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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 153 170 167
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 79 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.34% 0.89% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.15% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 56 46 43
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £24,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £43,000 £43,479
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4689 4264 4344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.81% 77.61% 77.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3897 3740 3714
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +16 56 £40,000 - 2
Somerset -4 10 £44,000 +35.38%
Gloucestershire +18 9 £38,750 +29.16% 1
Wiltshire -14 2 £27,500 +22.22%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (46.92%) Selenium
3 53 (40.77%) SQL
4 47 (36.15%) C#
5 45 (34.62%) Windows
6 42 (32.31%) QA
7 38 (29.23%) Test Scripting
8 37 (28.46%) Degree
9 30 (23.08%) Java
10 28 (21.54%) Software Testing
11 26 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 26 (20.00%) Scrum
11 26 (20.00%) WebDriver
12 24 (18.46%) Web Services
12 24 (18.46%) Pair Programming
13 23 (17.69%) Digital Media
14 21 (16.15%) Automated Testing
14 21 (16.15%) JUnit
15 20 (15.38%) JMeter
15 20 (15.38%) Cucumber
15 20 (15.38%) System Testing
16 18 (13.85%) Automation Testing
16 18 (13.85%) TDD
16 18 (13.85%) FitNesse
17 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
17 17 (13.08%) Ruby
17 17 (13.08%) Software Engineering
17 17 (13.08%) ISEB
17 17 (13.08%) Windows Phone
17 17 (13.08%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.31%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) HTTP
1 7 (5.38%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (46.92%) Selenium
2 26 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 21 (16.15%) JUnit
4 20 (15.38%) JMeter
4 20 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 18 (13.85%) FitNesse
6 14 (10.77%) Xcode
6 14 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 13 (10.00%) MbUnit
8 10 (7.69%) JBehave
9 9 (6.92%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.38%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.38%) LoadRunner
10 7 (5.38%) NUnit
10 7 (5.38%) Fiddler
11 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.85%) WATIR
12 5 (3.85%) Ranorex
12 5 (3.85%) TestNG
General
1 26 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.54%) Finance
3 4 (3.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (31.54%) Test Engineer
2 28 (21.54%) Analyst
3 25 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 21 (16.15%) Tester
5 20 (15.38%) Developer
6 19 (14.62%) Automation Engineer
7 17 (13.08%) Software Developer
8 16 (12.31%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (10.77%) Software Engineer
9 14 (10.77%) QA Engineer
10 13 (10.00%) Junior Software Developer
10 13 (10.00%) Junior
10 13 (10.00%) Junior Developer
11 11 (8.46%) Test Leader
12 10 (7.69%) QA Tester
13 9 (6.92%) Senior Test Engineer
14 7 (5.38%) Senior Tester
14 7 (5.38%) Senior QA Tester
14 7 (5.38%) Automation Tester
14 7 (5.38%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.46%) Web Services
2 16 (12.31%) SOAP
3 15 (11.54%) .NET
4 9 (6.92%) XML
4 9 (6.92%) REST
5 7 (5.38%) HTML5
5 7 (5.38%) Silverlight
5 7 (5.38%) HTML
6 4 (3.08%) JSF
6 4 (3.08%) Java EE
7 2 (1.54%) JSON
7 2 (1.54%) Spring
7 2 (1.54%) RESTful
8 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Digital Media
2 16 (12.31%) Open Source
3 15 (11.54%) Mobile App
4 14 (10.77%) iPad
4 14 (10.77%) Blackberry
4 14 (10.77%) iPhone
5 3 (2.31%) Xbox
6 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.77%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.62%) Windows
2 17 (13.08%) Windows 8
2 17 (13.08%) Windows Phone
3 14 (10.77%) Android
3 14 (10.77%) Apple iOS
4 12 (9.23%) UNIX
5 9 (6.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.23%) Test Scripting
3 28 (21.54%) Software Testing
4 26 (20.00%) Scrum
5 24 (18.46%) Pair Programming
6 21 (16.15%) Automated Testing
7 20 (15.38%) System Testing
8 18 (13.85%) TDD
8 18 (13.85%) Automation Testing
9 17 (13.08%) Software Engineering
9 17 (13.08%) Unit Testing
10 16 (12.31%) MVVM
11 15 (11.54%) BDD
12 12 (9.23%) Test Strategy
13 11 (8.46%) Waterfall
14 10 (7.69%) Test Management
15 9 (6.92%) Manual Testing
15 9 (6.92%) User Stories
16 7 (5.38%) ATDD
16 7 (5.38%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 53 (40.77%) SQL
2 47 (36.15%) C#
3 30 (23.08%) Java
4 17 (13.08%) Ruby
5 16 (12.31%) XAML
6 11 (8.46%) Perl
6 11 (8.46%) Python
7 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.92%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.08%) PHP
8 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.54%) VBScript
9 2 (1.54%) Korn
10 1 (0.77%) Jython
10 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (28.46%) Degree
2 17 (13.08%) ISEB
3 9 (6.92%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.62%) Sun Certification
5 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (32.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.69%) HP
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (1.54%) Google
4 2 (1.54%) Facebook
4 2 (1.54%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) Empirix
5 1 (0.77%) Nokia
5 1 (0.77%) SAP
5 1 (0.77%) Compuware
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