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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / South West
Rank 180 201 217
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +16
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 45 46 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.82% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.92% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 24
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
4310 4974 5220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.28% 88.96% 86.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3523 4169 4381
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol +12 23 £48,750 +30.00% 5
Gloucestershire -4 8 £37,500 -
Wiltshire +26 6 £28,750 +27.77%
Dorset +4 3 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Devon - 3 £32,500 -
Somerset +1 2 £33,750 -14.55% 2
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.36%) Java
2 34 (37.36%) ISEB
3 31 (34.07%) Selenium
4 27 (29.67%) ISTQB
5 26 (28.57%) Finance
6 25 (27.47%) BDD
7 24 (26.37%) SQL
8 23 (25.27%) .NET
8 23 (25.27%) C#
9 22 (24.18%) Linux
9 22 (24.18%) Scrum
9 22 (24.18%) TDD
10 21 (23.08%) QA
11 20 (21.98%) SOAP
12 18 (19.78%) Test Automation
13 16 (17.58%) Git (software)
13 16 (17.58%) Test Scripting
14 15 (16.48%) Manual Testing
14 15 (16.48%) Windows
15 14 (15.38%) Telecoms
15 14 (15.38%) Python
16 13 (14.29%) HTML
16 13 (14.29%) JMeter
16 13 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 13 (14.29%) Open Source
17 12 (13.19%) JIRA
17 12 (13.19%) Automated Testing
18 11 (12.09%) Apple iOS
18 11 (12.09%) Integration Testing

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 9 (9.89%) GlassFish
2 4 (4.40%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.20%) CMS
3 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) SSH
2 2 (2.20%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Big Data
2 4 (4.40%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (4.40%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (34.07%) Selenium
2 16 (17.58%) Git (software)
3 13 (14.29%) JMeter
4 12 (13.19%) JIRA
5 10 (10.99%) JUnit
5 10 (10.99%) SoapUI
6 9 (9.89%) Eclipse
6 9 (9.89%) SpecFlow
6 9 (9.89%) Subversion
7 7 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
8 6 (6.59%) Zephyr
9 5 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.40%) WATIR
11 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.20%) HP UFT
12 1 (1.10%) Hudson
12 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (28.57%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.69%) Marketing
4 6 (6.59%) Banking
4 6 (6.59%) Electronics
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Advertising
6 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Analyst
2 26 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 26 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 12 (13.19%) Tester
5 11 (12.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Developer
7 9 (9.89%) Software Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) .NET Developer
9 7 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
9 7 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 7 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (7.69%) Software Tester
10 6 (6.59%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (6.59%) QA Analyst
11 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (5.49%) QA Test Analyst
12 4 (4.40%) Manual Tester
12 4 (4.40%) Software Test Engineer
13 3 (3.30%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.27%) .NET
2 20 (21.98%) SOAP
3 13 (14.29%) HTML
4 9 (9.89%) CSS
4 9 (9.89%) HTML5
4 9 (9.89%) RESTful
4 9 (9.89%) Web Services
5 8 (8.79%) XML
6 7 (7.69%) REST
7 6 (6.59%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (5.49%) Entity Framework
9 3 (3.30%) CSS3
9 3 (3.30%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.30%) JSON
9 3 (3.30%) Spring
10 2 (2.20%) Middleware
11 1 (1.10%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
1 8 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Replication
4 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.10%) iPad
5 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.18%) Linux
2 15 (16.48%) Windows
3 11 (12.09%) Android
3 11 (12.09%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.30%) Unix
5 2 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) BDD
3 22 (24.18%) Scrum
3 22 (24.18%) TDD
4 18 (19.78%) Test Automation
5 16 (17.58%) Test Scripting
6 15 (16.48%) Manual Testing
7 13 (14.29%) Open Source
7 13 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Automated Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Integration Testing
10 9 (9.89%) OO
11 8 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.79%) Defect Management
11 8 (8.79%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (7.69%) Kanban
12 7 (7.69%) SDLC
12 7 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.36%) Java
2 24 (26.37%) SQL
3 23 (25.27%) C#
4 14 (15.38%) Python
5 10 (10.99%) Perl
6 7 (7.69%) Ruby
7 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.20%) C
9 2 (2.20%) C++
9 2 (2.20%) Go
9 2 (2.20%) PHP
10 1 (1.10%) Clojure
10 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (37.36%) ISEB
2 27 (29.67%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.99%) Degree
4 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
2 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.89%) Cadence
3 7 (7.69%) HP
4 6 (6.59%) SAP
5 4 (4.40%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (3.30%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle
8 1 (1.10%) Panasonic
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