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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 210 137 116
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -21
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 39 94 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 1.62% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.99% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 37 77 96
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £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
5067 4725 4333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.55% 81.62% 78.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4135 3927 3805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 April 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 24 April 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
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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 -27 25 £43,250 +8.12% 4
Somerset -1 5 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Dorset -17 4 £36,250 -34.09% 1
Gloucestershire -22 3 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Wiltshire -7 2 £31,750 -9.28%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.88%) C#
2 43 (43.88%) .NET
3 40 (40.82%) QA
4 29 (29.59%) Selenium
5 27 (27.55%) Scrum
6 26 (26.53%) TDD
7 22 (22.45%) SQL Server
7 22 (22.45%) Test Scripting
8 21 (21.43%) ISEB
9 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
10 19 (19.39%) SQL
10 19 (19.39%) Java
10 19 (19.39%) OO
11 18 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (17.35%) BDD
13 13 (13.27%) Open Source
13 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (13.27%) Software Testing
13 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
13 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
14 12 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (11.22%) Test Strategy
15 11 (11.22%) Automation Testing
15 11 (11.22%) CSS
15 11 (11.22%) JavaScript
15 11 (11.22%) HTML
15 11 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (10.20%) Mentoring
16 10 (10.20%) Software Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.10%) IIS
2 4 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.02%) CMS
5 1 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) Firewall
2 2 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.14%) Big Data
5 5 (5.10%) MySQL
6 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (29.59%) Selenium
2 12 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
4 9 (9.18%) SpecFlow
5 8 (8.16%) Moq
5 8 (8.16%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.16%) TeamCity
6 7 (7.14%) NUnit
6 7 (7.14%) CruiseControl
6 7 (7.14%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
7 6 (6.12%) JIRA
8 5 (5.10%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.06%) Calabash
10 3 (3.06%) Maven
10 3 (3.06%) JUnit
11 2 (2.04%) JBehave
11 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (10.20%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Games
3 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.06%) Advertising
4 3 (3.06%) Law
4 3 (3.06%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Developer
2 20 (20.41%) Analyst
3 19 (19.39%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 12 (12.24%) Tester
6 9 (9.18%) C# Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Software Tester
8 7 (7.14%) Test Manager
9 6 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Test Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (6.12%) Team Leader
10 5 (5.10%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Software Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Web Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Automated Test Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (43.88%) .NET
2 11 (11.22%) CSS
2 11 (11.22%) HTML
3 10 (10.20%) RESTful
4 9 (9.18%) Web Services
5 8 (8.16%) SOAP
5 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.16%) .NET Framework
6 7 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (7.14%) REST
6 7 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 7 (7.14%) XML
6 7 (7.14%) MSMQ
6 7 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (7.14%) WCF
7 5 (5.10%) WPF
7 5 (5.10%) Spring
8 4 (4.08%) Entity Framework
8 4 (4.08%) HTML5
9 3 (3.06%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Open Source
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Wiki
4 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
1 8 (8.16%) Linux
2 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) Android
4 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.55%) Scrum
3 26 (26.53%) TDD
4 22 (22.45%) Test Scripting
5 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
6 19 (19.39%) OO
7 18 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (17.35%) BDD
9 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
9 13 (13.27%) Software Testing
9 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (11.22%) Test Strategy
10 11 (11.22%) Automation Testing
11 10 (10.20%) Waterfall
11 10 (10.20%) Mentoring
11 10 (10.20%) Software Delivery
12 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.16%) OOP
13 8 (8.16%) Performance Testing
13 8 (8.16%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.88%) C#
2 19 (19.39%) SQL
2 19 (19.39%) Java
3 11 (11.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.16%) Ruby
5 7 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (7.14%) C++
6 4 (4.08%) PHP
6 4 (4.08%) Groovy
7 3 (3.06%) XQuery
7 3 (3.06%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.06%) VB
8 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.04%) Delphi
8 2 (2.04%) C
9 1 (1.02%) VBScript
9 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.02%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) ISEB
2 11 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) Degree
4 4 (4.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (40.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.08%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (1.02%) Genesys
4 1 (1.02%) Telerik
4 1 (1.02%) Zend
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Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
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