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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 142 152 174
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 90 56 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 1.09% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.36% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 68 40 41
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £26,950 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,250 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
4926 4128 4244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.19% 80.56% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3982 3528 3751
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +7 38 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Wiltshire +9 21 £40,000 +28.00% 1
Gloucestershire -3 16 £35,000 +22.80% 11
Somerset -11 12 £35,500 -16.47% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 75 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (45.22%) Selenium
3 65 (41.40%) Scrum
4 62 (39.49%) Java
5 60 (38.22%) QA
6 59 (37.58%) JUnit
7 53 (33.76%) Software Testing
8 52 (33.12%) Open Source
9 49 (31.21%) Waterfall
10 47 (29.94%) SQL
11 46 (29.30%) WebDriver
12 34 (21.66%) ISEB
13 31 (19.75%) V-Model
14 30 (19.11%) Test Strategy
15 26 (16.56%) Degree
15 26 (16.56%) Test Management
16 24 (15.29%) Automated Testing
17 23 (14.65%) Test Scripting
17 23 (14.65%) XML
18 22 (14.01%) C#
19 20 (12.74%) ISTQB
20 19 (12.10%) Ruby
20 19 (12.10%) Web Services
20 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
20 19 (12.10%) JBehave
20 19 (12.10%) SoapUI
21 18 (11.46%) .NET
21 18 (11.46%) Finance
22 17 (10.83%) SOAP
22 17 (10.83%) TestNG

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (2.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) WCDMA
1 2 (1.27%) LTE
2 1 (0.64%) Wireless
2 1 (0.64%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.46%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.82%) DB2
5 3 (1.91%) MS Access
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 71 (45.22%) Selenium
2 59 (37.58%) JUnit
3 46 (29.30%) WebDriver
4 19 (12.10%) SoapUI
4 19 (12.10%) JBehave
5 17 (10.83%) TestNG
6 16 (10.19%) Cucumber
7 14 (8.92%) FitNesse
8 13 (8.28%) jMock
9 11 (7.01%) JMeter
10 10 (6.37%) Ranorex
11 7 (4.46%) WATIR
12 6 (3.82%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.55%) MbUnit
14 3 (1.91%) Bugzilla
15 2 (1.27%) WatiN
15 2 (1.27%) TestComplete
16 1 (0.64%) Maven
16 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 18 (11.46%) Finance
2 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.55%) Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.91%) Games
4 3 (1.91%) Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (24.84%) Test Engineer
2 30 (19.11%) Test Leader
3 29 (18.47%) QA Engineer
4 27 (17.20%) Tester
5 25 (15.92%) Analyst
6 24 (15.29%) Automation Engineer
7 20 (12.74%) Test Analyst
8 19 (12.10%) QA Automation Engineer
9 18 (11.46%) Test Automation Engineer
9 18 (11.46%) Test Manager
10 16 (10.19%) Senior Tester
11 12 (7.64%) QA Tester
11 12 (7.64%) QA Manager
12 9 (5.73%) Test Team Leader
12 9 (5.73%) Software Tester
12 9 (5.73%) Team Leader
12 9 (5.73%) Automation Tester
13 7 (4.46%) Senior Automation Tester
13 7 (4.46%) Senior Test Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.65%) XML
2 19 (12.10%) Web Services
3 18 (11.46%) .NET
4 17 (10.83%) SOAP
5 13 (8.28%) Spring
5 13 (8.28%) JSON
5 13 (8.28%) RESTful
6 10 (6.37%) REST
7 9 (5.73%) JSF
8 7 (4.46%) Java EE
8 7 (4.46%) HTML
8 7 (4.46%) HTML5
8 7 (4.46%) Silverlight
9 3 (1.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (33.12%) Open Source
2 11 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.10%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.27%) DTV
4 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.27%) Xbox
5 1 (0.64%) VHDL
5 1 (0.64%) Verilog
5 1 (0.64%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.55%) UNIX
2 13 (8.28%) Windows
3 9 (5.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (41.40%) Scrum
3 53 (33.76%) Software Testing
4 49 (31.21%) Waterfall
5 31 (19.75%) V-Model
6 30 (19.11%) Test Strategy
7 26 (16.56%) Test Management
8 24 (15.29%) Automated Testing
9 23 (14.65%) Test Scripting
10 16 (10.19%) User Stories
11 15 (9.55%) Automation Testing
12 11 (7.01%) Use Case
13 10 (6.37%) Process Management
13 10 (6.37%) Kanban
14 9 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.73%) Regression Testing
14 9 (5.73%) Validation
14 9 (5.73%) Migration
14 9 (5.73%) Software Engineering
15 8 (5.10%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.49%) Java
2 47 (29.94%) SQL
3 22 (14.01%) C#
4 19 (12.10%) Ruby
5 15 (9.55%) Perl
6 14 (8.92%) Python
7 7 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (21.66%) ISEB
2 26 (16.56%) Degree
3 20 (12.74%) ISTQB
4 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
5 11 (7.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (5.73%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (3.82%) Sun Certification
8 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (38.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.37%) Oracle
2 8 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.18%) HP
4 2 (1.27%) SAP
4 2 (1.27%) Google
4 2 (1.27%) Agilent
4 2 (1.27%) Facebook
4 2 (1.27%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.64%) VMware
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Somerset
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
Somerset
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago