The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 84 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 13 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.33% 0.91% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.08% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 2
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £30,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £45,000 £34,900
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Automated Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
801 739 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.07% 84.17% 73.79%
Number of salaries quoted 645 645 523
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,725 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Southampton region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Southampton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 14 (73.68%) Ruby
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
2 13 (68.42%) UNIX
2 13 (68.42%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) OO
3 12 (63.16%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) Java
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) Python
4 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 11 (57.89%) Cucumber
4 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
5 10 (52.63%) RSpec
5 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
5 10 (52.63%) Oracle
6 9 (47.37%) BDD
7 7 (36.84%) Open Source
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
7 7 (36.84%) ISO 9001
7 7 (36.84%) Kindle
8 6 (31.58%) OOD
8 6 (31.58%) Pair Programming
9 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (21.05%) .NET
9 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
10 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Selenium
10 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Cucumber
1 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 10 (52.63%) RSpec
3 3 (15.79%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) CakePHP
2 1 (5.26%) YUI
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Open Source
1 7 (36.84%) Kindle
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) UNIX
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
2 12 (63.16%) OO
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) BDD
5 7 (36.84%) TDD
6 6 (31.58%) OOD
6 6 (31.58%) Pair Programming
7 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 2 (10.53%) OOP
9 2 (10.53%) DevOps
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (5.26%) Graceful Degradation
10 1 (5.26%) Coaching
10 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Ruby
2 12 (63.16%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) Python
4 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.26%) PHP5
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
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