The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 72 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.57% 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 0.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 0
Average salary £32,500 £41,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.21% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
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
642 758 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 83.92% 84.04% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 489 662 616
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Southampton

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 24 (64.86%) Software Engineering
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) Python
3 17 (45.95%) Computer Science
4 16 (43.24%) Mathematics
4 16 (43.24%) Algorithms
4 16 (43.24%) PhD
4 16 (43.24%) C
4 16 (43.24%) C++
4 16 (43.24%) UNIX
4 16 (43.24%) Linux
4 16 (43.24%) Data Analysis
4 16 (43.24%) Project Management
5 12 (32.43%) QA
6 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
8 8 (21.62%) Coaching
8 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
8 8 (21.62%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 8 (21.62%) Java
9 7 (18.92%) .NET
9 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.92%) Scrum
10 6 (16.22%) Selenium
10 6 (16.22%) SDLC
11 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
12 2 (5.41%) User Stories
12 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (5.41%) SQL
12 2 (5.41%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Software Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Graduate
3 11 (29.73%) Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Test Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Computer Science
2 16 (43.24%) Mathematics
2 16 (43.24%) Algorithms
3 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) UNIX
1 16 (43.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Software Engineering
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (43.24%) Data Analysis
3 16 (43.24%) Project Management
4 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
5 8 (21.62%) Coaching
5 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Scrum
7 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.41%) User Stories
9 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.70%) OOP
10 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Python
2 16 (43.24%) C
2 16 (43.24%) C++
3 8 (21.62%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) PhD
2 2 (5.41%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
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