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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 132 129 146
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 105 85 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 1.63% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.06% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 85 76 65
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £38,000
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
4916 4131 4264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.17% 79.41% 76.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4008 3543 3769
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,250 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -3 41 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Somerset -4 27 £30,000 -13.04% 3
Gloucestershire +9 16 £35,375 +57.22%
Wiltshire -10 13 £32,500 -9.72% 1
Devon -12 6 £28,000 -19.42%
Dorset -8 1 £19,000 -49.33% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 83 (39.90%) SQL
1 83 (39.90%) Scrum
2 79 (37.98%) QA
3 69 (33.17%) C#
4 62 (29.81%) HTML
5 55 (26.44%) .NET
6 54 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (22.60%) ISEB
8 45 (21.63%) Test Strategy
9 44 (21.15%) JavaScript
10 42 (20.19%) Java
10 42 (20.19%) Selenium
11 39 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 33 (15.87%) SQL Server
13 32 (15.38%) Software Testing
14 30 (14.42%) Degree
14 30 (14.42%) Microsoft
15 29 (13.94%) MS Excel
15 29 (13.94%) OO
16 27 (12.98%) QuickTest Pro
17 26 (12.50%) Computer Science
17 26 (12.50%) HTML5
18 25 (12.02%) Test Automation
19 24 (11.54%) CSS
20 23 (11.06%) Windows
20 23 (11.06%) Ruby
21 22 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
22 21 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
22 21 (10.10%) ISTQB
22 21 (10.10%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.29%) IIS
3 7 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.44%) CMS
6 2 (0.96%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 29 (13.94%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.96%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.96%) Magento
1 2 (0.96%) SAP ECC
1 2 (0.96%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.48%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.44%) Intranet
3 1 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.44%) MySQL
3 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.96%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.96%) Big Data
4 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (20.19%) Selenium
2 27 (12.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (6.25%) JMeter
4 13 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.29%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.81%) FitNesse
6 10 (4.81%) SoapUI
6 10 (4.81%) Ranorex
7 8 (3.85%) NUnit
7 8 (3.85%) JIRA
7 8 (3.85%) SpecFlow
8 7 (3.37%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.37%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.88%) Bugzilla
9 6 (2.88%) Hudson
10 5 (2.40%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.40%) TestComplete
11 4 (1.92%) Maven
11 4 (1.92%) WatiN
General
1 20 (9.62%) Finance
2 12 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.40%) Legal
4 4 (1.92%) Marketing
4 4 (1.92%) Law
5 3 (1.44%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
6 2 (0.96%) Games
6 2 (0.96%) Military
6 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.96%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (31.73%) Tester
2 57 (27.40%) Developer
3 41 (19.71%) Analyst
4 35 (16.83%) Test Analyst
5 26 (12.50%) Senior Tester
6 25 (12.02%) Software Tester
7 19 (9.13%) Software Engineer
8 17 (8.17%) QA Tester
9 16 (7.69%) Test Manager
9 16 (7.69%) Java Developer
9 16 (7.69%) .NET Developer
10 15 (7.21%) Junior
11 14 (6.73%) Test Engineer
12 12 (5.77%) Software Test Analyst
12 12 (5.77%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.77%) Automated Tester
13 11 (5.29%) Lead Tester
14 10 (4.81%) C# Software Engineer
14 10 (4.81%) Junior Developer
14 10 (4.81%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (29.81%) HTML
2 55 (26.44%) .NET
3 26 (12.50%) HTML5
4 24 (11.54%) CSS
5 21 (10.10%) ASP.NET
6 15 (7.21%) XML
7 10 (4.81%) Web Services
8 9 (4.33%) jQuery
9 8 (3.85%) Silverlight
10 7 (3.37%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.88%) SOAP
12 5 (2.40%) CSS3
13 4 (1.92%) Ajax
14 3 (1.44%) REST
14 3 (1.44%) Middleware
14 3 (1.44%) Spring
15 2 (0.96%) SAP ALE
15 2 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
15 2 (0.96%) Velocity
15 2 (0.96%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.17%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (6.73%) Open Source
3 14 (6.73%) Digital Media
4 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.96%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.06%) Windows
2 5 (2.40%) Linux
3 3 (1.44%) UNIX
4 2 (0.96%) Android
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (39.90%) Scrum
2 54 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (21.63%) Test Strategy
4 39 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 32 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 29 (13.94%) OO
7 25 (12.02%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (10.10%) TDD
10 16 (7.69%) Automation Testing
10 16 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 16 (7.69%) Test Management
10 16 (7.69%) OOP
10 16 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 15 (7.21%) Unit Testing
12 14 (6.73%) Performance Testing
12 14 (6.73%) Manual Testing
12 14 (6.73%) Migration
13 12 (5.77%) BDD
14 11 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 83 (39.90%) SQL
2 69 (33.17%) C#
3 44 (21.15%) JavaScript
4 42 (20.19%) Java
5 23 (11.06%) Ruby
6 19 (9.13%) VB
7 18 (8.65%) VBScript
7 18 (8.65%) PHP
8 16 (7.69%) Perl
8 16 (7.69%) Python
9 13 (6.25%) VBA
10 12 (5.77%) VB.NET
11 8 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 7 (3.37%) Delphi
13 5 (2.40%) C++
14 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.44%) RPG
16 2 (0.96%) VB6
16 2 (0.96%) ABAP
17 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (22.60%) ISEB
2 30 (14.42%) Degree
3 21 (10.10%) ISTQB
4 17 (8.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (37.98%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.29%) Oracle
3 9 (4.33%) Telerik
4 4 (1.92%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.92%) HP
5 2 (0.96%) Zend
5 2 (0.96%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.96%) SAP
5 2 (0.96%) Twitter
6 1 (0.48%) Intergraph
6 1 (0.48%) Informatica
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, 23days
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Holiday, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 9 days ago