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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 73 80 88
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 67 39 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.60% 2.13% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 2.46% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 59 28 22
Average salary £42,500 £53,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.56% +33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £36,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £53,500 £42,800
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
1635 1588 1362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 87.90% 86.87% 84.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1251 1203
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 27 July 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 72 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (55.65%) Java
3 50 (43.48%) Degree
4 48 (41.74%) Software Engineering
5 46 (40.00%) QA
5 46 (40.00%) Open Source
6 36 (31.30%) C#
7 34 (29.57%) Product Management
8 31 (26.96%) Selenium
9 30 (26.09%) Windows
10 28 (24.35%) TDD
11 25 (21.74%) Identity Management
11 25 (21.74%) SQL
11 25 (21.74%) Xbox
12 24 (20.87%) Facebook
12 24 (20.87%) Google
13 23 (20.00%) Maven
13 23 (20.00%) SDLC
14 22 (19.13%) ForgeRock
15 20 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (15.65%) Web Services
16 18 (15.65%) Scrum
16 18 (15.65%) Cucumber
17 17 (14.78%) Test Scripting
17 17 (14.78%) Ruby
18 16 (13.91%) JUnit
18 16 (13.91%) Android
18 16 (13.91%) Apple iOS
19 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
19 15 (13.04%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (0.87%) JBoss
1 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.87%) Alfresco
1 1 (0.87%) Mule
1 1 (0.87%) Confluence
1 1 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (0.87%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.48%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (26.96%) Selenium
2 23 (20.00%) Maven
3 18 (15.65%) Cucumber
4 16 (13.91%) JUnit
5 14 (12.17%) WebDriver
5 14 (12.17%) Jenkins
6 13 (11.30%) TestNG
7 12 (10.43%) Git (software)
8 11 (9.57%) JBehave
8 11 (9.57%) Eclipse
9 9 (7.83%) Visual Studio
9 9 (7.83%) MbUnit
10 5 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (2.61%) JIRA
11 3 (2.61%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.74%) NUnit
13 1 (0.87%) Ant
13 1 (0.87%) Checkstyle
13 1 (0.87%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.87%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Games
3 5 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (41.74%) Test Engineer
2 34 (29.57%) QA Engineer
3 29 (25.22%) Developer
4 18 (15.65%) Analyst
4 18 (15.65%) Test Analyst
5 14 (12.17%) Software Developer
6 13 (11.30%) Software Engineer
7 11 (9.57%) Lead Software Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.83%) UI Developer
8 9 (7.83%) UI Programmer
9 8 (6.96%) Software Applications Engineer
9 8 (6.96%) Lead Software Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Applications Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Lead Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Tester
10 7 (6.09%) Automation Tester
10 7 (6.09%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.65%) Web Services
2 14 (12.17%) Spring
2 14 (12.17%) RESTful
3 13 (11.30%) .NET
4 8 (6.96%) SOAP
4 8 (6.96%) REST
5 6 (5.22%) HTML
6 5 (4.35%) XML
7 3 (2.61%) Twisted
7 3 (2.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.61%) Grails
8 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.74%) JSON
9 1 (0.87%) JSTL
9 1 (0.87%) Dojo
9 1 (0.87%) Apache Axis
9 1 (0.87%) JSF
9 1 (0.87%) Ajax
9 1 (0.87%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Xbox
2 5 (4.35%) PlayStation
3 4 (3.48%) User Experience
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.74%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.87%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.09%) Windows
2 16 (13.91%) Android
2 16 (13.91%) Apple iOS
3 14 (12.17%) Windows 8
3 14 (12.17%) Windows Phone
4 9 (7.83%) UNIX
5 8 (6.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.74%) Software Engineering
3 46 (40.00%) Open Source
4 34 (29.57%) Product Management
5 28 (24.35%) TDD
6 25 (21.74%) Identity Management
7 23 (20.00%) SDLC
8 20 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (15.65%) Scrum
10 17 (14.78%) Test Scripting
11 15 (13.04%) Software Testing
12 14 (12.17%) Pair Programming
12 14 (12.17%) Unit Testing
12 14 (12.17%) System Testing
12 14 (12.17%) MVVM
12 14 (12.17%) Android Development
12 14 (12.17%) iOS Development
13 10 (8.70%) Multithreading
14 9 (7.83%) Automated Testing
15 8 (6.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 64 (55.65%) Java
2 36 (31.30%) C#
3 25 (21.74%) SQL
4 17 (14.78%) Ruby
5 14 (12.17%) XAML
6 10 (8.70%) Python
6 10 (8.70%) C++
7 8 (6.96%) Groovy
8 5 (4.35%) VB
8 5 (4.35%) C
8 5 (4.35%) Perl
9 3 (2.61%) XQuery
9 3 (2.61%) Tcl
10 1 (0.87%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (43.48%) Degree
2 9 (7.83%) ISEB
3 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) Docker
Vendors
1 24 (20.87%) Google
1 24 (20.87%) Facebook
2 22 (19.13%) ForgeRock
3 14 (12.17%) Xamarin
4 11 (9.57%) Oracle
5 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.87%) NorthgateArinso
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago