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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 94 84 96
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.88% 2.06% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.45% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 14
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1564 1306 1228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.04% 84.10% 77.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1144 1058
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 65 (82.28%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (55.70%) WebDriver
3 41 (51.90%) Selenium
4 38 (48.10%) Open Source
5 37 (46.84%) Mentoring
6 36 (45.57%) Waterfall
6 36 (45.57%) JUnit
7 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
8 29 (36.71%) V-Model
9 22 (27.85%) Test Strategy
9 22 (27.85%) SQL
9 22 (27.85%) Scrum
10 17 (21.52%) QA
10 17 (21.52%) Test Management
11 16 (20.25%) C#
11 16 (20.25%) Automated Testing
12 15 (18.99%) Java
12 15 (18.99%) User Stories
13 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
13 14 (17.72%) Finance
14 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
14 13 (16.46%) Cucumber
15 11 (13.92%) Ruby
15 11 (13.92%) FitNesse
15 11 (13.92%) ISEB
16 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.66%) Validation
16 10 (12.66%) TestNG
16 10 (12.66%) Kanban
16 10 (12.66%) Test Planning

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) MS Access
2 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (55.70%) WebDriver
2 41 (51.90%) Selenium
3 36 (45.57%) JUnit
4 13 (16.46%) Cucumber
5 11 (13.92%) FitNesse
6 10 (12.66%) TestNG
7 7 (8.86%) JMeter
7 7 (8.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (7.59%) Ranorex
9 5 (6.33%) JBehave
9 5 (6.33%) WATIR
10 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
10 4 (5.06%) MbUnit
10 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.27%) Calabash
11 1 (1.27%) MonkeyTalk
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Games
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Test Leader
2 20 (25.32%) Tester
3 16 (20.25%) Senior Tester
4 14 (17.72%) Test Engineer
5 10 (12.66%) Test Team Leader
5 10 (12.66%) Team Leader
5 10 (12.66%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) QA Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.59%) Automated Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Automation Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Software Tester
8 6 (7.59%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) QA Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Senior QA Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Automation Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) Web Services
2 5 (6.33%) SOAP
2 5 (6.33%) HTML
2 5 (6.33%) HTML5
2 5 (6.33%) Silverlight
3 3 (3.80%) .NET
4 1 (1.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (48.10%) Open Source
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Xbox
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Linux
1 6 (7.59%) UNIX
2 4 (5.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (82.28%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.84%) Mentoring
3 36 (45.57%) Waterfall
4 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
5 29 (36.71%) V-Model
6 22 (27.85%) Test Strategy
6 22 (27.85%) Scrum
7 17 (21.52%) Test Management
8 16 (20.25%) Automated Testing
9 15 (18.99%) User Stories
10 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
11 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
12 10 (12.66%) Validation
12 10 (12.66%) Kanban
12 10 (12.66%) Test Planning
13 9 (11.39%) Coaching
14 7 (8.86%) Software Engineering
15 6 (7.59%) BDD
15 6 (7.59%) Line Management
16 5 (6.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) SQL
2 16 (20.25%) C#
3 15 (18.99%) Java
4 11 (13.92%) Ruby
5 6 (7.59%) Python
6 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.33%) Perl
6 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.27%) VB
7 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) ISEB
2 7 (8.86%) Degree
3 6 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.33%) Sun Certification
5 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Facebook
3 2 (2.53%) ForgeRock
3 2 (2.53%) Google
4 1 (1.27%) SAP
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £33000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + bonus + health + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago