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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South West
Rank 92 142 159
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 167 107 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.27% 1.85% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 2.07% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 120 88 83
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
4572 5166 5241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.65% 89.25% 87.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3731 4248 4400
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +44 61 £40,000 -12.08% 11
Bristol -18 47 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Gloucestershire -4 24 £42,500 - 2
Devon +7 15 £35,000 - 3
Cornwall - 15 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 £35,000 - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 185 (73.71%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (41.43%) Java
3 95 (37.85%) ISTQB
4 93 (37.05%) Selenium
5 86 (34.26%) BDD
5 86 (34.26%) C#
6 80 (31.87%) Scrum
7 73 (29.08%) Software Testing
8 70 (27.89%) ISEB
9 69 (27.49%) Cucumber
10 63 (25.10%) Microsoft
11 62 (24.70%) Test Management
12 57 (22.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 57 (22.71%) Non-Functional Testing
13 56 (22.31%) SQL
14 54 (21.51%) Test Scripting
15 52 (20.72%) Finance
16 51 (20.32%) SpecFlow
17 50 (19.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 50 (19.92%) TDD
18 46 (18.33%) Waterfall
19 44 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (16.73%) Line Management
21 39 (15.54%) Security Cleared
21 39 (15.54%) Software Engineering
21 39 (15.54%) Python
22 37 (14.74%) SDLC
23 33 (13.15%) Linux
23 33 (13.15%) JMeter
23 33 (13.15%) QA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.99%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.20%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.40%) nginx
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.59%) GitHub
2 4 (1.59%) SaaS
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.79%) SSH
2 6 (2.39%) HTTP
3 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.80%) FTP
4 2 (0.80%) Internet
4 2 (0.80%) SSL
5 1 (0.40%) Broadband
5 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.40%) LTE
5 1 (0.40%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.37%) Hadoop
2 15 (5.98%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.78%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.79%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.79%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.99%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.40%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) MS Access
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 93 (37.05%) Selenium
2 69 (27.49%) Cucumber
3 57 (22.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (20.32%) SpecFlow
5 33 (13.15%) JMeter
6 24 (9.56%) Git (software)
7 23 (9.16%) Jenkins
7 23 (9.16%) LoadRunner
8 22 (8.76%) JIRA
9 17 (6.77%) SoapUI
10 15 (5.98%) WebDriver
11 14 (5.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (5.58%) LoadUI
11 14 (5.58%) Ranorex
12 11 (4.38%) JUnit
13 8 (3.19%) Protractor
14 7 (2.79%) Bitbucket
14 7 (2.79%) Jasmine
14 7 (2.79%) Vagrant
14 7 (2.79%) Zephyr
General
1 52 (20.72%) Finance
2 9 (3.59%) Electronics
2 9 (3.59%) Retail
2 9 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.79%) Banking
4 7 (2.79%) Marketing
5 6 (2.39%) Advertising
6 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 81 (32.27%) Test Engineer
2 51 (20.32%) Test Automation Engineer
3 48 (19.12%) Analyst
4 47 (18.73%) Test Analyst
5 29 (11.55%) Tester
6 22 (8.76%) Automation Tester
6 22 (8.76%) Developer
7 21 (8.37%) Senior Analyst
7 21 (8.37%) Senior Test Analyst
8 20 (7.97%) Test Manager
9 16 (6.37%) Java Engineer
10 15 (5.98%) Senior Test Engineer
11 14 (5.58%) Software Test Engineer
12 11 (4.38%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.98%) Lead Software Engineer
14 9 (3.59%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
14 9 (3.59%) Technical Engineer
15 8 (3.19%) Software Tester
16 7 (2.79%) .NET Developer
16 7 (2.79%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.75%) .NET
2 20 (7.97%) HTML
3 19 (7.57%) Gherkin
3 19 (7.57%) Web Services
4 14 (5.58%) REST
5 12 (4.78%) AngularJS
6 11 (4.38%) HTML5
7 10 (3.98%) XML
8 8 (3.19%) CSS
9 7 (2.79%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.79%) SOAP
10 6 (2.39%) Entity Framework
10 6 (2.39%) J2EE
11 5 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.59%) JSON
13 3 (1.20%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (0.80%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.79%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.59%) Digital TV
7 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.20%) MPEG
8 2 (0.80%) Fintech
8 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.40%) Handset
9 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.40%) Robotics
9 1 (0.40%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.15%) Linux
2 27 (10.76%) Windows
3 6 (2.39%) Unix
4 4 (1.59%) Android
5 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (73.71%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (34.26%) BDD
3 80 (31.87%) Scrum
4 73 (29.08%) Software Testing
5 62 (24.70%) Test Management
6 57 (22.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 54 (21.51%) Test Scripting
8 50 (19.92%) TDD
9 46 (18.33%) Waterfall
10 44 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (16.73%) Line Management
12 39 (15.54%) Software Engineering
13 37 (14.74%) SDLC
14 32 (12.75%) Load Testing
14 32 (12.75%) Performance Testing
15 31 (12.35%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (11.16%) Automated Testing
16 28 (11.16%) Manual Testing
17 25 (9.96%) Security Testing
17 25 (9.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.43%) Java
2 86 (34.26%) C#
3 56 (22.31%) SQL
4 39 (15.54%) Python
5 32 (12.75%) JavaScript
6 30 (11.95%) Ruby
7 15 (5.98%) C
8 13 (5.18%) C++
9 10 (3.98%) Perl
10 7 (2.79%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.39%) XPath
12 4 (1.59%) PHP
13 3 (1.20%) Scala
14 2 (0.80%) Clojure
15 1 (0.40%) Groovy
15 1 (0.40%) VB
15 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.40%) VBA
15 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (37.85%) ISTQB
2 70 (27.89%) ISEB
3 50 (19.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (15.54%) Security Cleared
5 32 (12.75%) Degree
6 20 (7.97%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.59%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.80%) PhD
11 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.40%) PMP
11 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.15%) QA
2 10 (3.98%) ISO 9001
3 9 (3.59%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.20%) SLA
5 2 (0.80%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (3.59%) Docker
2 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.80%) vSphere
3 1 (0.40%) Snort
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.99%) Puppet
4 2 (0.80%) Ansible
4 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.80%) Rancher
5 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.40%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 63 (25.10%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.17%) HP
3 16 (6.37%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.98%) Cadence
5 7 (2.79%) SAP
6 6 (2.39%) Oracle
7 5 (1.99%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.20%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.80%) VMware
9 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.40%) Apple
10 1 (0.40%) Blue Prism
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