The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 80 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 43 45 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.33% 2.89% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 3.42% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 43 35 35
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £44,800 £37,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Automated Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1551 1316 1233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.16% 84.52% 78.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1257 1151 1066
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bristol region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Bristol

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 68 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.01%) Scrum
2 40 (43.01%) QA
3 34 (36.56%) Test Strategy
4 31 (33.33%) C#
5 29 (31.18%) Software Testing
6 27 (29.03%) Test Scripting
6 27 (29.03%) .NET
7 21 (22.58%) E-Commerce
8 19 (20.43%) ISEB
8 19 (20.43%) SQL
9 18 (19.35%) OO
9 18 (19.35%) Test Management
9 18 (19.35%) Selenium
9 18 (19.35%) Mentoring
10 17 (18.28%) Ruby
10 17 (18.28%) TDD
11 16 (17.20%) HTML
11 16 (17.20%) BDD
12 15 (16.13%) Test Automation
12 15 (16.13%) Degree
13 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
13 14 (15.05%) Line Management
14 13 (13.98%) Cucumber
14 13 (13.98%) Finance
14 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
15 12 (12.90%) Web Services
15 12 (12.90%) OOD
15 12 (12.90%) HTML5
15 12 (12.90%) SpecFlow

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.68%) Internet
2 3 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.45%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.45%) Big Data
4 5 (5.38%) MS Access
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) Selenium
2 13 (13.98%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 11 (11.83%) NUnit
5 10 (10.75%) CruiseControl
5 10 (10.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (10.75%) Rhino Mocks
5 10 (10.75%) Moq
5 10 (10.75%) TeamCity
5 10 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.60%) FitNesse
7 6 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.45%) Ranorex
7 6 (6.45%) JMeter
8 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.23%) Calabash
9 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.08%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Legal
2 6 (6.45%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (45.16%) Tester
2 26 (27.96%) Senior Tester
3 18 (19.35%) Software Tester
4 16 (17.20%) Developer
5 14 (15.05%) Analyst
6 12 (12.90%) Senior Software Tester
7 11 (11.83%) Test Analyst
8 10 (10.75%) C# Developer
9 8 (8.60%) QA Tester
10 7 (7.53%) .NET Developer
10 7 (7.53%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (7.53%) Automated Tester
10 7 (7.53%) Automation Tester
11 6 (6.45%) Test Leader
12 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 5 (5.38%) Test Manager
12 5 (5.38%) Senior QA Tester
12 5 (5.38%) Senior Automation Tester
13 4 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
13 4 (4.30%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.03%) .NET
2 16 (17.20%) HTML
3 12 (12.90%) Web Services
3 12 (12.90%) HTML5
4 10 (10.75%) WCF
4 10 (10.75%) SOAP
4 10 (10.75%) MSMQ
4 10 (10.75%) Gherkin
4 10 (10.75%) RESTful
5 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (6.45%) REST
6 6 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (5.38%) Silverlight
7 5 (5.38%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (4.30%) NHibernate
8 4 (4.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.45%) Open Source
3 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.23%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.08%) UNIX
2 1 (1.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.08%) Android
2 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.01%) Scrum
3 34 (36.56%) Test Strategy
4 29 (31.18%) Software Testing
5 27 (29.03%) Test Scripting
6 21 (22.58%) E-Commerce
7 18 (19.35%) OO
7 18 (19.35%) Test Management
7 18 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 17 (18.28%) TDD
9 16 (17.20%) BDD
10 15 (16.13%) Test Automation
11 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
11 14 (15.05%) Line Management
12 12 (12.90%) OOD
13 11 (11.83%) OOP
14 10 (10.75%) Performance Testing
14 10 (10.75%) OOA/OOD
14 10 (10.75%) Automation Testing
14 10 (10.75%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) C#
2 19 (20.43%) SQL
3 17 (18.28%) Ruby
4 7 (7.53%) Python
4 7 (7.53%) Java
5 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.38%) Perl
5 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.30%) C++
7 2 (2.15%) VB6
7 2 (2.15%) C
7 2 (2.15%) VB
7 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.15%) VBA
7 2 (2.15%) Lisp
8 1 (1.08%) VBScript
8 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) ISEB
2 15 (16.13%) Degree
3 9 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (43.01%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) Telerik
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle
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