Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 40 42
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 377 304 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.08% 7.86% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.83% 8.47% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 315 268 176
Bristol median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £65,000
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%

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 3,482 3,591 3,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 93.08% 92.86% 90.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,853 2,982 2,687
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,025 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,650
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 0 1 £42,500 +30.77%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 282 (74.80%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (52.79%) Selenium
3 176 (46.68%) C#
4 172 (45.62%) Java
5 139 (36.87%) Continuous Integration
6 135 (35.81%) JavaScript
7 134 (35.54%) SQL
8 128 (33.95%) .NET
9 127 (33.69%) Scrum
10 121 (32.10%) HTML
11 111 (29.44%) CSS
12 107 (28.38%) JUnit
12 107 (28.38%) SDLC
13 105 (27.85%) QA
14 89 (23.61%) Finance
15 88 (23.34%) Protractor
16 83 (22.02%) TestNG
16 83 (22.02%) Jasmine
17 73 (19.36%) BDD
18 70 (18.57%) TDD
19 59 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
20 53 (14.06%) Electronics
21 50 (13.26%) Software Engineering
22 48 (12.73%) Cucumber
23 47 (12.47%) Oracle
24 45 (11.94%) Microsoft
24 45 (11.94%) Degree
24 45 (11.94%) JIRA
25 44 (11.67%) Git (software)
25 44 (11.67%) Context-Driven Testing

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 11 (2.92%) CMS
2 7 (1.86%) Drupal
3 5 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (1.33%) EPiServer
4 4 (1.06%) JBoss
4 4 (1.06%) Jetty
4 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.06%) WordPress
5 3 (0.80%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.80%) Confluence
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) Kentico
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.65%) Slack
3 8 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.86%) npm
5 5 (1.33%) Office 365
5 5 (1.33%) PaaS
5 5 (1.33%) Serverless
6 4 (1.06%) GitHub
6 4 (1.06%) Yarn
7 3 (0.80%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.80%) NuGet
7 3 (0.80%) SaaS
8 2 (0.53%) Runscope
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.31%) Wireless
2 6 (1.59%) DNS
2 6 (1.59%) HTTP
3 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.06%) SMTP
4 4 (1.06%) SNMP
5 2 (0.53%) SMS
6 1 (0.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.27%) Modbus
6 1 (0.27%) PPP
6 1 (0.27%) Profibus
6 1 (0.27%) RS-232
6 1 (0.27%) RS-422
6 1 (0.27%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.84%) Big Data
3 13 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.12%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.59%) MySQL
6 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.33%) Redis
7 4 (1.06%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.06%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.06%) Riak
8 3 (0.80%) GIS
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.27%) HBase
9 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 199 (52.79%) Selenium
2 107 (28.38%) JUnit
3 88 (23.34%) Protractor
4 83 (22.02%) Jasmine
4 83 (22.02%) TestNG
5 48 (12.73%) Cucumber
6 45 (11.94%) JIRA
7 44 (11.67%) Git (software)
8 32 (8.49%) WebDriver
9 30 (7.96%) SpecFlow
10 26 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (6.90%) Jenkins
10 26 (6.90%) JMeter
11 25 (6.63%) Calabash
11 25 (6.63%) SoapUI
12 24 (6.37%) Bitbucket
13 20 (5.31%) fastlane
14 15 (3.98%) Visual Studio
15 14 (3.71%) Mockito
15 14 (3.71%) TestComplete
General
1 89 (23.61%) Finance
2 53 (14.06%) Electronics
3 37 (9.81%) Telecoms
4 36 (9.55%) Marketing
5 33 (8.75%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.98%) Games
7 10 (2.65%) Banking
7 10 (2.65%) Retail
8 6 (1.59%) Back Office
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (25.20%) Analyst
2 91 (24.14%) Developer
3 85 (22.55%) Test Analyst
4 70 (18.57%) Test Engineer
5 60 (15.92%) Tester
6 39 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
7 38 (10.08%) .NET Developer
8 32 (8.49%) Java Developer
9 30 (7.96%) Developer in Test
10 28 (7.43%) JavaScript Developer
11 27 (7.16%) Automation Test Analyst
11 27 (7.16%) Automation Tester
11 27 (7.16%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (7.16%) C# Developer
12 26 (6.90%) Test Leader
13 25 (6.63%) Java Developer in Test
14 23 (6.10%) Automation Test Lead
15 22 (5.84%) Software Test Engineer
15 22 (5.84%) Software Tester
16 18 (4.77%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (33.95%) .NET
2 121 (32.10%) HTML
3 111 (29.44%) CSS
4 24 (6.37%) Web Services
5 20 (5.31%) HTML5
6 16 (4.24%) SOAP
7 14 (3.71%) REST
8 13 (3.45%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.92%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.92%) Gherkin
9 11 (2.92%) Node.js
9 11 (2.92%) RESTful
10 10 (2.65%) JSON
10 10 (2.65%) Kafka
11 9 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (2.39%) Entity Framework
11 9 (2.39%) XML
12 8 (2.12%) CSS3
13 7 (1.86%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.96%) User Experience
3 27 (7.16%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.33%) Fintech
8 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.27%) Blog
10 1 (0.27%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.27%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 25 (6.63%) Android
3 15 (3.98%) Windows
4 14 (3.71%) Linux
5 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (74.80%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (36.87%) Continuous Integration
3 127 (33.69%) Scrum
4 107 (28.38%) SDLC
5 73 (19.36%) BDD
6 70 (18.57%) TDD
7 59 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (13.26%) Software Engineering
9 44 (11.67%) Context-Driven Testing
10 41 (10.88%) Manual Testing
10 41 (10.88%) Software Testing
11 37 (9.81%) SDET
11 37 (9.81%) Test Scripting
12 35 (9.28%) Digital Marketing
13 33 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (8.75%) Programme Management
14 29 (7.69%) Open Source
15 25 (6.63%) DevOps
16 24 (6.37%) Test Strategy
17 23 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (46.68%) C#
2 172 (45.62%) Java
3 135 (35.81%) JavaScript
4 134 (35.54%) SQL
5 40 (10.61%) Python
6 26 (6.90%) C++
7 21 (5.57%) Ruby
8 20 (5.31%) Scala
9 16 (4.24%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.45%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.65%) C
12 7 (1.86%) Apple Swift
12 7 (1.86%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.86%) PHP
13 6 (1.59%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.59%) VBScript
14 4 (1.06%) ES6
14 4 (1.06%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.53%) Perl
15 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (11.94%) Degree
2 36 (9.55%) ISTQB
3 23 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (4.24%) ISEB
5 14 (3.71%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) MBA
8 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (27.85%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) WCAG
3 2 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) GCP
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (2.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (3.45%) HockeyApp
2 5 (1.33%) HP ALM
2 5 (1.33%) WMI
3 4 (1.06%) Ansible
3 4 (1.06%) Cobbler
3 4 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.06%) Puppet
4 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.27%) Grafana
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Oozie
5 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (12.47%) Oracle
2 45 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.75%) SAP
4 20 (5.31%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.59%) HP
6 5 (1.33%) Cadence
6 5 (1.33%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.06%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.06%) Splunk
8 2 (0.53%) Google
9 1 (0.27%) Apple
9 1 (0.27%) BT
9 1 (0.27%) Capita
9 1 (0.27%) IBM
9 1 (0.27%) Informatica