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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 138 156 168
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 99 67 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.74% 1.13% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.36% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 90 58 47
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,700 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £53,500 £44,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
4692 4916 4181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.33% 82.87% 80.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3932 4060 3677
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 June 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 45 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Gloucestershire +6 30 £45,000 +28.57%
Dorset - 11 £57,500 - 9
Wiltshire - 6 £42,500 -
Devon - 4 £24,250 - 1
Somerset +15 3 £38,750 -26.88% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 130 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (46.39%) Java
3 74 (38.14%) QA
4 69 (35.57%) Scrum
5 57 (29.38%) C#
6 53 (27.32%) .NET
6 53 (27.32%) Degree
7 51 (26.29%) Selenium
8 43 (22.16%) Open Source
8 43 (22.16%) HTML
9 42 (21.65%) JavaScript
10 39 (20.10%) HTML5
10 39 (20.10%) Test Scripting
11 37 (19.07%) Software Engineering
11 37 (19.07%) SQL
12 33 (17.01%) ASP.NET
12 33 (17.01%) AngularJS
13 32 (16.49%) Product Management
14 30 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (15.46%) SaaS
14 30 (15.46%) Cucumber
14 30 (15.46%) MVC
15 26 (13.40%) Software Testing
16 25 (12.89%) Mentoring
17 24 (12.37%) WebDriver
18 23 (11.86%) Ruby
18 23 (11.86%) TDD
18 23 (11.86%) Identity Management
18 23 (11.86%) Finance
18 23 (11.86%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.22%) Umbraco
2 13 (6.70%) CMS
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.52%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.52%) Mule
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
5 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Summit
2 5 (2.58%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (2.58%) Temenos T24
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.46%) SaaS
2 7 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.55%) Heroku
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.06%) Internet
2 3 (1.55%) LDAP
3 2 (1.03%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.03%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.12%) OLTP
4 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.09%) MySQL
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.55%) TKPROF
6 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 51 (26.29%) Selenium
2 30 (15.46%) Cucumber
3 24 (12.37%) WebDriver
4 18 (9.28%) JUnit
5 16 (8.25%) Eclipse
6 12 (6.19%) JBehave
7 11 (5.67%) SpecFlow
7 11 (5.67%) TestNG
7 11 (5.67%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.64%) Maven
9 8 (4.12%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.12%) NUnit
10 7 (3.61%) MbUnit
11 5 (2.58%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (2.58%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (2.06%) JMeter
13 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.55%) Calabash
13 3 (1.55%) RSpec
13 3 (1.55%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Banking
2 9 (4.64%) Retail
2 9 (4.64%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.58%) Marketing
4 4 (2.06%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.55%) Games
6 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (32.99%) Developer
2 43 (22.16%) Test Engineer
3 35 (18.04%) QA Engineer
4 32 (16.49%) Analyst
4 32 (16.49%) Test Analyst
5 16 (8.25%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.25%) Lead Developer
5 16 (8.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (7.22%) ScrumMaster
7 12 (6.19%) Test Manager
7 12 (6.19%) Software Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Team Leader
9 10 (5.15%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.64%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) UI Developer
11 8 (4.12%) Software Team Leader
11 8 (4.12%) UI Programmer
12 7 (3.61%) Test Automation Specialist
12 7 (3.61%) Automation Specialist
12 7 (3.61%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (27.32%) .NET
2 43 (22.16%) HTML
3 39 (20.10%) HTML5
4 33 (17.01%) ASP.NET
4 33 (17.01%) AngularJS
5 30 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (10.82%) CSS
7 16 (8.25%) Web Services
8 13 (6.70%) RESTful
8 13 (6.70%) Spring
9 9 (4.64%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.64%) XML
10 8 (4.12%) Middleware
11 5 (2.58%) REST
11 5 (2.58%) SOAP
12 4 (2.06%) JPA
12 4 (2.06%) CSS3
13 3 (1.55%) Sass
13 3 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Xbox
2 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.55%) User Experience
4 3 (1.55%) Social Media
4 3 (1.55%) W3C
4 3 (1.55%) Replication
5 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.86%) Windows
2 13 (6.70%) UNIX
3 12 (6.19%) Windows Phone
3 12 (6.19%) Windows 8
4 10 (5.15%) Linux
5 8 (4.12%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (35.57%) Scrum
3 43 (22.16%) Open Source
4 39 (20.10%) Test Scripting
5 37 (19.07%) Software Engineering
6 32 (16.49%) Product Management
7 30 (15.46%) MVC
8 26 (13.40%) Software Testing
9 25 (12.89%) Mentoring
10 23 (11.86%) TDD
10 23 (11.86%) Identity Management
10 23 (11.86%) SDLC
11 20 (10.31%) OO
12 19 (9.79%) Test Management
13 14 (7.22%) System Testing
13 14 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (6.70%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.70%) Pair Programming
15 12 (6.19%) Performance Testing
15 12 (6.19%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 90 (46.39%) Java
2 57 (29.38%) C#
3 42 (21.65%) JavaScript
4 37 (19.07%) SQL
5 23 (11.86%) Ruby
6 18 (9.28%) Python
7 12 (6.19%) XAML
8 9 (4.64%) Groovy
9 8 (4.12%) Perl
10 5 (2.58%) C
10 5 (2.58%) C++
11 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.55%) XPath
11 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.03%) VB
12 2 (1.03%) VBA
13 1 (0.52%) Erlang
13 1 (0.52%) VBScript
13 1 (0.52%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (27.32%) Degree
2 17 (8.76%) ISEB
3 13 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.70%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.15%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (38.14%) QA
2 7 (3.61%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.61%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Flashback
1 3 (1.55%) Data Guard
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (11.86%) ForgeRock
2 22 (11.34%) Facebook
2 22 (11.34%) Google
3 20 (10.31%) Oracle
4 12 (6.19%) Xamarin
5 10 (5.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.58%) Green Hat
6 5 (2.58%) IBM
7 2 (1.03%) Progress
7 2 (1.03%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.52%) NorthgateArinso
8 1 (0.52%) HP
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