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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 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 36 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,742 1,203 813
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 8.15% 7.21% 7.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.55% 7.63% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,035 871 694
10th Percentile £36,850 £35,000 £32,150
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 20,381 15,772 9,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 95.40% 94.53% 92.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,646 11,021 7,859
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £66,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022. 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 +1 525 £65,000 +18.18% 46
Hampshire +17 428 £55,000 +6.80% 39
Surrey +12 406 £60,000 +9.09% 24
Berkshire -3 247 £60,000 +14.29% 23
Oxfordshire +5 151 £62,500 +8.70% 13
Buckinghamshire -3 127 £75,000 +33.33% 10
East Sussex -5 126 £52,500 +5.00% 7
West Sussex -2 110 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Kent +21 97 £51,000 -7.27% 2
Middlesex -4 33 £55,500 +23.33% 1
Sussex -12 3 £48,000 -20.00%
Home Counties -10 1 £26,000 -67.50%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 1,159 (66.53%) Agile
2 653 (37.49%) C#
3 572 (32.84%) CI/CD
4 557 (31.97%) Finance
5 545 (31.29%) Azure
6 522 (29.97%) QA
7 495 (28.42%) Software Testing
8 494 (28.36%) DevOps
9 480 (27.55%) JavaScript
10 441 (25.32%) Java
11 430 (24.68%) Social Skills
12 429 (24.63%) AWS
13 426 (24.45%) Selenium
14 420 (24.11%) Scrum
15 406 (23.31%) SQL
16 398 (22.85%) Git (software)
17 390 (22.39%) .NET
18 383 (21.99%) Software Engineering
19 380 (21.81%) Python
20 358 (20.55%) Degree
21 349 (20.03%) Docker
22 344 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
23 325 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
24 298 (17.11%) TDD
25 295 (16.93%) Mentoring
26 293 (16.82%) SDLC
27 292 (16.76%) Computer Science
28 268 (15.38%) Linux
29 267 (15.33%) Jenkins
30 252 (14.47%) Microservices

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 (4.42%) Apache Spark
2 46 (2.64%) Apache
3 45 (2.58%) Confluence
4 39 (2.24%) WordPress
5 36 (2.07%) Drupal
6 33 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.26%) JBoss
8 21 (1.21%) CMS
8 21 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.03%) GemFire
10 16 (0.92%) IIS
11 10 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.46%) Oracle Spatial
14 7 (0.40%) Moodle
15 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.17%) nginx
17 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
17 2 (0.11%) Mule
Applications
1 37 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.63%) Simulink
4 6 (0.34%) Campfire
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.057%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 19 (1.09%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.17%) Primavera
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 545 (31.29%) Azure
2 429 (24.63%) AWS
3 238 (13.66%) Azure DevOps
4 175 (10.05%) Serverless
5 146 (8.38%) SaaS
6 140 (8.04%) GitHub
7 106 (6.08%) AWS Lambda
8 105 (6.03%) GCP
9 85 (4.88%) OpenShift
10 48 (2.76%) AWS CodePipeline
10 48 (2.76%) Cloud Functions
11 47 (2.70%) PaaS
12 43 (2.47%) Amazon Kinesis
13 34 (1.95%) Microsoft 365
14 33 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (1.66%) Power Platform
16 28 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 25 (1.44%) AWS KMS
17 25 (1.44%) AWS Step Functions
18 23 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.67%) Internet
2 44 (2.53%) 5G
3 43 (2.47%) HTTP
4 35 (2.01%) Firewall
5 34 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 32 (1.84%) Wireshark
7 28 (1.61%) DHCP
8 24 (1.38%) DNS
8 24 (1.38%) SNA
9 21 (1.21%) Network Security
