Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 40 54
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,980 1,780 1,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.60% 6.08% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.44% 6.92% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,677 1,563 1,514
South East median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 26,619 25,709 32,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.69% 87.87% 88.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22,154 21,121 27,642
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +8 791 £47,500 +11.76% 127
Hampshire -6 405 £42,500 +6.25% 48
Berkshire +6 379 £50,000 +11.11% 56
Surrey +2 327 £50,000 +5.26% 41
Oxfordshire +10 304 £50,000 +17.65% 46
West Sussex -5 203 £45,000 -10.00% 16
East Sussex +12 172 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -27 110 £42,500 +13.33% 25
Kent -23 36 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Sussex 0 32 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Isle of Wight - 13 £30,000 -
Middlesex -1 1 £45,000 +100.00% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,408 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 750 (37.88%) QA
3 706 (35.66%) Selenium
4 650 (32.83%) C#
5 565 (28.54%) SQL
6 555 (28.03%) Java
7 521 (26.31%) Scrum
8 467 (23.59%) TDD
8 467 (23.59%) JavaScript
9 445 (22.47%) .NET
10 443 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
11 360 (18.18%) BDD
11 360 (18.18%) Jenkins
12 358 (18.08%) Git (software)
13 331 (16.72%) JIRA
14 315 (15.91%) Microsoft
15 306 (15.45%) Finance
16 302 (15.25%) SDLC
17 298 (15.05%) Test Strategy
18 297 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
19 288 (14.55%) SQL Server
20 283 (14.29%) Cucumber
21 281 (14.19%) Software Testing
22 280 (14.14%) HTML
23 277 (13.99%) Linux
24 273 (13.79%) AngularJS
25 270 (13.64%) Software Engineering
26 267 (13.48%) Manual Testing
27 265 (13.38%) Web Services
28 263 (13.28%) Python

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
1 164 (8.28%) Confluence
2 55 (2.78%) Apache
3 31 (1.57%) Drupal
4 27 (1.36%) NServiceBus
5 25 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
5 25 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.21%) JBoss
7 22 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.01%) nginx
9 18 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
10 14 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.66%) CMS
12 11 (0.56%) SAS
12 11 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.40%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.25%) CICS
14 5 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 31 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
1 4 (0.20%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.051%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.051%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 249 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (4.55%) SaaS
4 47 (2.37%) GitHub
4 47 (2.37%) IaaS
5 33 (1.67%) PaaS
6 32 (1.62%) Serverless
7 30 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (1.16%) Cloudflare
9 21 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (0.91%) Bluemix
10 18 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
11 13 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.35%) NuGet
12 7 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.30%) npm
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.20%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.77%) Firewall
2 31 (1.57%) Internet
3 27 (1.36%) DNS
3 27 (1.36%) WAN
4 26 (1.31%) DHCP
5 19 (0.96%) HTTP
5 19 (0.96%) LAN
5 19 (0.96%) VoIP
6 18 (0.91%) SAN
7 13 (0.66%) Network Security
8 12 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.35%) Wireless
10 6 (0.30%) NGN
11 5 (0.25%) SSL
12 4 (0.20%) ATM
12 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.15%) Bluetooth
13 3 (0.15%) RS-232
14 2 (0.10%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 124 (6.26%) Relational Database
3 118 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 83 (4.19%) MySQL
5 66 (3.33%) Big Data
6 58 (2.93%) RDBMS
7 57 (2.88%) MongoDB
8 53 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 45 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.71%) DB2
13 14 (0.71%) Redis
14 13 (0.66%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.56%) HBase
16 10 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
16 10 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 706 (35.66%) Selenium
2 360 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 358 (18.08%) Git (software)
4 331 (16.72%) JIRA
5 283 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 255 (12.88%) WebDriver
7 167 (8.43%) Visual Studio
8 133 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 120 (6.06%) SoapUI
10 118 (5.96%) SpecFlow
11 81 (4.09%) JUnit
12 76 (3.84%) JMeter
13 73 (3.69%) HP UFT
14 69 (3.48%) Subversion
15 68 (3.43%) NUnit
16 47 (2.37%) Bitbucket
17 46 (2.32%) TeamCity
18 44 (2.22%) Maven
19 40 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
20 37 (1.87%) Protractor
General
1 306 (15.45%) Finance
2 89 (4.49%) Retail
3 50 (2.53%) Banking
4 49 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 38 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.62%) Automotive
7 25 (1.26%) Electronics
7 25 (1.26%) Games
8 19 (0.96%) Back Office
9 18 (0.91%) Marketing
10 15 (0.76%) Advertising
11 14 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.30%) Avionics
15 5 (0.25%) Legal
16 4 (0.20%) Billing
16 4 (0.20%) Military
17 3 (0.15%) Law
17 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 538 (27.17%) Developer
2 346 (17.47%) Tester
3 338 (17.07%) Analyst
4 301 (15.20%) Test Engineer
5 268 (13.54%) Test Analyst
6 233 (11.77%) QA Engineer
7 215 (10.86%) Automation Tester
8 144 (7.27%) C# Developer
9 142 (7.17%) Software Engineer
10 139 (7.02%) Test Automation Engineer
11 136 (6.87%) QA Analyst
12 130 (6.57%) .NET Developer
13 126 (6.36%) Software Tester
14 121 (6.11%) Software Developer
15 115 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
16 106 (5.35%) QA Automation Engineer
17 105 (5.30%) QA Tester
18 103 (5.20%) Software Test Engineer
19 101 (5.10%) QA Test Engineer
20 100 (5.05%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (22.47%) .NET
2 280 (14.14%) HTML
3 273 (13.79%) AngularJS
4 265 (13.38%) Web Services
5 215 (10.86%) CSS
6 205 (10.35%) REST
7 173 (8.74%) ASP.NET
8 145 (7.32%) RESTful
9 135 (6.82%) .NET Framework
10 132 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 125 (6.31%) jQuery
12 124 (6.26%) JSON
13 122 (6.16%) SOAP
13 122 (6.16%) WCF
14 113 (5.71%) HTML5
14 113 (5.71%) XML
15 87 (4.39%) Gherkin
16 82 (4.14%) React
16 82 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 76 (3.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 229 (11.57%) Computer Science
2 160 (8.08%) User Experience
3 138 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 66 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 52 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (1.82%) Fintech
10 34 (1.72%) Mainframe
11 33 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
12 27 (1.36%) Data Centre
13 26 (1.31%) Algorithms
14 22 (1.11%) Cloud Native
15 20 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
15 20 (1.01%) Life Science
16 15 (0.76%) Blog
17 14 (0.71%) N-Tier
17 14 (0.71%) Private Cloud
18 13 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 277 (13.99%) Linux
2 242 (12.22%) Windows
3 64 (3.23%) Unix
4 38 (1.92%) Android
5 32 (1.62%) Ubuntu
6 26 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.56%) Solaris
9 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.20%) CentOS
10 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.10%) Debian
11 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.10%) ThreadX
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.051%) AIX
12 1 (0.051%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,408 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (26.31%) Scrum
3 467 (23.59%) TDD
4 443 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
5 360 (18.18%) BDD
6 302 (15.25%) SDLC
7 298 (15.05%) Test Strategy
8 297 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
9 281 (14.19%) Software Testing
10 270 (13.64%) Software Engineering
11 267 (13.48%) Manual Testing
12 239 (12.07%) DevOps
13 233 (11.77%) Regression Testing
14 229 (11.57%) Test Scripting
15 194 (9.80%) OO
15 194 (9.80%) Unit Testing
16 187 (9.44%) Microservices
17 183 (9.24%) MVC
18 167 (8.43%) Performance Testing
19 153 (7.73%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 650 (32.83%) C#
2 565 (28.54%) SQL
3 555 (28.03%) Java
4 467 (23.59%) JavaScript
5 263 (13.28%) Python
6 126 (6.36%) C++
7 116 (5.86%) Ruby
8 86 (4.34%) T-SQL
9 78 (3.94%) PowerShell
10 67 (3.38%) C
10 67 (3.38%) PHP
11 44 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 39 (1.97%) Bash Shell
13 33 (1.67%) Go
14 30 (1.52%) Scala
15 29 (1.46%) Perl
16 26 (1.31%) TypeScript
17 25 (1.26%) PL/SQL
18 23 (1.16%) Java 8
18 23 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 251 (12.68%) Degree
2 203 (10.25%) ISTQB
3 162 (8.18%) ISEB
4 70 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 28 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 19 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (0.76%) SANS
10 11 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.56%) PMP
11 10 (0.51%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.45%) MCP
12 9 (0.45%) MCPD
13 8 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.25%) MCSA
14 5 (0.25%) MCSE
14 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 750 (37.88%) QA
2 13 (0.66%) GAMP
2 13 (0.66%) JTAG
3 9 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.45%) PSD2
4 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.25%) GMP
6 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.20%) SLA
7 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.10%) GCP
8 2 (0.10%) GDPR
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.10%) MISRA
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.051%) PMO
System Software
1 130 (6.57%) Docker
2 37 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.96%) Firmware
7 18 (0.91%) NFS
7 18 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.91%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.71%) oVirt
8 14 (0.71%) RHEV
9 4 (0.20%) LXC
10 3 (0.15%) ACF2
10 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.15%) RACF
10 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 59 (2.98%) Kubernetes
2 58 (2.93%) Puppet
3 43 (2.17%) Ansible
4 36 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (0.96%) Terraform
7 18 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 18 (0.91%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.35%) HP ALM
8 7 (0.35%) Kibana
9 6 (0.30%) logstash
9 6 (0.30%) SCCM
9 6 (0.30%) SCOM
10 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.25%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.25%) SCSM
11 4 (0.20%) Packer
12 3 (0.15%) Salt
13 1 (0.051%) CA Service Virtualization
13 1 (0.051%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 315 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 169 (8.54%) Oracle
3 61 (3.08%) HP
4 54 (2.73%) Capita
5 52 (2.63%) VMware
6 49 (2.47%) SAP
7 42 (2.12%) Google
8 40 (2.02%) Atlassian
9 30 (1.52%) IBM
10 23 (1.16%) Splunk
10 23 (1.16%) Talend
11 19 (0.96%) Sophos
12 18 (0.91%) CommVault
12 18 (0.91%) Intel
12 18 (0.91%) Veeam
13 16 (0.81%) TOWER Software
14 15 (0.76%) TIBCO
15 13 (0.66%) PayPal
16 12 (0.61%) Apple
17 10 (0.51%) Informatica