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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Dorset / Poole
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 17 22
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 18 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 3.36% 10.91% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 11.69% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 2
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,750 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £37,000
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 Poole with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Poole
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 143 154 78
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Poole 95.97% 93.33% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 128 149 68
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,164 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Poole

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Poole 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Poole

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Poole region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) OOD
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) People Management
6 1 (12.50%) MSTest
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
6 1 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Python

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Software Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Software Team Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) OOD
5 2 (25.00%) People Management
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Image Processing
6 1 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (12.50%) Product Management
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA