Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 39 45
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,003 1,919 1,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.19% 6.18% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.90% 6.87% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,773 1,630 1,636
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,563
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 25,351 27,927 30,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.03% 89.94% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,726 22,987 25,174
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 0 687 £50,000 +5.26% 115
Hampshire +23 479 £45,000 +16.13% 65
Surrey +10 369 £50,000 +5.26% 46
Berkshire +1 325 £55,000 +15.79% 58
West Sussex +21 230 £47,500 - 18
Oxfordshire -6 214 £52,500 +5.00% 39
East Sussex +7 181 £45,000 - 17
Buckinghamshire +29 147 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Kent +31 57 £37,500 +16.28% 14
Sussex -4 1 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 1,395 (69.65%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (40.19%) C#
3 690 (34.45%) QA
4 574 (28.66%) Scrum
5 560 (27.96%) .NET
6 558 (27.86%) Selenium
7 542 (27.06%) Java
8 525 (26.21%) SQL
9 521 (26.01%) JavaScript
10 466 (23.27%) Continuous Integration
11 408 (20.37%) Git (software)
12 365 (18.22%) Finance
13 362 (18.07%) TDD
13 362 (18.07%) JIRA
14 339 (16.92%) Degree
15 331 (16.53%) BDD
16 320 (15.98%) Python
17 311 (15.53%) Software Engineering
18 299 (14.93%) Software Testing
19 297 (14.83%) HTML
20 284 (14.18%) Jenkins
21 269 (13.43%) Computer Science
22 268 (13.38%) Microsoft
23 264 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
24 251 (12.53%) Web Services
25 250 (12.48%) CSS
26 247 (12.33%) Linux
27 246 (12.28%) SQL Server
28 242 (12.08%) Manual Testing
29 233 (11.63%) AngularJS

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
1 177 (8.84%) Confluence
2 48 (2.40%) Apache
3 40 (2.00%) CMS
4 34 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 21 (1.05%) nginx
8 19 (0.95%) JBoss
9 18 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.70%) WordPress
12 11 (0.55%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.55%) IIS
12 11 (0.55%) Kentico
13 9 (0.45%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.40%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.40%) Jetty
15 5 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
3 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.100%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.25%) Shopify
2 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.050%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.050%) Magento
2 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 264 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 226 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (4.09%) SaaS
4 55 (2.75%) GitHub
5 44 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (1.60%) Serverless
7 26 (1.30%) PaaS
8 25 (1.25%) Google Analytics
8 25 (1.25%) IaaS
9 23 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 20 (1.00%) npm
11 13 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.55%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.50%) Office 365
14 9 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.45%) Firebase
15 7 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.35%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.65%) Wireless
2 22 (1.10%) HTTP
3 17 (0.85%) Internet
3 17 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (0.65%) Firewall
6 12 (0.60%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.55%) DNS
8 8 (0.40%) GSM
8 8 (0.40%) LAN
8 8 (0.40%) LTE
8 8 (0.40%) UMTS
8 8 (0.40%) WAN
9 7 (0.35%) CDMA
9 7 (0.35%) DHCP
9 7 (0.35%) ZigBee
10 6 (0.30%) 3G
10 6 (0.30%) 802.15
10 6 (0.30%) Extranet
10 6 (0.30%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 93 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 76 (3.79%) MySQL
5 54 (2.70%) Big Data
6 52 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 47 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (2.25%) MongoDB
9 41 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 33 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.25%) Apache Hive
14 24 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.10%) Data Mining
15 22 (1.10%) Spotfire
16 19 (0.95%) Power BI
16 19 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (0.85%) Data Lake
18 16 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 558 (27.86%) Selenium
2 408 (20.37%) Git (software)
3 362 (18.07%) JIRA
4 284 (14.18%) Jenkins
5 219 (10.93%) Visual Studio
6 213 (10.63%) WebDriver
7 199 (9.94%) Cucumber
8 136 (6.79%) SoapUI
9 97 (4.84%) SpecFlow
10 83 (4.14%) JMeter
11 74 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 72 (3.59%) Subversion
13 66 (3.30%) HP UFT
13 66 (3.30%) JUnit
14 59 (2.95%) Ranorex
15 57 (2.85%) MSTest
16 54 (2.70%) TeamCity
17 53 (2.65%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 52 (2.60%) Bitbucket
18 52 (2.60%) NUnit
General
1 365 (18.22%) Finance
2 63 (3.15%) Retail
3 50 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 45 (2.25%) Marketing
6 41 (2.05%) Electronics
7 40 (2.00%) Games
8 21 (1.05%) Banking
9 16 (0.80%) Automotive
10 12 (0.60%) Advertising
10 12 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.60%) Publishing
11 9 (0.45%) Back Office
12 6 (0.30%) Legal
12 6 (0.30%) Military
13 5 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.25%) Avionics
13 5 (0.25%) Front Office
14 4 (0.20%) Law
15 2 (0.100%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 554 (27.66%) Developer
2 333 (16.63%) Analyst
3 314 (15.68%) Test Engineer
4 282 (14.08%) Tester
5 265 (13.23%) Test Analyst
6 204 (10.18%) QA Engineer
7 186 (9.29%) Automation Tester
8 165 (8.24%) C# Developer
9 162 (8.09%) .NET Developer
10 149 (7.44%) Software Engineer
11 125 (6.24%) C# .NET Developer
12 123 (6.14%) Test Automation Engineer
13 122 (6.09%) Software Developer
14 106 (5.29%) QA Analyst
14 106 (5.29%) Senior Developer
15 95 (4.74%) QA Test Engineer
16 93 (4.64%) Software Tester
17 91 (4.54%) Software Test Engineer
18 88 (4.39%) Developer in Test
19 84 (4.19%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (27.96%) .NET
2 297 (14.83%) HTML
3 251 (12.53%) Web Services
4 250 (12.48%) CSS
5 233 (11.63%) AngularJS
5 233 (11.63%) ASP.NET
6 152 (7.59%) REST
7 145 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 144 (7.19%) RESTful
9 135 (6.74%) jQuery
10 130 (6.49%) WCF
11 113 (5.64%) SOAP
12 110 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 108 (5.39%) XML
14 104 (5.19%) .NET Framework
15 103 (5.14%) React
16 102 (5.09%) HTML5
17 95 (4.74%) Gherkin
17 95 (4.74%) JSON
18 85 (4.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (6.79%) User Experience
3 100 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 97 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 79 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
7 69 (3.44%) Algorithms
8 55 (2.75%) Fintech
9 34 (1.70%) Reinsurance
10 27 (1.35%) Social Network
11 25 (1.25%) N-Tier
12 22 (1.10%) Cloud Native
13 21 (1.05%) Life Science
14 17 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.80%) Online Games
16 12 (0.60%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.55%) EPoS
17 11 (0.55%) Management Information System
18 9 (0.45%) Client/Server
18 9 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 247 (12.33%) Linux
2 170 (8.49%) Windows
3 61 (3.05%) Android
4 56 (2.80%) Unix
5 51 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.95%) CentOS
8 14 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.70%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.40%) Debian
10 7 (0.35%) Windows Phone
10 7 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,395 (69.65%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (28.66%) Scrum
3 466 (23.27%) Continuous Integration
4 362 (18.07%) TDD
5 331 (16.53%) BDD
6 311 (15.53%) Software Engineering
7 299 (14.93%) Software Testing
8 269 (13.43%) Computer Science
9 242 (12.08%) Manual Testing
10 231 (11.53%) Test Strategy
11 230 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
12 222 (11.08%) Regression Testing
13 220 (10.98%) DevOps
14 214 (10.68%) SDLC
15 207 (10.33%) MVC
16 196 (9.79%) Microservices
17 195 (9.74%) Test Scripting
18 193 (9.64%) OO
19 186 (9.29%) Kanban
20 184 (9.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 805 (40.19%) C#
2 542 (27.06%) Java
3 525 (26.21%) SQL
4 521 (26.01%) JavaScript
5 320 (15.98%) Python
6 141 (7.04%) C++
7 109 (5.44%) PHP
8 87 (4.34%) Ruby
9 69 (3.44%) C
10 63 (3.15%) Bash Shell
11 46 (2.30%) Go
12 45 (2.25%) PowerShell
12 45 (2.25%) T-SQL
13 43 (2.15%) TypeScript
14 35 (1.75%) R
15 32 (1.60%) Scala
16 29 (1.45%) Shell Script
17 28 (1.40%) Delphi
17 28 (1.40%) Groovy
18 25 (1.25%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 339 (16.92%) Degree
2 204 (10.18%) ISTQB
3 153 (7.64%) ISEB
4 73 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 49 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 31 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 20 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 17 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.50%) PhD
12 9 (0.45%) PMP
13 8 (0.40%) CISSP
13 8 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
14 7 (0.35%) CEH
14 7 (0.35%) GIAC
14 7 (0.35%) OSCP
15 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.25%) MCP
16 5 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 690 (34.45%) QA
2 10 (0.50%) DICOM
3 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.35%) GDPR
6 5 (0.25%) PSD2
7 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.15%) JTAG
8 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 3 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.100%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.100%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.100%) SLA
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.050%) MISRA
System Software
1 165 (8.24%) Docker
2 28 (1.40%) oVirt
2 28 (1.40%) RHEV
3 23 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.85%) Firmware
6 11 (0.55%) Varnish
7 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.15%) XenApp
9 2 (0.100%) Postfix
10 1 (0.050%) ACF2
10 1 (0.050%) RACF
10 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.050%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 105 (5.24%) Kubernetes
2 71 (3.54%) Puppet
3 64 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
4 57 (2.85%) Ansible
5 52 (2.60%) Terraform
6 30 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.20%) HP ALM
8 14 (0.70%) Kibana
9 11 (0.55%) logstash
10 8 (0.40%) Nagios
10 8 (0.40%) Packer
11 7 (0.35%) Defensics
11 7 (0.35%) Nessus
11 7 (0.35%) Nexpose
11 7 (0.35%) Nmap
11 7 (0.35%) OpenVAS
11 7 (0.35%) Salt
12 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.20%) Mesos
12 4 (0.20%) Rancher
Vendors
1 268 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 149 (7.44%) Oracle
3 78 (3.89%) Google
4 69 (3.44%) SAP
5 47 (2.35%) HP
6 44 (2.20%) Atlassian
7 27 (1.35%) Informatica
7 27 (1.35%) Tableau
7 27 (1.35%) VMware
8 20 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 19 (0.95%) TIBCO
10 17 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 17 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.60%) Pega
12 10 (0.50%) Talend
13 9 (0.45%) IBM
14 8 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.35%) Codenomicon
15 7 (0.35%) New Relic
16 6 (0.30%) MuleSoft