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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 117 111 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 12 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.62% 0.84% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.98% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 7
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £35,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
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
1593 1727 1435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 82.07% 85.20% 82.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1393 1256
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Selenium
3 12 (52.17%) QA
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 9 (39.13%) C#
5 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Scrum
5 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
6 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (26.09%) BDD
8 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
9 5 (21.74%) ISEB
9 5 (21.74%) C++
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
9 5 (21.74%) JBehave
9 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Kanban
10 4 (17.39%) RESTful
10 4 (17.39%) User Stories
10 4 (17.39%) .NET
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
10 4 (17.39%) JUnit

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
2 5 (21.74%) JBehave
2 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
3 4 (17.39%) JUnit
3 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.04%) MbUnit
5 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.35%) NetBeans
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) QA Automation Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) RESTful
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.04%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Swing
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Wiki
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Scrum
2 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
5 6 (26.09%) BDD
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Kanban
7 4 (17.39%) User Stories
7 4 (17.39%) OO
8 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Mobile Marketing
8 3 (13.04%) Open Source
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 3 (13.04%) People Management
8 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) Groovy
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft