Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 35 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,772 1,987 1,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.75% 6.61% 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 7.34% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,485 1,681 1,565
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
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 23,925 27,086 26,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.14% 90.04% 89.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19,182 22,540 21,478
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,009 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -3 555 £50,000 +5.26% 47
Hampshire +12 490 £45,000 +2.27% 15
Berkshire -4 319 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Surrey +8 303 £52,500 +5.00% 33
West Sussex +1 198 £47,500 +5.56% 7
East Sussex +9 180 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Buckinghamshire +25 121 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Oxfordshire -16 115 £50,000 - 20
Kent +12 40 £50,000 +33.33% 8
Sussex +6 7 £65,000 -7.14%
Isle of Wight -5 6 £40,000 +33.33%
Middlesex +12 5 £75,000 +66.67%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 1,112 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (34.31%) C#
3 570 (32.17%) QA
4 564 (31.83%) Selenium
5 471 (26.58%) .NET
6 450 (25.40%) Java
7 447 (25.23%) SQL
8 440 (24.83%) Scrum
9 398 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
9 398 (22.46%) TDD
10 373 (21.05%) Git (software)
11 353 (19.92%) JavaScript
12 338 (19.07%) DevOps
13 333 (18.79%) Python
14 324 (18.28%) Software Engineering
15 316 (17.83%) JIRA
16 314 (17.72%) Microsoft
17 286 (16.14%) Degree
18 279 (15.74%) Jenkins
19 274 (15.46%) Software Testing
20 273 (15.41%) BDD
21 266 (15.01%) Linux
22 260 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
23 259 (14.62%) Test Scripting
24 239 (13.49%) Manual Testing
25 237 (13.37%) SQL Server
26 231 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
27 229 (12.92%) Cucumber
28 224 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
29 212 (11.96%) AngularJS

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
1 121 (6.83%) Confluence
2 38 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (0.85%) Apache
5 15 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.56%) Alfresco
6 10 (0.56%) IIS
6 10 (0.56%) nginx
7 9 (0.51%) JBoss
8 8 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.34%) CMS
10 6 (0.34%) Drupal
10 6 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.62%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 260 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 231 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (5.42%) SaaS
4 49 (2.77%) Serverless
5 42 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (1.69%) PaaS
7 25 (1.41%) IaaS
8 24 (1.35%) BrowserStack
9 22 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (1.07%) npm
11 19 (1.07%) Power Platform
12 14 (0.79%) NuGet
13 13 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.73%) Lucidchart
14 11 (0.62%) Office 365
15 10 (0.56%) GitHub
16 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.45%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.48%) TCP/IP
2 42 (2.37%) HTTP
3 16 (0.90%) DNS
4 13 (0.73%) Skype
5 11 (0.62%) Internet
6 10 (0.56%) Firewall
6 10 (0.56%) MPLS
6 10 (0.56%) SNMP
7 8 (0.45%) SSH
7 8 (0.45%) Wireless
8 6 (0.34%) Network Security
8 6 (0.34%) SMS
9 5 (0.28%) MQTT
9 5 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.23%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.23%) IPsec
10 4 (0.23%) VPN
11 3 (0.17%) CTI
11 3 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 77 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 73 (4.12%) MySQL
5 41 (2.31%) Big Data
6 33 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.24%) Redis
8 22 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.19%) Blockchain
9 21 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.13%) Data Lake
10 20 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
11 19 (1.07%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.07%) Power BI
11 19 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.62%) DB2
Development Applications
1 564 (31.83%) Selenium
2 373 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 316 (17.83%) JIRA
4 279 (15.74%) Jenkins
5 229 (12.92%) Cucumber
6 197 (11.12%) SpecFlow
7 193 (10.89%) WebDriver
8 141 (7.96%) Visual Studio
9 93 (5.25%) SoapUI
10 80 (4.51%) Maven
11 66 (3.72%) TeamCity
12 65 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 61 (3.44%) JUnit
14 59 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
15 55 (3.10%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 51 (2.88%) Appium
16 51 (2.88%) Subversion
17 50 (2.82%) Bitbucket
18 49 (2.77%) JMeter
19 34 (1.92%) Protractor
General
1 212 (11.96%) Finance
2 51 (2.88%) Electronics
3 42 (2.37%) Retail
4 29 (1.64%) Marketing
5 25 (1.41%) Banking
6 23 (1.30%) Advertising
7 20 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.07%) Aerospace
8 19 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.96%) Games
10 16 (0.90%) Back Office
11 10 (0.56%) Military
12 9 (0.51%) Publishing
13 8 (0.45%) Legal
14 7 (0.40%) Automotive
14 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.28%) Law
16 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 513 (28.95%) Developer
2 287 (16.20%) Test Engineer
3 236 (13.32%) Analyst
4 192 (10.84%) Tester
5 180 (10.16%) Test Analyst
6 154 (8.69%) QA Engineer
7 147 (8.30%) C# Developer
8 129 (7.28%) Software Engineer
9 128 (7.22%) Senior Developer
10 119 (6.72%) Test Automation Engineer
