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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 217 193 216
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 21 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.49% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.60% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 11
Average salary £44,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
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
5121 4493 4331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.32% 81.97% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 3791 3805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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
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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 +4 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £44,500 -
Gloucestershire -28 1 £28,500 -5.00%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Selenium
3 18 (42.86%) QA
3 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 17 (40.48%) ISEB
4 17 (40.48%) Regression Testing
4 17 (40.48%) Manual Testing
5 16 (38.10%) SQL
6 15 (35.71%) Scrum
7 14 (33.33%) Degree
8 13 (30.95%) Java
8 13 (30.95%) TDD
8 13 (30.95%) BDD
9 12 (28.57%) C#
10 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
10 11 (26.19%) User Stories
11 10 (23.81%) .NET
11 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
11 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (19.05%) Finance
13 8 (19.05%) Replication
13 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
14 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
14 7 (16.67%) Retail
14 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
14 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (16.67%) System Testing
14 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (16.67%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Selenium
2 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
4 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.90%) JBehave
5 4 (9.52%) Hudson
5 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 4 (9.52%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.52%) JUnit
5 4 (9.52%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (7.14%) MbUnit
7 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.38%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Retail
3 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.52%) Financial Institution
5 3 (7.14%) Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Analyst
1 25 (59.52%) Test Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Junior
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Junior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) RESTful
3 3 (7.14%) REST
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) Swing
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Replication
2 7 (16.67%) Open Source
3 6 (14.29%) Wiki
4 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 17 (40.48%) Manual Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Regression Testing
4 15 (35.71%) Scrum
5 13 (30.95%) TDD
5 13 (30.95%) BDD
6 11 (26.19%) User Stories
6 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
7 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 7 (16.67%) System Testing
9 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.90%) OO
10 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) Java
3 12 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) Groovy
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) ISEB
2 14 (33.33%) Degree
3 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago