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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 99 82 84
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 48 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.59% 2.38% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.79% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 20 47 39
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,000 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
1629 1723 1796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.26% 85.30% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1418 1439 1434
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 68 (74.73%) Java
2 62 (68.13%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (52.75%) Degree
4 44 (48.35%) QA
5 31 (34.07%) Software Engineering
6 29 (31.87%) Selenium
7 26 (28.57%) Open Source
8 23 (25.27%) Product Management
8 23 (25.27%) Windows
9 20 (21.98%) Finance
10 19 (20.88%) TDD
11 17 (18.68%) SQL
11 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
12 16 (17.58%) Non-Functional Testing
12 16 (17.58%) Scrum
13 15 (16.48%) Oracle
13 15 (16.48%) Computer Science
14 14 (15.38%) Functional Testing
14 14 (15.38%) Digital Media
14 14 (15.38%) Facebook
14 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 14 (15.38%) JUnit
14 14 (15.38%) Telecoms
14 14 (15.38%) Google
14 14 (15.38%) QA Automation
15 13 (14.29%) Unix
15 13 (14.29%) OO
15 13 (14.29%) JBehave
16 12 (13.19%) BDD
16 12 (13.19%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.20%) Apache
1 2 (2.20%) Apache Solr
1 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) RDBMS
2 10 (10.99%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.79%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.20%) Big Data
4 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (31.87%) Selenium
2 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.38%) JUnit
4 13 (14.29%) JBehave
5 7 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.49%) JMeter
6 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.30%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.30%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.20%) Maven
8 2 (2.20%) PHPUnit
8 2 (2.20%) TestNG
9 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.99%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (49.45%) Test Engineer
2 27 (29.67%) Developer
3 25 (27.47%) Java Engineer
4 21 (23.08%) QA Engineer
4 21 (23.08%) QA Test Engineer
5 16 (17.58%) Java Developer
5 16 (17.58%) Test Automation Engineer
6 14 (15.38%) Analyst
6 14 (15.38%) Test Analyst
7 11 (12.09%) Test Automation Developer
7 11 (12.09%) Tester
8 7 (7.69%) Applications Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
8 7 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) SOAP
2 8 (8.79%) AngularJS
2 8 (8.79%) J2EE
3 7 (7.69%) Java EE
3 7 (7.69%) REST
3 7 (7.69%) Spring
4 5 (5.49%) Web Services
5 2 (2.20%) Behat
5 2 (2.20%) Flash
5 2 (2.20%) HTML
5 2 (2.20%) HTML5
5 2 (2.20%) LAMP
5 2 (2.20%) XML
6 1 (1.10%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Computer Science
2 14 (15.38%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Windows
2 13 (14.29%) Unix
3 9 (9.89%) Linux
4 7 (7.69%) Android
4 7 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 7 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (68.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Software Engineering
3 26 (28.57%) Open Source
4 23 (25.27%) Product Management
5 19 (20.88%) TDD
6 16 (17.58%) Non-Functional Testing
6 16 (17.58%) Scrum
7 14 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 14 (15.38%) QA Automation
8 13 (14.29%) OO
9 12 (13.19%) BDD
10 11 (12.09%) SDLC
11 9 (9.89%) Identity Management
12 8 (8.79%) Microservices
12 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
12 8 (8.79%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.69%) Android Development
13 7 (7.69%) Automation Testing
13 7 (7.69%) iOS Development
13 7 (7.69%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (74.73%) Java
2 17 (18.68%) SQL
3 12 (13.19%) C#
4 7 (7.69%) Python
4 7 (7.69%) XAML
5 3 (3.30%) VBScript
6 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (52.75%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (48.35%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Oracle
2 14 (15.38%) Facebook
2 14 (15.38%) Google
3 7 (7.69%) ForgeRock
3 7 (7.69%) Xamarin
4 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.30%) Cegedim Rx
6 2 (2.20%) Telerik