Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 36 31
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 +46
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 51 49 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 10.16% 6.60% 8.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.06% 7.55% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 51
Devon median annual salary £47,000 £33,581 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.96% +3.32% +4.84%
10th Percentile £32,625 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £48,000 £41,550 £52,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +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 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 423 649 608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 84.26% 87.47% 90.21%
Number of salaries quoted 362 574 518
Devon median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £64,375 £52,500 £46,475
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +5 41 £47,000 +37.07% 12
Plymouth +11 6 £36,500 +40.38% 2
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Devon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 40 (78.43%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (76.47%) C#
3 34 (66.67%) TDD
4 32 (62.75%) NUnit
5 30 (58.82%) JavaScript
5 30 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (58.82%) BDD
6 28 (54.90%) Web Services
7 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
8 26 (50.98%) MVC
8 26 (50.98%) Web Design
8 26 (50.98%) RESTful
8 26 (50.98%) SOLID
9 25 (49.02%) Scrum
10 24 (47.06%) Unit Testing
11 23 (45.10%) T-SQL
12 10 (19.61%) SQL
13 8 (15.69%) Java
14 7 (13.73%) C++
14 7 (13.73%) ISO 9001
14 7 (13.73%) ISO 14001
14 7 (13.73%) QA
15 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
15 6 (11.76%) Node.js
15 6 (11.76%) Build Automation
16 5 (9.80%) Docker
16 5 (9.80%) SaaS
16 5 (9.80%) XML
16 5 (9.80%) User Experience
17 4 (7.84%) Apple Swift

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.96%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) HbbTV
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Redis
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (62.75%) NUnit
2 4 (7.84%) Vagrant
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (66.67%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) C# Developer
3 15 (29.41%) Software Developer
4 14 (27.45%) Tester
5 9 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (13.73%) Software Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Junior
8 3 (5.88%) Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Developer in Test
8 3 (5.88%) Graduate
8 3 (5.88%) Graduate Software Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Graduate Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Junior Software Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Junior Tester
9 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (54.90%) Web Services
2 26 (50.98%) RESTful
3 6 (11.76%) Node.js
4 5 (9.80%) XML
5 4 (7.84%) REST
6 2 (3.92%) .NET
6 2 (3.92%) HTML
6 2 (3.92%) XSD
7 1 (1.96%) CSS
7 1 (1.96%) HTML5
7 1 (1.96%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.96%) Spring
7 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.96%) Chromecast
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Android
1 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (66.67%) TDD
3 30 (58.82%) BDD
3 30 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (50.98%) MVC
4 26 (50.98%) SOLID
4 26 (50.98%) Web Design
5 25 (49.02%) Scrum
6 24 (47.06%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Build Automation
7 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.84%) iOS Development
9 3 (5.88%) Line Management
9 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
9 3 (5.88%) SDLC
9 3 (5.88%) UX Design
10 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.92%) Security Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.92%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (76.47%) C#
2 30 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 23 (45.10%) T-SQL
4 10 (19.61%) SQL
5 8 (15.69%) Java
6 7 (13.73%) C++
7 4 (7.84%) Apple Swift
7 4 (7.84%) Python
8 3 (5.88%) C
8 3 (5.88%) Ruby
9 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.96%) AWK
10 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) ISO 14001
1 7 (13.73%) ISO 9001
1 7 (13.73%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (1.96%) HockeyApp
1 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.96%) Mesos
1 1 (1.96%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Logi
2 1 (1.96%) Logi Analytics
2 1 (1.96%) Oneserve
2 1 (1.96%) Talend