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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South East
Rank 187 213 197
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 231 278 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.57% 1.43% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.65% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 192 211 250
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,650 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
12593 16856 17464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.68% 86.54% 84.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10272 14212 14014
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -3 53 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Surrey +20 47 £50,000 +2.56% 7
Buckinghamshire +57 37 £35,500 -25.26% 3
West Sussex - 33 £47,000 - 2
Oxfordshire -1 24 £53,500 -7.75% 5
Berkshire +16 21 £52,000 +4.00% 9
East Sussex +21 9 £37,076 +2.27% 1
Kent +5 8 £47,500 +31.94%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 381 (76.20%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (52.00%) Selenium
3 180 (36.00%) Java
4 168 (33.60%) Software Testing
5 150 (30.00%) QA
6 132 (26.40%) Automated Testing
7 131 (26.20%) ISTQB
8 126 (25.20%) C#
9 115 (23.00%) SQL
10 111 (22.20%) JIRA
11 109 (21.80%) Scrum
11 109 (21.80%) Microsoft
12 108 (21.60%) Test Scripting
13 105 (21.00%) HP UFT
14 104 (20.80%) Degree
15 101 (20.20%) ISEB
16 96 (19.20%) SDLC
17 94 (18.80%) Manual Testing
17 94 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
17 94 (18.80%) Test Strategy
18 93 (18.60%) Finance
19 91 (18.20%) TDD
20 87 (17.40%) Python
21 81 (16.20%) Software Engineering
22 79 (15.80%) HP
23 77 (15.40%) C++
24 76 (15.20%) Regression Testing
25 73 (14.60%) Performance Testing
25 73 (14.60%) WebDriver
26 72 (14.40%) .NET

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 21 (4.20%) CMS
2 20 (4.00%) Confluence
3 14 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.60%) OpenStack
5 11 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.80%) Apache
8 8 (1.60%) nginx
9 7 (1.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) Drupal
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.40%) MS Project
3 10 (2.00%) MS Office
4 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.60%) SaaS
2 25 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.60%) IaaS
4 13 (2.60%) PaaS
5 3 (0.60%) TestFlight
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.40%) Route 53
6 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.60%) Internet
2 21 (4.20%) ATM
3 15 (3.00%) HTTP
4 10 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.80%) DNS
5 9 (1.80%) Firewall
6 6 (1.20%) IPv4
6 6 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.20%) MongoDB
2 19 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.80%) Big Data
4 12 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.60%) MySQL
7 7 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.20%) Redis
8 6 (1.20%) Riak
8 6 (1.20%) Sqoop
9 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.40%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.20%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 260 (52.00%) Selenium
2 111 (22.20%) JIRA
3 105 (21.00%) HP UFT
4 73 (14.60%) WebDriver
5 64 (12.80%) JMeter
6 46 (9.20%) Jenkins
7 42 (8.40%) Visual Studio
8 39 (7.80%) Cucumber
9 37 (7.40%) SoapUI
9 37 (7.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (7.20%) JUnit
11 35 (7.00%) LoadRunner
12 30 (6.00%) Git (software)
13 28 (5.60%) Ranorex
14 27 (5.40%) TestNG
15 26 (5.20%) SpecFlow
16 21 (4.20%) NUnit
17 17 (3.40%) Bugzilla
17 17 (3.40%) Rational DOORS
18 16 (3.20%) Robot Framework
General
1 93 (18.60%) Finance
2 28 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.00%) Publishing
5 9 (1.80%) Aerospace
5 9 (1.80%) Electronics
5 9 (1.80%) Legal
5 9 (1.80%) Marketing
6 8 (1.60%) Back Office
7 7 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.20%) Retail
9 5 (1.00%) Automotive
10 4 (0.80%) Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 111 (22.20%) Analyst
2 105 (21.00%) Test Analyst
3 96 (19.20%) Test Engineer
4 89 (17.80%) Tester
5 62 (12.40%) Developer
6 58 (11.60%) Test Automation Engineer
7 49 (9.80%) Automation Tester
8 48 (9.60%) Automation Test Analyst
9 47 (9.40%) QA Engineer
9 47 (9.40%) Software Engineer
10 46 (9.20%) Test Manager
11 27 (5.40%) QA Tester
12 26 (5.20%) Senior Tester
13 24 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (4.60%) Automation Test Lead
14 23 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
14 23 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
14 23 (4.60%) Test Leader
15 22 (4.40%) Test Automation Developer
16 21 (4.20%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.40%) .NET
2 64 (12.80%) HTML
3 54 (10.80%) Web Services
4 43 (8.60%) XML
5 40 (8.00%) REST
6 38 (7.60%) ASP.NET
7 27 (5.40%) CSS
8 26 (5.20%) SOAP
9 20 (4.00%) JSON
9 20 (4.00%) RESTful
10 19 (3.80%) AngularJS
11 17 (3.40%) Ajax
12 15 (3.00%) Spring
13 11 (2.20%) Apache Camel
14 10 (2.00%) Gherkin
15 9 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (1.80%) jQuery
16 8 (1.60%) Node.js
16 8 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (1.60%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.20%) Computer Science
2 24 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.60%) Virtual Team
4 19 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.00%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.00%) User Experience
8 8 (1.60%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.60%) Wiki
9 7 (1.40%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.20%) Blog
10 6 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.20%) iPad
10 6 (1.20%) PKI
11 5 (1.00%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.80%) iPhone
12 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.40%) Informatics
13 2 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.80%) Linux
2 56 (11.20%) Windows
3 22 (4.40%) Unix
4 18 (3.60%) Android
5 16 (3.20%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.40%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.40%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.40%) VMS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (76.20%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (33.60%) Software Testing
3 132 (26.40%) Automated Testing
4 109 (21.80%) Scrum
5 108 (21.60%) Test Scripting
6 96 (19.20%) SDLC
7 94 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (18.80%) Manual Testing
7 94 (18.80%) Test Strategy
8 91 (18.20%) TDD
9 81 (16.20%) Software Engineering
10 76 (15.20%) Regression Testing
11 73 (14.60%) Performance Testing
12 71 (14.20%) Mentoring
13 69 (13.80%) BDD
14 66 (13.20%) Automation Testing
15 64 (12.80%) Defect Management
16 59 (11.80%) Integration Testing
17 58 (11.60%) Test Management
18 53 (10.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 180 (36.00%) Java
2 126 (25.20%) C#
3 115 (23.00%) SQL
4 87 (17.40%) Python
5 77 (15.40%) C++
6 55 (11.00%) JavaScript
7 34 (6.80%) Perl
8 30 (6.00%) Ruby
9 29 (5.80%) VB
10 24 (4.80%) C
11 18 (3.60%) Bash Shell
12 15 (3.00%) Groovy
13 14 (2.80%) PowerShell
14 13 (2.60%) VBScript
15 8 (1.60%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.40%) T-SQL
17 6 (1.20%) PHP
17 6 (1.20%) Tcl
18 5 (1.00%) Scala
19 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 131 (26.20%) ISTQB
2 104 (20.80%) Degree
3 101 (20.20%) ISEB
4 68 (13.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (7.80%) Security Cleared
6 32 (6.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 19 (3.80%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.40%) AAT
9 2 (0.40%) HND
10 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (30.00%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) SDET
3 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.00%) Docker
2 10 (2.00%) HDFS
3 6 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (1.20%) KVM
3 6 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 52 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.00%) Puppet
3 8 (1.60%) Kibana
4 6 (1.20%) Ambari
4 6 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.40%) Graylog
5 2 (0.40%) logstash
5 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 109 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.80%) HP
3 30 (6.00%) Sophos
4 22 (4.40%) Oracle
5 21 (4.20%) VMware
6 19 (3.80%) SAP
7 17 (3.40%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.80%) Telerik
9 9 (1.80%) Remedy
10 8 (1.60%) IBM
11 7 (1.40%) Talend
12 6 (1.20%) Cadence
12 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.80%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.80%) TOWER Software
14 3 (0.60%) Xamarin
15 2 (0.40%) ATG
15 2 (0.40%) Capita
15 2 (0.40%) Infor
15 2 (0.40%) T-Plan
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TDA Group
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + guaranteed bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Tessella
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £34,000 to £60,000 per annum + Share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Medical + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Pitney Bowes
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 9 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: £40k to £47k + 5% bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes, HC MK14 6FG
White Clarke Group
Salary: £25,000 - £44,000 per year plus Stakeholder pension scheme
Posted: 17 days ago