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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 32 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 134 100 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.21% 6.38% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 7.05% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 121 88 110
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.23%  
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,600 £28,225
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £63,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1684 1418 1750
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 90.64% 90.49% 89.01%
Number of salaries quoted 6035 4785 5489
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% +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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 201 (67.22%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (43.81%) Java
3 121 (40.47%) Selenium
4 117 (39.13%) C#
5 91 (30.43%) QA
6 82 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (26.42%) .NET
8 72 (24.08%) Open Source
9 69 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 67 (22.41%) Cucumber
11 63 (21.07%) SDLC
12 61 (20.40%) SQL
13 59 (19.73%) Finance
14 58 (19.40%) Degree
15 56 (18.73%) Software Testing
16 52 (17.39%) HTML
16 52 (17.39%) TDD
17 48 (16.05%) Ruby
17 48 (16.05%) WebDriver
18 46 (15.38%) Scrum
18 46 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (14.72%) OO
19 44 (14.72%) Test Scripting
20 43 (14.38%) ISTQB
20 43 (14.38%) Python
20 43 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
21 41 (13.71%) ISEB
21 41 (13.71%) Test Management
22 40 (13.38%) Regression Testing
23 38 (12.71%) JUnit

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 5 (1.67%) Confluence
2 4 (1.34%) IIS
2 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.67%) CMS
4 2 (0.67%) Kentico
4 2 (0.67%) nginx
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.01%) SaaS
3 8 (2.68%) IaaS
3 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.68%) PaaS
4 5 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.34%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.34%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.00%) Heroku
7 1 (0.33%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.02%) Internet
2 8 (2.68%) HTTP
2 8 (2.68%) SSL
3 3 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.67%) HbbTV
5 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.33%) MQTT
5 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.68%) Big Data
3 7 (2.34%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.33%) MySQL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 121 (40.47%) Selenium
2 67 (22.41%) Cucumber
3 48 (16.05%) WebDriver
4 38 (12.71%) JUnit
5 33 (11.04%) SpecFlow
6 32 (10.70%) Protractor
7 31 (10.37%) Jasmine
7 31 (10.37%) Jenkins
8 30 (10.03%) JIRA
9 27 (9.03%) Git (software)
10 23 (7.69%) TestNG
11 22 (7.36%) Calabash
11 22 (7.36%) JMeter
12 20 (6.69%) WATIR
13 18 (6.02%) Appium
14 17 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (5.02%) NUnit
16 14 (4.68%) Capybara
17 13 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 12 (4.01%) SoapUI
General
1 59 (19.73%) Finance
2 18 (6.02%) Marketing
3 15 (5.02%) Law
3 15 (5.02%) Legal
4 14 (4.68%) Banking
5 13 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.68%) Electronics
7 7 (2.34%) Games
8 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.34%) Advertising
9 4 (1.34%) Private Banking
10 3 (1.00%) Retail
11 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 90 (30.10%) Tester
2 59 (19.73%) Analyst
3 58 (19.40%) Developer
4 55 (18.39%) Test Analyst
5 53 (17.73%) Automation Tester
6 45 (15.05%) Test Engineer
7 28 (9.36%) QA Tester
7 28 (9.36%) Test Automation Engineer
8 26 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 26 (8.70%) Software Tester
9 23 (7.69%) Test Manager
10 18 (6.02%) Technical Tester
11 17 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (5.69%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (5.69%) Senior Tester
12 16 (5.35%) QA Engineer
13 15 (5.02%) .NET Developer
13 15 (5.02%) Test Leader
14 12 (4.01%) Automation Test Lead
14 12 (4.01%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (26.42%) .NET
2 52 (17.39%) HTML
3 37 (12.37%) REST
4 33 (11.04%) CSS
5 27 (9.03%) Web Services
6 24 (8.03%) HTML5
7 19 (6.35%) AngularJS
8 16 (5.35%) Behat
9 15 (5.02%) React
10 13 (4.35%) .NET Framework
10 13 (4.35%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (3.34%) JSON
12 10 (3.34%) Spring
13 9 (3.01%) SOAP
13 9 (3.01%) XML
14 8 (2.68%) Entity Framework
14 8 (2.68%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.68%) J2EE
14 8 (2.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.34%) User Experience
7 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.34%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.01%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.00%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.00%) MPEG
11 2 (0.67%) Chromecast
11 2 (0.67%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.67%) Fintech
11 2 (0.67%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.70%) Windows
2 20 (6.69%) Linux
3 18 (6.02%) Unix
4 10 (3.34%) Android
5 9 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (67.22%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (24.08%) Open Source
4 63 (21.07%) SDLC
5 56 (18.73%) Software Testing
6 52 (17.39%) TDD
7 46 (15.38%) Scrum
8 44 (14.72%) OO
8 44 (14.72%) Test Scripting
9 43 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 41 (13.71%) Test Management
11 40 (13.38%) Regression Testing
12 36 (12.04%) BDD
13 31 (10.37%) Performance Testing
13 31 (10.37%) Test Strategy
14 29 (9.70%) Manual Testing
15 25 (8.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (8.03%) DevOps
16 24 (8.03%) Software Engineering
17 23 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (43.81%) Java
2 117 (39.13%) C#
3 69 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 61 (20.40%) SQL
5 48 (16.05%) Ruby
6 43 (14.38%) Python
7 16 (5.35%) Scala
8 12 (4.01%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.68%) Perl
10 9 (3.01%) C++
11 5 (1.67%) C
11 5 (1.67%) Clojure
12 2 (0.67%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.67%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.67%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.67%) PHP
12 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) AWK
13 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (19.40%) Degree
2 43 (14.38%) ISTQB
3 41 (13.71%) ISEB
4 15 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) PhD
8 3 (1.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (30.43%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (5.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.68%) Oracle
3 5 (1.67%) SAP
4 3 (1.00%) Cadence
4 3 (1.00%) Google
4 3 (1.00%) IBM
5 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.33%) Apple
6 1 (0.33%) Perforce
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
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