The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Somerset region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 64 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.51% 0.61% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.74% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 0
Average salary £44,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
533 539 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 80.39% 81.54% 80.13%
Number of salaries quoted 454 500 365
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
South West

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 4 £44,000 -
Bath -7 3 £53,000 +63.07% 3
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Degree
3 9 (45.00%) Selenium
3 9 (45.00%) Android
3 9 (45.00%) iPhone
3 9 (45.00%) Blackberry
3 9 (45.00%) JMeter
3 9 (45.00%) Xcode
3 9 (45.00%) iPad
3 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
3 9 (45.00%) Mobile App
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Phone
4 8 (40.00%) Digital Media
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (40.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) XAML
4 8 (40.00%) MVVM
4 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (40.00%) System Testing
4 8 (40.00%) TDD
4 8 (40.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) JUnit
6 3 (15.00%) Java EE
6 3 (15.00%) Relational Database

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) JMeter
1 9 (45.00%) Xcode
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) JUnit
General
1 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
1 8 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Junior Software Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Junior
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Junior Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Blackberry
1 9 (45.00%) iPhone
1 9 (45.00%) iPad
1 9 (45.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (40.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Android
2 9 (45.00%) Apple iOS
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
2 8 (40.00%) Pair Programming
2 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (40.00%) System Testing
2 8 (40.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
1 8 (40.00%) XAML
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Degree
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