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

Automated Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 30 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 47 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.13% 7.94% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 8.83% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27 46 36
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £39,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.46% +1.29% +29.17%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,250 £52,500 £58,125
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 434 532 648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 88.39% 89.86% 89.26%
Number of salaries quoted 325 458 581
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +1.45%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
South West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 16 October 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 October 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 25 £37,500 -16.67% 16
Plymouth -3 8 £40,000 +10.34% 3
Barnstaple - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (65.71%) C#
3 21 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 19 (54.29%) HTML
6 17 (48.57%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (45.71%) jQuery
7 16 (45.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (42.86%) PHP
8 15 (42.86%) MVC
8 15 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (40.00%) Information Security
9 14 (40.00%) MySQL
9 14 (40.00%) Linux
9 14 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (37.14%) Apache
10 13 (37.14%) B2B
10 13 (37.14%) B2C
10 13 (37.14%) LAMP
10 13 (37.14%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (28.57%) BDD
12 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
13 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
14 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
14 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
14 7 (20.00%) Scrum
14 7 (20.00%) .NET
15 6 (17.14%) Firmware
15 6 (17.14%) Python

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 13 (37.14%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.71%) npm
4 1 (2.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (14.29%) Selenium
4 4 (11.43%) JIRA
5 3 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (8.57%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.86%) Appium
6 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.86%) git-flow
6 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.86%) Law
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 15 (42.86%) Software Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) LAMP Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Developer in Test
6 2 (5.71%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Development Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Development Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) HTML
2 16 (45.71%) jQuery
3 13 (37.14%) LAMP
4 7 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (14.29%) CSS
5 5 (14.29%) Node.js
6 4 (11.43%) JSON
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.57%) RESTful
8 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.71%) HTML5
8 2 (5.71%) REST
8 2 (5.71%) Web Services
8 2 (5.71%) XML
9 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.86%) LESS
9 1 (2.86%) LINQ
9 1 (2.86%) Sass
9 1 (2.86%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) NHS
4 2 (5.71%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) iPad
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (42.86%) MVC
4 14 (40.00%) Information Security
4 14 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (37.14%) B2B
5 13 (37.14%) B2C
5 13 (37.14%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (28.57%) BDD
7 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
8 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (17.14%) System Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
11 4 (11.43%) TDD
12 3 (8.57%) Coaching
12 3 (8.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) C#
2 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 15 (42.86%) PHP
4 6 (17.14%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) SQL
6 3 (8.57%) C++
7 2 (5.71%) Apple Swift
7 2 (5.71%) ES6
7 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.86%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.86%) PHP 5
8 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Firmware
2 1 (2.86%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Pardot
2 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com