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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 136 115 164
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +49
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 103 103 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 2.03% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.53% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 88 92 46
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,925 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £37,000
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
4882 4078 4226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.12% 80.55% 74.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3948 3484 3735
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 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 28 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 -4 38 £37,750 +11.02% 7
Somerset -7 27 £30,500 -3.17% 3
Wiltshire -19 17 £35,000 -2.77% 1
Gloucestershire +8 13 £37,250 +24.16% 9
Devon -15 4 £26,000 -26.76% 1
Dorset -19 3 £25,000 -28.57%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 82 (39.61%) Scrum
2 79 (38.16%) SQL
3 74 (35.75%) QA
4 70 (33.82%) C#
5 58 (28.02%) .NET
6 56 (27.05%) HTML
7 48 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (22.22%) ISEB
8 46 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 43 (20.77%) Test Scripting
10 42 (20.29%) JavaScript
11 39 (18.84%) Selenium
12 36 (17.39%) Microsoft
13 35 (16.91%) Software Testing
14 34 (16.43%) Java
14 34 (16.43%) SQL Server
15 33 (15.94%) MS Excel
16 31 (14.98%) Degree
17 30 (14.49%) Windows
17 30 (14.49%) ASP.NET
18 28 (13.53%) QuickTest Pro
19 27 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
20 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
21 25 (12.08%) OO
22 24 (11.59%) Ruby
22 24 (11.59%) Computer Science
23 23 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
23 23 (11.11%) Test Automation
23 23 (11.11%) TDD
23 23 (11.11%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 18 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.21%) IIS
3 7 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.38%) CMS
4 5 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.97%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.97%) SAS
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 33 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Magento
1 2 (0.97%) SAP ECC
1 2 (0.97%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.97%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.48%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.76%) Internet
2 3 (1.45%) Intranet
3 2 (0.97%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.97%) FTP
3 2 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.93%) MySQL
2 4 (1.93%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.45%) Big Data
3 3 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.97%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.97%) MS Access
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (18.84%) Selenium
2 28 (13.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (7.25%) NUnit
5 12 (5.80%) JMeter
5 12 (5.80%) Cucumber
6 11 (5.31%) WebDriver
7 10 (4.83%) FitNesse
7 10 (4.83%) SpecFlow
7 10 (4.83%) Ranorex
8 9 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.35%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.38%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.38%) JIRA
10 6 (2.90%) Bugzilla
10 6 (2.90%) Hudson
11 5 (2.42%) Maven
12 4 (1.93%) TestComplete
12 4 (1.93%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (8.21%) Finance
2 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.90%) Legal
4 4 (1.93%) Marketing
4 4 (1.93%) Law
5 3 (1.45%) Games
5 3 (1.45%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.97%) Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Military
6 2 (0.97%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (35.27%) Tester
2 50 (24.15%) Developer
3 44 (21.26%) Analyst
4 39 (18.84%) Test Analyst
5 31 (14.98%) Software Tester
6 30 (14.49%) Senior Tester
7 22 (10.63%) Software Engineer
8 16 (7.73%) QA Tester
9 15 (7.25%) Junior
9 15 (7.25%) Test Manager
10 14 (6.76%) .NET Developer
11 13 (6.28%) Automated Tester
11 13 (6.28%) Senior Software Engineer
11 13 (6.28%) Software Test Analyst
12 12 (5.80%) Senior Software Tester
13 11 (5.31%) Lead Tester
14 10 (4.83%) Test Engineer
14 10 (4.83%) C# Software Engineer
14 10 (4.83%) Junior Developer
14 10 (4.83%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (28.02%) .NET
2 56 (27.05%) HTML
3 30 (14.49%) ASP.NET
4 23 (11.11%) HTML5
5 19 (9.18%) CSS
6 13 (6.28%) .NET Framework
7 12 (5.80%) Web Services
8 11 (5.31%) XML
9 8 (3.86%) jQuery
9 8 (3.86%) SOAP
10 7 (3.38%) Silverlight
11 6 (2.90%) REST
11 6 (2.90%) CSS3
12 4 (1.93%) RESTful
12 4 (1.93%) WCF
12 4 (1.93%) MSMQ
12 4 (1.93%) Gherkin
13 3 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (1.45%) ADO.NET
13 3 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.80%) Open Source
4 9 (4.35%) Digital Media
5 8 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.90%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.49%) Windows
2 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (2.90%) Linux
4 3 (1.45%) UNIX
5 2 (0.97%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (39.61%) Scrum
2 48 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 43 (20.77%) Test Scripting
5 35 (16.91%) Software Testing
6 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
7 25 (12.08%) OO
8 23 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 23 (11.11%) TDD
9 21 (10.14%) Unit Testing
10 18 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 17 (8.21%) Test Management
11 17 (8.21%) Automation Testing
12 16 (7.73%) UML
13 15 (7.25%) OOP
13 15 (7.25%) Performance Testing
14 14 (6.76%) BDD
15 13 (6.28%) Manual Testing
16 12 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.16%) SQL
2 70 (33.82%) C#
3 42 (20.29%) JavaScript
4 34 (16.43%) Java
5 24 (11.59%) Ruby
6 17 (8.21%) PHP
6 17 (8.21%) VB
7 16 (7.73%) VBScript
8 15 (7.25%) Python
9 14 (6.76%) Perl
10 12 (5.80%) VBA
11 11 (5.31%) C++
11 11 (5.31%) VB.NET
12 9 (4.35%) Bash Shell
13 7 (3.38%) Delphi
14 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.45%) RPG
16 2 (0.97%) VB6
16 2 (0.97%) C
16 2 (0.97%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 46 (22.22%) ISEB
2 31 (14.98%) Degree
3 21 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (8.21%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.97%) 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 74 (35.75%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) WMI
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.21%) Oracle
3 10 (4.83%) Telerik
4 5 (2.42%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.45%) HP
6 2 (0.97%) Zend
6 2 (0.97%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.97%) SAP
7 1 (0.48%) Twitter
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) Informatica
7 1 (0.48%) Intergraph
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £28500 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Roc Search
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 to 44,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £23,680 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago