Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 32 33
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 683 1,611 1,984
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 8.29% 6.24% 6.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.03% 6.87% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 605 1,409 1,753
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,600 £66,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 7,562 23,439 26,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.75% 90.83% 90.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6,142 18,725 22,101
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Hampshire +16 200 £45,000 - 22
Thames Valley +9 178 £52,500 +5.00% 44
West Sussex +9 139 £50,000 - 11
Berkshire +4 110 £60,000 +14.29% 24
Surrey +15 78 £55,000 - 9
East Sussex -2 76 £50,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +4 35 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +19 33 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Kent +15 11 £68,750 +44.74% 1
Sussex +3 3 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Middlesex +6 1 £50,000 -30.56%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 371 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (45.39%) C#
3 237 (34.70%) QA
4 234 (34.26%) Selenium
5 207 (30.31%) .NET
6 185 (27.09%) SQL
6 185 (27.09%) DevOps
7 184 (26.94%) Azure
8 167 (24.45%) JavaScript
9 144 (21.08%) Software Engineering
10 135 (19.77%) Scrum
10 135 (19.77%) Java
11 131 (19.18%) Degree
12 130 (19.03%) SQL Server
13 115 (16.84%) WebDriver
14 113 (16.54%) BDD
15 112 (16.40%) TDD
16 110 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
17 109 (15.96%) SpecFlow
18 102 (14.93%) Microservices
19 97 (14.20%) AWS
20 92 (13.47%) JIRA
21 91 (13.32%) Microsoft
22 85 (12.45%) Finance
22 85 (12.45%) Git (software)
23 84 (12.30%) Unit Testing
24 83 (12.15%) Manual Testing
25 81 (11.86%) Docker
26 80 (11.71%) React
27 78 (11.42%) Windows

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 31 (4.54%) Confluence
2 18 (2.64%) IIS
3 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.59%) CMS
5 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.44%) Adobe XD
2 3 (0.44%) InVision
2 3 (0.44%) Sketch
3 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 184 (26.94%) Azure
2 97 (14.20%) AWS
3 77 (11.27%) SaaS
4 23 (3.37%) Serverless
5 16 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (2.20%) GCP
6 15 (2.20%) Power Platform
7 12 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.46%) BrowserStack
8 10 (1.46%) IaaS
9 8 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.17%) GitHub
9 8 (1.17%) PaaS
10 6 (0.88%) BlazeMeter
11 5 (0.73%) NuGet
12 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.59%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.59%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.27%) Skype
2 18 (2.64%) HTTP
3 15 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.05%) DNS
5 10 (1.46%) H.323
6 7 (1.02%) VoIP
7 5 (0.73%) 2G
7 5 (0.73%) 3G
7 5 (0.73%) Intranet
7 5 (0.73%) LTE
7 5 (0.73%) Network Security
7 5 (0.73%) SMTP
8 4 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.44%) RTP
9 3 (0.44%) Wireless
10 2 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (0.29%) INAP
10 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.15%) VoLTE
11 1 (0.15%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.10%) MongoDB
3 27 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (3.66%) MySQL
5 23 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 18 (2.64%) Big Data
7 17 (2.49%) Data Lake
8 16 (2.34%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.20%) Power BI
9 15 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.88%) Biml
12 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.73%) Redis
13 5 (0.73%) Spatial Data
14 4 (0.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.59%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 234 (34.26%) Selenium
2 115 (16.84%) WebDriver
3 109 (15.96%) SpecFlow
4 92 (13.47%) JIRA
5 85 (12.45%) Git (software)
6 67 (9.81%) Cucumber
7 41 (6.00%) SoapUI
8 40 (5.86%) Visual Studio
9 36 (5.27%) Postman
10 33 (4.83%) Jenkins
11 28 (4.10%) JMeter
12 20 (2.93%) Cypress.io
13 19 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (2.20%) JUnit
16 14 (2.05%) Appium
16 14 (2.05%) HP UFT
17 13 (1.90%) LoadRunner
18 12 (1.76%) Eclipse
19 9 (1.32%) TestNG
General
1 85 (12.45%) Finance
2 24 (3.51%) Games
3 23 (3.37%) Retail
4 16 (2.34%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.46%) Banking
7 9 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.73%) Back Office
9 4 (0.59%) Advertising
9 4 (0.59%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
9 4 (0.59%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.29%) Police
