The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 290 442
Rank change year-on-year -37 +152  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 69 151 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.82% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.84% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 67 128 39
Median salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £53,250 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14137 17911 20464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11842 15249 16693
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the South East

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the South East

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the South East

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Berkshire -13 20 £45,000 -
Hampshire +14 16 £40,000 +12.67% 4
East Sussex -3 12 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 11 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Surrey +11 5 £47,500 +30.13%
Kent +11 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Oxfordshire +11 2 £35,000 +7.69% 2
West Sussex +10 2 £43,750 +9.37%
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 158 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 114 (72.15%) Selenium
3 95 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (43.04%) QA
5 60 (37.97%) Java
6 56 (35.44%) C#
7 51 (32.28%) Test Scripting
8 49 (31.01%) SQL
9 46 (29.11%) JIRA
10 42 (26.58%) Software Testing
11 41 (25.95%) WebDriver
12 40 (25.32%) Finance
13 39 (24.68%) ISEB
14 35 (22.15%) Cucumber
15 34 (21.52%) Degree
16 31 (19.62%) Scrum
17 30 (18.99%) ISTQB
18 29 (18.35%) BDD
19 26 (16.46%) Test Strategy
19 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
19 26 (16.46%) JMeter
20 23 (14.56%) JavaScript
21 22 (13.92%) MySQL
21 22 (13.92%) Oracle
21 22 (13.92%) SQL Server
22 20 (12.66%) Manual Testing
23 18 (11.39%) Regression Testing
23 18 (11.39%) E-Commerce
24 17 (10.76%) Performance Testing
24 17 (10.76%) Gatling

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 10 (6.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) SaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.92%) MySQL
1 22 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.59%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 114 (72.15%) Selenium
2 46 (29.11%) JIRA
3 41 (25.95%) WebDriver
4 35 (22.15%) Cucumber
5 26 (16.46%) JMeter
6 17 (10.76%) Gatling
7 13 (8.23%) Capybara
7 13 (8.23%) Visual Studio
8 12 (7.59%) Git (software)
8 12 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.70%) Bugzilla
9 9 (5.70%) SpecFlow
9 9 (5.70%) Trac
10 8 (5.06%) HP UFT
11 7 (4.43%) Jenkins
12 6 (3.80%) JUnit
12 6 (3.80%) LoadRunner
12 6 (3.80%) Ranorex
12 6 (3.80%) SoapUI
12 6 (3.80%) TestNG
General
1 40 (25.32%) Finance
2 16 (10.13%) Financial Institution
3 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.16%) Marketing
5 4 (2.53%) Automotive
5 4 (2.53%) Retail
6 3 (1.90%) Electronics
6 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) Web Services
2 14 (8.86%) XML
3 11 (6.96%) .NET
4 9 (5.70%) Gherkin
5 6 (3.80%) HTML
5 6 (3.80%) REST
6 5 (3.16%) Play Framework
6 5 (3.16%) SOAP
7 4 (2.53%) COM
7 4 (2.53%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.27%) CSS
8 2 (1.27%) JSON
8 2 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.27%) XSLT
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.63%) HTML5
9 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.80%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.63%) AS400
6 1 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.63%) Social Network
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.63%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.59%) Windows
2 8 (5.06%) Unix
3 4 (2.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.27%) Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 95 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (32.28%) Test Scripting
4 42 (26.58%) Software Testing
5 31 (19.62%) Scrum
6 29 (18.35%) BDD
7 26 (16.46%) Test Strategy
8 20 (12.66%) Manual Testing
9 18 (11.39%) E-Commerce
9 18 (11.39%) Regression Testing
10 17 (10.76%) Performance Testing
11 16 (10.13%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (10.13%) QA Automation
12 15 (9.49%) TDD
13 14 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (6.96%) API Testing
15 11 (6.96%) Defect Tracking
16 10 (6.33%) DevOps
16 10 (6.33%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 60 (37.97%) Java
2 56 (35.44%) C#
3 49 (31.01%) SQL
4 23 (14.56%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.86%) Python
6 5 (3.16%) Scala
7 4 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.53%) C++
7 4 (2.53%) ES6
7 4 (2.53%) VB
8 3 (1.90%) Perl
9 2 (1.27%) Groovy
9 2 (1.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) C
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (24.68%) ISEB
2 34 (21.52%) Degree
3 30 (18.99%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (43.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.92%) Oracle
3 5 (3.16%) HP
4 3 (1.90%) SAP
5 1 (0.63%) Informatica
5 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
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