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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 132 215 143
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -72
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 125 40 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.20% 0.65% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 0.75% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 120 38 76
Average salary £39,500 £41,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.38% +19.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £47,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
4966 5326 4912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.44% 86.11% 85.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4122 4350 4081
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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 +17 41 £32,500 -26.13% 4
Gloucestershire +35 34 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Somerset +29 30 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Wiltshire +9 9 £40,000 +56.86% 1
Devon - 2 £33,750 -
Dorset +12 1 £37,500 +3.44%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 136 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (41.38%) Java
2 84 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 70 (34.48%) C#
3 70 (34.48%) SQL
4 64 (31.53%) HTML
5 63 (31.03%) .NET
6 51 (25.12%) Selenium
7 49 (24.14%) Windows
8 48 (23.65%) C++
9 40 (19.70%) Python
9 40 (19.70%) Scrum
10 37 (18.23%) Telecoms
11 36 (17.73%) Spring
12 35 (17.24%) Security Cleared
13 34 (16.75%) Test Scripting
13 34 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (16.26%) OO
14 33 (16.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (16.26%) Software Engineering
15 32 (15.76%) MySQL
15 32 (15.76%) Cucumber
16 31 (15.27%) SQL Server
16 31 (15.27%) Linux
16 31 (15.27%) ISEB
17 29 (14.29%) Hibernate
18 28 (13.79%) ASP.NET
18 28 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
19 27 (13.30%) Oracle
19 27 (13.30%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (8.87%) CMS
2 14 (6.90%) IIS
3 13 (6.40%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.43%) Node.js
5 8 (3.94%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.45%) WordPress
7 4 (1.97%) Drupal
8 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.37%) Internet
2 7 (3.45%) SSL
3 2 (0.99%) SSH
4 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.49%) MPLS
4 1 (0.49%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.76%) MySQL
2 31 (15.27%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.84%) Big Data
3 22 (10.84%) MongoDB
4 21 (10.34%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.93%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.94%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.99%) Redis
11 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 51 (25.12%) Selenium
2 33 (16.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (15.76%) Cucumber
4 20 (9.85%) WebDriver
5 19 (9.36%) JUnit
6 18 (8.87%) Jenkins
6 18 (8.87%) NUnit
7 17 (8.37%) Mockito
8 14 (6.90%) JIRA
9 12 (5.91%) Maven
9 12 (5.91%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.42%) Git (software)
11 10 (4.93%) EasyMock
11 10 (4.93%) Eclipse
11 10 (4.93%) IntelliJ
11 10 (4.93%) JMeter
11 10 (4.93%) SoapUI
11 10 (4.93%) SpecFlow
12 9 (4.43%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (3.45%) PhantomJS
General
1 37 (18.23%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.85%) Finance
3 14 (6.90%) Electronics
3 14 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.90%) Marketing
4 8 (3.94%) Games
5 3 (1.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (37.44%) Developer
2 38 (18.72%) Analyst
3 36 (17.73%) Java Developer
3 36 (17.73%) Test Analyst
4 34 (16.75%) Test Engineer
5 24 (11.82%) Tester
6 23 (11.33%) C# Developer
7 20 (9.85%) Software Engineer
8 16 (7.88%) Software Tester
9 15 (7.39%) .NET Developer
9 15 (7.39%) Consultant
9 15 (7.39%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
9 15 (7.39%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
9 15 (7.39%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (7.39%) Technical Consultant
10 13 (6.40%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (4.43%) QA Analyst
13 8 (3.94%) .NET Software Engineer
13 8 (3.94%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (31.53%) HTML
2 63 (31.03%) .NET
3 36 (17.73%) Spring
4 29 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 28 (13.79%) ASP.NET
6 26 (12.81%) .NET Framework
7 22 (10.84%) XML
8 18 (8.87%) HTML5
9 17 (8.37%) J2EE
9 17 (8.37%) jQuery
9 17 (8.37%) Web Services
10 13 (6.40%) AngularJS
10 13 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (6.40%) SOAP
11 12 (5.91%) EJB
11 12 (5.91%) REST
12 11 (5.42%) Backbone.js
12 11 (5.42%) RESTful
13 10 (4.93%) Spring Integration
14 9 (4.43%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.84%) Cybercrime
2 19 (9.36%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.88%) Visualisation
4 15 (7.39%) iPhone
5 14 (6.90%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.91%) User Experience
7 11 (5.42%) Digital Media
8 9 (4.43%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.46%) Cryptography
9 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.99%) NHS
11 1 (0.49%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.49%) EPoS
11 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.14%) Windows
2 31 (15.27%) Linux
3 27 (13.30%) Android
4 18 (8.87%) Windows Server
5 17 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.39%) Windows Phone
7 5 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.46%) Unix
8 3 (1.48%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.70%) Scrum
3 34 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (16.75%) Test Scripting
4 33 (16.26%) OO
4 33 (16.26%) Software Engineering
5 28 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (13.30%) Unit Testing
6 27 (13.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (12.81%) ITIL
8 25 (12.32%) SDLC
9 21 (10.34%) Regression Testing
10 20 (9.85%) BDD
10 20 (9.85%) ETL
10 20 (9.85%) Open Source
10 20 (9.85%) Web Development
11 18 (8.87%) Manual Testing
11 18 (8.87%) TDD
11 18 (8.87%) UML
12 17 (8.37%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 84 (41.38%) Java
1 84 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 70 (34.48%) C#
2 70 (34.48%) SQL
3 48 (23.65%) C++
4 40 (19.70%) Python
5 26 (12.81%) Ruby
6 17 (8.37%) Objective-C
6 17 (8.37%) PHP
7 7 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.96%) C
8 6 (2.96%) Clojure
9 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.99%) Scala
10 1 (0.49%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.27%) ISEB
3 26 (12.81%) Degree
4 23 (11.33%) ISTQB
4 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.85%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.34%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (13.30%) Oracle
2 18 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.90%) SAP
4 4 (1.97%) HP
5 2 (0.99%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.49%) ATG
6 1 (0.49%) BT
6 1 (0.49%) Facebook
6 1 (0.49%) Infobright
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.49%) Remedy
6 1 (0.49%) Sage
6 1 (0.49%) Telerik
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Somerset
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