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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
South West / Dorset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 76 92
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.99% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.09% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 321 640 713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 85.60% 90.40% 90.60%
Number of salaries quoted 285 462 609
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Xbox
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Android

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (33.33%) Head of Test
2 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA