Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 29 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 56 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.68% 8.89% 7.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.78% 9.69% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 29 51 46
Devon median annual salary £35,000 £39,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.26% -13.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £31,438
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £68,125
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%

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 444 578 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 87.40% 91.75% 88.18%
Number of salaries quoted 352 513 516
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £36,063 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.98% +3.04% -
10th Percentile £24,550 £23,547 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,700 £53,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +12 23 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Plymouth +3 14 £34,000 -6.21% 1
Barnstaple - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) C#
2 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
3 16 (41.03%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 14 (35.90%) BDD
6 13 (33.33%) PHP
6 13 (33.33%) Java
7 12 (30.77%) Scrum
7 12 (30.77%) JIRA
7 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
8 11 (28.21%) MVC
9 10 (25.64%) HTML
9 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (23.08%) TeamCity
10 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
10 9 (23.08%) jQuery
10 9 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (20.51%) SDLC
11 8 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (20.51%) Firmware
11 8 (20.51%) Web Services
11 8 (20.51%) Linux
11 8 (20.51%) Python
11 8 (20.51%) System Testing
11 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
12 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.95%) Git (software)

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 6 (15.38%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.56%) npm
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) SMS
2 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 12 (30.77%) JIRA
3 9 (23.08%) TeamCity
4 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.82%) Selenium
6 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 3 (7.69%) NUnit
7 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.56%) Appium
8 1 (2.56%) Concordion
8 1 (2.56%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.56%) Gradle
8 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.56%) Maven
8 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Developer
2 16 (41.03%) Software Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Developer in Test
5 6 (15.38%) LAMP Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Automation Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Test Automation Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
10 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Software Development Manager
10 1 (2.56%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) HTML
2 9 (23.08%) jQuery
3 8 (20.51%) Web Services
4 6 (15.38%) JSON
4 6 (15.38%) LAMP
4 6 (15.38%) REST
4 6 (15.38%) XML
5 5 (12.82%) RESTful
6 4 (10.26%) .NET
6 4 (10.26%) Node.js
6 4 (10.26%) SOAP
7 3 (7.69%) CSS
7 3 (7.69%) XSLT
8 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.13%) HTML5
9 1 (2.56%) .NET Core
9 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (20.51%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.69%) User Experience
4 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) Linked Data
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (35.90%) BDD
4 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 11 (28.21%) MVC
6 9 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 8 (20.51%) SDLC
7 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
7 8 (20.51%) System Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (17.95%) Information Security
8 7 (17.95%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (17.95%) TDD
9 6 (15.38%) B2B
9 6 (15.38%) B2C
9 6 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) C#
1 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
2 13 (33.33%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) PHP
3 8 (20.51%) Python
4 6 (15.38%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) Apple Swift
5 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.56%) ES6
7 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) PHP 5
7 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
1 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Firmware
2 5 (12.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Ansible
1 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Pardot
2 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.56%) Talend