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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 215 192 218
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 23 29 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.53% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.65% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 8
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -22.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
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
4946 4482 4473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.43% 81.68% 78.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4159 3786 3952
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +8 9 £37,500 - 2
Wiltshire - 8 £44,500 -
Dorset -21 3 £34,000 -24.44%
Somerset +7 2 £36,500 +22.84%
Devon -3 1 £35,500 +1.42%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Selenium
3 18 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 18 (46.15%) ISEB
4 17 (43.59%) Manual Testing
5 16 (41.03%) QA
6 14 (35.90%) Regression Testing
7 13 (33.33%) Java
7 13 (33.33%) Degree
8 12 (30.77%) SQL
9 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
9 11 (28.21%) Scrum
9 11 (28.21%) BDD
10 10 (25.64%) User Stories
11 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (23.08%) Finance
11 9 (23.08%) TDD
11 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
11 9 (23.08%) C#
12 8 (20.51%) .NET
12 8 (20.51%) Replication
12 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
13 7 (17.95%) Retail
13 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
14 6 (15.38%) C++
14 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
14 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
14 6 (15.38%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.82%) Hudson
3 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
3 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
4 4 (10.26%) JUnit
4 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
5 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.69%) JBehave
6 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Analyst
1 24 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Tester
3 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Junior
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Replication
2 5 (12.82%) Wiki
2 5 (12.82%) Open Source
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 17 (43.59%) Manual Testing
4 14 (35.90%) Regression Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Scrum
5 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.21%) BDD
6 10 (25.64%) User Stories
7 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
10 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.26%) Black-Box Testing
11 4 (10.26%) System Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Compatibility Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 3 (7.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 13 (33.33%) Degree
3 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft