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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 84 72 95
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 44 55 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.17% 2.73% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 3.22% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 43 40 33
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,800 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1653 1710 1486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.39% 84.82% 80.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1375 1364 1277
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.21%) Java
3 41 (43.16%) Degree
4 39 (41.05%) QA
4 39 (41.05%) Selenium
5 35 (36.84%) Open Source
6 33 (34.74%) C#
7 30 (31.58%) Software Engineering
8 28 (29.47%) WebDriver
9 24 (25.26%) Software Testing
10 22 (23.16%) JUnit
11 21 (22.11%) Scrum
11 21 (22.11%) Identity Management
11 21 (22.11%) Google
11 21 (22.11%) Product Management
11 21 (22.11%) Facebook
11 21 (22.11%) ForgeRock
12 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 19 (20.00%) Windows
13 18 (18.95%) TestNG
14 17 (17.89%) Cucumber
14 17 (17.89%) Test Scripting
14 17 (17.89%) Xbox
15 16 (16.84%) Test Management
15 16 (16.84%) SQL
16 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
17 14 (14.74%) Finance
17 14 (14.74%) Waterfall
18 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
18 12 (12.63%) V-Model

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (41.05%) Selenium
2 28 (29.47%) WebDriver
3 22 (23.16%) JUnit
4 18 (18.95%) TestNG
5 17 (17.89%) Cucumber
6 11 (11.58%) Eclipse
7 8 (8.42%) JBehave
8 7 (7.37%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.37%) NUnit
8 7 (7.37%) Visual Studio
9 6 (6.32%) MbUnit
10 5 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
11 4 (4.21%) Maven
12 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Marketing
3 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.05%) Law
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (34.74%) Test Engineer
2 29 (30.53%) QA Engineer
3 16 (16.84%) Analyst
3 16 (16.84%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.74%) Developer
5 11 (11.58%) Test Team Leader
5 11 (11.58%) Team Leader
6 9 (9.47%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Automation Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Test Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Test Automation Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Automation Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Test Automation Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Test Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) UI Programmer
10 3 (3.16%) Automated Test Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) RESTful
2 8 (8.42%) Web Services
3 6 (6.32%) .NET
4 5 (5.26%) REST
5 4 (4.21%) SOAP
5 4 (4.21%) Spring
6 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.05%) XML
7 1 (1.05%) HTML
7 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (36.84%) Open Source
2 17 (17.89%) Xbox
3 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.05%) Replication
4 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) UNIX
3 9 (9.47%) Windows 8
3 9 (9.47%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 24 (25.26%) Software Testing
4 21 (22.11%) Identity Management
4 21 (22.11%) Scrum
4 21 (22.11%) Product Management
5 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 17 (17.89%) Test Scripting
7 16 (16.84%) Test Management
8 14 (14.74%) Waterfall
9 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
9 12 (12.63%) V-Model
10 11 (11.58%) Validation
10 11 (11.58%) Test Planning
11 10 (10.53%) Unit Testing
12 9 (9.47%) MVVM
12 9 (9.47%) System Testing
12 9 (9.47%) TDD
12 9 (9.47%) Pair Programming
13 8 (8.42%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (44.21%) Java
2 33 (34.74%) C#
3 16 (16.84%) SQL
4 12 (12.63%) Python
4 12 (12.63%) Ruby
5 9 (9.47%) XAML
6 8 (8.42%) Groovy
7 7 (7.37%) Perl
8 5 (5.26%) C++
9 1 (1.05%) VB
9 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (43.16%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) ISEB
3 6 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (41.05%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Google
1 21 (22.11%) Facebook
1 21 (22.11%) ForgeRock
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.47%) Xamarin
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