Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 40 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,076 1,727 1,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.56% 5.76% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.37% 6.55% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,732 1,536 1,538
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
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 28,153 26,347 34,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.92% 87.81% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23,261 21,683 28,828
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +15 861 £47,500 +11.76% 99
Hampshire -13 415 £40,000 - 62
Berkshire +24 396 £50,000 +16.96% 43
Surrey +4 348 £47,500 +5.56% 38
Oxfordshire +14 340 £47,500 +20.25% 37
West Sussex -7 184 £45,000 -5.26% 16
East Sussex +21 182 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Buckinghamshire -13 128 £42,000 +12.00% 19
Sussex -1 33 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Kent -34 27 £35,000 -16.67% 18
Isle of Wight - 19 £30,000 -
Middlesex +1 2 £80,000 +255.56%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,424 (68.59%) Agile Software Development
2 815 (39.26%) Selenium
3 748 (36.03%) QA
4 722 (34.78%) C#
5 631 (30.39%) SQL
6 553 (26.64%) TDD
7 542 (26.11%) Java
8 528 (25.43%) Scrum
9 495 (23.84%) JavaScript
10 460 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
11 428 (20.62%) .NET
12 389 (18.74%) BDD
13 344 (16.57%) SQL Server
14 339 (16.33%) Degree
15 333 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
16 329 (15.85%) Jenkins
17 320 (15.41%) Git (software)
17 320 (15.41%) Manual Testing
18 318 (15.32%) JIRA
19 316 (15.22%) HTML
20 315 (15.17%) SDLC
21 307 (14.79%) Python
22 306 (14.74%) Microsoft
23 302 (14.55%) Software Testing
24 300 (14.45%) Test Strategy
25 297 (14.31%) WebDriver
26 284 (13.68%) Cucumber
27 280 (13.49%) AngularJS
27 280 (13.49%) Windows
28 277 (13.34%) Linux

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
1 141 (6.79%) Confluence
2 55 (2.65%) Apache
3 30 (1.45%) Drupal
4 29 (1.40%) NServiceBus
5 25 (1.20%) CMS
6 22 (1.06%) nginx
7 21 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 20 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 20 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
10 17 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.67%) JBoss
12 12 (0.58%) SAS
13 11 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.48%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.48%) Sitefinity
15 6 (0.29%) IIS
16 5 (0.24%) CICS
16 5 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 28 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.096%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.048%) Maximo
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.048%) Primavera
4 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 229 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (4.87%) SaaS
4 44 (2.12%) GitHub
5 41 (1.97%) IaaS
6 31 (1.49%) Serverless
7 29 (1.40%) PaaS
8 24 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (0.92%) Cloudflare
12 18 (0.87%) Bluemix
12 18 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
13 17 (0.82%) npm
14 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.34%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.24%) BrowserStack
17 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.59%) Internet
2 31 (1.49%) Firewall
3 28 (1.35%) DHCP
3 28 (1.35%) DNS
4 27 (1.30%) WAN
5 19 (0.92%) LAN
5 19 (0.92%) VoIP
6 18 (0.87%) HTTP
6 18 (0.87%) SAN
7 13 (0.63%) Network Security
8 12 (0.58%) Wireless
9 9 (0.43%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.39%) SSL
11 6 (0.29%) ATM
11 6 (0.29%) NGN
12 4 (0.19%) Broadband
13 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.14%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.096%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.096%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 138 (6.65%) NoSQL
3 128 (6.17%) Relational Database
4 96 (4.62%) MySQL
5 74 (3.56%) Big Data
6 62 (2.99%) RDBMS
7 59 (2.84%) MongoDB
8 47 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 40 (1.93%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.63%) DB2
16 10 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
16 10 (0.48%) Redis
17 9 (0.43%) Data Mining
17 9 (0.43%) HBase
17 9 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 815 (39.26%) Selenium
2 329 (15.85%) Jenkins
3 320 (15.41%) Git (software)
4 318 (15.32%) JIRA
5 297 (14.31%) WebDriver
6 284 (13.68%) Cucumber
7 176 (8.48%) Visual Studio
8 129 (6.21%) SoapUI
9 123 (5.92%) SpecFlow
10 120 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 100 (4.82%) JMeter
12 97 (4.67%) JUnit
13 82 (3.95%) HP UFT
14 66 (3.18%) NUnit
15 64 (3.08%) Subversion
16 60 (2.89%) Protractor
17 45 (2.17%) Bitbucket
18 44 (2.12%) Maven
19 35 (1.69%) Jasmine
20 31 (1.49%) Eclipse
General
1 245 (11.80%) Finance
2 126 (6.07%) Retail
3 46 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.12%) Banking
5 34 (1.64%) Back Office
6 26 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.20%) Automotive
7 25 (1.20%) Games
8 21 (1.01%) Electronics
9 20 (0.96%) Marketing
10 14 (0.67%) Advertising
11 12 (0.58%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.29%) Avionics
14 6 (0.29%) Digital Economy
15 5 (0.24%) Military
16 4 (0.19%) Billing
17 3 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 576 (27.75%) Developer
2 383 (18.45%) Tester
3 342 (16.47%) Analyst
4 335 (16.14%) Test Engineer
5 274 (13.20%) Test Analyst
6 224 (10.79%) Automation Tester
7 215 (10.36%) QA Engineer
8 179 (8.62%) .NET Developer
9 175 (8.43%) C# Developer
10 150 (7.23%) QA Analyst
11 147 (7.08%) Software Tester
11 147 (7.08%) Test Automation Engineer
12 139 (6.70%) Software Engineer
13 136 (6.55%) Software Developer
14 129 (6.21%) C# .NET Developer
15 127 (6.12%) Software Test Engineer
16 116 (5.59%) QA Test Analyst
17 112 (5.39%) Automation Test Analyst
18 105 (5.06%) Senior Developer
19 104 (5.01%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (20.62%) .NET
2 316 (15.22%) HTML
3 280 (13.49%) AngularJS
4 265 (12.76%) CSS
5 237 (11.42%) Web Services
6 205 (9.87%) ASP.NET
7 198 (9.54%) REST
8 175 (8.43%) .NET Framework
9 147 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 144 (6.94%) RESTful
11 139 (6.70%) HTML5
12 138 (6.65%) WCF
13 128 (6.17%) JSON
13 128 (6.17%) SOAP
14 118 (5.68%) XML
15 117 (5.64%) jQuery
16 99 (4.77%) Ajax
17 88 (4.24%) Spring
18 85 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
19 78 (3.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 266 (12.81%) Computer Science
2 175 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (6.02%) User Experience
4 113 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (4.53%) Mobile App
6 65 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
8 50 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 35 (1.69%) Fintech
10 34 (1.64%) N-Tier
11 32 (1.54%) Data Centre
12 31 (1.49%) Mainframe
13 22 (1.06%) Cloud Native
14 20 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
15 18 (0.87%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.72%) Blog
16 15 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
17 13 (0.63%) Contactless
17 13 (0.63%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 280 (13.49%) Windows
2 277 (13.34%) Linux
3 81 (3.90%) Unix
4 40 (1.93%) Android
5 36 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 24 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.43%) Solaris
9 3 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.096%) AIX
10 2 (0.096%) CentOS
10 2 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.096%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.048%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,424 (68.59%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (26.64%) TDD
3 528 (25.43%) Scrum
4 460 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
5 389 (18.74%) BDD
6 333 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
7 320 (15.41%) Manual Testing
8 315 (15.17%) SDLC
9 302 (14.55%) Software Testing
10 300 (14.45%) Test Strategy
11 276 (13.29%) Test Scripting
12 257 (12.38%) Software Engineering
13 252 (12.14%) Regression Testing
14 229 (11.03%) OO
15 226 (10.89%) Unit Testing
16 213 (10.26%) DevOps
17 207 (9.97%) MVC
18 187 (9.01%) Performance Testing
19 182 (8.77%) Microservices
20 162 (7.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 722 (34.78%) C#
2 631 (30.39%) SQL
3 542 (26.11%) Java
4 495 (23.84%) JavaScript
5 307 (14.79%) Python
6 155 (7.47%) C++
7 132 (6.36%) Ruby
8 127 (6.12%) T-SQL
9 115 (5.54%) PHP
10 76 (3.66%) PowerShell
11 68 (3.28%) C
12 61 (2.94%) VB.NET
13 38 (1.83%) Perl
14 36 (1.73%) VB
15 34 (1.64%) Bash Shell
15 34 (1.64%) Scala
16 29 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 27 (1.30%) ES6
18 26 (1.25%) Java 8
19 24 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 339 (16.33%) Degree
2 196 (9.44%) ISTQB
3 178 (8.57%) ISEB
4 119 (5.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (1.59%) Security Cleared
7 31 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.20%) SC Cleared
9 17 (0.82%) MCP
9 17 (0.82%) MCPD
10 15 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (0.72%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.72%) SANS
11 13 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.63%) PMP
12 8 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.29%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.24%) MCSA
14 5 (0.24%) MCSE
15 4 (0.19%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 748 (36.03%) QA
2 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.48%) GAMP
3 10 (0.48%) JTAG
4 9 (0.43%) PSD2
5 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.24%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.24%) SLA
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.096%) GCP
9 2 (0.096%) GDPR
9 2 (0.096%) GMP
9 2 (0.096%) WCAG
10 1 (0.048%) DICOM
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.048%) MISRA
10 1 (0.048%) PMO
10 1 (0.048%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 108 (5.20%) Docker
2 36 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.40%) Active Directory
5 27 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.87%) NFS
6 18 (0.87%) VMware NSX
7 13 (0.63%) Firmware
8 12 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.24%) oVirt
9 5 (0.24%) RHEV
10 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.096%) ACF2
11 2 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.096%) RACF
12 1 (0.048%) LXC
Systems Management
1 59 (2.84%) Puppet
2 38 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.73%) Ansible
3 36 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 31 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 18 (0.87%) vCenter Server
6 12 (0.58%) Terraform
7 11 (0.53%) HP ALM
8 7 (0.34%) Kibana
9 6 (0.29%) logstash
9 6 (0.29%) SCCM
9 6 (0.29%) SCOM
10 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.24%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.24%) SCSM
11 3 (0.14%) Packer
12 2 (0.096%) Salt
13 1 (0.048%) CA Service Virtualization
13 1 (0.048%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 306 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 159 (7.66%) Oracle
3 76 (3.66%) Sophos
4 61 (2.94%) HP
5 52 (2.50%) VMware
6 42 (2.02%) Capita
7 32 (1.54%) IBM
8 30 (1.45%) Google
8 30 (1.45%) Splunk
9 25 (1.20%) Atlassian
10 21 (1.01%) SAP
11 18 (0.87%) CommVault
11 18 (0.87%) Intel
11 18 (0.87%) Veeam
12 16 (0.77%) Twitter
13 14 (0.67%) Talend
14 13 (0.63%) PayPal
15 12 (0.58%) Perforce
15 12 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.58%) TOWER Software