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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 143 127 161
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 90 142 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.73% 2.35% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.75% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 76 106 68
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £32,000 £33,925
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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
4551 5160 5216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.40% 85.35% 85.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3807 4299 4250
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Gloucestershire +12 37 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Somerset +6 19 £40,250 +0.62% 2
Bristol -27 13 £36,000 -15.29% 7
Wiltshire +22 10 £47,500 +39.70%
Devon -6 8 £67,500 +125.00%
Dorset -15 2 £85,000 +47.82%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 154 (74.04%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (56.25%) Java
3 84 (40.38%) QA
4 81 (38.94%) Selenium
5 71 (34.13%) Scrum
5 71 (34.13%) Windows
6 68 (32.69%) Cucumber
7 65 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (29.81%) Oracle
9 61 (29.33%) SQL
10 58 (27.88%) Software Engineering
11 55 (26.44%) Linux
12 49 (23.56%) TDD
12 49 (23.56%) SDLC
13 48 (23.08%) ISEB
13 48 (23.08%) Degree
14 47 (22.60%) DevOps
15 41 (19.71%) Non-Functional Testing
16 40 (19.23%) Python
17 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
17 39 (18.75%) ISTQB
17 39 (18.75%) BDD
17 39 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 38 (18.27%) C#
19 36 (17.31%) System Testing
19 36 (17.31%) Performance Testing
20 35 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
20 35 (16.83%) Automation Testing
21 34 (16.35%) Software Testing
22 33 (15.87%) Defect Tracking

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 14 (6.73%) Apache
2 7 (3.37%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.44%) Mule
4 3 (1.44%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 7 (3.37%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.77%) SaaS
2 8 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.96%) PaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.81%) Internet
2 7 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.40%) SAN
3 5 (2.40%) SSH
4 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.65%) Big Data
3 10 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.88%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.44%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 81 (38.94%) Selenium
2 68 (32.69%) Cucumber
3 31 (14.90%) Jenkins
4 30 (14.42%) JUnit
5 24 (11.54%) JBehave
6 22 (10.58%) JIRA
7 21 (10.10%) Git (software)
7 21 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (8.65%) Maven
8 18 (8.65%) WebDriver
9 15 (7.21%) SpecFlow
10 14 (6.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (4.81%) LoadRunner
12 9 (4.33%) SoapUI
13 8 (3.85%) RSpec
13 8 (3.85%) TeamCity
14 7 (3.37%) AccuRev
14 7 (3.37%) JMeter
15 5 (2.40%) NUnit
15 5 (2.40%) TestNG
General
1 32 (15.38%) Finance
2 24 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.77%) Banking
4 9 (4.33%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.37%) Electronics
5 7 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.37%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) French Language
6 3 (1.44%) Legal
6 3 (1.44%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (36.54%) Test Engineer
2 45 (21.63%) Developer
3 44 (21.15%) Analyst
4 41 (19.71%) Test Analyst
5 30 (14.42%) Java Engineer
6 28 (13.46%) Java Developer
7 26 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
8 21 (10.10%) Integration Engineer
8 21 (10.10%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 14 (6.73%) QA Engineer
10 13 (6.25%) Software Manager
11 12 (5.77%) QA Test Engineer
11 12 (5.77%) Software Engineer
11 12 (5.77%) Test Automation Developer
12 11 (5.29%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (5.29%) Senior Manager
12 11 (5.29%) Test Manager
13 10 (4.81%) C# Developer
13 10 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
13 10 (4.81%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.90%) .NET
2 29 (13.94%) SOAP
3 24 (11.54%) HTML
4 22 (10.58%) Web Services
5 21 (10.10%) Spring
6 15 (7.21%) Java EE
6 15 (7.21%) REST
6 15 (7.21%) XML
7 12 (5.77%) Hibernate
8 8 (3.85%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.85%) CSS
8 8 (3.85%) HTML5
9 7 (3.37%) Middleware
9 7 (3.37%) RESTful
10 6 (2.88%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.88%) Gherkin
11 5 (2.40%) Backbone.js
11 5 (2.40%) jQuery
12 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.77%) Digital Media
3 11 (5.29%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.85%) Internet of Things
4 8 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 7 (3.37%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.48%) Blog
8 1 (0.48%) Handset
8 1 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 71 (34.13%) Windows
2 55 (26.44%) Linux
3 30 (14.42%) Unix
4 10 (4.81%) Android
5 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.92%) VMS
5 4 (1.92%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (74.04%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (34.13%) Scrum
3 65 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (27.88%) Software Engineering
5 49 (23.56%) SDLC
5 49 (23.56%) TDD
6 47 (22.60%) DevOps
7 41 (19.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 39 (18.75%) BDD
8 39 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (17.31%) Performance Testing
9 36 (17.31%) System Testing
10 35 (16.83%) Automation Testing
10 35 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
11 34 (16.35%) Software Testing
12 33 (15.87%) Defect Tracking
13 32 (15.38%) Integration Testing
13 32 (15.38%) Waterfall
14 30 (14.42%) Manual Testing
15 29 (13.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 117 (56.25%) Java
2 61 (29.33%) SQL
3 40 (19.23%) Python
4 38 (18.27%) C#
5 26 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 24 (11.54%) Perl
7 17 (8.17%) PL/SQL
8 14 (6.73%) Bash Shell
9 13 (6.25%) Ruby
10 8 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.85%) VB
11 5 (2.40%) C++
12 4 (1.92%) VBScript
12 4 (1.92%) XAML
13 3 (1.44%) Go
14 1 (0.48%) C
14 1 (0.48%) PHP
14 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (23.08%) Degree
1 48 (23.08%) ISEB
2 39 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (8.17%) Security Cleared
5 16 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (40.38%) QA
2 10 (4.81%) ISO 14001
2 10 (4.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (0.96%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (29.81%) Oracle
2 23 (11.06%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.73%) HP
4 9 (4.33%) Google
5 8 (3.85%) Facebook
6 7 (3.37%) Green Hat
6 7 (3.37%) IBM
6 7 (3.37%) SAP
6 7 (3.37%) webMethods
7 5 (2.40%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.44%) Cegedim Rx
8 3 (1.44%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.44%) Rally
9 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.96%) Telerik
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