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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 80 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 40 39 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.20% 2.48% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.97% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 40 29 30
Average salary £38,000 £34,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £48,000 £38,300
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
1525 1311 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.02% 83.34% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1201 1144 1055
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 £28,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (47.78%) QA
2 38 (42.22%) Scrum
3 36 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (33.33%) C#
6 28 (31.11%) .NET
7 25 (27.78%) Software Testing
7 25 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 21 (23.33%) HTML
9 20 (22.22%) Degree
10 19 (21.11%) SQL
11 17 (18.89%) OO
11 17 (18.89%) ISEB
11 17 (18.89%) Test Management
11 17 (18.89%) HTML5
12 16 (17.78%) E-Commerce
12 16 (17.78%) Ruby
12 16 (17.78%) Selenium
13 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 14 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (13.33%) TDD
16 11 (12.22%) BDD
16 11 (12.22%) Automation Testing
16 11 (12.22%) OOD
16 11 (12.22%) Web Services
16 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
17 10 (11.11%) Python
17 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
17 10 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
18 9 (10.00%) Open Source

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.44%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.44%) Big Data
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Selenium
2 10 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.89%) FitNesse
4 8 (8.89%) JMeter
5 7 (7.78%) NUnit
5 7 (7.78%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.78%) Ranorex
6 6 (6.67%) TeamCity
6 6 (6.67%) CruiseControl
6 6 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (6.67%) Moq
7 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.22%) TestComplete
9 2 (2.22%) JIRA
9 2 (2.22%) Calabash
10 1 (1.11%) WATIR
General
1 9 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Legal
3 4 (4.44%) Games
3 4 (4.44%) Law
4 3 (3.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (45.56%) Tester
2 27 (30.00%) Senior Tester
3 18 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 17 (18.89%) Developer
5 13 (14.44%) Analyst
6 12 (13.33%) Senior Software Tester
7 10 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 10 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 10 (11.11%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.89%) C# Developer
8 8 (8.89%) Automation Tester
9 7 (7.78%) Senior Automation Tester
9 7 (7.78%) Senior QA Tester
10 6 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.56%) Test Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
12 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
12 4 (4.44%) Junior
12 4 (4.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.11%) .NET
2 21 (23.33%) HTML
3 17 (18.89%) HTML5
4 11 (12.22%) Web Services
5 7 (7.78%) Silverlight
6 6 (6.67%) RESTful
6 6 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 6 (6.67%) WCF
6 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.67%) MSMQ
6 6 (6.67%) SOAP
7 4 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (4.44%) REST
7 4 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.33%) CSS3
8 3 (3.33%) Middleware
8 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.33%) XML
8 3 (3.33%) CSS
9 2 (2.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (10.00%) Open Source
3 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.33%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Android
3 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.22%) Scrum
2 36 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 25 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 17 (18.89%) Test Management
5 17 (18.89%) OO
6 16 (17.78%) E-Commerce
7 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 12 (13.33%) TDD
9 11 (12.22%) OOD
9 11 (12.22%) BDD
9 11 (12.22%) Automation Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Data Security
12 8 (8.89%) UML
12 8 (8.89%) Scalability Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.78%) OOP
14 6 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.33%) C#
2 19 (21.11%) SQL
3 16 (17.78%) Ruby
4 10 (11.11%) Python
5 9 (10.00%) Perl
5 9 (10.00%) Java
6 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.33%) C++
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
8 2 (2.22%) VB
8 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.22%) VB6
9 1 (1.11%) C
9 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.11%) VBA
9 1 (1.11%) Lisp
9 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Degree
2 17 (18.89%) ISEB
3 7 (7.78%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (47.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) WMI
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (10.00%) Telerik
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £28500 per annum - Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago