The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West / Somerset
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 15 51
Rank change year-on-year +5 +36  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 118 80 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 16.64% 12.10% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.29% 13.86% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 103 68 17
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £33,052 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,450 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 645 577 502
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 90.97% 87.29% 80.19%
Number of salaries quoted 467 505 446
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Somerset

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Somerset

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Somerset over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Somerset

Test Automation
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +6 48 £40,000 - 2
Taunton -8 24 £38,000 -4.47% 2
Yeovil - 2 £47,500 -
Portishead - 2 £45,000 -
Glastonbury - 1 £44,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 187 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (52.26%) Scrum
3 142 (49.48%) Java
4 121 (42.16%) C#
5 119 (41.46%) .NET
6 108 (37.63%) Unit Testing
7 103 (35.89%) Software Engineering
8 101 (35.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 86 (29.97%) Microsoft
10 83 (28.92%) Selenium
11 80 (27.87%) SQL
12 77 (26.83%) Windows
12 77 (26.83%) Security Cleared
13 76 (26.48%) ASP.NET
14 74 (25.78%) JavaScript
15 73 (25.44%) SQL Server
16 71 (24.74%) SC Cleared
17 66 (23.00%) BDD
18 60 (20.91%) Cucumber
19 57 (19.86%) C
19 57 (19.86%) HTML
20 56 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
21 55 (19.16%) Line Management
21 55 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
22 54 (18.82%) Software Testing
23 48 (16.72%) .NET Framework
24 45 (15.68%) Oracle
24 45 (15.68%) MVC
24 45 (15.68%) Windows Server
25 44 (15.33%) Web Services

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 39 (13.59%) IIS
2 4 (1.39%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.05%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.70%) CMS
4 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.35%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.35%) nginx
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.05%) Office 365
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.97%) Kerberos
2 11 (3.83%) HTTP
3 2 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.35%) ICMP
4 1 (0.35%) SSL
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (25.44%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.89%) NoSQL
3 34 (11.85%) Hadoop
4 31 (10.80%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.88%) Big Data
6 7 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.39%) MySQL
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 101 (35.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 83 (28.92%) Selenium
3 60 (20.91%) Cucumber
4 41 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 38 (13.24%) Visual Studio
6 30 (10.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 26 (9.06%) Git (software)
8 24 (8.36%) JUnit
8 24 (8.36%) WebDriver
9 18 (6.27%) Jenkins
10 15 (5.23%) Eclipse
11 14 (4.88%) JBehave
12 12 (4.18%) IntelliJ
12 12 (4.18%) JIRA
13 8 (2.79%) HP UFT
13 8 (2.79%) SoapUI
13 8 (2.79%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.44%) JMeter
15 6 (2.09%) Travis CI
16 5 (1.74%) Geb
General
1 17 (5.92%) Advertising
2 6 (2.09%) Finance
3 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.35%) Banking
4 1 (0.35%) Electronics
4 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (29.27%) Developer
2 66 (23.00%) Software Engineer
3 65 (22.65%) Test Engineer
4 51 (17.77%) Test Automation Engineer
5 43 (14.98%) Java Engineer
6 41 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 39 (13.59%) Analyst
8 34 (11.85%) Test Analyst
9 30 (10.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 29 (10.10%) Java Software Engineer
10 29 (10.10%) Lead Developer
11 28 (9.76%) Java Developer
12 27 (9.41%) Tester
13 26 (9.06%) .NET Software Engineer
13 26 (9.06%) Senior Software Engineer
14 23 (8.01%) Lead .NET Developer
15 22 (7.67%) Lead Software Engineer
16 21 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
16 21 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
17 20 (6.97%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (41.46%) .NET
2 76 (26.48%) ASP.NET
3 57 (19.86%) HTML
4 48 (16.72%) .NET Framework
5 44 (15.33%) Web Services
6 35 (12.20%) WPF
7 29 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (9.06%) Entity Framework
9 22 (7.67%) RESTful
10 21 (7.32%) XML
11 19 (6.62%) WCF
12 18 (6.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 18 (6.27%) WinForms
12 18 (6.27%) XSLT
13 10 (3.48%) AngularJS
14 9 (3.14%) Gherkin
15 8 (2.79%) CSS
15 8 (2.79%) REST
16 7 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 6 (2.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.62%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.74%) User Experience
4 3 (1.05%) RIA
5 2 (0.70%) Blog
5 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.70%) Replication
6 1 (0.35%) Animation
6 1 (0.35%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.35%) Robotics
6 1 (0.35%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 77 (26.83%) Windows
2 45 (15.68%) Windows Server
3 33 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (7.67%) Linux
5 13 (4.53%) Unix
6 3 (1.05%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (52.26%) Scrum
3 108 (37.63%) Unit Testing
4 103 (35.89%) Software Engineering
5 66 (23.00%) BDD
6 56 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 55 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (19.16%) Line Management
8 54 (18.82%) Software Testing
9 45 (15.68%) MVC
10 42 (14.63%) System Testing
11 41 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 40 (13.94%) Test Strategy
13 37 (12.89%) DevOps
14 33 (11.50%) Customer Requirements
15 31 (10.80%) TDD
15 31 (10.80%) Waterfall
16 30 (10.45%) Test Scripting
17 27 (9.41%) ETL
17 27 (9.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 142 (49.48%) Java
2 121 (42.16%) C#
3 80 (27.87%) SQL
4 74 (25.78%) JavaScript
5 57 (19.86%) C
6 32 (11.15%) C++
7 22 (7.67%) PowerShell
8 18 (6.27%) Python
8 18 (6.27%) T-SQL
8 18 (6.27%) XPath
8 18 (6.27%) XQuery
9 10 (3.48%) PHP
10 6 (2.09%) Groovy
11 4 (1.39%) Ruby
12 3 (1.05%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.05%) VBScript
13 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.35%) Scala
14 1 (0.35%) VB
14 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 71 (24.74%) SC Cleared
3 38 (13.24%) ISTQB
4 34 (11.85%) ISEB
5 22 (7.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (4.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (3.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.45%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.48%) Docker
3 1 (0.35%) Firmware
3 1 (0.35%) Snort
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.44%) Puppet
3 3 (1.05%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 86 (29.97%) Microsoft
2 45 (15.68%) Oracle
3 18 (6.27%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.35%) ATG
5 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.35%) VMware
Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: excellent benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
UK Hydrographic Office
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Flexi-time, work from home
Posted: 14 days ago