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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 73 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.03% 1.74% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.17% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 15
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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
630 644 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.40% 79.90% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 525 573 595
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
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 20 November 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Mathematics
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) C
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) PhD
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Algorithms
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Capita
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) Billing
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Graduate
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mathematics
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
1 4 (44.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) PhD
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) Capita
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago