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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 146 160 167
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 105 87 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.85% 1.44% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.67% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 87 76 30
Average salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
4979 5212 4546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.61% 86.56% 84.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4393 3849
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +11 65 £44,500 +4.70% 11
Dorset +20 15 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire +3 15 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Devon +6 7 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Somerset -14 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 166 (74.44%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (62.33%) Java
3 117 (52.47%) QA
4 104 (46.64%) Selenium
5 77 (34.53%) Degree
6 60 (26.91%) Finance
6 60 (26.91%) Oracle
7 59 (26.46%) Functional Testing
8 52 (23.32%) C#
8 52 (23.32%) Cucumber
9 47 (21.08%) Software Testing
10 45 (20.18%) Unix
11 44 (19.73%) JUnit
11 44 (19.73%) ISEB
11 44 (19.73%) Scrum
12 43 (19.28%) Windows
12 43 (19.28%) Software Engineering
13 42 (18.83%) Non-Functional Testing
14 41 (18.39%) TDD
15 39 (17.49%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (17.04%) Test Management
16 38 (17.04%) BDD
17 37 (16.59%) Open Source
18 36 (16.14%) SDLC
19 35 (15.70%) Relational Database
19 35 (15.70%) Test Scripting
19 35 (15.70%) User Acceptance Testing
20 32 (14.35%) XML
20 32 (14.35%) Product Management
20 32 (14.35%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 17 (7.62%) WebLogic
2 12 (5.38%) MQSeries
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.35%) Apache
4 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.90%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.69%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (5.38%) Temenos T24
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.28%) Internet
2 12 (5.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.70%) Relational Database
2 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.31%) Oracle Database
4 22 (9.87%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.04%) Big Data
6 8 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.59%) OLTP
7 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.24%) TKPROF
8 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 104 (46.64%) Selenium
2 52 (23.32%) Cucumber
3 44 (19.73%) JUnit
4 27 (12.11%) JBehave
5 20 (8.97%) WebDriver
6 18 (8.07%) LoadRunner
7 16 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (6.73%) HP UFT
8 15 (6.73%) Maven
9 13 (5.83%) JMeter
10 12 (5.38%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.69%) Git (software)
11 6 (2.69%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.69%) TestNG
12 5 (2.24%) Mercurial
12 5 (2.24%) Subversion
12 5 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (2.24%) YourKit
13 4 (1.79%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (26.91%) Finance
2 32 (14.35%) Banking
3 28 (12.56%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.73%) Electronics
4 15 (6.73%) Manufacturing
4 15 (6.73%) Marketing
5 14 (6.28%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.69%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.79%) Games
8 3 (1.35%) Advertising
8 3 (1.35%) Back Office
8 3 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (39.91%) Test Engineer
2 52 (23.32%) Analyst
3 49 (21.97%) Test Analyst
4 45 (20.18%) Java Engineer
5 36 (16.14%) Tester
6 33 (14.80%) QA Engineer
7 32 (14.35%) QA Test Engineer
8 30 (13.45%) Automation Engineer
9 29 (13.00%) Test Automation Engineer
10 28 (12.56%) Developer
11 23 (10.31%) Test Manager
12 14 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (6.28%) Senior Test Analyst
12 14 (6.28%) Test Leader
13 13 (5.83%) QA Analyst
14 11 (4.93%) Automation Analyst
14 11 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
15 10 (4.48%) C# Developer
15 10 (4.48%) QA Test Analyst
15 10 (4.48%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.35%) XML
2 23 (10.31%) Middleware
3 21 (9.42%) .NET
4 15 (6.73%) HTML
4 15 (6.73%) J2EE
4 15 (6.73%) SOAP
5 12 (5.38%) Java EE
5 12 (5.38%) REST
6 11 (4.93%) Web Services
7 8 (3.59%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.59%) XML Messaging
8 5 (2.24%) JMS
9 4 (1.79%) JPA
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.79%) XML Schema
9 4 (1.79%) XSD
9 4 (1.79%) XSLT
10 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.90%) HTML5
10 2 (0.90%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.76%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.28%) Digital Media
4 6 (2.69%) Internet of Things
4 6 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.24%) SWIFT
5 5 (2.24%) Xbox
6 4 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.79%) PMI
6 4 (1.79%) Replication
6 4 (1.79%) User Experience
6 4 (1.79%) W3C
7 3 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.45%) AS400
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.45%) iSeries
8 1 (0.45%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.18%) Unix
2 43 (19.28%) Windows
3 29 (13.00%) Linux
4 11 (4.93%) Android
4 11 (4.93%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.48%) Windows 8
5 10 (4.48%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.45%) VMS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (74.44%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (26.46%) Functional Testing
3 47 (21.08%) Software Testing
4 44 (19.73%) Scrum
5 43 (19.28%) Software Engineering
6 42 (18.83%) Non-Functional Testing
7 41 (18.39%) TDD
8 39 (17.49%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (17.04%) BDD
9 38 (17.04%) Test Management
10 37 (16.59%) Open Source
11 36 (16.14%) SDLC
12 35 (15.70%) Test Scripting
12 35 (15.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (14.35%) Product Management
14 28 (12.56%) Automation Testing
14 28 (12.56%) OO
14 28 (12.56%) QA Automation
15 27 (12.11%) Regression Testing
16 24 (10.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (62.33%) Java
2 52 (23.32%) C#
3 25 (11.21%) SQL
4 23 (10.31%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.42%) Python
6 20 (8.97%) Bash Shell
7 19 (8.52%) Ruby
8 10 (4.48%) XAML
9 8 (3.59%) C
9 8 (3.59%) C++
10 5 (2.24%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.79%) XPath
12 3 (1.35%) Erlang
12 3 (1.35%) Perl
12 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.35%) VB
13 2 (0.90%) VBScript
14 1 (0.45%) Groovy
14 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 77 (34.53%) Degree
2 44 (19.73%) ISEB
3 20 (8.97%) ISTQB
4 18 (8.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (6.73%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.59%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.14%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.35%) CSQA
10 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (52.47%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (4.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (2.24%) CA LISA
2 5 (2.24%) nmon
3 4 (1.79%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 60 (26.91%) Oracle
2 21 (9.42%) HP
3 20 (8.97%) Facebook
3 20 (8.97%) Google
4 15 (6.73%) SAP
5 13 (5.83%) IBM
6 12 (5.38%) Green Hat
6 12 (5.38%) webMethods
7 10 (4.48%) Xamarin
8 9 (4.04%) Microsoft
9 8 (3.59%) ForgeRock
10 5 (2.24%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.90%) Cegedim Rx
12 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
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