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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 84 85 92
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 46 42 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.36% 2.10% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 2.48% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 46 37 26
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £35,200 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1583 1691 1421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.26% 84.63% 81.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1362 1240
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 61 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (45.63%) Java
3 45 (43.69%) Degree
4 42 (40.78%) QA
5 40 (38.83%) C#
6 38 (36.89%) Selenium
7 36 (34.95%) Software Engineering
8 31 (30.10%) Open Source
9 24 (23.30%) Product Management
9 24 (23.30%) Windows
10 23 (22.33%) Identity Management
10 23 (22.33%) WebDriver
10 23 (22.33%) ForgeRock
11 22 (21.36%) Cucumber
12 21 (20.39%) Google
12 21 (20.39%) Facebook
13 20 (19.42%) Test Scripting
13 20 (19.42%) Scrum
14 19 (18.45%) Software Testing
14 19 (18.45%) Xbox
15 18 (17.48%) SQL
16 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
17 16 (15.53%) JUnit
18 15 (14.56%) Finance
19 14 (13.59%) Eclipse
19 14 (13.59%) Unit Testing
19 14 (13.59%) Ruby
20 13 (12.62%) TDD
20 13 (12.62%) Pair Programming
20 13 (12.62%) System Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) MySQL
2 6 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (36.89%) Selenium
2 23 (22.33%) WebDriver
3 22 (21.36%) Cucumber
4 16 (15.53%) JUnit
5 14 (13.59%) Eclipse
6 12 (11.65%) TestNG
7 11 (10.68%) JBehave
8 8 (7.77%) SpecFlow
8 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
9 7 (6.80%) NUnit
9 7 (6.80%) Maven
9 7 (6.80%) MbUnit
9 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
10 5 (4.85%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (3.88%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.97%) Calabash
General
1 15 (14.56%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Marketing
3 4 (3.88%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.88%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Games
5 1 (0.97%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (36.89%) Test Engineer
2 32 (31.07%) QA Engineer
3 22 (21.36%) Developer
4 16 (15.53%) Analyst
4 16 (15.53%) Test Analyst
5 13 (12.62%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) UI Programmer
7 7 (6.80%) Automation Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) UI Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Test Specialist
8 6 (5.83%) Test Automation Specialist
8 6 (5.83%) Automation Specialist
9 5 (4.85%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.85%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (3.88%) Automated Test Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) Web Services
2 12 (11.65%) RESTful
3 9 (8.74%) .NET
4 7 (6.80%) Spring
5 5 (4.85%) REST
5 5 (4.85%) SOAP
6 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.97%) XML
7 1 (0.97%) CSS
7 1 (0.97%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (30.10%) Open Source
2 19 (18.45%) Xbox
3 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.30%) Windows
2 13 (12.62%) Windows 8
2 13 (12.62%) Windows Phone
3 11 (10.68%) UNIX
4 8 (7.77%) Android
4 8 (7.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.95%) Software Engineering
3 24 (23.30%) Product Management
4 23 (22.33%) Identity Management
5 20 (19.42%) Test Scripting
5 20 (19.42%) Scrum
6 19 (18.45%) Software Testing
7 14 (13.59%) Unit Testing
8 13 (12.62%) TDD
8 13 (12.62%) Pair Programming
8 13 (12.62%) System Testing
8 13 (12.62%) MVVM
8 13 (12.62%) Mentoring
9 12 (11.65%) Test Management
10 9 (8.74%) Automation Testing
11 8 (7.77%) V-Model
11 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.77%) Performance Testing
12 7 (6.80%) Multithreading
12 7 (6.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 47 (45.63%) Java
2 40 (38.83%) C#
3 18 (17.48%) SQL
4 14 (13.59%) Ruby
5 13 (12.62%) Python
5 13 (12.62%) XAML
6 8 (7.77%) Groovy
7 7 (6.80%) Perl
8 5 (4.85%) C++
9 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.97%) VB
9 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (43.69%) Degree
2 10 (9.71%) ISEB
3 7 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (40.78%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) ForgeRock
2 21 (20.39%) Google
2 21 (20.39%) Facebook
3 13 (12.62%) Xamarin
4 11 (10.68%) Oracle
5 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
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