Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +37
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 45 58 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 8.49% 8.43% 10.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.83% 9.48% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 35 55 63
Devon median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,720 £31,250
90th Percentile £53,550 £54,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 458 612 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 86.42% 88.95% 88.37%
Number of salaries quoted 340 558 482
Devon median annual salary £39,494 £36,521 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.14% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,674 £22,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,750 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 June 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 18 June 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 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Plymouth +10 17 £34,000 -2.86% 2
Barnstaple - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) BDD
3 24 (53.33%) C#
3 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 21 (46.67%) Unit Testing
5 20 (44.44%) Scrum
6 19 (42.22%) TDD
7 18 (40.00%) Web Services
7 18 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
9 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 15 (33.33%) MVC
10 14 (31.11%) Web Design
10 14 (31.11%) NUnit
10 14 (31.11%) RESTful
10 14 (31.11%) SOLID
11 13 (28.89%) SDLC
12 12 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
12 12 (26.67%) Java
13 11 (24.44%) JIRA
14 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
15 8 (17.78%) TeamCity
15 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
15 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
15 8 (17.78%) QA
15 8 (17.78%) C++
15 8 (17.78%) PHP
15 8 (17.78%) ISEB
15 8 (17.78%) Firmware

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) SMS
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
2 14 (31.11%) NUnit
3 11 (24.44%) JIRA
4 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 8 (17.78%) TeamCity
6 5 (11.11%) Selenium
7 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.44%) Concordion
8 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.44%) Gradle
8 2 (4.44%) Maven
8 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Developer
2 19 (42.22%) Software Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Developer in Test
4 7 (15.56%) Automation Tester
4 7 (15.56%) C# Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Software Tester
4 7 (15.56%) Test Automation Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Tester
5 6 (13.33%) Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Firmware Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Head of QA
8 2 (4.44%) Head of Testing
9 1 (2.22%) DevOps Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Java Developer in Test
9 1 (2.22%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) Web Services
2 14 (31.11%) RESTful
3 5 (11.11%) REST
4 4 (8.89%) SOAP
4 4 (8.89%) XML
5 3 (6.67%) .NET
5 3 (6.67%) JSON
5 3 (6.67%) Node.js
5 3 (6.67%) XSLT
6 2 (4.44%) CSS
6 2 (4.44%) HTML
6 2 (4.44%) jQuery
7 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.22%) HTML5
7 1 (2.22%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (15.56%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.44%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Linked Data
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) BDD
3 21 (46.67%) Unit Testing
4 20 (44.44%) Scrum
5 19 (42.22%) TDD
6 18 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (33.33%) MVC
8 14 (31.11%) SOLID
8 14 (31.11%) Web Design
9 13 (28.89%) SDLC
10 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
11 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (15.56%) System Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
12 3 (6.67%) DevOps
12 3 (6.67%) Line Management
12 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
12 3 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) C#
1 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (26.67%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
3 8 (17.78%) C++
3 8 (17.78%) PHP
3 8 (17.78%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.22%) AWK
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISEB
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Firmware
2 5 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
1 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle
1 1 (2.22%) Pardot
1 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (2.22%) Talend