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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 62 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.87% 0.11% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 0.13% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 20 0 13
Average salary £32,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
717 755 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.32% 82.97% 72.22%
Number of salaries quoted 585 641 532
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £25,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 18 (58.06%) Software Engineering
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
3 10 (32.26%) C
3 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 10 (32.26%) C++
3 10 (32.26%) UNIX
3 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 10 (32.26%) Python
3 10 (32.26%) PhD
3 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
3 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
3 10 (32.26%) Performance Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Algorithms
4 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (25.81%) QA
5 8 (25.81%) Java
6 7 (22.58%) .NET
6 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
6 7 (22.58%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
6 7 (22.58%) Coaching
7 4 (12.90%) Selenium
7 4 (12.90%) Test Management
8 3 (9.68%) HP
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Capita
8 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (22.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Software Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Graduate
2 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
1 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
1 10 (32.26%) Algorithms
2 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) UNIX
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Software Engineering
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
3 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 10 (32.26%) Performance Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
4 7 (22.58%) Coaching
4 7 (22.58%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Test Management
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C
1 10 (32.26%) C++
1 10 (32.26%) Python
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) PhD
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
1 3 (9.68%) Capita
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