Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Somerset > Bath
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 23 51
Rank change year-on-year +4 +28 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 87 53 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 12.70% 9.31% 4.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.81% 10.37% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 90 63 18
Bath median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,100 £47,250
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.95% +1.33% +4.17%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bath
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 630 511 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 91.97% 89.81% 88.03%
Number of salaries quoted 582 451 431
Bath median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £61,250
Somerset median annual salary £41,377 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% +7.14%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bath.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bath

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bath

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Bath

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Bath

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bath over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bath

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bath region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 50 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.63%) Scrum
2 31 (35.63%) Web Services
3 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 25 (28.74%) HTML
5 24 (27.59%) QA
6 23 (26.44%) Degree
7 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
8 20 (22.99%) Linux
9 19 (21.84%) Computer Science
9 19 (21.84%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (20.69%) SDLC
10 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (19.54%) Unit Testing
11 17 (19.54%) Java
12 16 (18.39%) C#
12 16 (18.39%) SQL
12 16 (18.39%) Selenium
12 16 (18.39%) Analytics
12 16 (18.39%) DevOps
13 15 (17.24%) Docker
13 15 (17.24%) JSON
13 15 (17.24%) Software Testing
14 14 (16.09%) TDD
14 14 (16.09%) .NET
14 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
14 14 (16.09%) Microservices
14 14 (16.09%) Software Delivery
14 14 (16.09%) React
14 14 (16.09%) Digital Analytics

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (16.09%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.30%) JBoss
3 1 (1.15%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.30%) SaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) HTTP
2 4 (4.60%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) ICMP
3 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.09%) NoSQL
3 10 (11.49%) MySQL
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Selenium
2 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.49%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.90%) GitLab
5 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.75%) Subversion
6 5 (5.75%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.45%) JUnit
7 3 (3.45%) Maven
7 3 (3.45%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.30%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.30%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.30%) Moq
8 2 (2.30%) NUnit
8 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.15%) Gradle
9 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.15%) Games
3 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) Test Engineer
3 13 (14.94%) Tester
4 12 (13.79%) Analyst
5 11 (12.64%) QA Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (11.49%) Software Developer
6 10 (11.49%) Test Analyst
7 9 (10.34%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (10.34%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) Java Developer
8 8 (9.20%) Junior
8 8 (9.20%) Junior Developer
8 8 (9.20%) Software QA Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) Web Developer
9 7 (8.05%) Junior Software Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Automation Tester
10 6 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (35.63%) Web Services
2 25 (28.74%) HTML
3 15 (17.24%) JSON
4 14 (16.09%) .NET
4 14 (16.09%) React
5 13 (14.94%) CSS
5 13 (14.94%) Node.js
6 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET
6 12 (13.79%) jQuery
6 12 (13.79%) RESTful
7 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (11.49%) LAMP
8 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
8 9 (10.34%) Entity Framework
9 6 (6.90%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.75%) REST
11 4 (4.60%) Spring
12 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.84%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Fintech
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Linux
2 13 (14.94%) Unix
3 8 (9.20%) Windows
3 8 (9.20%) Windows 10
3 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.30%) Android
4 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.15%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.63%) Scrum
3 19 (21.84%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (20.69%) SDLC
5 17 (19.54%) Unit Testing
6 16 (18.39%) Analytics
6 16 (18.39%) DevOps
7 15 (17.24%) Software Testing
8 14 (16.09%) Digital Analytics
8 14 (16.09%) Manual Testing
8 14 (16.09%) Microservices
8 14 (16.09%) Software Delivery
8 14 (16.09%) TDD
9 13 (14.94%) Functional Testing
10 11 (12.64%) MVC
11 10 (11.49%) Mathematics
12 9 (10.34%) BDD
12 9 (10.34%) Performance Testing
12 9 (10.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 17 (19.54%) Java
3 16 (18.39%) C#
3 16 (18.39%) SQL
4 9 (10.34%) Python
4 9 (10.34%) VBScript
5 6 (6.90%) C
6 3 (3.45%) Embedded C
6 3 (3.45%) PHP
7 2 (2.30%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) ES6
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (26.44%) Degree
2 13 (14.94%) ISTQB
3 9 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) ISEB
6 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.24%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) Firmware
2 2 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) LXC
3 1 (1.15%) Snort
3 1 (1.15%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Ansible
2 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.30%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.15%) Packer
3 1 (1.15%) Rancher
3 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.30%) VMware
3 1 (1.15%) EMC
3 1 (1.15%) Google
3 1 (1.15%) SAP
3 1 (1.15%) Xamarin