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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West / Dorset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 37 44
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 28 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.35% 5.48% 6.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 6.17% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 15
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +30.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £55,000 £67,500
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 424 454 546
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 90.41% 88.85% 88.35%
Number of salaries quoted 374 406 411
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Dorset over the 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -9 6 £38,750 -8.82%
Bournemouth -5 3 £43,000 +14.66% 2
Wimborne - 2 £37,500 - 2
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) Selenium
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (30.00%) SDLC
5 6 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (25.00%) React
6 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) C++
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (20.00%) Machine Learning
8 3 (15.00%) BDD
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Electronics
9 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
9 2 (10.00%) C
9 2 (10.00%) OOD
9 2 (10.00%) OO

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 1 (5.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) MSTest
4 2 (10.00%) NUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Ranorex
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
5 1 (5.00%) Moq
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Avionics
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Software Team Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
1 6 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (25.00%) React
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (30.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Machine Learning
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) OO
8 2 (10.00%) OOD
8 2 (10.00%) People Management
8 2 (10.00%) SOLID
8 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.00%) CRM
9 1 (5.00%) ERP
9 1 (5.00%) OOP
9 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago