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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 217 232 218
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 30 17 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.29% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.33% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 27
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
4850 5103 5228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.39% 86.55% 84.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4048 4262 4232
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +17 21 £40,000 +50.94% 5
Somerset -5 4 £41,000 +5.80%
Dorset +9 2 £33,750 +35.00% 1
Bristol +7 1 £57,500 +49.35% 2
Devon -1 1 £30,000 - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (59.65%) Python
3 32 (56.14%) Scrum
4 29 (50.88%) Performance Testing
5 28 (49.12%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (49.12%) Selenium
5 28 (49.12%) Linux
6 26 (45.61%) Integration Testing
6 26 (45.61%) Windows
6 26 (45.61%) Test Automation
7 25 (43.86%) Perl
8 24 (42.11%) Manual Testing
8 24 (42.11%) DevOps
8 24 (42.11%) Defect Tracking
9 23 (40.35%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (36.84%) Waterfall
10 21 (36.84%) System Testing
10 21 (36.84%) Oracle
11 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
11 20 (35.09%) Software Engineering
11 20 (35.09%) Cucumber
11 20 (35.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (35.09%) V-Model
11 20 (35.09%) SDLC
11 20 (35.09%) System Integration Testing
12 19 (33.33%) Validation
13 18 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
13 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
13 18 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
14 17 (29.82%) Java

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 5 (8.77%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) SAN
1 3 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Apache Accumulo
2 5 (8.77%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (49.12%) Selenium
2 20 (35.09%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.05%) JIRA
4 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (8.77%) JMeter
7 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (8.77%) WATIR
8 3 (5.26%) HP UFT
8 3 (5.26%) Zephyr
9 2 (3.51%) Hudson
9 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.51%) TestComplete
9 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.75%) JBehave
10 1 (1.75%) Maven
10 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 3 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) Test Engineer
2 19 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 19 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 18 (31.58%) Analyst
4 17 (29.82%) Test Analyst
5 10 (17.54%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Tester
7 5 (8.77%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (8.77%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Test Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Software Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Java Automation Tester
10 2 (3.51%) Portfolio Test Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) REST
1 5 (8.77%) SOAP
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.51%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) J2EE
4 2 (3.51%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) Sass
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
5 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.75%) Blog
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) Linux
2 26 (45.61%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Unix
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (56.14%) Scrum
3 29 (50.88%) Performance Testing
4 28 (49.12%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (45.61%) Integration Testing
5 26 (45.61%) Test Automation
6 24 (42.11%) Defect Tracking
6 24 (42.11%) DevOps
6 24 (42.11%) Manual Testing
7 23 (40.35%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (36.84%) System Testing
8 21 (36.84%) Waterfall
9 20 (35.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (35.09%) SDLC
9 20 (35.09%) Software Engineering
9 20 (35.09%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (35.09%) V-Model
10 19 (33.33%) Validation
11 18 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
11 18 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (59.65%) Python
2 25 (43.86%) Perl
3 17 (29.82%) Java
4 14 (24.56%) Bash Shell
5 12 (21.05%) C++
6 10 (17.54%) SQL
7 7 (12.28%) Ruby
8 4 (7.02%) Go
9 2 (3.51%) C#
9 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.51%) VB
9 2 (3.51%) VB6
10 1 (1.75%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.07%) DV Cleared
3 10 (17.54%) ISEB
3 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Puppet
2 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) HP
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.77%) Rally
4 4 (7.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Cadence
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