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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 100 95 104
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 33 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.49% 1.93% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.30% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 10
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1536 1437 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 82.01% 83.89% 75.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1271 1246 1040
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) Selenium
3 33 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 33 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 30 (45.45%) Open Source
4 30 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 29 (43.94%) JUnit
6 28 (42.42%) Mentoring
7 24 (36.36%) V-Model
8 19 (28.79%) Test Management
9 17 (25.76%) SQL
9 17 (25.76%) Test Strategy
10 15 (22.73%) ISEB
10 15 (22.73%) Finance
11 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
12 13 (19.70%) Scrum
12 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
13 12 (18.18%) Automated Testing
13 12 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
13 12 (18.18%) Java
14 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 11 (16.67%) User Stories
15 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
15 10 (15.15%) TestNG
15 10 (15.15%) Validation
16 9 (13.64%) QA
16 9 (13.64%) C#
16 9 (13.64%) Oracle
16 9 (13.64%) Automation Testing
17 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) MS Access
2 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (54.55%) Selenium
2 33 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 29 (43.94%) JUnit
4 12 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (15.15%) TestNG
6 8 (12.12%) Cucumber
7 7 (10.61%) FitNesse
8 5 (7.58%) JMeter
9 4 (6.06%) Ranorex
9 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.55%) JBehave
10 3 (4.55%) WATIR
11 1 (1.52%) MbUnit
11 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Games
2 3 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Tester
2 16 (24.24%) Test Leader
3 14 (21.21%) Senior Tester
4 11 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
4 11 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 8 (12.12%) Automated Tester
6 7 (10.61%) Test Manager
6 7 (10.61%) Software Tester
6 7 (10.61%) Test Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (7.58%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) QA Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) QA Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Test Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) QA Tester
11 2 (3.03%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (1.52%) HTML5
4 1 (1.52%) J2EE
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 30 (45.45%) Open Source
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) UNIX
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 30 (45.45%) Waterfall
4 28 (42.42%) Mentoring
5 24 (36.36%) V-Model
6 19 (28.79%) Test Management
7 17 (25.76%) Test Strategy
8 13 (19.70%) Scrum
8 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
9 12 (18.18%) Automated Testing
10 11 (16.67%) User Stories
11 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
11 10 (15.15%) Validation
12 9 (13.64%) Automation Testing
13 8 (12.12%) Line Management
14 6 (9.09%) Kanban
14 6 (9.09%) Coaching
15 5 (7.58%) Dependency Management
15 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) SQL
2 12 (18.18%) Java
3 9 (13.64%) C#
4 5 (7.58%) Ruby
5 3 (4.55%) VB
5 3 (4.55%) VBA
6 2 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) ISEB
2 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.55%) Sun Certification
6 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) ForgeRock
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