The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 128 100 115
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 8 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.42% 0.96% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.11% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 5
Average salary £38,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Automation 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
1670 1538 1333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 88.36% 86.55% 84.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1211 1166
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Bristol

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (30.00%) RESTful
5 6 (30.00%) JBehave
5 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) JUnit
6 5 (25.00%) OO
6 5 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Python
8 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) Spring
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) JSON
8 3 (15.00%) Puppet
8 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (15.00%) Gherkin

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) JBehave
2 6 (30.00%) JUnit
2 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) MbUnit
4 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) NetBeans
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) TestNG
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
1 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Web Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) Mobile Marketing
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) Open Source
8 1 (5.00%) MVVM
8 1 (5.00%) BDD
8 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) XAML
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Xamarin