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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 187 215 239
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 48 30 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.91% 0.52% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.59% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 47 26 18
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £41,250 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
4631 5098 5571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.97% 88.71% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3841 4289 4576
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 13 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Gloucestershire -9 10 £39,250 +4.66%
Wiltshire +24 9 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Dorset +21 5 £27,000 -10.00% 1
Somerset 0 5 £37,500 -5.06%
Devon -16 4 £32,500 +30.00%
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 45 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (38.75%) ISEB
3 27 (33.75%) Selenium
4 25 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 24 (30.00%) Java
5 24 (30.00%) SQL
5 24 (30.00%) BDD
6 23 (28.75%) Linux
7 22 (27.50%) QA
8 20 (25.00%) Scrum
8 20 (25.00%) TDD
9 19 (23.75%) Finance
10 17 (21.25%) Windows
10 17 (21.25%) SOAP
10 17 (21.25%) Test Automation
11 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 16 (20.00%) Python
12 15 (18.75%) Regression Testing
12 15 (18.75%) Manual Testing
13 14 (17.50%) Git (software)
14 13 (16.25%) .NET
15 12 (15.00%) JIRA
15 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
15 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
16 11 (13.75%) Performance Testing
16 11 (13.75%) Telecoms
16 11 (13.75%) JMeter
16 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
17 10 (12.50%) Perl

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.75%) GlassFish
2 4 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) SSH
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (33.75%) Selenium
2 14 (17.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (15.00%) JIRA
4 11 (13.75%) JMeter
5 9 (11.25%) SoapUI
6 8 (10.00%) JUnit
6 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (8.75%) Eclipse
7 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.75%) SpecFlow
7 7 (8.75%) Subversion
8 6 (7.50%) Zephyr
9 5 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (6.25%) Cucumber
10 4 (5.00%) WATIR
11 3 (3.75%) Ranorex
12 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
12 2 (2.50%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 19 (23.75%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.75%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.75%) Marketing
4 6 (7.50%) Electronics
5 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Advertising
6 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (36.25%) Analyst
2 27 (33.75%) Test Analyst
3 22 (27.50%) Test Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) Tester
5 10 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 9 (11.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (11.25%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) Software Analyst
8 7 (8.75%) Automation Tester
8 7 (8.75%) Software Tester
9 6 (7.50%) Automation Test Lead
9 6 (7.50%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (6.25%) Developer
11 4 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Manual Tester
11 4 (5.00%) QA Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) SOAP
2 13 (16.25%) .NET
3 10 (12.50%) Web Services
4 8 (10.00%) HTML
5 7 (8.75%) REST
5 7 (8.75%) RESTful
5 7 (8.75%) XML
6 6 (7.50%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.00%) CSS
7 4 (5.00%) HTML5
8 3 (3.75%) CSS3
8 3 (3.75%) JSON
9 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.50%) Middleware
9 2 (2.50%) Spring
10 1 (1.25%) Angular 2
10 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.25%) Behat
10 1 (1.25%) J2EE
10 1 (1.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.25%) Replication
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.25%) iPad
3 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.75%) Linux
2 17 (21.25%) Windows
3 9 (11.25%) Android
3 9 (11.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.75%) Unix
5 2 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.00%) BDD
3 20 (25.00%) Scrum
3 20 (25.00%) TDD
4 17 (21.25%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 15 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 15 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 11 (13.75%) Performance Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (11.25%) Defect Management
11 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (8.75%) DevOps
11 7 (8.75%) SDLC
11 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
11 7 (8.75%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (8.75%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) Java
1 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 16 (20.00%) Python
3 10 (12.50%) C#
3 10 (12.50%) Perl
4 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.75%) Ruby
6 6 (7.50%) C++
7 3 (3.75%) Go
8 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 2 (2.50%) VB
8 2 (2.50%) VB6
9 1 (1.25%) C
9 1 (1.25%) Clojure
9 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (38.75%) ISEB
2 25 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Puppet
2 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.00%) HP
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) SAP
4 5 (6.25%) Cadence
5 4 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (3.75%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.25%) Panasonic
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