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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 216 201 211
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 19 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.44% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 6
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +5.03%
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
5005 4741 4242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.32% 81.87% 78.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4100 3934 3720
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 May 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 4 May 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
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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 -1 16 £44,500 +18.66% 2
Gloucestershire -15 3 £45,000 +50.00%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Selenium
3 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 17 (40.48%) QA
4 17 (40.48%) SQL
4 17 (40.48%) Regression Testing
5 16 (38.10%) Scrum
5 16 (38.10%) Degree
6 15 (35.71%) TDD
6 15 (35.71%) C#
7 14 (33.33%) Java
8 13 (30.95%) ISEB
8 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
8 13 (30.95%) Manual Testing
9 12 (28.57%) BDD
10 11 (26.19%) User Stories
10 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
11 9 (21.43%) .NET
11 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
12 8 (19.05%) Replication
12 8 (19.05%) Finance
13 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
13 7 (16.67%) Retail
13 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
13 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (16.67%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) Selenium
2 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
4 5 (11.90%) JBehave
5 4 (9.52%) JUnit
6 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (7.14%) MbUnit
6 3 (7.14%) Hudson
6 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.76%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (4.76%) JMeter
8 1 (2.38%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Retail
3 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.52%) Financial Institution
5 3 (7.14%) Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
1 21 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Test Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Tester
3 6 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Software Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Junior
7 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) RESTful
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.14%) REST
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Replication
2 7 (16.67%) Open Source
3 6 (14.29%) Wiki
4 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 17 (40.48%) Regression Testing
4 16 (38.10%) Scrum
5 15 (35.71%) TDD
6 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
6 13 (30.95%) Manual Testing
7 12 (28.57%) BDD
8 11 (26.19%) User Stories
8 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
11 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (14.29%) System Testing
13 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
14 4 (9.52%) Kanban
14 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
14 4 (9.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) C#
3 14 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Degree
2 13 (30.95%) ISEB
3 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
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