Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Poole 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Dorset > Poole
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 52 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 -22 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 4.10% 2.90% 6.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 3.22% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 23
Poole median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -23.53% +27.82%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £51,250
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -18.75% +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 Poole with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Poole
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 350 311 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 89.74% 90.14% 86.25%
Number of salaries quoted 339 297 241
Poole median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,610 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £48,750
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.69%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Poole

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Poole.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Poole

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Poole

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Poole.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Poole

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Poole

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Poole over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Poole

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Poole region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) QA
2 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
3 6 (37.50%) User Stories
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) REST
3 6 (37.50%) Fault Analysis
3 6 (37.50%) JSON
3 6 (37.50%) OO
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (37.50%) SOAP
3 6 (37.50%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) BDD

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Poole 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 6 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Software QA Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Software Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Software Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
1 6 (37.50%) REST
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
1 6 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Contactless
1 3 (18.75%) EMV
1 3 (18.75%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Fault Analysis
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) User Stories
2 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Kanban
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 6 (37.50%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft