Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
Dorset > Poole
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 33 25
Rank change year-on-year -20 -8 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 2.72% 6.44% 10.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 7.76% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 20
Poole median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +20.30% +2.31%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £40,000 £51,250 £61,250
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +7.69%

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 327 245 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Poole 88.86% 83.05% 92.72%
Number of salaries quoted 312 236 200
Poole median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year - +2.74% -2.67%

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

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Poole

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Poole over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Poole

For the 6 months to 22 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 Poole region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (70.00%) C++
1 7 (70.00%) Python
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 6 (60.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) OO
2 6 (60.00%) Perl
2 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (60.00%) Fault Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Confluence
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) MSTest
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) QA Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Data Management
2 6 (60.00%) Fault Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) OO
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C++
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA