Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 51 28
Rank change year-on-year +18 -23 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 109 96 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 7.17% 6.70% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.85% 7.44% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 90 93 171
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +14.46% +3.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,050 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,125 £56,250 £56,250
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 1,388 1,290 2,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 91.32% 90.02% 92.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,050 1,059 1,727
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,625 £62,500 £62,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 37 £47,500 -2.06% 8
Gloucester +4 16 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Tewkesbury +3 6 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Cirencester -10 3 £41,058 -21.79%
Stroud - 2 £40,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 70 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (57.80%) Security Cleared
3 59 (54.13%) Java
4 50 (45.87%) DV Cleared
5 49 (44.95%) Python
6 46 (42.20%) C#
7 45 (41.28%) Windows
7 45 (41.28%) Selenium
8 42 (38.53%) C++
9 41 (37.61%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (36.70%) Linux
11 39 (35.78%) Big Data
12 36 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (31.19%) JavaScript
14 33 (30.28%) User Stories
15 32 (29.36%) C
15 32 (29.36%) JIRA
16 31 (28.44%) Software Engineering
17 29 (26.61%) Reverse Engineering
17 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
18 28 (25.69%) HTTP
18 28 (25.69%) SQL
18 28 (25.69%) Scrum
18 28 (25.69%) Objective-C
19 27 (24.77%) Android
19 27 (24.77%) Docker
19 27 (24.77%) Systems Engineering
20 26 (23.85%) SOAP
21 25 (22.94%) .NET
21 25 (22.94%) 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 13 (11.93%) Apache Pig
2 10 (9.17%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.59%) Confluence
4 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.75%) Serverless
4 1 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.69%) HTTP
2 23 (21.10%) SSL
3 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.93%) Firewall
5 7 (6.42%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.67%) Network Security
7 3 (2.75%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.75%) IPsec
7 3 (2.75%) IPv4
7 3 (2.75%) IPv6
7 3 (2.75%) SNMP
7 3 (2.75%) SSH
7 3 (2.75%) VLAN
7 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.83%) Internet
9 1 (0.92%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.78%) Big Data
2 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
3 17 (15.60%) Hadoop
4 16 (14.68%) MySQL
5 15 (13.76%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (41.28%) Selenium
2 32 (29.36%) JIRA
3 24 (22.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 19 (17.43%) Bitbucket
5 17 (15.60%) Cucumber
5 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
6 15 (13.76%) CodeSonar
6 15 (13.76%) git-flow
6 15 (13.76%) Jenkins
6 15 (13.76%) Robot Framework
7 12 (11.01%) SoapUI
8 10 (9.17%) Maven
9 8 (7.34%) LoadRunner
10 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.92%) Appium
12 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (13.76%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Games
3 6 (5.50%) Law
3 6 (5.50%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Electronics
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.67%) Marketing
4 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (23.85%) Test Engineer
2 20 (18.35%) Analyst
2 20 (18.35%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.60%) Software Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Tester
5 11 (10.09%) C# Software Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Java Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Java Software Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (9.17%) QA Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) QA Leader
8 8 (7.34%) Consultant
8 8 (7.34%) Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Senior QA Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.85%) SOAP
2 25 (22.94%) .NET
3 23 (21.10%) REST
4 20 (18.35%) Java EE
5 18 (16.51%) STL
6 17 (15.60%) .NET Framework
6 17 (15.60%) Node.js
7 16 (14.68%) ASP.NET
7 16 (14.68%) Web Services
8 15 (13.76%) Django
8 15 (13.76%) HTML
8 15 (13.76%) LAMP
8 15 (13.76%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (13.76%) Spring MVC
9 14 (12.84%) XML
10 13 (11.93%) J2EE
11 12 (11.01%) Hibernate
11 12 (11.01%) Spring
12 10 (9.17%) EJB
13 9 (8.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Cybercrime
2 10 (9.17%) iPhone
3 8 (7.34%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.83%) Fintech
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (41.28%) Windows
2 40 (36.70%) Linux
3 27 (24.77%) Android
4 17 (15.60%) Apple iOS
5 15 (13.76%) Mac OS X
6 10 (9.17%) Windows Phone
7 8 (7.34%) Unix
8 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.50%) CentOS
9 6 (5.50%) Fedora
9 6 (5.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.61%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (30.28%) User Stories
5 31 (28.44%) Software Engineering
6 29 (26.61%) Reverse Engineering
7 28 (25.69%) Scrum
8 27 (24.77%) Systems Engineering
9 24 (22.02%) Penetration Testing
10 22 (20.18%) Mentoring
11 19 (17.43%) Test Strategy
12 18 (16.51%) Coaching
12 18 (16.51%) Ethical Hacking
12 18 (16.51%) Kanban
12 18 (16.51%) Multithreading
13 17 (15.60%) DevOps
14 15 (13.76%) API Design
15 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
16 12 (11.01%) Android Development
16 12 (11.01%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 59 (54.13%) Java
2 49 (44.95%) Python
3 46 (42.20%) C#
4 42 (38.53%) C++
5 34 (31.19%) JavaScript
6 32 (29.36%) C
7 28 (25.69%) Objective-C
7 28 (25.69%) SQL
8 25 (22.94%) Bash Shell
9 20 (18.35%) PowerShell
10 14 (12.84%) PHP
11 6 (5.50%) Perl
12 4 (3.67%) VB
13 3 (2.75%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.92%) Groovy
15 1 (0.92%) Java 8
15 1 (0.92%) Ruby
15 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (57.80%) Security Cleared
2 50 (45.87%) DV Cleared
3 18 (16.51%) CCNA
3 18 (16.51%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (16.51%) CISSP
3 18 (16.51%) CompTIA Security+
3 18 (16.51%) GIAC
3 18 (16.51%) Linux+ Certification
3 18 (16.51%) MCSE
3 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (16.51%) Network+ Certification
3 18 (16.51%) SANS
3 18 (16.51%) SSCP
4 13 (11.93%) ISTQB
5 12 (11.01%) ISEB
5 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.27%) QA
System Software
1 27 (24.77%) Docker
2 15 (13.76%) vSphere
3 6 (5.50%) VirtualBox
3 6 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) Xen
4 2 (1.83%) NFS
4 2 (1.83%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (21.10%) Puppet
2 15 (13.76%) Salt
3 8 (7.34%) Ansible
4 7 (6.42%) Kubernetes
5 6 (5.50%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (5.50%) Nagios
5 6 (5.50%) OpenNMS
5 6 (5.50%) vCenter Server
5 6 (5.50%) ZABBIX
6 4 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.92%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.92%) yum
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.93%) Atlassian
3 10 (9.17%) Cisco
4 7 (6.42%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.42%) VMware
5 6 (5.50%) Cloudera
5 6 (5.50%) Hortonworks
5 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.59%) EMC
7 4 (3.67%) SAP
8 3 (2.75%) Juniper
9 2 (1.83%) Dell
9 2 (1.83%) HP
9 2 (1.83%) NetApp
9 2 (1.83%) RedGate
9 2 (1.83%) Twitter
10 1 (0.92%) BT