The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 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 South West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 123 136 136
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 110 79 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.80% 1.51% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.90% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 89 71 73
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,600 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4908 4149 4286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.37% 79.21% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3998 3577 3795
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,646 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South West region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Bristol +1 44 £38,500 +13.23% 4
Somerset -9 26 £30,000 -17.80% 3
Gloucestershire +14 18 £37,500 +56.25% 3
Wiltshire -4 12 £33,750 -6.25% 2
Devon -3 7 £28,000 -17.64% 2
Dorset -3 1 £19,000 -49.33%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 82 (40.00%) SQL
2 81 (39.51%) Scrum
3 78 (38.05%) QA
4 70 (34.15%) C#
5 62 (30.24%) HTML
6 56 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (26.83%) .NET
8 45 (21.95%) JavaScript
8 45 (21.95%) ISEB
9 44 (21.46%) Test Strategy
10 43 (20.98%) Selenium
11 42 (20.49%) Java
12 37 (18.05%) Test Scripting
13 34 (16.59%) SQL Server
14 31 (15.12%) Software Testing
15 30 (14.63%) Degree
15 30 (14.63%) OO
16 29 (14.15%) Microsoft
17 28 (13.66%) MS Excel
18 27 (13.17%) HTML5
19 26 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
20 25 (12.20%) CSS
20 25 (12.20%) Test Automation
20 25 (12.20%) Computer Science
21 23 (11.22%) Windows
21 23 (11.22%) Ruby
22 22 (10.73%) TDD
22 22 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
22 22 (10.73%) Finance
23 21 (10.24%) ASP.NET

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.37%) IIS
3 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) Mule
Applications
1 28 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.98%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.83%) Internet
2 3 (1.46%) Intranet
3 1 (0.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) MySQL
2 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.98%) Big Data
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (20.98%) Selenium
2 26 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (6.83%) WebDriver
5 13 (6.34%) JMeter
6 12 (5.85%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.88%) SoapUI
7 10 (4.88%) FitNesse
7 10 (4.88%) Ranorex
8 8 (3.90%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.90%) JIRA
8 8 (3.90%) NUnit
9 7 (3.41%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.41%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.93%) Hudson
10 6 (2.93%) Bugzilla
11 5 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.44%) Maven
11 5 (2.44%) TestComplete
12 4 (1.95%) WatiN
General
1 22 (10.73%) Finance
2 13 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.44%) Legal
4 4 (1.95%) Law
5 3 (1.46%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.98%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Military
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
6 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (30.24%) Tester
2 57 (27.80%) Developer
3 40 (19.51%) Analyst
4 34 (16.59%) Test Analyst
5 24 (11.71%) Software Tester
5 24 (11.71%) Senior Tester
6 19 (9.27%) Software Engineer
7 17 (8.29%) Java Developer
7 17 (8.29%) .NET Developer
7 17 (8.29%) QA Tester
8 15 (7.32%) Test Engineer
8 15 (7.32%) Test Manager
8 15 (7.32%) Junior
9 13 (6.34%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.85%) Software Test Analyst
11 11 (5.37%) C# Developer
11 11 (5.37%) Automated Tester
12 10 (4.88%) Lead Tester
12 10 (4.88%) Junior Developer
12 10 (4.88%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (30.24%) HTML
2 55 (26.83%) .NET
3 27 (13.17%) HTML5
4 25 (12.20%) CSS
5 21 (10.24%) ASP.NET
6 13 (6.34%) XML
7 9 (4.39%) jQuery
8 8 (3.90%) Silverlight
8 8 (3.90%) Web Services
9 7 (3.41%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.93%) SOAP
11 5 (2.44%) CSS3
12 4 (1.95%) Ajax
13 3 (1.46%) Spring
13 3 (1.46%) Middleware
13 3 (1.46%) REST
14 2 (0.98%) WCF
14 2 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
14 2 (0.98%) MapReduce
14 2 (0.98%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.78%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (7.32%) Open Source
3 15 (7.32%) Digital Media
4 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.98%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.49%) RIA
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.22%) Windows
2 5 (2.44%) Linux
3 3 (1.46%) UNIX
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.98%) Android
4 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (39.51%) Scrum
2 56 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (21.46%) Test Strategy
4 37 (18.05%) Test Scripting
5 31 (15.12%) Software Testing
6 30 (14.63%) OO
7 25 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (10.73%) TDD
9 16 (7.80%) Software Engineering
9 16 (7.80%) OOP
9 16 (7.80%) Automation Testing
9 16 (7.80%) Test Management
10 15 (7.32%) Migration
11 14 (6.83%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.83%) Unit Testing
12 13 (6.34%) Manual Testing
13 12 (5.85%) BDD
14 11 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.37%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (40.00%) SQL
2 70 (34.15%) C#
3 45 (21.95%) JavaScript
4 42 (20.49%) Java
5 23 (11.22%) Ruby
6 18 (8.78%) VB
6 18 (8.78%) PHP
7 17 (8.29%) VBScript
8 16 (7.80%) Python
8 16 (7.80%) Perl
9 12 (5.85%) VB.NET
9 12 (5.85%) VBA
10 8 (3.90%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.41%) Delphi
12 5 (2.44%) C++
13 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.46%) RPG
15 2 (0.98%) VB6
16 1 (0.49%) C
16 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (21.95%) ISEB
2 30 (14.63%) Degree
3 20 (9.76%) ISTQB
4 17 (8.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (38.05%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) WMI
1 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.49%) Puppet
1 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 29 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.37%) Oracle
3 8 (3.90%) Telerik
4 4 (1.95%) HP
5 2 (0.98%) Zend
5 2 (0.98%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.98%) Twitter
6 1 (0.49%) Informatica
6 1 (0.49%) Intergraph
6 1 (0.49%) JBoss
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Holiday, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 to 44,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Westek Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago