The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 201 209 203
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 24 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 12
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +19.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £40,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4638 4189 4365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.95% 77.85% 77.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3851 3683 3717
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Automation Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 13 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Gloucestershire +14 6 £30,000 - 2
Somerset -5 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 - 4
Devon - 1 £37,500 -
Dorset - 1 £52,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) SQL
3 26 (54.17%) QA
4 25 (52.08%) ISEB
5 21 (43.75%) Selenium
6 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
8 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 15 (31.25%) Oracle
10 14 (29.17%) Banking
11 13 (27.08%) Telerik
11 13 (27.08%) PL/SQL
11 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
11 13 (27.08%) V-Model
12 12 (25.00%) Java
12 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (25.00%) Finance
12 12 (25.00%) Scrum
13 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (22.92%) Product Marketing
13 11 (22.92%) Marketing
14 9 (18.75%) UNIX
15 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
16 7 (14.58%) FitNesse
16 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
16 7 (14.58%) BDD
17 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
17 6 (12.50%) Windows
17 6 (12.50%) Linux
17 6 (12.50%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (14.58%) FitNesse
3 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.50%) JUnit
4 6 (12.50%) JBehave
5 4 (8.33%) SilkTest
6 3 (6.25%) Ranorex
6 3 (6.25%) JMeter
7 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 14 (29.17%) Banking
2 12 (25.00%) Finance
3 11 (22.92%) Marketing
4 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 20 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 16 (33.33%) Tester
4 14 (29.17%) QA Tester
5 12 (25.00%) Software Tester
6 10 (20.83%) Test Engineer
7 7 (14.58%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (14.58%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) QA Engineer
8 6 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Senior Tester
9 4 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Senior QA Tester
11 2 (4.17%) Test Specialist
11 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Automation Specialist
11 2 (4.17%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) SOAP
2 2 (4.17%) HTML5
2 2 (4.17%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.08%) REST
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) UNIX
2 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
3 13 (27.08%) V-Model
4 12 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (22.92%) Product Marketing
6 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.58%) BDD
8 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.42%) User Stories
9 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.33%) Test Management
10 4 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.17%) TDD
12 2 (4.17%) Kanban
12 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) PL/SQL
2 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
3 12 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.25%) Ruby
5 3 (6.25%) Python
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 3 (6.25%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.17%) Korn
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) VBScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) ISEB
2 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) Sun Certification
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (54.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 13 (27.08%) Telerik
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Nokia
4 1 (2.08%) HP
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