The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 64 67 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.18% 0.56% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.72% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £43,000 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.30% -20.73%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Test Automation
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
458 419 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 76.97% 78.32% 77.15%
Number of salaries quoted 363 281 534
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Basingstoke region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
3 9 (47.37%) HTML
3 9 (47.37%) Project Management
3 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) ISEB
4 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
5 6 (31.58%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 6 (31.58%) AIX
5 6 (31.58%) Solaris
5 6 (31.58%) Control-M
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 6 (31.58%) Replication
5 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
5 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Android
5 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
5 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) User Stories
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) C

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
1 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
2 3 (15.79%) PyUnit
2 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.79%) NUnit
2 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (15.79%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 3 (15.79%) XSL
3 3 (15.79%) J2ME
3 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) iPad
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) AIX
1 6 (31.58%) Solaris
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
1 6 (31.58%) Android
1 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
3 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 6 (31.58%) User Stories
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) C++
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
2 7 (36.84%) ISEB
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (31.58%) Control-M
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.26%) Netcool
3 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix
1 1 (5.26%) Veritas
1 1 (5.26%) McAfee