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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 220 223 219
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 36 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.37% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32 17 23
Median salary £39,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £40,600 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
4979 5144 5223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.67% 87.28% 84.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4167 4330 4296
Median salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,000
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 - 19 £40,000 - 5
Wiltshire +5 5 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Somerset +1 5 £47,500 +22.58% 3
Bristol -3 3 £57,500 +51.31% 3
Dorset +6 2 £30,000 - 1
Devon -1 1 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.75%) Scrum
3 27 (42.19%) Python
4 26 (40.63%) Linux
5 23 (35.94%) Selenium
5 23 (35.94%) Integration Testing
5 23 (35.94%) Windows
6 22 (34.38%) Performance Testing
6 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
7 21 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (32.81%) Manual Testing
8 19 (29.69%) ISEB
8 19 (29.69%) BDD
8 19 (29.69%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (29.69%) Defect Tracking
9 18 (28.13%) Perl
9 18 (28.13%) System Testing
10 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
10 17 (26.56%) Java
10 17 (26.56%) DevOps
11 16 (25.00%) TDD
11 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 15 (23.44%) ISTQB
12 15 (23.44%) SQL
12 15 (23.44%) Oracle
12 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
12 15 (23.44%) DV Cleared
13 14 (21.88%) V-Model
13 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
13 14 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement

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 4 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 4 (6.25%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (35.94%) Selenium
2 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
3 13 (20.31%) JIRA
4 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
5 8 (12.50%) JMeter
6 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
7 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (7.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
9 4 (6.25%) JUnit
9 4 (6.25%) Subversion
9 4 (6.25%) WATIR
9 4 (6.25%) Zephyr
10 3 (4.69%) HP UFT
10 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.13%) Hudson
11 2 (3.13%) Ranorex
11 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.13%) TestComplete
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.81%) Marketing
4 4 (6.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Test Engineer
2 22 (34.38%) Analyst
3 20 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 13 (20.31%) Integration Engineer
4 13 (20.31%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 12 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (14.06%) Tester
7 8 (12.50%) Test Manager
8 6 (9.38%) Software Tester
9 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (6.25%) Automation Tester
10 4 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
11 3 (4.69%) Manual Tester
11 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (4.69%) Software Analyst
11 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
12 2 (3.13%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) SOAP
2 7 (10.94%) Web Services
3 6 (9.38%) .NET
3 6 (9.38%) REST
4 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.25%) RESTful
5 3 (4.69%) HTML
6 2 (3.13%) CSS
6 2 (3.13%) HTML5
6 2 (3.13%) J2EE
6 2 (3.13%) Middleware
6 2 (3.13%) XML
7 1 (1.56%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.56%) Java EE
7 1 (1.56%) Sass
7 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Replication
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.56%) Blog
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) Linux
2 23 (35.94%) Windows
3 5 (7.81%) Android
3 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.75%) Scrum
3 23 (35.94%) Integration Testing
4 22 (34.38%) Performance Testing
4 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
5 21 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (32.81%) Manual Testing
6 19 (29.69%) BDD
6 19 (29.69%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (29.69%) Defect Tracking
7 18 (28.13%) System Testing
8 17 (26.56%) DevOps
9 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 16 (25.00%) TDD
10 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
11 14 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (21.88%) SDLC
11 14 (21.88%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (21.88%) V-Model
12 13 (20.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) Python
2 18 (28.13%) Perl
3 17 (26.56%) Java
4 15 (23.44%) SQL
5 11 (17.19%) Bash Shell
6 10 (15.63%) C++
7 6 (9.38%) Ruby
8 4 (6.25%) C#
8 4 (6.25%) Go
9 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 2 (3.13%) VB
9 2 (3.13%) VB6
10 1 (1.56%) Clojure
10 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) ISEB
2 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
3 15 (23.44%) DV Cleared
3 15 (23.44%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.69%) Degree
7 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) HP
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) SAP
4 4 (6.25%) Rally
5 3 (4.69%) Cadence
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Medical and Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
4Com Plc
Salary: Competitive + Audi A1*
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago