Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 38 27
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 75 132 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 12.27% 7.15% 8.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.25% 7.78% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 68 109 122
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,375 £65,000 £55,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 566 1,696 1,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 92.64% 91.82% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 431 1,298 1,292
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
South West median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Gloucester +28 23 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Cheltenham +17 21 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Cirencester -2 8 £45,000 -18.18%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 54 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) Scrum
3 28 (37.33%) Java
4 26 (34.67%) QA
4 26 (34.67%) DevOps
5 24 (32.00%) DV Cleared
5 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
6 22 (29.33%) Python
7 20 (26.67%) OO
8 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
8 19 (25.33%) C++
8 19 (25.33%) Docker
9 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
10 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
10 16 (21.33%) RESTful
11 15 (20.00%) JIRA
11 15 (20.00%) Linux
11 15 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 14 (18.67%) AWS
12 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
12 14 (18.67%) C
12 14 (18.67%) Selenium
12 14 (18.67%) TDD
13 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
13 13 (17.33%) CentOS
13 13 (17.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (17.33%) Manual Testing
13 13 (17.33%) Red Hat
13 13 (17.33%) Open Source
13 13 (17.33%) Confluence

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 (17.33%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.67%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) AWS
2 5 (6.67%) Azure
3 4 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.33%) GCP
4 3 (4.00%) GitHub
5 1 (1.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.33%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.33%) Force.com
5 1 (1.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (8.00%) Network Security
3 3 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) MySQL
3 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
2 15 (20.00%) JIRA
3 14 (18.67%) Selenium
4 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.67%) REST Assured
7 4 (5.33%) Bitbucket
7 4 (5.33%) Grunt
7 4 (5.33%) gulp
7 4 (5.33%) webpack
8 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.67%) git-flow
9 2 (2.67%) JMeter
10 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.33%) Cypress.io
10 1 (1.33%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
10 1 (1.33%) Postman
10 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) Tester
3 18 (24.00%) Software Tester
4 10 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
5 6 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Systems Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (5.33%) Salesforce Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Manual Tester
7 3 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Systems Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) RESTful
2 13 (17.33%) Apache NiFi
2 13 (17.33%) Kafka
3 12 (16.00%) CSS
3 12 (16.00%) HTML
4 11 (14.67%) .NET
4 11 (14.67%) AngularJS
5 10 (13.33%) Middleware
6 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
7 7 (9.33%) jQuery
8 6 (8.00%) Node.js
8 6 (8.00%) REST
9 5 (6.67%) React
9 5 (6.67%) Vue.js
10 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.33%) Laravel
10 4 (5.33%) React Native
10 4 (5.33%) Redux
10 4 (5.33%) SOAP
10 4 (5.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Reinsurance
4 5 (6.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.33%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Linux
2 13 (17.33%) CentOS
2 13 (17.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) Scrum
3 26 (34.67%) DevOps
4 20 (26.67%) OO
5 15 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 14 (18.67%) TDD
7 13 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (17.33%) Manual Testing
7 13 (17.33%) Open Source
7 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
7 13 (17.33%) Technical Leadership
8 12 (16.00%) Business Development
8 12 (16.00%) Line Management
8 12 (16.00%) OOD
9 11 (14.67%) SDLC
10 10 (13.33%) BDD
10 10 (13.33%) Test Management
11 9 (12.00%) MVC
11 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.33%) Java
2 22 (29.33%) Python
3 19 (25.33%) C++
4 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
5 14 (18.67%) C
6 11 (14.67%) C#
7 6 (8.00%) PHP
7 6 (8.00%) SQL
8 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.67%) Perl
11 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.33%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.33%) ES6
11 1 (1.33%) Go
11 1 (1.33%) Ruby
11 1 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) DV Cleared
1 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.00%) Degree
3 5 (6.67%) HNC
3 5 (6.67%) HND
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (34.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Docker
2 7 (9.33%) Firmware
3 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Ansible
2 4 (5.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.33%) Grafana
3 1 (1.33%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.33%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.67%) VMware
4 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.33%) Zend
5 3 (4.00%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.00%) Talend
6 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.33%) Splunk