Period
to 24 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 49 46
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 303 170 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.93% 5.30% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.62% 5.82% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 266 148 205
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,375 £29,275 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 3517 2920 3446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 92.00% 91.02% 90.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2901 2460 2977
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 208 (68.65%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (43.89%) Java
3 130 (42.90%) Selenium
4 127 (41.91%) C#
5 102 (33.66%) SQL
5 102 (33.66%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (31.68%) .NET
7 86 (28.38%) Cucumber
8 81 (26.73%) QA
9 66 (21.78%) TDD
10 65 (21.45%) JUnit
11 64 (21.12%) BDD
11 64 (21.12%) Open Source
12 63 (20.79%) Degree
13 59 (19.47%) JavaScript
14 57 (18.81%) JIRA
14 57 (18.81%) Manual Testing
15 56 (18.48%) SpecFlow
16 55 (18.15%) Software Testing
17 53 (17.49%) Ruby
17 53 (17.49%) Software Engineering
18 51 (16.83%) HTML
19 50 (16.50%) Calabash
20 49 (16.17%) SDLC
21 45 (14.85%) Jenkins
22 44 (14.52%) ISTQB
23 43 (14.19%) Finance
23 43 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
24 42 (13.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 41 (13.53%) Scrum

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 17 (5.61%) Confluence
2 7 (2.31%) Apache
2 7 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.32%) 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 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.61%) SaaS
4 13 (4.29%) IaaS
4 13 (4.29%) PaaS
5 8 (2.64%) TestFlight
6 7 (2.31%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (1.98%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.32%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.32%) GitHub
9 3 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.27%) Wireless
2 11 (3.63%) SSL
3 8 (2.64%) MQTT
4 5 (1.65%) Internet
5 2 (0.66%) HTTP
6 1 (0.33%) HbbTV
6 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.58%) Big Data
2 23 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.64%) MySQL
4 7 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.98%) BigQuery
5 6 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 130 (42.90%) Selenium
2 86 (28.38%) Cucumber
3 65 (21.45%) JUnit
4 57 (18.81%) JIRA
5 56 (18.48%) SpecFlow
6 50 (16.50%) Calabash
7 45 (14.85%) Jenkins
8 42 (13.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 35 (11.55%) Protractor
10 34 (11.22%) Jasmine
11 32 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (9.57%) Git (software)
13 27 (8.91%) JMeter
14 26 (8.58%) Appium
15 24 (7.92%) JBehave
16 23 (7.59%) WebDriver
17 20 (6.60%) Bitbucket
17 20 (6.60%) TestNG
18 18 (5.94%) Android Studio
18 18 (5.94%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (14.19%) Finance
2 38 (12.54%) Electronics
3 20 (6.60%) Marketing
4 14 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.63%) Banking
6 6 (1.98%) Advertising
7 5 (1.65%) Games
7 5 (1.65%) Law
7 5 (1.65%) Legal
8 4 (1.32%) Back Office
9 3 (0.99%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (24.42%) Tester
2 72 (23.76%) Developer
3 64 (21.12%) Test Engineer
4 62 (20.46%) Analyst
5 60 (19.80%) Test Analyst
6 56 (18.48%) Automation Tester
7 32 (10.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 24 (7.92%) Test Automation Engineer
9 20 (6.60%) Software Test Engineer
10 19 (6.27%) Test Leader
11 18 (5.94%) Software Developer
12 16 (5.28%) Developer in Test
13 15 (4.95%) .NET Developer
13 15 (4.95%) Software Tester
14 14 (4.62%) C# Developer
14 14 (4.62%) QA Engineer
15 13 (4.29%) Software Engineer
15 13 (4.29%) Test Automation Developer
16 12 (3.96%) QA Test Engineer
16 12 (3.96%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (31.68%) .NET
2 51 (16.83%) HTML
3 36 (11.88%) CSS
4 26 (8.58%) Gherkin
5 25 (8.25%) HTML5
6 23 (7.59%) AngularJS
6 23 (7.59%) REST
7 21 (6.93%) Web Services
8 19 (6.27%) React
9 15 (4.95%) ASP.NET
10 14 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (4.29%) Behat
12 12 (3.96%) JSON
12 12 (3.96%) Node.js
13 8 (2.64%) CSS3
14 6 (1.98%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.98%) MLlib
14 6 (1.98%) Pandas
14 6 (1.98%) XML
15 5 (1.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.57%) User Experience
3 17 (5.61%) Embedded Systems
4 15 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (4.62%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.97%) Fintech
7 8 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.98%) Clustering
9 6 (1.98%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.32%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.32%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.66%) Xbox
12 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.33%) Arduino
12 1 (0.33%) Chromecast
12 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.59%) Android
1 23 (7.59%) Apple iOS
2 14 (4.62%) Windows
3 9 (2.97%) Linux
4 7 (2.31%) 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 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (68.65%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (33.66%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (21.78%) TDD
4 64 (21.12%) BDD
4 64 (21.12%) Open Source
5 57 (18.81%) Manual Testing
6 55 (18.15%) Software Testing
7 53 (17.49%) Software Engineering
8 49 (16.17%) SDLC
9 41 (13.53%) Scrum
10 36 (11.88%) OO
11 34 (11.22%) Test Scripting
12 30 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
13 28 (9.24%) DevOps
14 23 (7.59%) Non-Functional Testing
15 21 (6.93%) Validation
16 20 (6.60%) Exploratory Testing
17 19 (6.27%) Acceptance Criteria
17 19 (6.27%) Waterfall
18 18 (5.94%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 133 (43.89%) Java
2 127 (41.91%) C#
3 102 (33.66%) SQL
4 59 (19.47%) JavaScript
5 53 (17.49%) Ruby
6 37 (12.21%) Python
7 27 (8.91%) C++
8 12 (3.96%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.30%) Objective-C
10 8 (2.64%) C
10 8 (2.64%) Scala
11 7 (2.31%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.66%) F#
14 2 (0.66%) PHP
15 1 (0.33%) Ada
15 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.33%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 63 (20.79%) Degree
2 44 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 30 (9.90%) ISEB
4 18 (5.94%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.64%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.98%) 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 (26.73%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (2.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (6.27%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.27%) Atlassian
3 14 (4.62%) SAP
4 11 (3.63%) Xamarin
5 8 (2.64%) Oracle
6 6 (1.98%) 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