The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 99 95
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 51 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.65% 1.66% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 1.93% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 46 15 26
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £37,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
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
1619 1502 1327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.15% 86.07% 77.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1319 1234 1158
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Bristol

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 52 (65.82%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (51.90%) Software Testing
3 38 (48.10%) Selenium
4 25 (31.65%) Open Source
4 25 (31.65%) JUnit
5 24 (30.38%) Test Management
5 24 (30.38%) Degree
6 23 (29.11%) Test Scripting
7 22 (27.85%) WebDriver
7 22 (27.85%) Java
7 22 (27.85%) Finance
7 22 (27.85%) Mentoring
8 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
8 21 (26.58%) TestNG
8 21 (26.58%) QA
9 20 (25.32%) Waterfall
9 20 (25.32%) ISEB
9 20 (25.32%) C#
10 18 (22.78%) SQL
10 18 (22.78%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (21.52%) Scrum
11 17 (21.52%) V-Model
11 17 (21.52%) Test Strategy
12 16 (20.25%) Validation
12 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
12 16 (20.25%) Oracle
12 16 (20.25%) Windows
12 16 (20.25%) Test Planning
13 14 (17.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) MS Access
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (48.10%) Selenium
2 25 (31.65%) JUnit
3 22 (27.85%) WebDriver
4 21 (26.58%) TestNG
5 18 (22.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.33%) NUnit
7 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
7 5 (6.33%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.80%) JBehave
9 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Advertising
2 4 (5.06%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.06%) Banking
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.53%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Test Team Leader
1 17 (21.52%) Team Leader
2 15 (18.99%) Tester
3 12 (15.19%) Test Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) QA Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) Test Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) Senior Tester
6 9 (11.39%) Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Automated Tester
7 8 (10.13%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Automation Analyst
8 7 (8.86%) Test Automation Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Automation Specialist
9 5 (6.33%) Test Automation Specialist
9 5 (6.33%) Test Specialist
10 4 (5.06%) Software Tester
10 4 (5.06%) Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) HTML
2 1 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.65%) Open Source
2 6 (7.59%) Xbox
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) Windows
2 8 (10.13%) Windows 8
2 8 (10.13%) Windows Phone
2 8 (10.13%) UNIX
3 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.82%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (51.90%) Software Testing
3 24 (30.38%) Test Management
4 23 (29.11%) Test Scripting
5 22 (27.85%) Mentoring
6 20 (25.32%) Waterfall
7 17 (21.52%) Scrum
7 17 (21.52%) V-Model
7 17 (21.52%) Test Strategy
8 16 (20.25%) Validation
8 16 (20.25%) Test Planning
9 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
10 11 (13.92%) Automated Testing
11 10 (12.66%) Line Management
12 9 (11.39%) Unit Testing
13 8 (10.13%) MVVM
13 8 (10.13%) System Testing
13 8 (10.13%) TDD
13 8 (10.13%) Pair Programming
14 7 (8.86%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) Java
2 20 (25.32%) C#
3 18 (22.78%) SQL
4 8 (10.13%) XAML
5 7 (8.86%) Python
5 7 (8.86%) Ruby
6 6 (7.59%) Groovy
7 5 (6.33%) Perl
8 4 (5.06%) C++
8 4 (5.06%) VB
8 4 (5.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) Degree
2 20 (25.32%) ISEB
3 14 (17.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.58%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.25%) Oracle
3 8 (10.13%) Xamarin
4 7 (8.86%) ForgeRock
5 6 (7.59%) Facebook
5 6 (7.59%) Google
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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CPS Group
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago