The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 70 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.29% - 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% - 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 12
Average salary £33,500 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
Hampshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
304 262 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 86.86% 74.43% 72.92%
Number of salaries quoted 243 235 197
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -4.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SilkTest

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) SilkTest
3 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft