Period
to 21 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 32 56
Rank change year-on-year -20 +24 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 97 196 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.48% 8.71% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.29% 9.64% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 91 154 78
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £59,250 £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 1330 2034 1833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 88.84% 90.40% 89.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1663 1481
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,550 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £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 21 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 21 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 -2 33 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Cirencester +8 29 £52,500 +50.00%
Gloucester -4 11 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Tewkesbury - 1 £34,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (47.42%) Selenium
3 43 (44.33%) JIRA
4 41 (42.27%) Java
5 39 (40.21%) SQL
5 39 (40.21%) Scrum
6 37 (38.14%) TDD
7 36 (37.11%) SOAP
8 35 (36.08%) C#
9 34 (35.05%) Degree
9 34 (35.05%) Cucumber
9 34 (35.05%) BDD
10 31 (31.96%) REST
10 31 (31.96%) XML
11 29 (29.90%) Python
11 29 (29.90%) Test Strategy
12 27 (27.84%) SoapUI
12 27 (27.84%) Maven
12 27 (27.84%) Git (software)
12 27 (27.84%) Linux
13 26 (26.80%) J2EE
13 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
14 25 (25.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (25.77%) C++
14 25 (25.77%) Finance
15 23 (23.71%) JUnit
15 23 (23.71%) Eclipse
16 22 (22.68%) Groovy
16 22 (22.68%) ISTQB
16 22 (22.68%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (21.65%) Apache
1 21 (21.65%) Tomcat
2 12 (12.37%) Confluence
3 11 (11.34%) IIS
3 11 (11.34%) Mule
3 11 (11.34%) Mule ESB
4 10 (10.31%) Anypoint
4 10 (10.31%) GlassFish
4 10 (10.31%) WebLogic
4 10 (10.31%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.12%) Apache Pig
6 3 (3.09%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.03%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.03%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.03%) Route 53
4 1 (1.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.49%) HTTP
2 6 (6.19%) Internet
2 6 (6.19%) SSL
3 5 (5.15%) SSH
4 4 (4.12%) Firewall
4 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.03%) IPsec
5 1 (1.03%) IPv4
5 1 (1.03%) IPv6
5 1 (1.03%) SNMP
5 1 (1.03%) VLAN
5 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.62%) MySQL
2 19 (19.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (10.31%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (7.22%) Hadoop
6 5 (5.15%) Big Data
6 5 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.12%) Apache Hive
8 3 (3.09%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.03%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.03%) MySQL Workbench
9 1 (1.03%) Redis
9 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (47.42%) Selenium
2 43 (44.33%) JIRA
3 34 (35.05%) Cucumber
4 27 (27.84%) Git (software)
4 27 (27.84%) Maven
4 27 (27.84%) SoapUI
5 25 (25.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (23.71%) Eclipse
6 23 (23.71%) JUnit
7 20 (20.62%) Jenkins
8 17 (17.53%) Visual Studio
9 13 (13.40%) Ant
10 12 (12.37%) HP UFT
11 10 (10.31%) Gradle
11 10 (10.31%) JMeter
12 9 (9.28%) LoadRunner
12 9 (9.28%) WebDriver
13 8 (8.25%) Bitbucket
14 7 (7.22%) SpecFlow
15 5 (5.15%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 11 (11.34%) Marketing
2 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.31%) Electronics
3 10 (10.31%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.19%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Automotive
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Military
6 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Analyst
1 25 (25.77%) Test Analyst
2 17 (17.53%) Test Engineer
2 17 (17.53%) Test Manager
3 15 (15.46%) Software Engineer
4 12 (12.37%) Test Automation Manager
5 11 (11.34%) Developer
6 8 (8.25%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Test Leader
6 8 (8.25%) Tester
7 7 (7.22%) Test Team Leader
8 6 (6.19%) Java Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.15%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.12%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.11%) SOAP
2 31 (31.96%) REST
2 31 (31.96%) XML
3 26 (26.80%) J2EE
4 19 (19.59%) .NET
5 17 (17.53%) Gherkin
6 16 (16.49%) Web Services
7 15 (15.46%) jQuery
8 12 (12.37%) CSS
8 12 (12.37%) HTML
9 11 (11.34%) JSON
9 11 (11.34%) Spring
10 10 (10.31%) Hibernate
10 10 (10.31%) JMS
10 10 (10.31%) RAML
10 10 (10.31%) WSDL
10 10 (10.31%) XSD
10 10 (10.31%) XSLT
11 7 (7.22%) .NET Framework
12 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.15%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (5.15%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.03%) Cyber Warfare
4 1 (1.03%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.84%) Linux
2 20 (20.62%) Windows
3 19 (19.59%) Unix
4 11 (11.34%) Android
4 11 (11.34%) Windows Server
5 10 (10.31%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.12%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.21%) Scrum
3 37 (38.14%) TDD
4 34 (35.05%) BDD
5 29 (29.90%) Test Strategy
6 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
7 22 (22.68%) Non-Functional Testing
7 22 (22.68%) User Stories
8 21 (21.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (18.56%) Functional Testing
10 17 (17.53%) Acceptance Criteria
10 17 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (17.53%) Software Engineering
11 16 (16.49%) Software Delivery
12 14 (14.43%) API Design
12 14 (14.43%) Test Scripting
13 13 (13.40%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (13.40%) Manual Testing
13 13 (13.40%) Waterfall
14 12 (12.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.27%) Java
2 39 (40.21%) SQL
3 35 (36.08%) C#
4 29 (29.90%) Python
5 25 (25.77%) C++
6 22 (22.68%) Groovy
7 21 (21.65%) JavaScript
7 21 (21.65%) Ruby
8 14 (14.43%) XPath
9 12 (12.37%) VBScript
10 11 (11.34%) Jython
11 8 (8.25%) Bash Shell
11 8 (8.25%) Perl
12 7 (7.22%) C
13 6 (6.19%) PHP
13 6 (6.19%) VB
14 4 (4.12%) Objective-C
15 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
16 1 (1.03%) Apex Code
16 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (35.05%) Degree
2 22 (22.68%) ISTQB
3 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
4 15 (15.46%) ISEB
5 11 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (9.28%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.09%) CCNA
7 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.09%) CISSP
7 3 (3.09%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.09%) GIAC
7 3 (3.09%) Linux+ Certification
7 3 (3.09%) MCSE
7 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (3.09%) SANS
7 3 (3.09%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (3.09%) SSCP
8 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) Docker
2 4 (4.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) CA Service Virtualization
2 11 (11.34%) CloudHub
3 8 (8.25%) Puppet
4 5 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.12%) Salt
6 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) HP
2 12 (12.37%) CA
3 11 (11.34%) MuleSoft
4 10 (10.31%) IBM
4 10 (10.31%) Oracle
4 10 (10.31%) SAP
5 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.09%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com