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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 74 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.44% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.14% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 2
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
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
620 721 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.36% 82.40% 80.47%
Number of salaries quoted 500 643 655
Average salary £41,500 £40,325 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.91% +7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 30 June 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Python
3 15 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 14 (46.67%) Algorithms
4 14 (46.67%) Mathematics
4 14 (46.67%) PhD
4 14 (46.67%) Project Management
4 14 (46.67%) Data Analysis
4 14 (46.67%) UNIX
4 14 (46.67%) Linux
4 14 (46.67%) C++
4 14 (46.67%) C
5 11 (36.67%) QA
6 7 (23.33%) Selenium
6 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (23.33%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.67%) Scrum
9 4 (13.33%) Coaching
9 4 (13.33%) SDLC
10 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Finance
10 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.00%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Software Engineer
2 14 (46.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 14 (46.67%) Graduate
3 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 14 (46.67%) Mathematics
2 14 (46.67%) Algorithms
3 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) UNIX
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Data Analysis
3 14 (46.67%) Project Management
4 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Coaching
7 4 (13.33%) SDLC
8 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.67%) OOP
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.67%) User Stories
9 2 (6.67%) People Management
10 1 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) Python
2 14 (46.67%) C
2 14 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) PhD
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA