The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
Hampshire / Farnborough
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 58 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 0.31% 1.11% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.40% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Median salary £57,500 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.97% -5.33%  
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 Farnborough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Farnborough
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 292 285 158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 90.97% 79.39% 74.53%
Number of salaries quoted 231 239 139
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Farnborough 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 Farnborough

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Farnborough

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Farnborough

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 28 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 Farnborough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Marketing
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Programme Management
3 5 (55.56%) Electronics
3 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Manufacturing
3 5 (55.56%) SAP
3 5 (55.56%) Python
3 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (55.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) HTML

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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:

Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) TestNG
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (55.56%) Electronics
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Manufacturing
1 5 (55.56%) Marketing
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) QA Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Quality Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Software QA Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Software Quality Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (55.56%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Programme Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft