Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 27 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 122 207 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 8.47% 9.64% 6.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.41% 10.56% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 124 178 116
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £32,150 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £65,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,297 1,961 1,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 90.07% 91.29% 90.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,045 1,607 1,317
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,250 £62,500 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Cirencester +7 39 £50,000 +42.86%
Gloucester +1 28 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Cheltenham -4 27 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Tewkesbury - 1 £34,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 84 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (48.36%) JIRA
3 52 (42.62%) Selenium
4 47 (38.52%) Java
5 46 (37.70%) SQL
6 45 (36.89%) Windows
6 45 (36.89%) Linux
7 40 (32.79%) TDD
7 40 (32.79%) Test Strategy
8 39 (31.97%) Jenkins
9 37 (30.33%) Python
10 35 (28.69%) C#
10 35 (28.69%) Scrum
10 35 (28.69%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (27.87%) SOAP
12 33 (27.05%) Cucumber
13 31 (25.41%) REST
13 31 (25.41%) Waterfall
14 30 (24.59%) JavaScript
15 29 (23.77%) .NET
15 29 (23.77%) BDD
16 28 (22.95%) SoapUI
17 27 (22.13%) Security Cleared
17 27 (22.13%) C++
17 27 (22.13%) Unix
18 26 (21.31%) Finance
18 26 (21.31%) Software Testing
18 26 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
19 25 (20.49%) Integration Testing
19 25 (20.49%) ISTQB

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 20 (16.39%) Apache
1 20 (16.39%) Tomcat
2 19 (15.57%) Confluence
3 15 (12.30%) IIS
4 7 (5.74%) Apache Spark
5 6 (4.92%) Apache Pig
6 5 (4.10%) Anypoint
6 5 (4.10%) GlassFish
6 5 (4.10%) Mule
6 5 (4.10%) Mule ESB
6 5 (4.10%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.10%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.82%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.85%) HTTP
2 10 (8.20%) SSL
3 6 (4.92%) Firewall
3 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.46%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.46%) IPsec
4 3 (2.46%) IPv4
4 3 (2.46%) IPv6
4 3 (2.46%) SNMP
4 3 (2.46%) SSH
4 3 (2.46%) VLAN
4 3 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) MySQL
2 17 (13.93%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.66%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.74%) Apache Accumulo
4 7 (5.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (5.74%) Big Data
5 6 (4.92%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.92%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.82%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.82%) MySQL Workbench
7 1 (0.82%) Redis
7 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (48.36%) JIRA
2 52 (42.62%) Selenium
3 39 (31.97%) Jenkins
4 33 (27.05%) Cucumber
5 28 (22.95%) SoapUI
6 25 (20.49%) Git (software)
6 25 (20.49%) Maven
7 22 (18.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (18.03%) Eclipse
7 22 (18.03%) JUnit
8 18 (14.75%) Bitbucket
8 18 (14.75%) Visual Studio
9 17 (13.93%) Ant
9 17 (13.93%) HP UFT
10 11 (9.02%) JMeter
10 11 (9.02%) WebDriver
11 8 (6.56%) Gradle
12 7 (5.74%) WATIR
13 6 (4.92%) Robot Framework
13 6 (4.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (21.31%) Finance
2 13 (10.66%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Electronics
3 3 (2.46%) Law
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
3 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Test Manager
2 30 (24.59%) Analyst
2 30 (24.59%) Test Analyst
3 16 (13.11%) Developer
4 14 (11.48%) Test Automation Manager
4 14 (11.48%) Test Leader
5 13 (10.66%) Tester
6 10 (8.20%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Software Tester
8 7 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.92%) PHP Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.10%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Programme Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Test Programme Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.87%) SOAP
2 31 (25.41%) REST
3 29 (23.77%) .NET
4 21 (17.21%) XML
5 20 (16.39%) CSS
5 20 (16.39%) J2EE
5 20 (16.39%) jQuery
6 18 (14.75%) Gherkin
6 18 (14.75%) HTML
6 18 (14.75%) Web Services
7 9 (7.38%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET
8 8 (6.56%) Django
9 7 (5.74%) JSON
9 7 (5.74%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (5.74%) Spring
9 7 (5.74%) STL
10 6 (4.92%) Java EE
10 6 (4.92%) Node.js
10 6 (4.92%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.56%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.46%) Fintech
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) Arduino
6 1 (0.82%) Cyber Warfare
6 1 (0.82%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
6 1 (0.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 45 (36.89%) Linux
1 45 (36.89%) Windows
2 27 (22.13%) Unix
3 15 (12.30%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.56%) Android
5 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.79%) TDD
2 40 (32.79%) Test Strategy
3 35 (28.69%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (28.69%) Scrum
4 31 (25.41%) Waterfall
5 29 (23.77%) BDD
6 26 (21.31%) Software Testing
6 26 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (20.49%) Acceptance Criteria
7 25 (20.49%) Functional Testing
7 25 (20.49%) Integration Testing
8 23 (18.85%) Test Scripting
9 22 (18.03%) Non-Functional Testing
10 17 (13.93%) Test Management
11 16 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (11.48%) Information Assurance
12 14 (11.48%) User Stories
13 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
14 12 (9.84%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.52%) Java
2 46 (37.70%) SQL
3 37 (30.33%) Python
4 35 (28.69%) C#
5 30 (24.59%) JavaScript
6 27 (22.13%) C++
7 24 (19.67%) Bash Shell
7 24 (19.67%) Ruby
8 22 (18.03%) Groovy
9 19 (15.57%) C
10 17 (13.93%) VBScript
11 16 (13.11%) Jython
12 10 (8.20%) PHP
13 7 (5.74%) Perl
14 6 (4.92%) Objective-C
15 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
15 5 (4.10%) XPath
16 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.49%) ISTQB
3 24 (19.67%) Degree
4 22 (18.03%) DV Cleared
5 12 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (9.02%) ISEB
7 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.28%) CCNA
8 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.28%) CISSP
8 4 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (3.28%) GIAC
8 4 (3.28%) Linux+ Certification
8 4 (3.28%) MCSE
8 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (3.28%) SANS
8 4 (3.28%) SSCP
9 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.75%) QA
System Software
1 22 (18.03%) Docker
2 6 (4.92%) vSphere
3 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) CA Service Virtualization
1 17 (13.93%) Puppet
2 6 (4.92%) Salt
3 5 (4.10%) CloudHub
3 5 (4.10%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (13.93%) CA
1 17 (13.93%) HP
2 13 (10.66%) Atlassian
3 7 (5.74%) CA Agile Central
3 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.10%) IBM
4 5 (4.10%) MuleSoft
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle
5 2 (1.64%) Cisco
5 2 (1.64%) EMC
5 2 (1.64%) Google
5 2 (1.64%) Juniper
5 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.64%) SAP