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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 131 185 183
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -2
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 110 68 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.13% 1.18% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.33% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86 64 66
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,950 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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
4551 5109 5562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.93% 88.65% 85.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3764 4302 4562
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +23 31 £43,750 +2.94% 9
Gloucestershire -13 28 £40,750 -25.90% 6
Somerset +26 22 £42,250 +40.83% 3
Wiltshire +25 11 £32,500 -27.77%
Dorset +21 6 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Devon -22 1 £37,500 +74.41%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 224 (76.45%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (50.17%) Java
3 96 (32.76%) HTML
4 95 (32.42%) SQL
5 94 (32.08%) Security Cleared
6 92 (31.40%) Software Engineering
6 92 (31.40%) Scrum
7 91 (31.06%) C#
8 90 (30.72%) JavaScript
9 81 (27.65%) .NET
10 67 (22.87%) Unit Testing
11 63 (21.50%) Selenium
11 63 (21.50%) Windows
12 60 (20.48%) SC Cleared
13 51 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (17.41%) Degree
13 51 (17.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 50 (17.06%) NoSQL
15 49 (16.72%) Hadoop
15 49 (16.72%) System Testing
16 48 (16.38%) Mentoring
17 47 (16.04%) ASP.NET
17 47 (16.04%) Python
18 44 (15.02%) C++
19 42 (14.33%) Finance
20 41 (13.99%) Regression Testing
20 41 (13.99%) SQL Server
20 41 (13.99%) SDLC
21 40 (13.65%) Git (software)
22 39 (13.31%) Jenkins

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (9.56%) IIS
2 16 (5.46%) WebLogic
3 13 (4.44%) JBoss
4 5 (1.71%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.02%) CMS
6 2 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) Jetty
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.37%) MS Office
2 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.37%) Lucidchart
3 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.46%) SSL
2 15 (5.12%) Internet
3 14 (4.78%) HTTP
3 14 (4.78%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.02%) SSH
5 2 (0.68%) Intranet
5 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.06%) NoSQL
2 49 (16.72%) Hadoop
3 41 (13.99%) SQL Server
4 37 (12.63%) Big Data
5 27 (9.22%) MongoDB
6 16 (5.46%) MySQL
7 13 (4.44%) Redis
8 12 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.37%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.34%) Apache Accumulo
13 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.34%) HBase
13 1 (0.34%) Riak
Development Applications
1 63 (21.50%) Selenium
2 51 (17.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (13.65%) Git (software)
4 39 (13.31%) Jenkins
5 22 (7.51%) JIRA
5 22 (7.51%) Subversion
6 20 (6.83%) Cucumber
7 19 (6.48%) JUnit
8 18 (6.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (6.14%) Maven
9 16 (5.46%) Vagrant
10 15 (5.12%) Eclipse
10 15 (5.12%) IntelliJ
10 15 (5.12%) Mockito
11 14 (4.78%) SpecFlow
11 14 (4.78%) Visual Studio
12 13 (4.44%) SoapUI
13 12 (4.10%) EasyMock
13 12 (4.10%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (4.10%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (14.33%) Finance
2 29 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.78%) Games
4 11 (3.75%) Retail
5 8 (2.73%) Electronics
6 7 (2.39%) Marketing
7 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.71%) Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 115 (39.25%) Developer
2 68 (23.21%) Java Developer
3 48 (16.38%) Senior Developer
4 46 (15.70%) Analyst
5 42 (14.33%) Software Engineer
6 40 (13.65%) Senior Java Developer
6 40 (13.65%) Test Analyst
7 36 (12.29%) Tester
8 34 (11.60%) .NET Developer
9 33 (11.26%) C# Developer
10 27 (9.22%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (8.53%) Software Tester
12 24 (8.19%) Lead Developer
13 23 (7.85%) Java Engineer
13 23 (7.85%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (5.12%) Test Engineer
15 14 (4.78%) Lead Java Developer
16 13 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 12 (4.10%) Lead Software Engineer
17 12 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (32.76%) HTML
2 81 (27.65%) .NET
3 47 (16.04%) ASP.NET
4 34 (11.60%) XML
5 33 (11.26%) Hibernate
5 33 (11.26%) Spring
5 33 (11.26%) Web Services
6 30 (10.24%) HTML5
7 25 (8.53%) CSS
8 24 (8.19%) .NET Framework
9 21 (7.17%) AngularJS
9 21 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (7.17%) J2EE
10 17 (5.80%) JSON
11 15 (5.12%) EJB
11 15 (5.12%) jQuery
11 15 (5.12%) REST
12 13 (4.44%) SOAP
13 12 (4.10%) Spring Integration
14 10 (3.41%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.90%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.46%) iPhone
3 16 (5.46%) Visualisation
4 15 (5.12%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.44%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.44%) Cryptography
6 12 (4.10%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.41%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.73%) Digital Media
8 8 (2.73%) User Experience
9 7 (2.39%) Physics
10 6 (2.05%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.37%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.37%) Replication
12 3 (1.02%) iPad
13 2 (0.68%) Blog
13 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.50%) Windows
2 38 (12.97%) Linux
3 25 (8.53%) Android
4 18 (6.14%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.46%) Windows Phone
6 15 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (3.41%) CentOS
8 7 (2.39%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.05%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.02%) Unix
12 2 (0.68%) VMS
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (76.45%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (31.40%) Scrum
2 92 (31.40%) Software Engineering
3 67 (22.87%) Unit Testing
4 51 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (16.72%) System Testing
6 48 (16.38%) Mentoring
7 41 (13.99%) Regression Testing
7 41 (13.99%) SDLC
8 37 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
9 34 (11.60%) Test Scripting
10 33 (11.26%) Manual Testing
11 32 (10.92%) Kanban
12 31 (10.58%) User Stories
13 27 (9.22%) OO
13 27 (9.22%) Web Development
14 26 (8.87%) ITIL
14 26 (8.87%) MVC
14 26 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (8.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 147 (50.17%) Java
2 95 (32.42%) SQL
3 91 (31.06%) C#
4 90 (30.72%) JavaScript
5 47 (16.04%) Python
6 44 (15.02%) C++
7 30 (10.24%) C
8 25 (8.53%) PHP
9 21 (7.17%) Objective-C
10 16 (5.46%) Ruby
11 8 (2.73%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.39%) R
13 5 (1.71%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.02%) Clojure
14 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.68%) XPath
15 2 (0.68%) XQuery
16 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (32.08%) Security Cleared
2 60 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 51 (17.41%) Degree
4 37 (12.63%) ISEB
5 29 (9.90%) ISTQB
6 22 (7.51%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) CEH
10 1 (0.34%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.34%) EC-Council LPT
10 1 (0.34%) ECSA
10 1 (0.34%) EnCE
10 1 (0.34%) GCFA
10 1 (0.34%) GIAC
10 1 (0.34%) HND
10 1 (0.34%) MCSD
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.60%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.37%) Ansible
2 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) EnCase
3 1 (0.34%) Oozie
3 1 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (10.24%) Oracle
2 25 (8.53%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.78%) Cisco
4 12 (4.10%) Atlassian
4 12 (4.10%) Infobright
5 10 (3.41%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.05%) HP
6 6 (2.05%) SAP
7 4 (1.37%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.02%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.02%) New Relic
9 1 (0.34%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.34%) Zend
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