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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 60 63 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.95% 1.36% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 1.75% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 1
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
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
597 457 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 88.05% 77.85% 83.61%
Number of salaries quoted 530 410 584
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of job ads across the Somerset region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 10 £37,250 -
Bath -12 2 £40,000 -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Java
3 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 12 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 12 (37.50%) BDD
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (34.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (31.25%) ISEB
5 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 10 (31.25%) QA
5 10 (31.25%) Mentoring
6 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
6 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
6 9 (28.13%) Scrum
7 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.00%) SQL
7 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (25.00%) Line Management
8 7 (21.88%) Test Management
8 7 (21.88%) Load Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Java EE
9 6 (18.75%) Degree
9 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 6 (18.75%) HTML
9 6 (18.75%) Web Services
9 6 (18.75%) RESTful
9 6 (18.75%) SDLC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
2 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (15.63%) Maven
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation Specialist
3 7 (21.88%) Test Specialist
4 6 (18.75%) Java Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Development Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Lead Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Java Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) HTML
1 6 (18.75%) Java EE
1 6 (18.75%) RESTful
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) Backbone.js
2 5 (15.63%) HTML5
2 5 (15.63%) jQuery
3 4 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) .NET
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.13%) JSON
6 1 (3.13%) Node.js
6 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) BDD
2 12 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 11 (34.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) Line Management
6 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (21.88%) Load Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Test Management
8 6 (18.75%) SDLC
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.63%) DevOps
9 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
5 4 (12.50%) Python
6 3 (9.38%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
2 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) ISO 14001
2 3 (9.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Xamarin