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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 87 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 41 43 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.29% 2.68% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 3.20% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 41 35 36
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £39,000 £37,000
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
1497 1342 1243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.58% 83.72% 77.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1246 1171 1078
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 30 September 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 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 63 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (43.18%) Scrum
3 36 (40.91%) QA
4 31 (35.23%) C#
5 30 (34.09%) Test Strategy
6 27 (30.68%) .NET
7 26 (29.55%) Test Scripting
7 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
8 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
9 21 (23.86%) ISEB
10 20 (22.73%) TDD
10 20 (22.73%) Ruby
10 20 (22.73%) Selenium
10 20 (22.73%) BDD
11 19 (21.59%) SQL
11 19 (21.59%) OO
12 18 (20.45%) Cucumber
13 16 (18.18%) SpecFlow
13 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
13 16 (18.18%) Line Management
13 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 15 (17.05%) Finance
14 15 (17.05%) Manual Testing
14 15 (17.05%) Mentoring
15 14 (15.91%) RESTful
15 14 (15.91%) Rhino Mocks
15 14 (15.91%) Moq
15 14 (15.91%) Gherkin
15 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (15.91%) TeamCity

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (3.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 8 (9.09%) Big Data
4 7 (7.95%) MS Access
5 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Selenium
2 18 (20.45%) Cucumber
3 16 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 14 (15.91%) Rhino Mocks
4 14 (15.91%) Moq
4 14 (15.91%) TeamCity
4 14 (15.91%) NUnit
4 14 (15.91%) CruiseControl
5 12 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (9.09%) FitNesse
7 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.82%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.82%) JMeter
7 6 (6.82%) Ranorex
8 4 (4.55%) Calabash
9 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.14%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Games
3 4 (4.55%) Legal
4 3 (3.41%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.27%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (42.05%) Tester
2 22 (25.00%) Senior Tester
3 15 (17.05%) Developer
4 14 (15.91%) Software Tester
5 12 (13.64%) C# Developer
6 11 (12.50%) Analyst
7 10 (11.36%) Senior Software Tester
8 9 (10.23%) Test Analyst
8 9 (10.23%) Automated Tester
9 7 (7.95%) QA Tester
10 6 (6.82%) Team Leader
10 6 (6.82%) Technical Team Leader
10 6 (6.82%) .NET Team Leader
10 6 (6.82%) Automation Tester
10 6 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.82%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.68%) Mobile Tester
11 5 (5.68%) .NET Developer
11 5 (5.68%) Test Manager
12 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.68%) .NET
2 14 (15.91%) SOAP
2 14 (15.91%) Web Services
2 14 (15.91%) MSMQ
2 14 (15.91%) WCF
2 14 (15.91%) RESTful
2 14 (15.91%) Gherkin
3 12 (13.64%) HTML
4 9 (10.23%) HTML5
4 9 (10.23%) REST
5 8 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 8 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (6.82%) NHibernate
6 6 (6.82%) .NET Framework
6 6 (6.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.55%) Silverlight
8 4 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.55%) Open Source
3 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (43.18%) Scrum
3 30 (34.09%) Test Strategy
4 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
4 26 (29.55%) Test Scripting
5 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
6 20 (22.73%) TDD
6 20 (22.73%) BDD
7 19 (21.59%) OO
8 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 16 (18.18%) Line Management
9 15 (17.05%) Mentoring
9 15 (17.05%) Manual Testing
10 14 (15.91%) OOP
10 14 (15.91%) OOA/OOD
10 14 (15.91%) OOD
11 13 (14.77%) Test Management
12 9 (10.23%) Coaching
12 9 (10.23%) Automation Testing
13 8 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.23%) C#
2 20 (22.73%) Ruby
3 19 (21.59%) SQL
4 6 (6.82%) Java
4 6 (6.82%) Python
5 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.55%) Perl
5 4 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (2.27%) VB
6 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.27%) VBA
6 2 (2.27%) C
6 2 (2.27%) Lisp
6 2 (2.27%) VB6
7 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) ISEB
2 11 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (10.23%) Degree
4 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (40.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) Telerik
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago