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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 176 121 165
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 74 140 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 2.35% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.69% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 64 110 62
Median salary £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £60,000 £55,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
4954 5197 5227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.77% 87.39% 84.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4163 4378 4296
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,200 £62,500
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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Somerset -2 29 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Bristol -18 19 £36,000 -17.71% 1
Devon -2 13 £28,591 -4.69% 1
Gloucestershire -22 13 £40,750 -32.08% 4
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 133 (80.61%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.61%) Scrum
3 61 (36.97%) Java
3 61 (36.97%) Selenium
4 58 (35.15%) ISTQB
4 58 (35.15%) Cucumber
5 57 (34.55%) BDD
6 54 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (32.73%) ISEB
7 48 (29.09%) SQL
7 48 (29.09%) Software Engineering
8 44 (26.67%) C#
9 43 (26.06%) Software Testing
10 42 (25.45%) Waterfall
10 42 (25.45%) SDLC
11 41 (24.85%) Non-Functional Testing
12 40 (24.24%) Test Management
13 39 (23.64%) .NET
14 38 (23.03%) QA
15 37 (22.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 36 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
17 35 (21.21%) Performance Testing
17 35 (21.21%) Windows
17 35 (21.21%) Linux
17 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
18 34 (20.61%) Python
19 33 (20.00%) Degree
19 33 (20.00%) SpecFlow
20 32 (19.39%) Oracle
21 31 (18.79%) TDD

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 (3.03%) Apache
1 5 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 5 (3.03%) Mule
1 5 (3.03%) Mule ESB
2 4 (2.42%) Confluence
3 3 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.82%) nginx
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.03%) SaaS
3 4 (2.42%) GitHub
4 3 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.82%) Route 53
4 3 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) Internet
1 6 (3.64%) SSH
2 1 (0.61%) Broadband
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.70%) Big Data
3 10 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.03%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (1.82%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.61%) HBase
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (36.97%) Selenium
2 58 (35.15%) Cucumber
3 36 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 27 (16.36%) Git (software)
5 27 (16.36%) JIRA
6 25 (15.15%) Jenkins
7 19 (11.52%) JUnit
8 17 (10.30%) WebDriver
9 16 (9.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (6.67%) Maven
11 10 (6.06%) TestNG
12 8 (4.85%) Jasmine
12 8 (4.85%) JBehave
12 8 (4.85%) Protractor
13 7 (4.24%) LoadRunner
14 6 (3.64%) Zephyr
15 5 (3.03%) NUnit
15 5 (3.03%) RSpec
15 5 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (13.33%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.64%) Electronics
4 6 (3.64%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) French Language
5 3 (1.82%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.21%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (29.09%) Analyst
2 46 (27.88%) Test Analyst
3 38 (23.03%) Test Engineer
4 30 (18.18%) Developer
5 22 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 22 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (8.48%) Integration Engineer
6 14 (8.48%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 14 (8.48%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (7.88%) Java Developer
8 12 (7.27%) Software Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Test Manager
10 10 (6.06%) Java Engineer
11 8 (4.85%) Architect
11 8 (4.85%) C# Developer
12 7 (4.24%) Senior Software Engineer
12 7 (4.24%) Software Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) Software Developer
12 7 (4.24%) Software Test Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.64%) .NET
2 26 (15.76%) HTML
3 13 (7.88%) SOAP
3 13 (7.88%) Web Services
4 12 (7.27%) CSS
5 10 (6.06%) Spring
6 9 (5.45%) REST
7 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.85%) Gherkin
7 8 (4.85%) Hibernate
8 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.03%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (2.42%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.42%) Node.js
10 4 (2.42%) RESTful
10 4 (2.42%) XML
11 3 (1.82%) LAMP
11 3 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (3.64%) Client/Server
1 6 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.03%) Internet of Things
3 4 (2.42%) Blog
3 4 (2.42%) Handset
4 3 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.61%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.61%) RIA
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.21%) Linux
1 35 (21.21%) Windows
2 7 (4.24%) Unix
3 5 (3.03%) Android
4 4 (2.42%) VMS
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (80.61%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.61%) Scrum
3 57 (34.55%) BDD
4 54 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (29.09%) Software Engineering
6 43 (26.06%) Software Testing
7 42 (25.45%) SDLC
7 42 (25.45%) Waterfall
8 41 (24.85%) Non-Functional Testing
9 40 (24.24%) Test Management
10 35 (21.21%) Performance Testing
11 31 (18.79%) TDD
12 30 (18.18%) DevOps
13 28 (16.97%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (16.97%) Manual Testing
14 27 (16.36%) Defect Tracking
15 26 (15.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (14.55%) Line Management
17 23 (13.94%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (13.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 61 (36.97%) Java
2 48 (29.09%) SQL
3 44 (26.67%) C#
4 34 (20.61%) Python
5 28 (16.97%) JavaScript
6 22 (13.33%) Perl
7 15 (9.09%) Ruby
8 13 (7.88%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.85%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.85%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.64%) C++
11 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.03%) VB
12 3 (1.82%) Go
12 3 (1.82%) Groovy
13 2 (1.21%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (35.15%) ISTQB
2 54 (32.73%) ISEB
3 37 (22.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (20.00%) Degree
5 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (23.03%) QA
2 19 (11.52%) ISO 14001
2 19 (11.52%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) Docker
1 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.24%) Puppet
2 3 (1.82%) Graylog
2 3 (1.82%) Kibana
2 3 (1.82%) logstash
2 3 (1.82%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.21%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.39%) Oracle
3 8 (4.85%) HP
4 6 (3.64%) SAP
5 5 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.42%) Rally
7 3 (1.82%) Cadence
8 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.61%) Google
8 1 (0.61%) Xamarin
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Medical and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
St. Ives
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 11 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive & negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 22 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 22 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago