The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 194 209 236
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 36 32 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.58% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.60% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 10
Median salary £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,150 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £43,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4772 5368 5794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.64% 97.28% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3967 4551 4936
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South West region.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Gloucestershire +2 14 £40,000 - 3
Bristol -1 12 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Somerset +4 8 £32,500 -13.33%
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 -
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Test Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (64.71%) Test Automation
3 31 (60.78%) Python
4 29 (56.86%) Java
5 20 (39.22%) Selenium
6 19 (37.25%) Test Scripting
6 19 (37.25%) C#
7 18 (35.29%) HP
7 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
7 18 (35.29%) BDD
8 17 (33.33%) Linux
8 17 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 16 (31.37%) TDD
9 16 (31.37%) DV Cleared
10 15 (29.41%) ISEB
11 14 (27.45%) Ruby
11 14 (27.45%) Finance
12 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
12 13 (25.49%) Degree
12 13 (25.49%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
13 12 (23.53%) Bash Shell
13 12 (23.53%) Waterfall
13 12 (23.53%) JIRA
13 12 (23.53%) Scrum
14 11 (21.57%) Banking
14 11 (21.57%) SpecFlow
14 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
15 10 (19.61%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
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 6 (11.76%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) GitHub
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) FTP
1 2 (3.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Big Data
2 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.80%) RDBMS
2 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Selenium
2 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
3 12 (23.53%) JIRA
4 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
4 11 (21.57%) SpecFlow
5 9 (17.65%) JMeter
6 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
6 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (9.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.92%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.92%) Maven
8 2 (3.92%) Vagrant
8 2 (3.92%) WATIR
8 2 (3.92%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.96%) Appium
9 1 (1.96%) Gatling
9 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Banking
3 10 (19.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.92%) Electronics
5 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
2 5 (9.80%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) J2EE
3 3 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) HTML5
4 2 (3.92%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) SOAP
4 2 (3.92%) Web Services
5 1 (1.96%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.92%) Fintech
5 1 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (64.71%) Test Automation
3 19 (37.25%) Test Scripting
4 18 (35.29%) BDD
5 16 (31.37%) TDD
6 13 (25.49%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
7 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
7 12 (23.53%) Scrum
7 12 (23.53%) Waterfall
8 10 (19.61%) Test Planning
8 10 (19.61%) User Stories
9 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
10 8 (15.69%) DevOps
11 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (11.76%) API Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
12 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) Python
2 29 (56.86%) Java
3 19 (37.25%) C#
4 14 (27.45%) Ruby
5 12 (23.53%) Bash Shell
6 8 (15.69%) Perl
6 8 (15.69%) SQL
7 7 (13.73%) C
7 7 (13.73%) C++
7 7 (13.73%) PHP
8 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.92%) XPath
10 1 (1.96%) Clojure
10 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 16 (31.37%) DV Cleared
4 15 (29.41%) ISEB
5 13 (25.49%) Degree
6 7 (13.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) ISO 14001
1 4 (7.84%) ISO 9001
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (11.76%) Atlassian
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
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