Period
to 22 July 2017

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

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 59 74
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.60% 1.54% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.12% 1.79% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 6
Portsmouth median annual salary £35,000 £25,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -72.22% +157.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,625 £30,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £35,625 £93,750
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%

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 644 448 519
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 89.69% 86.49% 84.80%
Number of salaries quoted 574 422 454
Portsmouth median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,000 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £55,000 £55,000
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%

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 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) Selenium
3 17 (51.52%) C#
4 16 (48.48%) ISTQB
4 16 (48.48%) Manual Testing
5 13 (39.39%) Java
6 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 12 (36.36%) JIRA
6 12 (36.36%) QA
7 11 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
8 10 (30.30%) SQL
8 10 (30.30%) Web Services
9 9 (27.27%) Linux
9 9 (27.27%) MVC
9 9 (27.27%) Ruby
9 9 (27.27%) Scrum
9 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
9 9 (27.27%) Unit Testing
9 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
10 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
10 8 (24.24%) ISEB
11 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
11 7 (21.21%) HTML
11 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
11 7 (21.21%) Degree
11 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Kanban
12 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) Web Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (72.73%) Selenium
2 12 (36.36%) JIRA
3 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
4 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
5 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
6 6 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 6 (18.18%) HP UFT
6 6 (18.18%) IntelliJ
6 6 (18.18%) JIRA Agile
6 6 (18.18%) JMeter
6 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner
6 6 (18.18%) Zephyr
7 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.03%) JBehave
8 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
8 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Test Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) Software Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) Software Test Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Test Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (18.18%) QA Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Automation Test Lead
6 5 (15.15%) Software Tester
6 5 (15.15%) Tester
7 4 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) QA Test Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
9 2 (6.06%) Web Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Web Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) HTML
3 6 (18.18%) .NET
3 6 (18.18%) JMS
4 3 (9.09%) WCF
5 2 (6.06%) Ajax
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.03%) Java EE
6 1 (3.03%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Manual Testing
3 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 11 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
6 9 (27.27%) MVC
6 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 9 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Kanban
7 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (18.18%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (18.18%) OOP
8 6 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Web Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Agile Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (9.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 10 (30.30%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) Ruby
5 6 (18.18%) C
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (6.06%) Perl
8 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) ISTQB
2 8 (24.24%) ISEB
3 7 (21.21%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) HP
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
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