Period
to 22 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 344 413 483
Rank change year-on-year +69 +70 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 223 137 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.47% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 195 127 130
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,975
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.19%

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 30,701 29,086 37,923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.94% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25,587 24,280 32,275
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +50 108 £45,000 +26.76% 10
Berkshire +12 53 £44,000 +3.53% 4
Surrey +24 34 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 30 £42,000 +20.00% 3
Hampshire -18 30 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Oxfordshire +5 25 £46,500 +47.62% 3
West Sussex +1 23 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Sussex +8 22 £50,000 +66.67%
Kent +3 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 162 (72.65%) Selenium
3 124 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (43.05%) WebDriver
5 84 (37.67%) C#
6 74 (33.18%) Scrum
7 71 (31.84%) Java
8 67 (30.04%) JIRA
9 64 (28.70%) BDD
10 59 (26.46%) QA
11 56 (25.11%) Cucumber
12 50 (22.42%) Regression Testing
13 47 (21.08%) SQL
14 45 (20.18%) JMeter
14 45 (20.18%) Test Scripting
15 44 (19.73%) Performance Testing
15 44 (19.73%) Software Testing
15 44 (19.73%) Jenkins
16 39 (17.49%) ISTQB
17 38 (17.04%) TDD
17 38 (17.04%) Exploratory Testing
18 37 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (16.59%) JavaScript
19 36 (16.14%) .NET
19 36 (16.14%) Confluence
20 33 (14.80%) Windows
21 32 (14.35%) OO
21 32 (14.35%) Open Source
22 31 (13.90%) OOP
22 31 (13.90%) Ruby

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 36 (16.14%) Confluence
2 5 (2.24%) CMS
3 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.90%) Tornado
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.38%) VoIP
2 2 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.83%) MySQL
3 10 (4.48%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 162 (72.65%) Selenium
2 96 (43.05%) WebDriver
3 67 (30.04%) JIRA
4 56 (25.11%) Cucumber
5 45 (20.18%) JMeter
6 44 (19.73%) Jenkins
7 25 (11.21%) HP UFT
8 22 (9.87%) SoapUI
9 13 (5.83%) Capybara
10 12 (5.38%) SpecFlow
11 11 (4.93%) NUnit
12 10 (4.48%) Bugzilla
12 10 (4.48%) Trac
13 9 (4.04%) Git (software)
14 8 (3.59%) Visual Studio
15 7 (3.14%) Protractor
15 7 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (3.14%) TestComplete
15 7 (3.14%) TestRail
15 7 (3.14%) WATIR
General
1 21 (9.42%) Finance
2 7 (3.14%) Back Office
2 7 (3.14%) Digital Economy
2 7 (3.14%) Retail
3 5 (2.24%) Marketing
3 5 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.90%) Electronics
4 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.14%) .NET
2 11 (4.93%) Web Services
3 10 (4.48%) Gherkin
4 9 (4.04%) REST
5 8 (3.59%) HTML
5 8 (3.59%) SOAP
5 8 (3.59%) XML
6 7 (3.14%) LAMP
6 7 (3.14%) XML Messaging
7 4 (1.79%) Behat
8 2 (0.90%) Django
8 2 (0.90%) Google Maps API
8 2 (0.90%) Laravel
8 2 (0.90%) WSDL
9 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.45%) CSS
9 1 (0.45%) Lucene
9 1 (0.45%) Node.js
9 1 (0.45%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.87%) User Experience
2 17 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.14%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.69%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.24%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.90%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.80%) Windows
2 27 (12.11%) Linux
3 11 (4.93%) Android
4 7 (3.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 124 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (33.18%) Scrum
4 64 (28.70%) BDD
5 50 (22.42%) Regression Testing
6 45 (20.18%) Test Scripting
7 44 (19.73%) Performance Testing
7 44 (19.73%) Software Testing
8 38 (17.04%) Exploratory Testing
8 38 (17.04%) TDD
9 37 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (14.35%) OO
10 32 (14.35%) Open Source
11 31 (13.90%) OOP
12 30 (13.45%) Kanban
12 30 (13.45%) Manual Testing
12 30 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (13.45%) Test Strategy
13 26 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (10.76%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (37.67%) C#
2 71 (31.84%) Java
3 47 (21.08%) SQL
4 37 (16.59%) JavaScript
5 31 (13.90%) Ruby
6 25 (11.21%) Python
7 21 (9.42%) PHP
8 7 (3.14%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.14%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.79%) ES6
10 2 (0.90%) C++
11 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (17.49%) ISTQB
2 25 (11.21%) Degree
3 16 (7.17%) ISEB
4 14 (6.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (26.46%) QA
System Software
1 19 (8.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 25 (11.21%) HP
2 17 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.28%) Capita
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle
5 3 (1.35%) Google
5 3 (1.35%) VMware
6 2 (0.90%) Mapbox
6 2 (0.90%) Micro Focus
6 2 (0.90%) Xamarin