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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 147 158 166
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 95 67 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.59% 1.26% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.55% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 85 34 56
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
4972 4330 4210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.19% 81.68% 78.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 3628 3722
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +10 59 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Gloucestershire +10 17 £45,000 +63.63% 5
Somerset +2 8 £40,000 -9.09%
Devon +2 5 £47,500 +50.79%
Wiltshire +3 1 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Dorset -25 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 94 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (44.24%) Java
3 53 (32.12%) Software Testing
4 50 (30.30%) Selenium
5 48 (29.09%) Test Scripting
6 45 (27.27%) QA
7 42 (25.45%) SQL
8 41 (24.85%) ISEB
9 40 (24.24%) Scrum
10 39 (23.64%) Degree
11 38 (23.03%) C#
12 36 (21.82%) Open Source
13 33 (20.00%) Test Management
14 32 (19.39%) Waterfall
15 29 (17.58%) WebDriver
16 27 (16.36%) Ruby
16 27 (16.36%) .NET
17 26 (15.76%) Mentoring
18 24 (14.55%) ISTQB
19 23 (13.94%) JUnit
20 22 (13.33%) Software Engineering
21 21 (12.73%) TestNG
21 21 (12.73%) Linux
21 21 (12.73%) HTML
22 19 (11.52%) Oracle
22 19 (11.52%) UNIX
22 19 (11.52%) Product Management
22 19 (11.52%) Test Strategy
22 19 (11.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 18 (10.91%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (1.21%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.21%) JBoss
1 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.21%) CMS
1 2 (1.21%) Umbraco
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (8.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Summit
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) SaaS
2 5 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.82%) Internet
2 2 (1.21%) LDAP
2 2 (1.21%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.61%) Wireless
3 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.24%) MS Access
2 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.42%) MySQL
4 4 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.21%) OLTP
6 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.21%) TKPROF
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (30.30%) Selenium
2 29 (17.58%) WebDriver
3 23 (13.94%) JUnit
4 21 (12.73%) TestNG
5 18 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (8.48%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.45%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.45%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.85%) NUnit
9 6 (3.64%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.42%) RSpec
10 4 (2.42%) JBehave
10 4 (2.42%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.42%) JIRA
11 3 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (1.82%) MbUnit
12 2 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (1.21%) Subversion
12 2 (1.21%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (10.91%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Retail
3 4 (2.42%) Advertising
3 4 (2.42%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.42%) Banking
4 3 (1.82%) Marketing
4 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (21.21%) Developer
2 27 (16.36%) Analyst
2 27 (16.36%) Test Analyst
3 25 (15.15%) Test Engineer
4 22 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 19 (11.52%) Test Manager
6 18 (10.91%) Tester
6 18 (10.91%) Team Leader
7 13 (7.88%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (5.45%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (4.85%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.85%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Automated Tester
10 7 (4.24%) Test Automation Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) QA Manager
11 6 (3.64%) Test Specialist
11 6 (3.64%) Senior Tester
11 6 (3.64%) Software Tester
11 6 (3.64%) Test Automation Specialist
11 6 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.36%) .NET
2 21 (12.73%) HTML
3 17 (10.30%) HTML5
4 12 (7.27%) CSS
5 10 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.64%) Web Services
7 6 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.64%) CSS3
7 6 (3.64%) Spring
8 4 (2.42%) RESTful
8 4 (2.42%) REST
8 4 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.82%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.82%) Sass
9 3 (1.82%) XML
9 3 (1.82%) JDBC
9 3 (1.82%) SOAP
10 2 (1.21%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.82%) Open Source
2 13 (7.88%) Xbox
3 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.42%) Social Media
6 3 (1.82%) Replication
7 2 (1.21%) W3C
7 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) SCADA
8 1 (0.61%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.73%) Linux
2 19 (11.52%) UNIX
3 18 (10.91%) Windows
4 8 (4.85%) Windows 8
4 8 (4.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.12%) Software Testing
3 48 (29.09%) Test Scripting
4 40 (24.24%) Scrum
5 33 (20.00%) Test Management
6 32 (19.39%) Waterfall
7 26 (15.76%) Mentoring
8 22 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 19 (11.52%) Product Management
9 19 (11.52%) Test Strategy
10 16 (9.70%) Performance Testing
11 14 (8.48%) Identity Management
11 14 (8.48%) V-Model
11 14 (8.48%) Automated Testing
12 13 (7.88%) Line Management
12 13 (7.88%) Security Testing
12 13 (7.88%) Validation
12 13 (7.88%) TDD
13 12 (7.27%) Test Planning
14 10 (6.06%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 73 (44.24%) Java
2 42 (25.45%) SQL
3 38 (23.03%) C#
4 27 (16.36%) Ruby
5 18 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.30%) Python
7 11 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.45%) Groovy
9 8 (4.85%) Perl
9 8 (4.85%) XAML
10 6 (3.64%) C++
11 5 (3.03%) VB
11 5 (3.03%) VBA
11 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.21%) C
12 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.21%) XPath
13 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (24.85%) ISEB
2 39 (23.64%) Degree
3 24 (14.55%) ISTQB
4 19 (11.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (10.91%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.45%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.64%) VCP4
8 4 (2.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (27.27%) QA
2 5 (3.03%) ISO 14001
2 5 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (11.52%) Oracle
2 18 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.48%) Google
3 14 (8.48%) ForgeRock
4 13 (7.88%) Facebook
5 8 (4.85%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.61%) HP
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