The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 89 100 87
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 42 35 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.29% 1.89% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.11% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 39 35 35
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,600 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1671 1661 1633
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 90.91% 89.69% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1450 1370
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Bristol

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Bristol.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Bristol

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Bristol over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Bristol

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.54%) C#
3 26 (35.14%) QA
4 24 (32.43%) Selenium
5 23 (31.08%) .NET
5 23 (31.08%) SDLC
6 22 (29.73%) JavaScript
7 20 (27.03%) Open Source
8 19 (25.68%) Performance Testing
8 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (24.32%) Degree
9 18 (24.32%) Finance
9 18 (24.32%) HTML
10 17 (22.97%) Java
11 16 (21.62%) Regression Testing
12 15 (20.27%) OO
13 14 (18.92%) Software Testing
13 14 (18.92%) Software Engineering
14 13 (17.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (17.57%) HTML5
15 12 (16.22%) Test Management
16 11 (14.86%) TDD
16 11 (14.86%) NUnit
16 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
16 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
17 10 (13.51%) Security Testing
18 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
18 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
19 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
1 2 (2.70%) Intranet
2 1 (1.35%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) Selenium
2 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
2 11 (14.86%) NUnit
3 7 (9.46%) JIRA
4 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.41%) WATIR
6 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.05%) JUnit
6 3 (4.05%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.05%) Mockito
6 3 (4.05%) PhantomJS
7 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.35%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.35%) Calabash
8 1 (1.35%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.35%) Redmine
8 1 (1.35%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.35%) TestRail
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Billing
4 3 (4.05%) Electronics
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Tester
2 21 (28.38%) Developer
3 12 (16.22%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.22%) C# Developer
4 11 (14.86%) Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (13.51%) QA Tester
5 10 (13.51%) Test Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Test Leader
6 8 (10.81%) Automation Tester
7 7 (9.46%) Architect
7 7 (9.46%) Lead Architect
8 6 (8.11%) Lead Tester
9 5 (6.76%) Automation Test Lead
9 5 (6.76%) Java Automation Tester
9 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Systems Architect
10 4 (5.41%) Auditor
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Developer
11 3 (4.05%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) .NET
2 18 (24.32%) HTML
3 13 (17.57%) HTML5
4 5 (6.76%) J2EE
5 4 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (4.05%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.05%) jQuery
6 3 (4.05%) Spring
6 3 (4.05%) Spring Boot
6 3 (4.05%) Struts
6 3 (4.05%) Thymeleaf
7 2 (2.70%) CSS
7 2 (2.70%) CSS3
7 2 (2.70%) Node.js
8 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.35%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.35%) NumPy
8 1 (1.35%) PyQt
8 1 (1.35%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) Android
1 3 (4.05%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) SDLC
3 20 (27.03%) Open Source
4 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (25.68%) Performance Testing
5 16 (21.62%) Regression Testing
6 15 (20.27%) OO
7 14 (18.92%) Software Engineering
7 14 (18.92%) Software Testing
8 13 (17.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (16.22%) Test Management
10 11 (14.86%) TDD
11 10 (13.51%) Security Testing
11 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
12 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
12 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
13 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (9.46%) System Testing
14 6 (8.11%) Manual Testing
14 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) C#
2 22 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.97%) Java
4 6 (8.11%) Ruby
5 5 (6.76%) Scala
6 3 (4.05%) C
6 3 (4.05%) Clojure
6 3 (4.05%) PHP
7 2 (2.70%) SQL
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (1.35%) R
8 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (35.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) HockeyApp
3 1 (1.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle
2 3 (4.05%) HP
2 3 (4.05%) SAP
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) Panasonic
4 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
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