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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 79 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.55% 1.43% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.74% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 1
Median salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
583 633 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.86% 82.42% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 557 510 673
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Southampton 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 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 30 June 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 7 (70.00%) NUnit
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (50.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 3 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (30.00%) SysML
6 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (30.00%) Marketing
6 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (30.00%) Electronics
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) NUnit
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) MSTest
4 1 (10.00%) NSubstitute
4 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Electronics
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (30.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (30.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) SysML
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Capita