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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 225 210 214
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 16 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.19% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 5
Average salary £31,250 £41,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.69% +66.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
5183 4377 4125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.57% 82.17% 75.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4257 3804 3595
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +9 9 £22,500 -18.18%
Gloucestershire - 2 £46,250 - 2
Somerset - 2 £34,500 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £46,250 - 1
Devon - 1 £26,444 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Selenium
3 20 (47.62%) QA
4 19 (45.24%) C#
5 17 (40.48%) SQL
6 15 (35.71%) BDD
7 14 (33.33%) ISEB
8 13 (30.95%) Java
8 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
9 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
9 12 (28.57%) Scrum
10 10 (23.81%) Ruby
10 10 (23.81%) TDD
11 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
11 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
12 8 (19.05%) HTML
12 8 (19.05%) .NET
12 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
12 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
13 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 7 (16.67%) User Stories
13 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
13 7 (16.67%) Hudson
14 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
14 6 (14.29%) Test Management
14 6 (14.29%) Content Management
14 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
14 6 (14.29%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 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 23 (54.76%) Selenium
2 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
4 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (16.67%) Hudson
5 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 5 (11.90%) Bugzilla
6 5 (11.90%) JIRA
7 4 (9.52%) FitNesse
7 4 (9.52%) JUnit
7 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 4 (9.52%) JMeter
7 4 (9.52%) Ranorex
7 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
8 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (4.76%) JBehave
9 2 (4.76%) MSBuild
10 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Tester
2 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) QA Tester
2 8 (19.05%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Junior
8 1 (2.38%) Developer
8 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) HTML
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.76%) COM
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) BDD
3 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Scrum
5 10 (23.81%) TDD
6 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 7 (16.67%) User Stories
9 6 (14.29%) Test Management
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.29%) Content Management
10 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Coaching
11 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (7.14%) System Testing
12 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C#
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) Java
4 10 (23.81%) Ruby
5 4 (9.52%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) VB
6 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.14%) Perl
7 2 (4.76%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.38%) VBScript
8 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Telerik
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago