Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 28 41
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 61 50 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 10.80% 9.23% 6.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.94% 10.31% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 55 43 44
Devon median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £33,540
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +22.24% +11.80%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £48,000 £41,600
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 511 485 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 90.44% 89.48% 89.19%
Number of salaries quoted 389 412 612
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,226 £53,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Devon

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Devon

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Devon

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Devon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Devon over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Devon

Test Automation
Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Devon region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Exeter +13 54 £40,000 -14.89% 19
Plymouth -11 4 £41,250 +13.79% 4
Paignton - 2 £36,500 - 2
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Devon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 38 (62.30%) JavaScript
2 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (55.74%) C#
4 32 (52.46%) Linux
5 28 (45.90%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (39.34%) HTML
6 24 (39.34%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (37.70%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (37.70%) MySQL
8 22 (36.07%) MVC
8 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (36.07%) jQuery
9 21 (34.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (32.79%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (32.79%) Information Security
10 20 (32.79%) PHP
11 19 (31.15%) Apache
11 19 (31.15%) B2B
11 19 (31.15%) B2C
11 19 (31.15%) LAMP
11 19 (31.15%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (26.23%) Python
12 16 (26.23%) SQL
13 12 (19.67%) Degree
14 11 (18.03%) Selenium
15 10 (16.39%) Java
16 9 (14.75%) .NET
16 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (14.75%) Docker
16 9 (14.75%) PostGIS

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 19 (31.15%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 28 (45.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.20%) GitHub
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
4 3 (4.92%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.92%) Serverless
5 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.28%) npm
6 1 (1.64%) SaaS
6 1 (1.64%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) MySQL
2 7 (11.48%) Spatial Data
3 5 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (4.92%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (4.92%) MariaDB
5 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Selenium
2 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.84%) Vagrant
4 5 (8.20%) GitLab
4 5 (8.20%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) webpack
6 3 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.92%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.92%) Subversion
7 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.64%) Appium
8 1 (1.64%) git-flow
8 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.64%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.64%) Spock
8 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Electronics
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (65.57%) Developer
2 24 (39.34%) Software Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) LAMP Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (8.20%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
5 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Java Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Scientific Software Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Tester
6 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Systems Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) HTML
2 22 (36.07%) jQuery
3 19 (31.15%) LAMP
4 9 (14.75%) .NET
4 9 (14.75%) PostGIS
5 5 (8.20%) Node.js
6 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.56%) CSS
6 4 (6.56%) D3.js
6 4 (6.56%) JSLint
6 4 (6.56%) JSON
6 4 (6.56%) SVG
6 4 (6.56%) Vue.js
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.92%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (4.92%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.92%) Kafka
7 3 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (4.92%) RESTful
8 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.56%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.92%) Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.92%) Replication
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Optoelectronics
5 2 (3.28%) PMI
5 2 (3.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (52.46%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.28%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (36.07%) MVC
4 21 (34.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 20 (32.79%) Information Security
5 20 (32.79%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (31.15%) B2B
6 19 (31.15%) B2C
6 19 (31.15%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.11%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis
9 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.20%) BDD
11 5 (8.20%) Front End Development
11 5 (8.20%) Physics
11 5 (8.20%) SDLC
11 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (62.30%) JavaScript
2 34 (55.74%) C#
3 20 (32.79%) PHP
4 16 (26.23%) Python
4 16 (26.23%) SQL
5 10 (16.39%) Java
6 5 (8.20%) C++
7 3 (4.92%) Go
7 3 (4.92%) Java 8
7 3 (4.92%) Ruby
8 2 (3.28%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.28%) C
8 2 (3.28%) ES6
8 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.64%) Groovy
9 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.64%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Docker Swarm
1 3 (4.92%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.92%) Nagios
1 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.92%) Prometheus
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
1 3 (4.92%) Terraform
1 3 (4.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Mapbox
2 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft