The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 70 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.72% 1.60% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.01% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 39 29 26
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £26,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £44,400 £43,448
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1679 1444 1392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.04% 79.73% 76.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1247 1210
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
South West

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 18 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (47.50%) Selenium
3 37 (46.25%) C#
4 35 (43.75%) SQL
5 29 (36.25%) QA
6 28 (35.00%) Degree
6 28 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 25 (31.25%) WebDriver
7 25 (31.25%) Web Services
8 22 (27.50%) Scrum
9 20 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 19 (23.75%) Automated Testing
11 18 (22.50%) Pair Programming
11 18 (22.50%) Cucumber
11 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
11 18 (22.50%) Windows
12 17 (21.25%) SOAP
12 17 (21.25%) Digital Media
13 16 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 15 (18.75%) BDD
15 14 (17.50%) Java
16 13 (16.25%) JUnit
16 13 (16.25%) Visual Studio
16 13 (16.25%) Finance
16 13 (16.25%) MbUnit
17 12 (15.00%) Ruby
17 12 (15.00%) TDD
17 12 (15.00%) FitNesse
17 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
18 11 (13.75%) Windows Phone

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) HTTP
1 7 (8.75%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (47.50%) Selenium
2 25 (31.25%) WebDriver
3 18 (22.50%) Cucumber
4 13 (16.25%) JUnit
4 13 (16.25%) Visual Studio
4 13 (16.25%) MbUnit
5 12 (15.00%) FitNesse
6 7 (8.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (8.75%) LoadRunner
6 7 (8.75%) Fiddler
6 7 (8.75%) JBehave
6 7 (8.75%) SpecFlow
6 7 (8.75%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.25%) TestNG
7 5 (6.25%) Maven
8 4 (5.00%) JMeter
9 3 (3.75%) Ranorex
9 3 (3.75%) JIRA
9 3 (3.75%) WATIR
10 2 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (16.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Test Engineer
2 16 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 14 (17.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 13 (16.25%) Software Engineer
5 12 (15.00%) Analyst
6 11 (13.75%) Tester
6 11 (13.75%) QA Engineer
7 10 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
7 10 (12.50%) Junior Developer
7 10 (12.50%) Junior
7 10 (12.50%) Developer
7 10 (12.50%) Software Developer
8 9 (11.25%) Test Analyst
9 8 (10.00%) QA Tester
10 7 (8.75%) Senior Tester
10 7 (8.75%) Automation Tester
10 7 (8.75%) Senior QA Tester
10 7 (8.75%) Senior Automation Tester
11 5 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.25%) Web Services
2 17 (21.25%) SOAP
3 10 (12.50%) REST
4 7 (8.75%) HTML
4 7 (8.75%) .NET
4 7 (8.75%) HTML5
4 7 (8.75%) Silverlight
5 3 (3.75%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Digital Media
2 11 (13.75%) Open Source
3 3 (3.75%) Xbox
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Windows Phone
2 11 (13.75%) Windows 8
3 10 (12.50%) UNIX
4 6 (7.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 22 (27.50%) Scrum
4 20 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 19 (23.75%) Automated Testing
6 18 (22.50%) Pair Programming
7 16 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 15 (18.75%) BDD
9 12 (15.00%) TDD
9 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
10 11 (13.75%) Unit Testing
10 11 (13.75%) System Testing
11 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 10 (12.50%) MVVM
12 9 (11.25%) User Stories
12 9 (11.25%) Manual Testing
13 7 (8.75%) ATDD
14 6 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (7.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.25%) C#
2 35 (43.75%) SQL
3 14 (17.50%) Java
4 12 (15.00%) Ruby
5 10 (12.50%) XAML
6 9 (11.25%) Python
6 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.25%) Perl
7 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.50%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) VBScript
10 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) ISEB
3 7 (8.75%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.25%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (36.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) HP
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (2.50%) Google
4 2 (2.50%) ForgeRock
4 2 (2.50%) Facebook
5 1 (1.25%) Compuware
5 1 (1.25%) Nokia
5 1 (1.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) Empirix
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