The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 143 152 180
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 81 58 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.11% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.40% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 66 46 39
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £46,250 £50,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4925 4157 4278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.33% 79.35% 77.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4006 3583 3784
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 +5 39 £53,500 +33.75% 4
Gloucestershire +2 22 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Wiltshire -2 16 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Somerset -18 3 £42,500 +1.79% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 77 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (47.77%) Selenium
3 61 (38.85%) Java
4 58 (36.94%) QA
5 55 (35.03%) Scrum
5 55 (35.03%) JUnit
6 51 (32.48%) SQL
7 50 (31.85%) Open Source
8 46 (29.30%) WebDriver
9 39 (24.84%) Software Testing
10 33 (21.02%) Degree
10 33 (21.02%) Waterfall
11 31 (19.75%) Test Scripting
12 28 (17.83%) Test Strategy
13 27 (17.20%) C#
14 26 (16.56%) V-Model
15 25 (15.92%) Automated Testing
16 23 (14.65%) Ruby
16 23 (14.65%) Web Services
16 23 (14.65%) XML
16 23 (14.65%) SoapUI
17 21 (13.38%) Cucumber
17 21 (13.38%) ISEB
18 20 (12.74%) Windows
18 20 (12.74%) JBehave
19 18 (11.46%) .NET
19 18 (11.46%) JMeter
19 18 (11.46%) FitNesse
20 17 (10.83%) Finance
20 17 (10.83%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.55%) Wireshark
1 4 (2.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) NFC
2 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) Relational Database
1 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.55%) DB2
4 1 (0.64%) Big Data
4 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 75 (47.77%) Selenium
2 55 (35.03%) JUnit
3 46 (29.30%) WebDriver
4 23 (14.65%) SoapUI
5 21 (13.38%) Cucumber
6 20 (12.74%) JBehave
7 18 (11.46%) JMeter
7 18 (11.46%) FitNesse
8 13 (8.28%) jMock
8 13 (8.28%) TestNG
9 10 (6.37%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (6.37%) Ranorex
10 8 (5.10%) WATIR
11 7 (4.46%) LoadRunner
12 6 (3.82%) Xcode
12 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.82%) MbUnit
13 4 (2.55%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.55%) Fiddler
14 3 (1.91%) WatiN
General
1 17 (10.83%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.18%) Retail
4 3 (1.91%) Electronics
4 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.91%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (27.39%) Test Engineer
2 34 (21.66%) Analyst
3 30 (19.11%) Test Leader
4 29 (18.47%) QA Engineer
5 28 (17.83%) Test Analyst
6 26 (16.56%) Tester
7 25 (15.92%) Automation Engineer
8 19 (12.10%) Test Automation Engineer
8 19 (12.10%) QA Automation Engineer
9 14 (8.92%) QA Tester
10 12 (7.64%) Senior Tester
11 10 (6.37%) Automation Tester
12 9 (5.73%) Senior Test Engineer
13 8 (5.10%) Senior QA Tester
13 8 (5.10%) Software Tester
13 8 (5.10%) Software Engineer
13 8 (5.10%) Senior Automation Tester
14 7 (4.46%) Test Manager
15 6 (3.82%) Developer
16 5 (3.18%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.65%) Web Services
1 23 (14.65%) XML
2 18 (11.46%) .NET
3 17 (10.83%) SOAP
4 12 (7.64%) RESTful
4 12 (7.64%) REST
4 12 (7.64%) JSON
4 12 (7.64%) Spring
5 9 (5.73%) JSF
6 8 (5.10%) Silverlight
6 8 (5.10%) HTML
6 8 (5.10%) HTML5
7 7 (4.46%) Java EE
8 2 (1.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (31.85%) Open Source
2 8 (5.10%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.46%) Digital Media
3 7 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.46%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.82%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.82%) iPhone
4 6 (3.82%) iPad
5 2 (1.27%) DTV
5 2 (1.27%) Xbox
6 1 (0.64%) Firmware
6 1 (0.64%) VHDL
6 1 (0.64%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.74%) Windows
2 16 (10.19%) UNIX
3 10 (6.37%) Linux
4 6 (3.82%) Android
4 6 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.91%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (35.03%) Scrum
3 39 (24.84%) Software Testing
4 33 (21.02%) Waterfall
5 31 (19.75%) Test Scripting
6 28 (17.83%) Test Strategy
7 26 (16.56%) V-Model
8 25 (15.92%) Automated Testing
9 17 (10.83%) User Stories
10 16 (10.19%) Automation Testing
10 16 (10.19%) Test Management
11 14 (8.92%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.64%) BDD
13 10 (6.37%) Kanban
14 9 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.73%) Use Case
15 8 (5.10%) Project Management
15 8 (5.10%) Process Management
15 8 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (4.46%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.85%) Java
2 51 (32.48%) SQL
3 27 (17.20%) C#
4 23 (14.65%) Ruby
5 16 (10.19%) Python
6 15 (9.55%) Perl
7 8 (5.10%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.10%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.46%) PHP
9 3 (1.91%) XAML
10 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.64%) VBScript
11 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (21.02%) Degree
2 21 (13.38%) ISEB
3 14 (8.92%) ISTQB
4 12 (7.64%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.73%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.46%) Sun Certification
7 5 (3.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (36.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.28%) HP
2 8 (5.10%) Oracle
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.27%) Google
4 2 (1.27%) SAP
4 2 (1.27%) Facebook
4 2 (1.27%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.64%) Compuware
5 1 (0.64%) IBM
5 1 (0.64%) Empirix
5 1 (0.64%) VMware
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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