10 20 (1.15%) Broadband
11 19 (1.09%) Wireless
12 17 (0.98%) SD-WAN
12 17 (0.98%) WAN
13 16 (0.92%) 4G
13 16 (0.92%) Radio Access Network
14 14 (0.80%) IPv4
14 14 (0.80%) IPv6
15 11 (0.63%) LAN
15 11 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 142 (8.15%) MySQL
2 142 (8.15%) NoSQL
3 112 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
4 107 (6.14%) Relational Database
5 88 (5.05%) MongoDB
6 50 (2.87%) Big Data
7 42 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 35 (2.01%) Flink
9 34 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 32 (1.84%) Oracle Database
11 29 (1.66%) Power BI
12 25 (1.44%) Amazon Athena
13 22 (1.26%) DynamoDB
13 22 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.21%) Data Lake
14 21 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 426 (24.45%) Selenium
2 398 (22.85%) Git (software)
3 267 (15.33%) Jenkins
4 243 (13.95%) JIRA
5 218 (12.51%) SpecFlow
6 138 (7.92%) Visual Studio
7 127 (7.29%) Cucumber
8 78 (4.48%) Subversion
9 77 (4.42%) WebDriver
10 66 (3.79%) Postman
11 65 (3.73%) Cypress.io
12 62 (3.56%) Maven
12 62 (3.56%) NUnit
13 49 (2.81%) Gradle
14 47 (2.70%) JMeter
15 46 (2.64%) Jasmine
15 46 (2.64%) TeamCity
16 42 (2.41%) Bitbucket
16 42 (2.41%) TestRail
17 39 (2.24%) Artifactory
General
1 557 (31.97%) Finance
2 430 (24.68%) Social Skills
3 187 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (8.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 121 (6.95%) Law
6 100 (5.74%) Banking
6 100 (5.74%) Marketing
7 95 (5.45%) Manufacturing
8 75 (4.31%) Telecoms
9 71 (4.08%) Electronics
10 36 (2.07%) Legal
11 33 (1.89%) Games
11 33 (1.89%) Retail
12 32 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
13 24 (1.38%) Wearables
14 20 (1.15%) Financial Institution
15 18 (1.03%) Back Office
16 16 (0.92%) Aerospace
16 16 (0.92%) Military
17 14 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 382 (21.93%) Developer
2 249 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 174 (9.99%) QA Engineer
4 144 (8.27%) Analyst
5 128 (7.35%) Test Engineer
6 124 (7.12%) Automation Engineer
6 124 (7.12%) Tester
7 109 (6.26%) Test Analyst
8 105 (6.03%) Software Developer
9 100 (5.74%) Senior Developer
10 93 (5.34%) QA Automation Engineer
11 87 (4.99%) QA Leader
12 80 (4.59%) Principal Engineer
13 73 (4.19%) Graduate
14 70 (4.02%) Automation Tester
15 69 (3.96%) Applications Engineer
16 64 (3.67%) Architect
17 63 (3.62%) Senior Software Engineer
18 62 (3.56%) Java Engineer
19 59 (3.39%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (22.39%) .NET
2 218 (12.51%) HTML
3 213 (12.23%) CSS
4 206 (11.83%) React
5 183 (10.51%) Node.js
6 167 (9.59%) AngularJS
7 166 (9.53%) RESTful
8 136 (7.81%) REST
9 124 (7.12%) .NET Core
10 116 (6.66%) HTML5
11 106 (6.08%) ASP.NET
12 102 (5.86%) JSON
13 100 (5.74%) Spring
14 98 (5.63%) Web Services
15 97 (5.57%) Kafka
16 88 (5.05%) jQuery
17 86 (4.94%) CSS3
18 75 (4.31%) Vue.js
19 71 (4.08%) Spring Boot
20 61 (3.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 197 (11.31%) User Experience
2 109 (6.26%) Cloud Native
3 101 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 89 (5.11%) Linux Command Line
5 81 (4.65%) Algorithms
6 79 (4.54%) Cyberattack
7 78 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
8 75 (4.31%) Life Science
9 68 (3.90%) Data Structures
10 63 (3.62%) Virtual Team
11 57 (3.27%) Cyber Defence
12 50 (2.87%) Public Cloud
13 40 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
14 38 (2.18%) IoT
15 33 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (1.66%) Renewable Energy
17 26 (1.49%) Cybercrime
18 23 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
18 23 (1.32%) Social Network
19 22 (1.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 268 (15.38%) Linux
2 152 (8.73%) Windows
3 62 (3.56%) Unix
4 58 (3.33%) Android
5 40 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.66%) VMS
7 27 (1.55%) Ubuntu
