Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 27 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,542 1,993 2,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.85% 7.46% 6.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 8.14% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,257 1,726 1,737
South East 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 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,350
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 20,337 24,492 28,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.29% 91.73% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16,379 20,004 23,658
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 February 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 16 February 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 +5 536 £50,000 - 109
Hampshire +5 409 £45,000 - 63
Berkshire +14 361 £57,500 +4.55% 59
Surrey -13 216 £55,000 +10.00% 57
West Sussex +5 210 £50,000 +5.26% 27
East Sussex -4 120 £45,000 - 25
Buckinghamshire -13 92 £45,000 - 15
Oxfordshire -21 83 £45,000 -10.00% 35
Kent -13 51 £46,000 +22.67% 8
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 863 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (36.32%) C#
3 509 (33.01%) QA
4 501 (32.49%) Selenium
5 379 (24.58%) Java
6 368 (23.87%) SQL
7 365 (23.67%) .NET
7 365 (23.67%) Scrum
8 320 (20.75%) JavaScript
9 303 (19.65%) BDD
10 286 (18.55%) JIRA
11 282 (18.29%) TDD
11 282 (18.29%) Azure
12 279 (18.09%) DevOps
13 260 (16.86%) Software Engineering
14 254 (16.47%) Manual Testing
15 236 (15.30%) Git (software)
16 229 (14.85%) Test Scripting
17 227 (14.72%) Microsoft
18 213 (13.81%) Degree
19 212 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
20 200 (12.97%) Software Testing
21 199 (12.91%) ISTQB
22 190 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
23 182 (11.80%) Cucumber
24 177 (11.48%) Jenkins
25 174 (11.28%) Test Strategy
25 174 (11.28%) CSS
26 173 (11.22%) Finance
27 172 (11.15%) Confluence

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
1 172 (11.15%) Confluence
2 19 (1.23%) Apache
2 19 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (0.78%) CICS
3 12 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.45%) CMS
7 6 (0.39%) GlassFish
8 5 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.32%) IIS
9 4 (0.26%) JBoss
10 2 (0.13%) Drupal
10 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.13%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.26%) Gliffy
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.065%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 22 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.91%) SAP HR
2 14 (0.91%) SAP WM
3 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.065%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 282 (18.29%) Azure
2 155 (10.05%) AWS
3 95 (6.16%) SaaS
4 37 (2.40%) Serverless
5 35 (2.27%) GitHub
6 32 (2.08%) PaaS
7 22 (1.43%) OpenShift
8 16 (1.04%) Amazon Cognito
8 16 (1.04%) Slack
9 15 (0.97%) npm
10 14 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.84%) GCP
12 12 (0.78%) BrowserStack
13 11 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
14 9 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.45%) IaaS
15 7 (0.45%) Power Platform
16 6 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.39%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.49%) VoIP
2 21 (1.36%) ZigBee
3 18 (1.17%) DNS
4 16 (1.04%) SNMP
5 14 (0.91%) Firewall
6 11 (0.71%) MPLS
7 10 (0.65%) HTTP
7 10 (0.65%) Wireless
8 9 (0.58%) SSH
9 7 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.39%) DHCP
10 6 (0.39%) VLAN
11 5 (0.32%) LAN
11 5 (0.32%) WAN
12 4 (0.26%) Network Security
13 3 (0.19%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.19%) GSM
13 3 (0.19%) Internet
13 3 (0.19%) LTE
13 3 (0.19%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.65%) Relational Database
3 50 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 49 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (2.92%) Redis
6 39 (2.53%) Big Data
7 34 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.95%) InterSystems Cache
8 30 (1.95%) MySQL
9 27 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (1.23%) OLTP
13 14 (0.91%) SAP BW
14 13 (0.84%) DB2
15 10 (0.65%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.45%) Power BI
18 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 501 (32.49%) Selenium
2 286 (18.55%) JIRA
3 236 (15.30%) Git (software)
4 182 (11.80%) Cucumber
5 177 (11.48%) Jenkins
6 166 (10.77%) SpecFlow
7 156 (10.12%) WebDriver
8 103 (6.68%) Visual Studio
9 98 (6.36%) SoapUI
10 93 (6.03%) JMeter
11 89 (5.77%) Postman
12 55 (3.57%) HP UFT
12 55 (3.57%) JUnit
12 55 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (2.98%) Bitbucket
14 42 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (2.08%) Jasmine
15 32 (2.08%) Maven
15 32 (2.08%) Mocha
15 32 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 173 (11.22%) Finance
2 107 (6.94%) Public Sector
3 54 (3.50%) Retail
4 51 (3.31%) Games
5 32 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.49%) Marketing
7 14 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 11 (0.71%) Banking
9 11 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.58%) Electronics
11 7 (0.45%) Advertising
12 6 (0.39%) Automotive
12 6 (0.39%) Avionics
12 6 (0.39%) Back Office
13 5 (0.32%) Military
14 4 (0.26%) Law
14 4 (0.26%) Police
15 2 (0.13%) Legal
16 1 (0.065%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 358 (23.22%) Developer
2 273 (17.70%) Analyst
3 228 (14.79%) Test Analyst
4 205 (13.29%) Test Engineer
5 197 (12.78%) Tester
6 142 (9.21%) Software Engineer
7 138 (8.95%) QA Engineer
8 113 (7.33%) Software Developer
9 102 (6.61%) Test Automation Engineer
10 99 (6.42%) C# Developer
11 86 (5.58%) .NET Developer
12 80 (5.19%) Automation Tester
13 77 (4.99%) Software Test Engineer
14 64 (4.15%) Test Leader
15 63 (4.09%) Senior Developer
16 61 (3.96%) Software Tester
17 59 (3.83%) C# Software Developer
18 57 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
19 55 (3.57%) Test Manager
20 52 (3.37%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (23.67%) .NET
2 174 (11.28%) CSS
3 170 (11.02%) Web Services
4 159 (10.31%) HTML
5 122 (7.91%) AngularJS
6 107 (6.94%) .NET Framework
7 106 (6.87%) React
8 100 (6.49%) RESTful
9 89 (5.77%) REST
10 88 (5.71%) .NET Core
11 83 (5.38%) Node.js
12 82 (5.32%) HTML5
13 81 (5.25%) SOAP
14 72 (4.67%) ASP.NET
15 69 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 53 (3.44%) WCF
17 50 (3.24%) Sass
18 43 (2.79%) Gherkin
19 40 (2.59%) JSON
20 37 (2.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (4.54%) Mobile App
5 54 (3.50%) User Experience
6 21 (1.36%) Smart Meter
7 19 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.17%) Cloud Native
8 18 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (0.97%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (0.65%) Smart Energy
12 9 (0.58%) Cyberattack
12 9 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.52%) LIMS
13 8 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 143 (9.27%) Linux
2 93 (6.03%) Windows
3 36 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 35 (2.27%) Android
5 28 (1.82%) Unix
6 14 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.58%) CentOS
8 8 (0.52%) Debian
9 6 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.19%) VMS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.065%) AIX
12 1 (0.065%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (23.67%) Scrum
3 303 (19.65%) BDD
4 282 (18.29%) TDD
5 279 (18.09%) DevOps
6 260 (16.86%) Software Engineering
7 254 (16.47%) Manual Testing
8 229 (14.85%) Test Scripting
9 212 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
10 200 (12.97%) Software Testing
11 190 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
12 174 (11.28%) Test Strategy
13 164 (10.64%) Unit Testing
14 156 (10.12%) Regression Testing
15 150 (9.73%) SDLC
16 136 (8.82%) Mentoring
17 130 (8.43%) Computer Science
18 127 (8.24%) Microservices
19 120 (7.78%) MVC
20 112 (7.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 560 (36.32%) C#
2 379 (24.58%) Java
3 368 (23.87%) SQL
4 320 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 152 (9.86%) Python
6 126 (8.17%) C++
7 61 (3.96%) PHP
8 56 (3.63%) C
9 48 (3.11%) Ruby
10 47 (3.05%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.66%) TypeScript
12 37 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 33 (2.14%) PowerShell
14 26 (1.69%) ES6
14 26 (1.69%) Perl
15 23 (1.49%) Scala
16 22 (1.43%) Java 8
17 21 (1.36%) Groovy
18 17 (1.10%) VB
19 14 (0.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 213 (13.81%) Degree
2 199 (12.91%) ISTQB
3 141 (9.14%) ISEB
4 98 (6.36%) Security Cleared
5 74 (4.80%) SC Cleared
6 62 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.71%) PMP
9 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.45%) PhD
12 5 (0.32%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.13%) CISSP
15 1 (0.065%) CISA
15 1 (0.065%) CISM
15 1 (0.065%) CIW
15 1 (0.065%) HNC
15 1 (0.065%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 509 (33.01%) QA
2 31 (2.01%) DICOM
3 16 (1.04%) PMO
4 11 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.65%) NIST
6 9 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.26%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.26%) SLA
8 3 (0.19%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.13%) GAMP
10 1 (0.065%) GDPR
10 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 149 (9.66%) Docker
2 11 (0.71%) ACF2
2 11 (0.71%) RACF
3 7 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.39%) iptables
4 6 (0.39%) KVM
4 6 (0.39%) NFS
4 6 (0.39%) QEMU
4 6 (0.39%) Xen
5 4 (0.26%) Firmware
6 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.065%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.065%) HDFS
7 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.065%) Postfix
7 1 (0.065%) vCloud
7 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 74 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 45 (2.92%) HP ALM
3 39 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.95%) Puppet
5 22 (1.43%) Ansible
6 15 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.78%) Terraform
8 11 (0.71%) Marathon
8 11 (0.71%) Mesos
9 9 (0.58%) HP Fortify
9 9 (0.58%) SELinux
9 9 (0.58%) WebInspect
10 8 (0.52%) Kibana
11 4 (0.26%) Grafana
11 4 (0.26%) Salt
12 3 (0.19%) Ambari
12 3 (0.19%) MIIS
12 3 (0.19%) Nagios
12 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 227 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 63 (4.09%) SAP
3 62 (4.02%) HP
4 40 (2.59%) Atlassian
5 31 (2.01%) Oracle
5 31 (2.01%) Xamarin
6 27 (1.75%) CA
6 27 (1.75%) Delphix
7 26 (1.69%) Google
8 22 (1.43%) IBM
9 21 (1.36%) Remedy
10 19 (1.23%) Cloudera
10 19 (1.23%) InterSystems
11 10 (0.65%) Black Duck
11 10 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
12 9 (0.58%) Micro Focus
12 9 (0.58%) Qualys
12 9 (0.58%) Sonatype
13 8 (0.52%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.52%) ServiceNow