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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 220 208 203
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 18 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.32% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.39% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 7
Average salary £43,750 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £35,200 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
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
4676 4916 4269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.56% 82.83% 80.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3904 4065 3761
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £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 29 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 29 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
(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 12 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Devon - 2 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Degree
3 16 (42.11%) Selenium
3 16 (42.11%) Scrum
4 15 (39.47%) SQL
4 15 (39.47%) QA
5 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 14 (36.84%) ISEB
5 14 (36.84%) C#
5 14 (36.84%) Java
6 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Manual Testing
7 11 (28.95%) User Stories
8 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
9 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
10 8 (21.05%) Windows
10 8 (21.05%) Oracle
10 8 (21.05%) TDD
11 7 (18.42%) Retail
11 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
11 7 (18.42%) Replication
11 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
12 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
12 6 (15.79%) BDD
12 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
12 6 (15.79%) Finance
13 5 (13.16%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.16%) JBehave
5 4 (10.53%) NeoLoad
5 4 (10.53%) JUnit
5 4 (10.53%) JMeter
6 3 (7.89%) MbUnit
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.26%) JIRA
7 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.63%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (18.42%) Retail
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 3 (7.89%) Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Law
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Test Analyst
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Junior
7 2 (5.26%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) RESTful
3 3 (7.89%) REST
3 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Swing
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Replication
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Wiki
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) UNIX
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Scrum
3 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Manual Testing
5 11 (28.95%) User Stories
6 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
8 8 (21.05%) TDD
9 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
10 6 (15.79%) BDD
10 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
11 4 (10.53%) Kanban
11 4 (10.53%) OO
11 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
12 3 (7.89%) Open Source
12 3 (7.89%) Mobile Marketing
12 3 (7.89%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) C++
3 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.89%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) Degree
2 14 (36.84%) ISEB
3 9 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
5 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
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