Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 28 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,549 2,004 2,086
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.19% 7.50% 6.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.94% 8.17% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,326 1,768 1,791
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 19,498 24,518 28,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.52% 91.72% 90.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15,721 20,043 23,646
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 +4 507 £51,500 +3.00% 84
Hampshire +8 435 £46,000 +2.22% 52
Berkshire +12 326 £57,500 +4.55% 39
Surrey -5 252 £55,000 +10.00% 28
West Sussex +3 196 £50,000 +5.26% 13
East Sussex -2 128 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Oxfordshire -15 95 £45,000 -10.00% 29
Buckinghamshire -16 86 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Kent -15 32 £45,500 +1.11% 11
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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.

1 875 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (38.28%) C#
3 533 (34.41%) Selenium
4 505 (32.60%) QA
5 394 (25.44%) SQL
6 384 (24.79%) .NET
7 363 (23.43%) Scrum
8 358 (23.11%) Java
9 329 (21.24%) JavaScript
10 308 (19.88%) Azure
11 282 (18.21%) DevOps
12 261 (16.85%) BDD
13 259 (16.72%) Software Engineering
14 256 (16.53%) JIRA
15 255 (16.46%) Manual Testing
16 253 (16.33%) TDD
17 237 (15.30%) Microsoft
17 237 (15.30%) Git (software)
18 222 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
19 221 (14.27%) Degree
20 212 (13.69%) Finance
21 206 (13.30%) Test Scripting
22 192 (12.40%) Jenkins
23 191 (12.33%) Test Strategy
24 190 (12.27%) Software Testing
25 180 (11.62%) CSS
26 175 (11.30%) ISTQB
27 173 (11.17%) SpecFlow
27 173 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
28 172 (11.10%) HTML

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
1 140 (9.04%) Confluence
2 23 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.16%) Apache
4 17 (1.10%) CICS
5 16 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.45%) CMS
7 7 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.45%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.39%) GlassFish
8 6 (0.39%) JBoss
9 5 (0.32%) IIS
10 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.13%) Drupal
12 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.26%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.065%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 17 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.84%) SAP HR
2 13 (0.84%) SAP WM
3 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.065%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 308 (19.88%) Azure
2 170 (10.97%) AWS
3 133 (8.59%) SaaS
4 45 (2.91%) GitHub
5 38 (2.45%) Serverless
6 35 (2.26%) PaaS
7 28 (1.81%) OpenShift
8 18 (1.16%) Amazon Cognito
8 18 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
10 15 (0.97%) npm
11 13 (0.84%) GCP
11 13 (0.84%) Power Platform
12 11 (0.71%) BrowserStack
13 10 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.58%) IaaS
15 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.45%) Loggly
17 5 (0.32%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.68%) VoIP
2 19 (1.23%) DNS
2 19 (1.23%) ZigBee
3 17 (1.10%) SNMP
4 16 (1.03%) HTTP
5 14 (0.90%) Firewall
6 10 (0.65%) MPLS
7 9 (0.58%) SSH
8 8 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.39%) DHCP
9 6 (0.39%) Skype
9 6 (0.39%) VLAN
10 5 (0.32%) Wireless
11 4 (0.26%) Internet
11 4 (0.26%) LTE
11 4 (0.26%) Network Security
12 3 (0.19%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.19%) H.323
12 3 (0.19%) IPv6
12 3 (0.19%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 136 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 61 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (3.16%) Redis
5 48 (3.10%) Big Data
6 41 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 37 (2.39%) MySQL
8 34 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (2.13%) RDBMS
10 31 (2.00%) MongoDB
11 30 (1.94%) InterSystems Cache
12 24 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 23 (1.48%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.23%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.23%) DB2
14 19 (1.23%) OLTP
15 14 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.84%) Power BI
16 13 (0.84%) SAP BW
17 12 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 533 (34.41%) Selenium
2 256 (16.53%) JIRA
3 237 (15.30%) Git (software)
4 192 (12.40%) Jenkins
5 173 (11.17%) SpecFlow
6 161 (10.39%) Cucumber
7 151 (9.75%) WebDriver
8 110 (7.10%) JMeter
9 108 (6.97%) SoapUI
10 106 (6.84%) Visual Studio
11 86 (5.55%) Postman
12 69 (4.45%) HP UFT
13 55 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 48 (3.10%) JUnit
15 45 (2.91%) gulp
16 41 (2.65%) LoadRunner
17 30 (1.94%) Subversion
17 30 (1.94%) webpack
18 29 (1.87%) TeamCity
19 28 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 212 (13.69%) Finance
2 100 (6.46%) Public Sector
3 50 (3.23%) Games
4 40 (2.58%) Retail
5 37 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.29%) Marketing
7 16 (1.03%) Banking
8 13 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 12 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.58%) Back Office
11 9 (0.58%) Electronics
12 8 (0.52%) Advertising
13 5 (0.32%) Automotive
13 5 (0.32%) Military
13 5 (0.32%) Police
14 4 (0.26%) Law
15 3 (0.19%) Norwegian Language
15 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 366 (23.63%) Developer
2 285 (18.40%) Analyst
3 242 (15.62%) Test Analyst
4 187 (12.07%) Tester
5 180 (11.62%) Test Engineer
6 129 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 127 (8.20%) QA Engineer
8 111 (7.17%) Software Developer
9 95 (6.13%) C# Developer
9 95 (6.13%) Test Automation Engineer
10 83 (5.36%) .NET Developer
11 75 (4.84%) Test Leader
12 72 (4.65%) Software Tester
13 68 (4.39%) Automation Tester
14 65 (4.20%) Senior Developer
15 62 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
16 58 (3.74%) Automation Test Lead
17 56 (3.62%) C# Software Developer
18 54 (3.49%) Test Manager
19 48 (3.10%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (24.79%) .NET
2 180 (11.62%) CSS
3 172 (11.10%) HTML
4 164 (10.59%) Web Services
5 130 (8.39%) AngularJS
6 111 (7.17%) .NET Framework
7 109 (7.04%) .NET Core
8 105 (6.78%) React
8 105 (6.78%) RESTful
9 97 (6.26%) REST
10 96 (6.20%) ASP.NET
11 95 (6.13%) SOAP
12 94 (6.07%) HTML5
13 84 (5.42%) Node.js
14 79 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 52 (3.36%) WCF
16 46 (2.97%) Gherkin
17 40 (2.58%) JSON
18 39 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
18 39 (2.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 60 (3.87%) User Experience
6 31 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
7 23 (1.48%) Mainframe
8 21 (1.36%) Smart Meter
9 19 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.03%) Algorithms
12 12 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
13 11 (0.71%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.65%) Cyberattack
14 10 (0.65%) EPoS
14 10 (0.65%) Smart Energy
15 9 (0.58%) LIMS
15 9 (0.58%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 145 (9.36%) Linux
2 109 (7.04%) Windows
3 38 (2.45%) Android
4 35 (2.26%) Unix
5 33 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.90%) Ubuntu
7 12 (0.77%) CentOS
8 9 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.45%) VMS
9 7 (0.45%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.32%) Debian
11 2 (0.13%) AIX
11 2 (0.13%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.13%) Solaris
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (23.43%) Scrum
3 282 (18.21%) DevOps
4 261 (16.85%) BDD
5 259 (16.72%) Software Engineering
6 255 (16.46%) Manual Testing
7 253 (16.33%) TDD
8 222 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
9 206 (13.30%) Test Scripting
10 191 (12.33%) Test Strategy
11 190 (12.27%) Software Testing
12 173 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
13 164 (10.59%) SDLC
13 164 (10.59%) Unit Testing
14 155 (10.01%) Regression Testing
15 138 (8.91%) Computer Science
16 136 (8.78%) Mentoring
17 128 (8.26%) Microservices
18 127 (8.20%) MVC
19 124 (8.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 593 (38.28%) C#
2 394 (25.44%) SQL
3 358 (23.11%) Java
4 329 (21.24%) JavaScript
5 167 (10.78%) Python
6 126 (8.13%) C++
7 63 (4.07%) T-SQL
8 62 (4.00%) C
9 55 (3.55%) PHP
10 46 (2.97%) Ruby
11 44 (2.84%) Bash Shell
12 42 (2.71%) TypeScript
13 36 (2.32%) PowerShell
14 32 (2.07%) Perl
15 23 (1.48%) VB
16 19 (1.23%) Scala
17 16 (1.03%) Go
17 16 (1.03%) Groovy
18 14 (0.90%) ES6
18 14 (0.90%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 221 (14.27%) Degree
2 175 (11.30%) ISTQB
3 131 (8.46%) ISEB
4 97 (6.26%) Security Cleared
5 72 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 67 (4.33%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.84%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.84%) PMP
10 7 (0.45%) PhD
11 6 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.32%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.32%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.13%) CISSP
14 1 (0.065%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.065%) CISM
14 1 (0.065%) CIW
14 1 (0.065%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.065%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 505 (32.60%) QA
2 29 (1.87%) DICOM
3 27 (1.74%) PMO
4 11 (0.71%) NIST
5 10 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.39%) SLA
7 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.26%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.19%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.19%) GDPR
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.065%) GAMP
10 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 136 (8.78%) Docker
2 14 (0.90%) RACF
3 13 (0.84%) ACF2
4 9 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.39%) iptables
5 6 (0.39%) KVM
5 6 (0.39%) NFS
5 6 (0.39%) QEMU
5 6 (0.39%) Xen
6 5 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.065%) HDFS
8 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.065%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.065%) Postfix
8 1 (0.065%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 51 (3.29%) HP ALM
3 30 (1.94%) Ansible
4 26 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (1.23%) Terraform
7 18 (1.16%) Puppet
8 9 (0.58%) HP Fortify
8 9 (0.58%) SELinux
8 9 (0.58%) WebInspect
9 5 (0.32%) Grafana
9 5 (0.32%) Nagios
9 5 (0.32%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.26%) MIIS
10 4 (0.26%) Salt
11 3 (0.19%) Ambari
12 2 (0.13%) Kibana
13 1 (0.065%) logstash
13 1 (0.065%) OpenNebula
13 1 (0.065%) Packer
Vendors
1 237 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.65%) HP
3 59 (3.81%) SAP
4 45 (2.91%) Xamarin
5 36 (2.32%) Google
5 36 (2.32%) IBM
6 34 (2.19%) Oracle
7 32 (2.07%) Atlassian
8 27 (1.74%) CA
8 27 (1.74%) Delphix
9 21 (1.36%) Remedy
10 19 (1.23%) Cloudera
10 19 (1.23%) InterSystems
11 13 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
12 11 (0.71%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.65%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.58%) Black Duck
14 9 (0.58%) Micro Focus
14 9 (0.58%) Qualys
14 9 (0.58%) Sonatype