Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Test Lead was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation Leader
South West > Somerset
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 122 -
Rank change year-on-year +46 - -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Test Lead 10 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.05% 0.072% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.075% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 0
Somerset median annual salary £44,500 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.00% - -
South West median annual salary £47,029 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.94% - +17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 899 1,340 1,310
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 97.10% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 725 1,101 1,126
Somerset median annual salary £42,029 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

Automation Test Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings that featured Automation Test Lead in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Lead in Somerset

Automation Test Lead
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Automation Test Lead in Somerset

Automation Test Lead
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Lead within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 9 £45,750 - 3
Automation Test Lead
South West

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Automation Test Lead job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Somerset region featuring Automation Test Lead in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Big Data
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
3 7 (70.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (70.00%) Ruby
3 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (70.00%) JMeter
3 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
4 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (60.00%) DevOps
5 5 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 5 (50.00%) BDD
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Data Science
6 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (10.00%) GDPR
9 1 (10.00%) Advertising

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Big Data
2 7 (70.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (70.00%) JMeter
2 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
2 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (40.00%) Data Science
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR