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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 184 136 115
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -21
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 58 89 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 1.67% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 2.03% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 55 73 106
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £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
4993 4374 4243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.94% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4152 3688 3726
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 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 March 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 -14 36 £44,000 +10.00% 7
Dorset - 8 £40,000 -
Somerset -3 5 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Gloucestershire -12 5 £35,000 +12.90%
Wiltshire -16 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 68 (61.26%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (44.14%) C#
2 49 (44.14%) .NET
3 46 (41.44%) QA
4 32 (28.83%) Scrum
5 30 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 30 (27.03%) TDD
6 29 (26.13%) Selenium
7 25 (22.52%) SQL
7 25 (22.52%) OO
8 23 (20.72%) Test Scripting
9 21 (18.92%) Manual Testing
9 21 (18.92%) BDD
9 21 (18.92%) ISEB
10 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (16.22%) Finance
12 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
12 16 (14.41%) Java
13 15 (13.51%) JavaScript
13 15 (13.51%) HTML
13 15 (13.51%) Web Services
13 15 (13.51%) NUnit
13 15 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (12.61%) Mentoring
14 14 (12.61%) Software Testing
14 14 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (12.61%) Cucumber
14 14 (12.61%) Test Strategy
14 14 (12.61%) RESTful
14 14 (12.61%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (4.50%) IIS
2 4 (3.60%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.80%) JBoss
4 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.90%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.90%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.11%) Big Data
4 7 (6.31%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.50%) MySQL
6 3 (2.70%) MS Access
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 29 (26.13%) Selenium
2 15 (13.51%) NUnit
3 14 (12.61%) Cucumber
4 12 (10.81%) SpecFlow
4 12 (10.81%) TeamCity
4 12 (10.81%) Moq
5 11 (9.91%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (9.91%) CruiseControl
6 10 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.31%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
8 6 (5.41%) JIRA
8 6 (5.41%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.50%) JUnit
9 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.70%) Maven
11 3 (2.70%) JMeter
11 3 (2.70%) Calabash
12 2 (1.80%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (16.22%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Games
3 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.70%) Advertising
4 3 (2.70%) Law
4 3 (2.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (29.73%) Developer
2 24 (21.62%) Analyst
3 21 (18.92%) Test Analyst
4 17 (15.32%) Tester
5 11 (9.91%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.91%) Test Leader
6 9 (8.11%) Software Tester
7 8 (7.21%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Team Leader
8 7 (6.31%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Automated Tester
9 6 (5.41%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (5.41%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.41%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.41%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Senior Tester
11 4 (3.60%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (44.14%) .NET
2 15 (13.51%) HTML
2 15 (13.51%) Web Services
3 14 (12.61%) RESTful
4 12 (10.81%) SOAP
5 11 (9.91%) MSMQ
5 11 (9.91%) WCF
5 11 (9.91%) CSS
5 11 (9.91%) REST
5 11 (9.91%) Gherkin
6 9 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (8.11%) ActiveMQ
6 9 (8.11%) .NET Framework
7 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.31%) XML
9 6 (5.41%) WPF
10 5 (4.50%) Entity Framework
10 5 (4.50%) Spring
10 5 (4.50%) Middleware
11 4 (3.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Open Source
2 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.50%) Wiki
4 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.80%) Replication
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) Windows
1 10 (9.01%) Linux
2 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) Android
4 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (61.26%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.83%) Scrum
3 30 (27.03%) TDD
4 25 (22.52%) OO
5 23 (20.72%) Test Scripting
6 21 (18.92%) BDD
6 21 (18.92%) Manual Testing
7 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (12.61%) Test Strategy
8 14 (12.61%) OOP
8 14 (12.61%) Software Testing
8 14 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (12.61%) Mentoring
9 13 (11.71%) Software Delivery
9 13 (11.71%) E-Commerce
9 13 (11.71%) Regression Testing
9 13 (11.71%) Line Management
10 11 (9.91%) Waterfall
10 11 (9.91%) Automation Testing
10 11 (9.91%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) C#
2 25 (22.52%) SQL
3 16 (14.41%) Java
4 15 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.71%) Ruby
6 11 (9.91%) C++
7 7 (6.31%) Python
8 4 (3.60%) PHP
8 4 (3.60%) Groovy
9 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.70%) XQuery
9 3 (2.70%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.70%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.80%) C
10 2 (1.80%) VB
10 2 (1.80%) AWK
10 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.80%) Delphi
10 2 (1.80%) Perl
10 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) ISEB
2 15 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.31%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.31%) Degree
4 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.90%) HND
6 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (41.44%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.11%) Oracle
3 4 (3.60%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.80%) Remedy
5 1 (0.90%) Telerik
5 1 (0.90%) Zend
5 1 (0.90%) New Relic
5 1 (0.90%) Genesys
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