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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 98 151 161
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 173 90 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.86% 1.48% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 1.79% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 122 68 39
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,750 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £53,500 £45,000
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
5154 5029 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.15% 82.52% 82.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4309 4075 3568
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +3 65 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Dorset - 31 £55,000 - 3
Somerset +21 28 £40,000 +1.26% 2
Gloucestershire -13 24 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Devon - 17 £30,000 - 1
Wiltshire -13 6 £32,500 -18.75%
Cornwall - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 209 (77.70%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (48.70%) Java
3 121 (44.98%) QA
4 93 (34.57%) Selenium
5 72 (26.77%) C#
6 67 (24.91%) Degree
7 65 (24.16%) Scrum
7 65 (24.16%) SQL
8 59 (21.93%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (20.45%) .NET
10 54 (20.07%) Oracle
11 51 (18.96%) Open Source
12 50 (18.59%) Finance
12 50 (18.59%) Software Engineering
13 49 (18.22%) TDD
14 48 (17.84%) OO
15 47 (17.47%) JavaScript
16 45 (16.73%) Relational Database
17 44 (16.36%) XML
18 42 (15.61%) HTML
19 39 (14.50%) Windows
20 38 (14.13%) Mentoring
21 37 (13.75%) Configuration Management
21 37 (13.75%) Test Scripting
22 36 (13.38%) Middleware
23 35 (13.01%) JUnit
23 35 (13.01%) SDLC
23 35 (13.01%) Cucumber
24 34 (12.64%) Coaching
24 34 (12.64%) OLTP

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (6.69%) WebLogic
2 12 (4.46%) Umbraco
3 11 (4.09%) CMS
4 7 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.37%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.37%) Confluence
5 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.37%) Mule
5 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (1.49%) MS Office
1 4 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (10.04%) Oracle Cash Management
1 27 (10.04%) Temenos T24
2 7 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.74%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.41%) SaaS
2 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.35%) Internet
2 7 (2.60%) LDAP
3 3 (1.12%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.12%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.37%) HTTP
4 1 (0.37%) LAN
4 1 (0.37%) VoIP
4 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.73%) Relational Database
2 34 (12.64%) OLTP
3 17 (6.32%) Oracle Database
3 17 (6.32%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.72%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.60%) TKPROF
5 7 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.12%) MySQL
7 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 93 (34.57%) Selenium
2 35 (13.01%) JUnit
2 35 (13.01%) Cucumber
3 33 (12.27%) Maven
4 19 (7.06%) Jenkins
5 16 (5.95%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.20%) TestNG
7 12 (4.46%) Git (software)
8 10 (3.72%) JMeter
8 10 (3.72%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.72%) JBehave
9 8 (2.97%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.60%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.60%) Subversion
10 7 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (2.23%) JIRA
11 6 (2.23%) MbUnit
12 4 (1.49%) LoadRunner
12 4 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (18.59%) Finance
2 30 (11.15%) Banking
3 29 (10.78%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.72%) Games
5 9 (3.35%) Retail
6 8 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.60%) Marketing
8 5 (1.86%) Electronics
9 2 (0.74%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (26.02%) Developer
2 61 (22.68%) Test Engineer
3 60 (22.30%) Analyst
3 60 (22.30%) Test Analyst
4 32 (11.90%) QA Engineer
5 29 (10.78%) Architect
6 22 (8.18%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (8.18%) Software Engineer
6 22 (8.18%) Senior Test Analyst
7 20 (7.43%) Lead Developer
8 19 (7.06%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.32%) Tester
10 16 (5.95%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (5.58%) Software Developer
12 13 (4.83%) Lead Software Engineer
13 12 (4.46%) ScrumMaster
14 11 (4.09%) Test Architect
14 11 (4.09%) Test Manager
15 10 (3.72%) Applications Developer
15 10 (3.72%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.45%) .NET
2 44 (16.36%) XML
3 42 (15.61%) HTML
4 36 (13.38%) Middleware
5 31 (11.52%) AngularJS
6 30 (11.15%) HTML5
6 30 (11.15%) ASP.NET
7 28 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (7.43%) Web Services
9 18 (6.69%) CSS
10 13 (4.83%) Spring
11 12 (4.46%) SOAP
12 11 (4.09%) REST
12 11 (4.09%) Java EE
13 10 (3.72%) RESTful
14 9 (3.35%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.97%) XML Schema
15 8 (2.97%) JPA
16 7 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
16 7 (2.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.43%) Xbox
3 12 (4.46%) User Experience
4 8 (2.97%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.60%) Replication
5 7 (2.60%) W3C
6 6 (2.23%) PlayStation
7 5 (1.86%) DTV
8 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.74%) Clustering
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) iSeries
10 1 (0.37%) AS400
10 1 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.50%) Windows
2 24 (8.92%) Linux
3 18 (6.69%) Android
3 18 (6.69%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.95%) Windows Phone
4 16 (5.95%) Windows 8
5 9 (3.35%) UNIX
6 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.37%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (77.70%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.16%) Scrum
3 59 (21.93%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (18.96%) Open Source
5 50 (18.59%) Software Engineering
6 49 (18.22%) TDD
7 48 (17.84%) OO
8 38 (14.13%) Mentoring
9 37 (13.75%) Configuration Management
9 37 (13.75%) Test Scripting
10 35 (13.01%) SDLC
11 34 (12.64%) Coaching
12 33 (12.27%) Product Management
12 33 (12.27%) Non-Functional Testing
13 32 (11.90%) Line Management
14 31 (11.52%) OOP
15 30 (11.15%) BDD
15 30 (11.15%) Data Management
16 28 (10.41%) MVC
16 28 (10.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 131 (48.70%) Java
2 72 (26.77%) C#
3 65 (24.16%) SQL
4 47 (17.47%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.67%) Ruby
6 21 (7.81%) Python
7 16 (5.95%) XAML
7 16 (5.95%) Bash Shell
8 15 (5.58%) C
9 12 (4.46%) C++
10 8 (2.97%) Erlang
11 7 (2.60%) Groovy
11 7 (2.60%) XPath
11 7 (2.60%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.86%) VB
13 4 (1.49%) Perl
13 4 (1.49%) Tcl
14 3 (1.12%) XQuery
15 1 (0.37%) RPG IV
15 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 67 (24.91%) Degree
2 15 (5.58%) ISEB
3 11 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.09%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.72%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (44.98%) QA
2 7 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.74%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (2.60%) Oracle Clusterware
1 7 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.60%) Oracle Flashback
1 7 (2.60%) Data Guard
1 7 (2.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.37%) Ansible
2 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (20.07%) Oracle
2 29 (10.78%) IBM
3 28 (10.41%) Green Hat
4 20 (7.43%) Google
4 20 (7.43%) Facebook
5 16 (5.95%) Xamarin
6 15 (5.58%) ForgeRock
7 10 (3.72%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.86%) SAP
9 3 (1.12%) HP
9 3 (1.12%) Progress
10 2 (0.74%) SOASTA, Inc
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