Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 30 55
Rank change year-on-year -24 +25 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 95 197 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.39% 8.69% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 9.61% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 90 155 77
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 1319 2049 1834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 88.76% 90.38% 89.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1078 1676 1483
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,125 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -4 33 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Cirencester +8 29 £52,500 +50.00%
Gloucester +2 10 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Tewkesbury - 1 £34,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 61 (64.21%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.32%) Selenium
3 42 (44.21%) JIRA
4 40 (42.11%) Scrum
4 40 (42.11%) Java
5 38 (40.00%) SQL
5 38 (40.00%) TDD
6 36 (37.89%) SOAP
7 34 (35.79%) Degree
7 34 (35.79%) BDD
8 33 (34.74%) C#
9 32 (33.68%) Cucumber
10 31 (32.63%) REST
10 31 (32.63%) XML
11 29 (30.53%) Python
12 28 (29.47%) Test Strategy
13 27 (28.42%) SoapUI
13 27 (28.42%) Git (software)
13 27 (28.42%) Maven
14 26 (27.37%) Linux
14 26 (27.37%) J2EE
15 25 (26.32%) Finance
15 25 (26.32%) Software Testing
15 25 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (24.21%) C++
16 23 (24.21%) Eclipse
17 22 (23.16%) JUnit
17 22 (23.16%) Groovy
18 21 (22.11%) JavaScript
18 21 (22.11%) Apache

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 (22.11%) Apache
1 21 (22.11%) Tomcat
2 12 (12.63%) Confluence
3 11 (11.58%) IIS
3 11 (11.58%) Mule
3 11 (11.58%) Mule ESB
4 10 (10.53%) Anypoint
4 10 (10.53%) GlassFish
4 10 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 10 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.21%) Apache Pig
6 3 (3.16%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.05%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.05%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.05%) Route 53
4 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) HTTP
2 6 (6.32%) Internet
2 6 (6.32%) SSL
3 5 (5.26%) SSH
4 4 (4.21%) Firewall
4 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.05%) IPsec
5 1 (1.05%) IPv4
5 1 (1.05%) IPv6
5 1 (1.05%) SNMP
5 1 (1.05%) VLAN
5 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) MySQL
2 19 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.58%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (7.37%) Hadoop
6 5 (5.26%) Big Data
6 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.21%) Apache Hive
8 3 (3.16%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.05%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.05%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (1.05%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.05%) MySQL Workbench
9 1 (1.05%) Redis
9 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (46.32%) Selenium
2 42 (44.21%) JIRA
3 32 (33.68%) Cucumber
4 27 (28.42%) Git (software)
4 27 (28.42%) Maven
4 27 (28.42%) SoapUI
5 25 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (24.21%) Eclipse
7 22 (23.16%) JUnit
8 20 (21.05%) Jenkins
9 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
10 13 (13.68%) Ant
11 12 (12.63%) HP UFT
12 10 (10.53%) Gradle
13 9 (9.47%) JMeter
13 9 (9.47%) WebDriver
14 8 (8.42%) Bitbucket
15 7 (7.37%) LoadRunner
15 7 (7.37%) SpecFlow
16 5 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (26.32%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Marketing
2 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.53%) Electronics
3 10 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.32%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Law
6 1 (1.05%) Military
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Analyst
1 22 (23.16%) Test Analyst
2 17 (17.89%) Test Engineer
2 17 (17.89%) Test Manager
3 15 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Developer
4 12 (12.63%) Test Automation Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Team Leader
5 8 (8.42%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Test Leader
5 8 (8.42%) Tester
6 7 (7.37%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (6.32%) Java Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Software Tester
8 5 (5.26%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Developer in Test
9 4 (4.21%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.89%) SOAP
2 31 (32.63%) REST
2 31 (32.63%) XML
3 26 (27.37%) J2EE
4 19 (20.00%) .NET
5 17 (17.89%) Gherkin
6 16 (16.84%) Web Services
7 15 (15.79%) jQuery
8 12 (12.63%) CSS
8 12 (12.63%) HTML
8 12 (12.63%) Spring
9 11 (11.58%) JSON
10 10 (10.53%) Hibernate
10 10 (10.53%) JMS
10 10 (10.53%) RAML
10 10 (10.53%) WSDL
10 10 (10.53%) XSD
10 10 (10.53%) XSLT
11 7 (7.37%) .NET Framework
12 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Cyber Warfare
4 1 (1.05%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) Linux
2 20 (21.05%) Windows
3 18 (18.95%) Unix
4 11 (11.58%) Android
4 11 (11.58%) Windows Server
5 10 (10.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (64.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.11%) Scrum
3 38 (40.00%) TDD
4 34 (35.79%) BDD
5 28 (29.47%) Test Strategy
6 25 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 21 (22.11%) User Stories
8 20 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (17.89%) Acceptance Criteria
11 17 (17.89%) Functional Testing
11 17 (17.89%) Software Engineering
12 16 (16.84%) Software Delivery
13 14 (14.74%) API Design
14 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
15 12 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (12.63%) Kanban
15 12 (12.63%) Manual Testing
15 12 (12.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (42.11%) Java
2 38 (40.00%) SQL
3 33 (34.74%) C#
4 29 (30.53%) Python
5 23 (24.21%) C++
6 22 (23.16%) Groovy
7 21 (22.11%) JavaScript
8 20 (21.05%) Ruby
9 14 (14.74%) XPath
10 12 (12.63%) VBScript
11 11 (11.58%) Jython
12 8 (8.42%) Bash Shell
12 8 (8.42%) Perl
13 7 (7.37%) C
13 7 (7.37%) PHP
14 6 (6.32%) VB
15 4 (4.21%) Objective-C
16 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
17 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
17 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (35.79%) Degree
2 20 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.68%) ISEB
5 11 (11.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (7.37%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.16%) CCNA
7 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.16%) CISSP
7 3 (3.16%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.16%) GIAC
7 3 (3.16%) Linux+ Certification
7 3 (3.16%) MCSE
7 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (3.16%) SANS
7 3 (3.16%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (3.16%) SSCP
8 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Docker
2 4 (4.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) CA Service Virtualization
2 11 (11.58%) CloudHub
3 8 (8.42%) Puppet
4 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.21%) Salt
6 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (17.89%) HP
2 12 (12.63%) CA
3 11 (11.58%) MuleSoft
4 10 (10.53%) IBM
4 10 (10.53%) Oracle
4 10 (10.53%) SAP
5 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.16%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com