8 24 (1.38%) Windows Server
9 21 (1.21%) Kali Linux
10 16 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.23%) CentOS
12 4 (0.23%) Debian
12 4 (0.23%) Robot Operating System
13 3 (0.17%) AIX
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,159 (66.53%) Agile
2 572 (32.84%) CI/CD
3 495 (28.42%) Software Testing
4 494 (28.36%) DevOps
5 420 (24.11%) Scrum
6 383 (21.99%) Software Engineering
7 344 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
8 325 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
9 298 (17.11%) TDD
10 295 (16.93%) Mentoring
11 293 (16.82%) SDLC
12 292 (16.76%) Computer Science
13 252 (14.47%) Microservices
14 237 (13.61%) BDD
15 228 (13.09%) Manual Testing
16 211 (12.11%) Full Stack Development
17 185 (10.62%) OO
18 178 (10.22%) Regression Testing
19 162 (9.30%) Coaching
20 156 (8.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 653 (37.49%) C#
2 480 (27.55%) JavaScript
3 441 (25.32%) Java
4 406 (23.31%) SQL
5 380 (21.81%) Python
6 200 (11.48%) C++
7 161 (9.24%) PowerShell
8 159 (9.13%) TypeScript
9 105 (6.03%) PHP
10 97 (5.57%) C
11 82 (4.71%) Bash
12 74 (4.25%) Ruby
13 65 (3.73%) Perl
14 57 (3.27%) Shell Script
15 41 (2.35%) ES6
16 37 (2.12%) T-SQL
17 34 (1.95%) Scala
18 33 (1.89%) Groovy
19 32 (1.84%) Kotlin
20 26 (1.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 358 (20.55%) Degree
2 88 (5.05%) ISTQB
3 82 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 77 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 68 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.81%) ISEB
7 39 (2.24%) OCP
7 39 (2.24%) Oracle Certification
8 34 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (1.49%) AWS Certification
9 26 (1.49%) Master's Degree
9 26 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
10 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.63%) AAT
12 9 (0.52%) PhD
13 6 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.29%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
16 1 (0.057%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 522 (29.97%) QA
2 49 (2.81%) Accessibility
3 15 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.40%) SLA
5 5 (0.29%) GDPR
5 5 (0.29%) HL7
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.057%) EMIR
8 1 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 349 (20.03%) Docker
2 53 (3.04%) Firmware
3 44 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
4 43 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (2.35%) Active Directory
6 39 (2.24%) Embedded Firmware
7 29 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.38%) vSphere
9 12 (0.69%) KVM
10 10 (0.57%) Xen
11 6 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.17%) HDFS
14 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.11%) IAG
14 2 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 214 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 93 (5.34%) Ansible
3 78 (4.48%) Terraform
4 39 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (1.72%) Puppet
6 21 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (1.21%) vCenter Server
7 16 (0.92%) HP ALM
8 15 (0.86%) Grafana
9 13 (0.75%) Kibana
10 8 (0.46%) logstash
11 5 (0.29%) Control-M
12 4 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.17%) Rancher
14 2 (0.11%) CloudHub
14 2 (0.11%) Consul
14 2 (0.11%) Icinga
14 2 (0.11%) systemd
15 1 (0.057%) Packer
Vendors
1 243 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 121 (6.95%) Google
3 82 (4.71%) Oracle
4 49 (2.81%) VMware
5 32 (1.84%) Splunk
6 27 (1.55%) ANSYS
6 27 (1.55%) Bloomberg
7 24 (1.38%) Xamarin
8 20 (1.15%) Telerik
9 19 (1.09%) HP
10 18 (1.03%) FIS
10 18 (1.03%) IBM
11 17 (0.98%) Perforce
12 16 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.69%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.69%) SaltStack
14 11 (0.63%) SAP
14 11 (0.63%) Sophos
15 10 (0.57%) Databricks
16 8 (0.46%) UiPath