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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 208 207 219
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 19 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 6
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
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
5011 4129 4257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.43% 81.62% 75.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4109 3544 3724
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +2 11 £30,000 - 1
Wiltshire 0 3 £42,500 -1.73%
Gloucestershire - 2 £46,250 - 4
Somerset - 2 £42,500 - 1
Devon - 1 £26,444 - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Selenium
3 25 (53.19%) QA
4 21 (44.68%) C#
5 19 (40.43%) Scrum
5 19 (40.43%) BDD
6 18 (38.30%) SQL
7 16 (34.04%) Java
7 16 (34.04%) Automated Testing
8 15 (31.91%) Cucumber
9 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
9 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
10 12 (25.53%) Ruby
10 12 (25.53%) ISEB
11 11 (23.40%) TDD
12 10 (21.28%) HTML
12 10 (21.28%) User Stories
12 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
13 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
13 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
14 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (14.89%) SpecFlow
15 7 (14.89%) Coaching
15 7 (14.89%) .NET
15 7 (14.89%) JUnit
15 7 (14.89%) Test Management
16 6 (12.77%) Content Management
16 6 (12.77%) FitNesse
16 6 (12.77%) CSS
16 6 (12.77%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Selenium
2 15 (31.91%) Cucumber
3 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
4 7 (14.89%) SpecFlow
4 7 (14.89%) JUnit
5 6 (12.77%) JMeter
5 6 (12.77%) FitNesse
5 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.77%) Ranorex
5 6 (12.77%) Hudson
6 5 (10.64%) JBehave
6 5 (10.64%) TeamCity
6 5 (10.64%) Bugzilla
6 5 (10.64%) JIRA
7 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
10 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Tester
2 11 (23.40%) Test Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Automation Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) QA Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Tester
5 7 (14.89%) QA Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
6 6 (12.77%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Automation Tester
7 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Senior Automation Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Technical Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Senior QA Tester
10 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
11 1 (2.13%) Automation Specialist
11 1 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 1 (2.13%) Trainee Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) HTML
2 7 (14.89%) .NET
3 6 (12.77%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) Silverlight
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) HTML5
5 2 (4.26%) COM
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.13%) WCF
6 1 (2.13%) REST
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) Scrum
2 19 (40.43%) BDD
3 16 (34.04%) Automated Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
5 11 (23.40%) TDD
6 10 (21.28%) User Stories
6 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
7 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
7 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.89%) Test Management
8 7 (14.89%) Coaching
9 6 (12.77%) Content Management
10 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Kanban
11 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) C#
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) Java
4 12 (25.53%) Ruby
5 6 (12.77%) Python
6 5 (10.64%) Perl
7 4 (8.51%) C++
7 4 (8.51%) VB
8 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
8 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.26%) VB6
10 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) Sun Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (53.19%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Telerik
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