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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 183 285 247
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -38
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 327 152 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.47% 0.69% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.87% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 270 119 210
Average salary £42,500 £42,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
17738 17505 17910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 79.33% 78.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14045 14120 15350
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 +80 126 £42,500 -15.00% 16
Berkshire +38 66 £41,250 +3.12% 10
Hampshire +24 60 £42,500 -5.55% 6
West Sussex +9 23 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 17 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Oxfordshire +7 17 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Kent +2 17 £30,000 -11.76%
East Sussex -13 2 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 322 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (51.25%) SQL
3 263 (43.76%) Selenium
4 227 (37.77%) Java
5 180 (29.95%) HP Quality Center
6 169 (28.12%) C#
7 156 (25.96%) Test Scripting
8 154 (25.62%) WebDriver
8 154 (25.62%) ISEB
9 149 (24.79%) QA
10 146 (24.29%) Finance
11 137 (22.80%) Software Testing
12 130 (21.63%) QuickTest Pro
13 125 (20.80%) Web Services
13 125 (20.80%) ISTQB
14 119 (19.80%) Automated Testing
15 113 (18.80%) Windows
16 108 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
16 108 (17.97%) Test Management
17 102 (16.97%) Software Engineering
18 101 (16.81%) HP
19 99 (16.47%) XML
19 99 (16.47%) Oracle
20 96 (15.97%) Regression Testing
21 93 (15.47%) Workflow
22 92 (15.31%) JIRA
23 88 (14.64%) C++
24 87 (14.48%) Test Strategy
25 86 (14.31%) Degree
25 86 (14.31%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 24 (3.99%) WebLogic
2 19 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
4 14 (2.33%) IIS
5 13 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.33%) Confluence
8 6 (1.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.00%) Apache
9 5 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.67%) Mule
11 3 (0.50%) Drupal
11 3 (0.50%) JBoss
12 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.17%) CMS
13 1 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 34 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.16%) SaaS
2 8 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.49%) LAN
1 21 (3.49%) WAN
2 11 (1.83%) Internet
3 8 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.83%) Intranet
5 4 (0.67%) Wireless
6 3 (0.50%) FTP
7 1 (0.17%) HTTP
7 1 (0.17%) GSM
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) LTE
7 1 (0.17%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.17%) UMTS
7 1 (0.17%) 3G
7 1 (0.17%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 61 (10.15%) MySQL
3 26 (4.33%) Big Data
4 25 (4.16%) Oracle Database
4 25 (4.16%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.50%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (0.50%) MS Access
9 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 263 (43.76%) Selenium
2 154 (25.62%) WebDriver
3 130 (21.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 92 (15.31%) JIRA
5 74 (12.31%) JMeter
6 73 (12.15%) Jenkins
7 64 (10.65%) SoapUI
8 54 (8.99%) Visual Studio
9 52 (8.65%) JUnit
10 44 (7.32%) TestNG
11 35 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (5.49%) NUnit
13 32 (5.32%) LoadRunner
14 30 (4.99%) Git (software)
15 28 (4.66%) WinRunner
16 26 (4.33%) Rhino Mocks
17 25 (4.16%) Cucumber
18 20 (3.33%) TestDirector
19 16 (2.66%) Subversion
19 16 (2.66%) Maven
General
1 146 (24.29%) Finance
2 29 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.99%) Legal
4 18 (3.00%) Retail
5 15 (2.50%) Banking
6 14 (2.33%) Publishing
7 11 (1.83%) Marketing
8 7 (1.16%) Automotive
9 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.83%) Front Office
10 4 (0.67%) Electronics
10 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 121 (20.13%) Tester
2 116 (19.30%) Analyst
3 100 (16.64%) Test Engineer
4 98 (16.31%) Test Analyst
5 86 (14.31%) Developer
6 76 (12.65%) Automation Engineer
7 60 (9.98%) Software Engineer
8 44 (7.32%) Team Leader
9 37 (6.16%) Test Team Leader
10 33 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
10 33 (5.49%) Senior Tester
11 30 (4.99%) Senior Test Analyst
11 30 (4.99%) Senior Software Engineer
11 30 (4.99%) Software Tester
12 29 (4.83%) Automation Tester
13 26 (4.33%) QA Engineer
14 25 (4.16%) Test Manager
15 22 (3.66%) Consultant
15 22 (3.66%) .NET Developer
16 21 (3.49%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (20.80%) Web Services
2 99 (16.47%) XML
3 75 (12.48%) HTML
4 73 (12.15%) .NET
5 51 (8.49%) LAMP
6 39 (6.49%) J2EE
7 36 (5.99%) Spring
8 20 (3.33%) Middleware
9 17 (2.83%) SOAP
9 17 (2.83%) Gherkin
10 16 (2.66%) CSS
11 15 (2.50%) ASP.NET
12 12 (2.00%) Spring MVC
13 10 (1.66%) JSP
14 9 (1.50%) EJB
14 9 (1.50%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.50%) WPF
15 8 (1.33%) HTML5
15 8 (1.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 6 (1.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 40 (6.66%) Mathematics
4 37 (6.16%) Client/Server
5 29 (4.83%) N-Tier
5 29 (4.83%) Open Source
6 26 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (3.83%) Clustering
8 19 (3.16%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.00%) Replication
10 6 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.00%) User Experience
10 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.00%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (0.67%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.67%) iSeries
11 4 (0.67%) AS400
11 4 (0.67%) iPad
12 3 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 113 (18.80%) Windows
2 54 (8.99%) UNIX
3 47 (7.82%) Linux
4 44 (7.32%) Windows XP
5 36 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (4.33%) Windows 7
7 25 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (3.49%) Solaris
9 9 (1.50%) AIX
10 6 (1.00%) Android
11 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.50%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.17%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (25.96%) Test Scripting
3 137 (22.80%) Software Testing
4 119 (19.80%) Automated Testing
5 108 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (17.97%) Test Management
6 102 (16.97%) Software Engineering
7 96 (15.97%) Regression Testing
8 93 (15.47%) Workflow
9 87 (14.48%) Test Strategy
10 86 (14.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 81 (13.48%) Unit Testing
12 79 (13.14%) TDD
13 78 (12.98%) Manual Testing
14 72 (11.98%) Scrum
14 72 (11.98%) Automation Testing
15 63 (10.48%) BDD
16 61 (10.15%) Integration Testing
17 52 (8.65%) Load Testing
18 50 (8.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 308 (51.25%) SQL
2 227 (37.77%) Java
3 169 (28.12%) C#
4 88 (14.64%) C++
5 80 (13.31%) JavaScript
6 70 (11.65%) Python
7 66 (10.98%) PHP
8 34 (5.66%) Perl
9 30 (4.99%) VBScript
10 26 (4.33%) Ruby
11 25 (4.16%) C
12 10 (1.66%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.50%) VB
13 9 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.33%) Delphi
14 8 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.83%) Embedded C
15 5 (0.83%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 154 (25.62%) ISEB
2 125 (20.80%) ISTQB
3 86 (14.31%) Degree
4 60 (9.98%) Security Cleared
5 46 (7.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.16%) PhD
7 7 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CSQA
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (24.79%) QA
2 5 (0.83%) JTAG
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (4.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.50%) VMware ESX
3 9 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (1.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 180 (29.95%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (3.16%) Netcool
2 19 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (1.00%) Control-M
4 2 (0.33%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 101 (16.81%) HP
2 99 (16.47%) Oracle
3 79 (13.14%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.16%) Citrix
4 19 (3.16%) Veritas
4 19 (3.16%) McAfee
5 10 (1.66%) Fujitsu
5 10 (1.66%) VMware
6 9 (1.50%) NetApp
7 7 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.16%) Telerik
8 6 (1.00%) IBM
8 6 (1.00%) Fidessa
9 3 (0.50%) SAP
9 3 (0.50%) Capita
10 2 (0.33%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.33%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 1 (0.17%) BT
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
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Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending
Posted: 14 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £42500 - £54000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
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