Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 33 37
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 328 224 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 9.28% 6.80% 6.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.17% 7.39% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 277 180 239
Bristol median annual salary £47,500 £45,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.83% +7.65% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,700
90th Percentile £63,500 £71,250 £58,150
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,225 3,032 3,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.20% 92.05% 91.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,691 2,461 2,963
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £71,250 £66,650
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bristol

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Bristol

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 247 (75.30%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (44.82%) Java
3 115 (35.06%) C#
4 114 (34.76%) BDD
5 111 (33.84%) Selenium
5 111 (33.84%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (31.71%) TDD
7 86 (26.22%) Software Engineering
8 84 (25.61%) SQL
9 81 (24.70%) .NET
9 81 (24.70%) JIRA
10 76 (23.17%) Calabash
11 74 (22.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 74 (22.56%) JUnit
12 71 (21.65%) Open Source
13 69 (21.04%) Cucumber
14 68 (20.73%) QA
15 66 (20.12%) Degree
15 66 (20.12%) Electronics
15 66 (20.12%) User Experience
16 63 (19.21%) Scrum
17 57 (17.38%) Big Data
18 55 (16.77%) C++
19 52 (15.85%) Bitbucket
20 51 (15.55%) Atlassian
21 50 (15.24%) Wireless
22 49 (14.94%) Manual Testing
23 48 (14.63%) JavaScript
24 47 (14.33%) SpecFlow
25 46 (14.02%) SDLC

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 13 (3.96%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.35%) Confluence
3 9 (2.74%) Apache
3 9 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.44%) Jetty
4 8 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.91%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.49%) SaaS
4 13 (3.96%) TestFlight
5 10 (3.05%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (2.44%) Amazon EMR
6 8 (2.44%) IaaS
6 8 (2.44%) PaaS
7 7 (2.13%) GitHub
8 6 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.30%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.30%) Slack
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (15.24%) Wireless
2 13 (3.96%) MQTT
3 6 (1.83%) SSL
4 2 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.30%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.38%) Big Data
2 21 (6.40%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
4 8 (2.44%) Amazon Athena
4 8 (2.44%) BigQuery
5 6 (1.83%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.83%) MySQL
5 6 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.30%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 111 (33.84%) Selenium
2 81 (24.70%) JIRA
3 76 (23.17%) Calabash
4 74 (22.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 74 (22.56%) JUnit
5 69 (21.04%) Cucumber
6 52 (15.85%) Bitbucket
7 47 (14.33%) SpecFlow
8 42 (12.80%) Jenkins
9 41 (12.50%) Android Studio
10 38 (11.59%) Jasmine
11 28 (8.54%) Mockito
12 27 (8.23%) Gradle
13 26 (7.93%) Protractor
14 23 (7.01%) Appium
14 23 (7.01%) CocoaPods
14 23 (7.01%) Git (software)
15 18 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (5.49%) TestNG
16 17 (5.18%) JBehave
General
1 66 (20.12%) Electronics
2 35 (10.67%) Finance
3 12 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.66%) Marketing
3 12 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.74%) Advertising
5 8 (2.44%) Back Office
5 8 (2.44%) Games
6 3 (0.91%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 108 (32.93%) Developer
2 61 (18.60%) Test Engineer
3 54 (16.46%) Tester
4 40 (12.20%) Automation Tester
5 38 (11.59%) Analyst
6 37 (11.28%) Test Analyst
7 35 (10.67%) Test Leader
8 28 (8.54%) Android Developer
9 23 (7.01%) iOS Developer
9 23 (7.01%) Software Developer
9 23 (7.01%) Software Test Engineer
10 21 (6.40%) Test Automation Engineer
11 17 (5.18%) Java Developer
12 16 (4.88%) C# Developer
12 16 (4.88%) Developer in Test
13 14 (4.27%) Automation Test Analyst
14 13 (3.96%) Applications Developer
15 12 (3.66%) .NET Developer
15 12 (3.66%) C# Software Developer
15 12 (3.66%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (24.70%) .NET
2 40 (12.20%) HTML
3 31 (9.45%) CSS
4 24 (7.32%) Web Services
5 22 (6.71%) REST
6 21 (6.40%) Node.js
7 19 (5.79%) Gherkin
8 17 (5.18%) AngularJS
9 16 (4.88%) HTML5
10 13 (3.96%) ASP.NET
10 13 (3.96%) React
11 12 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (3.35%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.35%) Velocity
13 9 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (2.44%) Apache Camel
14 8 (2.44%) MLlib
14 8 (2.44%) OSGi
14 8 (2.44%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 66 (20.12%) User Experience
2 42 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.93%) Mobile App
4 21 (6.40%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (3.05%) Internet of Things
6 9 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.44%) Clustering
7 8 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.61%) Fintech
11 1 (0.30%) Blog
11 1 (0.30%) Digital TV
11 1 (0.30%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.72%) Android
2 43 (13.11%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.13%) Windows
4 5 (1.52%) Linux
5 3 (0.91%) Unix
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (75.30%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (34.76%) BDD
3 111 (33.84%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (31.71%) TDD
5 86 (26.22%) Software Engineering
6 71 (21.65%) Open Source
7 63 (19.21%) Scrum
8 49 (14.94%) Manual Testing
9 46 (14.02%) SDLC
10 43 (13.11%) Software Testing
11 32 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (8.84%) Test Scripting
13 28 (8.54%) Android Development
13 28 (8.54%) DevOps
14 27 (8.23%) OO
15 26 (7.93%) Acceptance Criteria
15 26 (7.93%) Exploratory Testing
15 26 (7.93%) Test Strategy
16 24 (7.32%) Microservices
17 23 (7.01%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 147 (44.82%) Java
2 115 (35.06%) C#
3 84 (25.61%) SQL
4 55 (16.77%) C++
5 48 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 46 (14.02%) Ruby
7 31 (9.45%) Python
8 23 (7.01%) Objective-C
9 18 (5.49%) Scala
10 9 (2.74%) C
10 9 (2.74%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.83%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.83%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.61%) F#
12 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.30%) Ada
13 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (20.12%) Degree
2 24 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 22 (6.71%) ISEB
4 21 (6.40%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (20.73%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (3.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (12.20%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 51 (15.55%) Atlassian
2 27 (8.23%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.27%) Xamarin
4 12 (3.66%) Oracle
4 12 (3.66%) SAP
5 8 (2.44%) Cadence
6 6 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.52%) Apple
8 3 (0.91%) HP
9 1 (0.30%) Cognos
9 1 (0.30%) Google
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.30%) Software AG
9 1 (0.30%) VMware
9 1 (0.30%) webMethods