Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 43 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1861 1921 2156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.12% 5.46% 5.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.00% 6.24% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1605 1689 1917
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +6.17%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,600 £28,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 26574 30766 37248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.44% 87.44% 86.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21881 25532 30764
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Thames Valley +15 791 £47,500 +5.56% 39
Surrey +11 409 £47,500 - 14
Berkshire +11 366 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Hampshire -13 313 £40,000 -5.88% 28
Oxfordshire +9 298 £50,000 +12.36% 20
West Sussex -1 136 £45,000 - 7
East Sussex -11 136 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +20 131 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Kent -14 55 £32,500 -27.78%
Sussex - 8 - - 1
Isle of Wight +2 4 £24,000 +17.07% 1
Home Counties +9 1 £60,000 -
Middlesex -1 1 £65,000 +225.00% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1241 (66.68%) Agile Software Development
2 729 (39.17%) Selenium
3 678 (36.43%) C#
4 591 (31.76%) Java
5 567 (30.47%) QA
6 564 (30.31%) SQL
7 461 (24.77%) Scrum
8 431 (23.16%) .NET
9 388 (20.85%) JavaScript
10 387 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
11 380 (20.42%) TDD
12 379 (20.37%) Degree
13 378 (20.31%) SQL Server
14 349 (18.75%) Test Scripting
15 332 (17.84%) Python
16 323 (17.36%) Microsoft
17 315 (16.93%) Finance
18 304 (16.34%) WebDriver
19 301 (16.17%) Manual Testing
20 299 (16.07%) Git (software)
21 293 (15.74%) BDD
22 290 (15.58%) JIRA
23 287 (15.42%) Software Testing
24 286 (15.37%) HTML
25 262 (14.08%) Software Engineering
26 260 (13.97%) OO
27 252 (13.54%) Test Strategy
28 248 (13.33%) Computer Science
29 245 (13.16%) ISTQB
30 239 (12.84%) CSS

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 69 (3.71%) Confluence
2 63 (3.39%) CMS
3 31 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 30 (1.61%) NServiceBus
4 30 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 28 (1.50%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.07%) Apache
7 19 (1.02%) JBoss
8 18 (0.97%) nginx
9 14 (0.75%) Sitefinity
10 13 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.64%) IIS
12 11 (0.59%) Drupal
13 9 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.48%) WordPress
14 8 (0.43%) SAS
15 6 (0.32%) Jetty
15 6 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.054%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 157 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (2.85%) SaaS
4 31 (1.67%) GitHub
5 27 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (1.40%) PaaS
7 21 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.81%) npm
10 12 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
10 12 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.48%) IaaS
12 6 (0.32%) Google Play
12 6 (0.32%) Office 365
13 5 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
15 3 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.16%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.29%) Internet
2 12 (0.64%) VoIP
3 11 (0.59%) IPv4
3 11 (0.59%) IPv6
3 11 (0.59%) Network Security
3 11 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.43%) HTTP
5 7 (0.38%) DNS
5 7 (0.38%) Firewall
6 6 (0.32%) Broadband
6 6 (0.32%) DVB
6 6 (0.32%) UPnP
7 5 (0.27%) DHCP
8 4 (0.21%) BGP
8 4 (0.21%) EIGRP
8 4 (0.21%) MPLS
8 4 (0.21%) OSPF
8 4 (0.21%) RIP
9 3 (0.16%) MQTT
10 2 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.18%) Relational Database
3 85 (4.57%) MySQL
4 80 (4.30%) Big Data
5 58 (3.12%) NoSQL
6 51 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (2.47%) Oracle Database
8 44 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (2.04%) Data Lake
10 38 (2.04%) Power BI
11 36 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.45%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.86%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.86%) SSDT
14 14 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.70%) GIS
15 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.64%) HDInsight
16 12 (0.64%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 729 (39.17%) Selenium
2 304 (16.34%) WebDriver
3 299 (16.07%) Git (software)
4 290 (15.58%) JIRA
5 237 (12.74%) Cucumber
6 217 (11.66%) Jenkins
7 146 (7.85%) JMeter
8 144 (7.74%) JUnit
8 144 (7.74%) Visual Studio
9 140 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 129 (6.93%) SoapUI
11 111 (5.96%) NUnit
12 109 (5.86%) HP UFT
13 94 (5.05%) Subversion
14 87 (4.67%) SpecFlow
15 65 (3.49%) Maven
16 54 (2.90%) Protractor
17 51 (2.74%) Eclipse
18 49 (2.63%) LoadRunner
19 39 (2.10%) TestNG
General
1 315 (16.93%) Finance
2 86 (4.62%) Retail
3 48 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 37 (1.99%) Back Office
5 33 (1.77%) Banking
5 33 (1.77%) Electronics
6 31 (1.67%) Marketing
6 31 (1.67%) Publishing
7 29 (1.56%) Digital Economy
8 22 (1.18%) Games
9 21 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.81%) Legal
11 14 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 14 (0.75%) Automotive
12 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.38%) Advertising
14 6 (0.32%) Billing
15 5 (0.27%) Military
16 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 533 (28.64%) Developer
2 313 (16.82%) Tester
3 295 (15.85%) Test Engineer
4 285 (15.31%) Analyst
5 231 (12.41%) Test Analyst
6 174 (9.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 173 (9.30%) .NET Developer
8 165 (8.87%) QA Engineer
9 149 (8.01%) Automation Tester
10 148 (7.95%) C# Developer
11 140 (7.52%) Senior Developer
12 134 (7.20%) Software Tester
13 117 (6.29%) Software Engineer
14 115 (6.18%) C# .NET Developer
15 98 (5.27%) Software Developer
16 81 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
17 79 (4.25%) Software Test Engineer
18 78 (4.19%) SQL Developer
19 76 (4.08%) QA Analyst
20 74 (3.98%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (23.16%) .NET
2 286 (15.37%) HTML
3 239 (12.84%) CSS
4 215 (11.55%) ASP.NET
5 206 (11.07%) AngularJS
6 196 (10.53%) Web Services
7 144 (7.74%) REST
8 130 (6.99%) HTML5
9 129 (6.93%) .NET Framework
9 129 (6.93%) XML
10 123 (6.61%) SOAP
11 115 (6.18%) RESTful
12 101 (5.43%) WCF
13 97 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 91 (4.89%) JSON
14 91 (4.89%) Spring
15 84 (4.51%) Ajax
16 76 (4.08%) jQuery
17 69 (3.71%) CSS3
18 66 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 248 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 205 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.44%) Mobile App
4 57 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 56 (3.01%) Client/Server
6 51 (2.74%) N-Tier
7 50 (2.69%) User Experience
8 24 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.13%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.97%) Fintech
11 15 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (0.81%) Replication
12 12 (0.64%) iPad
13 10 (0.54%) Life Science
14 9 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.43%) W3C
16 7 (0.38%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.38%) STB
17 6 (0.32%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 237 (12.74%) Windows
2 205 (11.02%) Linux
3 94 (5.05%) Unix
4 38 (2.04%) Android
4 38 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (0.81%) Solaris
7 10 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (0.48%) CentOS
9 8 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.38%) AIX
10 7 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.054%) Debian
13 1 (0.054%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.054%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1241 (66.68%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (24.77%) Scrum
3 387 (20.80%) Continuous Integration
4 380 (20.42%) TDD
5 349 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 301 (16.17%) Manual Testing
7 293 (15.74%) BDD
8 287 (15.42%) Software Testing
9 262 (14.08%) Software Engineering
10 260 (13.97%) OO
11 252 (13.54%) Test Strategy
12 224 (12.04%) Regression Testing
13 217 (11.66%) SDLC
14 187 (10.05%) Unit Testing
15 184 (9.89%) MVC
16 183 (9.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 161 (8.65%) Mentoring
18 158 (8.49%) Functional Testing
19 151 (8.11%) Performance Testing
20 147 (7.90%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 678 (36.43%) C#
2 591 (31.76%) Java
3 564 (30.31%) SQL
4 388 (20.85%) JavaScript
5 332 (17.84%) Python
6 181 (9.73%) C++
7 136 (7.31%) T-SQL
8 120 (6.45%) Ruby
9 91 (4.89%) C
10 90 (4.84%) PHP
11 63 (3.39%) Shell Script
12 53 (2.85%) PowerShell
13 52 (2.79%) Scala
14 49 (2.63%) Perl
15 42 (2.26%) PL/SQL
16 36 (1.93%) Bash Shell
17 33 (1.77%) Groovy
17 33 (1.77%) VB.NET
18 29 (1.56%) ES6
19 27 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 379 (20.37%) Degree
2 245 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 166 (8.92%) ISEB
4 159 (8.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (1.67%) MCP
8 30 (1.61%) MCPD
9 28 (1.50%) Security Cleared
10 17 (0.91%) SC Cleared
11 14 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.59%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.54%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.43%) PMP
15 6 (0.32%) HND
16 5 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 3 (0.16%) GWAPT
18 3 (0.16%) OSCP
18 3 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 567 (30.47%) QA
2 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.27%) PMO
5 4 (0.21%) JTAG
5 4 (0.21%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 2 (0.11%) GDPR
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.054%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.054%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.054%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.054%) MISRA
8 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (3.33%) Docker
2 13 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.48%) Firmware
5 9 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.43%) HDFS
7 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.16%) iptables
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.16%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.11%) vSphere
11 1 (0.054%) LXC
Systems Management
1 80 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.83%) Puppet
3 28 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.29%) Ansible
5 7 (0.38%) Terraform
6 6 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.32%) Kibana
6 6 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.32%) logstash
7 4 (0.21%) Nagios
7 4 (0.21%) Salt
8 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.11%) Grafana
10 1 (0.054%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.054%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.054%) Mesos
10 1 (0.054%) Oozie
10 1 (0.054%) Rancher
10 1 (0.054%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 323 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 115 (6.18%) Oracle
3 89 (4.78%) HP
4 51 (2.74%) SAP
5 48 (2.58%) Sophos
6 33 (1.77%) Sitecore
7 32 (1.72%) Google
8 19 (1.02%) AppDynamics
8 19 (1.02%) Concur
9 18 (0.97%) Splunk
9 18 (0.97%) Talend
10 13 (0.70%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.64%) Hortonworks
12 11 (0.59%) VMware
13 10 (0.54%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.54%) IBM
13 10 (0.54%) Twitter
14 9 (0.48%) TOWER Software
15 7 (0.38%) Perforce
15 7 (0.38%) Telerik