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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 222 215 226
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 18 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.35% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.43% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 4
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
5223 4869 4410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.54% 82.19% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 4110 3882
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,925
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,050 £57,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +12 9 £32,500 -
Somerset +3 3 £36,500 +22.84%
Dorset -10 3 £34,000 -24.44%
Devon -8 1 £35,500 +1.42%
Gloucestershire -15 1 £62,500 +56.25%
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 - 3
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 22 (52.38%) Selenium
2 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 18 (42.86%) QA
4 15 (35.71%) ISEB
4 15 (35.71%) C#
5 14 (33.33%) BDD
6 13 (30.95%) Java
6 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
7 11 (26.19%) TDD
7 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (23.81%) .NET
9 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
10 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
10 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
10 8 (19.05%) Finance
11 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 7 (16.67%) Hudson
11 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 7 (16.67%) HTML
12 6 (14.29%) JIRA
12 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
12 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
12 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 6 (14.29%) Content Management
12 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) Selenium
2 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
2 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
2 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
3 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (16.67%) Hudson
4 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 6 (14.29%) JIRA
5 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (4.76%) JUnit
8 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.38%) JMeter
9 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
9 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Tester
2 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 17 (40.48%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Junior
5 4 (9.52%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
3 6 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 4 (9.52%) Wiki
2 4 (9.52%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) BDD
3 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
4 11 (26.19%) TDD
5 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Content Management
8 4 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (9.52%) System Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
9 3 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) C#
3 13 (30.95%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) Ruby
5 3 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) VBScript
7 1 (2.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
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