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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 68 70 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 49 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.50% 2.67% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 3.12% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 25
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1601 1573 1430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.64% 85.77% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1257 1250
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 31 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 53 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.96%) Selenium
3 38 (41.76%) Java
4 36 (39.56%) Degree
5 33 (36.26%) QA
6 32 (35.16%) Open Source
7 30 (32.97%) C#
8 27 (29.67%) WebDriver
9 26 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 26 (28.57%) Software Testing
10 22 (24.18%) JUnit
11 20 (21.98%) Scrum
12 19 (20.88%) Mentoring
13 18 (19.78%) ForgeRock
13 18 (19.78%) Identity Management
13 18 (19.78%) SQL
13 18 (19.78%) Windows
13 18 (19.78%) Test Scripting
13 18 (19.78%) TestNG
13 18 (19.78%) Product Management
14 17 (18.68%) Google
14 17 (18.68%) Facebook
15 16 (17.58%) Test Management
15 16 (17.58%) Finance
16 15 (16.48%) Cucumber
16 15 (16.48%) Xbox
17 14 (15.38%) Waterfall
17 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
18 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
18 13 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.40%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (43.96%) Selenium
2 27 (29.67%) WebDriver
3 22 (24.18%) JUnit
4 18 (19.78%) TestNG
5 15 (16.48%) Cucumber
6 10 (10.99%) Eclipse
7 9 (9.89%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (7.69%) NUnit
8 7 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.69%) JBehave
9 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.49%) MbUnit
10 5 (5.49%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
12 3 (3.30%) Maven
13 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Marketing
3 4 (4.40%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.40%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.40%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 24 (26.37%) QA Engineer
3 15 (16.48%) Analyst
3 15 (16.48%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.19%) Test Team Leader
4 12 (13.19%) Team Leader
4 12 (13.19%) Developer
5 8 (8.79%) Automation Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Tester
7 6 (6.59%) Test Specialist
7 6 (6.59%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Automation Specialist
7 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Specialist
8 5 (5.49%) Test Automation Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Test Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) RESTful
2 6 (6.59%) .NET
3 5 (5.49%) REST
3 5 (5.49%) Web Services
4 3 (3.30%) Spring
4 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.20%) SOAP
6 1 (1.10%) HTML
6 1 (1.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (35.16%) Open Source
2 15 (16.48%) Xbox
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Statistics
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) UNIX
3 8 (8.79%) Windows 8
3 8 (8.79%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (58.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 26 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 20 (21.98%) Scrum
4 19 (20.88%) Mentoring
5 18 (19.78%) Test Scripting
5 18 (19.78%) Product Management
5 18 (19.78%) Identity Management
6 16 (17.58%) Test Management
7 14 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 13 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 12 (13.19%) V-Model
10 11 (12.09%) Validation
10 11 (12.09%) Test Planning
11 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.79%) MVVM
12 8 (8.79%) System Testing
12 8 (8.79%) TDD
12 8 (8.79%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.76%) Java
2 30 (32.97%) C#
3 18 (19.78%) SQL
4 11 (12.09%) Python
4 11 (12.09%) Ruby
5 8 (8.79%) Groovy
5 8 (8.79%) XAML
6 7 (7.69%) Perl
7 5 (5.49%) C++
8 2 (2.20%) VB
8 2 (2.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (39.56%) Degree
2 10 (10.99%) ISEB
3 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (36.26%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) ForgeRock
2 17 (18.68%) Google
2 17 (18.68%) Facebook
3 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.19%) Oracle
5 8 (8.79%) Xamarin
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CPS Group
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £35 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, BRIST, GB
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Posted: 24 days ago