Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £48,625 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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

Automation Tester
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 97 98
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.30% 1.50% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 1.54% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2 25 13
Somerset median annual salary £48,625 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.93% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £40,513 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £56,638 £44,500 £41,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +0.74%

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 990 1,296 1,239
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.70% 97.44% 98.02%
Number of salaries quoted 852 1,010 1,090
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £24,525 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £61,125 £62,625 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Somerset

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Somerset

Automation Tester
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 Tester within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 June 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
Glastonbury - 2 £48,625 -
Taunton +2 1 - -
Automation Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (33.33%) Velocity
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center

Automation Tester 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Velocity
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center