The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 150 153 167
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 80 58 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 1.11% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.40% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 64 47 40
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +25.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,800 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £46,000 £50,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4826 4155 4301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.53% 79.29% 77.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3919 3596 3810
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -3 38 £53,500 +33.75% 5
Gloucestershire +2 22 £35,000 +4.47% 7
Wiltshire -6 15 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Somerset -12 4 £42,500 +10.38% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 79 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (48.75%) Selenium
3 61 (38.13%) Java
4 58 (36.25%) QA
5 55 (34.38%) JUnit
5 55 (34.38%) Scrum
6 51 (31.88%) SQL
7 47 (29.38%) Open Source
8 46 (28.75%) WebDriver
9 35 (21.88%) Software Testing
10 34 (21.25%) Degree
11 33 (20.63%) Waterfall
12 30 (18.75%) Test Scripting
13 29 (18.13%) C#
14 27 (16.88%) Automated Testing
15 26 (16.25%) Test Strategy
16 25 (15.63%) V-Model
17 23 (14.38%) Cucumber
17 23 (14.38%) Ruby
17 23 (14.38%) Web Services
17 23 (14.38%) Windows
18 22 (13.75%) XML
18 22 (13.75%) SoapUI
19 21 (13.13%) JBehave
20 20 (12.50%) JMeter
21 19 (11.88%) .NET
21 19 (11.88%) FitNesse
22 18 (11.25%) Finance
22 18 (11.25%) ISEB
23 17 (10.63%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Wireshark
1 5 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
2 1 (0.63%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) Relational Database
1 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.88%) DB2
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 78 (48.75%) Selenium
2 55 (34.38%) JUnit
3 46 (28.75%) WebDriver
4 23 (14.38%) Cucumber
5 22 (13.75%) SoapUI
6 21 (13.13%) JBehave
7 20 (12.50%) JMeter
8 19 (11.88%) FitNesse
9 13 (8.13%) jMock
10 12 (7.50%) TestNG
11 10 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (6.25%) Ranorex
12 8 (5.00%) Xcode
12 8 (5.00%) WATIR
13 7 (4.38%) LoadRunner
14 6 (3.75%) Visual Studio
14 6 (3.75%) MbUnit
15 5 (3.13%) Fiddler
15 5 (3.13%) SpecFlow
16 4 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 18 (11.25%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.13%) Retail
4 3 (1.88%) Electronics
4 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.88%) Banking
5 2 (1.25%) Marketing
5 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (28.13%) Test Engineer
2 34 (21.25%) Analyst
3 31 (19.38%) Test Leader
4 29 (18.13%) QA Engineer
5 28 (17.50%) Test Analyst
6 27 (16.88%) Tester
7 25 (15.63%) Automation Engineer
8 19 (11.88%) Test Automation Engineer
8 19 (11.88%) QA Automation Engineer
9 14 (8.75%) QA Tester
10 12 (7.50%) Senior Tester
11 10 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) Automation Tester
12 9 (5.63%) Software Engineer
13 8 (5.00%) Senior QA Tester
13 8 (5.00%) Software Tester
13 8 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
14 7 (4.38%) Developer
15 6 (3.75%) Test Manager
16 5 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.38%) Web Services
2 22 (13.75%) XML
3 19 (11.88%) .NET
4 16 (10.00%) SOAP
5 12 (7.50%) REST
5 12 (7.50%) RESTful
5 12 (7.50%) JSON
5 12 (7.50%) Spring
6 9 (5.63%) JSF
7 8 (5.00%) Silverlight
7 8 (5.00%) HTML
7 8 (5.00%) HTML5
8 7 (4.38%) Java EE
9 2 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.38%) Open Source
2 9 (5.63%) Digital Media
3 8 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.00%) iPhone
3 8 (5.00%) iPad
3 8 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.38%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) DTV
6 2 (1.25%) Xbox
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) VHDL
7 1 (0.63%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.38%) Windows
2 16 (10.00%) UNIX
3 10 (6.25%) Linux
4 8 (5.00%) Android
4 8 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (34.38%) Scrum
3 35 (21.88%) Software Testing
4 33 (20.63%) Waterfall
5 30 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 27 (16.88%) Automated Testing
7 26 (16.25%) Test Strategy
8 25 (15.63%) V-Model
9 17 (10.63%) User Stories
9 17 (10.63%) Automation Testing
10 15 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 15 (9.38%) Test Management
11 13 (8.13%) BDD
12 10 (6.25%) Kanban
13 9 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.63%) Pair Programming
14 8 (5.00%) Use Case
14 8 (5.00%) Project Management
14 8 (5.00%) Manual Testing
14 8 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.13%) Java
2 51 (31.88%) SQL
3 29 (18.13%) C#
4 23 (14.38%) Ruby
5 16 (10.00%) Python
6 15 (9.38%) Perl
7 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.38%) PHP
9 4 (2.50%) XAML
10 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) VBScript
11 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (21.25%) Degree
2 18 (11.25%) ISEB
3 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.63%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.38%) Sun Certification
6 5 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.88%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (36.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.13%) HP
2 8 (5.00%) Oracle
3 6 (3.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.25%) Google
4 2 (1.25%) SAP
4 2 (1.25%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.25%) Facebook
5 1 (0.63%) Compuware
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Empirix
5 1 (0.63%) VMware
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