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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 136 164 163
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 120 90 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.14% 1.46% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.69% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 103 85 56
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
4888 5311 5068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.21% 85.99% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4055 4336 4211
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,605 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +17 40 £45,000 - 6
Bristol -13 32 £42,500 - 1
Devon +28 20 £65,000 +13.04%
Somerset +9 12 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Wiltshire +12 11 £45,000 -14.28%
Dorset +21 3 £85,000 +161.53%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 154 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (66.52%) Java
3 111 (50.23%) QA
4 94 (42.53%) Selenium
5 70 (31.67%) Oracle
6 67 (30.32%) Windows
7 66 (29.86%) Degree
8 63 (28.51%) Scrum
9 59 (26.70%) Cucumber
10 53 (23.98%) Software Engineering
11 52 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (23.53%) SQL
12 51 (23.08%) TDD
13 49 (22.17%) Finance
13 49 (22.17%) Linux
13 49 (22.17%) SDLC
14 46 (20.81%) ISEB
15 44 (19.91%) C#
15 44 (19.91%) Software Testing
16 42 (19.00%) Unix
17 41 (18.55%) Non-Functional Testing
18 40 (18.10%) Automation Testing
19 38 (17.19%) SQL Server
20 37 (16.74%) Test Scripting
20 37 (16.74%) Functional Testing
20 37 (16.74%) DevOps
21 36 (16.29%) Open Source
21 36 (16.29%) System Testing
21 36 (16.29%) Python
22 35 (15.84%) JUnit

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.33%) Apache
2 12 (5.43%) MQSeries
3 6 (2.71%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.81%) Node.js
5 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.90%) CMS
5 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.43%) Temenos T24
2 7 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.36%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.98%) SaaS
2 6 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.62%) Internet
3 5 (2.26%) SAN
4 2 (0.90%) SSH
5 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.41%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.33%) Big Data
4 12 (5.43%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.98%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.62%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.36%) OLTP
10 2 (0.90%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 94 (42.53%) Selenium
2 59 (26.70%) Cucumber
3 35 (15.84%) JUnit
4 29 (13.12%) JBehave
5 22 (9.95%) Jenkins
6 21 (9.50%) WebDriver
7 15 (6.79%) JIRA
8 14 (6.33%) LoadRunner
9 13 (5.88%) Git (software)
9 13 (5.88%) HP UFT
9 13 (5.88%) Maven
9 13 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (4.98%) JMeter
11 10 (4.52%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.17%) AccuRev
12 7 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (3.17%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.71%) NUnit
13 6 (2.71%) RSpec
14 5 (2.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 49 (22.17%) Finance
2 29 (13.12%) Banking
3 26 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.33%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.17%) Electronics
5 7 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.17%) Marketing
6 6 (2.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 91 (41.18%) Test Engineer
2 45 (20.36%) Developer
3 37 (16.74%) Java Engineer
4 36 (16.29%) Analyst
5 32 (14.48%) Test Analyst
6 31 (14.03%) Test Automation Engineer
7 26 (11.76%) Java Developer
8 24 (10.86%) QA Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) QA Test Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) Tester
10 17 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
11 16 (7.24%) Integration Engineer
11 16 (7.24%) Test and Integration Engineer
12 14 (6.33%) Test Leader
12 14 (6.33%) Test Manager
13 13 (5.88%) C# Developer
13 13 (5.88%) Software Manager
14 11 (4.98%) Senior Manager
15 9 (4.07%) Middleware Engineer
16 8 (3.62%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.22%) SOAP
2 25 (11.31%) .NET
3 23 (10.41%) XML
4 21 (9.50%) HTML
5 19 (8.60%) Web Services
6 17 (7.69%) Middleware
7 16 (7.24%) Spring
8 14 (6.33%) Java EE
8 14 (6.33%) REST
9 12 (5.43%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.07%) Hibernate
10 9 (4.07%) HTML5
10 9 (4.07%) J2EE
11 8 (3.62%) CSS
12 6 (2.71%) XML Messaging
13 5 (2.26%) Backbone.js
13 5 (2.26%) JMS
13 5 (2.26%) jQuery
13 5 (2.26%) RESTful
14 4 (1.81%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (10.41%) Computer Science
2 17 (7.69%) Digital Media
3 7 (3.17%) Internet of Things
4 5 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.26%) SWIFT
5 4 (1.81%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.45%) AS400
7 1 (0.45%) Blog
7 1 (0.45%) iSeries
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 67 (30.32%) Windows
2 49 (22.17%) Linux
3 42 (19.00%) Unix
4 12 (5.43%) Android
5 7 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.17%) Windows 8
5 7 (3.17%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.51%) Scrum
3 53 (23.98%) Software Engineering
4 52 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (23.08%) TDD
6 49 (22.17%) SDLC
7 44 (19.91%) Software Testing
8 41 (18.55%) Non-Functional Testing
9 40 (18.10%) Automation Testing
10 37 (16.74%) DevOps
10 37 (16.74%) Functional Testing
10 37 (16.74%) Test Scripting
11 36 (16.29%) Open Source
11 36 (16.29%) System Testing
12 33 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (14.48%) BDD
14 30 (13.57%) Integration Testing
14 30 (13.57%) Manual Testing
15 28 (12.67%) Performance Testing
16 27 (12.22%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (66.52%) Java
2 52 (23.53%) SQL
3 44 (19.91%) C#
4 36 (16.29%) Python
5 23 (10.41%) JavaScript
6 18 (8.14%) Perl
7 14 (6.33%) PL/SQL
8 11 (4.98%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.98%) Ruby
9 7 (3.17%) XAML
10 6 (2.71%) C++
10 6 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.71%) VB
11 3 (1.36%) VBScript
12 2 (0.90%) Go
13 1 (0.45%) C
13 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (29.86%) Degree
2 46 (20.81%) ISEB
3 32 (14.48%) ISTQB
4 19 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.43%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (50.23%) QA
2 6 (2.71%) ISO 14001
2 6 (2.71%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.17%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (2.26%) nmon
3 5 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (31.67%) Oracle
2 23 (10.41%) HP
3 15 (6.79%) Google
4 14 (6.33%) Facebook
5 13 (5.88%) IBM
6 12 (5.43%) Green Hat
6 12 (5.43%) webMethods
7 11 (4.98%) Microsoft
8 7 (3.17%) ForgeRock
8 7 (3.17%) SAP
8 7 (3.17%) Xamarin
9 5 (2.26%) Dynatrace
10 3 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.36%) Cegedim Rx
11 2 (0.90%) Rally
11 2 (0.90%) Telerik
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