The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Brighton 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 28 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 51 77 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brighton 7.42% 8.70% 7.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.03% 10.03% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 36 40 51
Median salary £41,250 £35,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.85% -14.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,950 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Brighton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 635 768 753
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 92.43% 86.78% 84.13%
Number of salaries quoted 541 649 621
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Brighton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Brighton

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Brighton

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Brighton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Brighton over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Brighton

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Brighton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.60%) QA
3 33 (39.76%) Selenium
4 25 (30.12%) SQL
4 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
4 25 (30.12%) Cucumber
5 23 (27.71%) Capybara
6 22 (26.51%) TDD
7 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
8 18 (21.69%) C#
9 17 (20.48%) Java
9 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (19.28%) Computer Science
10 16 (19.28%) BDD
10 16 (19.28%) .NET
11 15 (18.07%) Python
11 15 (18.07%) JIRA
12 14 (16.87%) Performance Testing
12 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (15.66%) Ruby
14 12 (14.46%) Finance
14 12 (14.46%) OO
14 12 (14.46%) RESTful
14 12 (14.46%) Jenkins
15 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
15 11 (13.25%) Pair Programming
16 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
16 10 (12.05%) OOD
16 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio
16 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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 2 (2.41%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (39.76%) Selenium
2 25 (30.12%) Cucumber
3 23 (27.71%) Capybara
4 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
5 15 (18.07%) JIRA
6 12 (14.46%) Jenkins
7 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
8 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio
9 9 (10.84%) JMeter
10 8 (9.64%) JUnit
11 4 (4.82%) Bugzilla
12 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
2 5 (6.02%) Games
2 5 (6.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Analyst
1 29 (34.94%) Test Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) QA Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) QA Engineer
2 19 (22.89%) QA Test Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) Test Engineer
3 18 (21.69%) Developer
4 14 (16.87%) QA Test Engineer
5 13 (15.66%) Automation Tester
5 13 (15.66%) Tester
6 11 (13.25%) .NET Developer
7 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (12.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (12.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (12.05%) C# Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Agile C# Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Agile Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) .NET
2 12 (14.46%) RESTful
3 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (12.05%) WCF
3 10 (12.05%) XSLT
4 9 (10.84%) CSS
4 9 (10.84%) HTML
5 7 (8.43%) HTML5
6 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.23%) React
7 5 (6.02%) jQuery
7 5 (6.02%) Node.js
7 5 (6.02%) Sass
8 3 (3.61%) Ajax
8 3 (3.61%) JSON
9 2 (2.41%) Django
9 2 (2.41%) Guice
9 2 (2.41%) REST
9 2 (2.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Computer Science
2 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (8.43%) User Experience
5 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
3 22 (26.51%) TDD
4 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (19.28%) BDD
6 14 (16.87%) Performance Testing
7 12 (14.46%) OO
8 11 (13.25%) Pair Programming
9 10 (12.05%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (12.05%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (12.05%) Integration Testing
9 10 (12.05%) OOD
9 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.05%) SOLID
10 9 (10.84%) Functional Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (9.64%) Regression Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Scrum
11 8 (9.64%) SDLC
11 8 (9.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) C#
3 17 (20.48%) Java
4 15 (18.07%) Python
5 13 (15.66%) Ruby
6 10 (12.05%) PHP
7 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.41%) Scala
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) ISEB
1 8 (9.64%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (50.60%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) Google
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