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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 189 179 138
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 56 56 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.96% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.17% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 49 41 88
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £48,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5196 4792 4440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.75% 82.27% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4291 4044 3908
Average salary £40,000 £39,397 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -11 30 £39,250 +4.66% 3
Devon -5 7 £31,000 +3.33% 1
Gloucestershire -8 7 £37,500 +44.23% 1
Dorset -12 5 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Somerset +3 4 £35,750 -24.73%
Wiltshire -9 3 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (43.03%) C#
3 64 (38.79%) .NET
4 61 (36.97%) Scrum
5 57 (34.55%) SQL
6 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
7 45 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 43 (26.06%) NUnit
9 41 (24.85%) ISEB
10 36 (21.82%) QA
10 36 (21.82%) Selenium
11 35 (21.21%) TDD
12 32 (19.39%) HTML
12 32 (19.39%) Oracle
12 32 (19.39%) Microsoft
12 32 (19.39%) Software Engineering
13 30 (18.18%) C++
13 30 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 30 (18.18%) OO
13 30 (18.18%) BDD
14 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
14 29 (17.58%) Ruby
14 29 (17.58%) Manual Testing
15 28 (16.97%) Web Services
15 28 (16.97%) E-Commerce
15 28 (16.97%) Unit Testing
16 27 (16.36%) Cucumber
17 26 (15.76%) QuickTest Pro
17 26 (15.76%) SpecFlow
17 26 (15.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (7.27%) IIS
1 12 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.45%) CMS
3 8 (4.85%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.82%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.21%) SAS
5 2 (1.21%) JBoss
5 2 (1.21%) Apache
5 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.45%) MS Office
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) SAP CRM
1 3 (1.82%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.82%) SAP ECC
2 2 (1.21%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (1.21%) FTP
2 2 (1.21%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.61%) VPN
3 1 (0.61%) Intranet
3 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.48%) Hadoop
3 14 (8.48%) Big Data
4 9 (5.45%) MS Access
5 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.03%) MySQL
7 5 (3.03%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.82%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (26.06%) NUnit
2 36 (21.82%) Selenium
3 27 (16.36%) Cucumber
4 26 (15.76%) SpecFlow
4 26 (15.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (15.15%) TeamCity
6 22 (13.33%) CruiseControl
6 22 (13.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 22 (13.33%) Moq
7 16 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (6.67%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.24%) JUnit
10 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.64%) Maven
10 6 (3.64%) JIRA
11 5 (3.03%) Hudson
12 4 (2.42%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.42%) JMeter
13 3 (1.82%) Calabash
General
1 23 (13.94%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Games
3 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.82%) Banking
4 3 (1.82%) Advertising
4 3 (1.82%) Marketing
5 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.21%) Retail
5 2 (1.21%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (29.09%) Developer
2 43 (26.06%) Tester
3 41 (24.85%) Analyst
4 39 (23.64%) Test Analyst
5 27 (16.36%) Software Engineer
6 17 (10.30%) Software Tester
7 16 (9.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 16 (9.70%) Software Developer
8 15 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 15 (9.09%) Senior Tester
8 15 (9.09%) Automated Tester
9 14 (8.48%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.06%) Business Analyst
11 9 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.45%) Test Engineer
12 8 (4.85%) Team Leader
12 8 (4.85%) Technical Team Leader
12 8 (4.85%) .NET Team Leader
12 8 (4.85%) Software Test Analyst
13 7 (4.24%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (38.79%) .NET
2 32 (19.39%) HTML
3 28 (16.97%) Web Services
4 25 (15.15%) .NET Framework
4 25 (15.15%) RESTful
5 24 (14.55%) ASP.NET
6 23 (13.94%) SOAP
7 22 (13.33%) MSMQ
7 22 (13.33%) WCF
7 22 (13.33%) Gherkin
8 19 (11.52%) REST
9 14 (8.48%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (8.48%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (7.27%) XML
11 11 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (4.85%) NHibernate
13 7 (4.24%) WPF
14 6 (3.64%) CSS
15 5 (3.03%) Middleware
15 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.67%) Open Source
3 9 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.42%) Wiki
6 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.82%) User Experience
7 2 (1.21%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.21%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) RIA
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.09%) Windows
2 9 (5.45%) Linux
3 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.21%) UNIX
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (36.97%) Scrum
3 45 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 35 (21.21%) TDD
5 32 (19.39%) Software Engineering
6 30 (18.18%) OO
6 30 (18.18%) BDD
7 29 (17.58%) Manual Testing
8 28 (16.97%) Unit Testing
8 28 (16.97%) E-Commerce
9 25 (15.15%) OOP
10 22 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
10 22 (13.33%) OOD
10 22 (13.33%) Software Testing
10 22 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 21 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (11.52%) Line Management
13 18 (10.91%) Mentoring
14 17 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (10.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.03%) C#
2 57 (34.55%) SQL
3 30 (18.18%) C++
3 30 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 29 (17.58%) Ruby
5 20 (12.12%) Java
6 9 (5.45%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.85%) VBScript
7 8 (4.85%) VB
8 6 (3.64%) VBA
8 6 (3.64%) Python
9 5 (3.03%) C
10 4 (2.42%) Groovy
10 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.82%) XQuery
11 3 (1.82%) ABAP
11 3 (1.82%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.21%) AWK
12 2 (1.21%) Lisp
12 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (24.85%) ISEB
2 26 (15.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (10.30%) ISTQB
3 17 (10.30%) Degree
4 4 (2.42%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (21.82%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
Vendors
1 32 (19.39%) Oracle
1 32 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.85%) Sitecore
3 5 (3.03%) Telerik
4 3 (1.82%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.82%) SAP
5 2 (1.21%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.21%) Remedy
6 1 (0.61%) New Relic
6 1 (0.61%) Genesys
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