Period
to 26 September 2021

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 6 months to 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 26 35
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,315 662 1,602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.57% 8.30% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.09% 8.99% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 927 559 1,356
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £74,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 16,248 7,362 23,581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.54% 92.33% 91.48%
Number of salaries quoted 11,073 6,115 19,155
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +2.94%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the South East

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the South East over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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 6 months to 26 September 2021. 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 +6 465 £55,000 +4.76% 63
Hampshire -11 381 £52,500 +16.67% 67
Berkshire +2 284 £50,000 -13.04% 33
Surrey +6 205 £55,000 -4.35% 33
East Sussex -9 135 £50,000 - 7
Oxfordshire +10 100 £58,750 +30.56% 12
West Sussex -13 97 £50,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire -6 82 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Kent -28 18 £52,500 -30.00% 4
Home Counties - 6 £80,000 -
Middlesex +12 4 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Sussex -13 4 £60,000 +14.29%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 808 (61.44%) Agile Software Development
2 562 (42.74%) C#
3 490 (37.26%) QA
4 450 (34.22%) DevOps
5 434 (33.00%) Selenium
6 411 (31.25%) Azure
7 356 (27.07%) .NET
8 343 (26.08%) Software Testing
9 340 (25.86%) SQL
10 316 (24.03%) Scrum
10 316 (24.03%) TDD
11 309 (23.50%) Social Skills
12 296 (22.51%) JavaScript
13 272 (20.68%) Java
14 262 (19.92%) Python
15 259 (19.70%) Software Engineering
15 259 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
16 255 (19.39%) BDD
17 250 (19.01%) Docker
18 242 (18.40%) Degree
19 236 (17.95%) Git (software)
20 235 (17.87%) AWS
21 232 (17.64%) Microservices
22 190 (14.45%) Kubernetes
23 178 (13.54%) React
24 175 (13.31%) AngularJS
25 174 (13.23%) Jenkins
25 174 (13.23%) Manual Testing
25 174 (13.23%) Computer Science
26 173 (13.16%) SpecFlow

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 43 (3.27%) CMS
2 38 (2.89%) Confluence
3 36 (2.74%) EPiServer
4 31 (2.36%) Apache
5 26 (1.98%) Apache Spark
6 22 (1.67%) GemFire
7 17 (1.29%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.76%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle Spatial
12 4 (0.30%) SAS
13 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.15%) Drupal
14 2 (0.15%) nginx
15 1 (0.076%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.076%) lighttpd
Applications
1 19 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.38%) InVision
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 35 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 411 (31.25%) Azure
2 235 (17.87%) AWS
3 153 (11.63%) SaaS
4 51 (3.88%) GitHub
5 45 (3.42%) Serverless
6 36 (2.74%) GCP
7 33 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (2.36%) Microsoft 365
9 29 (2.21%) PaaS
10 24 (1.83%) Power Platform
11 22 (1.67%) IaaS
12 21 (1.60%) OpenShift
13 19 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (1.37%) Azure Key Vault
14 18 (1.37%) NuGet
15 16 (1.22%) Amazon S3
16 15 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
16 15 (1.14%) npm
17 13 (0.99%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.75%) Network Security
2 16 (1.22%) HTTP
3 13 (0.99%) Internet
3 13 (0.99%) SMTP
4 12 (0.91%) 4G
4 12 (0.91%) DNS
5 11 (0.84%) 5G
6 10 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.61%) Firewall
7 8 (0.61%) VoIP
8 6 (0.46%) H.323
9 5 (0.38%) 3G
9 5 (0.38%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.30%) 2G
10 4 (0.30%) RTP
10 4 (0.30%) Wireless
11 3 (0.23%) RTCP
11 3 (0.23%) RTSP
11 3 (0.23%) SSL
11 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 114 (8.67%) Relational Database
3 101 (7.68%) NoSQL
4 70 (5.32%) Big Data
5 65 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (3.73%) MongoDB
7 45 (3.42%) MySQL
8 37 (2.81%) Data Lake
9 36 (2.74%) Oracle Database
10 33 (2.51%) MariaDB
11 30 (2.28%) Redis
12 29 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (1.98%) HBase
14 24 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (1.75%) Power BI
16 17 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
17 16 (1.22%) HDInsight
18 13 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
19 10 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 434 (33.00%) Selenium
2 236 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 174 (13.23%) Jenkins
4 173 (13.16%) SpecFlow
5 139 (10.57%) JIRA
6 129 (9.81%) Cucumber
7 102 (7.76%) WebDriver
8 91 (6.92%) Postman
9 82 (6.24%) Cypress.io
10 61 (4.64%) JUnit
11 51 (3.88%) NUnit
11 51 (3.88%) SoapUI
12 49 (3.73%) JMeter
13 43 (3.27%) Visual Studio
14 39 (2.97%) IntelliJ
15 33 (2.51%) Appium
15 33 (2.51%) TeamCity
16 32 (2.43%) Protractor
17 31 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
18 29 (2.21%) Storybook
General
1 309 (23.50%) Social Skills
2 142 (10.80%) Finance
3 70 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (4.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 59 (4.49%) Banking
6 47 (3.57%) Law
7 42 (3.19%) Telecoms
8 30 (2.28%) Marketing
9 28 (2.13%) Retail
10 27 (2.05%) Electronics
11 23 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
11 23 (1.75%) Public Sector
12 22 (1.67%) Automotive
12 22 (1.67%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.99%) Games
14 9 (0.68%) Legal
14 9 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
15 8 (0.61%) Military
16 7 (0.53%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 350 (26.62%) Developer
2 159 (12.09%) Test Engineer
2 159 (12.09%) Tester
3 128 (9.73%) Software Engineer
4 122 (9.28%) QA Engineer
5 107 (8.14%) Analyst
6 97 (7.38%) Software Developer
7 96 (7.30%) C# Developer
8 93 (7.07%) Test Analyst
9 87 (6.62%) Test Automation Engineer
10 82 (6.24%) Senior Developer
11 72 (5.48%) .NET Developer
12 71 (5.40%) Automation Tester
13 69 (5.25%) Software Tester
14 65 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
15 62 (4.71%) Lead Developer
16 59 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
17 56 (4.26%) Architect
18 55 (4.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 52 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (27.07%) .NET
2 178 (13.54%) React
3 175 (13.31%) AngularJS
4 171 (13.00%) CSS
5 165 (12.55%) .NET Core
6 138 (10.49%) RESTful
7 130 (9.89%) Web Services
8 128 (9.73%) REST
9 125 (9.51%) HTML
10 114 (8.67%) Node.js
11 71 (5.40%) JSON
12 66 (5.02%) Gherkin
13 64 (4.87%) SOAP
14 59 (4.49%) ASP.NET
15 57 (4.33%) HTML5
16 48 (3.65%) .NET Framework
16 48 (3.65%) CSS3
16 48 (3.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 47 (3.57%) Spring
18 45 (3.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
2 69 (5.25%) User Experience
3 63 (4.79%) Mobile App
4 54 (4.11%) Cloud Native
5 44 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.52%) Life Science
10 19 (1.44%) Photography
11 18 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
12 17 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (0.91%) iPhone
14 9 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.68%) LIMS
15 8 (0.61%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.61%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
17 6 (0.46%) N-Tier
17 6 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 160 (12.17%) Linux
2 80 (6.08%) Windows
3 62 (4.71%) Unix
4 29 (2.21%) Android
5 17 (1.29%) VMS
6 13 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.53%) CentOS
8 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.076%) AIX
11 1 (0.076%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (61.44%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (34.22%) DevOps
3 343 (26.08%) Software Testing
4 316 (24.03%) Scrum
4 316 (24.03%) TDD
5 259 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
5 259 (19.70%) Software Engineering
6 255 (19.39%) BDD
7 232 (17.64%) Microservices
8 174 (13.23%) Computer Science
8 174 (13.23%) Manual Testing
9 168 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
10 163 (12.40%) SDLC
11 145 (11.03%) Unit Testing
12 144 (10.95%) Regression Testing
13 138 (10.49%) Mentoring
14 118 (8.97%) Functional Testing
15 109 (8.29%) Test Scripting
16 108 (8.21%) Fintech
17 101 (7.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 562 (42.74%) C#
2 340 (25.86%) SQL
3 296 (22.51%) JavaScript
4 272 (20.68%) Java
5 262 (19.92%) Python
6 88 (6.69%) TypeScript
7 82 (6.24%) PowerShell
8 73 (5.55%) Bash Shell
9 72 (5.48%) C++
10 49 (3.73%) PHP
11 44 (3.35%) C
12 38 (2.89%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.43%) T-SQL
14 30 (2.28%) Groovy
15 21 (1.60%) Go
16 20 (1.52%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.44%) Scala
18 18 (1.37%) Ruby
19 14 (1.06%) Perl
20 8 (0.61%) ES6
Qualifications
1 242 (18.40%) Degree
2 73 (5.55%) Security Cleared
3 70 (5.32%) ISTQB
4 59 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (3.88%) ISEB
6 44 (3.35%) SC Cleared
7 29 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (1.98%) OCP
9 26 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (0.68%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.076%) CEH
14 1 (0.076%) CISSP
14 1 (0.076%) CITP
14 1 (0.076%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.076%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (37.26%) QA
2 23 (1.75%) Accessibility
3 7 (0.53%) PMO
4 6 (0.46%) ISO 13485
4 6 (0.46%) SLA
5 5 (0.38%) WCAG
6 3 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.23%) GxP
7 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.076%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.076%) DICOM
7 1 (0.076%) HL7
System Software
1 250 (19.01%) Docker
2 33 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.98%) HDFS
4 8 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.46%) Firmware
6 5 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.23%) KVM
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.076%) NFS
9 1 (0.076%) Samba
Systems Management
1 190 (14.45%) Kubernetes
2 94 (7.15%) Terraform
3 51 (3.88%) Ansible
4 41 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.29%) Apache Brooklyn
5 17 (1.29%) Puppet
6 12 (0.91%) Grafana
6 12 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.68%) Packer
8 7 (0.53%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.38%) Kibana
10 4 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.30%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.23%) OpenNebula
12 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.15%) logstash
13 1 (0.076%) CA Service Virtualization
13 1 (0.076%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 141 (10.72%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.08%) Oracle
3 46 (3.50%) VMware
4 37 (2.81%) Google
5 29 (2.21%) SAP
6 22 (1.67%) Okta
7 21 (1.60%) IBM
7 21 (1.60%) Xamarin
8 17 (1.29%) Databricks
8 17 (1.29%) Palantir
8 17 (1.29%) Telerik
9 16 (1.22%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.99%) HP
11 8 (0.61%) Nintex
12 7 (0.53%) Mercator
12 7 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.46%) Solace
14 5 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
14 5 (0.38%) Cisco
14 5 (0.38%) SaltStack