11 116 (6.55%) Automation Tester
12 109 (6.15%) Software Developer
13 102 (5.76%) .NET Developer
13 102 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
13 102 (5.76%) Software Test Engineer
14 87 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
15 85 (4.80%) Test Manager
16 80 (4.51%) Automation Test Analyst
17 72 (4.06%) Java Developer
17 72 (4.06%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (26.58%) .NET
2 212 (11.96%) AngularJS
3 184 (10.38%) RESTful
4 172 (9.71%) Web Services
5 156 (8.80%) CSS
6 150 (8.47%) Node.js
7 138 (7.79%) HTML
8 131 (7.39%) REST
9 115 (6.49%) ASP.NET
10 114 (6.43%) SOAP
11 107 (6.04%) .NET Framework
12 99 (5.59%) .NET Core
12 99 (5.59%) React
13 90 (5.08%) JSON
14 87 (4.91%) WCF
15 83 (4.68%) Spring
15 83 (4.68%) XML
16 70 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
17 66 (3.72%) Gherkin
18 62 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
2 117 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.29%) User Experience
4 63 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
5 62 (3.50%) Algorithms
6 51 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 44 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (2.20%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.52%) Cloud Native
10 24 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 16 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 16 (0.90%) Tandem
12 14 (0.79%) Blog
13 13 (0.73%) Data Centre
13 13 (0.73%) EPoS
13 13 (0.73%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.68%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.62%) Internet of Things
15 11 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 266 (15.01%) Linux
2 162 (9.14%) Windows
3 79 (4.46%) Unix
4 75 (4.23%) Android
5 54 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 17 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.62%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.40%) CentOS
11 6 (0.34%) Debian
12 5 (0.28%) OpenWrt
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.11%) Solaris
15 1 (0.056%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.056%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,112 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (24.83%) Scrum
3 398 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
3 398 (22.46%) TDD
4 338 (19.07%) DevOps
5 324 (18.28%) Software Engineering
6 274 (15.46%) Software Testing
7 273 (15.41%) BDD
8 259 (14.62%) Test Scripting
9 239 (13.49%) Manual Testing
10 224 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
11 198 (11.17%) Computer Science
12 188 (10.61%) Regression Testing
13 178 (10.05%) Mentoring
14 176 (9.93%) MVC
15 171 (9.65%) Test Strategy
16 168 (9.48%) Microservices
17 157 (8.86%) Unit Testing
18 152 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
19 149 (8.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 608 (34.31%) C#
2 450 (25.40%) Java
3 447 (25.23%) SQL
4 353 (19.92%) JavaScript
5 333 (18.79%) Python
6 158 (8.92%) C++
7 99 (5.59%) C
8 90 (5.08%) PHP
9 84 (4.74%) Bash Shell
10 80 (4.51%) PowerShell
11 66 (3.72%) Ruby
12 65 (3.67%) T-SQL
13 56 (3.16%) Go
14 44 (2.48%) TypeScript
15 30 (1.69%) Scala
16 20 (1.13%) Java 8
17 19 (1.07%) ES6
17 19 (1.07%) Kotlin
18 18 (1.02%) VB.NET
19 17 (0.96%) Rust
Qualifications
1 286 (16.14%) Degree
2 210 (11.85%) ISTQB
3 142 (8.01%) ISEB
4 95 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 78 (4.40%) Security Cleared
6 62 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 40 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 37 (2.09%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.51%) HNC
9 9 (0.51%) PhD
10 6 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.34%) PMP
11 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.17%) HND
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.17%) Siebel Certification
13 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.056%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (32.17%) QA
2 27 (1.52%) DICOM
3 16 (0.90%) GDPR
4 10 (0.56%) Def Stans
5 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.056%) SLA
8 1 (0.056%) TickIT
System Software
1 203 (11.46%) Docker
2 31 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.41%) oVirt
3 25 (1.41%) RHEV
4 21 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.02%) Active Directory
5 18 (1.02%) VirtualBox
5 18 (1.02%) vSphere
6 14 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.45%) Firmware
8 4 (0.23%) Varnish
8 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.056%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 123 (6.94%) Kubernetes
2 94 (5.30%) Ansible
3 79 (4.46%) Terraform
4 73 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
5 69 (3.89%) Puppet
6 29 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.52%) HP ALM
8 19 (1.07%) Kibana
9 10 (0.56%) Cobbler
9 10 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.56%) Mesos
9 10 (0.56%) Packer
10 9 (0.51%) SCCM
11 6 (0.34%) Ambari
11 6 (0.34%) SELinux
12 5 (0.28%) Nagios
13 4 (0.23%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.23%) SCOM
13 4 (0.23%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 314 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 85 (4.80%) Oracle
3 51 (2.88%) Google
4 42 (2.37%) Atlassian
5 35 (1.98%) VMware
6 30 (1.69%) HP
7 20 (1.13%) SAP
8 18 (1.02%) Samsung
9 17 (0.96%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 11 (0.62%) SaltStack
11 10 (0.56%) EMC
11 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.45%) Splunk
12 8 (0.45%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.40%) Informatica
14 6 (0.34%) Cisco
14 6 (0.34%) Dynatrace
14 6 (0.34%) Fujitsu
14 6 (0.34%) Kofax
14 6 (0.34%) Micro Focus