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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 149 169 174
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 88 57 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.26% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 78 28 54
Average salary £40,750 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.16% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
4992 4506 4503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.21% 81.79% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4188 3798 3969
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +20 52 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Gloucestershire +8 15 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Somerset +11 12 £40,000 - 2
Devon -7 4 £47,500 +35.71%
Wiltshire 0 2 £51,250 - 1
Dorset -15 1 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 102 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (46.01%) Software Testing
3 59 (36.20%) ISEB
4 56 (34.36%) Java
5 50 (30.67%) Waterfall
6 49 (30.06%) QA
7 48 (29.45%) Selenium
8 47 (28.83%) Test Management
9 44 (26.99%) Test Scripting
10 42 (25.77%) Scrum
11 39 (23.93%) SQL
12 38 (23.31%) ISTQB
13 34 (20.86%) Degree
14 30 (18.40%) Open Source
15 29 (17.79%) C#
16 27 (16.56%) JUnit
16 27 (16.56%) Mentoring
17 25 (15.34%) Finance
17 25 (15.34%) Line Management
17 25 (15.34%) TestNG
18 24 (14.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 23 (14.11%) Oracle
19 23 (14.11%) Test Strategy
19 23 (14.11%) WebDriver
20 22 (13.50%) Security Cleared
20 22 (13.50%) Windows
21 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
21 21 (12.88%) Security Testing
22 20 (12.27%) V-Model
22 20 (12.27%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.23%) JBoss
1 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 16 (9.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.84%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Heroku
2 3 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) LDAP
1 2 (1.23%) WCDMA
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
1 2 (1.23%) LTE
1 2 (1.23%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.61%) Wireless
2 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.52%) MS Access
3 4 (2.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.84%) MySQL
4 3 (1.84%) DB2
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.23%) OLTP
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.23%) TKPROF
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (29.45%) Selenium
2 27 (16.56%) JUnit
3 25 (15.34%) TestNG
4 23 (14.11%) WebDriver
5 20 (12.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (5.52%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.68%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.07%) NUnit
8 5 (3.07%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.45%) RSpec
9 4 (2.45%) JBehave
9 4 (2.45%) JIRA
9 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.45%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.23%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.23%) Subversion
11 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
General
1 25 (15.34%) Finance
2 5 (3.07%) Banking
3 4 (2.45%) Retail
3 4 (2.45%) Advertising
3 4 (2.45%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (17.79%) Test Manager
2 26 (15.95%) Developer
3 24 (14.72%) Analyst
3 24 (14.72%) Test Analyst
4 21 (12.88%) Team Leader
5 19 (11.66%) Tester
6 18 (11.04%) Test Team Leader
6 18 (11.04%) Test Engineer
7 17 (10.43%) QA Engineer
7 17 (10.43%) QA Manager
8 10 (6.13%) Senior Tester
9 9 (5.52%) Automated Tester
10 8 (4.91%) Testing Manager
10 8 (4.91%) Software Tester
10 8 (4.91%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) QA Test Manager
11 7 (4.29%) Test Automation Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.66%) .NET
2 12 (7.36%) HTML
3 8 (4.91%) HTML5
4 7 (4.29%) CSS
5 6 (3.68%) XML
6 5 (3.07%) CSS3
7 4 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.45%) Spring
7 4 (2.45%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (2.45%) SOAP
8 3 (1.84%) Web Services
8 3 (1.84%) JDBC
8 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.84%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.84%) REST
9 2 (1.23%) JPA
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.23%) Sass
9 2 (1.23%) JSF
9 2 (1.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.40%) Open Source
2 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.68%) Xbox
4 4 (2.45%) Social Media
5 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.84%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) W3C
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.61%) Statistics
7 1 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.50%) Windows
2 18 (11.04%) Linux
3 17 (10.43%) UNIX
4 8 (4.91%) Windows 8
4 8 (4.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (46.01%) Software Testing
3 50 (30.67%) Waterfall
4 47 (28.83%) Test Management
5 44 (26.99%) Test Scripting
6 42 (25.77%) Scrum
7 27 (16.56%) Mentoring
8 25 (15.34%) Line Management
9 23 (14.11%) Test Strategy
10 21 (12.88%) Security Testing
11 20 (12.27%) V-Model
12 18 (11.04%) Validation
13 17 (10.43%) Migration
13 17 (10.43%) Automated Testing
13 17 (10.43%) Performance Testing
13 17 (10.43%) Test Planning
14 14 (8.59%) Software Engineering
15 11 (6.75%) TDD
16 10 (6.13%) Load Testing
16 10 (6.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.36%) Java
2 39 (23.93%) SQL
3 29 (17.79%) C#
4 20 (12.27%) Ruby
5 13 (7.98%) Python
6 11 (6.75%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.52%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.91%) XAML
9 7 (4.29%) Perl
10 6 (3.68%) C++
10 6 (3.68%) Groovy
11 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.07%) VB
11 5 (3.07%) VBA
12 2 (1.23%) C
12 2 (1.23%) XPath
12 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (36.20%) ISEB
2 38 (23.31%) ISTQB
3 34 (20.86%) Degree
4 24 (14.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (13.50%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (30.06%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.84%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (14.11%) Oracle
2 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.91%) Xamarin
4 7 (4.29%) ForgeRock
4 7 (4.29%) Google
5 6 (3.68%) Facebook
6 2 (1.23%) Agilent
7 1 (0.61%) HP
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Gloucestershire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits (Depends on Location)
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Cheltenham
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