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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 191 206 221
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 312 314 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.61% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.74% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 251 273 258
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,908
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
16515 18047 19842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.47% 84.51% 83.87%
Number of salaries quoted 13888 14237 15750
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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
Hampshire +43 89 £40,000 +23.07% 12
Berkshire +26 88 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Surrey -46 56 £35,000 -30.00% 9
Oxfordshire +14 41 £53,500 +33.75% 3
Kent -10 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £46,000 +22.66% 2
West Sussex -4 8 £45,750 +36.56% 1
East Sussex +3 7 £37,500 -14.77%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 380 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (51.22%) Selenium
3 230 (39.93%) SQL
4 227 (39.41%) C#
5 211 (36.63%) Java
6 198 (34.38%) QA
7 153 (26.56%) Windows
8 150 (26.04%) Finance
9 134 (23.26%) Test Scripting
10 131 (22.74%) Automated Testing
11 130 (22.57%) WebDriver
12 123 (21.35%) JIRA
13 120 (20.83%) HP UFT
14 114 (19.79%) Software Testing
15 107 (18.58%) Test Strategy
15 107 (18.58%) Mentoring
16 103 (17.88%) BDD
16 103 (17.88%) Linux
17 102 (17.71%) ISTQB
18 99 (17.19%) Python
18 99 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
19 91 (15.80%) JavaScript
20 89 (15.45%) XML
21 85 (14.76%) TDD
22 84 (14.58%) Scrum
23 83 (14.41%) ISEB
23 83 (14.41%) Degree
24 81 (14.06%) Manual Testing
25 79 (13.72%) Performance Testing
26 76 (13.19%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 36 (6.25%) CMS
2 21 (3.65%) WebLogic
3 15 (2.60%) Confluence
4 11 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.74%) Apache
5 10 (1.74%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.56%) JBoss
7 8 (1.39%) nginx
8 4 (0.69%) CICS
8 4 (0.69%) IIS
9 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (3.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.69%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.82%) SaaS
2 14 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.74%) IaaS
3 10 (1.74%) PaaS
4 6 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.43%) HTTP
1 14 (2.43%) VoIP
2 10 (1.74%) IPv4
3 9 (1.56%) Internet
4 8 (1.39%) Firewall
5 6 (1.04%) DNS
5 6 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.69%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.35%) SMTP
7 2 (0.35%) SNMP
7 2 (0.35%) VLAN
7 2 (0.35%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.17%) GGSN
8 1 (0.17%) NAS
8 1 (0.17%) SGSN
8 1 (0.17%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.17%) SSH
8 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.72%) MySQL
2 42 (7.29%) Big Data
3 33 (5.73%) SQL Server
4 23 (3.99%) Oracle Database
5 22 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.65%) Data Mining
7 17 (2.95%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
9 11 (1.91%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.56%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.39%) Redis
11 8 (1.39%) Riak
11 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.69%) DB2
12 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 295 (51.22%) Selenium
2 130 (22.57%) WebDriver
3 123 (21.35%) JIRA
4 120 (20.83%) HP UFT
5 73 (12.67%) JMeter
6 69 (11.98%) SoapUI
7 56 (9.72%) NUnit
8 47 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (7.81%) Jenkins
10 44 (7.64%) SpecFlow
11 42 (7.29%) Subversion
12 41 (7.12%) Cucumber
12 41 (7.12%) Visual Studio
13 39 (6.77%) JUnit
14 37 (6.42%) Ranorex
15 34 (5.90%) TestNG
16 33 (5.73%) Git (software)
17 30 (5.21%) Bugzilla
17 30 (5.21%) MSTest
18 25 (4.34%) LoadRunner
General
1 150 (26.04%) Finance
2 72 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.21%) Banking
4 29 (5.03%) Marketing
5 27 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 25 (4.34%) Retail
7 24 (4.17%) Electronics
8 17 (2.95%) Games
9 16 (2.78%) Automotive
10 13 (2.26%) Publishing
11 10 (1.74%) Back Office
12 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.52%) Advertising
14 3 (0.52%) Legal
14 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 124 (21.53%) Test Engineer
2 101 (17.53%) Tester
3 100 (17.36%) Analyst
3 100 (17.36%) Developer
4 96 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 73 (12.67%) Automation Test Lead
6 64 (11.11%) Test Leader
7 59 (10.24%) Automation Tester
7 59 (10.24%) Test Manager
8 56 (9.72%) QA Engineer
9 48 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
10 47 (8.16%) Test Automation Engineer
11 41 (7.12%) Software Engineer
12 37 (6.42%) Test Automation Developer
12 37 (6.42%) Test Automation Manager
13 35 (6.08%) Software Test Engineer
14 28 (4.86%) QA Tester
15 27 (4.69%) Java Developer
15 27 (4.69%) QA Test Engineer
15 27 (4.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.45%) XML
2 76 (13.19%) .NET
3 71 (12.33%) Web Services
4 62 (10.76%) HTML
5 48 (8.33%) SOAP
6 38 (6.60%) CSS
7 35 (6.08%) Ajax
7 35 (6.08%) RESTful
8 34 (5.90%) Spring
9 29 (5.03%) JSON
10 24 (4.17%) Java EE
10 24 (4.17%) XML Schema
11 20 (3.47%) ASP.NET
12 17 (2.95%) AngularJS
13 12 (2.08%) Middleware
14 10 (1.74%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (1.56%) J2EE
15 9 (1.56%) LAMP
15 9 (1.56%) REST
15 9 (1.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.16%) Client/Server
2 44 (7.64%) N-Tier
3 41 (7.12%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.51%) Social Media
6 24 (4.17%) Clustering
6 24 (4.17%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.91%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.74%) PKI
8 10 (1.74%) Wiki
9 9 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.56%) User Experience
10 7 (1.22%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.87%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.87%) Statistics
12 4 (0.69%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 153 (26.56%) Windows
2 103 (17.88%) Linux
3 55 (9.55%) Unix
4 17 (2.95%) Solaris
5 12 (2.08%) Mac OS X
6 11 (1.91%) Android
7 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.04%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.69%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.52%) AIX
10 3 (0.52%) HPUX
10 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (23.26%) Test Scripting
3 131 (22.74%) Automated Testing
4 114 (19.79%) Software Testing
5 107 (18.58%) Mentoring
5 107 (18.58%) Test Strategy
6 103 (17.88%) BDD
7 99 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
8 85 (14.76%) TDD
9 84 (14.58%) Scrum
10 81 (14.06%) Manual Testing
11 79 (13.72%) Performance Testing
12 75 (13.02%) Software Engineering
13 74 (12.85%) Unit Testing
14 71 (12.33%) Automation Testing
15 68 (11.81%) Regression Testing
16 64 (11.11%) Functional Testing
17 60 (10.42%) Waterfall
18 53 (9.20%) Test Management
19 52 (9.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 230 (39.93%) SQL
2 227 (39.41%) C#
3 211 (36.63%) Java
4 99 (17.19%) Python
5 91 (15.80%) JavaScript
6 58 (10.07%) Ruby
7 49 (8.51%) Perl
8 47 (8.16%) C++
9 42 (7.29%) C
10 22 (3.82%) PHP
11 17 (2.95%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.43%) Groovy
13 13 (2.26%) VBScript
14 12 (2.08%) VB
15 10 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.56%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.69%) COBOL
18 4 (0.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 102 (17.71%) ISTQB
2 83 (14.41%) Degree
2 83 (14.41%) ISEB
3 40 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (4.34%) Security Cleared
5 21 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) HP AIS
9 1 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (34.38%) QA
2 12 (2.08%) SDET
3 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.74%) Docker
2 10 (1.74%) KVM
2 10 (1.74%) VirtualBox
3 9 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 49 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.39%) Ambari
2 8 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (1.39%) Kibana
3 6 (1.04%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.81%) Oracle
3 39 (6.77%) Sophos
4 37 (6.42%) HP
5 29 (5.03%) SAP
6 21 (3.65%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.95%) VMware
8 9 (1.56%) Cadence
9 8 (1.39%) CA
10 6 (1.04%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.04%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.87%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.69%) Capita
13 3 (0.52%) ATG
13 3 (0.52%) Borland
13 3 (0.52%) Citrix
13 3 (0.52%) hybris
13 3 (0.52%) IBM
13 3 (0.52%) NICE Systems
13 3 (0.52%) TSYS
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