Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 37 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 295 300 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.90% 7.82% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.42% 8.39% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 251 265 151
Bristol median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £44,529 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.61% +2.50% -

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 3,504 3,575 2,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 93.87% 93.15% 92.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,822 2,957 2,501
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 13 November 2018.

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 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth -3 1 £42,500 +30.77%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 199 (67.46%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (52.54%) Selenium
3 130 (44.07%) C#
4 111 (37.63%) Java
5 101 (34.24%) QA
6 96 (32.54%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (30.17%) JavaScript
8 86 (29.15%) .NET
9 77 (26.10%) SQL
10 73 (24.75%) Scrum
11 67 (22.71%) HTML
12 63 (21.36%) Finance
13 61 (20.68%) SDLC
14 59 (20.00%) CSS
15 56 (18.98%) TDD
16 51 (17.29%) BDD
17 47 (15.93%) Protractor
17 47 (15.93%) Software Testing
18 46 (15.59%) Python
19 42 (14.24%) Cucumber
20 41 (13.90%) JUnit
21 40 (13.56%) Git (software)
21 40 (13.56%) Jasmine
22 39 (13.22%) Manual Testing
23 38 (12.88%) Microsoft
24 37 (12.54%) TestNG
24 37 (12.54%) WebDriver
25 35 (11.86%) SpecFlow
26 34 (11.53%) Software Engineering
27 32 (10.85%) Electronics

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 (4.41%) CMS
2 5 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (1.69%) Drupal
2 5 (1.69%) EPiServer
3 4 (1.36%) Apache
4 3 (1.02%) Confluence
4 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.68%) WordPress
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.34%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (2.71%) Slack
4 7 (2.37%) SaaS
5 6 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.36%) npm
6 4 (1.36%) NuGet
7 3 (1.02%) GitHub
8 2 (0.68%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.68%) Office 365
8 2 (0.68%) Runscope
9 1 (0.34%) PaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Serverless
9 1 (0.34%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.39%) HTTP
2 8 (2.71%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.37%) DNS
4 5 (1.69%) Wireless
5 4 (1.36%) Modbus
5 4 (1.36%) PPP
5 4 (1.36%) Profibus
5 4 (1.36%) RS-232
5 4 (1.36%) RS-422
5 4 (1.36%) RS-485
5 4 (1.36%) SMTP
5 4 (1.36%) SNMP
6 2 (0.68%) Internet
6 2 (0.68%) SMS
7 1 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.71%) Big Data
2 8 (2.71%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.03%) MySQL
4 3 (1.02%) GIS
4 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.34%) HBase
6 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 155 (52.54%) Selenium
2 47 (15.93%) Protractor
3 42 (14.24%) Cucumber
4 41 (13.90%) JUnit
5 40 (13.56%) Git (software)
5 40 (13.56%) Jasmine
6 37 (12.54%) TestNG
6 37 (12.54%) WebDriver
7 35 (11.86%) SpecFlow
8 21 (7.12%) JMeter
9 19 (6.44%) Jenkins
9 19 (6.44%) JIRA
10 15 (5.08%) SoapUI
11 14 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (3.73%) JBehave
13 10 (3.39%) GitLab
13 10 (3.39%) Maven
13 10 (3.39%) Visual Studio
14 7 (2.37%) Appium
General
1 63 (21.36%) Finance
2 32 (10.85%) Electronics
3 26 (8.81%) Telecoms
4 24 (8.14%) Marketing
5 23 (7.80%) Manufacturing
6 14 (4.75%) Retail
7 9 (3.05%) Games
8 5 (1.69%) Banking
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Avionics
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (27.12%) Analyst
2 77 (26.10%) Test Analyst
3 61 (20.68%) Tester
4 56 (18.98%) Test Engineer
5 40 (13.56%) Developer
6 34 (11.53%) Automation Tester
7 31 (10.51%) Test Automation Engineer
8 23 (7.80%) Test Leader
9 20 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
10 17 (5.76%) .NET Developer
10 17 (5.76%) Senior Tester
11 16 (5.42%) Software Test Engineer
11 16 (5.42%) Software Tester
12 15 (5.08%) Software Manager
13 14 (4.75%) Lead Test Analyst
13 14 (4.75%) QA Tester
14 13 (4.41%) Software Analyst
15 12 (4.07%) C# Developer
15 12 (4.07%) Software Test Analyst
16 11 (3.73%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (29.15%) .NET
2 67 (22.71%) HTML
3 59 (20.00%) CSS
4 21 (7.12%) REST
5 16 (5.42%) Web Services
6 13 (4.41%) HTML5
6 13 (4.41%) Node.js
6 13 (4.41%) SOAP
7 12 (4.07%) ASP.NET
8 11 (3.73%) Kafka
8 11 (3.73%) RESTful
9 10 (3.39%) JSON
9 10 (3.39%) XML
10 9 (3.05%) Gherkin
11 8 (2.71%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (2.03%) CSS3
13 6 (2.03%) jQuery
14 5 (1.69%) Entity Framework
14 5 (1.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.41%) User Experience
4 12 (4.07%) Fintech
5 9 (3.05%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.03%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.36%) CAN bus
8 4 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.02%) Digital TV
9 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.68%) W3C
11 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.80%) Linux
2 21 (7.12%) Windows
3 15 (5.08%) Android
4 13 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.03%) Unix
6 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (67.46%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (32.54%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (24.75%) Scrum
4 61 (20.68%) SDLC
5 56 (18.98%) TDD
6 51 (17.29%) BDD
7 47 (15.93%) Software Testing
8 39 (13.22%) Manual Testing
9 34 (11.53%) Software Engineering
10 32 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (10.51%) Test Scripting
11 31 (10.51%) Test Strategy
12 29 (9.83%) Open Source
13 28 (9.49%) Acceptance Criteria
14 25 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (8.14%) Digital Marketing
16 23 (7.80%) Programme Management
17 22 (7.46%) Test Management
18 21 (7.12%) DevOps
18 21 (7.12%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 130 (44.07%) C#
2 111 (37.63%) Java
3 89 (30.17%) JavaScript
4 77 (26.10%) SQL
5 46 (15.59%) Python
6 29 (9.83%) Ruby
7 21 (7.12%) Scala
8 15 (5.08%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.75%) C
10 11 (3.73%) C++
11 7 (2.37%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.37%) Kotlin
11 7 (2.37%) PHP
12 5 (1.69%) VBScript
13 3 (1.02%) Java 8
13 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.68%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 27 (9.15%) Degree
2 25 (8.47%) ISTQB
3 18 (6.10%) ISEB
4 13 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) MBA
8 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (34.24%) QA
2 5 (1.69%) WCAG
3 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.69%) HP ALM
1 5 (1.69%) WMI
2 3 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.02%) Terraform
3 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 38 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.80%) SAP
3 21 (7.12%) Oracle
4 7 (2.37%) HP
5 6 (2.03%) Google
6 5 (1.69%) Cadence
6 5 (1.69%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.36%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.36%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) IBM
8 1 (0.34%) Informatica