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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South West
Rank 125 147 171
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 111 98 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.23% 1.79% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.01% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 88 80 71
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
4398 4874 5229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.17% 89.02% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3602 4127 4374
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Somerset +30 34 £37,500 - 6
Bristol -15 32 £45,000 - 5
Gloucestershire -6 24 £43,500 -33.07% 4
Devon -1 8 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Cornwall - 8 £33,750 - 1
Dorset +12 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Wiltshire - 2 £38,750 - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 146 (79.35%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (40.76%) BDD
3 74 (40.22%) ISTQB
4 66 (35.87%) Software Testing
5 65 (35.33%) Selenium
6 64 (34.78%) ISEB
7 63 (34.24%) C#
8 59 (32.07%) Java
8 59 (32.07%) Microsoft
9 58 (31.52%) Scrum
10 54 (29.35%) Cucumber
11 53 (28.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 53 (28.80%) Non-Functional Testing
12 51 (27.72%) Test Management
13 45 (24.46%) SpecFlow
14 44 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 41 (22.28%) Waterfall
15 41 (22.28%) SQL
16 40 (21.74%) Finance
17 38 (20.65%) TDD
17 38 (20.65%) Test Scripting
18 35 (19.02%) Line Management
19 33 (17.93%) .NET
20 31 (16.85%) Load Testing
21 30 (16.30%) Security Cleared
21 30 (16.30%) SDLC
22 28 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
23 27 (14.67%) Performance Testing
23 27 (14.67%) Degree
24 25 (13.59%) QA

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 5 (2.72%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.09%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.54%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.54%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.54%) Mule
3 1 (0.54%) Mule ESB
3 1 (0.54%) nginx
3 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.72%) GitHub
3 3 (1.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.26%) SSH
2 2 (1.09%) FTP
2 2 (1.09%) HTTP
2 2 (1.09%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) Broadband
3 1 (0.54%) LTE
3 1 (0.54%) SSL
3 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 11 (5.98%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.80%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.72%) Apache Accumulo
6 4 (2.17%) Big Data
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.54%) HBase
8 1 (0.54%) MS Access
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (35.33%) Selenium
2 54 (29.35%) Cucumber
3 53 (28.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (24.46%) SpecFlow
5 23 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 22 (11.96%) Jenkins
7 21 (11.41%) JIRA
8 15 (8.15%) JMeter
9 12 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (5.98%) LoadRunner
11 10 (5.43%) SoapUI
12 9 (4.89%) WebDriver
13 7 (3.80%) JUnit
14 6 (3.26%) NUnit
14 6 (3.26%) Vagrant
14 6 (3.26%) Zephyr
15 5 (2.72%) Bitbucket
15 5 (2.72%) Maven
15 5 (2.72%) Protractor
15 5 (2.72%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (21.74%) Finance
2 7 (3.80%) Banking
2 7 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.26%) Electronics
3 6 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.26%) Retail
4 5 (2.72%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (27.17%) Analyst
2 49 (26.63%) Test Analyst
3 46 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 32 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
5 25 (13.59%) Senior Analyst
5 25 (13.59%) Senior Test Analyst
6 20 (10.87%) Developer
7 19 (10.33%) Tester
8 15 (8.15%) Test Manager
9 12 (6.52%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Software Test Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Software Tester
12 6 (3.26%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Automation Test Lead
12 6 (3.26%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Software Analyst
12 6 (3.26%) Software Manager
12 6 (3.26%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.93%) .NET
2 14 (7.61%) Gherkin
2 14 (7.61%) HTML
3 10 (5.43%) AngularJS
3 10 (5.43%) Web Services
4 8 (4.35%) XML
5 7 (3.80%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.80%) SOAP
6 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.26%) CSS
6 6 (3.26%) Entity Framework
6 6 (3.26%) REST
7 5 (2.72%) HTML5
7 5 (2.72%) J2EE
8 4 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.63%) JSON
10 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.89%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.09%) Digital TV
3 2 (1.09%) Fintech
3 2 (1.09%) Handset
3 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.54%) MPEG
4 1 (0.54%) RIA
4 1 (0.54%) Robotics
4 1 (0.54%) User Experience
4 1 (0.54%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.50%) Linux
2 16 (8.70%) Windows
3 3 (1.63%) Android
3 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.63%) VMS
4 2 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (79.35%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (40.76%) BDD
3 66 (35.87%) Software Testing
4 58 (31.52%) Scrum
5 53 (28.80%) Non-Functional Testing
6 51 (27.72%) Test Management
7 41 (22.28%) Waterfall
8 38 (20.65%) TDD
8 38 (20.65%) Test Scripting
9 35 (19.02%) Line Management
10 31 (16.85%) Load Testing
11 30 (16.30%) SDLC
12 28 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (14.67%) Performance Testing
14 24 (13.04%) Security Testing
14 24 (13.04%) Software Engineering
15 23 (12.50%) Manual Testing
16 19 (10.33%) Test Strategy
17 18 (9.78%) Automation Testing
18 17 (9.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.24%) C#
2 59 (32.07%) Java
3 41 (22.28%) SQL
4 25 (13.59%) Python
5 21 (11.41%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.78%) Ruby
7 12 (6.52%) C++
8 8 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.80%) Perl
10 5 (2.72%) C
11 4 (2.17%) XPath
12 2 (1.09%) VB
13 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.54%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.54%) VBA
13 1 (0.54%) VBScript
13 1 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 74 (40.22%) ISTQB
2 64 (34.78%) ISEB
3 44 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (16.30%) Security Cleared
5 27 (14.67%) Degree
6 18 (9.78%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.80%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.59%) QA
2 13 (7.07%) ISO 9001
3 12 (6.52%) ISO 14001
4 4 (2.17%) SLA
5 2 (1.09%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Docker
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.09%) vSphere
3 1 (0.54%) Snort
3 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.17%) Puppet
3 3 (1.63%) Ansible
4 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.09%) Rancher
5 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 59 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.61%) HP
3 9 (4.89%) Cadence
4 6 (3.26%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.72%) Oracle
5 5 (2.72%) SAP
6 4 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.63%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (1.09%) VMware
9 1 (0.54%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension and Healthcare
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension and Healthcare
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Extensive Benefits and bonus
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Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum
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Bath
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + DOE + benefits
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