The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 52 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 0.90% 2.17% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 2.44% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 16
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.77% -  
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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 194 450 356
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 87.39% 88.93% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 150 254 287
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cheltenham.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Cheltenham

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Management
3 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (54.55%) Coaching
3 6 (54.55%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) Software Delivery
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
7 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) Ruby
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Python
8 1 (9.09%) ERP
8 1 (9.09%) Perl
8 1 (9.09%) HTML
8 1 (9.09%) ISEB

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Gatling
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 1 (9.09%) WATIR
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Delivery Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Software Delivery Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Software Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Coaching
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Management
2 6 (54.55%) SDLC
3 5 (45.45%) Software Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) ERP
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
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