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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 132 108 162
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +54
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 108 115 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.76% 2.28% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.79% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 93 104 48
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £37,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
4984 4120 4372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.08% 81.60% 75.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4060 3543 3850
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -12 44 £37,500 +10.29% 14
Somerset -5 26 £31,500 +2.43% 3
Wiltshire -21 17 £35,000 -2.77%
Gloucestershire +1 12 £38,000 +26.66% 5
Devon -22 6 £31,000 -12.05% 3
Dorset -17 2 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 121 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (40.45%) Scrum
3 83 (37.73%) SQL
4 80 (36.36%) C#
5 69 (31.36%) QA
6 67 (30.45%) .NET
7 60 (27.27%) HTML
8 49 (22.27%) ISEB
9 48 (21.82%) Test Scripting
10 47 (21.36%) JavaScript
11 46 (20.91%) SQL Server
12 44 (20.00%) Test Strategy
13 43 (19.55%) Selenium
14 41 (18.64%) Microsoft
15 39 (17.73%) Software Testing
16 35 (15.91%) Software Engineering
16 35 (15.91%) MS Excel
17 34 (15.45%) ASP.NET
17 34 (15.45%) Manual Testing
18 31 (14.09%) Java
18 31 (14.09%) Mentoring
19 30 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
19 30 (13.64%) Windows
19 30 (13.64%) TDD
20 29 (13.18%) Unit Testing
21 28 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
21 28 (12.73%) NUnit
22 27 (12.27%) Ruby
22 27 (12.27%) Degree
22 27 (12.27%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 19 (8.64%) IIS
1 19 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.64%) CMS
3 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.73%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.91%) SAS
5 2 (0.91%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 35 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.91%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.91%) SAP ECC
1 2 (0.91%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.73%) Internet
2 3 (1.36%) Intranet
3 2 (0.91%) FTP
3 2 (0.91%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.73%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.73%) Big Data
3 6 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.27%) MS Access
5 4 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.82%) MySQL
5 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.91%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (19.55%) Selenium
2 30 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (12.73%) NUnit
3 28 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (8.18%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.73%) SpecFlow
6 15 (6.82%) TeamCity
7 11 (5.00%) WebDriver
8 10 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
8 10 (4.55%) Moq
8 10 (4.55%) FitNesse
8 10 (4.55%) CruiseControl
8 10 (4.55%) JMeter
9 9 (4.09%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.09%) Ranorex
10 8 (3.64%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.64%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.73%) Hudson
12 5 (2.27%) Bugzilla
12 5 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 21 (9.55%) Finance
2 9 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.73%) Legal
3 6 (2.73%) Games
4 4 (1.82%) Law
4 4 (1.82%) Marketing
5 3 (1.36%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.91%) Military
6 2 (0.91%) Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (33.64%) Tester
2 55 (25.00%) Developer
3 47 (21.36%) Analyst
4 42 (19.09%) Test Analyst
5 31 (14.09%) Software Tester
6 30 (13.64%) Software Engineer
7 29 (13.18%) Senior Tester
8 17 (7.73%) Senior Software Engineer
9 16 (7.27%) Test Manager
9 16 (7.27%) Automated Tester
10 15 (6.82%) Junior
11 14 (6.36%) QA Tester
11 14 (6.36%) Software Test Analyst
12 13 (5.91%) Senior Developer
13 12 (5.45%) .NET Developer
13 12 (5.45%) Senior Software Tester
14 11 (5.00%) C# Developer
14 11 (5.00%) Lead Tester
15 10 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
15 10 (4.55%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (30.45%) .NET
2 60 (27.27%) HTML
3 34 (15.45%) ASP.NET
4 20 (9.09%) CSS
4 20 (9.09%) HTML5
5 17 (7.73%) .NET Framework
6 15 (6.82%) Web Services
7 13 (5.91%) SOAP
8 10 (4.55%) XML
8 10 (4.55%) MSMQ
8 10 (4.55%) WCF
8 10 (4.55%) RESTful
8 10 (4.55%) Gherkin
9 8 (3.64%) REST
10 7 (3.18%) CSS3
10 7 (3.18%) jQuery
11 6 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.73%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (2.27%) Silverlight
13 4 (1.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (5.45%) User Experience
3 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.55%) Open Source
4 9 (4.09%) Digital Media
4 9 (4.09%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.91%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.64%) Windows
2 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.36%) Linux
4 2 (0.91%) UNIX
5 1 (0.45%) Android
5 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (40.45%) Scrum
3 48 (21.82%) Test Scripting
4 44 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 39 (17.73%) Software Testing
6 35 (15.91%) Software Engineering
7 34 (15.45%) Manual Testing
8 31 (14.09%) Mentoring
9 30 (13.64%) TDD
10 29 (13.18%) Unit Testing
11 26 (11.82%) OO
12 25 (11.36%) E-Commerce
12 25 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (10.45%) Test Automation
14 21 (9.55%) BDD
15 19 (8.64%) Line Management
15 19 (8.64%) Test Management
16 18 (8.18%) UML
16 18 (8.18%) OOP
17 16 (7.27%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (37.73%) SQL
2 80 (36.36%) C#
3 47 (21.36%) JavaScript
4 31 (14.09%) Java
5 27 (12.27%) Ruby
6 19 (8.64%) C++
7 15 (6.82%) VB
8 14 (6.36%) VB.NET
8 14 (6.36%) VBScript
8 14 (6.36%) PHP
9 12 (5.45%) Python
10 11 (5.00%) VBA
11 10 (4.55%) Perl
12 7 (3.18%) Delphi
12 7 (3.18%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.82%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.36%) C
14 3 (1.36%) RPG
15 2 (0.91%) Lisp
15 2 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 49 (22.27%) ISEB
2 27 (12.27%) Degree
2 27 (12.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (8.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (31.36%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.27%) Oracle
3 10 (4.55%) Telerik
4 6 (2.73%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.36%) HP
6 2 (0.91%) Zend
6 2 (0.91%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.91%) SAP
7 1 (0.45%) Informatica
7 1 (0.45%) Intergraph
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
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