The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 376 384
Rank change year-on-year +68 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 88 72 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 73 70 71
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -8.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +19.71% -10.12%  

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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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
West Sussex +29 21 £51,250 +32.25%
Berkshire +32 20 £43,250 +2.97%
Surrey +46 16 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Kent +29 8 £35,000 -18.60%
Hampshire +21 8 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 8 £35,750 -10.62% 1
Oxfordshire +6 6 £31,500 -6.66% 7
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
East Sussex +3 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 77 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (59.84%) Selenium
3 63 (49.61%) QA
4 52 (40.94%) Test Automation
5 51 (40.16%) Automated Testing
6 43 (33.86%) SQL
7 42 (33.07%) Automation Testing
8 40 (31.50%) Software Testing
8 40 (31.50%) Java
9 39 (30.71%) C#
10 35 (27.56%) Finance
11 34 (26.77%) Test Scripting
12 30 (23.62%) ISEB
13 29 (22.83%) Degree
14 28 (22.05%) WebDriver
15 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
16 24 (18.90%) ISTQB
17 22 (17.32%) JIRA
18 21 (16.54%) Scrum
19 20 (15.75%) Manual Testing
20 19 (14.96%) BDD
20 19 (14.96%) Test Strategy
21 17 (13.39%) Regression Testing
21 17 (13.39%) Oracle
21 17 (13.39%) Cucumber
22 16 (12.60%) Performance Testing
22 16 (12.60%) Ranorex
22 16 (12.60%) JavaScript
23 15 (11.81%) Windows
23 15 (11.81%) Virtual Team

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 (7.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) SaaS
2 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) MySQL
3 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (59.84%) Selenium
2 28 (22.05%) WebDriver
3 22 (17.32%) JIRA
4 17 (13.39%) Cucumber
5 16 (12.60%) Ranorex
6 14 (11.02%) Visual Studio
7 12 (9.45%) JMeter
8 11 (8.66%) HP UFT
9 10 (7.87%) Gatling
10 9 (7.09%) SpecFlow
11 7 (5.51%) SoapUI
11 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
13 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
13 5 (3.94%) LoadRunner
14 4 (3.15%) NUnit
14 4 (3.15%) TestNG
15 3 (2.36%) JUnit
15 3 (2.36%) Subversion
16 2 (1.57%) Maven
General
1 35 (27.56%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Financial Institution
3 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.51%) Marketing
5 4 (3.15%) Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Electronics
6 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 2 (1.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.45%) XML
2 11 (8.66%) Web Services
3 8 (6.30%) .NET
4 6 (4.72%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.94%) HTML
5 5 (3.94%) Play Framework
6 4 (3.15%) COM
6 4 (3.15%) Silverlight
6 4 (3.15%) SOAP
7 2 (1.57%) CSS
7 2 (1.57%) HTML5
7 2 (1.57%) JSON
7 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.57%) REST
7 2 (1.57%) XSLT
8 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.79%) Flash
8 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Virtual Team
2 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.36%) Xbox
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) PMI
7 1 (0.79%) AS400
7 1 (0.79%) Online Games
7 1 (0.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.81%) Windows
2 9 (7.09%) Unix
3 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (40.94%) Test Automation
3 51 (40.16%) Automated Testing
4 42 (33.07%) Automation Testing
5 40 (31.50%) Software Testing
6 34 (26.77%) Test Scripting
7 21 (16.54%) Scrum
8 20 (15.75%) Manual Testing
9 19 (14.96%) BDD
9 19 (14.96%) Test Strategy
10 17 (13.39%) Regression Testing
11 16 (12.60%) Performance Testing
12 13 (10.24%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.66%) QA Automation
14 10 (7.87%) DevOps
14 10 (7.87%) SDLC
15 9 (7.09%) Security Testing
16 8 (6.30%) TDD
17 7 (5.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.86%) SQL
2 40 (31.50%) Java
3 39 (30.71%) C#
4 16 (12.60%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.30%) Python
6 5 (3.94%) Scala
7 4 (3.15%) VB
8 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.36%) C++
8 3 (2.36%) Perl
9 2 (1.57%) Groovy
9 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (23.62%) ISEB
2 29 (22.83%) Degree
3 24 (18.90%) ISTQB
4 10 (7.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (49.61%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) SDET
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.39%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) SAP
4 1 (0.79%) Informatica
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
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