Period
to 25 May 2019

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 399 353 390
Rank change year-on-year -46 +37 +60
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 121 214 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.70% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.72% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 106 190 136
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +14.46%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 25,395 29,677 28,058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.91% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 20,730 24,715 23,446
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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 6 months to 25 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +26 41 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Thames Valley -22 40 £45,000 +2.27% 12
Berkshire +8 22 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Surrey +15 16 £46,250 +2.78% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £44,250 +5.36% 6
West Sussex -24 12 £43,750 -2.78% 1
East Sussex +8 11 £43,000 -14.00% 1
Oxfordshire +23 6 £50,000 +7.53% 3
Kent +15 1 £62,500 +42.05% 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 82 (67.77%) Selenium
3 77 (63.64%) C#
4 64 (52.89%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (47.93%) QA
6 42 (34.71%) SpecFlow
7 40 (33.06%) Scrum
7 40 (33.06%) SQL
8 39 (32.23%) Java
9 38 (31.40%) BDD
10 35 (28.93%) Web Services
11 28 (23.14%) WebDriver
12 26 (21.49%) JavaScript
13 25 (20.66%) Cucumber
14 24 (19.83%) SoapUI
14 24 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (18.18%) Software Testing
15 22 (18.18%) .NET
16 21 (17.36%) Test Strategy
16 21 (17.36%) Regression Testing
17 19 (15.70%) TDD
18 17 (14.05%) Manual Testing
18 17 (14.05%) Test Scripting
18 17 (14.05%) Windows
19 16 (13.22%) Security Testing
20 15 (12.40%) XML
20 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
20 15 (12.40%) JMeter
20 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
20 15 (12.40%) Non-Functional Testing

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 14 (11.57%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (8.26%) Confluence
3 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.48%) BrowserStack
3 3 (2.48%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.65%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.65%) npm
4 2 (1.65%) Tricentis Tosca
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) HTTP
2 2 (1.65%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.65%) DB2
4 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (67.77%) Selenium
2 42 (34.71%) SpecFlow
3 28 (23.14%) WebDriver
4 25 (20.66%) Cucumber
5 24 (19.83%) SoapUI
6 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
6 15 (12.40%) JMeter
7 14 (11.57%) JIRA
8 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
9 9 (7.44%) TestNG
10 8 (6.61%) Appium
10 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio
11 7 (5.79%) HP UFT
11 7 (5.79%) JUnit
12 5 (4.13%) IntelliJ
12 5 (4.13%) Maven
12 5 (4.13%) NUnit
13 4 (3.31%) Fiddler
13 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.48%) Protractor
General
1 8 (6.61%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.65%) Advertising
4 2 (1.65%) Games
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.93%) Web Services
2 22 (18.18%) .NET
3 15 (12.40%) XML
4 11 (9.09%) JSON
5 10 (8.26%) SOAP
6 7 (5.79%) HTML
6 7 (5.79%) WCF
7 6 (4.96%) Spring
7 6 (4.96%) XSLT
8 5 (4.13%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.31%) CSS
9 4 (3.31%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.31%) HTML5
9 4 (3.31%) RESTful
10 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.48%) CSS3
10 3 (2.48%) J2EE
10 3 (2.48%) REST
10 3 (2.48%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (2.48%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.65%) Fintech
3 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.65%) PMI
3 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.83%) BBC
4 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.83%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.05%) Windows
2 12 (9.92%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.65%) Android
4 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.65%) Unix
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 64 (52.89%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (33.06%) Scrum
4 38 (31.40%) BDD
5 24 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 21 (17.36%) Regression Testing
7 21 (17.36%) Test Strategy
8 19 (15.70%) TDD
9 17 (14.05%) Manual Testing
9 17 (14.05%) Test Scripting
10 16 (13.22%) Security Testing
11 15 (12.40%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (12.40%) User Stories
12 14 (11.57%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (11.57%) E-Commerce
12 14 (11.57%) Performance Testing
13 13 (10.74%) Integration Testing
14 11 (9.09%) DevOps
14 11 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (63.64%) C#
2 40 (33.06%) SQL
3 39 (32.23%) Java
4 26 (21.49%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.92%) Python
6 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.96%) PHP
8 4 (3.31%) XPath
9 3 (2.48%) Java 8
10 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 11 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.13%) ISEB
5 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (47.93%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.83%) Ansible
3 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.96%) VMware
3 3 (2.48%) HP
3 3 (2.48%) IBM
4 2 (1.65%) Google
4 2 (1.65%) GUPTA
5 1 (0.83%) Apple
5 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle
5 1 (0.83%) SAP