The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 54 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.66% 0.88% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 1.02% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 16 0 3
Average salary £40,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Test Automation
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
577 490 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 80.93% 86.27% 78.60%
Number of salaries quoted 457 385 411
Average salary £44,000 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.64% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,200 £85,000 £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 Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Swindon region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Swindon

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 14 (73.68%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
3 10 (52.63%) SOAP
3 10 (52.63%) Web Services
3 10 (52.63%) XML
3 10 (52.63%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) Process Management
3 10 (52.63%) QA
3 10 (52.63%) SoapUI
3 10 (52.63%) REST
4 8 (42.11%) Degree
5 7 (36.84%) TestNG
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
6 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
6 6 (31.58%) Use Case
6 6 (31.58%) ISEB
6 6 (31.58%) SOA
6 6 (31.58%) UNIX
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (31.58%) DB2
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) Agilent
8 2 (10.53%) WCDMA
8 2 (10.53%) Perl

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (31.58%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WCDMA
1 2 (10.53%) LTE
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
1 6 (31.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) SoapUI
3 7 (36.84%) TestNG
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) QA Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Senior QA Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Test Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) RF Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) SOAP
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
1 10 (52.63%) XML
1 10 (52.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (5.26%) VHDL
2 1 (5.26%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Scrum
2 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Process Management
3 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 6 (31.58%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Agilent