Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 392 387
Rank change year-on-year +58 -5 +169
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 222 154 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.53% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 201 148 214
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32,125 £30,750 £28,825
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.22% +14.12% -5.56%

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 29,292 28,951 36,990
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.79% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 24,357 24,276 31,489
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,943 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 July 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 July 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 +40 100 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Berkshire +14 49 £42,500 -5.56% 10
West Sussex +35 45 £45,000 -12.20% 2
Surrey +32 32 £45,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +6 31 £46,500 +25.68% 8
Hampshire -12 29 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 20 £42,000 +5.00% 2
East Sussex -29 11 £32,500 -35.00%
Kent +13 4 £44,500 +27.14%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 160 (72.07%) Selenium
3 149 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (46.85%) QA
5 97 (43.69%) C#
6 94 (42.34%) Scrum
7 85 (38.29%) JIRA
8 81 (36.49%) WebDriver
9 71 (31.98%) BDD
10 69 (31.08%) SQL
11 63 (28.38%) Java
11 63 (28.38%) Regression Testing
12 55 (24.77%) Confluence
13 54 (24.32%) Software Testing
14 52 (23.42%) .NET
15 48 (21.62%) Exploratory Testing
16 46 (20.72%) Acceptance Criteria
17 45 (20.27%) Kanban
18 43 (19.37%) Finance
19 41 (18.47%) Problem-Solving
20 40 (18.02%) Performance Testing
20 40 (18.02%) Cucumber
21 38 (17.12%) Functional Testing
21 38 (17.12%) JavaScript
22 37 (16.67%) TDD
23 36 (16.22%) Manual Testing
24 34 (15.32%) Cross-Browser Testing
25 33 (14.86%) ISTQB
25 33 (14.86%) HP
26 32 (14.41%) HP UFT

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 55 (24.77%) Confluence
2 5 (2.25%) CMS
2 5 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.35%) Tornado
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.90%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.90%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.05%) Internet
2 5 (2.25%) VoIP
3 2 (0.90%) Broadband
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.70%) MySQL
3 6 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.80%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.80%) Redis
5 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 160 (72.07%) Selenium
2 85 (38.29%) JIRA
3 81 (36.49%) WebDriver
4 40 (18.02%) Cucumber
5 32 (14.41%) HP UFT
6 31 (13.96%) Jenkins
7 15 (6.76%) JMeter
7 15 (6.76%) SoapUI
8 14 (6.31%) SpecFlow
9 13 (5.86%) Appium
9 13 (5.86%) Git (software)
9 13 (5.86%) NUnit
10 11 (4.95%) TeamCity
11 9 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.70%) Bugzilla
12 6 (2.70%) Gatling
12 6 (2.70%) Sahi
12 6 (2.70%) Trac
12 6 (2.70%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 43 (19.37%) Finance
2 8 (3.60%) Electronics
2 8 (3.60%) Manufacturing
2 8 (3.60%) Marketing
3 6 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.25%) Back Office
5 4 (1.80%) Retail
5 4 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.42%) .NET
2 24 (10.81%) REST
3 15 (6.76%) HTML
4 13 (5.86%) Web Services
5 7 (3.15%) SOAP
6 6 (2.70%) CSS
6 6 (2.70%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.25%) XML
7 5 (2.25%) XML Messaging
8 3 (1.35%) Django
9 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.90%) LAMP
10 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.45%) CSS3
10 1 (0.45%) HTML5
10 1 (0.45%) Lucene
10 1 (0.45%) Node.js
10 1 (0.45%) RESTful
10 1 (0.45%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.06%) User Experience
2 23 (10.36%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.15%) e-Learning
4 7 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.90%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.56%) Windows
2 15 (6.76%) Linux
3 11 (4.95%) Android
4 10 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 149 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (42.34%) Scrum
4 71 (31.98%) BDD
5 63 (28.38%) Regression Testing
6 54 (24.32%) Software Testing
7 48 (21.62%) Exploratory Testing
8 46 (20.72%) Acceptance Criteria
9 45 (20.27%) Kanban
10 41 (18.47%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (18.02%) Performance Testing
12 38 (17.12%) Functional Testing
13 37 (16.67%) TDD
14 36 (16.22%) Manual Testing
15 34 (15.32%) Cross-Browser Testing
16 32 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (13.96%) Coaching
18 27 (12.16%) Requirements Analysis
18 27 (12.16%) Stress Testing
19 25 (11.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 97 (43.69%) C#
2 69 (31.08%) SQL
3 63 (28.38%) Java
4 38 (17.12%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.86%) Python
6 11 (4.95%) Ruby
7 6 (2.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.90%) C++
8 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (14.86%) ISTQB
2 24 (10.81%) Degree
3 9 (4.05%) ISEB
4 7 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (46.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 33 (14.86%) HP
2 23 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.56%) Capita
4 8 (3.60%) Xamarin
5 7 (3.15%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.15%) Oracle
6 3 (1.35%) VMware
7 2 (0.90%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.45%) Google