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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 132 101 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.17% 6.29% 6.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.97% 6.96% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 118 90 112
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% -3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,750 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1657 1451 1717
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 90.05% 90.40% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1383 1250 1483
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bristol

Test Automation
Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 200 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (43.67%) Java
3 118 (39.33%) C#
4 115 (38.33%) Selenium
5 88 (29.33%) QA
6 80 (26.67%) .NET
7 78 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (23.67%) JavaScript
9 68 (22.67%) Open Source
10 64 (21.33%) Cucumber
10 64 (21.33%) SDLC
11 61 (20.33%) Finance
12 60 (20.00%) Degree
13 58 (19.33%) SQL
14 55 (18.33%) Software Testing
15 53 (17.67%) TDD
15 53 (17.67%) HTML
16 47 (15.67%) Scrum
16 47 (15.67%) WebDriver
17 46 (15.33%) Ruby
18 45 (15.00%) OO
18 45 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (14.67%) Test Management
20 43 (14.33%) Python
21 42 (14.00%) Test Scripting
22 41 (13.67%) ISTQB
23 40 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
24 39 (13.00%) Regression Testing
24 39 (13.00%) ISEB
25 38 (12.67%) JUnit

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 5 (1.67%) Confluence
2 4 (1.33%) IIS
2 4 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.67%) CMS
4 2 (0.67%) Kentico
4 2 (0.67%) nginx
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.67%) SaaS
3 7 (2.33%) IaaS
3 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.33%) PaaS
4 5 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.33%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.33%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.00%) Heroku
7 1 (0.33%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.00%) Internet
2 7 (2.33%) HTTP
2 7 (2.33%) SSL
3 3 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.67%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.67%) HbbTV
4 2 (0.67%) Wireless
5 1 (0.33%) 802.15
5 1 (0.33%) LTE
5 1 (0.33%) MQTT
5 1 (0.33%) NFC
5 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.67%) Big Data
3 7 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 115 (38.33%) Selenium
2 64 (21.33%) Cucumber
3 47 (15.67%) WebDriver
4 38 (12.67%) JUnit
5 32 (10.67%) SpecFlow
6 30 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 30 (10.00%) Protractor
7 29 (9.67%) Jasmine
8 27 (9.00%) Git (software)
8 27 (9.00%) JIRA
9 22 (7.33%) TestNG
10 20 (6.67%) Calabash
11 19 (6.33%) WATIR
12 18 (6.00%) JMeter
13 17 (5.67%) Appium
14 16 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (5.00%) NUnit
16 13 (4.33%) Capybara
17 12 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 61 (20.33%) Finance
2 19 (6.33%) Marketing
3 16 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.00%) Banking
4 15 (5.00%) Law
4 15 (5.00%) Legal
5 11 (3.67%) Electronics
6 7 (2.33%) Games
6 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.33%) Advertising
7 4 (1.33%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.00%) Retail
9 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 84 (28.00%) Tester
2 61 (20.33%) Developer
3 59 (19.67%) Analyst
4 55 (18.33%) Test Analyst
5 48 (16.00%) Automation Tester
6 43 (14.33%) Test Engineer
7 27 (9.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 25 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 25 (8.33%) QA Tester
8 25 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 25 (8.33%) Test Manager
9 17 (5.67%) .NET Developer
9 17 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (5.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 17 (5.67%) Senior Tester
9 17 (5.67%) Technical Tester
10 16 (5.33%) QA Engineer
11 15 (5.00%) Test Leader
12 14 (4.67%) Java Developer
13 12 (4.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (26.67%) .NET
2 53 (17.67%) HTML
3 34 (11.33%) REST
4 32 (10.67%) CSS
5 26 (8.67%) Web Services
6 25 (8.33%) HTML5
7 18 (6.00%) AngularJS
8 15 (5.00%) Behat
9 14 (4.67%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.67%) ASP.NET
10 13 (4.33%) React
11 12 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (4.00%) Spring
12 11 (3.67%) J2EE
13 10 (3.33%) Hibernate
13 10 (3.33%) XML
14 9 (3.00%) Entity Framework
14 9 (3.00%) SOAP
15 8 (2.67%) Gherkin
15 8 (2.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.00%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.33%) User Experience
7 9 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.00%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.00%) MPEG
11 2 (0.67%) Chromecast
11 2 (0.67%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.67%) Fintech
11 2 (0.67%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.33%) Windows
2 19 (6.33%) Linux
3 17 (5.67%) Unix
4 10 (3.33%) Android
5 9 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
3 68 (22.67%) Open Source
4 64 (21.33%) SDLC
5 55 (18.33%) Software Testing
6 53 (17.67%) TDD
7 47 (15.67%) Scrum
8 45 (15.00%) OO
9 44 (14.67%) Test Management
10 42 (14.00%) Test Scripting
11 40 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 39 (13.00%) Regression Testing
13 36 (12.00%) BDD
14 34 (11.33%) Performance Testing
15 31 (10.33%) Test Strategy
16 28 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (9.00%) Unit Testing
18 26 (8.67%) Manual Testing
19 25 (8.33%) Software Engineering
20 22 (7.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 131 (43.67%) Java
2 118 (39.33%) C#
3 71 (23.67%) JavaScript
4 58 (19.33%) SQL
5 46 (15.33%) Ruby
6 43 (14.33%) Python
7 16 (5.33%) Scala
8 12 (4.00%) Perl
9 11 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.33%) C++
11 6 (2.00%) C
11 6 (2.00%) Clojure
12 3 (1.00%) PHP
13 2 (0.67%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.67%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.67%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.33%) AWK
14 1 (0.33%) R
14 1 (0.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 60 (20.00%) Degree
2 41 (13.67%) ISTQB
3 39 (13.00%) ISEB
4 17 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) PhD
8 3 (1.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (29.33%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Firmware
2 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (5.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.00%) Oracle
3 7 (2.33%) SAP
4 4 (1.33%) Cadence
5 3 (1.00%) Google
5 3 (1.00%) IBM
6 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.33%) Apple
7 1 (0.33%) Perforce
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
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