Test Automation Jobs in the South East

Automated Testing
England > South East

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 20 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 89 35 29
Rank change year-on-year -54 -6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 492 1,026 1,665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.98% 6.75% 8.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 7.14% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 271 495 939
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,950
25th Percentile £43,750 £50,000 £46,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £59,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.78% +2.61% +15.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £82,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,024 14,377 18,512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 84.96% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,885 8,372 12,159
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,265 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £41,350
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +9.99%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 20 April 2024.

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 20 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -62 158 £60,000 -0.41% 30
Hampshire -34 138 £50,000 -13.04% 40
Surrey 0 122 £47,500 -17.39% 22
Berkshire -51 87 £67,500 +8.00% 15
Buckinghamshire -14 42 £47,500 -7.32% 8
East Sussex -11 30 £70,000 +16.67% 1
Oxfordshire -65 29 £59,000 +2.61% 8
Kent -12 18 £65,000 +6.12%
West Sussex -25 16 £65,000 +18.18% 5
Middlesex -19 5 £42,500 -45.16%
Sussex - 2 £56,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.24%) Apache
3 10 (2.03%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.42%) Confluence
5 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Exchange
6 4 (0.81%) TWiki
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.81%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 14 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Salesforce CRM
Cloud Services
1 152 (30.89%) Azure
2 85 (17.28%) AWS
3 81 (16.46%) SaaS
4 58 (11.79%) Azure DevOps
5 24 (4.88%) Serverless
6 23 (4.67%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (3.86%) GitHub
8 17 (3.46%) IaaS
8 17 (3.46%) Power Automate
9 15 (3.05%) PaaS
10 13 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (2.64%) Microsoft 365
11 10 (2.03%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (1.83%) GCP
13 8 (1.63%) Pulumi
14 7 (1.42%) Amazon ECS
14 7 (1.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 7 (1.42%) Azure Functions
15 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
2 22 (4.47%) 5G
2 22 (4.47%) Bluetooth
2 22 (4.47%) GSM
2 22 (4.47%) ISDN
2 22 (4.47%) LTE
2 22 (4.47%) PSTN
2 22 (4.47%) UMTS
2 22 (4.47%) Wireless
3 13 (2.64%) Network Security
4 10 (2.03%) HTTP
5 6 (1.22%) Firewall
6 4 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.61%) Internet
8 2 (0.41%) Broadband
9 1 (0.20%) DHCP
9 1 (0.20%) DNS
9 1 (0.20%) SNMP
9 1 (0.20%) VLAN
9 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 24 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.24%) MySQL
6 7 (1.42%) DynamoDB
7 5 (1.02%) Redis
8 3 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.41%) DB2
9 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.20%) Big Data
10 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.20%) OLTP
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 123 (25.00%) Selenium
2 65 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 64 (13.01%) JIRA
4 59 (11.99%) Git
5 32 (6.50%) Cucumber
6 27 (5.49%) WebDriver
7 24 (4.88%) Ant
8 22 (4.47%) LabVIEW
9 21 (4.27%) JMeter
10 20 (4.07%) GitLab
10 20 (4.07%) Visual Studio
11 19 (3.86%) NUnit
11 19 (3.86%) Postman
12 17 (3.46%) TeamCity
13 16 (3.25%) REST Assured
14 14 (2.85%) Cypress.io
14 14 (2.85%) JUnit
15 13 (2.64%) SpecFlow
15 13 (2.64%) TestRail
16 12 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 103 (20.93%) Social Skills
2 44 (8.94%) Aerospace
3 42 (8.54%) Finance
4 29 (5.89%) Organisational Skills
4 29 (5.89%) Telecoms
5 28 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (5.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 24 (4.88%) Law
7 24 (4.88%) Retail
8 22 (4.47%) Public Sector
9 18 (3.66%) Marketing
10 11 (2.24%) Legal
11 8 (1.63%) Electronics
11 8 (1.63%) Police
12 7 (1.42%) Back Office
12 7 (1.42%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.61%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.61%) Presentation Skills
15 2 (0.41%) Agriculture
Job Titles
1 111 (22.56%) Developer
2 63 (12.80%) Tester
3 48 (9.76%) Senior
4 47 (9.55%) Software Engineer
5 44 (8.94%) Automation Tester
6 43 (8.74%) Analyst
7 35 (7.11%) Test Engineer
8 30 (6.10%) Test Analyst
9 29 (5.89%) Lead
10 28 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (5.28%) QA Engineer
12 25 (5.08%) Software Manager
13 24 (4.88%) C++ Developer
13 24 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
13 24 (4.88%) Software Developer
14 21 (4.27%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (4.27%) Engineering Manager
15 20 (4.07%) Software Engineering Manager
16 19 (3.86%) Azure Developer
17 17 (3.46%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (23.17%) .NET
2 43 (8.74%) RESTful
3 42 (8.54%) React
4 35 (7.11%) CSS
4 35 (7.11%) Web Services
5 34 (6.91%) .NET Core
6 30 (6.10%) AngularJS
7 28 (5.69%) HTML
7 28 (5.69%) REST
8 24 (4.88%) Hibernate
9 23 (4.67%) Vue
10 22 (4.47%) ASP.NET
10 22 (4.47%) JSON
11 18 (3.66%) Node.js
12 17 (3.46%) XML
13 16 (3.25%) jQuery
14 15 (3.05%) Laravel
15 14 (2.85%) OAuth
16 12 (2.44%) React Native
16 12 (2.44%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.74%) Satnav
2 22 (4.47%) Acoustics
3 21 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.86%) Algorithms
5 18 (3.66%) Product Ownership
6 16 (3.25%) Distributed Systems
7 15 (3.05%) Low-Code
8 14 (2.85%) Cloud Native
9 12 (2.44%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.63%) Onboarding
11 7 (1.42%) Life Science
11 7 (1.42%) PKI
11 7 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.22%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.02%) IoT
14 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
15 3 (0.61%) PMI
15 3 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 63 (12.80%) Linux
2 55 (11.18%) Windows
3 16 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.61%) Unix
7 2 (0.41%) Android
7 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Debian
8 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (53.46%) Agile
2 182 (36.99%) DevOps
3 151 (30.69%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (23.98%) CI/CD
5 104 (21.14%) Actionable Insight
6 101 (20.53%) Software Testing
7 98 (19.92%) Software Engineering
8 81 (16.46%) Test Scripting
9 73 (14.84%) Scrum
10 69 (14.02%) Mentoring
11 65 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (12.80%) Coaching
13 59 (11.99%) Computer Science
14 57 (11.59%) Microservices
15 56 (11.38%) Full Stack Development
16 49 (9.96%) Code Quality
17 48 (9.76%) Design Patterns
18 47 (9.55%) User Experience
19 44 (8.94%) Collaborative Working
20 42 (8.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 152 (30.89%) SQL
2 131 (26.63%) C#
3 92 (18.70%) Java
4 76 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 76 (15.45%) Python
5 50 (10.16%) C++
6 35 (7.11%) PowerShell
7 32 (6.50%) C
8 15 (3.05%) PHP
9 14 (2.85%) Bash
9 14 (2.85%) TypeScript
10 11 (2.24%) Bicep
11 9 (1.83%) Ruby
12 7 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.81%) Groovy
14 4 (0.81%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.81%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.81%) Perl
15 3 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 148 (30.08%) Security Cleared
2 114 (23.17%) Degree
3 102 (20.73%) SC Cleared
4 47 (9.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 37 (7.52%) DV Cleared
7 21 (4.27%) DBS Check
8 18 (3.66%) Master's Degree
9 15 (3.05%) ISEB
10 10 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (1.83%) Azure Certification
12 7 (1.42%) AWS Certification
13 6 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.61%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
16 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (32.93%) QA
2 21 (4.27%) Software Quality Assurance
3 10 (2.03%) GDPR
3 10 (2.03%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 2 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) MISRA
System Software
1 56 (11.38%) Docker
2 13 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.81%) Firmware
5 4 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.61%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (10.98%) Kubernetes
2 44 (8.94%) Ansible
3 33 (6.71%) Terraform
4 7 (1.42%) MIIS
5 4 (0.81%) Puppet
5 4 (0.81%) WMI
6 2 (0.41%) Kibana
6 2 (0.41%) Packer
6 2 (0.41%) Rancher
7 1 (0.20%) Kustomize
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 58 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.44%) Xamarin
3 11 (2.24%) VMware
4 8 (1.63%) Salesforce
5 7 (1.42%) IBM
6 6 (1.22%) Palo Alto
6 6 (1.22%) SAP
6 6 (1.22%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.81%) WSO2
8 3 (0.61%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.61%) Conga
8 3 (0.61%) Google
8 3 (0.61%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle
10 1 (0.20%) Parasoft
10 1 (0.20%) Thales
10 1 (0.20%) YouTube