Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Dorset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 56 37
Rank change year-on-year -27 -19 +59
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 22 49 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.94% 4.52% 7.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 5.26% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 19 50 55
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,225 £27,500
90th Percentile £44,900 £51,250 £61,250
South West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 972 931 1263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 85.87% 85.89% 86.74%
Number of salaries quoted 851 822 959
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £51,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Dorset

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Dorset.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Dorset

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Dorset over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Dorset

Test Automation
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Poole -20 10 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Wimborne - 5 £37,500 -
Bournemouth -11 4 £37,000 -5.73% 3
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
2 12 (54.55%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (50.00%) Python
4 10 (45.45%) QA
5 9 (40.91%) Selenium
6 8 (36.36%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) TDD
7 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) Perl
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) .NET
8 6 (27.27%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) OO
8 6 (27.27%) SOAP
8 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
8 6 (27.27%) Data Management
8 6 (27.27%) Fault Analysis
8 6 (27.27%) SDLC
9 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (22.73%) Ranorex
9 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
10 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
10 4 (18.18%) NUnit
10 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 4 (18.18%) JIRA
10 4 (18.18%) MSTest

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Ranorex
3 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) MSTest
3 4 (18.18%) NUnit
3 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) QA Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Software QA Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (9.09%) React
3 2 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Data Management
4 6 (27.27%) Fault Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) OO
4 6 (27.27%) SDLC
5 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (9.09%) Image Processing
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) C++
2 11 (50.00%) Python
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 6 (27.27%) Perl
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) C
6 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) DO-178B
3 2 (9.09%) MIL-STD-1553
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft