The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 74 93 70
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.81% 0.13% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.15% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
713 656 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 86.11% 84.32% 89.12%
Number of salaries quoted 514 585 436
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Dorset

Test Automation
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +17 15 £32,500 -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 22 (73.33%) ISEB
2 21 (70.00%) Banking
2 21 (70.00%) QA
3 20 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 19 (63.33%) HP
4 19 (63.33%) Java
5 18 (60.00%) XML
5 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
5 18 (60.00%) Test Management
5 18 (60.00%) Functional Testing
6 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (56.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (56.67%) Finance
6 17 (56.67%) Unix
6 17 (56.67%) Oracle
6 17 (56.67%) Middleware
7 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
8 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
9 14 (46.67%) Investment Banking
10 13 (43.33%) Data Management
10 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
10 13 (43.33%) Relational Database
11 12 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (40.00%) Green Hat
11 12 (40.00%) Temenos T24
11 12 (40.00%) Integration Testing
11 12 (40.00%) System Testing
11 12 (40.00%) webMethods
11 12 (40.00%) IBM
11 12 (40.00%) SOA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 12 (40.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Temenos T24
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.00%) OLTP
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
3 5 (16.67%) YourKit
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
4 2 (6.67%) JUnit
4 2 (6.67%) Selenium
4 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.67%) TestNG
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (70.00%) Banking
2 17 (56.67%) Finance
3 14 (46.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Test Leader
2 10 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 9 (30.00%) Middleware Engineer
4 8 (26.67%) QA Leader
5 7 (23.33%) Analyst
5 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
5 7 (23.33%) Tester
6 5 (16.67%) Lead Tester
6 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
6 5 (16.67%) QA Tester
7 4 (13.33%) Software Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Tester
9 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Software Development Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Test Architect
9 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Architect
9 1 (3.33%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) XML
2 17 (56.67%) Middleware
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) JMS
3 5 (16.67%) XML Messaging
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.67%) SWIFT
3 4 (13.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Unix
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 18 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 18 (60.00%) Test Management
3 17 (56.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
5 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
6 13 (43.33%) Data Management
7 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (40.00%) Integration Testing
7 12 (40.00%) SOA
7 12 (40.00%) System Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Asset Management
9 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (23.33%) SDLC
11 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) C
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) ISEB
2 12 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
6 3 (10.00%) CSQA
7 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (70.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (16.67%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (16.67%) nmon
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) HP
2 17 (56.67%) Oracle
3 12 (40.00%) Green Hat
3 12 (40.00%) IBM
3 12 (40.00%) webMethods
4 5 (16.67%) Dynatrace
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft