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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 228 211 209
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 18 29 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.48% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.58% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 7
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £53,250 £43,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
5154 5029 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.15% 82.52% 82.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4309 4075 3568
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -33 8 £38,500 +28.33%
Devon -7 4 - -
Somerset -1 2 £38,750 -22.50%
Dorset - 2 £27,500 - 1
Wiltshire 0 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Gloucestershire - 1 £26,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (55.56%) Java
2 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) Selenium
4 13 (36.11%) SQL
5 12 (33.33%) C#
6 10 (27.78%) Oracle
6 10 (27.78%) Degree
6 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 9 (25.00%) QA
7 9 (25.00%) Finance
8 8 (22.22%) JUnit
8 8 (22.22%) RESTful
8 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
9 7 (19.44%) Cucumber
9 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
9 7 (19.44%) Windows
9 7 (19.44%) OO
10 6 (16.67%) Linux
10 6 (16.67%) WebLogic
10 6 (16.67%) JBehave
10 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) Spring
11 5 (13.89%) BDD
11 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Python
11 5 (13.89%) ISEB
12 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (16.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) JUnit
3 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
3 7 (19.44%) Cucumber
4 6 (16.67%) JBehave
5 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 4 (11.11%) JMeter
5 4 (11.11%) Maven
5 4 (11.11%) NeoLoad
6 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
6 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.56%) MbUnit
7 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
7 2 (5.56%) JIRA
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.78%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.78%) TestNG
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (5.56%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
1 14 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Tester
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) RESTful
2 5 (13.89%) Spring
3 4 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 3 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
5 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.56%) Java EE
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 7 (19.44%) OO
5 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
7 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.11%) TDD
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.56%) Web Design
9 2 (5.56%) OOD
9 2 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Kanban
9 2 (5.56%) User Stories
9 2 (5.56%) Mobile Marketing
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) C#
4 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.89%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
1 3 (8.33%) Vagrant
1 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Xamarin
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