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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 73 80 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 64 37 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.39% 2.08% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 2.41% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55 25 16
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £56,900 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
1670 1538 1333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 88.36% 86.55% 84.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1211 1166
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 78 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.78%) Java
3 47 (43.52%) Software Engineering
4 46 (42.59%) Degree
5 44 (40.74%) QA
6 43 (39.81%) Open Source
7 31 (28.70%) TDD
7 31 (28.70%) Windows
7 31 (28.70%) Product Management
8 28 (25.93%) C#
9 25 (23.15%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (22.22%) Selenium
10 24 (22.22%) Maven
11 22 (20.37%) SDLC
12 20 (18.52%) Facebook
12 20 (18.52%) Test Scripting
12 20 (18.52%) Google
13 19 (17.59%) Identity Management
13 19 (17.59%) Xbox
14 18 (16.67%) Apple iOS
14 18 (16.67%) Android
14 18 (16.67%) SQL
15 16 (14.81%) Web Services
15 16 (14.81%) XAML
15 16 (14.81%) Scrum
15 16 (14.81%) Unit Testing
15 16 (14.81%) Pair Programming
15 16 (14.81%) MVVM
15 16 (14.81%) Cucumber
15 16 (14.81%) Windows 8

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (0.93%) JBoss
1 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.93%) Alfresco
1 1 (0.93%) Mule
1 1 (0.93%) Confluence
1 1 (0.93%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (0.93%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (22.22%) Maven
1 24 (22.22%) Selenium
2 16 (14.81%) Cucumber
3 15 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 15 (13.89%) JUnit
4 12 (11.11%) TestNG
4 12 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 11 (10.19%) JBehave
6 9 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.56%) MbUnit
8 4 (3.70%) JIRA
8 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.93%) Calabash
10 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.93%) FindBugs
10 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.93%) Ant
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Games
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
3 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (37.96%) Test Engineer
2 31 (28.70%) Developer
3 30 (27.78%) QA Engineer
4 16 (14.81%) Analyst
4 16 (14.81%) Test Analyst
5 15 (13.89%) Software Developer
5 15 (13.89%) Software Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Lead Software Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Applications Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Tester
8 9 (8.33%) Lead Developer
8 9 (8.33%) UI Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Lead Software Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Software Applications Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) UI Programmer
9 6 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.81%) Web Services
2 14 (12.96%) Spring
3 12 (11.11%) .NET
4 11 (10.19%) RESTful
5 6 (5.56%) HTML
5 6 (5.56%) SOAP
6 5 (4.63%) XML
6 5 (4.63%) REST
7 4 (3.70%) Twisted
8 3 (2.78%) Grails
9 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.85%) Middleware
9 2 (1.85%) JSON
10 1 (0.93%) JSTL
10 1 (0.93%) Dojo
10 1 (0.93%) Apache Axis
10 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.93%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.59%) Xbox
2 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) PlayStation
3 4 (3.70%) User Experience
4 2 (1.85%) Clustering
4 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.70%) Windows
2 18 (16.67%) Android
2 18 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 16 (14.81%) Windows 8
3 16 (14.81%) Windows Phone
4 9 (8.33%) Linux
5 8 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (43.52%) Software Engineering
3 43 (39.81%) Open Source
4 31 (28.70%) TDD
4 31 (28.70%) Product Management
5 25 (23.15%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (20.37%) SDLC
7 20 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 19 (17.59%) Identity Management
9 16 (14.81%) Scrum
9 16 (14.81%) Pair Programming
9 16 (14.81%) Unit Testing
9 16 (14.81%) MVVM
10 15 (13.89%) System Testing
10 15 (13.89%) Android Development
10 15 (13.89%) iOS Development
11 13 (12.04%) Software Testing
12 10 (9.26%) Automated Testing
12 10 (9.26%) Test Management
12 10 (9.26%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 57 (52.78%) Java
2 28 (25.93%) C#
3 18 (16.67%) SQL
4 16 (14.81%) XAML
5 15 (13.89%) Ruby
6 11 (10.19%) C++
7 8 (7.41%) Python
8 7 (6.48%) Groovy
9 5 (4.63%) VB
9 5 (4.63%) C
10 4 (3.70%) Perl
10 4 (3.70%) Tcl
11 3 (2.78%) XQuery
12 1 (0.93%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (42.59%) Degree
2 10 (9.26%) ISEB
3 4 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (40.74%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (18.52%) Google
1 20 (18.52%) Facebook
2 16 (14.81%) Xamarin
3 15 (13.89%) ForgeRock
4 9 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.93%) NorthgateArinso
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago