tier
3 38 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.07%) Data Integration
4 20 (3.07%) Social Media
5 17 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.30%) User Experience
8 14 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.99%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.84%) Clustering
11 10 (1.53%) PKI
11 10 (1.53%) Wiki
12 9 (1.38%) Social Network
13 8 (1.23%) Fintech
14 6 (0.92%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.77%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.77%) Replication
15 5 (0.77%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 152 (23.31%) Windows
2 140 (21.47%) Linux
3 61 (9.36%) Unix
4 26 (3.99%) Mac OS X
5 21 (3.22%) Solaris
6 9 (1.38%) Android
6 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.07%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.07%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.92%) AIX
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.15%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (24.39%) Test Scripting
3 151 (23.16%) Software Testing
4 143 (21.93%) Scrum
5 127 (19.48%) Test Strategy
6 125 (19.17%) Automated Testing
6 125 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (16.26%) SDLC
8 104 (15.95%) Mentoring
9 96 (14.72%) Manual Testing
9 96 (14.72%) Performance Testing
10 95 (14.57%) BDD
11 90 (13.80%) Regression Testing
11 90 (13.80%) TDD
12 85 (13.04%) Functional Testing
13 79 (12.12%) Software Engineering
14 77 (11.81%) Automation Testing
15 76 (11.66%) Non-Functional Testing
15 76 (11.66%) Open Source
16 73 (11.20%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (38.34%) Java
2 206 (31.60%) C#
3 178 (27.30%) SQL
4 122 (18.71%) JavaScript
5 103 (15.80%) Python
6 83 (12.73%) C++
7 80 (12.27%) Perl
8 60 (9.20%) Ruby
9 45 (6.90%) C
10 41 (6.29%) VB
11 28 (4.29%) VBScript
12 27 (4.14%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.15%) PHP
14 8 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.92%) Groovy
17 5 (0.77%) COBOL
17 5 (0.77%) JCL
17 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.61%) REXX
Qualifications
1 137 (21.01%) ISTQB
2 126 (19.33%) ISEB
3 117 (17.94%) Degree
4 68 (10.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (4.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 31 (4.75%) Security Cleared
6 30 (4.60%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) AAT
9 1 (0.15%) HND
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (36.81%) QA
2 7 (1.07%) SDET
3 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.45%) Docker
3 13 (1.99%) HDFS
4 11 (1.69%) KVM
4 11 (1.69%) VirtualBox
5 9 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (10.74%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.84%) Kibana
3 9 (1.38%) Ambari
3 9 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (1.23%) Puppet
5 7 (1.07%) Control-M
6 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.46%) Graylog
7 3 (0.46%) logstash
7 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.15%) Ansible
8 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 85 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.44%) Sophos
3 41 (6.29%) Oracle
4 36 (5.52%) HP
5 29 (4.45%) VMware
6 23 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.69%) SAP
8 10 (1.53%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.92%) Cadence
9 6 (0.92%) IBM
10 3 (0.46%) NICE Systems
10 3 (0.46%) TSYS
11 2 (0.31%) ATG
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco
11 2 (0.31%) CODA
11 2 (0.31%) hybris
12 1 (0.15%) BMC
12 1 (0.15%) Compuware
12 1 (0.15%) Sun
12 1 (0.15%) webMethods
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