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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 75 66 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 25 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.78% 2.72% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 3.17% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 20 1
Average salary £55,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
634 788 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.66% 85.75% 85.83%
Number of salaries quoted 590 644 665
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) SAP
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Quality Management
4 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) Presales
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) JMeter
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) DCOM
5 4 (33.33%) ISO 9001
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (33.33%) Capita
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Coaching
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) NUnit
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) Gatling
5 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Test Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) DCOM
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Quality Management
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Presales
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) Capita
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) HP
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