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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 146 140 184
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 91 112 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.78% 1.92% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.17% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 73 90 63
Median salary £35,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.47% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
4501 5156 5660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.86% 88.58% 85.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3735 4338 4656
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 3 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +23 30 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Bristol -12 20 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Devon -4 16 £33,581 +11.93% 1
Gloucestershire -17 16 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Cornwall - 4 £33,750 -
Dorset +3 3 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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.

1 136 (81.93%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.36%) BDD
3 60 (36.14%) ISTQB
4 58 (34.94%) Scrum
5 57 (34.34%) Software Testing
6 56 (33.73%) ISEB
7 55 (33.13%) Java
8 53 (31.93%) Selenium
9 49 (29.52%) C#
9 49 (29.52%) Microsoft
10 48 (28.92%) Test Management
10 48 (28.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (27.71%) SQL
12 45 (27.11%) Cucumber
13 44 (26.51%) Non-Functional Testing
14 43 (25.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 43 (25.90%) Waterfall
15 42 (25.30%) SpecFlow
16 37 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (21.69%) Software Engineering
17 36 (21.69%) SDLC
18 34 (20.48%) .NET
19 33 (19.88%) Degree
20 31 (18.67%) Line Management
21 30 (18.07%) QA
21 30 (18.07%) Finance
22 28 (16.87%) TDD
22 28 (16.87%) Load Testing
23 27 (16.27%) Test Scripting
23 27 (16.27%) Performance Testing

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 (3.01%) Apache Spark
1 5 (3.01%) Confluence
2 4 (2.41%) Apache
3 3 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.81%) Mule
3 3 (1.81%) Mule ESB
3 3 (1.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.60%) JBoss
4 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.41%) GitHub
2 4 (2.41%) SaaS
3 3 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.81%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.81%) Route 53
3 3 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) SSH
2 3 (1.81%) Internet
3 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) Broadband
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.23%) Hadoop
2 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.82%) Big Data
4 6 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.01%) Apache Accumulo
5 5 (3.01%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.81%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 53 (31.93%) Selenium
2 48 (28.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (27.11%) Cucumber
4 42 (25.30%) SpecFlow
5 27 (16.27%) JIRA
6 25 (15.06%) Git (software)
7 24 (14.46%) Jenkins
8 13 (7.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (6.02%) JUnit
10 9 (5.42%) Protractor
10 9 (5.42%) WebDriver
11 8 (4.82%) Jasmine
11 8 (4.82%) Maven
11 8 (4.82%) TestNG
12 7 (4.22%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.61%) Bugzilla
13 6 (3.61%) TeamCity
14 5 (3.01%) JMeter
14 5 (3.01%) Zephyr
15 4 (2.41%) TestLink
General
1 30 (18.07%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.01%) Banking
4 5 (3.01%) Electronics
5 4 (2.41%) Marketing
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.20%) French Language
6 2 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (29.52%) Analyst
1 49 (29.52%) Test Analyst
2 34 (20.48%) Test Engineer
3 25 (15.06%) Senior Analyst
3 25 (15.06%) Senior Test Analyst
4 21 (12.65%) Developer
5 20 (12.05%) Test Automation Engineer
6 15 (9.04%) Tester
7 12 (7.23%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.82%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Java Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Software Tester
9 7 (4.22%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.61%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.61%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.48%) .NET
2 19 (11.45%) HTML
3 11 (6.63%) CSS
3 11 (6.63%) Web Services
4 9 (5.42%) AngularJS
4 9 (5.42%) SOAP
5 8 (4.82%) Gherkin
6 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.61%) REST
8 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (3.01%) Entity Framework
8 5 (3.01%) XML
9 3 (1.81%) ELK Stack
9 3 (1.81%) HTML5
9 3 (1.81%) LAMP
9 3 (1.81%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (1.81%) Node.js
9 3 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.41%) Handset
3 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.81%) Blog
4 3 (1.81%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.20%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.20%) Fintech
5 2 (1.20%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) MPEG
6 1 (0.60%) RIA
6 1 (0.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.65%) Linux
2 17 (10.24%) Windows
3 3 (1.81%) Android
3 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.81%) VMS
4 2 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (81.93%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.36%) BDD
3 58 (34.94%) Scrum
4 57 (34.34%) Software Testing
5 48 (28.92%) Test Management
6 44 (26.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 43 (25.90%) Waterfall
8 37 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (21.69%) SDLC
9 36 (21.69%) Software Engineering
10 31 (18.67%) Line Management
11 28 (16.87%) Load Testing
11 28 (16.87%) TDD
12 27 (16.27%) Performance Testing
12 27 (16.27%) Test Scripting
13 23 (13.86%) Manual Testing
14 22 (13.25%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (12.65%) Security Testing
16 20 (12.05%) Mentoring
17 17 (10.24%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.13%) Java
2 49 (29.52%) C#
3 46 (27.71%) SQL
4 25 (15.06%) JavaScript
5 24 (14.46%) Python
6 14 (8.43%) Ruby
7 13 (7.83%) Perl
8 11 (6.63%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.42%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.61%) C++
11 4 (2.41%) Groovy
12 2 (1.20%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.20%) C
12 2 (1.20%) Go
12 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.20%) VB
12 2 (1.20%) XPath
13 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.60%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.60%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 60 (36.14%) ISTQB
2 56 (33.73%) ISEB
3 43 (25.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (19.88%) Degree
5 24 (14.46%) Security Cleared
6 17 (10.24%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.07%) QA
2 15 (9.04%) ISO 14001
2 15 (9.04%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.22%) Puppet
3 3 (1.81%) Graylog
3 3 (1.81%) Kibana
3 3 (1.81%) logstash
3 3 (1.81%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.60%) Oozie
5 1 (0.60%) Rancher
Vendors
1 49 (29.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.23%) Oracle
3 6 (3.61%) HP
4 5 (3.01%) Cadence
5 4 (2.41%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (2.41%) SAP
6 3 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.20%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.20%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.60%) VMware
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Posted: 15 days ago
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Landmark Information Group Ltd
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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