Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South East
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 33 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,107 1,778 2,020
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 8.08% 6.63% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 7.26% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1,534 1,746
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 12,475 24,499 27,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.10% 91.37% 90.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10,073 19,714 23,055
Median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the South East over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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
Hampshire +13 323 £47,500 - 17
Thames Valley +9 323 £50,000 - 22
Berkshire +10 182 £57,500 +9.52% 15
Surrey +9 180 £60,000 +14.29% 15
West Sussex +3 138 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East Sussex +8 126 £47,000 -6.00% 4
Oxfordshire +8 71 £40,000 -24.88% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 70 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Kent +25 20 £52,500 +5.00%
Middlesex +5 1 £50,000 -33.33%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 623 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (41.64%) C#
3 381 (34.42%) Selenium
4 367 (33.15%) QA
5 299 (27.01%) .NET
6 293 (26.47%) SQL
7 266 (24.03%) Azure
8 261 (23.58%) JavaScript
9 259 (23.40%) Java
10 220 (19.87%) Scrum
11 210 (18.97%) DevOps
12 208 (18.79%) Software Engineering
13 199 (17.98%) Degree
14 189 (17.07%) TDD
15 185 (16.71%) Microsoft
16 177 (15.99%) Manual Testing
17 176 (15.90%) Finance
18 171 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
19 164 (14.81%) BDD
20 161 (14.54%) SQL Server
21 159 (14.36%) Git (software)
22 156 (14.09%) JIRA
23 149 (13.46%) SpecFlow
24 146 (13.19%) AWS
25 141 (12.74%) HTML
26 136 (12.29%) Python
26 136 (12.29%) Computer Science
27 131 (11.83%) Test Scripting
28 129 (11.65%) SaaS
29 127 (11.47%) Jenkins

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 71 (6.41%) Confluence
2 17 (1.54%) IIS
3 14 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.90%) CMS
5 9 (0.81%) CICS
6 8 (0.72%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.45%) Apache
8 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.36%) JBoss
10 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.18%) WordPress
12 1 (0.090%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.090%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.090%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) Adobe XD
3 3 (0.27%) InVision
3 3 (0.27%) Sketch
4 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.090%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.27%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 266 (24.03%) Azure
2 146 (13.19%) AWS
3 129 (11.65%) SaaS
4 35 (3.16%) GitHub
5 27 (2.44%) Serverless
6 25 (2.26%) Power Platform
7 21 (1.90%) PaaS
8 18 (1.63%) Logic Apps
9 17 (1.54%) GCP
10 16 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.36%) IaaS
11 15 (1.36%) OpenShift
12 14 (1.26%) BrowserStack
12 14 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
13 11 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.90%) Amazon Cognito
15 8 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.72%) Loggly
16 7 (0.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.34%) Skype
2 20 (1.81%) HTTP
3 15 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.26%) DNS
5 12 (1.08%) VoIP
6 10 (0.90%) H.323
7 6 (0.54%) LTE
8 5 (0.45%) SMTP
8 5 (0.45%) Wireless
8 5 (0.45%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.36%) 2G
9 4 (0.36%) 3G
9 4 (0.36%) Internet
9 4 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.27%) Firewall
10 3 (0.27%) IPv6
10 3 (0.27%) Network Security
10 3 (0.27%) SNMP
11 2 (0.18%) ATM
11 2 (0.18%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.68%) Relational Database
3 44 (3.97%) Big Data
4 42 (3.79%) MySQL
5 40 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (3.07%) Redis
8 32 (2.89%) Data Lake
9 27 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.26%) Power BI
11 24 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (1.99%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.36%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.90%) Akavache
15 10 (0.90%) DB2
16 9 (0.81%) Biml
16 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 381 (34.42%) Selenium
2 159 (14.36%) Git (software)
3 156 (14.09%) JIRA
4 149 (13.46%) SpecFlow
5 127 (11.47%) Jenkins
6 125 (11.29%) WebDriver
7 103 (9.30%) Cucumber
8 80 (7.23%) JMeter
9 76 (6.87%) SoapUI
10 75 (6.78%) Visual Studio
11 63 (5.69%) Postman
12 47 (4.25%) HP UFT
13 36 (3.25%) gulp
14 32 (2.89%) LoadRunner
15 31 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (2.62%) JUnit
16 29 (2.62%) webpack
17 25 (2.26%) TeamCity
18 20 (1.81%) Jasmine
18 20 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 176 (15.90%) Finance
2 46 (4.16%) Games
3 37 (3.34%) Retail
4 28 (2.53%) Public Sector
5 22 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.63%) Banking
7 9 (0.81%) Back Office
8 7 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.54%) Marketing
9 6 (0.54%) Police
10 5 (0.45%) Norwegian Language
10 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.36%) Law
12 3 (0.27%) Electronics
12 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
13 2 (0.18%) Automotive
13 2 (0.18%) Legal
13 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 291 (26.29%) Developer
2 214 (19.33%) Analyst
3 183 (16.53%) Test Analyst
4 134 (12.10%) Tester
5 116 (10.48%) Test Engineer
6 82 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 78 (7.05%) Software Developer
8 69 (6.23%) QA Engineer
9 65 (5.87%) Test Leader
10 62 (5.60%) Automation Tester
11 60 (5.42%) C# Developer
12 58 (5.24%) Senior Developer
13 55 (4.97%) Test Automation Engineer
14 53 (4.79%) Software Tester
15 45 (4.07%) Automation Test Analyst
16 43 (3.88%) .NET Developer
17 39 (3.52%) Automation Test Lead
18 38 (3.43%) Lead Developer
19 35 (3.16%) QA Analyst
20 34 (3.07%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (27.01%) .NET
2 141 (12.74%) HTML
3 126 (11.38%) CSS
4 111 (10.03%) AngularJS
5 107 (9.67%) React
6 105 (9.49%) .NET Core
7 91 (8.22%) HTML5
8 85 (7.68%) ASP.NET
9 75 (6.78%) .NET Framework
10 72 (6.50%) REST
11 71 (6.41%) Node.js
11 71 (6.41%) RESTful
11 71 (6.41%) Web Services
12 59 (5.33%) SOAP
13 48 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (3.43%) XML
15 32 (2.89%) JSON
16 31 (2.80%) Vue.js
17 28 (2.53%) Gherkin
17 28 (2.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (4.97%) User Experience
3 52 (4.70%) Mobile App
4 46 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (2.98%) Virtual Team
7 31 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (1.26%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.99%) EPoS
11 11 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.72%) LIMS
14 7 (0.63%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.63%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.54%) Data Centre
16 5 (0.45%) Smartphone
16 5 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 106 (9.58%) Linux
2 104 (9.39%) Windows
3 29 (2.62%) Android
4 27 (2.44%) Unix
5 26 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.72%) VMS
8 6 (0.54%) CentOS
8 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.18%) AIX
11 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.18%) Solaris
11 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.090%) Debian
12 1 (0.090%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (19.87%) Scrum
3 210 (18.97%) DevOps
4 208 (18.79%) Software Engineering
5 189 (17.07%) TDD
6 177 (15.99%) Manual Testing
7 171 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
8 164 (14.81%) BDD
9 136 (12.29%) Computer Science
10 131 (11.83%) Test Scripting
11 120 (10.84%) Software Testing
12 115 (10.39%) SDLC
13 113 (10.21%) Test Strategy
13 113 (10.21%) Unit Testing
14 109 (9.85%) Microservices
15 101 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
15 101 (9.12%) Regression Testing
16 94 (8.49%) Performance Testing
17 86 (7.77%) Mentoring
18 79 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 461 (41.64%) C#
2 293 (26.47%) SQL
3 261 (23.58%) JavaScript
4 259 (23.40%) Java
5 136 (12.29%) Python
6 88 (7.95%) C++
7 80 (7.23%) T-SQL
8 37 (3.34%) C
9 36 (3.25%) TypeScript
10 33 (2.98%) PowerShell
11 29 (2.62%) PHP
12 28 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 26 (2.35%) Ruby
14 16 (1.45%) Go
15 14 (1.26%) Scala
16 13 (1.17%) Perl
17 12 (1.08%) R
17 12 (1.08%) VB
18 11 (0.99%) Java 8
19 10 (0.90%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 199 (17.98%) Degree
2 104 (9.39%) ISTQB
3 90 (8.13%) ISEB
4 70 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (5.33%) Security Cleared
6 32 (2.89%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.45%) PMP
11 3 (0.27%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.18%) IIBA
12 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.090%) CISSP
13 1 (0.090%) HNC
13 1 (0.090%) HND
13 1 (0.090%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 1 (0.090%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.090%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (33.15%) QA
2 26 (2.35%) PMO
3 10 (0.90%) DICOM
4 5 (0.45%) GDPR
4 5 (0.45%) ISO 13485
4 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.45%) SLA
5 4 (0.36%) NIST
6 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 114 (10.30%) Docker
2 12 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.54%) RACF
6 5 (0.45%) ACF2
7 3 (0.27%) KVM
8 1 (0.090%) Firmware
8 1 (0.090%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.090%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.090%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 90 (8.13%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.99%) Terraform
3 20 (1.81%) Ansible
4 17 (1.54%) HP ALM
5 14 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.90%) Puppet
8 6 (0.54%) Nagios
8 6 (0.54%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.45%) vRealize
10 3 (0.27%) Grafana
11 2 (0.18%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.18%) Kibana
11 2 (0.18%) MIIS
11 2 (0.18%) WebInspect
12 1 (0.090%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.090%) Salt
12 1 (0.090%) SCCM
12 1 (0.090%) SCOM
12 1 (0.090%) SELinux
Vendors
1 185 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 44 (3.97%) Google
3 36 (3.25%) Xamarin
4 30 (2.71%) HP
5 29 (2.62%) IBM
6 25 (2.26%) VMware
7 22 (1.99%) Oracle
7 22 (1.99%) SAP
8 13 (1.17%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 11 (0.99%) Remedy
10 10 (0.90%) BT
11 9 (0.81%) Hortonworks
12 8 (0.72%) New Relic
13 7 (0.63%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.54%) CA
14 6 (0.54%) Delphix
15 5 (0.45%) Adobe
15 5 (0.45%) Dell
15 5 (0.45%) EMC