The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 318 305
Rank change year-on-year +78 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 164 140 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 0.72% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.82% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 144 133 156
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12927 17060 17753
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.14% 87.14% 85.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10616 14363 14129
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the South East

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the South East.

Salary trend for Automation Testing in the South East

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in the South East

Automation Testing
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 Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Hampshire +52 49 £35,750 +14.40% 7
Berkshire +41 29 £44,500 +12.65% 5
Buckinghamshire +36 27 £37,500 +2.73% 1
Surrey +2 21 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Sussex +17 15 £37,500 - 1
Kent +20 12 £39,750 -0.62%
Oxfordshire +8 5 £37,500 +45.63% 1
East Sussex +8 2 £29,500 +12.38% 1
Automation Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 224 (74.42%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (59.14%) Selenium
3 129 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 108 (35.88%) QA
5 105 (34.88%) Java
6 92 (30.56%) SQL
7 87 (28.90%) ISTQB
8 85 (28.24%) Software Testing
8 85 (28.24%) Scrum
9 84 (27.91%) Manual Testing
10 80 (26.58%) Degree
11 77 (25.58%) Automated Testing
11 77 (25.58%) Test Automation
12 73 (24.25%) C#
13 66 (21.93%) WebDriver
14 65 (21.59%) Regression Testing
15 61 (20.27%) ISEB
15 61 (20.27%) Test Strategy
16 58 (19.27%) JIRA
17 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
18 51 (16.94%) HP UFT
18 51 (16.94%) TDD
19 42 (13.95%) Software Engineering
19 42 (13.95%) Finance
20 41 (13.62%) HTML
21 40 (13.29%) XML
21 40 (13.29%) SDLC
22 39 (12.96%) SoapUI
22 39 (12.96%) JavaScript
22 39 (12.96%) Performance Testing

Automation Testing
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 12 (3.99%) Confluence
2 8 (2.66%) JBoss
3 7 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.00%) Apache
4 3 (1.00%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.00%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.00%) Jetty
4 3 (1.00%) nginx
4 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.33%) MS Office
3 6 (1.99%) MS Project
4 5 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.66%) SaaS
3 6 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.00%) G Suite
5 3 (1.00%) Office 365
5 3 (1.00%) Slack
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.97%) MySQL
3 19 (6.31%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.65%) Big Data
5 9 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.99%) Blockchain
6 6 (1.99%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.99%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.00%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.00%) Spark SQL
9 2 (0.66%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.66%) Looker
9 2 (0.66%) QlikView
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 178 (59.14%) Selenium
2 66 (21.93%) WebDriver
3 58 (19.27%) JIRA
4 51 (16.94%) HP UFT
5 39 (12.96%) SoapUI
6 38 (12.62%) Cucumber
7 34 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (9.97%) JMeter
9 27 (8.97%) Visual Studio
10 26 (8.64%) Jenkins
11 24 (7.97%) Bugzilla
12 19 (6.31%) Trac
13 17 (5.65%) Ranorex
14 15 (4.98%) Gradle
15 13 (4.32%) LoadRunner
16 12 (3.99%) Gatling
16 12 (3.99%) Maven
16 12 (3.99%) Subversion
17 11 (3.65%) Ant
18 10 (3.32%) JUnit
General
1 42 (13.95%) Finance
2 11 (3.65%) Financial Institution
3 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.33%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.33%) Automotive
4 4 (1.33%) Back Office
4 4 (1.33%) Banking
5 3 (1.00%) Marketing
5 3 (1.00%) Retail
6 2 (0.66%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 96 (31.89%) Analyst
2 87 (28.90%) Test Analyst
3 75 (24.92%) Tester
4 67 (22.26%) Test Engineer
5 42 (13.95%) Automation Tester
6 39 (12.96%) Test Automation Engineer
7 38 (12.62%) Automation Test Analyst
8 36 (11.96%) QA Engineer
9 34 (11.30%) Developer
10 30 (9.97%) Software Tester
11 22 (7.31%) Java Engineer
11 22 (7.31%) QA Automation Engineer
11 22 (7.31%) Senior Analyst
11 22 (7.31%) Senior Test Analyst
12 20 (6.64%) QA Tester
13 19 (6.31%) Selenium Tester
13 19 (6.31%) Software Test Engineer
14 17 (5.65%) Software Analyst
14 17 (5.65%) Software Test Analyst
15 15 (4.98%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.62%) HTML
2 40 (13.29%) XML
3 35 (11.63%) .NET
4 33 (10.96%) CSS
5 31 (10.30%) SOAP
6 25 (8.31%) REST
7 21 (6.98%) Web Services
8 13 (4.32%) DOM
9 12 (3.99%) RESTful
10 10 (3.32%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.66%) J2EE
11 8 (2.66%) JAXB
11 8 (2.66%) JSON
12 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.99%) Spring
13 5 (1.66%) Ajax
13 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.66%) XSL
14 4 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.98%) Virtual Team
3 20 (6.64%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.66%) iPad
6 6 (1.99%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (1.66%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.33%) User Experience
9 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.66%) iPhone
10 2 (0.66%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) Blog
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) Social Media
11 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.64%) Windows
2 16 (5.32%) Linux
3 12 (3.99%) Solaris
4 8 (2.66%) Unix
5 5 (1.66%) Android
6 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (74.42%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 85 (28.24%) Scrum
3 85 (28.24%) Software Testing
4 84 (27.91%) Manual Testing
5 77 (25.58%) Automated Testing
5 77 (25.58%) Test Automation
6 65 (21.59%) Regression Testing
7 61 (20.27%) Test Strategy
8 51 (16.94%) TDD
9 42 (13.95%) Software Engineering
10 40 (13.29%) SDLC
11 39 (12.96%) Performance Testing
12 38 (12.62%) BDD
13 27 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (8.97%) Non-Functional Testing
14 25 (8.31%) Mentoring
14 25 (8.31%) Open Source
14 25 (8.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (7.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 105 (34.88%) Java
2 92 (30.56%) SQL
3 73 (24.25%) C#
4 39 (12.96%) JavaScript
5 16 (5.32%) C++
5 16 (5.32%) Ruby
6 15 (4.98%) Python
7 13 (4.32%) C
8 10 (3.32%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.32%) VB
9 7 (2.33%) VBScript
10 5 (1.66%) Scala
11 4 (1.33%) Perl
12 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.00%) Groovy
12 3 (1.00%) VB6
13 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.66%) R
14 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 87 (28.90%) ISTQB
2 80 (26.58%) Degree
3 61 (20.27%) ISEB
4 26 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (35.88%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) SLA
3 3 (1.00%) SDET
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 25 (8.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) Grafana
3 1 (0.33%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.96%) Oracle
3 33 (10.96%) HP
4 6 (1.99%) Remedy
5 4 (1.33%) Facebook
5 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.00%) Apple
6 3 (1.00%) Concur
6 3 (1.00%) Google
6 3 (1.00%) SAP
7 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.66%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (0.66%) Tableau
7 2 (0.66%) Telerik
8 1 (0.33%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.33%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.33%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.33%) Sage
8 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
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