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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 168 154 174
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 83 76 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 1.31% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.61% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 79 56 46
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,250 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
5067 4725 4333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.55% 81.62% 78.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4135 3927 3805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -12 44 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Gloucestershire +9 31 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Devon - 4 £57,500 -
Somerset +1 1 £37,500 -14.77% 1
Dorset - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 113 (66.08%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (46.20%) Java
3 59 (34.50%) Scrum
4 57 (33.33%) QA
5 49 (28.65%) Degree
6 45 (26.32%) Selenium
7 44 (25.73%) Open Source
7 44 (25.73%) .NET
8 43 (25.15%) C#
9 37 (21.64%) HTML
10 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
10 34 (19.88%) Test Scripting
10 34 (19.88%) Software Testing
11 33 (19.30%) HTML5
12 31 (18.13%) WebDriver
12 31 (18.13%) Software Engineering
13 30 (17.54%) SQL
14 28 (16.37%) Waterfall
14 28 (16.37%) Product Management
15 26 (15.20%) AngularJS
15 26 (15.20%) Mentoring
16 24 (14.04%) Test Management
16 24 (14.04%) ASP.NET
17 23 (13.45%) JUnit
18 22 (12.87%) MVC
18 22 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
18 22 (12.87%) SaaS
19 21 (12.28%) Google
19 21 (12.28%) ForgeRock
19 21 (12.28%) Facebook

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (5.85%) Umbraco
2 9 (5.26%) CMS
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Summit
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.87%) SaaS
2 7 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.34%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.75%) Internet
2 2 (1.17%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) VoIP
3 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.09%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.92%) MySQL
5 4 (2.34%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) OLTP
6 2 (1.17%) TKPROF
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (26.32%) Selenium
2 31 (18.13%) WebDriver
3 23 (13.45%) JUnit
4 20 (11.70%) Cucumber
5 19 (11.11%) TestNG
6 12 (7.02%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.68%) Git (software)
7 8 (4.68%) JBehave
7 8 (4.68%) NUnit
7 8 (4.68%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.09%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (3.51%) MbUnit
10 5 (2.92%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (2.34%) RSpec
11 4 (2.34%) Maven
12 2 (1.17%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.17%) Subversion
12 2 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (8.77%) Finance
2 6 (3.51%) Retail
3 5 (2.92%) Marketing
4 4 (2.34%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.34%) Banking
4 4 (2.34%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.58%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (29.24%) Developer
2 34 (19.88%) Test Engineer
3 31 (18.13%) QA Engineer
4 30 (17.54%) Analyst
4 30 (17.54%) Test Analyst
5 17 (9.94%) Team Leader
6 15 (8.77%) Senior Developer
7 12 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (6.43%) Test Team Leader
8 11 (6.43%) Test Manager
9 10 (5.85%) ScrumMaster
10 9 (5.26%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.26%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 7 (4.09%) Automation Analyst
12 7 (4.09%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.09%) Automation Specialist
12 7 (4.09%) Test Automation Specialist
12 7 (4.09%) Tester
12 7 (4.09%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.73%) .NET
2 37 (21.64%) HTML
3 33 (19.30%) HTML5
4 26 (15.20%) AngularJS
5 24 (14.04%) ASP.NET
6 22 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (11.70%) CSS
8 10 (5.85%) Web Services
9 9 (5.26%) RESTful
9 9 (5.26%) Spring
10 7 (4.09%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.51%) CSS3
12 5 (2.92%) REST
13 4 (2.34%) Sass
13 4 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (2.34%) SOAP
14 3 (1.75%) XML
14 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2 (1.17%) XSD
15 2 (1.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.73%) Open Source
2 17 (9.94%) Xbox
3 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.34%) Social Media
6 3 (1.75%) Replication
7 2 (1.17%) W3C
8 1 (0.58%) Statistics
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.70%) Windows
2 13 (7.60%) UNIX
3 9 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 9 (5.26%) Windows Phone
4 8 (4.68%) Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Android
5 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (66.08%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (34.50%) Scrum
3 34 (19.88%) Software Testing
3 34 (19.88%) Test Scripting
4 31 (18.13%) Software Engineering
5 28 (16.37%) Product Management
5 28 (16.37%) Waterfall
6 26 (15.20%) Mentoring
7 24 (14.04%) Test Management
8 22 (12.87%) MVC
9 21 (12.28%) Identity Management
10 16 (9.36%) TDD
11 14 (8.19%) Test Strategy
12 13 (7.60%) V-Model
12 13 (7.60%) OO
13 12 (7.02%) Validation
14 11 (6.43%) Test Planning
15 10 (5.85%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.85%) Performance Testing
16 9 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (46.20%) Java
2 43 (25.15%) C#
3 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
4 30 (17.54%) SQL
5 21 (12.28%) Ruby
6 15 (8.77%) Python
7 9 (5.26%) XAML
7 9 (5.26%) Groovy
8 8 (4.68%) Perl
9 5 (2.92%) C++
10 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.17%) XPath
10 2 (1.17%) VB
10 2 (1.17%) VBA
10 2 (1.17%) C
11 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (28.65%) Degree
2 20 (11.70%) ISEB
3 13 (7.60%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.60%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (33.33%) QA
2 7 (4.09%) ISO 9001
2 7 (4.09%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.17%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 21 (12.28%) Google
1 21 (12.28%) Facebook
1 21 (12.28%) ForgeRock
2 13 (7.60%) Oracle
3 10 (5.85%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.26%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.58%) HP
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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