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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 83 84 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.12% 1.14% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 1.51% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 12
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +22.58%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
684 663 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.95% 75.34% 83.60%
Number of salaries quoted 606 629 681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Capita
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (33.33%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Testing Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Capita
1 1 (33.33%) HP
Southampton, Hampshire
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