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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 230 207 209
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 20 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.44% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.53% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 7
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,600 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
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
4990 5125 4223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.13% 82.63% 80.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4153 4166 3725
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 -11 10 £40,000 +3.89% 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £45,000 -
Devon -2 4 £30,000 +50.00%
Somerset +8 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Java
3 18 (43.90%) Degree
4 17 (41.46%) Selenium
4 17 (41.46%) QA
5 16 (39.02%) C#
5 16 (39.02%) SQL
6 14 (34.15%) Scrum
6 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
7 12 (29.27%) ISEB
8 11 (26.83%) Oracle
9 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
9 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
10 9 (21.95%) BDD
10 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
10 9 (21.95%) User Stories
11 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
11 8 (19.51%) TDD
11 8 (19.51%) Finance
11 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
11 8 (19.51%) Windows
12 7 (17.07%) JUnit
12 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
12 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
12 7 (17.07%) RESTful
12 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (14.63%) JBehave
13 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
13 6 (14.63%) .NET
13 6 (14.63%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.07%) JUnit
3 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.63%) JBehave
5 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.76%) JMeter
6 4 (9.76%) Maven
6 4 (9.76%) JIRA
6 4 (9.76%) NeoLoad
7 3 (7.32%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.32%) MbUnit
7 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.88%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.44%) NetBeans
9 1 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Financial Institution
4 3 (7.32%) Marketing
5 2 (4.88%) Games
5 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.88%) Law
6 1 (2.44%) Advertising
6 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Test Analyst
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Test Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) QA Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Software Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Junior Tester
9 2 (4.88%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) RESTful
2 6 (14.63%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) Spring
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.32%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) HTML5
4 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.88%) Apache Camel
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.44%) Swing
5 1 (2.44%) Java EE
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Replication
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Wiki
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Scrum
2 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
3 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
3 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
4 9 (21.95%) BDD
4 9 (21.95%) User Stories
5 8 (19.51%) TDD
5 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
7 6 (14.63%) OO
8 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
8 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
9 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.76%) Kanban
10 3 (7.32%) Open Source
10 3 (7.32%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 16 (39.02%) C#
2 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Degree
2 12 (29.27%) ISEB
3 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
5 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
5 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (41.46%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) Google
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
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