Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Dorset > Poole
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 43 28
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 5 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 2.81% 1.79% 9.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.15% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 23
Poole median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% -9.33%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £33,750 £49,375 £61,250
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +1.19% +12.00%

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 433 233 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 86.95% 83.21% 89.43%
Number of salaries quoted 415 214 242
Poole median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24,400 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £51,150
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Poole region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
1 13 (92.86%) Linux
1 13 (92.86%) OO
1 13 (92.86%) Python
1 13 (92.86%) C++
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
1 13 (92.86%) Perl
1 13 (92.86%) Data Management
1 13 (92.86%) Software Testing
1 13 (92.86%) Bash Shell
1 13 (92.86%) QA
1 13 (92.86%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) SDLC
2 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) .NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) QA Engineer
1 13 (92.86%) Software QA Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Linux
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Data Management
1 13 (92.86%) Fault Analysis
1 13 (92.86%) OO
1 13 (92.86%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
2 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (7.14%) SDLC
2 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Bash Shell
1 13 (92.86%) C++
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
1 13 (92.86%) Perl
1 13 (92.86%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (92.86%) QA