Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 424 372
Rank change year-on-year +87 -52 +180
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 218 124 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.43% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.44% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 204 120 191
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +10.63% -8.05%
10th Percentile £32,125 £32,950 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -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 27,880 27,909 34,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 96.70% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23,161 23,274 28,828
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +61 88 £46,000 +8.24% 15
Berkshire +20 45 £42,500 -8.11% 10
Surrey +49 44 £45,000 +2.86% 2
West Sussex +35 40 £45,000 -37.93% 2
Hampshire -25 32 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire +14 27 £52,500 +12.90% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 16 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Kent +27 10 £31,000 -11.43%
East Sussex -28 4 £43,000 -14.00% 2
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 218 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 144 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (59.63%) Selenium
4 116 (53.21%) QA
5 100 (45.87%) C#
6 94 (43.12%) Scrum
7 89 (40.83%) JIRA
8 78 (35.78%) SQL
9 73 (33.49%) Java
10 64 (29.36%) WebDriver
11 61 (27.98%) Software Testing
12 48 (22.02%) Confluence
13 47 (21.56%) Finance
14 46 (21.10%) ISTQB
15 44 (20.18%) Kanban
16 43 (19.72%) Regression Testing
17 42 (19.27%) Manual Testing
18 40 (18.35%) Acceptance Criteria
18 40 (18.35%) BDD
19 36 (16.51%) Functional Testing
20 35 (16.06%) Exploratory Testing
20 35 (16.06%) .NET
21 34 (15.60%) Cucumber
22 33 (15.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
23 32 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
24 31 (14.22%) REST
25 30 (13.76%) Jenkins
26 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
27 28 (12.84%) Performance Testing
28 26 (11.93%) User Experience

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 48 (22.02%) Confluence
2 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.46%) Tornado
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) SaaS
3 3 (1.38%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (0.92%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.92%) GitHub
4 2 (0.92%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.13%) Internet
2 6 (2.75%) CDMA
2 6 (2.75%) GSM
2 6 (2.75%) HTTP
2 6 (2.75%) LTE
2 6 (2.75%) UMTS
3 2 (0.92%) Broadband
4 1 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.83%) MySQL
3 4 (1.83%) Redis
4 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) DB2
5 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 130 (59.63%) Selenium
2 89 (40.83%) JIRA
3 64 (29.36%) WebDriver
4 34 (15.60%) Cucumber
5 30 (13.76%) Jenkins
6 22 (10.09%) HP UFT
7 15 (6.88%) Git (software)
8 14 (6.42%) SoapUI
9 13 (5.96%) JMeter
9 13 (5.96%) SpecFlow
10 10 (4.59%) Appium
10 10 (4.59%) Bitbucket
11 7 (3.21%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (2.29%) NUnit
13 5 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.83%) TestRail
14 4 (1.83%) WATIR
15 3 (1.38%) Bugzilla
15 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (21.56%) Finance
2 8 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.75%) Electronics
3 6 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.75%) Marketing
4 2 (0.92%) Banking
4 2 (0.92%) Law
4 2 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.46%) Games
5 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.06%) .NET
2 31 (14.22%) REST
3 24 (11.01%) Web Services
4 10 (4.59%) HTML
4 10 (4.59%) SOAP
5 6 (2.75%) CSS
6 4 (1.83%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.92%) RESTful
7 2 (0.92%) XML
8 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.46%) CSS3
8 1 (0.46%) Django
8 1 (0.46%) HTML5
8 1 (0.46%) Java EE
8 1 (0.46%) JSON
8 1 (0.46%) Pyramid
8 1 (0.46%) Taurus
8 1 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.93%) User Experience
2 23 (10.55%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.38%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.46%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.80%) Linux
2 15 (6.88%) Windows
3 6 (2.75%) Android
3 6 (2.75%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.75%) CentOS
3 6 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 144 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (43.12%) Scrum
4 61 (27.98%) Software Testing
5 44 (20.18%) Kanban
6 43 (19.72%) Regression Testing
7 42 (19.27%) Manual Testing
8 40 (18.35%) Acceptance Criteria
8 40 (18.35%) BDD
9 36 (16.51%) Functional Testing
10 35 (16.06%) Exploratory Testing
11 33 (15.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 32 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (12.84%) Performance Testing
14 26 (11.93%) Test Scripting
15 25 (11.47%) Coaching
16 22 (10.09%) Requirements Analysis
16 22 (10.09%) Stress Testing
17 21 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (9.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 100 (45.87%) C#
2 78 (35.78%) SQL
3 73 (33.49%) Java
4 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.42%) Python
6 8 (3.67%) Groovy
7 7 (3.21%) Ruby
8 6 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.75%) C++
8 6 (2.75%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.29%) C
10 3 (1.38%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (21.10%) ISTQB
2 26 (11.93%) ISEB
3 25 (11.47%) Degree
4 13 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (53.21%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.09%) HP
3 9 (4.13%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.75%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.75%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle
6 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com