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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 200 203 208
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 27 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 8
Average salary £33,750 £37,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
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
4956 4161 4246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.94% 80.41% 75.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4001 3545 3748
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 £26,500 £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%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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 +9 16 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Somerset - 7 £50,000 - 1
Wiltshire -4 2 £37,500 -13.29%
Devon - 2 £23,222 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 27 (58.70%) Selenium
2 26 (56.52%) QA
3 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (45.65%) Scrum
4 19 (41.30%) C#
4 19 (41.30%) BDD
5 18 (39.13%) SQL
6 17 (36.96%) Automated Testing
7 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
7 16 (34.78%) Java
8 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
9 13 (28.26%) WebDriver
10 11 (23.91%) ISEB
10 11 (23.91%) Ruby
10 11 (23.91%) TDD
10 11 (23.91%) User Stories
11 10 (21.74%) HTML
12 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
12 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
13 8 (17.39%) JUnit
14 7 (15.22%) .NET
14 7 (15.22%) JMeter
14 7 (15.22%) FitNesse
14 7 (15.22%) Ranorex
14 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
15 6 (13.04%) JIRA
15 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
15 6 (13.04%) Content Management
15 6 (13.04%) Test Management
15 6 (13.04%) JBehave

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (58.70%) Selenium
2 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
3 13 (28.26%) WebDriver
4 8 (17.39%) JUnit
5 7 (15.22%) JMeter
5 7 (15.22%) FitNesse
5 7 (15.22%) Ranorex
5 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
6 6 (13.04%) JIRA
6 6 (13.04%) JBehave
7 5 (10.87%) TeamCity
7 5 (10.87%) Bugzilla
7 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
7 5 (10.87%) Hudson
8 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.35%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Tester
2 13 (28.26%) Test Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (21.74%) QA Tester
5 9 (19.57%) Senior Tester
6 8 (17.39%) QA Engineer
7 6 (13.04%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (13.04%) Analyst
8 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
8 5 (10.87%) Automation Tester
9 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Tester
9 4 (8.70%) Software Tester
9 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
10 3 (6.52%) Senior Automation Tester
10 3 (6.52%) Senior QA Tester
11 2 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
12 1 (2.17%) Graduate
12 1 (2.17%) .NET Developer
12 1 (2.17%) C# Developer
12 1 (2.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) HTML
2 7 (15.22%) .NET
3 6 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (6.52%) HTML5
4 3 (6.52%) Silverlight
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.35%) COM
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.17%) WCF
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (45.65%) Scrum
2 19 (41.30%) BDD
3 17 (36.96%) Automated Testing
4 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
5 11 (23.91%) TDD
5 11 (23.91%) User Stories
6 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.04%) Content Management
7 6 (13.04%) Test Management
8 5 (10.87%) Kanban
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
10 2 (4.35%) System Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) C#
2 18 (39.13%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) Java
4 11 (23.91%) Ruby
5 5 (10.87%) Python
5 5 (10.87%) Perl
6 4 (8.70%) VB
7 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.52%) C++
7 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.35%) VB6
9 1 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) ISEB
2 6 (13.04%) Sun Certification
3 5 (10.87%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (56.52%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Telerik
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