Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 44 50
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,913 1,734 1,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.44% 5.93% 5.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 6.66% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,649 1,530 1,627
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -3.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,725 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 26,585 26,046 33,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.53% 89.05% 89.07%
Number of salaries quoted 21,939 21,561 27,808
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 +6 695 £50,000 +11.11% 104
Hampshire +15 442 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Berkshire +4 331 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Surrey -2 325 £50,000 +9.89% 59
Oxfordshire +11 264 £50,000 - 38
West Sussex +5 213 £42,500 -15.00% 21
East Sussex +6 183 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Buckinghamshire -15 100 £44,000 +10.00% 18
Kent -10 36 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Sussex +4 23 £70,000 +95.80%
Isle of Wight -7 5 £30,000 +25.00%
Middlesex -6 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 1,394 (72.87%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (37.69%) QA
3 686 (35.86%) C#
4 609 (31.83%) Selenium
5 576 (30.11%) Java
6 549 (28.70%) Scrum
7 527 (27.55%) .NET
8 496 (25.93%) SQL
9 481 (25.14%) JavaScript
10 457 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
11 388 (20.28%) Git (software)
12 371 (19.39%) TDD
13 341 (17.83%) Jenkins
14 340 (17.77%) JIRA
15 333 (17.41%) Finance
16 320 (16.73%) Microsoft
17 314 (16.41%) BDD
18 298 (15.58%) Software Engineering
19 295 (15.42%) HTML
20 283 (14.79%) Software Testing
21 281 (14.69%) AngularJS
22 271 (14.17%) SQL Server
23 266 (13.90%) SDLC
24 263 (13.75%) Degree
25 261 (13.64%) Test Strategy
26 255 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
26 255 (13.33%) Web Services
27 250 (13.07%) Python
28 248 (12.96%) Linux
29 247 (12.91%) WebDriver

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
1 175 (9.15%) Confluence
2 43 (2.25%) Apache
3 29 (1.52%) JBoss
4 23 (1.20%) NServiceBus
5 22 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (0.99%) Drupal
8 18 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.73%) CMS
10 13 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.63%) nginx
12 10 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.37%) SAS
15 6 (0.31%) Jetty
16 5 (0.26%) CICS
16 5 (0.26%) IIS
17 4 (0.21%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 21 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
1 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.052%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.052%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 255 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 207 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (4.44%) SaaS
4 48 (2.51%) GitHub
5 45 (2.35%) IaaS
6 32 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (1.67%) PaaS
7 27 (1.41%) Serverless
8 25 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (0.73%) Cloudflare
11 10 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
12 9 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.26%) NuGet
13 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.21%) npm
14 4 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.52%) Internet
2 27 (1.41%) Firewall
3 20 (1.05%) WAN
4 17 (0.89%) HTTP
5 16 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.68%) DNS
6 13 (0.68%) LAN
7 12 (0.63%) DHCP
8 10 (0.52%) Ethernet
8 10 (0.52%) SAN
9 9 (0.47%) Network Security
10 8 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.31%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.31%) VoIP
11 6 (0.31%) Wireless
12 5 (0.26%) RS-232
13 4 (0.21%) ATM
14 3 (0.16%) Modbus
14 3 (0.16%) SMS
14 3 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 77 (4.03%) NoSQL
4 61 (3.19%) MySQL
5 55 (2.88%) Big Data
6 47 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (2.25%) MongoDB
8 42 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
9 41 (2.14%) RDBMS
10 32 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.89%) DB2
15 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.63%) Power BI
16 12 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.58%) Data Lake
18 10 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
19 8 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 609 (31.83%) Selenium
2 388 (20.28%) Git (software)
3 341 (17.83%) Jenkins
4 340 (17.77%) JIRA
5 247 (12.91%) WebDriver
6 238 (12.44%) Cucumber
7 193 (10.09%) Visual Studio
8 127 (6.64%) SoapUI
9 124 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 113 (5.91%) SpecFlow
11 82 (4.29%) JUnit
12 77 (4.03%) JMeter
13 76 (3.97%) NUnit
14 68 (3.55%) Subversion
15 67 (3.50%) HP UFT
16 63 (3.29%) TeamCity
17 51 (2.67%) Bitbucket
18 47 (2.46%) MSTest
18 47 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
19 44 (2.30%) Ranorex
General
1 333 (17.41%) Finance
2 69 (3.61%) Retail
3 52 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.35%) Banking
5 38 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 33 (1.73%) Games
7 32 (1.67%) Automotive
8 23 (1.20%) Electronics
9 19 (0.99%) Marketing
10 17 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.58%) Back Office
12 8 (0.42%) Advertising
13 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.26%) Avionics
13 5 (0.26%) Law
13 5 (0.26%) Legal
13 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.21%) Billing
15 3 (0.16%) Military
15 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 536 (28.02%) Developer
2 355 (18.56%) Analyst
3 311 (16.26%) Tester
4 285 (14.90%) Test Analyst
5 273 (14.27%) Test Engineer
6 226 (11.81%) QA Engineer
7 215 (11.24%) Automation Tester
8 165 (8.63%) Software Engineer
9 150 (7.84%) C# Developer
10 134 (7.00%) Software Developer
11 133 (6.95%) .NET Developer
12 124 (6.48%) Test Automation Engineer
13 114 (5.96%) QA Analyst
14 112 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 105 (5.49%) Software Tester
16 104 (5.44%) QA Automation Engineer
17 103 (5.38%) QA Tester
18 102 (5.33%) Automation Test Analyst
19 97 (5.07%) Senior Developer
20 93 (4.86%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (27.55%) .NET
2 295 (15.42%) HTML
3 281 (14.69%) AngularJS
4 255 (13.33%) Web Services
5 209 (10.93%) REST
6 204 (10.66%) CSS
7 199 (10.40%) ASP.NET
8 147 (7.68%) RESTful
9 140 (7.32%) jQuery
10 135 (7.06%) WCF
11 133 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 127 (6.64%) .NET Framework
13 118 (6.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 116 (6.06%) SOAP
15 115 (6.01%) HTML5
16 103 (5.38%) JSON
17 91 (4.76%) React
18 87 (4.55%) Gherkin
19 85 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
20 84 (4.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 217 (11.34%) Computer Science
2 164 (8.57%) User Experience
3 120 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
4 113 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
5 100 (5.23%) Mobile App
6 70 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 43 (2.25%) Fintech
9 42 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 38 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
11 36 (1.88%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.20%) Mainframe
13 19 (0.99%) N-Tier
13 19 (0.99%) Reinsurance
14 18 (0.94%) Life Science
15 17 (0.89%) Cloud Native
15 17 (0.89%) Social Network
16 15 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.68%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 248 (12.96%) Linux
2 211 (11.03%) Windows
3 43 (2.25%) Android
4 35 (1.83%) Unix
5 33 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 17 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.47%) CentOS
10 8 (0.42%) Solaris
11 6 (0.31%) Debian
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.10%) ThreadX
13 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.052%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,394 (72.87%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (28.70%) Scrum
3 457 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
4 371 (19.39%) TDD
5 314 (16.41%) BDD
6 298 (15.58%) Software Engineering
7 283 (14.79%) Software Testing
8 266 (13.90%) SDLC
9 261 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 246 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
11 243 (12.70%) Manual Testing
12 216 (11.29%) DevOps
13 208 (10.87%) Regression Testing
14 197 (10.30%) OO
15 187 (9.78%) Test Scripting
16 180 (9.41%) Unit Testing
17 177 (9.25%) MVC
18 175 (9.15%) Kanban
19 158 (8.26%) Microservices
20 154 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 686 (35.86%) C#
2 576 (30.11%) Java
3 496 (25.93%) SQL
4 481 (25.14%) JavaScript
5 250 (13.07%) Python
6 122 (6.38%) C++
7 108 (5.65%) Ruby
8 71 (3.71%) PowerShell
9 61 (3.19%) C
10 53 (2.77%) PHP
11 49 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 39 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 38 (1.99%) Go
13 38 (1.99%) TypeScript
14 28 (1.46%) Scala
15 26 (1.36%) Perl
15 26 (1.36%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.31%) Java 8
17 21 (1.10%) PL/SQL
18 20 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 263 (13.75%) Degree
2 181 (9.46%) ISTQB
3 160 (8.36%) ISEB
4 66 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 48 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.52%) PMP
12 7 (0.37%) MCP
13 6 (0.31%) MCPD
14 5 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.26%) MCSA
14 5 (0.26%) MCSE
15 4 (0.21%) CISSP
16 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 721 (37.69%) QA
2 14 (0.73%) JTAG
3 12 (0.63%) GAMP
4 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.26%) GMP
6 4 (0.21%) GCP
6 4 (0.21%) PSD2
7 3 (0.16%) GDPR
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) MISRA
7 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.10%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.10%) WCAG
9 1 (0.052%) DICOM
9 1 (0.052%) PMO
System Software
1 144 (7.53%) Docker
2 26 (1.36%) Firmware
3 25 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.20%) oVirt
4 23 (1.20%) RHEV
5 17 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.52%) NFS
8 10 (0.52%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.21%) ACF2
9 4 (0.21%) LXC
9 4 (0.21%) RACF
10 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.052%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 54 (2.82%) Puppet
3 50 (2.61%) Ansible
4 45 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.67%) Terraform
7 16 (0.84%) HP ALM
8 10 (0.52%) Kibana
8 10 (0.52%) logstash
8 10 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (0.52%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.31%) Packer
9 6 (0.31%) SCCM
9 6 (0.31%) SCOM
10 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.26%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.26%) SCSM
11 3 (0.16%) Salt
12 1 (0.052%) CA Service Virtualization
12 1 (0.052%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 320 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 160 (8.36%) Oracle
3 74 (3.87%) SAP
4 55 (2.88%) HP
5 49 (2.56%) Google
6 45 (2.35%) Atlassian
6 45 (2.35%) Capita
7 32 (1.67%) TIBCO
8 29 (1.52%) VMware
9 25 (1.31%) IBM
9 25 (1.31%) Talend
10 23 (1.20%) Informatica
11 21 (1.10%) Splunk
12 16 (0.84%) TOWER Software
13 11 (0.58%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.52%) Actifio
14 10 (0.52%) Pega
14 10 (0.52%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.52%) Veeam
14 10 (0.52%) Xamarin