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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 47 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 866 971 893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.92% 5.26% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.81% 6.07% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 740 792 782
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 12711 16005 18201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.87% 86.64% 86.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10500 13457 14604
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +29 178 £48,000 +12.94% 27
Berkshire +5 169 £47,000 +4.44% 16
Hampshire -6 152 £40,000 +2.56% 29
West Sussex +16 94 £47,000 +10.58% 6
Oxfordshire -10 83 £45,000 +11.11% 16
Buckinghamshire +12 78 £40,000 +2.56% 9
East Sussex 0 62 £40,250 +11.80% 6
Kent -4 28 £35,000 -22.22%
Middlesex +18 18 - -
Home Counties - 3 £60,000 -
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1161 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (39.11%) Selenium
3 602 (33.63%) C#
4 586 (32.74%) Java
5 555 (31.01%) QA
6 544 (30.39%) SQL
7 430 (24.02%) Test Scripting
8 405 (22.63%) Scrum
9 371 (20.73%) Finance
10 359 (20.06%) Microsoft
11 355 (19.83%) .NET
12 346 (19.33%) Software Testing
13 336 (18.77%) TDD
14 334 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
15 324 (18.10%) ISTQB
16 302 (16.87%) Degree
17 301 (16.82%) Test Strategy
18 300 (16.76%) Windows
19 296 (16.54%) JavaScript
20 293 (16.37%) SQL Server
21 287 (16.03%) JIRA
22 280 (15.64%) WebDriver
23 271 (15.14%) BDD
24 268 (14.97%) Software Engineering
25 260 (14.53%) Regression Testing
26 249 (13.91%) Manual Testing
27 248 (13.85%) ISEB
28 247 (13.80%) HTML
29 207 (11.56%) Python
30 196 (10.95%) 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 61 (3.41%) CMS
2 49 (2.74%) Confluence
3 37 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
4 35 (1.96%) JBoss
5 23 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.95%) Apache
8 16 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.78%) IIS
10 12 (0.67%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.61%) nginx
12 9 (0.50%) Jetty
13 8 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.34%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 57 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.50%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CAR
5 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.056%) Maximo
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.056%) Primavera
6 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 108 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (1.45%) SaaS
5 16 (0.89%) IaaS
6 11 (0.61%) Office 365
7 9 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
7 9 (0.50%) GitHub
8 8 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.45%) PaaS
9 7 (0.39%) G Suite
10 6 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.34%) Google Play
10 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.28%) Slack
12 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.11%) TestFlight
14 1 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.90%) HTTP
2 27 (1.51%) Wireless
3 20 (1.12%) Internet
4 18 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.95%) VoIP
6 11 (0.61%) GPRS
7 10 (0.56%) Ethernet
7 10 (0.56%) GSM
8 9 (0.50%) RS-232
8 9 (0.50%) RS-485
9 8 (0.45%) Firewall
10 7 (0.39%) IPv6
11 6 (0.34%) 4G
11 6 (0.34%) DNS
11 6 (0.34%) IPv4
11 6 (0.34%) Network Security
12 5 (0.28%) 3G
12 5 (0.28%) DHCP
13 4 (0.22%) MPLS
13 4 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.64%) Big Data
3 80 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 64 (3.58%) MySQL
5 47 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (1.79%) Data Lake
8 26 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.40%) Power BI
10 24 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.84%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.67%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.61%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.56%) Blockchain
17 9 (0.50%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.50%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 700 (39.11%) Selenium
2 287 (16.03%) JIRA
3 280 (15.64%) WebDriver
4 196 (10.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 162 (9.05%) Git (software)
6 151 (8.44%) Visual Studio
7 150 (8.38%) Jenkins
8 139 (7.77%) JMeter
9 133 (7.43%) HP UFT
10 128 (7.15%) Cucumber
11 119 (6.65%) SoapUI
12 100 (5.59%) SpecFlow
13 95 (5.31%) NUnit
14 88 (4.92%) Subversion
15 77 (4.30%) Eclipse
16 75 (4.19%) JUnit
17 71 (3.97%) LoadRunner
18 48 (2.68%) TeamCity
19 45 (2.51%) Maven
20 35 (1.96%) Bugzilla
General
1 371 (20.73%) Finance
2 69 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.63%) Marketing
4 59 (3.30%) Retail
5 39 (2.18%) Banking
6 32 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.73%) Back Office
7 31 (1.73%) Electronics
8 25 (1.40%) Automotive
9 24 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 23 (1.28%) Publishing
11 18 (1.01%) Games
12 17 (0.95%) Advertising
13 16 (0.89%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.56%) Military
14 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.28%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.22%) Front Office
17 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 443 (24.75%) Developer
2 349 (19.50%) Analyst
3 328 (18.32%) Test Engineer
4 314 (17.54%) Tester
5 309 (17.26%) Test Analyst
6 177 (9.89%) QA Engineer
7 164 (9.16%) Test Automation Engineer
8 158 (8.83%) Automation Tester
9 129 (7.21%) Java Developer
10 116 (6.48%) Senior Developer
11 109 (6.09%) Software Tester
12 104 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
13 103 (5.75%) Java Engineer
14 100 (5.59%) C# Developer
15 99 (5.53%) .NET Developer
16 93 (5.20%) QA Analyst
17 89 (4.97%) QA Automation Engineer
17 89 (4.97%) QA Tester
18 83 (4.64%) Software Test Engineer
19 75 (4.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (19.83%) .NET
2 247 (13.80%) HTML
3 192 (10.73%) CSS
4 177 (9.89%) Web Services
5 156 (8.72%) ASP.NET
6 145 (8.10%) XML
7 133 (7.43%) AngularJS
8 132 (7.37%) REST
9 109 (6.09%) SOAP
10 98 (5.47%) .NET Framework
11 78 (4.36%) RESTful
12 74 (4.13%) Spring
13 73 (4.08%) HTML5
14 62 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
15 58 (3.24%) React
16 57 (3.18%) WCF
17 54 (3.02%) JSON
18 50 (2.79%) Ajax
19 49 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
20 48 (2.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 171 (9.55%) Computer Science
2 144 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 59 (3.30%) User Experience
5 46 (2.57%) iPad
6 30 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (1.40%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.12%) Replication
10 20 (1.12%) Virtual Team
11 17 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (0.56%) PMI
15 9 (0.50%) Home Automation
16 7 (0.39%) Cyber Attack
17 6 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
17 6 (0.34%) Fintech
17 6 (0.34%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 300 (16.76%) Windows
2 192 (10.73%) Linux
3 81 (4.53%) Unix
4 59 (3.30%) Android
5 52 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.95%) Solaris
8 10 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.50%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.34%) CoreOS
12 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.22%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.11%) CentOS
17 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1161 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (24.02%) Test Scripting
3 405 (22.63%) Scrum
4 346 (19.33%) Software Testing
5 336 (18.77%) TDD
6 334 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
7 301 (16.82%) Test Strategy
8 271 (15.14%) BDD
9 268 (14.97%) Software Engineering
10 260 (14.53%) Regression Testing
11 249 (13.91%) Manual Testing
12 188 (10.50%) SDLC
13 183 (10.22%) OO
14 170 (9.50%) Performance Testing
15 163 (9.11%) Functional Testing
16 162 (9.05%) Unit Testing
17 152 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
18 132 (7.37%) Non-Functional Testing
19 128 (7.15%) Integration Testing
20 119 (6.65%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 602 (33.63%) C#
2 586 (32.74%) Java
3 544 (30.39%) SQL
4 296 (16.54%) JavaScript
5 207 (11.56%) Python
6 178 (9.94%) C++
7 104 (5.81%) Ruby
8 93 (5.20%) C
9 90 (5.03%) T-SQL
10 57 (3.18%) Perl
11 50 (2.79%) Bash Shell
12 47 (2.63%) VB
13 44 (2.46%) PL/SQL
14 37 (2.07%) PHP
15 32 (1.79%) PowerShell
16 31 (1.73%) Scala
17 17 (0.95%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.89%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.78%) VBScript
20 13 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 324 (18.10%) ISTQB
2 302 (16.87%) Degree
3 248 (13.85%) ISEB
4 125 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (2.57%) Security Cleared
7 33 (1.84%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.89%) SC Cleared
9 15 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.34%) MCP
14 5 (0.28%) CEH
14 5 (0.28%) GIAC
14 5 (0.28%) OSCP
15 4 (0.22%) GPEN
15 4 (0.22%) HND
15 4 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 555 (31.01%) QA
2 10 (0.56%) PMO
3 6 (0.34%) GAMP
4 4 (0.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.056%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.056%) MISRA
System Software
1 31 (1.73%) Docker
2 22 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 19 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.78%) Firmware
5 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.50%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.34%) LXC
7 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.22%) vSphere
9 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.056%) ACF2
10 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.056%) etcd
10 1 (0.056%) HDFS
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.056%) RACF
Systems Management
1 65 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.40%) Puppet
3 20 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.89%) Ansible
5 7 (0.39%) Icinga
5 7 (0.39%) Nagios
6 6 (0.34%) Graphite
6 6 (0.34%) Mesos
7 5 (0.28%) Defensics
7 5 (0.28%) Nessus
7 5 (0.28%) Nmap
7 5 (0.28%) OpenVAS
8 4 (0.22%) WSUS
9 3 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.17%) Oozie
9 3 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.11%) Grafana
10 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 359 (20.06%) Microsoft
2 118 (6.59%) HP
3 107 (5.98%) Oracle
4 37 (2.07%) Sitecore
5 31 (1.73%) VMware
6 29 (1.62%) Talend
7 25 (1.40%) SAP
8 21 (1.17%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.12%) Google
10 12 (0.67%) Facebook
11 11 (0.61%) Apple
12 9 (0.50%) EMC
12 9 (0.50%) Hortonworks
12 9 (0.50%) NEC
13 8 (0.45%) IBM
13 8 (0.45%) TOWER Software
14 7 (0.39%) hybris
14 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.39%) SaltStack
15 6 (0.34%) New Relic
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum GBP 50k +Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £75K Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £49,000 to £55,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary, great benefits and bonus.
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + plus benefits plus bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum + 29 days holiday, pension, share op
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago