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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 92 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 38 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.10% 1.68% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.03% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 20 11
Average salary £53,500 £38,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.06% +35.96%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1528 1330 1247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.37% 82.92% 79.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 1166 1098
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 1 August 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 65 (73.86%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (47.73%) WebDriver
3 38 (43.18%) Selenium
4 36 (40.91%) Open Source
5 35 (39.77%) JUnit
6 33 (37.50%) Waterfall
7 30 (34.09%) QA
8 28 (31.82%) Scrum
9 26 (29.55%) SQL
10 25 (28.41%) V-Model
11 23 (26.14%) C#
12 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
13 21 (23.86%) Test Strategy
14 19 (21.59%) Cucumber
14 19 (21.59%) Java
15 18 (20.45%) Automated Testing
16 17 (19.32%) Test Scripting
16 17 (19.32%) User Stories
17 16 (18.18%) Ruby
18 15 (17.05%) FitNesse
18 15 (17.05%) Degree
18 15 (17.05%) Automation Testing
19 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
19 13 (14.77%) Test Management
19 13 (14.77%) Web Services
20 12 (13.64%) Finance
21 11 (12.50%) UNIX
21 11 (12.50%) Python
21 11 (12.50%) BDD
22 10 (11.36%) SoapUI

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) SaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Wireshark
1 3 (3.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (47.73%) WebDriver
2 38 (43.18%) Selenium
3 35 (39.77%) JUnit
4 19 (21.59%) Cucumber
5 15 (17.05%) FitNesse
6 10 (11.36%) SoapUI
7 9 (10.23%) JMeter
8 8 (9.09%) JBehave
9 7 (7.95%) TestNG
9 7 (7.95%) Ranorex
10 6 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (6.82%) LoadRunner
10 6 (6.82%) WATIR
11 5 (5.68%) MbUnit
11 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.41%) Fiddler
12 3 (3.41%) JIRA
12 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
13 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
13 2 (2.27%) Maven
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 22 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 17 (19.32%) Tester
3 13 (14.77%) QA Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Analyst
4 12 (13.64%) Senior Tester
5 11 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (11.36%) QA Tester
7 9 (10.23%) Automation Tester
8 8 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
8 8 (9.09%) Senior QA Tester
9 7 (7.95%) Software Engineer
9 7 (7.95%) Test Analyst
9 7 (7.95%) QA Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) Test Manager
11 5 (5.68%) Quality Analyst
11 5 (5.68%) Team Leader
11 5 (5.68%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (5.68%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Web Services
2 8 (9.09%) HTML
2 8 (9.09%) HTML5
2 8 (9.09%) Silverlight
3 6 (6.82%) SOAP
4 4 (4.55%) .NET
5 3 (3.41%) REST
6 2 (2.27%) XML
7 1 (1.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (40.91%) Open Source
2 5 (5.68%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.27%) Xbox
4 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) UNIX
2 9 (10.23%) Linux
3 8 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (73.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 28 (31.82%) Scrum
4 25 (28.41%) V-Model
5 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 21 (23.86%) Test Strategy
7 18 (20.45%) Automated Testing
8 17 (19.32%) Test Scripting
8 17 (19.32%) User Stories
9 15 (17.05%) Automation Testing
10 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
10 13 (14.77%) Test Management
11 11 (12.50%) BDD
12 10 (11.36%) Kanban
13 7 (7.95%) Project Management
14 6 (6.82%) Validation
14 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (5.68%) Manual Testing
15 5 (5.68%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.55%) SQL
2 23 (26.14%) C#
3 19 (21.59%) Java
4 16 (18.18%) Ruby
5 11 (12.50%) Python
6 10 (11.36%) Perl
7 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.27%) XAML
8 2 (2.27%) PHP
8 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Degree
2 10 (11.36%) ISEB
3 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.95%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) HP
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.27%) ForgeRock
3 2 (2.27%) Facebook
3 2 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (1.14%) SAP
4 1 (1.14%) IBM
4 1 (1.14%) Compuware
4 1 (1.14%) Empirix
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