Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 31 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 159 171 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.35% 9.51% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.37% 10.19% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 135 149 154
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.79% +26.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £31,225
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £65,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,399 1,678 1,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 91.08% 93.27% 89.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 1,373 1,196
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £64,875 £63,750 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
Cheltenham +13 47 £35,000 -22.45% 3
Gloucester -3 32 £40,000 - 1
Cirencester +17 20 £42,500 +30.77%
Tewkesbury - 6 £34,500 -
Stroud +1 4 £40,000 -
Tetbury - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 96 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (40.88%) Security Cleared
3 56 (35.22%) Windows
4 52 (32.70%) Linux
4 52 (32.70%) Java
5 51 (32.08%) JIRA
6 49 (30.82%) Test Strategy
7 46 (28.93%) Python
8 45 (28.30%) Selenium
9 43 (27.04%) C
10 41 (25.79%) Finance
10 41 (25.79%) DV Cleared
11 39 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (24.53%) ISTQB
11 39 (24.53%) Jenkins
12 35 (22.01%) Waterfall
13 32 (20.13%) Bash Shell
13 32 (20.13%) Cucumber
14 30 (18.87%) SQL
15 29 (18.24%) Scrum
15 29 (18.24%) Test Scripting
16 27 (16.98%) C++
16 27 (16.98%) Unix
17 26 (16.35%) SC Cleared
17 26 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
17 26 (16.35%) Docker
18 24 (15.09%) BDD
18 24 (15.09%) Test Management
19 23 (14.47%) TDD
19 23 (14.47%) Bitbucket

Test Automation
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 21 (13.21%) Confluence
2 8 (5.03%) Apache
2 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.77%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.14%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.14%) IIS
4 5 (3.14%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.89%) Anypoint
5 3 (1.89%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.89%) Mule
5 3 (1.89%) Mule ESB
5 3 (1.89%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) Trello
2 1 (0.63%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.58%) SSL
2 14 (8.81%) HTTP
2 14 (8.81%) SNMP
3 12 (7.55%) Ethernet
3 12 (7.55%) IPsec
3 12 (7.55%) IPv4
3 12 (7.55%) IPv6
3 12 (7.55%) SSH
3 12 (7.55%) VLAN
3 12 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.77%) Firewall
6 4 (2.52%) Network Security
7 3 (1.89%) Internet
8 2 (1.26%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.26%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.92%) Hadoop
1 11 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) MySQL
3 8 (5.03%) Big Data
4 6 (3.77%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.14%) Apache Accumulo
6 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 51 (32.08%) JIRA
2 45 (28.30%) Selenium
3 39 (24.53%) Jenkins
4 32 (20.13%) Cucumber
5 23 (14.47%) Bitbucket
6 22 (13.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (13.84%) Git (software)
7 12 (7.55%) Maven
7 12 (7.55%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.92%) Visual Studio
9 9 (5.66%) Eclipse
9 9 (5.66%) JUnit
10 7 (4.40%) SpecFlow
11 6 (3.77%) Ant
11 6 (3.77%) CodeSonar
11 6 (3.77%) git-flow
11 6 (3.77%) Gradle
11 6 (3.77%) HP UFT
11 6 (3.77%) JMeter
11 6 (3.77%) Robot Framework
General
1 41 (25.79%) Finance
2 13 (8.18%) Banking
3 4 (2.52%) Electronics
4 3 (1.89%) Games
4 3 (1.89%) Law
4 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.89%) Marketing
4 3 (1.89%) Retail
4 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (23.27%) Analyst
2 36 (22.64%) Test Engineer
3 35 (22.01%) Test Analyst
4 27 (16.98%) Test Manager
5 17 (10.69%) Tester
6 13 (8.18%) Test Automation Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Software Test Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Test Leader
9 10 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.29%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (6.29%) Software Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Automation Tester
10 9 (5.66%) Developer
10 9 (5.66%) Verification Engineer
11 8 (5.03%) Test and Validation Engineer
11 8 (5.03%) Validation Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.14%) Programme Test Manager
12 5 (3.14%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.84%) .NET
1 22 (13.84%) Web Services
2 18 (11.32%) SOAP
3 16 (10.06%) REST
4 14 (8.81%) J2EE
5 12 (7.55%) CSS
6 11 (6.92%) HTML
6 11 (6.92%) XML
7 10 (6.29%) Gherkin
8 8 (5.03%) Node.js
8 8 (5.03%) STL
9 7 (4.40%) Django
9 7 (4.40%) Java EE
9 7 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.77%) jQuery
10 6 (3.77%) LAMP
10 6 (3.77%) Spring
10 6 (3.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.55%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (5.66%) Fintech
5 7 (4.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (4.40%) VHDL
6 5 (3.14%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.14%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.26%) CPLD
8 2 (1.26%) iPhone
8 2 (1.26%) Verilog
9 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.63%) Arduino
9 1 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.63%) Cyber Warfare
9 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 56 (35.22%) Windows
2 52 (32.70%) Linux
3 27 (16.98%) Unix
4 11 (6.92%) Android
5 8 (5.03%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.77%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.14%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (30.82%) Test Strategy
3 39 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (22.01%) Waterfall
5 29 (18.24%) Scrum
5 29 (18.24%) Test Scripting
6 26 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (15.09%) BDD
7 24 (15.09%) Test Management
8 23 (14.47%) TDD
9 22 (13.84%) Functional Testing
9 22 (13.84%) Integration Testing
10 21 (13.21%) Software Engineering
11 20 (12.58%) Acceptance Criteria
11 20 (12.58%) Kanban
12 19 (11.95%) Information Assurance
12 19 (11.95%) Process Improvement
13 17 (10.69%) Manual Testing
13 17 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.70%) Java
2 46 (28.93%) Python
3 43 (27.04%) C
4 32 (20.13%) Bash Shell
5 30 (18.87%) SQL
6 27 (16.98%) C++
7 22 (13.84%) C#
7 22 (13.84%) JavaScript
8 16 (10.06%) Ruby
9 12 (7.55%) Perl
9 12 (7.55%) Shell Script
10 11 (6.92%) PowerShell
11 9 (5.66%) Groovy
11 9 (5.66%) Objective-C
11 9 (5.66%) PHP
12 6 (3.77%) Jython
12 6 (3.77%) VBScript
13 4 (2.52%) VB
14 3 (1.89%) XPath
15 2 (1.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 65 (40.88%) Security Cleared
2 41 (25.79%) DV Cleared
3 39 (24.53%) ISTQB
4 26 (16.35%) SC Cleared
5 18 (11.32%) ISEB
6 9 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (4.40%) Degree
8 6 (3.77%) CCNA
8 6 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.77%) CISSP
8 6 (3.77%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (3.77%) GIAC
8 6 (3.77%) Linux+ Certification
8 6 (3.77%) MCSE
8 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (3.77%) SANS
8 6 (3.77%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.06%) QA
System Software
1 26 (16.35%) Docker
2 6 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (3.77%) vSphere
3 4 (2.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (12.58%) Puppet
2 7 (4.40%) HP ALM
2 7 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.77%) CA Service Virtualization
3 6 (3.77%) Salt
4 3 (1.89%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (13.21%) Atlassian
2 11 (6.92%) EMC
3 10 (6.29%) Cisco
3 10 (6.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.03%) HP
4 8 (5.03%) Juniper
5 6 (3.77%) CA
6 5 (3.14%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (3.14%) Google
7 3 (1.89%) Agilent
7 3 (1.89%) IBM
7 3 (1.89%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle
7 3 (1.89%) SAP
8 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.63%) Serena