The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 60 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.07% 0.35% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.41% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 6
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.77%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
479 485 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 82.44% 85.84% 84.74%
Number of salaries quoted 422 408 492
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Somerset

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Somerset

Test Automation
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Bath +21 10 £51,250 +36.66% 2
Taunton - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) Java EE
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) Maven
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
6 5 (29.41%) DevOps
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 5 (29.41%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) RESTful
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
6 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 5 (29.41%) Backbone.js
6 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
7 4 (23.53%) CSS
7 4 (23.53%) JUnit
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Maven
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Automation Specialist
1 7 (41.18%) Test Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Development Specialist
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Specialist
3 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Java EE
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Backbone.js
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 5 (29.41%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) RESTful
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) J2EE
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) DevOps
3 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.88%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
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