The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 83 95
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 12 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.43% 1.60% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.78% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 1
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +75.43%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing 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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 771 953 917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 92.00% 89.65% 89.38%
Number of salaries quoted 625 603 742
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Gloucestershire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Gloucestershire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Cheltenham +10 6 £32,500 -35.00%
Gloucester - 1 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 13 (76.47%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) ISTQB
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) JIRA
4 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
5 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
5 7 (41.18%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (41.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (41.18%) Ruby
5 7 (41.18%) Windows
5 7 (41.18%) Python
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 6 (35.29%) SOAP
6 6 (35.29%) Perl
6 6 (35.29%) XML
6 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
6 6 (35.29%) JMeter
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) TDD
6 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 6 (35.29%) QA
6 6 (35.29%) WATIR
6 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
6 6 (35.29%) CA Agile Central
6 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (35.29%) Apache Spark
6 6 (35.29%) SDLC

Automation Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (35.29%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Apache Accumulo
1 6 (35.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
4 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
4 6 (35.29%) JMeter
4 6 (35.29%) WATIR
5 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
6 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.76%) Zephyr
7 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (5.88%) Gatling
7 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (11.76%) Electronics
4 2 (11.76%) Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Web Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
4 1 (5.88%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) SOAP
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) XML Messaging
3 3 (17.65%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (41.18%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
4 6 (35.29%) SDLC
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Kanban
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Python
1 7 (41.18%) Ruby
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 5 (29.41%) C
4 4 (23.53%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) SAP