The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 208 222 201
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 47 24 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.41% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.47% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 24
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £29,798
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £44,500 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Automation 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
4987 5100 4540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.58% 86.62% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4144 4299 3844
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South West region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
Dorset +20 24 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Bristol +1 13 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Somerset -4 5 £39,500 +8.21%
Gloucestershire - 4 £40,000 - 4
Wiltshire -1 1 £22,500 -49.43% 2
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Finance
3 28 (41.79%) Test Automation
4 27 (40.30%) Scrum
4 27 (40.30%) Banking
5 24 (35.82%) Java
6 22 (32.84%) Telecoms
7 21 (31.34%) Software Testing
8 19 (28.36%) Selenium
8 19 (28.36%) QA
8 19 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (28.36%) Regression Testing
8 19 (28.36%) ISEB
8 19 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (25.37%) Relational Database
9 17 (25.37%) Functional Testing
10 16 (23.88%) Oracle
10 16 (23.88%) Test Management
11 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
12 14 (20.90%) Integration Testing
12 14 (20.90%) DevOps
13 13 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (19.40%) System Testing
13 13 (19.40%) XML
13 13 (19.40%) Python
13 13 (19.40%) HP
14 12 (17.91%) IBM
14 12 (17.91%) SOA
14 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
14 12 (17.91%) MQSeries

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.91%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Temenos T24
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) SSH
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.48%) OLTP
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Selenium
2 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.48%) JIRA
3 3 (4.48%) Ranorex
3 3 (4.48%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.49%) Hudson
5 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 27 (40.30%) Banking
3 22 (32.84%) Telecoms
4 9 (13.43%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.99%) Games
6 2 (2.99%) Marketing
7 1 (1.49%) Advertising
7 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Test Engineer
2 17 (25.37%) Automation Engineer
2 17 (25.37%) Test Automation Engineer
2 17 (25.37%) Test Leader
3 13 (19.40%) Web Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Middleware Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Tester
7 6 (8.96%) Software Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Python Software Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Software Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.97%) Developer
9 4 (5.97%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Junior
10 3 (4.48%) Agile Tester
10 3 (4.48%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) XML
2 12 (17.91%) Middleware
3 8 (11.94%) .NET
4 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.49%) HTML
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
5 1 (1.49%) Java EE
5 1 (1.49%) jQuery
5 1 (1.49%) Laravel
5 1 (1.49%) SOAP
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.43%) Digital Media
3 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.97%) PMI
4 2 (2.99%) Xbox
5 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) EPoS
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Unix
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Windows
4 4 (5.97%) Android
4 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) Test Automation
3 27 (40.30%) Scrum
4 21 (31.34%) Software Testing
5 19 (28.36%) Regression Testing
5 19 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (25.37%) Functional Testing
7 16 (23.88%) Test Management
8 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
9 14 (20.90%) DevOps
9 14 (20.90%) Integration Testing
10 13 (19.40%) System Testing
11 12 (17.91%) Configuration Management
11 12 (17.91%) Data Management
11 12 (17.91%) SOA
12 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
13 10 (14.93%) SDLC
13 10 (14.93%) TDD
14 9 (13.43%) Asset Management
14 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) Java
2 13 (19.40%) Python
3 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) SQL
5 3 (4.48%) VB
5 3 (4.48%) VB6
6 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.99%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) ISEB
2 13 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.97%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Oracle
2 13 (19.40%) HP
3 12 (17.91%) Green Hat
3 12 (17.91%) IBM
3 12 (17.91%) webMethods
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
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