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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 157 114 152
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 77 161 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.43% 2.73% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 3.18% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 64 115 64
Median salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +4.93%
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
4665 5070 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.65% 85.96% 85.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3892 4277 4233
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +1 26 £45,000 - 2
Bristol -24 24 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Somerset +4 22 £35,000 -12.50%
Wiltshire +1 4 £47,000 +41.35%
Devon -4 1 £77,500 +158.33%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 153 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (52.53%) Java
3 85 (42.93%) Selenium
4 74 (37.37%) Scrum
5 73 (36.87%) QA
6 72 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (32.83%) Cucumber
7 65 (32.83%) SQL
7 65 (32.83%) Windows
8 60 (30.30%) Oracle
9 57 (28.79%) Software Engineering
10 55 (27.78%) SDLC
11 54 (27.27%) Linux
12 49 (24.75%) DevOps
13 46 (23.23%) Degree
14 45 (22.73%) ISEB
15 43 (21.72%) C#
15 43 (21.72%) TDD
16 42 (21.21%) Python
17 40 (20.20%) ISTQB
18 39 (19.70%) .NET
18 39 (19.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (19.70%) Non-Functional Testing
19 37 (18.69%) BDD
20 36 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
21 35 (17.68%) SQL Server
21 35 (17.68%) JavaScript
22 34 (17.17%) Waterfall
22 34 (17.17%) Performance Testing
22 34 (17.17%) Jenkins

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 16 (8.08%) Apache
2 5 (2.53%) Mule
2 5 (2.53%) Mule ESB
2 5 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.02%) Confluence
3 4 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.52%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.52%) nginx
5 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.56%) SaaS
2 8 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.52%) Route 53
4 3 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.01%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.05%) Internet
2 5 (2.53%) SSH
3 4 (2.02%) SAN
3 4 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.60%) Big Data
3 9 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.52%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 85 (42.93%) Selenium
2 65 (32.83%) Cucumber
3 34 (17.17%) Jenkins
4 31 (15.66%) JUnit
5 29 (14.65%) JIRA
6 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
7 22 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (10.10%) JBehave
8 20 (10.10%) Maven
8 20 (10.10%) WebDriver
9 17 (8.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (8.08%) SpecFlow
11 10 (5.05%) LoadRunner
11 10 (5.05%) TestNG
12 9 (4.55%) TeamCity
13 8 (4.04%) RSpec
13 8 (4.04%) SoapUI
14 7 (3.54%) AccuRev
14 7 (3.54%) Jasmine
14 7 (3.54%) Protractor
General
1 24 (12.12%) Finance
2 22 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.54%) Electronics
4 7 (3.54%) Marketing
5 5 (2.53%) Banking
6 3 (1.52%) French Language
6 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Legal
6 3 (1.52%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (31.82%) Test Engineer
2 41 (20.71%) Developer
3 40 (20.20%) Analyst
4 37 (18.69%) Test Analyst
5 25 (12.63%) Java Developer
6 23 (11.62%) Java Engineer
7 21 (10.61%) Integration Engineer
7 21 (10.61%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 21 (10.61%) Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (6.57%) Tester
9 12 (6.06%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.06%) Software Manager
10 11 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
10 11 (5.56%) Test Manager
11 10 (5.05%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (5.05%) Senior Manager
12 9 (4.55%) Architect
12 9 (4.55%) QA Engineer
12 9 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.70%) .NET
2 33 (16.67%) HTML
3 27 (13.64%) SOAP
4 21 (10.61%) Spring
5 20 (10.10%) Web Services
6 17 (8.59%) CSS
7 15 (7.58%) Java EE
7 15 (7.58%) REST
8 12 (6.06%) Hibernate
9 10 (5.05%) XML
10 8 (4.04%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.04%) HTML5
11 7 (3.54%) Gherkin
11 7 (3.54%) Node.js
11 7 (3.54%) RESTful
12 6 (3.03%) ASP.NET
13 5 (2.53%) Backbone.js
13 5 (2.53%) jQuery
14 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.55%) Digital Media
3 8 (4.04%) Internet of Things
4 7 (3.54%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.02%) Blog
6 4 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.02%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.01%) Handset
7 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (32.83%) Windows
2 54 (27.27%) Linux
3 21 (10.61%) Unix
4 9 (4.55%) Android
5 4 (2.02%) VMS
6 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (37.37%) Scrum
3 72 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (28.79%) Software Engineering
5 55 (27.78%) SDLC
6 49 (24.75%) DevOps
7 43 (21.72%) TDD
8 39 (19.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 39 (19.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 37 (18.69%) BDD
10 36 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
11 34 (17.17%) Defect Tracking
11 34 (17.17%) Performance Testing
11 34 (17.17%) Waterfall
12 31 (15.66%) Manual Testing
12 31 (15.66%) System Testing
13 30 (15.15%) Software Testing
14 29 (14.65%) Automation Testing
15 28 (14.14%) Integration Testing
15 28 (14.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 104 (52.53%) Java
2 65 (32.83%) SQL
3 43 (21.72%) C#
4 42 (21.21%) Python
5 35 (17.68%) JavaScript
6 28 (14.14%) Perl
7 17 (8.59%) Bash Shell
7 17 (8.59%) PL/SQL
7 17 (8.59%) Ruby
8 8 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.04%) VB
9 5 (2.53%) C++
10 4 (2.02%) VBScript
11 3 (1.52%) Go
11 3 (1.52%) Groovy
11 3 (1.52%) XAML
12 2 (1.01%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.51%) C
13 1 (0.51%) PHP
13 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (23.23%) Degree
2 45 (22.73%) ISEB
3 40 (20.20%) ISTQB
4 19 (9.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (8.59%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (36.87%) QA
2 11 (5.56%) ISO 14001
2 11 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.03%) Puppet
2 3 (1.52%) Graylog
2 3 (1.52%) Kibana
2 3 (1.52%) logstash
2 3 (1.52%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.01%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (30.30%) Oracle
2 24 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.05%) HP
4 7 (3.54%) SAP
5 6 (3.03%) Google
6 5 (2.53%) Facebook
6 5 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.02%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.52%) Cegedim Rx
8 3 (1.52%) Green Hat
8 3 (1.52%) IBM
8 3 (1.52%) Rally
8 3 (1.52%) webMethods
9 2 (1.01%) Telerik
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