The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 53 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.01% 1.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Average salary £43,750 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+103.48% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
353 385 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 89.37% 88.10% 79.77%
Number of salaries quoted 207 322 177
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheltenham region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) XML Messaging
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Back Office
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) RSpec
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (27.27%) Back Office
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) XML Messaging
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Internet of Things
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle