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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.47% 1.48% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.95% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 16
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
700 615 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.68% 75.74% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 616 587 695
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Capita
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) PHPUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Capita