Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 66 65
Rank change year-on-year +38 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 8.52% 2.45% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.19% 2.72% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 42 18 9
Portsmouth median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +18.18% -31.25%
10th Percentile £27,200 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,875 £54,625 £46,250
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -2.35%

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 544 625 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 92.67% 90.19% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 474 544 543
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,875 £57,500 £60,000
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 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 27 (54.00%) Test Scripting
2 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.00%) Software Testing
4 22 (44.00%) QA
5 19 (38.00%) Manual Testing
5 19 (38.00%) Gherkin
5 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
6 18 (36.00%) Degree
7 17 (34.00%) Web Services
8 16 (32.00%) SQL
9 14 (28.00%) Finance
9 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
9 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 13 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (26.00%) Selenium
10 13 (26.00%) JIRA
10 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
10 13 (26.00%) Scenario Testing
11 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
12 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
12 11 (22.00%) ISEB
12 11 (22.00%) C#
12 11 (22.00%) XML
13 9 (18.00%) Python
13 9 (18.00%) Eclipse
13 9 (18.00%) Linux
13 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
13 9 (18.00%) Java
13 9 (18.00%) .NET
13 9 (18.00%) Ruby

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 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) JIRA
1 13 (26.00%) Selenium
1 13 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.00%) Eclipse
3 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (18.00%) JMeter
3 9 (18.00%) Robot Framework
3 9 (18.00%) SoapUI
3 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
3 9 (18.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (16.00%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (10.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.00%) Moq
6 1 (2.00%) NUnit
6 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.00%) Automotive
2 1 (2.00%) French Language
2 1 (2.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Test Engineer
2 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Web Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Tester
5 9 (18.00%) QA Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) QA Engineer
5 9 (18.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (18.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (18.00%) Web Engineer
6 8 (16.00%) JIRA Engineer
7 7 (14.00%) Developer
8 6 (12.00%) Manual Tester
8 6 (12.00%) Software Tester
8 6 (12.00%) Test Leader
9 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
9 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
9 5 (10.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) Gherkin
2 17 (34.00%) Web Services
3 11 (22.00%) XML
4 9 (18.00%) .NET
4 9 (18.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (10.00%) Ajax
5 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (10.00%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Fintech
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Test Scripting
2 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.00%) Software Testing
4 19 (38.00%) Manual Testing
4 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
5 13 (26.00%) Scenario Testing
5 13 (26.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (18.00%) Kanban
6 9 (18.00%) Open Source
6 9 (18.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.00%) Microservices
9 5 (10.00%) MVC
9 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) C#
3 9 (18.00%) Java
3 9 (18.00%) Python
3 9 (18.00%) Ruby
4 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Degree
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) ISEB
3 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) HP
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) Atlassian