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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 159 154 175
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 79 57 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.27% 1.12% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.37% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62 40 41
Average salary £39,750 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,950 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,250 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
5047 4153 4331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.15% 81.62% 75.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4125 3572 3805
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 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(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 -2 35 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Wiltshire +16 18 £40,000 +23.07%
Somerset -5 12 £31,500 -25.88%
Gloucestershire -9 10 £35,000 +25.00% 12
Dorset -6 1 £26,500 -44.21%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 120 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (46.25%) Selenium
3 62 (38.75%) Scrum
4 61 (38.13%) Software Testing
4 61 (38.13%) Java
5 57 (35.63%) JUnit
6 56 (35.00%) QA
7 51 (31.88%) SQL
7 51 (31.88%) Open Source
8 50 (31.25%) Waterfall
9 46 (28.75%) WebDriver
10 40 (25.00%) ISEB
11 37 (23.13%) Mentoring
12 31 (19.38%) V-Model
13 29 (18.13%) Test Management
13 29 (18.13%) Test Strategy
14 27 (16.88%) Test Scripting
15 26 (16.25%) Degree
16 24 (15.00%) Automated Testing
16 24 (15.00%) XML
17 21 (13.13%) ISTQB
18 20 (12.50%) Finance
18 20 (12.50%) Web Services
18 20 (12.50%) SoapUI
19 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
19 19 (11.88%) C#
20 18 (11.25%) SOAP
20 18 (11.25%) JBehave
20 18 (11.25%) TestNG
21 17 (10.63%) Line Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 9 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) WCDMA
1 2 (1.25%) LTE
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
2 1 (0.63%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.38%) DB2
3 7 (4.38%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.75%) MS Access
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 74 (46.25%) Selenium
2 57 (35.63%) JUnit
3 46 (28.75%) WebDriver
4 20 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 18 (11.25%) JBehave
5 18 (11.25%) TestNG
6 14 (8.75%) Cucumber
7 13 (8.13%) FitNesse
7 13 (8.13%) jMock
8 11 (6.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (6.25%) JMeter
10 9 (5.63%) Ranorex
11 7 (4.38%) WATIR
12 4 (2.50%) MbUnit
12 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.88%) Bugzilla
14 2 (1.25%) WatiN
14 2 (1.25%) TestComplete
15 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
15 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 20 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.50%) Electronics
3 4 (2.50%) Banking
4 3 (1.88%) Games
4 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.25%) Advertising
5 2 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (23.13%) Test Engineer
2 29 (18.13%) Test Leader
3 28 (17.50%) QA Engineer
3 28 (17.50%) Tester
3 28 (17.50%) Analyst
4 24 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
5 23 (14.38%) Test Analyst
6 19 (11.88%) QA Automation Engineer
7 18 (11.25%) Test Automation Engineer
7 18 (11.25%) Test Manager
8 16 (10.00%) Senior Tester
9 12 (7.50%) QA Manager
10 10 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
10 10 (6.25%) Team Leader
10 10 (6.25%) QA Tester
11 9 (5.63%) Software Tester
12 7 (4.38%) Senior QA Engineer
12 7 (4.38%) Automated Tester
12 7 (4.38%) Automation Tester
13 6 (3.75%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.00%) XML
2 20 (12.50%) Web Services
3 18 (11.25%) SOAP
4 17 (10.63%) .NET
5 13 (8.13%) Spring
5 13 (8.13%) JSON
5 13 (8.13%) RESTful
6 11 (6.88%) REST
7 9 (5.63%) JSF
8 7 (4.38%) Java EE
9 5 (3.13%) HTML
9 5 (3.13%) HTML5
9 5 (3.13%) Silverlight
10 3 (1.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (31.88%) Open Source
2 12 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.25%) DTV
4 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.25%) Xbox
5 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.63%) VHDL
5 1 (0.63%) Verilog
5 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.75%) UNIX
2 13 (8.13%) Windows
3 7 (4.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (38.75%) Scrum
3 61 (38.13%) Software Testing
4 50 (31.25%) Waterfall
5 37 (23.13%) Mentoring
6 31 (19.38%) V-Model
7 29 (18.13%) Test Strategy
7 29 (18.13%) Test Management
8 27 (16.88%) Test Scripting
9 24 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 17 (10.63%) Line Management
11 15 (9.38%) User Stories
12 13 (8.13%) Automation Testing
13 12 (7.50%) Test Planning
13 12 (7.50%) Use Case
14 11 (6.88%) Process Management
15 10 (6.25%) Validation
15 10 (6.25%) Kanban
16 9 (5.63%) Coaching
16 9 (5.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.13%) Java
2 51 (31.88%) SQL
3 19 (11.88%) C#
4 16 (10.00%) Ruby
5 12 (7.50%) Perl
6 11 (6.88%) Python
7 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.13%) PHP
7 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.25%) VB
8 2 (1.25%) VBA
9 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (25.00%) ISEB
2 26 (16.25%) Degree
3 21 (13.13%) ISTQB
4 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (5.63%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (3.13%) Sun Certification
9 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (8.75%) Oracle
2 13 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.13%) HP
4 2 (1.25%) SAP
4 2 (1.25%) Google
4 2 (1.25%) Agilent
4 2 (1.25%) Facebook
4 2 (1.25%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.63%) VMware
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