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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 67 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.43% 0.12% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.14% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 10
Average salary £35,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £60,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
572 709 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.83% 82.63% 77.60%
Number of salaries quoted 515 630 651
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) QA
3 11 (52.38%) Python
4 9 (42.86%) Project Management
4 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 9 (42.86%) Selenium
4 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (38.10%) Mathematics
5 8 (38.10%) Data Analysis
5 8 (38.10%) Algorithms
5 8 (38.10%) PhD
5 8 (38.10%) UNIX
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 8 (38.10%) C++
5 8 (38.10%) C
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
7 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
7 5 (23.81%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Scrum
8 4 (19.05%) C#
8 4 (19.05%) Java
8 4 (19.05%) SDLC
8 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 3 (14.29%) JMeter
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Graduate
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 8 (38.10%) Mathematics
2 8 (38.10%) Algorithms
3 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) UNIX
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) Project Management
3 8 (38.10%) Data Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 5 (23.81%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) OOP
7 3 (14.29%) People Management
7 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) Line Management
8 2 (9.52%) Coaching
8 2 (9.52%) User Stories
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) C
2 8 (38.10%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) PhD
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
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