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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 120 156 162
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 142 80 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.37% 1.31% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.59% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 105 65 45
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £34,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £53,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
4982 5036 4206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 82.60% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 4082 3701
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +1 64 £42,500 +8.28% 6
Dorset - 29 £57,500 - 6
Gloucestershire -2 27 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire -9 8 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Somerset +14 7 £40,000 - 2
Devon - 7 £30,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 167 (71.06%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (54.89%) Java
3 101 (42.98%) QA
4 77 (32.77%) Scrum
5 67 (28.51%) C#
6 63 (26.81%) Degree
7 60 (25.53%) .NET
8 59 (25.11%) SQL
8 59 (25.11%) Selenium
9 57 (24.26%) Open Source
10 52 (22.13%) HTML
11 50 (21.28%) JavaScript
12 45 (19.15%) Software Engineering
13 43 (18.30%) HTML5
14 39 (16.60%) Test Scripting
14 39 (16.60%) OO
15 38 (16.17%) Oracle
15 38 (16.17%) Finance
15 38 (16.17%) Product Management
15 38 (16.17%) AngularJS
16 37 (15.74%) TDD
16 37 (15.74%) ASP.NET
17 36 (15.32%) Mentoring
18 34 (14.47%) MVC
18 34 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
18 34 (14.47%) SaaS
19 33 (14.04%) Relational Database
20 32 (13.62%) Windows
21 31 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
21 31 (13.19%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14 (5.96%) Umbraco
2 13 (5.53%) CMS
3 4 (1.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.43%) JBoss
6 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.43%) Mule
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.43%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (8.94%) Temenos T24
1 21 (8.94%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (2.98%) Summit
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.47%) SaaS
2 7 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.85%) Heroku
3 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) Internet
2 3 (1.28%) LDAP
3 2 (0.85%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) VoIP
4 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.04%) Relational Database
2 27 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 24 (10.21%) OLTP
4 7 (2.98%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.55%) MySQL
6 4 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.28%) TKPROF
8 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (25.11%) Selenium
2 31 (13.19%) Cucumber
3 23 (9.79%) JUnit
4 21 (8.94%) WebDriver
5 19 (8.09%) Maven
6 14 (5.96%) Eclipse
6 14 (5.96%) Git (software)
7 13 (5.53%) JBehave
7 13 (5.53%) TestNG
8 12 (5.11%) Visual Studio
9 11 (4.68%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.83%) MbUnit
11 8 (3.40%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.98%) JMeter
13 5 (2.13%) NUnit
13 5 (2.13%) Selenium IDE
14 3 (1.28%) Calabash
14 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.28%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 38 (16.17%) Finance
2 25 (10.64%) Financial Institution
3 22 (9.36%) Banking
4 8 (3.40%) Retail
5 5 (2.13%) Marketing
5 5 (2.13%) Games
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (30.64%) Developer
2 58 (24.68%) Test Engineer
3 38 (16.17%) Analyst
3 38 (16.17%) Test Analyst
3 38 (16.17%) QA Engineer
4 23 (9.79%) Senior Developer
5 21 (8.94%) Architect
6 20 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (7.66%) Lead Developer
8 14 (5.96%) ScrumMaster
9 13 (5.53%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.11%) Automation Engineer
10 12 (5.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 11 (4.68%) Tester
11 11 (4.68%) Software Engineer
12 10 (4.26%) Test Manager
13 9 (3.83%) UI Developer
13 9 (3.83%) Test Architect
13 9 (3.83%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (3.83%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (25.53%) .NET
2 52 (22.13%) HTML
3 43 (18.30%) HTML5
4 38 (16.17%) AngularJS
5 37 (15.74%) ASP.NET
6 34 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (11.91%) XML
8 25 (10.64%) Middleware
8 25 (10.64%) CSS
9 20 (8.51%) Web Services
10 18 (7.66%) Spring
11 14 (5.96%) RESTful
12 11 (4.68%) .NET Framework
13 8 (3.40%) REST
14 7 (2.98%) SOAP
15 4 (1.70%) XML Schema
15 4 (1.70%) CSS3
15 4 (1.70%) JPA
16 3 (1.28%) Grails
16 3 (1.28%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.79%) Xbox
2 15 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.55%) User Experience
5 5 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.28%) Replication
6 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.28%) PlayStation
6 3 (1.28%) W3C
7 2 (0.85%) Social Media
7 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.62%) Windows
2 19 (8.09%) Linux
3 13 (5.53%) Android
3 13 (5.53%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.53%) Windows 8
3 13 (5.53%) Windows Phone
3 13 (5.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (71.06%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.77%) Scrum
3 57 (24.26%) Open Source
4 45 (19.15%) Software Engineering
5 39 (16.60%) OO
5 39 (16.60%) Test Scripting
6 38 (16.17%) Product Management
7 37 (15.74%) TDD
8 36 (15.32%) Mentoring
9 34 (14.47%) MVC
10 31 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
11 25 (10.64%) Identity Management
11 25 (10.64%) SDLC
12 24 (10.21%) Coaching
12 24 (10.21%) Line Management
12 24 (10.21%) Configuration Management
12 24 (10.21%) Software Testing
13 23 (9.79%) OOP
14 21 (8.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (54.89%) Java
2 67 (28.51%) C#
3 59 (25.11%) SQL
4 50 (21.28%) JavaScript
5 31 (13.19%) Ruby
6 22 (9.36%) Python
7 13 (5.53%) XAML
8 11 (4.68%) C++
8 11 (4.68%) Groovy
9 10 (4.26%) C
10 8 (3.40%) Perl
11 5 (2.13%) VB
12 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.28%) XPath
13 3 (1.28%) Erlang
13 3 (1.28%) XQuery
13 3 (1.28%) Tcl
13 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.43%) PHP
14 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 63 (26.81%) Degree
2 15 (6.38%) ISEB
3 13 (5.53%) ISTQB
3 13 (5.53%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (42.98%) QA
2 7 (2.98%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.98%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.70%) Docker
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (1.28%) Data Guard
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (16.17%) Oracle
2 24 (10.21%) Google
2 24 (10.21%) Facebook
2 24 (10.21%) ForgeRock
3 21 (8.94%) Green Hat
3 21 (8.94%) IBM
4 13 (5.53%) Xamarin
5 9 (3.83%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.85%) Progress
6 2 (0.85%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) NorthgateArinso
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday,pension, health+
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
JPS Selection
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset Square, Baker Street, London, UK
Euro Car Parks
Salary: £25-30k
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Bournemouth, South, United Kingdom
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus salary
Posted: 22 days ago