The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / South East
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 210 201
Rank change year-on-year +58 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 297 295 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.01% 1.52% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.75% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 268 246 297
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12720 16868 18398
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.03% 86.74% 85.64%
Number of salaries quoted 10550 14185 14564
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the South East

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the South East.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in the South East

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in the South East

Automated Testing
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 Automated Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +43 77 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Surrey +83 66 £45,000 +23.28% 12
Berkshire +21 43 £45,000 -
West Sussex +16 38 £36,500 -18.88% 5
Oxfordshire -5 27 £29,000 -24.67% 2
East Sussex -2 17 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 12 £37,500 - 1
Kent +5 12 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Middlesex - 1 £45,000 - 1
Automated Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 376 (63.30%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (38.22%) SQL
3 194 (32.66%) Selenium
4 183 (30.81%) QA
5 182 (30.64%) Java
6 165 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 163 (27.44%) C#
8 150 (25.25%) Manual Testing
9 145 (24.41%) Finance
10 138 (23.23%) Scrum
11 137 (23.06%) SQL Server
12 132 (22.22%) Software Testing
13 127 (21.38%) ISTQB
13 127 (21.38%) Test Strategy
14 121 (20.37%) Test Automation
15 118 (19.87%) .NET
16 117 (19.70%) Test Scripting
17 116 (19.53%) HTML
18 115 (19.36%) TDD
19 108 (18.18%) Windows
20 106 (17.85%) Software Engineering
21 105 (17.68%) JavaScript
22 100 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
23 97 (16.33%) Unit Testing
24 94 (15.82%) CSS
25 92 (15.49%) Degree
26 86 (14.48%) Web Services
27 83 (13.97%) ISEB
28 82 (13.80%) Team Foundation Server
29 80 (13.47%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Co-occurring 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 23 (3.87%) Confluence
2 22 (3.70%) CMS
3 20 (3.37%) IIS
4 14 (2.36%) NServiceBus
5 13 (2.19%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.02%) JBoss
7 11 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.18%) Apache
10 5 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.51%) nginx
12 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.34%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 59 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.53%) SaaS
4 12 (2.02%) IaaS
4 12 (2.02%) PaaS
5 7 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.84%) Office 365
7 3 (0.51%) TestFlight
8 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.34%) G Suite
8 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
9 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.86%) HTTP
2 9 (1.52%) IPv4
3 6 (1.01%) IPv6
3 6 (1.01%) Network Security
3 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.84%) Firewall
4 5 (0.84%) Internet
5 4 (0.67%) DNS
6 3 (0.51%) ATM
6 3 (0.51%) Intranet
7 2 (0.34%) DHCP
7 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) VPN
8 1 (0.17%) ICMP
8 1 (0.17%) LAN
8 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (23.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.38%) MySQL
3 18 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (2.69%) Redis
4 16 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.19%) Couchbase
5 13 (2.19%) CouchDB
5 13 (2.19%) Event Store
5 13 (2.19%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.19%) RavenDB
6 8 (1.35%) Big Data
7 6 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.51%) Riak
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.34%) QlikView
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 194 (32.66%) Selenium
2 82 (13.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 80 (13.47%) WebDriver
4 67 (11.28%) Visual Studio
5 63 (10.61%) JIRA
6 60 (10.10%) JMeter
7 51 (8.59%) Git (software)
8 36 (6.06%) Subversion
9 32 (5.39%) TeamCity
10 29 (4.88%) Eclipse
10 29 (4.88%) SoapUI
11 28 (4.71%) HP UFT
11 28 (4.71%) NUnit
12 25 (4.21%) LoadRunner
13 23 (3.87%) Cucumber
13 23 (3.87%) Jenkins
13 23 (3.87%) SpecFlow
14 22 (3.70%) IntelliJ
15 20 (3.37%) Maven
16 18 (3.03%) JIRA Agile
General
1 145 (24.41%) Finance
2 26 (4.38%) Banking
3 21 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.37%) Marketing
4 20 (3.37%) Retail
5 16 (2.69%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.68%) Automotive
7 9 (1.52%) Games
7 9 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.01%) Advertising
9 5 (0.84%) Back Office
9 5 (0.84%) Publishing
10 4 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.67%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Front Office
11 3 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (26.26%) Developer
2 121 (20.37%) Analyst
3 114 (19.19%) Test Analyst
4 110 (18.52%) Tester
5 71 (11.95%) Test Engineer
6 60 (10.10%) QA Engineer
7 56 (9.43%) Automation Tester
8 52 (8.75%) Senior Developer
9 44 (7.41%) .NET Developer
9 44 (7.41%) Software Tester
10 40 (6.73%) Java Developer
11 39 (6.57%) C# Developer
12 38 (6.40%) Test Automation Engineer
13 35 (5.89%) QA Tester
14 33 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
15 31 (5.22%) QA Automation Engineer
15 31 (5.22%) Test Manager
16 23 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
17 22 (3.70%) Junior
