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 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 46 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 27 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 4.43% 1.46% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 1.75% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 3
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -7.05%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
491 628 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 80.49% 83.07% 78.54%
Number of salaries quoted 400 524 368
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 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
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 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
Bath +20 13 £40,000 -
Yeovil - 6 - - 1
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 28 (96.55%) Selenium
2 20 (68.97%) BDD
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (65.52%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (51.72%) Cucumber
5 12 (41.38%) TDD
5 12 (41.38%) Pair Programming
5 12 (41.38%) Scrum
6 11 (37.93%) SOA
7 9 (31.03%) WebLogic
7 9 (31.03%) Java
7 9 (31.03%) Oracle
7 9 (31.03%) Python
8 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
8 8 (27.59%) JUnit
8 8 (27.59%) DSDM
8 8 (27.59%) Java EE
8 8 (27.59%) Erlang
8 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
8 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
8 8 (27.59%) Analytics
8 8 (27.59%) Functional Programming
8 8 (27.59%) User Experience
8 8 (27.59%) Algorithms
9 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
9 7 (24.14%) Degree
9 7 (24.14%) Maven
10 4 (13.79%) Retail
11 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.34%) Coaching

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (31.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
1 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (96.55%) Selenium
2 15 (51.72%) Cucumber
3 8 (27.59%) JUnit
4 7 (24.14%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Test Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Senior Test Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Software Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Test Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Applications Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Java EE
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) User Experience
1 8 (27.59%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (68.97%) BDD
2 19 (65.52%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (41.38%) TDD
3 12 (41.38%) Pair Programming
3 12 (41.38%) Scrum
4 11 (37.93%) SOA
5 8 (27.59%) DSDM
5 8 (27.59%) Analytics
5 8 (27.59%) Functional Programming
6 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.34%) Coaching
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.45%) DevOps
8 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Microservices
8 1 (3.45%) SDLC
8 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
1 9 (31.03%) Python
2 8 (27.59%) Erlang
3 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
Ilchester, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Competitive + pension + more
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago