Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 43 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1905 1904 2166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.18% 5.45% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 6.23% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 1677 1923
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,200 £28,750
90th Percentile £62,250 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 26983 30553 37260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.47% 87.40% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22199 25337 30803
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +16 806 £47,500 +5.56% 66
Surrey +13 416 £47,500 - 23
Berkshire +14 372 £47,500 +5.56% 28
Hampshire -14 329 £39,000 -8.24% 34
Oxfordshire +7 312 £50,000 +12.36% 28
East Sussex -11 140 £45,000 +20.00% 7
West Sussex -2 139 £45,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire +14 126 £40,000 - 10
Kent -10 53 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Sussex - 9 - - 2
Isle of Wight +3 5 £24,000 +17.07% 1
Middlesex -4 1 £65,000 +225.00%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1262 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
2 744 (39.06%) Selenium
3 697 (36.59%) C#
4 596 (31.29%) Java
5 587 (30.81%) QA
6 570 (29.92%) SQL
7 471 (24.72%) Scrum
8 441 (23.15%) .NET
9 396 (20.79%) Degree
10 394 (20.68%) TDD
10 394 (20.68%) JavaScript
11 393 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
12 387 (20.31%) SQL Server
13 348 (18.27%) Test Scripting
14 339 (17.80%) Python
15 326 (17.11%) Microsoft
16 310 (16.27%) WebDriver
17 307 (16.12%) Manual Testing
17 307 (16.12%) Finance
18 306 (16.06%) Git (software)
19 299 (15.70%) BDD
20 298 (15.64%) HTML
21 292 (15.33%) Software Testing
22 286 (15.01%) JIRA
23 269 (14.12%) Software Engineering
24 265 (13.91%) OO
25 258 (13.54%) Computer Science
26 254 (13.33%) CSS
27 251 (13.18%) Test Strategy
28 248 (13.02%) Windows

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 74 (3.88%) Confluence
2 66 (3.46%) CMS
3 32 (1.68%) NServiceBus
4 30 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 29 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 28 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 21 (1.10%) Apache
8 19 (1.00%) JBoss
9 18 (0.94%) nginx
10 16 (0.84%) Sitefinity
11 13 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.68%) IIS
12 12 (0.63%) Drupal
13 10 (0.52%) WordPress
14 9 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.42%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.42%) SAS
16 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 38 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.052%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 165 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (3.20%) SaaS
4 33 (1.73%) GitHub
5 27 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (1.36%) PaaS
7 21 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.89%) npm
10 13 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 11 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
12 7 (0.37%) IaaS
13 6 (0.31%) Google Play
13 6 (0.31%) Office 365
14 5 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
16 3 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.16%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.47%) Internet
2 12 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 12 (0.63%) VoIP
3 11 (0.58%) IPv4
3 11 (0.58%) IPv6
3 11 (0.58%) Network Security
4 8 (0.42%) HTTP
5 7 (0.37%) DNS
5 7 (0.37%) Firewall
6 6 (0.31%) Broadband
6 6 (0.31%) DVB
6 6 (0.31%) UPnP
7 5 (0.26%) DHCP
8 4 (0.21%) BGP
8 4 (0.21%) EIGRP
8 4 (0.21%) MPLS
8 4 (0.21%) OSPF
8 4 (0.21%) RIP
9 3 (0.16%) MQTT
9 3 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 117 (6.14%) Relational Database
3 91 (4.78%) MySQL
4 77 (4.04%) Big Data
5 62 (3.25%) NoSQL
6 48 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 43 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 36 (1.89%) Data Lake
10 36 (1.89%) Power BI
11 26 (1.36%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.00%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.84%) SSDT
14 15 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.73%) GIS
16 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.63%) JasperReports
18 11 (0.58%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 744 (39.06%) Selenium
2 310 (16.27%) WebDriver
3 306 (16.06%) Git (software)
4 286 (15.01%) JIRA
5 242 (12.70%) Cucumber
6 223 (11.71%) Jenkins
7 152 (7.98%) Visual Studio
8 146 (7.66%) JUnit
9 144 (7.56%) JMeter
10 137 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 129 (6.77%) SoapUI
12 112 (5.88%) NUnit
13 106 (5.56%) HP UFT
14 97 (5.09%) Subversion
15 89 (4.67%) SpecFlow
16 66 (3.46%) Maven
17 59 (3.10%) Protractor
18 48 (2.52%) Eclipse
18 48 (2.52%) LoadRunner
19 39 (2.05%) Jasmine
General
1 307 (16.12%) Finance
2 91 (4.78%) Retail
3 48 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.05%) Back Office
5 35 (1.84%) Marketing
6 34 (1.78%) Electronics
7 32 (1.68%) Banking
8 29 (1.52%) Publishing
9 28 (1.47%) Digital Economy
10 21 (1.10%) Games
10 21 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.79%) Automotive
11 15 (0.79%) Legal
12 14 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.37%) Advertising
13 7 (0.37%) Billing
13 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.26%) Military
15 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 550 (28.87%) Developer
2 322 (16.90%) Tester
3 303 (15.91%) Test Engineer
4 290 (15.22%) Analyst
5 232 (12.18%) Test Analyst
6 178 (9.34%) .NET Developer
7 174 (9.13%) Test Automation Engineer
8 168 (8.82%) QA Engineer
9 156 (8.19%) Automation Tester
10 155 (8.14%) C# Developer
11 141 (7.40%) Senior Developer
12 139 (7.30%) Software Tester
13 124 (6.51%) Software Engineer
14 120 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
15 105 (5.51%) Software Developer
16 84 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
16 84 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
17 79 (4.15%) SQL Developer
18 78 (4.09%) QA Test Engineer
19 77 (4.04%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (23.15%) .NET
2 298 (15.64%) HTML
3 254 (13.33%) CSS
4 220 (11.55%) ASP.NET
5 214 (11.23%) AngularJS
6 196 (10.29%) Web Services
7 150 (7.87%) REST
8 141 (7.40%) HTML5
9 135 (7.09%) .NET Framework
10 127 (6.67%) XML
11 121 (6.35%) SOAP
12 119 (6.25%) RESTful
13 102 (5.35%) WCF
14 100 (5.25%) ASP.NET Web API
15 95 (4.99%) JSON
16 92 (4.83%) Spring
17 89 (4.67%) Ajax
18 80 (4.20%) jQuery
19 71 (3.73%) CSS3
20 69 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 258 (13.54%) Computer Science
2 209 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
5 55 (2.89%) Client/Server
6 54 (2.83%) N-Tier
7 50 (2.62%) User Experience
8 25 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.00%) Fintech
12 16 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.79%) Replication
14 13 (0.68%) iPad
15 10 (0.52%) Life Science
16 9 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
17 8 (0.42%) W3C
18 7 (0.37%) Data Centre
18 7 (0.37%) STB
19 6 (0.31%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 248 (13.02%) Windows
2 212 (11.13%) Linux
3 98 (5.14%) Unix
4 45 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 42 (2.20%) Android
6 21 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.79%) Solaris
8 10 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.47%) CentOS
9 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.37%) AIX
10 7 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.052%) Debian
13 1 (0.052%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.052%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1262 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (24.72%) Scrum
3 394 (20.68%) TDD
4 393 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
5 348 (18.27%) Test Scripting
6 307 (16.12%) Manual Testing
7 299 (15.70%) BDD
8 292 (15.33%) Software Testing
9 269 (14.12%) Software Engineering
10 265 (13.91%) OO
11 251 (13.18%) Test Strategy
12 227 (11.92%) Regression Testing
13 226 (11.86%) SDLC
14 196 (10.29%) Unit Testing
15 189 (9.92%) MVC
16 185 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 162 (8.50%) Mentoring
18 160 (8.40%) Functional Testing
19 155 (8.14%) Performance Testing
20 150 (7.87%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 697 (36.59%) C#
2 596 (31.29%) Java
3 570 (29.92%) SQL
4 394 (20.68%) JavaScript
5 339 (17.80%) Python
6 187 (9.82%) C++
7 140 (7.35%) T-SQL
8 121 (6.35%) Ruby
9 99 (5.20%) PHP
10 93 (4.88%) C
11 62 (3.25%) Shell Script
12 55 (2.89%) PowerShell
13 53 (2.78%) Scala
14 52 (2.73%) Perl
15 40 (2.10%) PL/SQL
16 36 (1.89%) Bash Shell
17 34 (1.78%) Groovy
17 34 (1.78%) VB.NET
18 32 (1.68%) ES6
19 27 (1.42%) R
Qualifications
1 396 (20.79%) Degree
2 241 (12.65%) ISTQB
3 168 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 165 (8.66%) ISEB
5 65 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 38 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (1.73%) MCP
8 32 (1.68%) MCPD
9 25 (1.31%) Security Cleared
10 15 (0.79%) SC Cleared
11 14 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.58%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.52%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.47%) PMP
15 6 (0.31%) HND
16 5 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 4 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
18 3 (0.16%) CISSP
18 3 (0.16%) HNC
18 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 587 (30.81%) QA
2 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.26%) PMO
5 4 (0.21%) JTAG
5 4 (0.21%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) GDPR
6 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.052%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.052%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.052%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.052%) MISRA
8 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 67 (3.52%) Docker
2 14 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.47%) Firmware
6 8 (0.42%) HDFS
7 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.16%) iptables
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.16%) Xen
10 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.10%) vSphere
11 1 (0.052%) LXC
Systems Management
1 75 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.89%) Puppet
3 30 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.36%) Ansible
5 7 (0.37%) Kibana
5 7 (0.37%) logstash
5 7 (0.37%) Terraform
6 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.31%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.21%) Nagios
7 4 (0.21%) Salt
8 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.10%) Grafana
10 1 (0.052%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.052%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.052%) Mesos
10 1 (0.052%) Rancher
10 1 (0.052%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 326 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 117 (6.14%) Oracle
3 82 (4.30%) HP
4 57 (2.99%) Sophos
5 51 (2.68%) SAP
6 34 (1.78%) Sitecore
7 33 (1.73%) Google
8 20 (1.05%) AppDynamics
8 20 (1.05%) Splunk
9 19 (1.00%) Concur
10 16 (0.84%) Talend
11 13 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.63%) Twitter
13 11 (0.58%) Hortonworks
13 11 (0.58%) VMware
14 10 (0.52%) IBM
15 9 (0.47%) Perforce
15 9 (0.47%) TOWER Software
16 7 (0.37%) Capita