Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 26 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 400 306 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.56% 8.66% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.37% 9.46% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 330 251 223
Bristol median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £57,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 3,517 3,236 3,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 92.82% 91.62% 91.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,945 2,648 2,838
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £67,500 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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.

1 321 (80.25%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (51.00%) Java
3 160 (40.00%) C#
4 158 (39.50%) Selenium
4 158 (39.50%) Continuous Integration
5 130 (32.50%) JUnit
6 128 (32.00%) SQL
7 127 (31.75%) Scrum
7 127 (31.75%) BDD
8 119 (29.75%) .NET
9 115 (28.75%) TDD
10 104 (26.00%) JavaScript
10 104 (26.00%) SDLC
11 103 (25.75%) Software Engineering
12 98 (24.50%) HTML
13 94 (23.50%) Problem-Solving
14 91 (22.75%) CSS
15 85 (21.25%) JIRA
16 84 (21.00%) Jasmine
17 82 (20.50%) Electronics
18 77 (19.25%) QA
19 74 (18.50%) User Experience
19 74 (18.50%) Protractor
20 73 (18.25%) TestNG
21 70 (17.50%) Calabash
22 67 (16.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 67 (16.75%) Finance
23 63 (15.75%) Degree
23 63 (15.75%) Big Data
23 63 (15.75%) Open Source

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 9 (2.25%) Apache Spark
1 9 (2.25%) Jetty
1 9 (2.25%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.00%) CMS
3 5 (1.25%) Apache
4 4 (1.00%) Confluence
4 4 (1.00%) Drupal
4 4 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.00%) JBoss
4 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.50%) WordPress
6 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.25%) Kentico
6 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.00%) Slack
4 7 (1.75%) SaaS
5 6 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.50%) PaaS
5 6 (1.50%) Serverless
5 6 (1.50%) TestFlight
6 5 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.25%) GitHub
6 5 (1.25%) npm
6 5 (1.25%) Office 365
7 4 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.00%) Yarn
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (14.50%) Wireless
2 6 (1.50%) MQTT
3 2 (0.50%) HTTP
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.25%) SMS
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.75%) Big Data
2 20 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.75%) MySQL
6 6 (1.50%) Redis
7 4 (1.00%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.00%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.00%) Riak
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.75%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.25%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.25%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 158 (39.50%) Selenium
2 130 (32.50%) JUnit
3 85 (21.25%) JIRA
4 84 (21.00%) Jasmine
5 74 (18.50%) Protractor
6 73 (18.25%) TestNG
7 70 (17.50%) Calabash
8 67 (16.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 62 (15.50%) Bitbucket
10 58 (14.50%) fastlane
11 51 (12.75%) Cucumber
12 41 (10.25%) Android Studio
13 37 (9.25%) Git (software)
14 35 (8.75%) Mockito
15 34 (8.50%) Gradle
16 27 (6.75%) Jenkins
16 27 (6.75%) SpecFlow
17 24 (6.00%) CocoaPods
18 18 (4.50%) SoapUI
19 13 (3.25%) WebDriver
General
1 82 (20.50%) Electronics
2 67 (16.75%) Finance
3 24 (6.00%) Marketing
4 23 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 22 (5.50%) Manufacturing
6 16 (4.00%) Games
7 10 (2.50%) Back Office
8 7 (1.75%) Advertising
8 7 (1.75%) Banking
9 4 (1.00%) Retail
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (33.75%) Developer
2 74 (18.50%) Test Engineer
3 65 (16.25%) Analyst
4 59 (14.75%) Tester
5 56 (14.00%) Test Analyst
6 38 (9.50%) Java Developer
7 36 (9.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 35 (8.75%) Android Developer
9 32 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
10 31 (7.75%) Test Leader
11 30 (7.50%) Automation Tester
12 27 (6.75%) .NET Developer
12 27 (6.75%) Developer in Test
13 26 (6.50%) Software Tester
14 25 (6.25%) C# Developer
15 24 (6.00%) iOS Developer
16 22 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
17 21 (5.25%) Automation Test Lead
17 21 (5.25%) C# .NET Developer
18 19 (4.75%) Java Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (29.75%) .NET
2 98 (24.50%) HTML
3 91 (22.75%) CSS
4 29 (7.25%) Web Services
5 19 (4.75%) Node.js
6 16 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.00%) REST
7 14 (3.50%) HTML5
8 13 (3.25%) Kafka
9 10 (2.50%) SOAP
10 9 (2.25%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.25%) Gherkin
11 8 (2.00%) RESTful
12 7 (1.75%) Entity Framework
12 7 (1.75%) React
12 7 (1.75%) Velocity
13 6 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (1.25%) Apache Camel
14 5 (1.25%) Hibernate
14 5 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (18.50%) User Experience
2 51 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.00%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.25%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.25%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.25%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.75%) Clustering
10 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.25%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.25%) Blog
12 1 (0.25%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.25%) Fintech
12 1 (0.25%) Interactive TV
12 1 (0.25%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.00%) Android
2 47 (11.75%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.25%) Windows
4 3 (0.75%) Linux
5 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (80.25%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (39.50%) Continuous Integration
3 127 (31.75%) BDD
3 127 (31.75%) Scrum
4 115 (28.75%) TDD
5 104 (26.00%) SDLC
6 103 (25.75%) Software Engineering
7 94 (23.50%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (15.75%) Open Source
9 49 (12.25%) Manual Testing
10 41 (10.25%) Context-Driven Testing
11 40 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 36 (9.00%) Software Testing
13 35 (8.75%) Android Development
14 32 (8.00%) SDET
15 27 (6.75%) Analytical Thinking
16 26 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (6.50%) DevOps
16 26 (6.50%) Test Strategy
17 25 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 204 (51.00%) Java
2 160 (40.00%) C#
3 128 (32.00%) SQL
4 104 (26.00%) JavaScript
5 62 (15.50%) C++
6 32 (8.00%) Python
7 30 (7.50%) Ruby
8 29 (7.25%) Objective-C
9 25 (6.25%) Scala
10 11 (2.75%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.75%) C
11 7 (1.75%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.25%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.25%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.00%) ES6
13 4 (1.00%) PHP
14 3 (0.75%) VBScript
15 1 (0.25%) Lisp
15 1 (0.25%) VB
15 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (15.75%) Degree
2 25 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 24 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (3.00%) ISEB
6 8 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (19.25%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) WCAG
3 1 (0.25%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (3.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 40 (10.00%) HockeyApp
2 4 (1.00%) Ansible
2 4 (1.00%) Cobbler
2 4 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.00%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.50%) WMI
4 1 (0.25%) Grafana
4 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (14.75%) Atlassian
2 42 (10.50%) Oracle
3 37 (9.25%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.50%) SAP
5 9 (2.25%) Cadence
6 6 (1.50%) Apple
6 6 (1.50%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.50%) Google
8 2 (0.50%) HP
9 1 (0.25%) BT
9 1 (0.25%) Capita
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore