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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 43 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.88% 2.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 3.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £32,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
186 152 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 69.92% 77.95% 72.11%
Number of salaries quoted 153 138 221
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,650 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) PHP
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (37.50%) Ranorex
3 3 (37.50%) JMeter
3 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) WATIR
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
1 3 (37.50%) Ranorex
2 2 (25.00%) WATIR
2 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (25.00%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
2 3 (37.50%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) V-Model
3 2 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Perl
1 5 (62.50%) PHP
1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP