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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 180 226 210
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 319 259 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.26% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.48% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 255 235 269
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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
15613 17454 19347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.56% 84.89% 83.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13049 13887 15492
Median salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £66,000
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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +53 92 £46,250 +2.77% 4
Berkshire +43 89 £45,000 -14.28% 11
Oxfordshire +10 50 £53,500 +33.75% 2
Surrey -35 49 £32,500 -39.53% 8
Buckinghamshire +25 16 £46,750 +26.35% 2
Kent +10 14 £47,500 +15.15% 2
East Sussex +12 5 £41,250 -6.25%
West Sussex -5 5 £41,250 +20.43%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 362 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (53.90%) Selenium
3 214 (37.94%) C#
4 206 (36.52%) QA
5 196 (34.75%) Java
6 194 (34.40%) SQL
7 164 (29.08%) Windows
8 151 (26.77%) Finance
9 135 (23.94%) Test Scripting
10 131 (23.23%) Automated Testing
11 126 (22.34%) Software Testing
11 126 (22.34%) WebDriver
12 125 (22.16%) ISTQB
13 124 (21.99%) HP UFT
14 113 (20.04%) Test Strategy
15 110 (19.50%) Mentoring
16 109 (19.33%) Linux
17 108 (19.15%) JIRA
18 94 (16.67%) BDD
19 91 (16.13%) Manual Testing
20 90 (15.96%) ISEB
21 87 (15.43%) Performance Testing
22 85 (15.07%) Python
23 83 (14.72%) JavaScript
24 80 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
25 79 (14.01%) Degree
25 79 (14.01%) Scrum
25 79 (14.01%) Automation Testing
26 78 (13.83%) JMeter
26 78 (13.83%) 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 43 (7.62%) CMS
2 12 (2.13%) Confluence
3 11 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.77%) OpenStack
4 10 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.60%) JBoss
6 8 (1.42%) Apache
6 8 (1.42%) nginx
7 4 (0.71%) CICS
8 3 (0.53%) IIS
8 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.18%) Node.js
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.06%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.71%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (2.66%) SaaS
2 10 (1.77%) IaaS
2 10 (1.77%) PaaS
3 8 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.66%) Internet
1 15 (2.66%) VoIP
2 13 (2.30%) Firewall
2 13 (2.30%) HTTP
3 12 (2.13%) DNS
3 12 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.77%) IPv4
5 2 (0.35%) SMTP
5 2 (0.35%) VLAN
5 2 (0.35%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.18%) ATM
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.75%) MySQL
2 33 (5.85%) Big Data
3 23 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.01%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.84%) Data Mining
7 15 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.30%) Oracle ODI
9 10 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.42%) Redis
11 8 (1.42%) Riak
12 7 (1.24%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.71%) DB2
14 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 304 (53.90%) Selenium
2 126 (22.34%) WebDriver
3 124 (21.99%) HP UFT
4 108 (19.15%) JIRA
5 78 (13.83%) JMeter
6 66 (11.70%) SoapUI
7 56 (9.93%) NUnit
8 47 (8.33%) Ranorex
9 44 (7.80%) SpecFlow
10 41 (7.27%) Bugzilla
10 41 (7.27%) TestNG
11 39 (6.91%) Jenkins
12 38 (6.74%) Cucumber
13 37 (6.56%) JUnit
13 37 (6.56%) LoadRunner
13 37 (6.56%) Visual Studio
14 34 (6.03%) Subversion
15 33 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (5.50%) MSTest
16 31 (5.50%) Testopia
General
1 151 (26.77%) Finance
2 64 (11.35%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.96%) Banking
3 28 (4.96%) Manufacturing
3 28 (4.96%) Marketing
4 23 (4.08%) Retail
5 22 (3.90%) Electronics
6 21 (3.72%) Automotive
7 15 (2.66%) Games
8 14 (2.48%) Publishing
9 11 (1.95%) Back Office
10 6 (1.06%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.06%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (21.10%) Tester
2 111 (19.68%) Test Engineer
3 97 (17.20%) Analyst
4 93 (16.49%) Test Analyst
5 86 (15.25%) Developer
6 71 (12.59%) Automation Test Lead
7 69 (12.23%) Automation Tester
8 63 (11.17%) Test Leader
9 60 (10.64%) Test Manager
10 58 (10.28%) QA Engineer
11 47 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
12 44 (7.80%) Automation Test Analyst
13 39 (6.91%) QA Tester
14 35 (6.21%) Test Automation Developer
15 33 (5.85%) Software Engineer
16 32 (5.67%) Test Automation Manager
17 31 (5.50%) QA Test Engineer
18 30 (5.32%) Selenium Tester
18 30 (5.32%) Web Tester
19 28 (4.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.83%) XML
2 67 (11.88%) .NET
3 57 (10.11%) HTML
4 49 (8.69%) Web Services
5 36 (6.38%) SOAP
6 34 (6.03%) Ajax
7 26 (4.61%) RESTful
8 25 (4.43%) JSON
8 25 (4.43%) Spring
9 24 (4.26%) CSS
10 23 (4.08%) ASP.NET
11 17 (3.01%) Java EE
12 16 (2.84%) AngularJS
12 16 (2.84%) XML Schema
13 12 (2.13%) Middleware
13 12 (2.13%) REST
14 8 (1.42%) Kafka
14 8 (1.42%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (1.42%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.51%) Client/Server
2 42 (7.45%) N-Tier
3 32 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.14%) Computer Science
5 26 (4.61%) Social Media
6 16 (2.84%) Data Integration
7 13 (2.30%) Clustering
8 11 (1.95%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.77%) Performance Metrics
10 9 (1.60%) PKI
11 8 (1.42%) User Experience
12 7 (1.24%) Fintech
12 7 (1.24%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.06%) Wiki
14 5 (0.89%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.89%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.89%) Statistics
15 4 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 164 (29.08%) Windows
2 109 (19.33%) Linux
3 62 (10.99%) Unix
4 21 (3.72%) Solaris
5 19 (3.37%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.77%) Android
7 8 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.42%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.06%) AIX
9 4 (0.71%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) HPUX
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (23.94%) Test Scripting
3 131 (23.23%) Automated Testing
4 126 (22.34%) Software Testing
5 113 (20.04%) Test Strategy
6 110 (19.50%) Mentoring
7 94 (16.67%) BDD
8 91 (16.13%) Manual Testing
9 87 (15.43%) Performance Testing
10 80 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (14.01%) Automation Testing
11 79 (14.01%) Scrum
12 78 (13.83%) Unit Testing
13 72 (12.77%) Regression Testing
14 69 (12.23%) Functional Testing
14 69 (12.23%) Waterfall
15 67 (11.88%) SDLC
15 67 (11.88%) Software Engineering
15 67 (11.88%) TDD
16 61 (10.82%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 214 (37.94%) C#
2 196 (34.75%) Java
3 194 (34.40%) SQL
4 85 (15.07%) Python
5 83 (14.72%) JavaScript
6 58 (10.28%) Perl
7 47 (8.33%) C++
8 44 (7.80%) C
8 44 (7.80%) Ruby
9 17 (3.01%) VB
10 15 (2.66%) Groovy
10 15 (2.66%) PHP
11 14 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.48%) VBScript
12 10 (1.77%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.77%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.71%) COBOL
13 4 (0.71%) JCL
13 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.53%) REXX
Qualifications
1 125 (22.16%) ISTQB
2 90 (15.96%) ISEB
3 79 (14.01%) Degree
4 49 (8.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (4.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 23 (4.08%) Security Cleared
7 19 (3.37%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (36.52%) QA
2 9 (1.60%) SDET
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.77%) Docker
2 10 (1.77%) KVM
2 10 (1.77%) VirtualBox
3 9 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.42%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 64 (11.35%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.42%) Ambari
2 8 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (1.42%) Kibana
3 6 (1.06%) CA Wily
4 5 (0.89%) Control-M
5 2 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 66 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.38%) HP
2 36 (6.38%) Oracle
3 31 (5.50%) Sophos
4 30 (5.32%) SAP
5 23 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.66%) VMware
7 8 (1.42%) CA
8 6 (1.06%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.06%) Dynatrace
9 5 (0.89%) Cadence
9 5 (0.89%) IBM
9 5 (0.89%) TOWER Software
10 4 (0.71%) Capita
11 3 (0.53%) ATG
11 3 (0.53%) Borland
11 3 (0.53%) Citrix
11 3 (0.53%) hybris
11 3 (0.53%) Rally
11 3 (0.53%) TSYS
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