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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 213 227 210
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 33 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 18
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.84%
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
4858 5222 4983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.17% 85.85% 85.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4040 4277 4133
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Gloucestershire +24 24 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Dorset - 6 £40,000 -
Bristol -12 1 £32,500 -26.96%
Devon - 1 £36,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £21,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 56 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Scrum
3 39 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 38 (48.72%) Selenium
5 34 (43.59%) Oracle
5 34 (43.59%) DevOps
6 33 (42.31%) Finance
7 32 (41.03%) Integration Testing
8 31 (39.74%) Python
9 30 (38.46%) Java
9 30 (38.46%) System Testing
10 27 (34.62%) Banking
11 25 (32.05%) Linux
12 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
13 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (29.49%) Windows
14 22 (28.21%) Software Engineering
14 22 (28.21%) QA
15 21 (26.92%) V-Model
15 21 (26.92%) Telecoms
15 21 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (25.64%) SDLC
16 20 (25.64%) Perl
16 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
16 20 (25.64%) Performance Testing
17 19 (24.36%) System Integration Testing
17 19 (24.36%) Cucumber
18 18 (23.08%) Waterfall
18 18 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
18 18 (23.08%) Manual Testing

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 11 (14.10%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Temenos T24
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.56%) OLTP
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (48.72%) Selenium
2 19 (24.36%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.13%) JIRA
5 3 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.56%) JMeter
6 2 (2.56%) Maven
6 2 (2.56%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.56%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.56%) WATIR
6 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.28%) Hudson
7 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 27 (34.62%) Banking
3 21 (26.92%) Telecoms
4 9 (11.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (64.10%) Test Engineer
2 20 (25.64%) Test Automation Engineer
3 18 (23.08%) Integration Engineer
3 18 (23.08%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 17 (21.79%) Test Leader
5 14 (17.95%) Web Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) Analyst
6 9 (11.54%) Middleware Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Junior
9 4 (5.13%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Python Software Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) QA Leader
10 2 (2.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) XML
2 11 (14.10%) Middleware
3 8 (10.26%) .NET
4 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.56%) J2EE
5 2 (2.56%) Java EE
5 2 (2.56%) jQuery
5 2 (2.56%) SOAP
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) HTML5
6 1 (1.28%) Laravel
6 1 (1.28%) REST
6 1 (1.28%) Sass
6 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.69%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.56%) EPoS
6 1 (1.28%) Blog
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Linux
2 23 (29.49%) Windows
3 11 (14.10%) Unix
4 3 (3.85%) Android
4 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Scrum
3 39 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 34 (43.59%) DevOps
5 32 (41.03%) Integration Testing
6 30 (38.46%) System Testing
7 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
8 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (28.21%) Software Engineering
10 21 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (26.92%) V-Model
11 20 (25.64%) Performance Testing
11 20 (25.64%) SDLC
12 19 (24.36%) System Integration Testing
13 18 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
13 18 (23.08%) Manual Testing
13 18 (23.08%) Validation
13 18 (23.08%) Waterfall
14 16 (20.51%) Risk Analysis
14 16 (20.51%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) Python
2 30 (38.46%) Java
3 20 (25.64%) Perl
4 9 (11.54%) C++
5 8 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.13%) C#
7 4 (5.13%) Ruby
7 4 (5.13%) SQL
8 2 (2.56%) Go
8 2 (2.56%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) VB
8 2 (2.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (16.67%) ISEB
3 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.82%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.41%) Degree
6 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (43.59%) Oracle
2 12 (15.38%) HP
3 11 (14.10%) Green Hat
3 11 (14.10%) IBM
3 11 (14.10%) webMethods
4 2 (2.56%) Rally
5 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
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