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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 75 71
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 25 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.39% 2.35% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.62% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 23
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
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 771 953 917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 92.00% 89.65% 89.38%
Number of salaries quoted 625 603 742
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 - 8 £37,500 -
Cheltenham +6 2 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (67.50%) Selenium
3 26 (65.00%) ISTQB
3 26 (65.00%) Linux
4 25 (62.50%) Ruby
5 23 (57.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (55.00%) C#
6 22 (55.00%) Java
7 20 (50.00%) ISEB
7 20 (50.00%) Test Strategy
7 20 (50.00%) Cucumber
8 19 (47.50%) HP
9 18 (45.00%) Python
9 18 (45.00%) Windows
10 17 (42.50%) JMeter
10 17 (42.50%) JIRA
10 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
10 17 (42.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
11 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
12 15 (37.50%) Finance
12 15 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (37.50%) Scrum
12 15 (37.50%) TDD
12 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
13 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
14 12 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (27.50%) SDLC
15 11 (27.50%) DV Cleared
15 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center

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 6 (15.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) SSH
2 2 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (15.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 6 (15.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (67.50%) Selenium
2 20 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 17 (42.50%) JIRA
3 17 (42.50%) JMeter
3 17 (42.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (27.50%) LoadRunner
7 8 (20.00%) Bitbucket
7 8 (20.00%) Maven
7 8 (20.00%) Vagrant
7 8 (20.00%) Zephyr
8 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
9 6 (15.00%) WATIR
10 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
11 1 (2.50%) Appium
11 1 (2.50%) Gatling
11 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Manufacturing
2 9 (22.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (20.00%) Electronics
3 8 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Test Engineer
2 16 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Software Delivery Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Software Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Java Automation Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Web Services
2 9 (22.50%) XML
3 8 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 8 (20.00%) REST
3 8 (20.00%) SOAP
4 5 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 20 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 15 (37.50%) Scrum
5 15 (37.50%) TDD
6 12 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (27.50%) SDLC
8 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
9 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 8 (20.00%) BDD
9 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (20.00%) Data Transformation
9 8 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 8 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (20.00%) Kanban
9 8 (20.00%) Programme Management
9 8 (20.00%) Test Management
10 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (17.50%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) Ruby
2 22 (55.00%) C#
2 22 (55.00%) Java
3 18 (45.00%) Python
4 11 (27.50%) C++
4 11 (27.50%) SQL
5 8 (20.00%) XPath
6 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (15.00%) Perl
7 5 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (50.00%) ISEB
3 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
4 11 (27.50%) DV Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) Degree
6 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (15.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) HP
2 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) SAP
4 6 (15.00%) CA Agile Central
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