Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 53 27
Rank change year-on-year +27 -26 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 165 116 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 9.83% 6.96% 9.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.57% 7.56% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 138 87 166
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,200 £32,250
90th Percentile £55,750 £50,850 £63,750
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 1,561 1,534 1,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 93.03% 92.02% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,269 1,247 1,408
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +14 58 £40,000 - 6
Gloucester +4 31 £46,250 +15.63% 5
Tewkesbury - 13 £30,000 - 1
Stroud - 5 £40,000 - 1
Cirencester +4 3 £55,000 +70.54%
Tetbury - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 103 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (52.73%) Security Cleared
3 71 (43.03%) Java
4 57 (34.55%) Windows
5 56 (33.94%) Python
5 56 (33.94%) DV Cleared
5 56 (33.94%) Selenium
6 50 (30.30%) Linux
7 44 (26.67%) C
8 43 (26.06%) Cybersecurity
9 42 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (24.24%) C++
11 39 (23.64%) JIRA
12 37 (22.42%) Finance
12 37 (22.42%) Jenkins
13 36 (21.82%) Scrum
14 35 (21.21%) SQL
14 35 (21.21%) Cucumber
15 32 (19.39%) Bash Shell
15 32 (19.39%) C#
15 32 (19.39%) Test Strategy
16 31 (18.79%) Test Scripting
16 31 (18.79%) Software Engineering
17 30 (18.18%) ISTQB
17 30 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 30 (18.18%) SC Cleared
17 30 (18.18%) JavaScript
18 29 (17.58%) User Stories
19 28 (16.97%) Waterfall
19 28 (16.97%) SSL

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 15 (9.09%) Confluence
2 10 (6.06%) Apache Pig
3 7 (4.24%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.82%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.42%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (2.42%) Serverless
4 2 (1.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.97%) SSL
2 17 (10.30%) HTTP
3 14 (8.48%) SNMP
4 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
5 12 (7.27%) Ethernet
5 12 (7.27%) IPsec
5 12 (7.27%) IPv4
5 12 (7.27%) IPv6
5 12 (7.27%) SSH
5 12 (7.27%) VLAN
5 12 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (6.06%) Firewall
7 7 (4.24%) Network Security
8 6 (3.64%) HTTPS
9 5 (3.03%) Internet
10 2 (1.21%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.36%) Big Data
2 13 (7.88%) Hadoop
3 12 (7.27%) Apache Hive
3 12 (7.27%) MySQL
4 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 56 (33.94%) Selenium
2 39 (23.64%) JIRA
3 37 (22.42%) Jenkins
4 35 (21.21%) Cucumber
5 30 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (14.55%) Bitbucket
7 21 (12.73%) Git (software)
8 12 (7.27%) Maven
8 12 (7.27%) SoapUI
9 11 (6.67%) Visual Studio
10 10 (6.06%) CodeSonar
10 10 (6.06%) git-flow
10 10 (6.06%) Robot Framework
11 9 (5.45%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.03%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.82%) JMeter
14 3 (1.82%) LabVIEW
15 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
15 1 (0.61%) HP UFT
General
1 37 (22.42%) Finance
2 9 (5.45%) Electronics
2 9 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.85%) Games
3 8 (4.85%) Marketing
3 8 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.24%) Retail
5 5 (3.03%) Law
6 4 (2.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Avionics
7 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (27.27%) Analyst
2 43 (26.06%) Test Analyst
3 37 (22.42%) Test Engineer
4 20 (12.12%) Tester
5 16 (9.70%) Software Engineer
6 15 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (7.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 12 (7.27%) QA Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Automation Tester
11 9 (5.45%) C# Software Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Java Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Java Software Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Senior QA Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Test Leader
11 9 (5.45%) Test Manager
11 9 (5.45%) Verification Engineer
12 8 (4.85%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.76%) .NET
2 22 (13.33%) SOAP
3 16 (9.70%) Node.js
4 15 (9.09%) J2EE
4 15 (9.09%) Java EE
5 12 (7.27%) HTML
5 12 (7.27%) RESTful
5 12 (7.27%) STL
5 12 (7.27%) XML
6 11 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 11 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 11 (6.67%) Django
7 10 (6.06%) LAMP
7 10 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (6.06%) REST
7 10 (6.06%) Spring MVC
8 9 (5.45%) Web Services
9 8 (4.85%) Gherkin
9 8 (4.85%) Hibernate
9 8 (4.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (5.45%) Fintech
5 7 (4.24%) iPhone
6 6 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (3.64%) VHDL
7 4 (2.42%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.21%) CPLD
8 2 (1.21%) CUDA
8 2 (1.21%) PMI
8 2 (1.21%) Verilog
8 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.61%) Cyber Warfare
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (34.55%) Windows
2 50 (30.30%) Linux
3 23 (13.94%) Unix
4 21 (12.73%) Android
5 14 (8.48%) Apple iOS
6 10 (6.06%) Mac OS X
7 7 (4.24%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.61%) CentOS
8 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Fedora
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.06%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (21.82%) Scrum
5 32 (19.39%) Test Strategy
6 31 (18.79%) Software Engineering
6 31 (18.79%) Test Scripting
7 29 (17.58%) User Stories
8 28 (16.97%) Waterfall
9 24 (14.55%) DevOps
9 24 (14.55%) Kanban
10 21 (12.73%) Manual Testing
10 21 (12.73%) Reverse Engineering
11 20 (12.12%) BDD
12 16 (9.70%) Mentoring
13 15 (9.09%) Information Assurance
13 15 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (9.09%) Regression Testing
14 14 (8.48%) TDD
15 13 (7.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.03%) Java
2 56 (33.94%) Python
3 44 (26.67%) C
4 40 (24.24%) C++
5 35 (21.21%) SQL
6 32 (19.39%) Bash Shell
6 32 (19.39%) C#
7 30 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 19 (11.52%) Objective-C
9 16 (9.70%) PowerShell
10 12 (7.27%) PHP
10 12 (7.27%) Shell Script
11 11 (6.67%) Perl
12 8 (4.85%) Ruby
13 5 (3.03%) VB
14 2 (1.21%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.61%) Groovy
15 1 (0.61%) Jython
15 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (52.73%) Security Cleared
2 56 (33.94%) DV Cleared
3 30 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 30 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.30%) ISEB
5 12 (7.27%) CCNA
5 12 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (7.27%) CISSP
5 12 (7.27%) CompTIA Security+
5 12 (7.27%) GIAC
5 12 (7.27%) Linux+ Certification
5 12 (7.27%) MCSE
5 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.27%) Network+ Certification
5 12 (7.27%) SANS
5 12 (7.27%) SSCP
6 5 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.82%) Degree
8 2 (1.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.36%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (15.15%) Docker
2 10 (6.06%) vSphere
3 4 (2.42%) Firmware
3 4 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) Puppet
2 10 (6.06%) Salt
3 3 (1.82%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.21%) Ansible
4 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (12.73%) Atlassian
1 21 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.48%) Cisco
3 11 (6.67%) EMC
4 8 (4.85%) Juniper
4 8 (4.85%) SAP
5 4 (2.42%) Google
5 4 (2.42%) HP
6 3 (1.82%) Agilent
7 2 (1.21%) VMware
8 1 (0.61%) CA
8 1 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.61%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.61%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.61%) Serena
8 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.61%) Twitter