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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 146 159 176
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 90 55 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.48% 1.09% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.35% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 68 39 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 £26,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,000 £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
4882 4078 4226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.12% 80.55% 74.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3948 3484 3735
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +6 37 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Wiltshire +2 21 £40,000 +23.07%
Gloucestershire +1 18 £35,000 +22.80% 11
Somerset -16 11 £39,500 -7.05% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (45.16%) Selenium
3 65 (41.94%) Scrum
4 62 (40.00%) Java
5 60 (38.71%) QA
6 59 (38.06%) JUnit
7 52 (33.55%) Open Source
8 51 (32.90%) Software Testing
9 48 (30.97%) Waterfall
10 46 (29.68%) WebDriver
10 46 (29.68%) SQL
11 32 (20.65%) ISEB
12 31 (20.00%) V-Model
13 30 (19.35%) Test Strategy
14 26 (16.77%) Degree
15 25 (16.13%) Test Management
16 23 (14.84%) XML
16 23 (14.84%) Automated Testing
17 22 (14.19%) C#
17 22 (14.19%) Test Scripting
18 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
18 19 (12.26%) JBehave
18 19 (12.26%) SoapUI
18 19 (12.26%) Web Services
18 19 (12.26%) Ruby
18 19 (12.26%) ISTQB
19 18 (11.61%) .NET
20 17 (10.97%) TestNG
20 17 (10.97%) SOAP
20 17 (10.97%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) LTE
1 2 (1.29%) WCDMA
2 1 (0.65%) Wireless
2 1 (0.65%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.74%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.52%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.87%) DB2
5 2 (1.29%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (45.16%) Selenium
2 59 (38.06%) JUnit
3 46 (29.68%) WebDriver
4 19 (12.26%) JBehave
4 19 (12.26%) SoapUI
5 17 (10.97%) TestNG
6 16 (10.32%) Cucumber
7 14 (9.03%) FitNesse
8 13 (8.39%) jMock
9 11 (7.10%) JMeter
10 10 (6.45%) Ranorex
11 7 (4.52%) WATIR
12 5 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (2.58%) MbUnit
13 4 (2.58%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.94%) Bugzilla
15 2 (1.29%) TestComplete
15 2 (1.29%) WatiN
16 1 (0.65%) LabVIEW
16 1 (0.65%) Maven
General
1 17 (10.97%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.58%) Banking
4 3 (1.94%) Electronics
4 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.94%) Games
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (25.16%) Test Engineer
2 30 (19.35%) Test Leader
3 29 (18.71%) QA Engineer
4 26 (16.77%) Tester
5 24 (15.48%) Automation Engineer
5 24 (15.48%) Analyst
6 19 (12.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 19 (12.26%) Test Analyst
7 18 (11.61%) Test Manager
7 18 (11.61%) Test Automation Engineer
8 15 (9.68%) Senior Tester
9 12 (7.74%) QA Tester
9 12 (7.74%) QA Manager
10 9 (5.81%) Automation Tester
10 9 (5.81%) Team Leader
10 9 (5.81%) Test Team Leader
10 9 (5.81%) Software Tester
11 7 (4.52%) Senior QA Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Senior QA Tester
11 7 (4.52%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.84%) XML
2 19 (12.26%) Web Services
3 18 (11.61%) .NET
4 17 (10.97%) SOAP
5 13 (8.39%) JSON
5 13 (8.39%) Spring
5 13 (8.39%) RESTful
6 10 (6.45%) REST
7 9 (5.81%) JSF
8 7 (4.52%) HTML
8 7 (4.52%) Java EE
8 7 (4.52%) Silverlight
8 7 (4.52%) HTML5
9 3 (1.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (33.55%) Open Source
2 11 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.16%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.29%) Xbox
4 2 (1.29%) DTV
5 1 (0.65%) Firmware
5 1 (0.65%) VHDL
5 1 (0.65%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) UNIX
2 13 (8.39%) Windows
3 9 (5.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (41.94%) Scrum
3 51 (32.90%) Software Testing
4 48 (30.97%) Waterfall
5 31 (20.00%) V-Model
6 30 (19.35%) Test Strategy
7 25 (16.13%) Test Management
8 23 (14.84%) Automated Testing
9 22 (14.19%) Test Scripting
10 16 (10.32%) User Stories
11 15 (9.68%) Automation Testing
12 11 (7.10%) Use Case
13 10 (6.45%) Process Management
13 10 (6.45%) Kanban
14 9 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.81%) Regression Testing
14 9 (5.81%) Validation
14 9 (5.81%) Migration
14 9 (5.81%) Software Engineering
15 7 (4.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.00%) Java
2 46 (29.68%) SQL
3 22 (14.19%) C#
4 19 (12.26%) Ruby
5 15 (9.68%) Perl
6 14 (9.03%) Python
7 7 (4.52%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.52%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (20.65%) ISEB
2 26 (16.77%) Degree
3 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
3 19 (12.26%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.81%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.87%) Sun Certification
6 4 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (38.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (5.81%) Oracle
2 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (1.29%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.29%) Facebook
4 2 (1.29%) Agilent
4 2 (1.29%) Google
4 2 (1.29%) SAP
5 1 (0.65%) VMware
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Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 per annum + Benefits
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Gloucester
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Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
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Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago