Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 46 47
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 302 171 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.95% 5.33% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.66% 5.86% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 265 150 200
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £30,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 3487 2918 3417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.84% 90.93% 90.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2876 2468 2945
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 205 (67.88%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (44.37%) Java
3 131 (43.38%) Selenium
4 126 (41.72%) C#
5 103 (34.11%) SQL
6 98 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
7 96 (31.79%) .NET
8 84 (27.81%) Cucumber
9 81 (26.82%) QA
10 64 (21.19%) JUnit
10 64 (21.19%) Degree
11 63 (20.86%) TDD
12 61 (20.20%) JavaScript
13 60 (19.87%) BDD
13 60 (19.87%) Open Source
14 58 (19.21%) Manual Testing
15 57 (18.87%) JIRA
15 57 (18.87%) Software Testing
16 54 (17.88%) SpecFlow
17 52 (17.22%) Ruby
17 52 (17.22%) HTML
18 51 (16.89%) SDLC
19 49 (16.23%) Software Engineering
20 46 (15.23%) ISTQB
21 45 (14.90%) Jenkins
21 45 (14.90%) Calabash
22 43 (14.24%) Finance
23 42 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
24 39 (12.91%) Scrum
25 37 (12.25%) Python

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 19 (6.29%) Confluence
2 6 (1.99%) Apache
2 6 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.66%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.99%) Jetty
6 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.66%) nginx
7 1 (0.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.30%) SaaS
4 12 (3.97%) IaaS
4 12 (3.97%) PaaS
5 6 (1.99%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (1.99%) TestFlight
6 5 (1.66%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (1.66%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.32%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.99%) GitHub
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.97%) Wireless
2 11 (3.64%) SSL
3 6 (1.99%) MQTT
4 5 (1.66%) Internet
5 3 (0.99%) HTTP
6 2 (0.66%) HbbTV
7 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.28%) Big Data
3 8 (2.65%) MySQL
4 7 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.32%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (1.66%) BigQuery
7 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.99%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 131 (43.38%) Selenium
2 84 (27.81%) Cucumber
3 64 (21.19%) JUnit
4 57 (18.87%) JIRA
5 54 (17.88%) SpecFlow
6 45 (14.90%) Calabash
6 45 (14.90%) Jenkins
7 35 (11.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 34 (11.26%) Protractor
9 33 (10.93%) Jasmine
10 32 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (9.93%) Git (software)
12 28 (9.27%) JMeter
13 26 (8.61%) WebDriver
14 25 (8.28%) Appium
14 25 (8.28%) JBehave
15 20 (6.62%) TestNG
16 19 (6.29%) TeamCity
17 16 (5.30%) Bitbucket
17 16 (5.30%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (14.24%) Finance
2 33 (10.93%) Electronics
3 21 (6.95%) Marketing
4 14 (4.64%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.30%) Banking
6 6 (1.99%) Advertising
7 5 (1.66%) Games
7 5 (1.66%) Law
7 5 (1.66%) Legal
8 4 (1.32%) Back Office
8 4 (1.32%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.66%) Retail
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (25.50%) Tester
2 68 (22.52%) Analyst
3 67 (22.19%) Developer
4 66 (21.85%) Test Analyst
5 62 (20.53%) Test Engineer
6 57 (18.87%) Automation Tester
7 36 (11.92%) Automation Test Analyst
8 23 (7.62%) Test Automation Engineer
9 20 (6.62%) Software Test Engineer
10 17 (5.63%) Software Developer
11 16 (5.30%) Software Tester
11 16 (5.30%) Test Leader
12 15 (4.97%) .NET Developer
12 15 (4.97%) Developer in Test
12 15 (4.97%) QA Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) C# Developer
13 13 (4.30%) QA Test Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) Software Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) Test Automation Developer
14 12 (3.97%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (31.79%) .NET
2 52 (17.22%) HTML
3 36 (11.92%) CSS
4 25 (8.28%) Gherkin
4 25 (8.28%) HTML5
5 24 (7.95%) REST
6 22 (7.28%) AngularJS
7 20 (6.62%) Web Services
8 18 (5.96%) React
9 15 (4.97%) ASP.NET
10 14 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (4.30%) Behat
12 12 (3.97%) JSON
13 10 (3.31%) Node.js
14 8 (2.65%) CSS3
15 6 (1.99%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.99%) XML
16 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5 (1.66%) jQuery
16 5 (1.66%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.62%) User Experience
3 16 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (4.97%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.31%) Fintech
7 8 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.32%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.99%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.66%) Clustering
10 5 (1.66%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.32%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.66%) Chromecast
12 2 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.66%) Xbox
13 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.95%) Android
1 21 (6.95%) Apple iOS
2 15 (4.97%) Windows
3 9 (2.98%) Linux
4 7 (2.32%) Unix
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Phone
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Debian
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (67.88%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
3 63 (20.86%) TDD
4 60 (19.87%) BDD
4 60 (19.87%) Open Source
5 58 (19.21%) Manual Testing
6 57 (18.87%) Software Testing
7 51 (16.89%) SDLC
8 49 (16.23%) Software Engineering
9 39 (12.91%) Scrum
10 36 (11.92%) Test Scripting
11 35 (11.59%) OO
12 28 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (8.61%) DevOps
14 24 (7.95%) Non-Functional Testing
15 22 (7.28%) Validation
16 21 (6.95%) Waterfall
17 19 (6.29%) Test Strategy
18 18 (5.96%) Exploratory Testing
18 18 (5.96%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 134 (44.37%) Java
2 126 (41.72%) C#
3 103 (34.11%) SQL
4 61 (20.20%) JavaScript
5 52 (17.22%) Ruby
6 37 (12.25%) Python
7 23 (7.62%) C++
8 13 (4.30%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.98%) Objective-C
10 8 (2.65%) Scala
11 7 (2.32%) C
11 7 (2.32%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.66%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.66%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.66%) F#
14 2 (0.66%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.66%) PHP
15 1 (0.33%) Ada
15 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 64 (21.19%) Degree
2 46 (15.23%) ISTQB
3 30 (9.93%) ISEB
4 18 (5.96%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (26.82%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (1.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.30%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.97%) Atlassian
3 14 (4.64%) SAP
4 9 (2.98%) Xamarin
5 8 (2.65%) Oracle
6 6 (1.99%) Cadence
7 3 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.33%) Cognos
8 1 (0.33%) Google
8 1 (0.33%) HP
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.33%) Remedy
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.33%) Software AG
8 1 (0.33%) VMware
8 1 (0.33%) webMethods