Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 30 24
Rank change year-on-year +24 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 122 40 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 21.00% 7.31% 9.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.47% 8.30% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 74 31 63
Devon median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £29,713 £32,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £53,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,529 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +11.32% -3.61%

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 543 482 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 93.46% 88.12% 92.42%
Number of salaries quoted 424 359 560
Devon median annual salary £40,000 £38,469 £36,742
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.98% +4.70% +4.98%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,250 £24,363
90th Percentile £57,500 £70,000 £53,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +18 107 £45,000 - 18
Plymouth +9 7 £24,500 -27.94% 1
Exmouth - 6 - - 2
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 76 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.82%) Software Engineering
3 53 (43.44%) C#
4 46 (37.70%) HTML
5 43 (35.25%) Amazon AWS
6 42 (34.43%) Node.js
7 40 (32.79%) TDD
8 38 (31.15%) Degree
9 33 (27.05%) Artificial Intelligence
9 33 (27.05%) Java
9 33 (27.05%) Machine Learning
9 33 (27.05%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (26.23%) Thought Leadership
10 32 (26.23%) Case Management
10 32 (26.23%) MySQL
10 32 (26.23%) Ruby
10 32 (26.23%) Marketing
11 31 (25.41%) .NET
12 30 (24.59%) SQL
12 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (22.13%) jQuery
14 26 (21.31%) Finance
15 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (19.67%) CSS
16 24 (19.67%) Python
17 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
17 23 (18.85%) Coaching
17 23 (18.85%) AngularJS
17 23 (18.85%) RESTful

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 (1.64%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 43 (35.25%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.48%) npm
4 10 (8.20%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (8.20%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (8.20%) Amazon EMR
4 10 (8.20%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (4.10%) Serverless
6 4 (3.28%) GitHub
6 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.46%) Internet
3 2 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (26.23%) MySQL
2 14 (11.48%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.20%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (8.20%) MariaDB
3 10 (8.20%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.74%) Spatial Data
6 5 (4.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.82%) Big Data
8 1 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.48%) git-flow
3 12 (9.84%) Subversion
4 11 (9.02%) Selenium
5 9 (7.38%) Vagrant
6 7 (5.74%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.74%) webpack
7 6 (4.92%) GitLab
8 5 (4.10%) NUnit
9 4 (3.28%) Babel
9 4 (3.28%) Maven
10 3 (2.46%) Appium
10 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 2 (1.64%) Ant
11 2 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.64%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.64%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.64%) Mocha
General
1 32 (26.23%) Marketing
2 26 (21.31%) Finance
3 2 (1.64%) Electronics
3 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 64 (52.46%) Developer
2 32 (26.23%) Software Engineer
3 14 (11.48%) Lead Developer
3 14 (11.48%) Team Leader
4 10 (8.20%) Junior
4 10 (8.20%) Junior Developer
4 10 (8.20%) Software Developer
5 9 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (5.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Graduate
8 6 (4.92%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Tester
9 5 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (4.10%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Scientific Software Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (37.70%) HTML
2 42 (34.43%) Node.js
3 31 (25.41%) .NET
4 27 (22.13%) jQuery
5 24 (19.67%) CSS
6 23 (18.85%) AngularJS
6 23 (18.85%) RESTful
7 18 (14.75%) JSON
8 14 (11.48%) .NET Framework
8 14 (11.48%) JSON Schema
8 14 (11.48%) React
8 14 (11.48%) Swagger
9 11 (9.02%) Web Services
10 10 (8.20%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (8.20%) Kafka
10 10 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (7.38%) XML
12 8 (6.56%) Apache Flex
12 8 (6.56%) PostGIS
13 7 (5.74%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.20%) Clustering
2 10 (8.20%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (8.20%) Replication
3 6 (4.92%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.10%) User Experience
5 4 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.46%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.46%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.46%) Smart Home
7 2 (1.64%) Acoustics
7 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.57%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.82%) Android
4 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.82%) Software Engineering
3 40 (32.79%) TDD
4 33 (27.05%) Artificial Intelligence
4 33 (27.05%) Machine Learning
4 33 (27.05%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (26.23%) Case Management
5 32 (26.23%) Thought Leadership
6 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (18.85%) Coaching
7 23 (18.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (18.03%) B2B
8 22 (18.03%) B2C
8 22 (18.03%) Information Security
8 22 (18.03%) Mentoring
8 22 (18.03%) MVC
8 22 (18.03%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (18.03%) Task Automation
8 22 (18.03%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (18.03%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 53 (43.44%) C#
2 33 (27.05%) Java
3 32 (26.23%) Ruby
4 30 (24.59%) SQL
5 24 (19.67%) Python
6 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
7 22 (18.03%) PHP
7 22 (18.03%) TypeScript
8 14 (11.48%) ES6
9 10 (8.20%) Go
10 8 (6.56%) C++
11 5 (4.10%) Java 8
11 5 (4.10%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.64%) Perl
13 1 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (31.15%) Degree
2 4 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.39%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) Docker
2 3 (2.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (8.20%) Docker Swarm
2 10 (8.20%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.20%) Nagios
2 10 (8.20%) Prometheus
2 10 (8.20%) Puppet
2 10 (8.20%) Terraform
2 10 (8.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (5.74%) Mapbox
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 2 (1.64%) Netlify
3 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com