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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South West / Bristol
Rank 72 80 78
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 59 55 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.29% 3.00% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.34% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 48
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £29,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £47,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 1636 1647 1653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 91.19% 89.80% 85.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1344 1435 1385
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 70 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (52.94%) Java
3 38 (44.71%) Selenium
4 35 (41.18%) C#
5 32 (37.65%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (32.94%) TDD
7 25 (29.41%) Finance
8 23 (27.06%) QA
9 22 (25.88%) BDD
9 22 (25.88%) SDLC
10 20 (23.53%) WebDriver
10 20 (23.53%) Degree
10 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 20 (23.53%) .NET
11 19 (22.35%) Software Testing
11 19 (22.35%) Open Source
12 18 (21.18%) Scrum
13 17 (20.00%) Python
14 16 (18.82%) HTML
14 16 (18.82%) Ruby
14 16 (18.82%) Cucumber
15 15 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (17.65%) SQL
16 14 (16.47%) Protractor
16 14 (16.47%) Jasmine
17 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
17 13 (15.29%) ISEB
18 12 (14.12%) ISTQB
18 12 (14.12%) Line Management
19 11 (12.94%) AngularJS

Test Automation
Top Related 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 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.35%) Heroku
3 2 (2.35%) IaaS
3 2 (2.35%) PaaS
3 2 (2.35%) SaaS
4 1 (1.18%) GitHub
4 1 (1.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) HTTP
2 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.53%) Internet
4 2 (2.35%) SSL
5 1 (1.18%) Broadband
5 1 (1.18%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) RDBMS
1 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (44.71%) Selenium
2 20 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 16 (18.82%) Cucumber
4 14 (16.47%) Jasmine
4 14 (16.47%) Protractor
5 11 (12.94%) JUnit
5 11 (12.94%) SpecFlow
5 11 (12.94%) TestNG
6 8 (9.41%) Calabash
6 8 (9.41%) JMeter
7 7 (8.24%) Appium
8 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
8 6 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.06%) WATIR
9 5 (5.88%) Capybara
10 4 (4.71%) JIRA
11 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.35%) Mercurial
12 2 (2.35%) NUnit
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Tester
2 21 (24.71%) Automation Tester
3 17 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 14 (16.47%) Test Automation Engineer
4 14 (16.47%) Test Manager
5 9 (10.59%) Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Technical Tester
6 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Tester
8 5 (5.88%) Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Senior Automation Tester
8 5 (5.88%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.71%) Agile Tester
9 4 (4.71%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Test Automation Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Web Automation Tester
9 4 (4.71%) Web Tester
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) .NET
2 16 (18.82%) HTML
3 11 (12.94%) AngularJS
3 11 (12.94%) REST
4 10 (11.76%) CSS
5 9 (10.59%) Web Services
6 8 (9.41%) Gherkin
7 6 (7.06%) HTML5
8 5 (5.88%) Behat
8 5 (5.88%) J2EE
9 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.35%) JSON
9 2 (2.35%) Matplotlib
9 2 (2.35%) Middleware
9 2 (2.35%) Node.js
9 2 (2.35%) Pandas
9 2 (2.35%) React
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.35%) Serverless Framework
10 1 (1.18%) HEVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.24%) Virtual Team
3 6 (7.06%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.88%) Digital TV
5 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.71%) Digital Media
5 4 (4.71%) MPEG
6 3 (3.53%) Fintech
7 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.18%) Robotics
7 1 (1.18%) STB
7 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.94%) Linux
1 11 (12.94%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Unix
3 3 (3.53%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.65%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (32.94%) TDD
4 22 (25.88%) BDD
4 22 (25.88%) SDLC
5 19 (22.35%) Open Source
5 19 (22.35%) Software Testing
6 18 (21.18%) Scrum
7 15 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
9 12 (14.12%) Line Management
10 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
11 10 (11.76%) Microservices
12 9 (10.59%) OO
13 8 (9.41%) DevOps
13 8 (9.41%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Test Scripting
14 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
14 7 (8.24%) Test Management
14 7 (8.24%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (52.94%) Java
2 35 (41.18%) C#
3 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.00%) Python
5 16 (18.82%) Ruby
6 15 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (7.06%) Perl
8 5 (5.88%) C++
9 4 (4.71%) C
9 4 (4.71%) Scala
10 3 (3.53%) Clojure
11 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.18%) R
11 1 (1.18%) VB
11 1 (1.18%) VBA
11 1 (1.18%) VBScript
11 1 (1.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Degree
2 13 (15.29%) ISEB
3 12 (14.12%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.53%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.53%) PhD
6 2 (2.35%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.06%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 7 (8.24%) Cadence
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.35%) Google
5 1 (1.18%) Apple
5 1 (1.18%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) SAP
5 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
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