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

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 40 45
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2,051 1,732 1,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.04% 6.00% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 6.71% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,807 1,497 1,659
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,200 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 26,160 25,815 31,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.77% 89.46% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21,588 21,272 26,137
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 October 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 October 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 +4 709 £50,000 +11.11% 117
Hampshire +31 510 £45,000 +12.50% 51
Surrey +2 359 £50,000 +5.26% 66
Berkshire +5 346 £50,000 +7.53% 68
Oxfordshire -4 238 £52,500 +5.00% 34
West Sussex +22 227 £45,000 -5.26% 29
East Sussex +11 194 £45,000 - 16
Buckinghamshire +4 125 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Kent +9 49 £32,500 - 11
Sussex 0 6 £70,000 -
Middlesex -1 1 £45,000 -30.77% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 1,471 (71.72%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (40.37%) C#
3 766 (37.35%) QA
4 621 (30.28%) .NET
5 618 (30.13%) Java
6 598 (29.16%) Selenium
7 573 (27.94%) Scrum
8 532 (25.94%) SQL
9 512 (24.96%) JavaScript
10 503 (24.52%) Continuous Integration
11 441 (21.50%) Git (software)
12 401 (19.55%) Finance
13 380 (18.53%) TDD
14 365 (17.80%) JIRA
15 340 (16.58%) BDD
16 331 (16.14%) Software Engineering
17 329 (16.04%) Degree
18 320 (15.60%) Microsoft
19 319 (15.55%) Software Testing
20 313 (15.26%) HTML
20 313 (15.26%) Jenkins
21 287 (13.99%) Python
22 282 (13.75%) Manual Testing
23 273 (13.31%) SQL Server
24 272 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
25 271 (13.21%) AngularJS
26 265 (12.92%) Computer Science
27 262 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
28 256 (12.48%) Linux
29 255 (12.43%) Web Services

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
1 192 (9.36%) Confluence
2 53 (2.58%) Apache
3 34 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (1.66%) JBoss
4 29 (1.41%) CMS
5 26 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (0.98%) nginx
9 14 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.49%) Drupal
10 10 (0.49%) WordPress
11 9 (0.44%) Jetty
11 9 (0.44%) NServiceBus
12 8 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.34%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.34%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.29%) IIS
15 5 (0.24%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 16 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.098%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.20%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.049%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.049%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 272 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 216 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (4.05%) SaaS
4 47 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
4 47 (2.29%) GitHub
5 30 (1.46%) PaaS
6 29 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (1.37%) IaaS
8 22 (1.07%) Google Analytics
8 22 (1.07%) Serverless
9 15 (0.73%) npm
10 14 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.49%) Office 365
13 8 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.29%) Azure Functions
15 6 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.07%) Internet
1 22 (1.07%) TCP/IP
1 22 (1.07%) Wireless
2 20 (0.98%) HTTP
3 16 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (0.73%) Firewall
5 12 (0.59%) Bluetooth
6 10 (0.49%) DNS
7 9 (0.44%) LAN
7 9 (0.44%) WAN
8 8 (0.39%) DHCP
9 7 (0.34%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.34%) GSM
9 7 (0.34%) LTE
9 7 (0.34%) UMTS
10 6 (0.29%) 2G
10 6 (0.29%) 3G
10 6 (0.29%) 802.15
10 6 (0.29%) ICMP
10 6 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 80 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 74 (3.61%) MySQL
5 53 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (2.39%) Big Data
7 45 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (2.05%) RDBMS
9 40 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
10 39 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 28 (1.37%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.22%) Apache Hive
13 23 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.93%) Data Mining
16 19 (0.93%) Power BI
16 19 (0.93%) Spotfire
17 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 598 (29.16%) Selenium
2 441 (21.50%) Git (software)
3 365 (17.80%) JIRA
4 313 (15.26%) Jenkins
5 241 (11.75%) Visual Studio
6 230 (11.21%) WebDriver
7 228 (11.12%) Cucumber
8 122 (5.95%) SoapUI
9 119 (5.80%) SpecFlow
10 98 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 89 (4.34%) JMeter
12 83 (4.05%) Subversion
13 76 (3.71%) JUnit
14 75 (3.66%) HP UFT
15 72 (3.51%) TeamCity
16 70 (3.41%) MSTest
16 70 (3.41%) Ranorex
17 66 (3.22%) NUnit
18 52 (2.54%) Maven
19 50 (2.44%) Moq
General
1 401 (19.55%) Finance
2 52 (2.54%) Retail
3 41 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 39 (1.90%) Games
4 39 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 33 (1.61%) Banking
6 31 (1.51%) Automotive
6 31 (1.51%) Marketing
7 30 (1.46%) Electronics
8 10 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.44%) Advertising
10 8 (0.39%) Back Office
10 8 (0.39%) Legal
11 6 (0.29%) Publishing
12 5 (0.24%) Avionics
12 5 (0.24%) Front Office
12 5 (0.24%) Law
12 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.098%) Billing
Job Titles
1 568 (27.69%) Developer
2 361 (17.60%) Analyst
3 308 (15.02%) Tester
4 290 (14.14%) Test Engineer
5 277 (13.51%) Test Analyst
6 237 (11.56%) QA Engineer
7 220 (10.73%) Automation Tester
8 155 (7.56%) C# Developer
9 154 (7.51%) Software Engineer
10 145 (7.07%) .NET Developer
11 135 (6.58%) Software Developer
12 121 (5.90%) QA Analyst
12 121 (5.90%) Test Automation Engineer
13 117 (5.70%) C# .NET Developer
14 109 (5.31%) Senior Developer
15 105 (5.12%) QA Test Engineer
16 97 (4.73%) Software Tester
17 95 (4.63%) Automation Test Analyst
18 94 (4.58%) Developer in Test
19 92 (4.49%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 621 (30.28%) .NET
2 313 (15.26%) HTML
3 271 (13.21%) AngularJS
4 255 (12.43%) Web Services
5 231 (11.26%) CSS
6 230 (11.21%) ASP.NET
7 181 (8.82%) REST
8 148 (7.22%) RESTful
9 144 (7.02%) jQuery
10 139 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 130 (6.34%) WCF
12 110 (5.36%) Gherkin
13 108 (5.27%) .NET Framework
13 108 (5.27%) HTML5
14 100 (4.88%) SOAP
15 97 (4.73%) JSON
15 97 (4.73%) React
16 93 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
17 92 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 87 (4.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 265 (12.92%) Computer Science
2 149 (7.26%) User Experience
3 144 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
5 97 (4.73%) Mobile App
6 76 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
7 67 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
8 58 (2.83%) Algorithms
9 45 (2.19%) Fintech
10 35 (1.71%) Reinsurance
11 31 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
12 27 (1.32%) N-Tier
13 26 (1.27%) Social Network
14 20 (0.98%) Life Science
15 14 (0.68%) Online Games
16 12 (0.59%) Public Cloud
17 10 (0.49%) Cloud Native
17 10 (0.49%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.49%) PMI
17 10 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 256 (12.48%) Linux
2 187 (9.12%) Windows
3 49 (2.39%) Android
4 47 (2.29%) Unix
5 43 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.02%) CentOS
7 21 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.49%) Debian
10 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.20%) Solaris
11 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.098%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.098%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.049%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,471 (71.72%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (27.94%) Scrum
3 503 (24.52%) Continuous Integration
4 380 (18.53%) TDD
5 340 (16.58%) BDD
6 331 (16.14%) Software Engineering
7 319 (15.55%) Software Testing
8 282 (13.75%) Manual Testing
9 262 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
10 254 (12.38%) Test Strategy
11 237 (11.56%) SDLC
12 221 (10.78%) OO
13 214 (10.43%) Regression Testing
14 206 (10.04%) DevOps
15 194 (9.46%) Test Scripting
16 192 (9.36%) Kanban
17 185 (9.02%) Unit Testing
18 184 (8.97%) MVC
19 180 (8.78%) Microservices
20 175 (8.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 828 (40.37%) C#
2 618 (30.13%) Java
3 532 (25.94%) SQL
4 512 (24.96%) JavaScript
5 287 (13.99%) Python
6 127 (6.19%) C++
7 92 (4.49%) Ruby
8 90 (4.39%) PHP
9 57 (2.78%) C
10 53 (2.58%) Go
11 50 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 49 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 46 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 41 (2.00%) T-SQL
15 33 (1.61%) Scala
16 29 (1.41%) Delphi
16 29 (1.41%) Groovy
17 27 (1.32%) Java 8
18 23 (1.12%) ES6
18 23 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 329 (16.04%) Degree
2 217 (10.58%) ISTQB
3 172 (8.39%) ISEB
4 81 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 61 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 54 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 33 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (0.59%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.39%) CISSP
12 8 (0.39%) PMP
12 8 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.24%) MCP
13 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.20%) CEH
14 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.15%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 766 (37.35%) QA
2 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.29%) JTAG
4 5 (0.24%) GDPR
4 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.20%) DICOM
5 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.20%) PSD2
6 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.15%) GAMP
6 3 (0.15%) GMP
7 2 (0.098%) MISRA
7 2 (0.098%) PMO
7 2 (0.098%) SLA
7 2 (0.098%) WCAG
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 176 (8.58%) Docker
2 31 (1.51%) oVirt
2 31 (1.51%) RHEV
3 20 (0.98%) Firmware
4 15 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.29%) Varnish
7 4 (0.20%) LXC
7 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.098%) ACF2
9 2 (0.098%) Postfix
9 2 (0.098%) RACF
9 2 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.049%) NFS
10 1 (0.049%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.049%) vSphere
10 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 104 (5.07%) Kubernetes
2 76 (3.71%) Puppet
3 72 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
4 66 (3.22%) Ansible
5 48 (2.34%) Terraform
6 36 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.98%) HP ALM
8 13 (0.63%) Kibana
8 13 (0.63%) logstash
9 9 (0.44%) Packer
10 7 (0.34%) Salt
11 6 (0.29%) Nagios
12 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.20%) Mesos
12 4 (0.20%) Nmap
12 4 (0.20%) Rancher
13 3 (0.15%) Defensics
13 3 (0.15%) Nessus
13 3 (0.15%) Nexpose
13 3 (0.15%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 320 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 169 (8.24%) Oracle
3 87 (4.24%) SAP
4 82 (4.00%) Google
5 51 (2.49%) Atlassian
5 51 (2.49%) HP
6 34 (1.66%) TIBCO
7 30 (1.46%) Informatica
8 25 (1.22%) Tableau
9 23 (1.12%) ServiceNow
10 22 (1.07%) Talend
11 18 (0.88%) VMware
12 15 (0.73%) Pega
12 15 (0.73%) Red Hat
12 15 (0.73%) Sitecore
13 10 (0.49%) IBM
14 9 (0.44%) Hortonworks
14 9 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.44%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.34%) Cloudera