The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 138 146 172
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 107 98 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.01% 1.69% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.98% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 92 90 55
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £55,250 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Test Automation
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
4640 4951 5064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.97% 85.44% 85.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3892 4126 4213
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,909
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in the South West

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Automation
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 41 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Somerset +8 17 £38,750 +3.33% 4
Devon +13 16 £65,000 +59.02%
Bristol -26 15 £35,000 -17.64% 10
Wiltshire +19 14 £45,000 +20.80%
Dorset +1 2 £85,000 +47.82%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 148 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (60.85%) Java
3 96 (45.28%) QA
4 84 (39.62%) Selenium
5 67 (31.60%) Cucumber
6 65 (30.66%) Oracle
6 65 (30.66%) Windows
7 62 (29.25%) Scrum
8 56 (26.42%) SQL
8 56 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (25.94%) Linux
10 52 (24.53%) Degree
11 51 (24.06%) Software Engineering
12 49 (23.11%) TDD
13 47 (22.17%) ISEB
14 45 (21.23%) SDLC
15 44 (20.75%) Non-Functional Testing
16 42 (19.81%) DevOps
17 41 (19.34%) C#
18 39 (18.40%) Finance
19 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
19 38 (17.92%) Python
19 38 (17.92%) BDD
19 38 (17.92%) Continuous Improvement
20 37 (17.45%) Software Testing
21 36 (16.98%) ISTQB
21 36 (16.98%) Automation Testing
22 35 (16.51%) Performance Testing
22 35 (16.51%) Unix
23 34 (16.04%) Open Source

Test Automation
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 14 (6.60%) Apache
2 9 (4.25%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.36%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.89%) Node.js
5 2 (0.94%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.94%) Mule
5 2 (0.94%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Temenos T24
2 8 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.19%) SaaS
2 7 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) Internet
1 9 (4.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.36%) SAN
3 4 (1.89%) SSH
4 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.08%) Big Data
2 15 (7.08%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.83%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.83%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.94%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (0.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 84 (39.62%) Selenium
2 67 (31.60%) Cucumber
3 31 (14.62%) JUnit
4 28 (13.21%) JBehave
5 26 (12.26%) Jenkins
6 20 (9.43%) WebDriver
7 19 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (8.49%) JIRA
9 16 (7.55%) Git (software)
9 16 (7.55%) Maven
10 13 (6.13%) SpecFlow
11 10 (4.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (4.72%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.77%) JMeter
12 8 (3.77%) SoapUI
13 7 (3.30%) AccuRev
13 7 (3.30%) RSpec
13 7 (3.30%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.83%) NUnit
15 5 (2.36%) HP UFT
General
1 39 (18.40%) Finance
2 25 (11.79%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.49%) Banking
4 10 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.77%) Electronics
5 8 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.77%) Marketing
6 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (41.04%) Test Engineer
2 46 (21.70%) Developer
3 45 (21.23%) Analyst
4 41 (19.34%) Test Analyst
5 31 (14.62%) Java Engineer
6 30 (14.15%) Test Automation Engineer
7 28 (13.21%) Java Developer
8 20 (9.43%) QA Engineer
9 18 (8.49%) Integration Engineer
9 18 (8.49%) QA Test Engineer
9 18 (8.49%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 14 (6.60%) Test Automation Developer
11 13 (6.13%) Software Manager
12 12 (5.66%) Test Manager
13 11 (5.19%) C# Developer
13 11 (5.19%) Senior Manager
13 11 (5.19%) Test Leader
13 11 (5.19%) Tester
14 10 (4.72%) Automation Test Analyst
14 10 (4.72%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.21%) SOAP
2 27 (12.74%) .NET
3 23 (10.85%) HTML
4 20 (9.43%) Web Services
5 19 (8.96%) Spring
6 18 (8.49%) XML
7 15 (7.08%) REST
8 13 (6.13%) Java EE
9 12 (5.66%) Hibernate
10 10 (4.72%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.72%) Middleware
11 9 (4.25%) HTML5
12 7 (3.30%) CSS
13 6 (2.83%) J2EE
13 6 (2.83%) RESTful
14 5 (2.36%) Backbone.js
14 5 (2.36%) Gherkin
14 5 (2.36%) jQuery
15 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET
15 4 (1.89%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.60%) Digital Media
4 7 (3.30%) Internet of Things
5 6 (2.83%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.47%) AS400
8 1 (0.47%) Blog
8 1 (0.47%) iSeries
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 65 (30.66%) Windows
2 55 (25.94%) Linux
3 35 (16.51%) Unix
4 10 (4.72%) Android
5 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.89%) VMS
5 4 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.89%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.25%) Scrum
3 56 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (24.06%) Software Engineering
5 49 (23.11%) TDD
6 45 (21.23%) SDLC
7 44 (20.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 42 (19.81%) DevOps
9 38 (17.92%) BDD
9 38 (17.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 37 (17.45%) Software Testing
11 36 (16.98%) Automation Testing
12 35 (16.51%) Performance Testing
13 34 (16.04%) Open Source
14 33 (15.57%) Test Scripting
15 32 (15.09%) System Testing
16 31 (14.62%) Functional Testing
17 29 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
17 29 (13.68%) Integration Testing
18 28 (13.21%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (60.85%) Java
2 56 (26.42%) SQL
3 41 (19.34%) C#
4 38 (17.92%) Python
5 23 (10.85%) JavaScript
6 20 (9.43%) Perl
7 17 (8.02%) PL/SQL
8 12 (5.66%) Ruby
9 11 (5.19%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.30%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.30%) VB
11 4 (1.89%) C++
11 4 (1.89%) XAML
12 3 (1.42%) VBScript
13 2 (0.94%) Go
14 1 (0.47%) C
14 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (24.53%) Degree
2 47 (22.17%) ISEB
3 36 (16.98%) ISTQB
4 22 (10.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.13%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (45.28%) QA
2 7 (3.30%) ISO 14001
2 7 (3.30%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) CA Service Virtualization
1 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) nmon
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 65 (30.66%) Oracle
2 21 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.55%) HP
4 12 (5.66%) Google
5 11 (5.19%) Facebook
6 10 (4.72%) IBM
7 9 (4.25%) Green Hat
7 9 (4.25%) webMethods
8 8 (3.77%) SAP
9 6 (2.83%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.89%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.42%) Cegedim Rx
12 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.94%) Rally
12 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.94%) Telerik
13 1 (0.47%) Dynatrace
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