17 22 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (19.87%) .NET
2 116 (19.53%) HTML
3 94 (15.82%) CSS
4 86 (14.48%) Web Services
5 61 (10.27%) REST
6 58 (9.76%) ASP.NET
7 54 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 50 (8.42%) J2EE
9 48 (8.08%) .NET Framework
10 42 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 42 (7.07%) jQuery
11 41 (6.90%) HTML5
11 41 (6.90%) XML
12 38 (6.40%) SOAP
13 33 (5.56%) Spring
14 31 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (5.05%) Entity Framework
16 27 (4.55%) WCF
17 23 (3.87%) Hibernate
18 22 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.91%) Computer Science
2 46 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.88%) User Experience
4 21 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.86%) Blog
7 13 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.02%) Replication
8 12 (2.02%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.85%) iPad
10 8 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.84%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.51%) PKI
15 2 (0.34%) iPhone
15 2 (0.34%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 108 (18.18%) Windows
2 78 (13.13%) Linux
3 40 (6.73%) Unix
4 21 (3.54%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.37%) Android
5 20 (3.37%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.68%) Solaris
8 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (63.30%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (25.25%) Manual Testing
3 138 (23.23%) Scrum
4 132 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 127 (21.38%) Test Strategy
6 121 (20.37%) Test Automation
7 117 (19.70%) Test Scripting
8 115 (19.36%) TDD
9 106 (17.85%) Software Engineering
10 100 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (16.33%) Unit Testing
12 79 (13.30%) Regression Testing
13 78 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 67 (11.28%) System Testing
15 66 (11.11%) Automation Testing
15 66 (11.11%) Performance Testing
16 59 (9.93%) SDLC
17 55 (9.26%) OO
18 54 (9.09%) MVC
19 52 (8.75%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 227 (38.22%) SQL
2 182 (30.64%) Java
3 163 (27.44%) C#
4 105 (17.68%) JavaScript
5 41 (6.90%) Python
6 39 (6.57%) T-SQL
7 35 (5.89%) C++
8 25 (4.21%) VB
9 24 (4.04%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.37%) C
10 20 (3.37%) Ruby
11 17 (2.86%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.19%) PHP
13 11 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.68%) Perl
14 10 (1.68%) Scala
15 9 (1.52%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.35%) Groovy
16 8 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (21.38%) ISTQB
2 92 (15.49%) Degree
3 83 (13.97%) ISEB
4 35 (5.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (3.37%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (30.81%) QA
2 6 (1.01%) PMO
3 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 28 (4.71%) Docker
2 6 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.51%) HDFS
3 3 (0.51%) KVM
3 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (4.04%) Puppet
2 18 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.51%) Ambari
4 3 (0.51%) Ansible
4 3 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.51%) Kibana
5 2 (0.34%) Grafana
5 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.34%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) SELinux
Vendors
1 165 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.91%) Oracle
3 28 (4.71%) HP
4 11 (1.85%) Sitecore
5 8 (1.35%) Facebook
5 8 (1.35%) SAP
5 8 (1.35%) VMware
6 7 (1.18%) Apple
6 7 (1.18%) TOWER Software
7 6 (1.01%) Google
7 6 (1.01%) hybris
7 6 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.84%) Borland
8 5 (0.84%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.67%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.67%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.67%) IBM
10 3 (0.51%) F5
10 3 (0.51%) Red Hat
Surrey
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Base £45-58k, Bonus, Pension, Training plan,
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-40k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sussex
Ballard Chalmers
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Ballard Chalmers Limited
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus (10-15%) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Remote Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 32,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Opus Energy
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits and parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
RCDTS
Salary: £49,400 - £54,600
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
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Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
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Posted: 14 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
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Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
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Salary: From £52,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
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Salary: From £52,000 to £58,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Surrey
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Posted: 14 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
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Posted: 14 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
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Salary: From £43,000 to £48,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
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Posted: 22 days ago