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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 177 139 117
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -22
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 66 103 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.13% 1.67% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 2.02% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 46 88 94
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,925 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
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
4949 5100 4236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.90% 82.48% 82.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4128 4125 3624
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -29 19 £43,750 +15.89% 1
Somerset -5 13 £41,250 +35.24% 2
Wiltshire -3 12 £34,500 -1.42%
Gloucestershire -16 11 £60,000 +61.07% 3
Devon -4 5 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Dorset +9 2 £40,000 +60.00%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Java
3 36 (34.95%) ISEB
4 34 (33.01%) QA
5 33 (32.04%) Scrum
6 28 (27.18%) .NET
7 27 (26.21%) Manual Testing
7 27 (26.21%) Software Testing
8 25 (24.27%) Selenium
8 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
9 24 (23.30%) Test Scripting
9 24 (23.30%) SQL
9 24 (23.30%) TDD
10 22 (21.36%) C#
11 21 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (17.48%) HTML
13 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
13 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
13 17 (16.50%) Ruby
14 16 (15.53%) Spring
14 16 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (15.53%) C++
14 16 (15.53%) JUnit
15 15 (14.56%) Finance
15 15 (14.56%) Retail
15 15 (14.56%) Software Engineering
15 15 (14.56%) AngularJS
16 14 (13.59%) Groovy
16 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
16 14 (13.59%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.83%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.85%) JBoss
4 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.91%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 5 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.97%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.77%) PaaS
2 6 (5.83%) IaaS
3 4 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) Internet
2 2 (1.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.94%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.97%) Intranet
3 1 (0.97%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.77%) Redis
2 8 (7.77%) Couchbase
3 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.85%) MySQL
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
2 16 (15.53%) JUnit
3 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
4 13 (12.62%) WebDriver
5 9 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (8.74%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.74%) JMeter
6 7 (6.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (6.80%) HP UFT
7 6 (5.83%) Subversion
8 5 (4.85%) Maven
8 5 (4.85%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.85%) IntelliJ
8 5 (4.85%) Mockito
8 5 (4.85%) EasyMock
9 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.91%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (2.91%) SilkTest
9 3 (2.91%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 15 (14.56%) Finance
1 15 (14.56%) Retail
2 8 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.83%) Banking
4 5 (4.85%) Electronics
4 5 (4.85%) Marketing
4 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.94%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Analyst
2 33 (32.04%) Test Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) Developer
4 15 (14.56%) Software Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Test Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.77%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Tester
9 5 (4.85%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Lead Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.18%) .NET
2 18 (17.48%) HTML
3 16 (15.53%) Spring
4 15 (14.56%) AngularJS
5 14 (13.59%) SOAP
6 11 (10.68%) Web Services
6 11 (10.68%) REST
7 8 (7.77%) RESTful
7 8 (7.77%) Memcached
7 8 (7.77%) Middleware
7 8 (7.77%) Java EE
7 8 (7.77%) Ember.js
7 8 (7.77%) Play Framework
7 8 (7.77%) React
7 8 (7.77%) Spring Boot
8 7 (6.80%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.80%) CSS
8 7 (6.80%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (6.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) DTV
3 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.91%) iSeries
4 3 (2.91%) AS400
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.94%) Clustering
6 1 (0.97%) Derivative
6 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.97%) BBC
6 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.59%) Linux
2 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.85%) Android
4 4 (3.88%) UNIX
4 4 (3.88%) Windows
5 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.97%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.04%) Scrum
3 27 (26.21%) Software Testing
3 27 (26.21%) Manual Testing
4 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
5 24 (23.30%) Test Scripting
5 24 (23.30%) TDD
6 21 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
8 16 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Software Engineering
10 14 (13.59%) Open Source
11 12 (11.65%) Waterfall
12 11 (10.68%) Mentoring
13 10 (9.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (9.71%) Regression Testing
14 9 (8.74%) DSDM
14 9 (8.74%) DevOps
15 8 (7.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.78%) Java
2 24 (23.30%) SQL
3 22 (21.36%) C#
4 17 (16.50%) Ruby
5 16 (15.53%) C++
6 14 (13.59%) JavaScript
6 14 (13.59%) Groovy
7 13 (12.62%) Python
8 10 (9.71%) Scala
9 8 (7.77%) Clojure
9 8 (7.77%) C
10 7 (6.80%) VB
11 6 (5.83%) Tcl
11 6 (5.83%) Perl
11 6 (5.83%) PHP
12 4 (3.88%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.94%) Go
13 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (34.95%) ISEB
2 11 (10.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (10.68%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.83%) Degree
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.97%) HND
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (33.01%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.97%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 6 (5.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Ansible
2 5 (4.85%) Puppet
2 5 (4.85%) Vagrant
3 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) Oracle
3 8 (7.77%) SAP
4 6 (5.83%) ATG
5 3 (2.91%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.91%) IBM
6 2 (1.94%) HP
6 2 (1.94%) VMware
7 1 (0.97%) Telerik
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
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