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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 25 42
Rank change year-on-year -27 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 101 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.40% 10.42% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 11.91% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 35 83 49
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 848 848 918
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 91.58% 87.51% 86.52%
Number of salaries quoted 671 623 756
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £33,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +7 16 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Cheltenham -20 13 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Cirencester -19 9 £29,000 -13.43%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 88 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (50.00%) Java
3 60 (42.25%) Security Cleared
4 58 (40.85%) Selenium
5 50 (35.21%) C#
6 45 (31.69%) C++
7 44 (30.99%) Cucumber
8 42 (29.58%) DV Cleared
8 42 (29.58%) ISTQB
8 42 (29.58%) Linux
9 41 (28.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 37 (26.06%) Python
11 36 (25.35%) TDD
11 36 (25.35%) Cybersecurity
12 35 (24.65%) ISEB
13 33 (23.24%) JIRA
13 33 (23.24%) Test Strategy
14 31 (21.83%) Test Scripting
14 31 (21.83%) SQL
15 30 (21.13%) Finance
16 28 (19.72%) SOAP
16 28 (19.72%) Functional Testing
17 26 (18.31%) Ruby
18 25 (17.61%) Windows
18 25 (17.61%) User Stories
19 24 (16.90%) Web Services
19 24 (16.90%) LoadRunner
19 24 (16.90%) Software Engineering
19 24 (16.90%) REST
20 23 (16.20%) HP

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 (9.15%) Tomcat
1 13 (9.15%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.04%) Confluence
3 7 (4.93%) IIS
3 7 (4.93%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.23%) Anypoint
4 6 (4.23%) Apache
4 6 (4.23%) GlassFish
4 6 (4.23%) Mule
4 6 (4.23%) Mule ESB
5 5 (3.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.70%) FileNet
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (9.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) Internet
2 5 (3.52%) SSH
3 2 (1.41%) Network Security
3 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) FTP
4 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) MySQL
2 7 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.52%) Apache Accumulo
4 5 (3.52%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) Big Data
6 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.70%) DB2
6 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (40.85%) Selenium
2 44 (30.99%) Cucumber
3 33 (23.24%) JIRA
4 24 (16.90%) LoadRunner
5 22 (15.49%) JUnit
6 21 (14.79%) Git (software)
6 21 (14.79%) SoapUI
7 19 (13.38%) Maven
8 18 (12.68%) JMeter
9 17 (11.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (9.15%) Eclipse
10 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
11 12 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (8.45%) Visual Studio
12 11 (7.75%) TestNG
12 11 (7.75%) WebDriver
13 8 (5.63%) Subversion
14 6 (4.23%) Gradle
14 6 (4.23%) SpecFlow
14 6 (4.23%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (21.13%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 16 (11.27%) Electronics
4 15 (10.56%) Manufacturing
5 14 (9.86%) Marketing
6 9 (6.34%) Banking
7 4 (2.82%) Back Office
8 2 (1.41%) Games
8 2 (1.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (24.65%) Test Engineer
2 34 (23.94%) Analyst
2 34 (23.94%) Test Analyst
3 23 (16.20%) Tester
4 19 (13.38%) Software Engineer
5 18 (12.68%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (8.45%) Automation Tester
6 12 (8.45%) Software Analyst
6 12 (8.45%) Software Test Analyst
7 11 (7.75%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.04%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Junior
9 8 (5.63%) Test Specialist
10 7 (4.93%) Java Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Java Software Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Junior Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Junior Test Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Research Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.72%) SOAP
2 24 (16.90%) REST
2 24 (16.90%) Web Services
3 22 (15.49%) XML
4 14 (9.86%) JSON
5 13 (9.15%) .NET
5 13 (9.15%) Hibernate
5 13 (9.15%) J2EE
5 13 (9.15%) Spring
6 11 (7.75%) Gherkin
7 7 (4.93%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (4.93%) EJB
7 7 (4.93%) Java SE
7 7 (4.93%) Middleware
7 7 (4.93%) RESTful
8 6 (4.23%) XSD
8 6 (4.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.93%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.93%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.93%) User Experience
4 5 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.70%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.58%) Linux
2 25 (17.61%) Windows
3 18 (12.68%) Android
3 18 (12.68%) Apple iOS
4 17 (11.97%) Unix
5 9 (6.34%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.70%) AIX
6 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.87%) Non-Functional Testing
3 36 (25.35%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (25.35%) TDD
4 33 (23.24%) Test Strategy
5 31 (21.83%) Test Scripting
6 28 (19.72%) Functional Testing
7 25 (17.61%) User Stories
8 24 (16.90%) Software Engineering
9 22 (15.49%) BDD
9 22 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (15.49%) Scrum
9 22 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (12.68%) Manual Testing
11 17 (11.97%) Scenario Testing
11 17 (11.97%) Wealth Management
12 15 (10.56%) Continuous Deployment
12 15 (10.56%) Programme Management
13 14 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (9.86%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 71 (50.00%) Java
2 50 (35.21%) C#
3 45 (31.69%) C++
4 37 (26.06%) Python
5 31 (21.83%) SQL
6 26 (18.31%) Ruby
7 21 (14.79%) C
8 16 (11.27%) Perl
9 11 (7.75%) XPath
10 10 (7.04%) Bash Shell
11 9 (6.34%) VB
12 8 (5.63%) PHP
13 7 (4.93%) Groovy
13 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
13 7 (4.93%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.70%) VB6
15 1 (0.70%) VBA
15 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (42.25%) Security Cleared
2 42 (29.58%) DV Cleared
2 42 (29.58%) ISTQB
3 35 (24.65%) ISEB
4 19 (13.38%) Degree
5 7 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.11%) PhD
8 2 (1.41%) CEH
8 2 (1.41%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.41%) EC-Council LPT
8 2 (1.41%) ECSA
8 2 (1.41%) EnCE
8 2 (1.41%) GCFA
8 2 (1.41%) GIAC
8 2 (1.41%) GPEN
8 2 (1.41%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.15%) QA
2 7 (4.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.52%) Docker
2 3 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.23%) CloudHub
3 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.52%) Puppet
4 2 (1.41%) EnCase
Vendors
1 23 (16.20%) HP
2 14 (9.86%) SAP
3 13 (9.15%) IBM
4 9 (6.34%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.93%) Oracle
6 6 (4.23%) MuleSoft
7 5 (3.52%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (2.82%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.11%) VMware
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Just Education
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago