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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 55 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.16% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 0.55% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 1
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
431 547 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 77.52% 79.51% 78.47%
Number of salaries quoted 349 387 444
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) AIX
5 4 (26.67%) Solaris
5 4 (26.67%) Control-M
5 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Replication
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (20.00%) Maven
6 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 3 (20.00%) QA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) Maven
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
4 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) J2ME
3 3 (20.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) iPad
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) AIX
1 4 (26.67%) Solaris
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (20.00%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (26.67%) Control-M
3 1 (6.67%) Netcool
3 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Veritas
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix
1 1 (6.67%) Green Hat