The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 43 47
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.57% 2.01% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.14% 2.25% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 4
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -69.44%  
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 Portsmouth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 311 222 251
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 88.86% 89.16% 86.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 748 672
Median salary £43,500 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -6.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Selenium
3 18 (47.37%) Manual Testing
3 18 (47.37%) ISTQB
4 16 (42.11%) C#
5 15 (39.47%) Java
6 13 (34.21%) JIRA
6 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
7 12 (31.58%) QA
7 12 (31.58%) Web Services
7 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
8 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
8 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
9 10 (26.32%) SoapUI
10 9 (23.68%) Ruby
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
10 9 (23.68%) Linux
10 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
10 9 (23.68%) SQL
10 9 (23.68%) Performance Testing
10 9 (23.68%) Kanban
10 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
11 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) Degree
11 8 (21.05%) Zephyr
11 8 (21.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (21.05%) JIRA Agile
11 8 (21.05%) Matrix Organization

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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:

Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (65.79%) Selenium
2 13 (34.21%) JIRA
3 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
4 10 (26.32%) SoapUI
5 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
6 8 (21.05%) Eclipse
6 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
6 8 (21.05%) IntelliJ
6 8 (21.05%) JIRA Agile
6 8 (21.05%) JMeter
6 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
6 8 (21.05%) Zephyr
7 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.63%) JBehave
8 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 16 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Software Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Software Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) QA Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 8 (21.05%) JMS
3 6 (15.79%) .NET
3 6 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) WCF
5 2 (5.26%) Ajax
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.63%) Java EE
6 1 (2.63%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Manual Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
5 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Kanban
6 9 (23.68%) Performance Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
7 8 (21.05%) Matrix Organization
7 8 (21.05%) MVC
8 6 (15.79%) OOP
8 6 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Web Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Agile Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (13.16%) Logistics
10 4 (10.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) Ruby
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) C
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) ISTQB
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) ISEB
2 8 (21.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
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