Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 56 27
Rank change year-on-year +29 -29 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 139 101 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 8.38% 6.40% 9.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.01% 7.05% 10.65%
Number of salaries quoted 123 82 167
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,325 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,125 £61,750
South West median annual salary £44,529 £40,000 £40,063
% change year-on-year +11.32% -0.16% +0.16%

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 1,543 1,433 1,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 93.06% 90.81% 91.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,249 1,155 1,558
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,850 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £63,750
South West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +15 44 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Gloucester +7 21 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Tewkesbury -6 12 £30,000 -11.76%
Cirencester -8 3 £41,058 -21.79%
Stroud - 2 £40,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 90 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (62.59%) Security Cleared
3 73 (52.52%) Java
4 66 (47.48%) Python
5 62 (44.60%) Windows
6 61 (43.88%) DV Cleared
7 55 (39.57%) Selenium
8 54 (38.85%) Linux
9 51 (36.69%) Cybersecurity
10 50 (35.97%) C
11 49 (35.25%) C#
11 49 (35.25%) C++
12 43 (30.94%) JavaScript
13 42 (30.22%) Big Data
14 41 (29.50%) User Stories
15 40 (28.78%) Software Engineering
16 37 (26.62%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (25.90%) JIRA
18 35 (25.18%) SQL
18 35 (25.18%) SSL
19 34 (24.46%) Reverse Engineering
20 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
21 32 (23.02%) Scrum
21 32 (23.02%) Objective-C
22 31 (22.30%) .NET
23 30 (21.58%) Finance
23 30 (21.58%) Android
23 30 (21.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 30 (21.58%) Test Strategy
24 29 (20.86%) Bash Shell

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 (10.79%) Apache Pig
2 12 (8.63%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.76%) Confluence
4 3 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.72%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.88%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (2.88%) Serverless
4 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.18%) SSL
2 25 (17.99%) HTTP
3 19 (13.67%) TCP/IP
4 15 (10.79%) Firewall
5 12 (8.63%) SNMP
6 10 (7.19%) Ethernet
6 10 (7.19%) HTTPS
6 10 (7.19%) IPsec
6 10 (7.19%) IPv4
6 10 (7.19%) IPv6
6 10 (7.19%) SSH
6 10 (7.19%) VLAN
6 10 (7.19%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (5.04%) Network Security
8 3 (2.16%) Internet
9 2 (1.44%) RS-485
10 1 (0.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.22%) Big Data
2 19 (13.67%) Hadoop
2 19 (13.67%) MySQL
2 19 (13.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (12.95%) Apache Hive
4 5 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (39.57%) Selenium
2 36 (25.90%) JIRA
3 30 (21.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (17.27%) Cucumber
4 24 (17.27%) Jenkins
5 22 (15.83%) Bitbucket
5 22 (15.83%) Git (software)
6 16 (11.51%) CodeSonar
6 16 (11.51%) git-flow
6 16 (11.51%) Robot Framework
7 12 (8.63%) Maven
7 12 (8.63%) SoapUI
7 12 (8.63%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.04%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.88%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.16%) LabVIEW
12 2 (1.44%) JMeter
13 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.72%) JUnit
General
1 30 (21.58%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Games
3 7 (5.04%) Electronics
3 7 (5.04%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.04%) Retail
4 6 (4.32%) Law
4 6 (4.32%) Marketing
4 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.72%) Avionics
5 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (22.30%) Analyst
2 29 (20.86%) Test Analyst
2 29 (20.86%) Test Engineer
3 19 (13.67%) Software Engineer
4 17 (12.23%) Tester
5 13 (9.35%) C# Software Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) Java Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) Java Software Engineer
6 12 (8.63%) QA Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) QA Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.19%) Developer
8 10 (7.19%) Requirements Engineer
8 10 (7.19%) Software Test Engineer
8 10 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) Senior QA Engineer
10 8 (5.76%) QA Leader
10 8 (5.76%) Senior Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.30%) .NET
2 27 (19.42%) SOAP
3 23 (16.55%) Java EE
4 22 (15.83%) Node.js
5 20 (14.39%) STL
6 19 (13.67%) HTML
7 18 (12.95%) .NET Framework
8 17 (12.23%) ASP.NET
8 17 (12.23%) Django
9 16 (11.51%) LAMP
9 16 (11.51%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (11.51%) REST
9 16 (11.51%) Spring MVC
9 16 (11.51%) XML
10 15 (10.79%) J2EE
11 14 (10.07%) Hibernate
11 14 (10.07%) Spring
12 12 (8.63%) EJB
13 11 (7.91%) RESTful
14 8 (5.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) iPhone
2 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.76%) Cybercrime
4 5 (3.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.60%) Fintech
4 5 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.60%) VHDL
5 4 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.44%) CPLD
6 2 (1.44%) CUDA
6 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.44%) PMI
6 2 (1.44%) Verilog
6 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.72%) Cyber Warfare
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (44.60%) Windows
2 54 (38.85%) Linux
3 30 (21.58%) Android
4 18 (12.95%) Apple iOS
5 16 (11.51%) Mac OS X
6 12 (8.63%) Unix
6 12 (8.63%) Windows Phone
7 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.88%) CentOS
8 4 (2.88%) Fedora
8 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.69%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (29.50%) User Stories
4 40 (28.78%) Software Engineering
5 37 (26.62%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (24.46%) Reverse Engineering
7 32 (23.02%) Scrum
8 30 (21.58%) Test Strategy
9 24 (17.27%) Penetration Testing
10 23 (16.55%) DevOps
10 23 (16.55%) Test Scripting
11 22 (15.83%) Mentoring
12 20 (14.39%) Ethical Hacking
12 20 (14.39%) Kanban
12 20 (14.39%) Multithreading
13 18 (12.95%) Waterfall
14 16 (11.51%) API Design
15 15 (10.79%) Visualisation
16 14 (10.07%) BDD
16 14 (10.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (52.52%) Java
2 66 (47.48%) Python
3 50 (35.97%) C
4 49 (35.25%) C#
4 49 (35.25%) C++
5 43 (30.94%) JavaScript
6 35 (25.18%) SQL
7 32 (23.02%) Objective-C
8 29 (20.86%) Bash Shell
9 24 (17.27%) PowerShell
10 17 (12.23%) PHP
11 10 (7.19%) Shell Script
12 7 (5.04%) Perl
13 6 (4.32%) VB
14 2 (1.44%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.44%) Ruby
14 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.72%) Groovy
15 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (62.59%) Security Cleared
2 61 (43.88%) DV Cleared
3 25 (17.99%) SC Cleared
4 21 (15.11%) CCNA
4 21 (15.11%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (15.11%) CISSP
4 21 (15.11%) CompTIA Security+
4 21 (15.11%) GIAC
4 21 (15.11%) Linux+ Certification
4 21 (15.11%) MCSE
4 21 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (15.11%) Network+ Certification
4 21 (15.11%) SANS
4 21 (15.11%) SSCP
5 15 (10.79%) ISTQB
6 11 (7.91%) ISEB
7 3 (2.16%) Degree
8 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.71%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (20.14%) Docker
2 16 (11.51%) vSphere
3 4 (2.88%) VirtualBox
3 4 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.88%) Xen
4 3 (2.16%) Firmware
4 3 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.44%) NFS
5 2 (1.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (15.11%) Puppet
2 16 (11.51%) Salt
3 6 (4.32%) Ansible
3 6 (4.32%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (2.88%) Nagios
4 4 (2.88%) OpenNMS
4 4 (2.88%) vCenter Server
4 4 (2.88%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.16%) HP ALM
5 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.72%) yum
Vendors
1 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.67%) Atlassian
3 16 (11.51%) Cisco
4 11 (7.91%) EMC
5 6 (4.32%) Juniper
5 6 (4.32%) SAP
6 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.60%) VMware
7 4 (2.88%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.88%) Hortonworks
7 4 (2.88%) HP
7 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.16%) Agilent
8 3 (2.16%) Twitter
9 2 (1.44%) Dell
9 2 (1.44%) Google
9 2 (1.44%) NetApp
9 2 (1.44%) RedGate