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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 99 145 155
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 161 81 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.76% 1.32% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 1.60% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 117 66 46
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £53,500 £46,250
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
4912 5074 4248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.11% 82.75% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4142 4135 3667
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,150 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 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 30 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 +14 67 £42,500 -20.56% 2
Dorset - 37 £67,500 - 2
Gloucestershire -6 26 £45,000 +28.57%
Devon - 12 £30,000 -
Wiltshire -16 10 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Somerset +16 8 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 180 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (54.22%) Java
3 111 (44.58%) QA
4 71 (28.51%) Selenium
4 71 (28.51%) C#
5 70 (28.11%) SQL
6 65 (26.10%) Degree
7 63 (25.30%) Scrum
8 61 (24.50%) .NET
9 56 (22.49%) Open Source
10 50 (20.08%) JavaScript
10 50 (20.08%) OO
11 49 (19.68%) HTML
11 49 (19.68%) Software Engineering
12 46 (18.47%) Oracle
13 43 (17.27%) Finance
14 41 (16.47%) XML
15 40 (16.06%) Relational Database
16 38 (15.26%) HTML5
16 38 (15.26%) AngularJS
17 37 (14.86%) Product Management
17 37 (14.86%) TDD
17 37 (14.86%) Mentoring
18 36 (14.46%) Configuration Management
18 36 (14.46%) ASP.NET
19 35 (14.06%) Test Scripting
19 35 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
20 34 (13.65%) ASP.NET MVC
20 34 (13.65%) SaaS
20 34 (13.65%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (5.62%) Umbraco
2 13 (5.22%) CMS
3 9 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.40%) JBoss
5 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.40%) Mule
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.40%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 27 (10.84%) Temenos T24
1 27 (10.84%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.20%) Summit
4 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.65%) SaaS
2 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.81%) Internet
2 6 (2.41%) LDAP
3 3 (1.20%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) VoIP
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.06%) Relational Database
2 33 (13.25%) OLTP
3 18 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.41%) TKPROF
5 6 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.61%) MySQL
7 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 71 (28.51%) Selenium
2 31 (12.45%) Cucumber
3 27 (10.84%) JUnit
4 26 (10.44%) Maven
5 22 (8.84%) WebDriver
6 17 (6.83%) Jenkins
7 15 (6.02%) TestNG
8 12 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 12 (4.82%) Eclipse
8 12 (4.82%) Git (software)
9 11 (4.42%) JBehave
10 9 (3.61%) MbUnit
10 9 (3.61%) JMeter
11 6 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (2.41%) Subversion
11 6 (2.41%) Mercurial
11 6 (2.41%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.01%) Selenium IDE
13 3 (1.20%) Calabash
13 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (17.27%) Finance
2 30 (12.05%) Banking
3 29 (11.65%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.61%) Games
5 8 (3.21%) Retail
6 7 (2.81%) Marketing
7 5 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.80%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (31.33%) Developer
2 58 (23.29%) Test Engineer
3 46 (18.47%) Analyst
3 46 (18.47%) Test Analyst
4 35 (14.06%) QA Engineer
5 28 (11.24%) Architect
6 22 (8.84%) Senior Developer
7 21 (8.43%) Lead Developer
8 20 (8.03%) JavaScript Developer
9 15 (6.02%) Software Engineer
10 14 (5.62%) Software Developer
10 14 (5.62%) ScrumMaster
11 12 (4.82%) Tester
11 12 (4.82%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 11 (4.42%) Test Architect
12 11 (4.42%) Lead Software Engineer
13 10 (4.02%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (3.61%) UI Programmer
14 9 (3.61%) UI Developer
14 9 (3.61%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (24.50%) .NET
2 49 (19.68%) HTML
3 41 (16.47%) XML
4 38 (15.26%) AngularJS
4 38 (15.26%) HTML5
5 36 (14.46%) ASP.NET
6 34 (13.65%) Middleware
6 34 (13.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (9.64%) Web Services
8 23 (9.24%) CSS
9 15 (6.02%) Spring
10 14 (5.62%) RESTful
11 11 (4.42%) REST
11 11 (4.42%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.42%) SOAP
12 7 (2.81%) XML Schema
12 7 (2.81%) JPA
13 6 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (2.41%) XSD
13 6 (2.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.04%) Xbox
2 20 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.61%) User Experience
4 7 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.41%) Replication
5 6 (2.41%) W3C
6 5 (2.01%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.01%) PlayStation
7 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.80%) DTV
8 2 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) AS400
9 1 (0.40%) Clustering
9 1 (0.40%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.65%) Windows
2 21 (8.43%) Linux
3 17 (6.83%) Android
3 17 (6.83%) Apple iOS
4 15 (6.02%) Windows 8
4 15 (6.02%) Windows Phone
5 11 (4.42%) UNIX
6 1 (0.40%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.30%) Scrum
3 56 (22.49%) Open Source
4 50 (20.08%) OO
5 49 (19.68%) Software Engineering
6 37 (14.86%) Product Management
6 37 (14.86%) TDD
6 37 (14.86%) Mentoring
7 36 (14.46%) Configuration Management
8 35 (14.06%) Test Scripting
8 35 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (13.65%) MVC
10 33 (13.25%) Non-Functional Testing
11 32 (12.85%) OOP
12 31 (12.45%) Coaching
12 31 (12.45%) SDLC
13 30 (12.05%) Line Management
13 30 (12.05%) Data Management
14 27 (10.84%) Cash Management
15 25 (10.04%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (54.22%) Java
2 71 (28.51%) C#
3 70 (28.11%) SQL
4 50 (20.08%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.24%) Ruby
6 21 (8.43%) Python
7 15 (6.02%) XAML
8 14 (5.62%) C
9 10 (4.02%) C++
10 9 (3.61%) Groovy
10 9 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.41%) XPath
11 6 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.41%) Perl
12 5 (2.01%) VB
12 5 (2.01%) Erlang
13 3 (1.20%) XQuery
13 3 (1.20%) Tcl
14 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.40%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 65 (26.10%) Degree
2 13 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.82%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.02%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.02%) ISEB
5 4 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (44.58%) QA
2 6 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle Clusterware
2 4 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (2.41%) Data Guard
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (18.47%) Oracle
2 29 (11.65%) IBM
3 28 (11.24%) Green Hat
4 24 (9.64%) Google
4 24 (9.64%) Facebook
5 22 (8.84%) ForgeRock
6 15 (6.02%) Xamarin
7 6 (2.41%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.20%) Progress
9 2 (0.80%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.80%) HP
9 2 (0.80%) SAP
10 1 (0.40%) NorthgateArinso
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