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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South West / Dorset
Rank 64 76 88
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.66% 1.91% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
368 684 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 81.06% 86.91% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 319 523 527
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset 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 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +17 2 £40,250 +23.84%
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Xbox
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Android

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (33.33%) Head of Test
2 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA