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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South East
Rank 179 245 194
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -51
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 239 246 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 1.27% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.46% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 189 204 290
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
12630 16823 17543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.88% 87.13% 85.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10285 14296 14207
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -18 44 £42,000 -1.17% 9
West Sussex +43 43 £41,250 -17.50% 4
Surrey +27 41 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Berkshire +32 35 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +51 30 £36,000 -10.55% 1
Oxfordshire +22 29 £53,500 +12.63% 4
Kent +30 15 £47,500 +25.00% 2
East Sussex +4 5 £63,500 +75.17% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 359 (72.23%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (48.49%) Selenium
3 175 (35.21%) Software Testing
4 164 (33.00%) Java
5 140 (28.17%) QA
6 129 (25.96%) ISTQB
6 129 (25.96%) C#
7 127 (25.55%) Automated Testing
8 121 (24.35%) JIRA
9 108 (21.73%) SQL
10 102 (20.52%) HP UFT
11 101 (20.32%) TDD
12 100 (20.12%) Test Scripting
13 98 (19.72%) Microsoft
13 98 (19.72%) ISEB
14 97 (19.52%) Degree
15 94 (18.91%) Scrum
16 89 (17.91%) Manual Testing
17 88 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
18 87 (17.51%) Finance
19 84 (16.90%) BDD
20 83 (16.70%) Test Strategy
20 83 (16.70%) HP
21 81 (16.30%) Regression Testing
22 79 (15.90%) SDLC
23 77 (15.49%) Python
23 77 (15.49%) WebDriver
24 74 (14.89%) Software Engineering
25 73 (14.69%) Performance Testing
26 71 (14.29%) Automation Testing

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 26 (5.23%) Confluence
2 11 (2.21%) JBoss
3 10 (2.01%) CMS
3 10 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.01%) Apache
5 5 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.80%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.21%) MS Office
2 11 (2.21%) MS Project
3 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (4.43%) SaaS
3 18 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.81%) IaaS
4 9 (1.81%) PaaS
5 3 (0.60%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.82%) ATM
2 18 (3.62%) HTTP
3 9 (1.81%) Internet
4 7 (1.41%) Wireless
5 4 (0.80%) IPv4
5 4 (0.80%) SMTP
5 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.60%) DNS
7 2 (0.40%) Firewall
7 2 (0.40%) VoIP
8 1 (0.20%) VLAN
8 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.42%) Big Data
3 9 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.80%) MySQL
7 4 (0.80%) Redis
7 4 (0.80%) Riak
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.80%) Sqoop
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.20%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 241 (48.49%) Selenium
2 121 (24.35%) JIRA
3 102 (20.52%) HP UFT
4 77 (15.49%) WebDriver
5 59 (11.87%) JMeter
6 45 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (9.05%) Visual Studio
7 44 (8.85%) SoapUI
8 38 (7.65%) JUnit
8 38 (7.65%) SpecFlow
9 37 (7.44%) Jenkins
10 34 (6.84%) Cucumber
10 34 (6.84%) LoadRunner
11 26 (5.23%) Git (software)
12 23 (4.63%) TestNG
13 22 (4.43%) NUnit
14 21 (4.23%) Ranorex
15 18 (3.62%) Eclipse
16 17 (3.42%) IntelliJ
17 16 (3.22%) Zephyr
General
1 87 (17.51%) Finance
2 24 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.02%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.62%) Marketing
5 11 (2.21%) Publishing
6 10 (2.01%) Electronics
6 10 (2.01%) Legal
7 8 (1.61%) Automotive
8 7 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.41%) Retail
9 5 (1.01%) Back Office
10 4 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.80%) Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Games
12 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 126 (25.35%) Test Engineer
2 104 (20.93%) Analyst
3 96 (19.32%) Test Analyst
4 82 (16.50%) Tester
5 71 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
6 67 (13.48%) Developer
7 51 (10.26%) Automation Tester
8 48 (9.66%) Test Manager
9 43 (8.65%) QA Engineer
10 38 (7.65%) Automation Test Analyst
11 34 (6.84%) Software Engineer
12 29 (5.84%) Automation Test Lead
13 28 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
14 26 (5.23%) Java Engineer
15 25 (5.03%) Test Leader
16 24 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
17 23 (4.63%) Senior Test Analyst
17 23 (4.63%) Software Tester
18 22 (4.43%) QA Tester
19 21 (4.23%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.27%) Web Services
2 54 (10.87%) .NET
3 51 (10.26%) HTML
4 49 (9.86%) XML
5 45 (9.05%) REST
6 30 (6.04%) CSS
7 27 (5.43%) SOAP
8 26 (5.23%) ASP.NET
9 22 (4.43%) RESTful
10 18 (3.62%) Spring
11 14 (2.82%) JSON
12 13 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (2.41%) Apache Camel
14 11 (2.21%) Ajax
14 11 (2.21%) DOM
14 11 (2.21%) Java EE
14 11 (2.21%) XML Schema
15 10 (2.01%) AngularJS
16 9 (1.81%) Gherkin
16 9 (1.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.43%) Virtual Team
2 25 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.41%) User Experience
6 9 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.41%) iPad
8 6 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.01%) Life Science
9 5 (1.01%) Semantic Web
10 4 (0.80%) Blog
10 4 (0.80%) iPhone
10 4 (0.80%) PKI
10 4 (0.80%) Wiki
11 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.60%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.60%) Social Network
12 2 (0.40%) AS400
12 2 (0.40%) Minimum Viable Product
13 1 (0.20%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.66%) Linux
2 50 (10.06%) Windows
3 20 (4.02%) Unix
4 18 (3.62%) Android
5 17 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.01%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.40%) Solaris
9 2 (0.40%) VMS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (72.23%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (35.21%) Software Testing
3 127 (25.55%) Automated Testing
4 101 (20.32%) TDD
5 100 (20.12%) Test Scripting
6 94 (18.91%) Scrum
7 89 (17.91%) Manual Testing
8 88 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
9 84 (16.90%) BDD
10 83 (16.70%) Test Strategy
11 81 (16.30%) Regression Testing
12 79 (15.90%) SDLC
13 74 (14.89%) Software Engineering
14 73 (14.69%) Performance Testing
15 71 (14.29%) Automation Testing
16 62 (12.47%) Mentoring
17 59 (11.87%) Integration Testing
18 55 (11.07%) Continuous Improvement
19 54 (10.87%) Test Management
20 50 (10.06%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (33.00%) Java
2 129 (25.96%) C#
3 108 (21.73%) SQL
4 77 (15.49%) Python
5 65 (13.08%) C++
6 40 (8.05%) JavaScript
7 26 (5.23%) C
8 22 (4.43%) Ruby
9 20 (4.02%) Perl
9 20 (4.02%) VB
10 13 (2.62%) Groovy
11 12 (2.41%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.21%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.41%) VBScript
14 6 (1.21%) Scala
14 6 (1.21%) Tcl
14 6 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.40%) PHP
17 1 (0.20%) RPG
Qualifications
1 129 (25.96%) ISTQB
2 98 (19.72%) ISEB
3 97 (19.52%) Degree
4 55 (11.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 36 (7.24%) Security Cleared
6 29 (5.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (2.62%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) AAT
9 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (28.17%) QA
2 8 (1.61%) SDET
3 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.61%) Docker
3 6 (1.21%) HDFS
4 4 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.80%) KVM
4 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (7.65%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.21%) Puppet
3 4 (0.80%) Ambari
3 4 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (0.80%) Kibana
4 2 (0.40%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 98 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 83 (16.70%) HP
3 24 (4.83%) Sophos
4 21 (4.23%) Oracle
4 21 (4.23%) SAP
5 14 (2.82%) Telerik
5 14 (2.82%) VMware
6 13 (2.62%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.21%) Talend
8 9 (1.81%) Remedy
9 8 (1.61%) IBM
10 6 (1.21%) Cadence
10 6 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.80%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.80%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.60%) ATG
12 3 (0.60%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.40%) Infor
13 2 (0.40%) T-Plan
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