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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 69 75 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 58 45 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.04% 2.64% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 3.05% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 53 23 26
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
1593 1473 1361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.49% 86.29% 78.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1172 1195
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 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.88%) Selenium
3 35 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 30 (35.29%) Java
5 27 (31.76%) C#
5 27 (31.76%) Degree
5 27 (31.76%) Open Source
6 26 (30.59%) WebDriver
7 25 (29.41%) QA
8 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
9 22 (25.88%) JUnit
10 21 (24.71%) SQL
11 20 (23.53%) Mentoring
12 19 (22.35%) Scrum
12 19 (22.35%) Test Management
12 19 (22.35%) TestNG
13 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
13 18 (21.18%) Finance
13 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
14 17 (20.00%) ISEB
15 16 (18.82%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (17.65%) Windows
16 15 (17.65%) Waterfall
17 14 (16.47%) Test Strategy
17 14 (16.47%) Oracle
17 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
18 13 (15.29%) V-Model
19 12 (14.12%) Product Management
19 12 (14.12%) Validation
19 12 (14.12%) Identity Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) MS Access
3 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.53%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (45.88%) Selenium
2 26 (30.59%) WebDriver
3 22 (25.88%) JUnit
4 19 (22.35%) TestNG
5 16 (18.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 7 (8.24%) SpecFlow
7 7 (8.24%) Eclipse
7 7 (8.24%) NUnit
8 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.53%) JBehave
9 3 (3.53%) MbUnit
9 3 (3.53%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.71%) Advertising
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Test Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 14 (16.47%) Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.29%) Test Team Leader
4 13 (15.29%) Team Leader
5 12 (14.12%) Tester
6 9 (10.59%) Developer
6 9 (10.59%) Automation Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.24%) Test Automation Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Automated Tester
9 6 (7.06%) Automation Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) Test Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Test Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) RESTful
2 3 (3.53%) REST
3 2 (2.35%) SOAP
3 2 (2.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) CSS
4 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.76%) Open Source
2 11 (12.94%) Xbox
3 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Replication
5 1 (1.18%) Statistics
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) UNIX
3 8 (9.41%) Windows 8
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
4 20 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 19 (22.35%) Test Management
5 19 (22.35%) Scrum
6 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
7 15 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 14 (16.47%) Test Strategy
9 13 (15.29%) V-Model
10 12 (14.12%) Product Management
10 12 (14.12%) Validation
10 12 (14.12%) Identity Management
10 12 (14.12%) Test Planning
11 10 (11.76%) Automated Testing
12 9 (10.59%) Unit Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Performance Testing
13 8 (9.41%) MVVM
13 8 (9.41%) System Testing
13 8 (9.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) Java
2 27 (31.76%) C#
3 21 (24.71%) SQL
4 10 (11.76%) Python
4 10 (11.76%) Ruby
5 8 (9.41%) Groovy
5 8 (9.41%) XAML
6 7 (8.24%) Perl
7 4 (4.71%) C++
7 4 (4.71%) VB
7 4 (4.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) Degree
2 17 (20.00%) ISEB
3 12 (14.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) VCP4
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.41%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.47%) Oracle
3 12 (14.12%) ForgeRock
4 11 (12.94%) Google
4 11 (12.94%) Facebook
5 8 (9.41%) Xamarin
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