The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South East
Rank 179 225 181
Rank change year-on-year +46 -44  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 256 257 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.34% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.54% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 209 222 293
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £31,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 12849 16735 17507
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.02% 87.11% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10537 14128 13955
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the South East

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the South East

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the South East

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +22 49 £46,250 -7.50% 7
Surrey +19 48 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Sussex +53 46 £42,500 -30.61% 2
Hampshire -10 43 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +36 26 £40,500 +22.72% 4
Oxfordshire +1 23 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Kent +31 19 £35,000 -26.31%
East Sussex +8 5 £63,500 +69.33%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 349 (71.37%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (46.22%) Selenium
3 186 (38.04%) Software Testing
4 167 (34.15%) Java
5 135 (27.61%) Automated Testing
6 133 (27.20%) QA
7 129 (26.38%) JIRA
8 125 (25.56%) ISTQB
8 125 (25.56%) C#
9 119 (24.34%) Test Strategy
10 116 (23.72%) SQL
11 102 (20.86%) TDD
12 99 (20.25%) HP UFT
13 96 (19.63%) ISEB
13 96 (19.63%) Degree
14 94 (19.22%) Test Scripting
15 91 (18.61%) BDD
16 90 (18.40%) Manual Testing
16 90 (18.40%) Scrum
17 89 (18.20%) Finance
18 87 (17.79%) Regression Testing
19 86 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
20 83 (16.97%) HP
21 79 (16.16%) Microsoft
21 79 (16.16%) WebDriver
22 76 (15.54%) Automation Testing
23 73 (14.93%) Performance Testing
24 71 (14.52%) Python
25 67 (13.70%) SDLC
26 63 (12.88%) JMeter

Test Automation
Top Related 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 32 (6.54%) Confluence
2 14 (2.86%) JBoss
3 13 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.84%) CMS
5 6 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.02%) Apache
6 5 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.82%) nginx
8 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.20%) Drupal
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.66%) MS Project
3 12 (2.45%) MS Office
4 9 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.45%) SaaS
5 6 (1.23%) IaaS
5 6 (1.23%) PaaS
6 3 (0.61%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.20%) Route 53
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.48%) HTTP
2 13 (2.66%) ATM
3 11 (2.25%) Wireless
4 8 (1.64%) Internet
5 7 (1.43%) VoIP
6 5 (1.02%) SMTP
7 3 (0.61%) IPv4
8 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.20%) DNS
9 1 (0.20%) Skype
9 1 (0.20%) VLAN
9 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.89%) Big Data
3 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.61%) Redis
7 3 (0.61%) Riak
8 2 (0.41%) MySQL
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.20%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 226 (46.22%) Selenium
2 129 (26.38%) JIRA
3 99 (20.25%) HP UFT
4 79 (16.16%) WebDriver
5 63 (12.88%) JMeter
6 58 (11.86%) Visual Studio
7 55 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 49 (10.02%) SoapUI
9 43 (8.79%) SpecFlow
10 41 (8.38%) Jenkins
11 36 (7.36%) LoadRunner
12 33 (6.75%) Cucumber
13 31 (6.34%) Git (software)
14 29 (5.93%) JUnit
15 22 (4.50%) Eclipse
15 22 (4.50%) IntelliJ
16 19 (3.89%) NUnit
17 18 (3.68%) Ranorex
17 18 (3.68%) Zephyr
18 17 (3.48%) TestNG
General
1 89 (18.20%) Finance
2 27 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.29%) Marketing
4 18 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.66%) Automotive
6 12 (2.45%) Electronics
7 11 (2.25%) Publishing
8 9 (1.84%) Legal
9 7 (1.43%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.02%) Retail
11 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.61%) Games
13 2 (0.41%) Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Back Office
14 1 (0.20%) Front Office
14 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (26.58%) Test Engineer
2 99 (20.25%) Analyst
3 87 (17.79%) Test Analyst
3 87 (17.79%) Tester
4 70 (14.31%) Test Automation Engineer
5 67 (13.70%) Developer
6 52 (10.63%) Automation Tester
7 48 (9.82%) Test Manager
8 36 (7.36%) QA Engineer
9 35 (7.16%) Automation Test Lead
10 33 (6.75%) Automation Test Analyst
11 32 (6.54%) Java Engineer
11 32 (6.54%) Software Test Engineer
12 30 (6.13%) Test Leader
13 24 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (4.91%) Software Tester
14 23 (4.70%) Senior Test Analyst
15 22 (4.50%) Java Developer
16 21 (4.29%) QA Tester
17 20 (4.09%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (12.68%) Web Services
2 61 (12.47%) XML
3 51 (10.43%) HTML
4 49 (10.02%) REST
5 43 (8.79%) .NET
6 31 (6.34%) CSS
6 31 (6.34%) SOAP
7 24 (4.91%) RESTful
8 19 (3.89%) Spring
9 17 (3.48%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.86%) Apache Camel
10 14 (2.86%) DOM
10 14 (2.86%) Java EE
10 14 (2.86%) XML Schema
11 12 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (2.04%) JMS
13 9 (1.84%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.84%) JSON
14 8 (1.64%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.93%) Virtual Team
2 27 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.07%) User Experience
5 11 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.04%) iPad
7 6 (1.23%) Life Science
8 5 (1.02%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.02%) Semantic Web
8 5 (1.02%) Social Network
9 4 (0.82%) iPhone
10 3 (0.61%) Blog
10 3 (0.61%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.61%) PKI
11 2 (0.41%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.41%) Minimum Viable Product
11 2 (0.41%) Wiki
12 1 (0.20%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.20%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.18%) Linux
2 38 (7.77%) Windows
3 22 (4.50%) Android
3 22 (4.50%) Unix
4 21 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.43%) Solaris
7 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.41%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (71.37%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (38.04%) Software Testing
3 135 (27.61%) Automated Testing
4 119 (24.34%) Test Strategy
5 102 (20.86%) TDD
6 94 (19.22%) Test Scripting
7 91 (18.61%) BDD
8 90 (18.40%) Manual Testing
8 90 (18.40%) Scrum
9 87 (17.79%) Regression Testing
10 86 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (15.54%) Automation Testing
12 73 (14.93%) Performance Testing
13 67 (13.70%) SDLC
14 56 (11.45%) Integration Testing
14 56 (11.45%) Software Engineering
15 54 (11.04%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 51 (10.43%) Test Management
18 49 (10.02%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (34.15%) Java
2 125 (25.56%) C#
3 116 (23.72%) SQL
4 71 (14.52%) Python
5 47 (9.61%) C++
6 41 (8.38%) JavaScript
7 24 (4.91%) Ruby
8 23 (4.70%) Perl
9 21 (4.29%) C
10 20 (4.09%) VB
11 16 (3.27%) Groovy
12 11 (2.25%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.84%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.43%) VBScript
15 6 (1.23%) Scala
16 4 (0.82%) Tcl
17 3 (0.61%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.61%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 125 (25.56%) ISTQB
2 96 (19.63%) Degree
2 96 (19.63%) ISEB
3 40 (8.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (6.34%) Security Cleared
5 26 (5.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (27.20%) QA
2 9 (1.84%) SDET
3 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (1.84%) Docker
2 6 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.61%) HDFS
4 3 (0.61%) KVM
4 3 (0.61%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.02%) Puppet
3 4 (0.82%) Kibana
4 3 (0.61%) Ambari
4 3 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.41%) Ansible
6 1 (0.20%) Graylog
6 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.20%) logstash
6 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (16.97%) HP
2 79 (16.16%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.29%) Oracle
3 21 (4.29%) SAP
4 14 (2.86%) Talend
5 11 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.04%) Telerik
7 9 (1.84%) Remedy
8 8 (1.64%) TOWER Software
9 7 (1.43%) IBM
9 7 (1.43%) Sophos
10 6 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.23%) VMware
11 4 (0.82%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.61%) ATG
12 3 (0.61%) Concur
12 3 (0.61%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.41%) Capita
13 2 (0.41%) Sage
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 + outstanding package
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
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CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
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Buckinghamshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
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Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
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Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: £40k to £47k + 5% bonus + benefits
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Surrey
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum 10% bonus + benefits
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Newbury
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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