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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 49 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.42% - 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.27% - 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 4
Average salary £55,000 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 - £45,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 - £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
588 677 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 83.88% 80.12% 86.94%
Number of salaries quoted 446 533 533
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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 - 29 £67,500 -
Poole - 1 £27,500 - 2
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (80.95%) QA
3 33 (78.57%) OO
4 32 (76.19%) SQL
5 31 (73.81%) Java
6 30 (71.43%) OOP
6 30 (71.43%) XML
6 30 (71.43%) Configuration Management
6 30 (71.43%) Banking
6 30 (71.43%) Data Management
6 30 (71.43%) Relational Database
7 29 (69.05%) Line Management
7 29 (69.05%) Mentoring
7 29 (69.05%) Coaching
7 29 (69.05%) Finance
8 28 (66.67%) IBM
8 28 (66.67%) Green Hat
9 27 (64.29%) Oracle Cash Management
9 27 (64.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 27 (64.29%) Cash Management
9 27 (64.29%) Middleware
9 27 (64.29%) OLTP
9 27 (64.29%) Oracle
9 27 (64.29%) Financial Institution
9 27 (64.29%) Temenos T24
10 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
11 6 (14.29%) C#
11 6 (14.29%) BDD
12 5 (11.90%) Open Source
12 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (64.29%) Temenos T24
1 27 (64.29%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 27 (64.29%) OLTP
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JMeter
1 3 (7.14%) Selenium
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.76%) Calabash
2 2 (4.76%) eggPlant
2 2 (4.76%) Appium
2 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.76%) TestComplete
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.38%) TestNG
3 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (71.43%) Banking
2 29 (69.05%) Finance
3 27 (64.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Architect
2 11 (26.19%) Test Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Test Automation Architect
4 7 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (71.43%) XML
2 27 (64.29%) Middleware
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (78.57%) OO
3 30 (71.43%) Configuration Management
3 30 (71.43%) Data Management
3 30 (71.43%) OOP
4 29 (69.05%) Line Management
4 29 (69.05%) Mentoring
4 29 (69.05%) Coaching
5 27 (64.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 27 (64.29%) Cash Management
6 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.29%) BDD
8 5 (11.90%) Open Source
8 5 (11.90%) Test Management
8 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (76.19%) SQL
2 31 (73.81%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (80.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) IBM
1 28 (66.67%) Green Hat
2 27 (64.29%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) HP
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