Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £37,250 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 112 106
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 10 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.81% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 3
Somerset median annual salary £37,250 £33,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.37% -10.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £38,000 £38,750
South West median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year +33.33% -3.23% +12.32%

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 1,205 1,221 1,216
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 97.37% 98.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,026 1,045 1,034
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,125 £24,000 £24,992
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Somerset over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram 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 16 January 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
Bath -10 7 £33,000 +1.54% 1
Taunton +17 2 £37,000 +5.71%
Automation Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) GitLab
5 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) GitLab
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft