Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 49 61
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1828 1927 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.11% 5.06% 4.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.05% 5.81% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1614 1676
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £28,375
90th Percentile £62,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 25927 33146 36688
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.67% 87.05% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21433 27866 29347
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £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 21 July 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 21 July 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
Surrey +29 359 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Berkshire +12 353 £45,000 - 21
Hampshire +4 344 £40,000 +6.67% 36
West Sussex +14 224 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Oxfordshire -6 197 £45,000 +2.86% 16
Buckinghamshire +32 146 £40,000 +2.56% 13
East Sussex -4 104 £40,500 +10.20% 9
Kent +4 75 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Middlesex +15 20 £33,750 -15.63%
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Home Counties - 3 £60,000 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £24,000 -
Thames Valley - 2 £70,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1192 (65.21%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (38.95%) Selenium
3 663 (36.27%) C#
4 586 (32.06%) Java
5 561 (30.69%) QA
6 560 (30.63%) SQL
7 445 (24.34%) Test Scripting
8 433 (23.69%) Scrum
9 385 (21.06%) .NET
10 383 (20.95%) Microsoft
11 378 (20.68%) Finance
12 353 (19.31%) Continuous Integration
13 349 (19.09%) Software Testing
14 332 (18.16%) TDD
15 329 (18.00%) Degree
16 327 (17.89%) ISTQB
17 323 (17.67%) SQL Server
18 318 (17.40%) JavaScript
19 299 (16.36%) Windows
20 298 (16.30%) JIRA
21 293 (16.03%) WebDriver
21 293 (16.03%) Test Strategy
22 280 (15.32%) BDD
23 261 (14.28%) Software Engineering
24 259 (14.17%) HTML
25 256 (14.00%) Regression Testing
26 248 (13.57%) Manual Testing
27 241 (13.18%) Python
27 241 (13.18%) ISEB
28 210 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server

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 73 (3.99%) CMS
2 55 (3.01%) Confluence
3 48 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 33 (1.81%) JBoss
5 25 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.15%) Apache Spark
6 21 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.93%) Apache
7 17 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.82%) IIS
9 14 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 13 (0.71%) nginx
11 10 (0.55%) Jetty
11 10 (0.55%) NServiceBus
12 8 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.38%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.055%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.49%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.11%) SAP CAR
4 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 123 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.08%) SaaS
4 32 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.04%) PaaS
6 17 (0.93%) IaaS
7 14 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.77%) GitHub
8 12 (0.66%) Google Play
9 11 (0.60%) Azure Machine Learning
10 10 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.55%) Office 365
11 8 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.38%) G Suite
13 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.27%) Slack
13 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.22%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.48%) HTTP
2 26 (1.42%) Wireless
3 22 (1.20%) Internet
4 20 (1.09%) VoIP
5 17 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.60%) GPRS
7 10 (0.55%) Ethernet
7 10 (0.55%) GSM
8 9 (0.49%) Network Security
8 9 (0.49%) RS-232
8 9 (0.49%) RS-485
9 8 (0.44%) DNS
9 8 (0.44%) IPv6
10 7 (0.38%) DHCP
10 7 (0.38%) Firewall
10 7 (0.38%) IPv4
11 5 (0.27%) 4G
12 4 (0.22%) MVNO
12 4 (0.22%) NFC
12 4 (0.22%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.98%) Big Data
3 85 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 65 (3.56%) MySQL
5 55 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (2.30%) Data Lake
8 36 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.91%) Power BI
10 25 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 18 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.88%) NoSQL
15 14 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.60%) HDInsight
17 10 (0.55%) Blockchain
18 8 (0.44%) Apache Hive
18 8 (0.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 712 (38.95%) Selenium
2 298 (16.30%) JIRA
3 293 (16.03%) WebDriver
4 210 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 178 (9.74%) Git (software)
6 166 (9.08%) Jenkins
7 155 (8.48%) Cucumber
8 145 (7.93%) Visual Studio
9 140 (7.66%) JMeter
10 136 (7.44%) HP UFT
11 127 (6.95%) SoapUI
12 119 (6.51%) NUnit
13 108 (5.91%) SpecFlow
14 92 (5.03%) Subversion
15 90 (4.92%) JUnit
16 77 (4.21%) Eclipse
17 69 (3.77%) LoadRunner
18 46 (2.52%) Maven
19 44 (2.41%) TeamCity
20 36 (1.97%) Bugzilla
General
1 378 (20.68%) Finance
2 66 (3.61%) Retail
3 65 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 61 (3.34%) Marketing
5 39 (2.13%) Back Office
6 35 (1.91%) Banking
7 32 (1.75%) Electronics
7 32 (1.75%) Publishing
8 30 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.26%) Automotive
10 21 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.98%) Aerospace
12 17 (0.93%) Advertising
12 17 (0.93%) Games
13 9 (0.49%) Digital Economy
13 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.33%) Military
15 5 (0.27%) Legal
16 3 (0.16%) Front Office
17 2 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 461 (25.22%) Developer
2 352 (19.26%) Analyst
3 342 (18.71%) Test Engineer
4 317 (17.34%) Tester
5 308 (16.85%) Test Analyst
6 181 (9.90%) Test Automation Engineer
7 180 (9.85%) QA Engineer
8 154 (8.42%) Automation Tester
9 120 (6.56%) .NET Developer
10 118 (6.46%) Senior Developer
11 115 (6.29%) Software Tester
12 111 (6.07%) Automation Test Analyst
13 108 (5.91%) Java Developer
14 105 (5.74%) C# Developer
15 100 (5.47%) QA Analyst
16 97 (5.31%) Java Engineer
17 91 (4.98%) QA Tester
18 83 (4.54%) QA Automation Engineer
18 83 (4.54%) Software Test Engineer
19 79 (4.32%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (21.06%) .NET
2 259 (14.17%) HTML
3 204 (11.16%) CSS
4 183 (10.01%) Web Services
5 172 (9.41%) ASP.NET
6 140 (7.66%) AngularJS
7 134 (7.33%) XML
8 126 (6.89%) REST
9 112 (6.13%) SOAP
10 101 (5.53%) .NET Framework
11 81 (4.43%) HTML5
12 80 (4.38%) RESTful
13 69 (3.77%) Spring
14 68 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
15 61 (3.34%) React
16 58 (3.17%) WCF
17 56 (3.06%) Ajax
17 56 (3.06%) CSS3
18 54 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 52 (2.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 177 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 153 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 59 (3.23%) User Experience
5 45 (2.46%) iPad
6 36 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 30 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (1.48%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.31%) Replication
10 22 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 14 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.71%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.66%) Fintech
14 12 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.55%) PMI
16 9 (0.49%) Home Automation
17 8 (0.44%) Linked Data
18 7 (0.38%) Cyber Attack
19 6 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 299 (16.36%) Windows
2 194 (10.61%) Linux
3 83 (4.54%) Unix
4 61 (3.34%) Android
5 51 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.04%) Solaris
7 14 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (0.33%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.33%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.22%) CentOS
12 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1192 (65.21%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (24.34%) Test Scripting
3 433 (23.69%) Scrum
4 353 (19.31%) Continuous Integration
5 349 (19.09%) Software Testing
6 332 (18.16%) TDD
7 293 (16.03%) Test Strategy
8 280 (15.32%) BDD
9 261 (14.28%) Software Engineering
10 256 (14.00%) Regression Testing
11 248 (13.57%) Manual Testing
12 201 (11.00%) OO
13 176 (9.63%) SDLC
14 170 (9.30%) Functional Testing
15 165 (9.03%) Performance Testing
16 161 (8.81%) Unit Testing
17 145 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
18 137 (7.49%) Non-Functional Testing
19 127 (6.95%) OOP
20 126 (6.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 663 (36.27%) C#
2 586 (32.06%) Java
3 560 (30.63%) SQL
4 318 (17.40%) JavaScript
5 241 (13.18%) Python
6 191 (10.45%) C++
7 120 (6.56%) Ruby
8 106 (5.80%) C
9 97 (5.31%) T-SQL
10 57 (3.12%) Perl
11 49 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 47 (2.57%) VB
13 43 (2.35%) PL/SQL
14 42 (2.30%) PHP
15 33 (1.81%) Scala
16 31 (1.70%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.64%) PowerShell
18 22 (1.20%) VB.NET
19 19 (1.04%) R
19 19 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 329 (18.00%) Degree
2 327 (17.89%) ISTQB
3 241 (13.18%) ISEB
4 133 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 90 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 38 (2.08%) Master's Degree
8 17 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.77%) SC Cleared
10 13 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (0.60%) MCP
11 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.44%) MCPD
14 5 (0.27%) HND
14 5 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.22%) PhD
15 4 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 561 (30.69%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) PMO
3 6 (0.33%) GAMP
4 4 (0.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.055%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.055%) MISRA
System Software
1 30 (1.64%) Docker
2 24 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.88%) Firmware
5 10 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.49%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.33%) LXC
8 5 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.22%) vSphere
10 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.055%) ACF2
12 1 (0.055%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.055%) etcd
12 1 (0.055%) HDFS
12 1 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.055%) RACF
12 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.31%) Puppet
3 22 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.93%) Ansible
5 7 (0.38%) Icinga
5 7 (0.38%) Nagios
6 6 (0.33%) Graphite
6 6 (0.33%) Mesos
7 4 (0.22%) Defensics
7 4 (0.22%) Nessus
7 4 (0.22%) Nmap
7 4 (0.22%) OpenVAS
7 4 (0.22%) WSUS
8 3 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.16%) Oozie
8 3 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.11%) Grafana
9 2 (0.11%) Kibana
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 383 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 118 (6.46%) HP
3 102 (5.58%) Oracle
4 48 (2.63%) Sitecore
5 35 (1.91%) Google
5 35 (1.91%) SAP
6 29 (1.59%) Talend
6 29 (1.59%) VMware
7 23 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.71%) Apple
8 13 (0.71%) Facebook
9 11 (0.60%) Hortonworks
10 9 (0.49%) EMC
10 9 (0.49%) NEC
11 8 (0.44%) Concur
12 7 (0.38%) IBM
12 7 (0.38%) Rackspace
12 7 (0.38%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.33%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.33%) New Relic
Dartford, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + 25d hol, pension, healthcare
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum + 29 days holiday, pension, share op
Posted: 20 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Exceptional Salary + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: £40k to £47k + 5% bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Health and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Inspire Corporation Limited
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Pioneer Search
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Health and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 30k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday