The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 184 125 128
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 53 109 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.91% 1.78% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.15% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 40 89 77
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4912 5074 4248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.11% 82.75% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4142 4135 3667
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,150 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
Bristol -36 18 £45,000 +16.88% 4
Wiltshire -11 11 £32,500 -3.70% 1
Somerset -9 7 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Gloucestershire -21 6 £34,000 -9.33% 3
Devon -7 5 £21,500 -23.21%
Dorset +12 3 £32,500 +71.05% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 54 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.55%) QA
3 33 (35.11%) Java
4 30 (31.91%) ISEB
5 29 (30.85%) Scrum
6 28 (29.79%) .NET
7 26 (27.66%) SQL
8 24 (25.53%) Selenium
8 24 (25.53%) Software Testing
8 24 (25.53%) Manual Testing
9 22 (23.40%) TDD
10 20 (21.28%) Test Automation
11 19 (20.21%) C#
12 18 (19.15%) Test Scripting
13 17 (18.09%) HTML
14 16 (17.02%) Performance Testing
15 14 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (14.89%) Test Strategy
15 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
15 14 (14.89%) JUnit
16 13 (13.83%) C++
16 13 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (13.83%) Open Source
17 12 (12.77%) Waterfall
17 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
17 12 (12.77%) Internet
17 12 (12.77%) Regression Testing
18 11 (11.70%) Ruby
18 11 (11.70%) Python
18 11 (11.70%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 5 (5.32%) JBoss
2 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.06%) IIS
3 1 (1.06%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Office
3 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) SmartPlant
2 1 (1.06%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.13%) PaaS
2 2 (2.13%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.06%) Intranet
3 1 (1.06%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.38%) MySQL
4 5 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.13%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.13%) Redis
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Selenium
2 14 (14.89%) JUnit
3 11 (11.70%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.57%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.51%) JMeter
6 7 (7.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.32%) EasyMock
7 5 (5.32%) Mockito
7 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.32%) IntelliJ
7 5 (5.32%) Subversion
7 5 (5.32%) Maven
8 4 (4.26%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.13%) JBehave
10 2 (2.13%) Moq
General
1 10 (10.64%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) Law
4 2 (2.13%) Electronics
4 2 (2.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Analyst
2 25 (26.60%) Test Analyst
3 17 (18.09%) Developer
4 12 (12.77%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Software Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Test Leader
6 7 (7.45%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Tester
6 7 (7.45%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (5.32%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Lead Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Automated Tester
10 3 (3.19%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.79%) .NET
2 17 (18.09%) HTML
3 10 (10.64%) SOAP
3 10 (10.64%) Web Services
3 10 (10.64%) Spring
4 9 (9.57%) REST
4 9 (9.57%) AngularJS
5 8 (8.51%) CSS
6 7 (7.45%) XML
7 6 (6.38%) Spring Integration
8 5 (5.32%) WPF
8 5 (5.32%) Hibernate
9 4 (4.26%) Middleware
9 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.26%) jQuery
9 4 (4.26%) RESTful
9 4 (4.26%) HTML5
10 3 (3.19%) Twisted
10 3 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (3.19%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.13%) DTV
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) AS400
5 1 (1.06%) BBC
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) Derivative
5 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.06%) iSeries
5 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.19%) Android
3 3 (3.19%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.06%) Debian
5 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.85%) Scrum
3 24 (25.53%) Software Testing
3 24 (25.53%) Manual Testing
4 22 (23.40%) TDD
5 20 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 18 (19.15%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.02%) Performance Testing
8 14 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.89%) Test Strategy
8 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
9 13 (13.83%) Open Source
9 13 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (12.77%) Waterfall
10 12 (12.77%) Regression Testing
11 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
11 9 (9.57%) Software Delivery
12 8 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (8.51%) System Testing
13 7 (7.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.11%) Java
2 26 (27.66%) SQL
3 19 (20.21%) C#
4 13 (13.83%) C++
5 11 (11.70%) Python
5 11 (11.70%) Ruby
6 8 (8.51%) PHP
7 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.45%) VB
8 6 (6.38%) C
9 5 (5.32%) Groovy
10 4 (4.26%) Scala
11 3 (3.19%) VB.NET
11 3 (3.19%) Tcl
11 3 (3.19%) Perl
12 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.13%) Clojure
12 2 (2.13%) Go
13 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.06%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 30 (31.91%) ISEB
2 10 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.38%) Degree
4 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) HND
6 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (42.55%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Docker
2 2 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Puppet
1 5 (5.32%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.13%) Ansible
2 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.51%) Oracle
3 3 (3.19%) SAP
4 2 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.06%) Zend
5 1 (1.06%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) HP
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Horizon Nuclear Power Services Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 32,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
The People Network
Posted: 10 days ago
Chippenham
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Market related
Posted: 21 days ago