Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 43 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1728 1970 2038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.97% 5.53% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 6.34% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1503 1686 1841
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £28,100 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £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 25240 31094 36475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.18% 87.24% 86.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20761 25915 29923
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +4 700 £45,500 +1.11% 71
Surrey +21 402 £47,500 - 29
Berkshire +6 326 £47,500 +5.56% 28
Hampshire -16 270 £40,000 -3.61% 12
Oxfordshire 0 242 £50,000 +12.36% 35
West Sussex +7 143 £47,500 +6.74% 8
Buckinghamshire +12 136 £41,250 +5.77% 8
East Sussex -12 122 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Kent -2 56 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Middlesex +8 16 £65,000 +225.00% 2
Sussex - 7 - -
Isle of Wight +2 4 £24,000 +17.07%
Home Counties +11 3 £60,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1168 (67.59%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (39.00%) Selenium
3 618 (35.76%) C#
4 574 (33.22%) Java
5 527 (30.50%) SQL
6 499 (28.88%) QA
7 431 (24.94%) Scrum
8 412 (23.84%) .NET
9 361 (20.89%) Test Scripting
10 354 (20.49%) SQL Server
11 350 (20.25%) Finance
12 348 (20.14%) JavaScript
13 347 (20.08%) Continuous Integration
14 340 (19.68%) Microsoft
15 330 (19.10%) Degree
16 311 (18.00%) TDD
17 295 (17.07%) Python
18 287 (16.61%) JIRA
19 277 (16.03%) HTML
20 276 (15.97%) WebDriver
21 274 (15.86%) Manual Testing
22 269 (15.57%) Git (software)
23 261 (15.10%) BDD
24 260 (15.05%) ISTQB
25 257 (14.87%) Software Testing
26 244 (14.12%) OO
27 242 (14.00%) Test Strategy
28 234 (13.54%) Software Engineering
29 226 (13.08%) Windows
30 219 (12.67%) Cucumber

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 77 (4.46%) CMS
2 56 (3.24%) Confluence
3 54 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 31 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.50%) NServiceBus
6 25 (1.45%) JBoss
7 24 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 19 (1.10%) Apache
9 18 (1.04%) nginx
10 17 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.81%) IIS
12 12 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.52%) Jetty
13 9 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.46%) Drupal
14 8 (0.46%) Sitefinity
14 8 (0.46%) WordPress
15 7 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CAR
6 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.058%) Maximo
7 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 136 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.26%) SaaS
4 25 (1.45%) GitHub
5 24 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.22%) PaaS
8 19 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
9 13 (0.75%) IaaS
10 8 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.46%) Office 365
10 8 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.35%) Google Play
12 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.45%) Internet
2 14 (0.81%) HTTP
3 12 (0.69%) VoIP
4 11 (0.64%) Network Security
5 10 (0.58%) IPv6
6 9 (0.52%) IPv4
6 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.41%) DNS
7 7 (0.41%) Firewall
8 6 (0.35%) DHCP
9 4 (0.23%) DVB
9 4 (0.23%) SAN
9 4 (0.23%) UPnP
10 3 (0.17%) Broadband
10 3 (0.17%) MQTT
11 2 (0.12%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.12%) NGN
11 2 (0.12%) RIP
11 2 (0.12%) VPN
11 2 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 119 (6.89%) Relational Database
3 88 (5.09%) Big Data
4 79 (4.57%) MySQL
5 55 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (2.55%) Data Lake
8 42 (2.43%) Power BI
8 42 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (2.14%) Oracle Database
10 34 (1.97%) NoSQL
11 30 (1.74%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.45%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.93%) SSDT
14 14 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.75%) HDInsight
16 12 (0.69%) JasperReports
17 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.52%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 674 (39.00%) Selenium
2 287 (16.61%) JIRA
3 276 (15.97%) WebDriver
4 269 (15.57%) Git (software)
5 219 (12.67%) Cucumber
6 205 (11.86%) Jenkins
7 177 (10.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 134 (7.75%) JMeter
9 130 (7.52%) NUnit
10 126 (7.29%) JUnit
11 120 (6.94%) SoapUI
12 113 (6.54%) HP UFT
13 103 (5.96%) Subversion
14 101 (5.84%) Visual Studio
15 75 (4.34%) SpecFlow
16 62 (3.59%) Eclipse
16 62 (3.59%) Maven
17 58 (3.36%) LoadRunner
18 44 (2.55%) Protractor
19 40 (2.31%) Capybara
General
1 350 (20.25%) Finance
2 60 (3.47%) Retail
3 50 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.66%) Marketing
5 35 (2.03%) Publishing
6 31 (1.79%) Back Office
6 31 (1.79%) Electronics
7 30 (1.74%) Banking
8 26 (1.50%) Digital Economy
9 24 (1.39%) Games
10 21 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.87%) Automotive
12 14 (0.81%) Aerospace
12 14 (0.81%) Legal
13 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.41%) Advertising
15 5 (0.29%) Military
16 4 (0.23%) Billing
17 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 495 (28.65%) Developer
2 290 (16.78%) Test Engineer
3 282 (16.32%) Analyst
4 276 (15.97%) Tester
5 235 (13.60%) Test Analyst
6 170 (9.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 160 (9.26%) .NET Developer
7 160 (9.26%) QA Engineer
8 143 (8.28%) Senior Developer
9 124 (7.18%) Automation Tester
10 117 (6.77%) C# Developer
11 111 (6.42%) Software Tester
12 92 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 86 (4.98%) Software Engineer
14 82 (4.75%) Java Developer
15 80 (4.63%) QA Analyst
16 74 (4.28%) Automation Test Analyst
16 74 (4.28%) Software Developer
17 73 (4.22%) Java Engineer
17 73 (4.22%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (23.84%) .NET
2 277 (16.03%) HTML
3 214 (12.38%) CSS
4 197 (11.40%) Web Services
5 193 (11.17%) ASP.NET
6 172 (9.95%) AngularJS
7 132 (7.64%) XML
8 124 (7.18%) REST
9 116 (6.71%) SOAP
10 109 (6.31%) HTML5
11 101 (5.84%) RESTful
12 93 (5.38%) .NET Framework
13 84 (4.86%) JSON
14 81 (4.69%) Spring
15 79 (4.57%) Ajax
16 78 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 75 (4.34%) WCF
18 65 (3.76%) CSS3
19 64 (3.70%) React
20 63 (3.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 204 (11.81%) Computer Science
2 172 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.30%) User Experience
4 55 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.89%) Client/Server
6 47 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (2.43%) N-Tier
8 27 (1.56%) iPad
9 21 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.87%) Fintech
12 15 (0.87%) Replication
13 12 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.46%) Life Science
15 8 (0.46%) Linked Data
15 8 (0.46%) Online Games
15 8 (0.46%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 226 (13.08%) Windows
2 192 (11.11%) Linux
3 89 (5.15%) Unix
4 40 (2.31%) Android
5 31 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.93%) Solaris
8 13 (0.75%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (0.41%) CentOS
11 6 (0.35%) AIX
11 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.29%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.058%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1168 (67.59%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (24.94%) Scrum
3 361 (20.89%) Test Scripting
4 347 (20.08%) Continuous Integration
5 311 (18.00%) TDD
6 274 (15.86%) Manual Testing
7 261 (15.10%) BDD
8 257 (14.87%) Software Testing
9 244 (14.12%) OO
10 242 (14.00%) Test Strategy
11 234 (13.54%) Software Engineering
12 206 (11.92%) Regression Testing
13 188 (10.88%) SDLC
14 167 (9.66%) MVC
15 154 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 149 (8.62%) Functional Testing
16 149 (8.62%) Unit Testing
17 140 (8.10%) Mentoring
18 135 (7.81%) Performance Testing
19 133 (7.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 618 (35.76%) C#
2 574 (33.22%) Java
3 527 (30.50%) SQL
4 348 (20.14%) JavaScript
5 295 (17.07%) Python
6 169 (9.78%) C++
7 128 (7.41%) Ruby
8 125 (7.23%) T-SQL
9 94 (5.44%) C
10 64 (3.70%) PHP
11 57 (3.30%) Shell Script
12 54 (3.13%) Scala
13 49 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 44 (2.55%) Perl
14 44 (2.55%) PowerShell
15 42 (2.43%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.79%) Groovy
17 29 (1.68%) VB.NET
18 26 (1.50%) VB
19 23 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 330 (19.10%) Degree
2 260 (15.05%) ISTQB
3 170 (9.84%) ISEB
4 135 (7.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (1.74%) Security Cleared
7 28 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.56%) Master's Degree
8 27 (1.56%) MCP
9 24 (1.39%) MCPD
10 16 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.75%) SC Cleared
12 11 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.41%) HND
14 5 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.23%) PMP
16 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.17%) HNC
16 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 499 (28.88%) QA
2 5 (0.29%) PMO
3 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.23%) JTAG
4 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.17%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.058%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.058%) GDPR
6 1 (0.058%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.058%) MISRA
6 1 (0.058%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 46 (2.66%) Docker
2 19 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.52%) Firmware
7 8 (0.46%) HDFS
8 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.29%) LXC
10 5 (0.29%) vSphere
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.17%) iptables
11 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.17%) Xen
12 1 (0.058%) ACF2
12 1 (0.058%) etcd
12 1 (0.058%) RACF
Systems Management
1 79 (4.57%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (1.62%) Puppet
3 24 (1.39%) Ansible
4 8 (0.46%) Nagios
5 6 (0.35%) Icinga
5 6 (0.35%) Mesos
6 5 (0.29%) Graphite
6 5 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.23%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.23%) Terraform
8 3 (0.17%) Kibana
8 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.17%) logstash
8 3 (0.17%) Oozie
8 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.17%) WSUS
9 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.12%) Salt
9 2 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 340 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 104 (6.02%) Oracle
3 100 (5.79%) HP
4 57 (3.30%) Sitecore
5 52 (3.01%) SAP
6 34 (1.97%) Google
7 21 (1.22%) Talend
7 21 (1.22%) VMware
8 19 (1.10%) Concur
9 15 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 14 (0.81%) AppDynamics
11 13 (0.75%) Hortonworks
11 13 (0.75%) Splunk
12 12 (0.69%) Sophos
13 10 (0.58%) IBM
14 9 (0.52%) TOWER Software
15 8 (0.46%) Apple
15 8 (0.46%) Rackspace
16 7 (0.41%) Facebook
16 7 (0.41%) New Relic