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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 46 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 863 963 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.87% 5.28% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 6.10% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 739 781 799
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 12774 15798 18424
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.89% 86.67% 86.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10566 13274 14770
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Surrey +28 175 £48,000 +12.94% 32
Berkshire +7 166 £47,250 +5.00% 21
Hampshire -2 151 £40,000 +2.56% 31
West Sussex +24 98 £47,000 +17.50% 6
Oxfordshire -11 82 £45,000 +9.75% 18
Buckinghamshire 0 78 £40,000 +2.56% 9
East Sussex -6 61 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Kent -5 30 £35,000 -22.22%
Middlesex +20 18 - -
Home Counties - 3 £60,000 -
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1151 (64.70%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (39.24%) Selenium
3 591 (33.22%) C#
4 584 (32.83%) Java
5 552 (31.03%) QA
6 537 (30.19%) SQL
7 425 (23.89%) Test Scripting
8 398 (22.37%) Scrum
9 368 (20.69%) Finance
10 354 (19.90%) Microsoft
11 347 (19.51%) .NET
12 343 (19.28%) Software Testing
13 334 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
14 332 (18.66%) TDD
15 320 (17.99%) ISTQB
16 299 (16.81%) Degree
16 299 (16.81%) Test Strategy
17 293 (16.47%) JavaScript
17 293 (16.47%) Windows
18 288 (16.19%) SQL Server
19 286 (16.08%) JIRA
20 278 (15.63%) WebDriver
21 268 (15.06%) BDD
22 267 (15.01%) Software Engineering
23 259 (14.56%) Regression Testing
24 247 (13.88%) ISEB
25 246 (13.83%) Manual Testing
26 243 (13.66%) HTML
27 208 (11.69%) Python
28 194 (10.91%) Linux

Test Automation
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 60 (3.37%) CMS
2 49 (2.75%) Confluence
3 37 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 35 (1.97%) JBoss
5 23 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.24%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.96%) Apache
8 16 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.79%) IIS
10 12 (0.67%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.62%) nginx
12 9 (0.51%) Jetty
13 8 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.34%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.51%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CAR
5 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.056%) Maximo
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.056%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 108 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (1.46%) SaaS
5 16 (0.90%) IaaS
6 11 (0.62%) Office 365
7 9 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
7 9 (0.51%) GitHub
8 8 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.45%) PaaS
9 7 (0.39%) G Suite
10 6 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.34%) Google Play
10 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.28%) Slack
12 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.11%) TestFlight
14 1 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.91%) HTTP
2 27 (1.52%) Wireless
3 20 (1.12%) Internet
4 18 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.96%) VoIP
6 11 (0.62%) GPRS
7 10 (0.56%) Ethernet
7 10 (0.56%) GSM
8 9 (0.51%) RS-232
8 9 (0.51%) RS-485
9 8 (0.45%) Firewall
9 8 (0.45%) IPv6
10 7 (0.39%) IPv4
10 7 (0.39%) Network Security
11 6 (0.34%) 4G
11 6 (0.34%) DNS
12 5 (0.28%) 3G
12 5 (0.28%) DHCP
13 4 (0.22%) MPLS
13 4 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.67%) Big Data
3 79 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 65 (3.65%) MySQL
5 47 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (1.80%) Data Lake
8 26 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.41%) Power BI
10 18 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.62%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.56%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.51%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.51%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 698 (39.24%) Selenium
2 286 (16.08%) JIRA
3 278 (15.63%) WebDriver
4 194 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 157 (8.83%) Git (software)
6 150 (8.43%) Jenkins
6 150 (8.43%) Visual Studio
7 140 (7.87%) JMeter
8 131 (7.36%) HP UFT
9 128 (7.20%) Cucumber
10 116 (6.52%) SoapUI
11 99 (5.56%) SpecFlow
12 91 (5.12%) NUnit
13 88 (4.95%) Subversion
14 76 (4.27%) Eclipse
15 75 (4.22%) JUnit
16 69 (3.88%) LoadRunner
17 48 (2.70%) TeamCity
18 45 (2.53%) Maven
19 35 (1.97%) Bugzilla
General
1 368 (20.69%) Finance
2 68 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.60%) Marketing
4 57 (3.20%) Retail
5 39 (2.19%) Banking
6 31 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.63%) Back Office
7 29 (1.63%) Electronics
8 24 (1.35%) Automotive
8 24 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.24%) Publishing
10 18 (1.01%) Games
11 17 (0.96%) Advertising
12 16 (0.90%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.56%) Military
13 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Digital Economy
15 4 (0.22%) Front Office
16 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 435 (24.45%) Developer
2 349 (19.62%) Analyst
3 327 (18.38%) Test Engineer
4 312 (17.54%) Tester
5 309 (17.37%) Test Analyst
6 176 (9.89%) QA Engineer
7 163 (9.16%) Test Automation Engineer
8 157 (8.83%) Automation Tester
9 129 (7.25%) Java Developer
10 116 (6.52%) Senior Developer
11 109 (6.13%) Software Tester
12 104 (5.85%) Automation Test Analyst
13 103 (5.79%) Java Engineer
14 96 (5.40%) C# Developer
15 94 (5.28%) .NET Developer
16 93 (5.23%) QA Analyst
17 90 (5.06%) QA Automation Engineer
18 89 (5.00%) QA Tester
19 82 (4.61%) Software Test Engineer
20 75 (4.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (19.51%) .NET
2 243 (13.66%) HTML
3 188 (10.57%) CSS
4 176 (9.89%) Web Services
5 151 (8.49%) ASP.NET
6 143 (8.04%) XML
7 132 (7.42%) AngularJS
8 131 (7.36%) REST
9 108 (6.07%) SOAP
10 97 (5.45%) .NET Framework
11 78 (4.38%) RESTful
12 74 (4.16%) Spring
13 71 (3.99%) HTML5
14 59 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
15 57 (3.20%) React
16 56 (3.15%) WCF
17 53 (2.98%) JSON
18 49 (2.75%) Ajax
19 46 (2.59%) CSS3
19 46 (2.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 166 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 140 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 59 (3.32%) User Experience
5 46 (2.59%) iPad
6 29 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.29%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.18%) Replication
11 20 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.56%) PMI
16 9 (0.51%) Home Automation
17 7 (0.39%) Cyber Attack
18 6 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
18 6 (0.34%) Linked Data
18 6 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 293 (16.47%) Windows
2 194 (10.91%) Linux
3 82 (4.61%) Unix
4 57 (3.20%) Android
5 50 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.96%) Solaris
8 9 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (0.51%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.34%) CoreOS
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.22%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.11%) CentOS
16 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1151 (64.70%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (23.89%) Test Scripting
3 398 (22.37%) Scrum
4 343 (19.28%) Software Testing
5 334 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
6 332 (18.66%) TDD
7 299 (16.81%) Test Strategy
8 268 (15.06%) BDD
9 267 (15.01%) Software Engineering
10 259 (14.56%) Regression Testing
11 246 (13.83%) Manual Testing
12 185 (10.40%) SDLC
13 179 (10.06%) OO
14 168 (9.44%) Performance Testing
15 160 (8.99%) Functional Testing
16 156 (8.77%) Unit Testing
17 151 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
18 130 (7.31%) Non-Functional Testing
19 128 (7.20%) Integration Testing
20 118 (6.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 591 (33.22%) C#
2 584 (32.83%) Java
3 537 (30.19%) SQL
4 293 (16.47%) JavaScript
5 208 (11.69%) Python
6 177 (9.95%) C++
7 103 (5.79%) Ruby
8 92 (5.17%) C
9 89 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 56 (3.15%) Perl
11 50 (2.81%) Bash Shell
12 46 (2.59%) VB
13 43 (2.42%) PL/SQL
14 37 (2.08%) PHP
15 32 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 31 (1.74%) Scala
17 18 (1.01%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.90%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.79%) VBScript
20 13 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 320 (17.99%) ISTQB
2 299 (16.81%) Degree
3 247 (13.88%) ISEB
4 123 (6.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 82 (4.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (2.59%) Security Cleared
7 33 (1.85%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 14 (0.79%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (0.62%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.34%) MCP
14 5 (0.28%) CEH
14 5 (0.28%) GIAC
14 5 (0.28%) OSCP
15 4 (0.22%) GPEN
15 4 (0.22%) HND
15 4 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 552 (31.03%) QA
2 10 (0.56%) PMO
3 6 (0.34%) GAMP
4 4 (0.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.056%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.056%) MISRA
System Software
1 32 (1.80%) Docker
2 22 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 19 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.79%) Firmware
5 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.51%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.34%) LXC
7 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.22%) vSphere
9 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.056%) ACF2
10 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.056%) etcd
10 1 (0.056%) HDFS
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.056%) RACF
Systems Management
1 63 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.46%) Puppet
3 20 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.90%) Ansible
5 7 (0.39%) Icinga
5 7 (0.39%) Nagios
6 6 (0.34%) Graphite
6 6 (0.34%) Mesos
7 5 (0.28%) Defensics
7 5 (0.28%) Nessus
7 5 (0.28%) Nmap
7 5 (0.28%) OpenVAS
8 4 (0.22%) WSUS
9 3 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.17%) Oozie
9 3 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.11%) Grafana
10 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 354 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 117 (6.58%) HP
3 107 (6.01%) Oracle
4 37 (2.08%) Sitecore
5 31 (1.74%) VMware
6 29 (1.63%) Talend
7 23 (1.29%) SAP
8 21 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.12%) Google
10 12 (0.67%) Facebook
11 11 (0.62%) Apple
12 9 (0.51%) EMC
12 9 (0.51%) Hortonworks
12 9 (0.51%) NEC
13 8 (0.45%) IBM
13 8 (0.45%) TOWER Software
14 7 (0.39%) hybris
14 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.39%) SaltStack
15 6 (0.34%) New Relic
Andover, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £75K Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £49,000 to £55,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary, great benefits and bonus.
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + plus benefits plus bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum + 29 days holiday, pension, share op
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £375 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
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Oxfordshire
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