Period
to 20 August 2018

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 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 29 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 6.45% 4.08% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.79% 4.48% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31 27 5
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +40.00% -52.38%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,250 £23,200
90th Percentile £62,500 £49,750 £37,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -3.75%

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 574 648 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 94.88% 91.14% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 480 570 463
Portsmouth median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,250
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
3 21 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 19 (48.72%) Software Testing
5 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
6 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
6 16 (41.03%) QA
6 16 (41.03%) Gherkin
7 15 (38.46%) Finance
7 15 (38.46%) SQL
8 14 (35.90%) Degree
9 13 (33.33%) Web Services
10 12 (30.77%) JIRA
10 12 (30.77%) Selenium
10 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
10 12 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (28.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
13 9 (23.08%) Eclipse
13 9 (23.08%) ISEB
13 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
13 9 (23.08%) SAP
13 9 (23.08%) Python
13 9 (23.08%) Java
13 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
13 9 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (23.08%) JMeter
13 9 (23.08%) Kanban
13 9 (23.08%) WebDriver

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 12 (30.77%) JIRA
1 12 (30.77%) Selenium
2 11 (28.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (23.08%) Eclipse
3 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 9 (23.08%) JMeter
3 9 (23.08%) Robot Framework
3 9 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 8 (20.51%) JIRA Agile
5 7 (17.95%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.56%) Moq
6 1 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) JIRA Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
6 6 (15.38%) Tester
7 5 (12.82%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (12.82%) Web Analyst
7 5 (12.82%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) Manual Tester
8 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (10.26%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) Software Tester
8 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
8 4 (10.26%) Web Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) Gherkin
2 13 (33.33%) Web Services
3 8 (20.51%) XML
4 7 (17.95%) SAP Fiori
5 6 (15.38%) .NET
6 4 (10.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (7.69%) Ajax
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.56%) JSON
8 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
3 21 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 19 (48.72%) Software Testing
5 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
7 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
8 9 (23.08%) Kanban
8 9 (23.08%) Open Source
8 9 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
11 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
13 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
13 3 (7.69%) Microservices
13 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) Python
3 6 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
3 14 (35.90%) Degree
4 9 (23.08%) ISEB
4 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) SAP
2 7 (17.95%) HP
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.56%) Capita