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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 66 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.16% 1.43% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.79% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 6
Average salary £38,000 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 - £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
509 560 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 84.41% 80.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 448 485 463
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,469
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
(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 -3 2 £51,250 -
Taunton - 2 £34,500 -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (84.21%) Software Testing
1 16 (84.21%) ISEB
1 16 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 15 (78.95%) Waterfall
3 14 (73.68%) Line Management
4 11 (57.89%) Test Management
5 10 (52.63%) Migration
6 9 (47.37%) Scrum
6 9 (47.37%) Security Testing
6 9 (47.37%) QA
7 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Load Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
9 2 (10.53%) RSpec
9 2 (10.53%) Social Media
9 2 (10.53%) Ruby
9 2 (10.53%) Heroku
9 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
9 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
10 1 (5.26%) HP
10 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) RSpec
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Test Manager
1 9 (47.37%) QA Manager
2 7 (36.84%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Testing Manager
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (84.21%) Software Testing
2 15 (78.95%) Waterfall
3 14 (73.68%) Line Management
4 11 (57.89%) Test Management
5 10 (52.63%) Migration
6 9 (47.37%) Scrum
6 9 (47.37%) Security Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Load Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.26%) Coaching
9 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) ISEB
1 16 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) HP