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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 158 153 183
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 77 63 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.22% 1.19% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.46% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 61 44 26
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
5142 4322 4176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.63% 81.96% 75.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4229 3742 3638
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -4 29 £35,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 22 £50,000 +78.57% 5
Somerset -6 12 £31,000 -27.05% 2
Wiltshire +2 8 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Dorset -9 2 £29,500 -37.89% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 104 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (44.59%) Selenium
3 67 (42.68%) Software Testing
4 62 (39.49%) Java
5 51 (32.48%) ISEB
6 50 (31.85%) Scrum
7 48 (30.57%) Waterfall
8 46 (29.30%) SQL
8 46 (29.30%) JUnit
9 45 (28.66%) QA
10 43 (27.39%) Open Source
11 36 (22.93%) WebDriver
12 35 (22.29%) Test Management
13 32 (20.38%) Test Scripting
13 32 (20.38%) ISTQB
14 30 (19.11%) Mentoring
15 27 (17.20%) V-Model
16 26 (16.56%) Test Strategy
17 23 (14.65%) XML
17 23 (14.65%) Degree
17 23 (14.65%) Security Cleared
18 21 (13.38%) Finance
19 20 (12.74%) Automated Testing
19 20 (12.74%) Line Management
20 18 (11.46%) Linux
20 18 (11.46%) SoapUI
20 18 (11.46%) TestNG
21 17 (10.83%) UNIX
21 17 (10.83%) .NET
21 17 (10.83%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) WCDMA
1 2 (1.27%) LTE
1 2 (1.27%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.64%) Wireless
2 1 (0.64%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) MS Access
1 8 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) DB2
3 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.91%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (44.59%) Selenium
2 46 (29.30%) JUnit
3 36 (22.93%) WebDriver
4 18 (11.46%) TestNG
4 18 (11.46%) SoapUI
5 15 (9.55%) JBehave
6 14 (8.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (7.64%) jMock
8 9 (5.73%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.46%) FitNesse
10 6 (3.82%) JMeter
11 5 (3.18%) Ranorex
12 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.55%) JIRA
13 3 (1.91%) WATIR
13 3 (1.91%) Bugzilla
14 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
14 1 (0.64%) Hudson
14 1 (0.64%) MbUnit
14 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 21 (13.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.55%) Banking
3 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.91%) Advertising
4 3 (1.91%) Games
4 3 (1.91%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (17.20%) Test Leader
2 26 (16.56%) Tester
2 26 (16.56%) Test Engineer
3 25 (15.92%) Test Manager
4 23 (14.65%) QA Engineer
5 22 (14.01%) Analyst
6 19 (12.10%) Test Analyst
6 19 (12.10%) Automation Engineer
7 16 (10.19%) QA Automation Engineer
8 15 (9.55%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (8.92%) Senior Tester
10 12 (7.64%) Developer
10 12 (7.64%) Software Tester
10 12 (7.64%) QA Manager
11 11 (7.01%) Test Team Leader
11 11 (7.01%) Team Leader
12 9 (5.73%) Automated Tester
13 7 (4.46%) Senior QA Engineer
14 6 (3.82%) Testing Manager
14 6 (3.82%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.65%) XML
2 17 (10.83%) .NET
3 15 (9.55%) SOAP
3 15 (9.55%) Web Services
4 12 (7.64%) Spring
4 12 (7.64%) JSON
4 12 (7.64%) RESTful
5 11 (7.01%) REST
6 8 (5.10%) JSF
7 3 (1.91%) Java EE
7 3 (1.91%) JDBC
7 3 (1.91%) J2EE
8 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.27%) HTML
8 2 (1.27%) HTML5
9 1 (0.64%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.64%) CSS
9 1 (0.64%) CSS3
9 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 43 (27.39%) Open Source
2 12 (7.64%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.64%) DTV
6 1 (0.64%) VHDL
6 1 (0.64%) Verilog
6 1 (0.64%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.46%) Linux
2 17 (10.83%) UNIX
3 13 (8.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (42.68%) Software Testing
3 50 (31.85%) Scrum
4 48 (30.57%) Waterfall
5 35 (22.29%) Test Management
6 32 (20.38%) Test Scripting
7 30 (19.11%) Mentoring
8 27 (17.20%) V-Model
9 26 (16.56%) Test Strategy
10 20 (12.74%) Line Management
10 20 (12.74%) Automated Testing
11 13 (8.28%) Security Testing
12 12 (7.64%) Use Case
12 12 (7.64%) Test Planning
13 11 (7.01%) User Stories
13 11 (7.01%) Process Management
14 10 (6.37%) Validation
14 10 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (6.37%) Automation Testing
15 9 (5.73%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.49%) Java
2 46 (29.30%) SQL
3 16 (10.19%) Ruby
4 14 (8.92%) C#
5 10 (6.37%) Python
6 9 (5.73%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.82%) Perl
8 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.91%) PHP
9 3 (1.91%) VB
9 3 (1.91%) VBA
10 2 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (32.48%) ISEB
2 32 (20.38%) ISTQB
3 23 (14.65%) Degree
3 23 (14.65%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.10%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.91%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (28.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Firmware
1 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (10.83%) Oracle
2 16 (10.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.91%) HP
4 2 (1.27%) Agilent
5 1 (0.64%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.64%) SAP
5 1 (0.64%) VMware
5 1 (0.64%) Google
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £70,000 per annum (depending on years experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago