Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 405 534
Rank change year-on-year +23 +129 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 156 191 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.55% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.56% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 147 156 113
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £54,250 £48,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -15 56 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Hampshire +27 46 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Berkshire -7 30 £50,000 +14.94% 3
Surrey +23 27 £46,750 +3.89% 1
East Sussex -18 22 £50,000 +42.86%
Buckinghamshire +10 15 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Oxfordshire -2 11 £43,000 +22.86% 3
West Sussex 0 3 £72,500 +107.14% 1
Kent +22 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 131 (83.97%) Selenium
3 82 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (41.67%) Cucumber
5 55 (35.26%) Java
6 50 (32.05%) Software Testing
7 46 (29.49%) WebDriver
8 45 (28.85%) Test Scripting
9 44 (28.21%) JIRA
10 43 (27.56%) QA
11 38 (24.36%) C#
12 36 (23.08%) Degree
13 29 (18.59%) MySQL
13 29 (18.59%) E-Commerce
13 29 (18.59%) JMeter
13 29 (18.59%) BDD
14 28 (17.95%) SQL Server
15 26 (16.67%) TDD
15 26 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
16 25 (16.03%) Scrum
17 24 (15.38%) ISTQB
18 23 (14.74%) PHP
19 22 (14.10%) Capybara
19 22 (14.10%) Relational Database
20 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
20 21 (13.46%) Trac
20 21 (13.46%) Bugzilla
21 20 (12.82%) Python
21 20 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
22 19 (12.18%) Linux

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 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.92%) GitHub
3 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.59%) MySQL
2 28 (17.95%) SQL Server
3 22 (14.10%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 131 (83.97%) Selenium
2 65 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 46 (29.49%) WebDriver
4 44 (28.21%) JIRA
5 29 (18.59%) JMeter
6 22 (14.10%) Capybara
7 21 (13.46%) Bugzilla
7 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
7 21 (13.46%) Trac
8 17 (10.90%) Git (software)
9 11 (7.05%) TestNG
10 9 (5.77%) Appium
10 9 (5.77%) JUnit
11 6 (3.85%) Protractor
11 6 (3.85%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.21%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.56%) HP UFT
14 3 (1.92%) Codeception
14 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (5.13%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Digital Economy
3 2 (1.28%) Banking
3 2 (1.28%) Marketing
3 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.64%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.64%) Military
4 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.90%) Web Services
2 12 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 10 (6.41%) .NET
4 8 (5.13%) REST
5 5 (3.21%) LAMP
5 5 (3.21%) SOAP
6 3 (1.92%) Behat
6 3 (1.92%) HTML
6 3 (1.92%) XML
7 2 (1.28%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.28%) Google Maps API
7 2 (1.28%) Laravel
7 2 (1.28%) WSDL
8 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.64%) CSS
8 1 (0.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.64%) User Experience
6 1 (0.64%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.18%) Linux
2 14 (8.97%) Windows
3 1 (0.64%) Android
3 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 82 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (32.05%) Software Testing
4 45 (28.85%) Test Scripting
5 29 (18.59%) BDD
5 29 (18.59%) E-Commerce
6 26 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
6 26 (16.67%) TDD
7 25 (16.03%) Scrum
8 20 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (12.18%) OO
10 17 (10.90%) Manual Testing
10 17 (10.90%) OOP
10 17 (10.90%) Regression Testing
11 16 (10.26%) Open Source
12 15 (9.62%) Performance Testing
13 14 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (8.97%) Exploratory Testing
14 13 (8.33%) Test Strategy
14 13 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.26%) Java
2 38 (24.36%) C#
3 23 (14.74%) PHP
4 20 (12.82%) Python
5 17 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.90%) Ruby
6 16 (10.26%) SQL
7 7 (4.49%) ES6
8 6 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.92%) C++
9 3 (1.92%) Scala
10 2 (1.28%) C
10 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (23.08%) Degree
2 24 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 19 (12.18%) ISEB
4 15 (9.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (27.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.92%) HP
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle
3 2 (1.28%) Google
3 2 (1.28%) Mapbox