Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 40 50
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,934 1,742 2,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.26% 5.55% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 6.35% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,644 1,521 1,812
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,325 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,250 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 27,030 27,453 35,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.45% 87.47% 87.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22,269 22,461 29,976
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +14 842 £49,000 +12.64% 131
Berkshire +18 382 £50,000 +11.11% 46
Surrey +5 382 £47,500 - 63
Hampshire -16 344 £38,750 -8.82% 46
Oxfordshire +3 342 £50,000 +25.00% 62
East Sussex -2 160 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Buckinghamshire 0 124 £42,000 +12.00% 23
West Sussex -9 117 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Kent -12 48 £32,500 -31.58% 2
Sussex -1 19 £70,000 +19.15%
Isle of Wight +5 14 £30,000 +46.34% 1
Middlesex +5 3 £80,000 +300.00% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 1,284 (66.39%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (40.28%) Selenium
3 690 (35.68%) C#
4 639 (33.04%) QA
5 589 (30.46%) SQL
6 568 (29.37%) Java
7 454 (23.47%) TDD
8 452 (23.37%) Scrum
9 436 (22.54%) .NET
10 431 (22.29%) JavaScript
11 389 (20.11%) Degree
12 384 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
13 360 (18.61%) SQL Server
14 344 (17.79%) Manual Testing
15 326 (16.86%) BDD
16 325 (16.80%) Python
17 319 (16.49%) HTML
18 317 (16.39%) Git (software)
19 302 (15.62%) WebDriver
20 301 (15.56%) Software Testing
21 295 (15.25%) Test Scripting
22 290 (14.99%) JIRA
23 285 (14.74%) Software Engineering
24 277 (14.32%) Microsoft
24 277 (14.32%) Computer Science
25 275 (14.22%) Cucumber
26 272 (14.06%) CSS
26 272 (14.06%) OO
27 262 (13.55%) SDLC
28 257 (13.29%) Test Strategy

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 94 (4.86%) Confluence
2 40 (2.07%) CMS
3 37 (1.91%) Apache
4 25 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.24%) NServiceBus
6 22 (1.14%) nginx
7 21 (1.09%) Apache Spark
8 20 (1.03%) Drupal
9 19 (0.98%) JBoss
10 17 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 16 (0.83%) Sitefinity
12 14 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.57%) SAS
16 9 (0.47%) IIS
17 7 (0.36%) WordPress
18 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
19 5 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.16%) Maximo
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.052%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 184 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.77%) SaaS
4 26 (1.34%) GitHub
5 21 (1.09%) npm
6 19 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (0.93%) PaaS
8 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.62%) OpenShift
10 11 (0.57%) IaaS
11 7 (0.36%) Office 365
12 6 (0.31%) Cloudflare
13 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.26%) Bluemix
13 5 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.71%) Internet
2 14 (0.72%) DNS
3 13 (0.67%) VoIP
4 12 (0.62%) DHCP
5 11 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.52%) Firewall
7 8 (0.41%) Wireless
8 7 (0.36%) Broadband
9 6 (0.31%) DVB
9 6 (0.31%) HTTP
9 6 (0.31%) IPv4
9 6 (0.31%) IPv6
9 6 (0.31%) LAN
9 6 (0.31%) SAN
9 6 (0.31%) UPnP
9 6 (0.31%) WAN
10 5 (0.26%) Network Security
10 5 (0.26%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.21%) BGP
11 4 (0.21%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.57%) Relational Database
3 107 (5.53%) MySQL
4 95 (4.91%) NoSQL
5 57 (2.95%) Oracle Database
6 55 (2.84%) Big Data
7 52 (2.69%) RDBMS
8 36 (1.86%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 19 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.72%) GIS
14 11 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.57%) JasperReports
15 10 (0.52%) Data Mining
16 8 (0.41%) SSDT
17 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 779 (40.28%) Selenium
2 317 (16.39%) Git (software)
3 302 (15.62%) WebDriver
4 290 (14.99%) JIRA
5 275 (14.22%) Cucumber
6 238 (12.31%) Jenkins
7 187 (9.67%) Visual Studio
8 127 (6.57%) JMeter
8 127 (6.57%) JUnit
9 121 (6.26%) SoapUI
10 118 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 92 (4.76%) SpecFlow
12 81 (4.19%) Subversion
13 74 (3.83%) HP UFT
14 70 (3.62%) NUnit
15 68 (3.52%) Maven
16 60 (3.10%) Protractor
17 40 (2.07%) Jasmine
18 36 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 35 (1.81%) Bitbucket
General
1 223 (11.53%) Finance
2 99 (5.12%) Retail
3 31 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.50%) Marketing
5 28 (1.45%) Back Office
5 28 (1.45%) Electronics
6 24 (1.24%) Digital Economy
6 24 (1.24%) Games
7 23 (1.19%) Automotive
8 22 (1.14%) Banking
9 15 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 11 (0.57%) Publishing
11 10 (0.52%) Advertising
11 10 (0.52%) Legal
12 6 (0.31%) Military
13 5 (0.26%) Billing
13 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 536 (27.71%) Developer
2 334 (17.27%) Tester
3 312 (16.13%) Analyst
4 296 (15.31%) Test Engineer
5 240 (12.41%) Test Analyst
6 181 (9.36%) Automation Tester
7 177 (9.15%) .NET Developer
8 176 (9.10%) QA Engineer
9 167 (8.63%) C# Developer
10 153 (7.91%) Software Engineer
11 145 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
12 142 (7.34%) Software Tester
13 128 (6.62%) Senior Developer
14 126 (6.51%) C# .NET Developer
15 117 (6.05%) Software Developer
16 112 (5.79%) Software Test Engineer
17 107 (5.53%) QA Analyst
18 87 (4.50%) Automation Test Analyst
19 83 (4.29%) QA Test Engineer
20 81 (4.19%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (22.54%) .NET
2 319 (16.49%) HTML
3 272 (14.06%) CSS
4 254 (13.13%) AngularJS
5 213 (11.01%) ASP.NET
6 198 (10.24%) Web Services
7 153 (7.91%) .NET Framework
8 144 (7.45%) REST
9 143 (7.39%) HTML5
10 130 (6.72%) XML
11 125 (6.46%) RESTful
12 124 (6.41%) WCF
13 111 (5.74%) JSON
14 108 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 105 (5.43%) SOAP
16 104 (5.38%) jQuery
17 101 (5.22%) Ajax
18 97 (5.02%) Spring
19 70 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
20 65 (3.36%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 277 (14.32%) Computer Science
2 204 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 65 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 54 (2.79%) N-Tier
6 48 (2.48%) User Experience
7 44 (2.28%) Client/Server
8 39 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 19 (0.98%) Data Centre
11 18 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.67%) Fintech
14 10 (0.52%) Life Science
15 9 (0.47%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.47%) Spread Betting
16 8 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
16 8 (0.41%) Replication
16 8 (0.41%) W3C
17 7 (0.36%) STB
Operating Systems
1 254 (13.13%) Windows
2 253 (13.08%) Linux
3 105 (5.43%) Unix
4 38 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.76%) Android
6 31 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (0.47%) Solaris
9 8 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.36%) AIX
11 5 (0.26%) CentOS
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.052%) Debian
13 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.052%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.052%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.052%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,284 (66.39%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (23.47%) TDD
3 452 (23.37%) Scrum
4 384 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
5 344 (17.79%) Manual Testing
6 326 (16.86%) BDD
7 301 (15.56%) Software Testing
8 295 (15.25%) Test Scripting
9 285 (14.74%) Software Engineering
10 272 (14.06%) OO
11 262 (13.55%) SDLC
12 257 (13.29%) Test Strategy
13 224 (11.58%) Regression Testing
14 203 (10.50%) Unit Testing
15 197 (10.19%) MVC
16 167 (8.63%) Mentoring
17 159 (8.22%) Performance Testing
18 153 (7.91%) Integration Testing
19 147 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
20 143 (7.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 690 (35.68%) C#
2 589 (30.46%) SQL
3 568 (29.37%) Java
4 431 (22.29%) JavaScript
5 325 (16.80%) Python
6 169 (8.74%) C++
7 132 (6.83%) T-SQL
8 128 (6.62%) PHP
9 127 (6.57%) Ruby
10 72 (3.72%) C
11 53 (2.74%) PowerShell
11 53 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 48 (2.48%) Scala
13 42 (2.17%) VB.NET
14 41 (2.12%) Perl
15 36 (1.86%) Groovy
16 33 (1.71%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.71%) ES6
17 28 (1.45%) VB
18 24 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 389 (20.11%) Degree
2 214 (11.07%) ISTQB
3 171 (8.84%) ISEB
4 147 (7.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 56 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (1.24%) MCP
7 24 (1.24%) MCPD
8 21 (1.09%) Security Cleared
9 18 (0.93%) SC Cleared
10 17 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (0.57%) SANS
12 10 (0.52%) PMP
13 8 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.21%) CEH
15 4 (0.21%) GWAPT
15 4 (0.21%) HNC
15 4 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 639 (33.04%) QA
2 7 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.31%) SLA
4 4 (0.21%) GDPR
5 3 (0.16%) Def Stans
5 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.16%) JTAG
5 3 (0.16%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 2 (0.10%) WCAG
7 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.052%) DICOM
7 1 (0.052%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.052%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.052%) MISRA
7 1 (0.052%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (4.08%) Docker
2 26 (1.34%) Hyper-V
3 21 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.41%) HDFS
6 8 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.36%) Firmware
8 5 (0.26%) NFS
8 5 (0.26%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.16%) iptables
9 3 (0.16%) Xen
10 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.10%) vSphere
11 1 (0.052%) LXC
11 1 (0.052%) oVirt
11 1 (0.052%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 58 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (2.74%) Puppet
3 32 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.60%) Ansible
5 9 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.47%) Terraform
6 8 (0.41%) Kibana
7 7 (0.36%) logstash
8 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.26%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.21%) Nagios
10 4 (0.21%) Salt
11 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.10%) Rancher
13 1 (0.052%) Grafana
13 1 (0.052%) HockeyApp
13 1 (0.052%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.052%) Mesos
13 1 (0.052%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 277 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 151 (7.81%) Oracle
3 98 (5.07%) Sophos
4 53 (2.74%) HP
5 34 (1.76%) VMware
6 30 (1.55%) SAP
7 26 (1.34%) Google
8 24 (1.24%) Splunk
9 22 (1.14%) AppDynamics
9 22 (1.14%) Capita
10 20 (1.03%) Talend
11 15 (0.78%) Concur
11 15 (0.78%) Twitter
12 14 (0.72%) Perforce
13 13 (0.67%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.62%) IBM
15 10 (0.52%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.52%) White Clarke
16 9 (0.47%) Cadence
17 8 (0.41%) TOWER Software