The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 86 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.12% 0.78% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 1.04% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 10
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
695 672 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.91% 74.50% 79.54%
Number of salaries quoted 611 629 655
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
Hampshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) MySQL
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) Ant
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Hudson
5 1 (20.00%) Behat
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) Behat
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Testing Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
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