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (27.38%) Developer
2 111 (16.25%) Analyst
3 97 (14.20%) Test Analyst
4 83 (12.15%) Tester
5 68 (9.96%) Test Engineer
6 67 (9.81%) Software Engineer
7 58 (8.49%) Automation Tester
8 51 (7.47%) Automation Test Analyst
9 47 (6.88%) QA Engineer
10 43 (6.30%) Software Developer
11 42 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
12 39 (5.71%) Test Leader
13 38 (5.56%) C# Developer
14 37 (5.42%) QA Analyst
15 30 (4.39%) .NET Developer
16 28 (4.10%) Lead Developer
16 28 (4.10%) QA Test Analyst
17 26 (3.81%) Senior Developer
18 24 (3.51%) Junior
18 24 (3.51%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (30.31%) .NET
2 80 (11.71%) React
3 76 (11.13%) AngularJS
4 75 (10.98%) HTML
5 67 (9.81%) .NET Core
6 64 (9.37%) CSS
7 61 (8.93%) REST
8 56 (8.20%) RESTful
9 51 (7.47%) HTML5
10 49 (7.17%) ASP.NET
11 47 (6.88%) Node.js
12 45 (6.59%) JSON
13 40 (5.86%) .NET Framework
14 35 (5.12%) XML
15 29 (4.25%) Gherkin
15 29 (4.25%) Web Services
16 24 (3.51%) SOAP
17 22 (3.22%) RabbitMQ
18 18 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (2.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (3.81%) User Experience
3 21 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (2.34%) Virtual Team
5 15 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.02%) Reinsurance
10 6 (0.88%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.88%) Robotics
11 5 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (0.73%) LIMS
11 5 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
12 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.44%) Wiki
13 2 (0.29%) EPoS
13 2 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.42%) Windows
2 66 (9.66%) Linux
3 21 (3.07%) Android
4 19 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.61%) Unix
7 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.29%) VMS
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (27.09%) DevOps
3 144 (21.08%) Software Engineering
4 135 (19.77%) Scrum
5 113 (16.54%) BDD
6 112 (16.40%) TDD
7 110 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (14.93%) Microservices
9 84 (12.30%) Unit Testing
10 83 (12.15%) Manual Testing
11 77 (11.27%) Computer Science
12 72 (10.54%) Test Scripting
13 71 (10.40%) Software Testing
13 71 (10.40%) Test Strategy
14 66 (9.66%) Mentoring
15 49 (7.17%) Performance Testing
15 49 (7.17%) SDLC
16 46 (6.73%) Regression Testing
17 45 (6.59%) OOP
17 45 (6.59%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 310 (45.39%) C#
2 185 (27.09%) SQL
3 167 (24.45%) JavaScript
4 135 (19.77%) Java
5 74 (10.83%) Python
6 66 (9.66%) TypeScript
7 64 (9.37%) C++
8 50 (7.32%) T-SQL
9 30 (4.39%) C
10 26 (3.81%) Scala
11 21 (3.07%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.34%) PHP
13 13 (1.90%) Embedded C
13 13 (1.90%) Embedded C++
14 11 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.32%) Ruby
15 9 (1.32%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.88%) Go
16 6 (0.88%) R
17 3 (0.44%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 131 (19.18%) Degree
2 74 (10.83%) ISTQB
3 71 (10.40%) ISEB
4 37 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (5.12%) Security Cleared
6 21 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.29%) CEH
9 2 (0.29%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) IIBA
9 2 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (34.70%) QA
2 9 (1.32%) PMO
3 5 (0.73%) GDPR
4 4 (0.59%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.44%) NIST
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (11.86%) Docker
2 14 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.88%) KVM
6 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 77 (11.27%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.22%) Terraform
3 10 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.02%) Puppet
5 5 (0.73%) vRealize
6 4 (0.59%) Ansible
7 3 (0.44%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.29%) Grafana
8 2 (0.29%) Kibana
8 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) MIIS
9 1 (0.15%) Nagios
9 1 (0.15%) Packer
9 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.15%) Salt
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) SCOM
9 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.95%) VMware
3 15 (2.20%) Google
4 11 (1.61%) Oracle
5 10 (1.46%) HP
6 8 (1.17%) SAP
7 6 (0.88%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.88%) Hortonworks
7 6 (0.88%) Remedy
8 5 (0.73%) Adobe
8 5 (0.73%) BT
8 5 (0.73%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.59%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.44%) BroadSoft
10 3 (0.44%) CA
10 3 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.29%) Dell
11 2 (0.29%) New Relic
11 2 (0.29%) Talend