Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 76 59
Rank change year-on-year +39 -17 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 6.24% 1.17% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% 1.31% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 35 9 15
Portsmouth median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £27,200 £25,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,500 £52,750
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.13% -8.82% -

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 623 609 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 92.57% 89.17% 92.77%
Number of salaries quoted 515 524 579
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £22,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%

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 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 22 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 18 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) QA
4 16 (38.10%) Degree
5 15 (35.71%) Gherkin
6 14 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
7 13 (30.95%) SQL
7 13 (30.95%) Web Services
8 11 (26.19%) C#
9 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
9 10 (23.81%) Finance
9 10 (23.81%) .NET
9 10 (23.81%) ISEB
9 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
10 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 9 (21.43%) JIRA
10 9 (21.43%) XML
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
10 9 (21.43%) Ruby
10 9 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
11 8 (19.05%) Selenium
11 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
12 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 6 (14.29%) Java

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 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (21.43%) JIRA
3 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 8 (19.05%) Selenium
4 6 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
4 6 (14.29%) JMeter
4 6 (14.29%) Robot Framework
4 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
2 1 (2.38%) French Language
2 1 (2.38%) Law
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
1 15 (35.71%) Test Analyst
1 15 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Web Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Web Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) QA Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) QA Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) QA Test Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Web Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Tester
5 6 (14.29%) JIRA Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Manual Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Software Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Lead
7 4 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) Gherkin
2 13 (30.95%) Web Services
3 10 (23.81%) .NET
4 9 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (21.43%) XML
5 4 (9.52%) Ajax
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.14%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (2.38%) CSS
7 1 (2.38%) HTML
7 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 18 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (14.29%) Kanban
8 6 (14.29%) Open Source
8 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
10 4 (9.52%) Microservices
10 4 (9.52%) MVC
10 4 (9.52%) SDLC
10 4 (9.52%) Smoke Testing
10 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.52%) User Stories
10 4 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) Ruby
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.29%) Java
5 6 (14.29%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Degree
2 10 (23.81%) ISEB
2 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) SAP