Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 42 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 118 86 142
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 8.64% 5.83% 9.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.37% 6.37% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 102 58 137
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,625 £35,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,625 £58,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 1,259 1,350 1,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 92.17% 91.46% 91.14%
Number of salaries quoted 966 940 1,091
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £66,250 £62,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Gloucestershire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 -1 36 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Gloucester +10 21 £47,750 +6.11% 4
Tewkesbury -4 9 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Cirencester +3 8 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 101 (85.59%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (36.44%) JavaScript
3 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
3 41 (34.75%) Waterfall
4 40 (33.90%) Selenium
5 39 (33.05%) Scrum
6 37 (31.36%) HTML
7 36 (30.51%) CSS
8 35 (29.66%) Middleware
9 34 (28.81%) .NET
9 34 (28.81%) AngularJS
10 33 (27.97%) C#
11 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
12 27 (22.88%) jQuery
12 27 (22.88%) DV Cleared
13 26 (22.03%) Java
14 24 (20.34%) DevOps
15 23 (19.49%) Git (software)
15 23 (19.49%) BDD
16 22 (18.64%) QA
16 22 (18.64%) Reinsurance
17 20 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (16.95%) Python
17 20 (16.95%) TDD
18 18 (15.25%) SQL Server
18 18 (15.25%) RESTful
19 17 (14.41%) .NET Framework
19 17 (14.41%) Cucumber
19 17 (14.41%) C
19 17 (14.41%) MVC

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 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
1 13 (11.02%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (2.54%) Confluence
3 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.86%) AWS
2 8 (6.78%) Trello
3 7 (5.93%) Azure
4 6 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.85%) GCP
5 1 (0.85%) GitHub
5 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.47%) Internet
2 3 (2.54%) SSH
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.85%) OSPF
4 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.63%) MySQL
3 6 (5.08%) Big Data
4 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (33.90%) Selenium
2 23 (19.49%) Git (software)
3 17 (14.41%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.86%) JIRA
5 12 (10.17%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.08%) Grunt
6 6 (5.08%) gulp
6 6 (5.08%) webpack
7 5 (4.24%) REST Assured
8 4 (3.39%) Maven
9 3 (2.54%) TestNG
9 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.69%) Ant
10 2 (1.69%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.69%) JUnit
10 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (11.02%) Public Sector
2 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.63%) German Language
4 7 (5.93%) Finance
4 7 (5.93%) Legal
5 5 (4.24%) Electronics
5 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.24%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (39.83%) Developer
2 35 (29.66%) Systems Developer
3 32 (27.12%) Middleware Developer
4 19 (16.10%) Test Engineer
5 18 (15.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 17 (14.41%) Tester
7 15 (12.71%) Analyst
7 15 (12.71%) Backend Developer
8 12 (10.17%) Software Tester
9 11 (9.32%) Test Analyst
10 10 (8.47%) Senior Backend Developer
10 10 (8.47%) Senior Developer
10 10 (8.47%) Senior Middleware Developer
10 10 (8.47%) Senior Systems Developer
11 8 (6.78%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (6.78%) Scrum Master
11 8 (6.78%) Test and Integration Engineer
12 6 (5.08%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
12 6 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (31.36%) HTML
2 36 (30.51%) CSS
3 35 (29.66%) Middleware
4 34 (28.81%) .NET
4 34 (28.81%) AngularJS
5 27 (22.88%) jQuery
6 18 (15.25%) RESTful
7 17 (14.41%) .NET Framework
8 12 (10.17%) REST
9 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (8.47%) Entity Framework
9 10 (8.47%) WF
9 10 (8.47%) WinForms
9 10 (8.47%) WPF
10 9 (7.63%) Vue.js
11 8 (6.78%) Node.js
11 8 (6.78%) React
12 7 (5.93%) Web Services
13 6 (5.08%) Laravel
13 6 (5.08%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.64%) Reinsurance
2 11 (9.32%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.93%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (5.08%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.39%) User Experience
7 3 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.86%) Linux
2 9 (7.63%) Unix
3 7 (5.93%) CentOS
4 6 (5.08%) Ubuntu
4 6 (5.08%) Windows
5 5 (4.24%) Android
5 5 (4.24%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.39%) Fedora
6 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (85.59%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.75%) Waterfall
3 39 (33.05%) Scrum
4 24 (20.34%) DevOps
5 23 (19.49%) BDD
6 20 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (16.95%) TDD
7 17 (14.41%) MVC
8 16 (13.56%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (11.86%) SDLC
9 14 (11.86%) User Stories
10 13 (11.02%) Kanban
11 12 (10.17%) Problem Management
11 12 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (9.32%) Manual Testing
13 10 (8.47%) Analytics
13 10 (8.47%) Data Analytics
13 10 (8.47%) Software Testing
14 9 (7.63%) Collaborative Working
15 8 (6.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.44%) JavaScript
2 33 (27.97%) C#
3 26 (22.03%) Java
4 20 (16.95%) Python
5 17 (14.41%) C
6 15 (12.71%) C++
7 14 (11.86%) SQL
8 13 (11.02%) VB.NET
9 10 (8.47%) PHP
10 9 (7.63%) Bash Shell
11 8 (6.78%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.69%) Perl
12 2 (1.69%) Scala
12 2 (1.69%) VB
13 1 (0.85%) Go
13 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.88%) DV Cleared
3 13 (11.02%) Degree
3 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.78%) MCAD
4 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.93%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.24%) CCNA
6 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.24%) CISSP
6 5 (4.24%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (4.24%) GIAC
6 5 (4.24%) HND
6 5 (4.24%) Linux+ Certification
6 5 (4.24%) MCSE
6 5 (4.24%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (4.24%) SANS
6 5 (4.24%) SSCP
7 3 (2.54%) ISEB
8 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.64%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.85%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12 (10.17%) Docker
2 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.39%) NFS
3 4 (3.39%) Samba
3 4 (3.39%) VirtualBox
3 4 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) Ansible
1 7 (5.93%) Puppet
2 6 (5.08%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.39%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (3.39%) Nagios
3 4 (3.39%) OpenNMS
3 4 (3.39%) vCenter Server
3 4 (3.39%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.54%) HP ALM
4 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.08%) Zend
3 5 (4.24%) SAP
3 5 (4.24%) VMware
4 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.39%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.39%) Dell
4 4 (3.39%) EMC
4 4 (3.39%) Hortonworks
4 4 (3.39%) HP
4 4 (3.39%) NetApp
4 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.39%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle