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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 59 66
Rank change year-on-year +39 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 66 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.48% 1.74% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.17% 2.01% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 55 11 5
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,222 £53,500 £60,000
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 591 548 461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 93.81% 86.71% 90.39%
Number of salaries quoted 473 481 403
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +13 24 £42,500 -19.04% 5
Taunton +8 12 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 77 (80.21%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (58.33%) Java
3 52 (54.17%) Scrum
4 46 (47.92%) Software Testing
5 45 (46.88%) BDD
6 43 (44.79%) Cucumber
7 40 (41.67%) ISTQB
8 39 (40.63%) Microsoft
9 36 (37.50%) SpecFlow
10 35 (36.46%) Waterfall
10 35 (36.46%) ISEB
10 35 (36.46%) Non-Functional Testing
10 35 (36.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 34 (35.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (32.29%) C#
13 30 (31.25%) Load Testing
13 30 (31.25%) Test Management
14 25 (26.04%) Security Testing
14 25 (26.04%) Performance Testing
15 23 (23.96%) Security Cleared
15 23 (23.96%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (22.92%) Selenium
16 22 (22.92%) SQL
17 21 (21.88%) User Stories
18 20 (20.83%) System Testing
19 19 (19.79%) Automated Testing
19 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
20 18 (18.75%) Unit Testing
21 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
21 17 (17.71%) Hadoop

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 3 (3.13%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.08%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.04%) nginx
3 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) Hadoop
2 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) Big Data
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (44.79%) Cucumber
2 36 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 34 (35.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (22.92%) Selenium
5 9 (9.38%) JUnit
5 9 (9.38%) Visual Studio
6 8 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 8 (8.33%) IntelliJ
7 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.17%) JBehave
8 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.04%) JIRA
9 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.04%) MSTest
9 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (9.38%) Advertising
2 4 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Test Engineer
2 32 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 18 (18.75%) Analyst
4 17 (17.71%) Java Engineer
4 17 (17.71%) Test Analyst
5 13 (13.54%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (13.54%) Senior Test Analyst
5 13 (13.54%) Senior Test Engineer
6 12 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (10.42%) Tester
8 9 (9.38%) Developer
9 7 (7.29%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) Software Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Software Tester
10 6 (6.25%) Test Manager
11 5 (5.21%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.21%) Java Developer
12 4 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
12 4 (4.17%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.17%) Entity Framework
2 4 (4.17%) HTML
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.13%) CSS
3 3 (3.13%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.13%) HTML5
3 3 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (1.04%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.04%) EJB
5 1 (1.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (80.21%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (54.17%) Scrum
3 46 (47.92%) Software Testing
4 45 (46.88%) BDD
5 35 (36.46%) Non-Functional Testing
5 35 (36.46%) Waterfall
6 30 (31.25%) Load Testing
6 30 (31.25%) Test Management
7 25 (26.04%) Performance Testing
7 25 (26.04%) Security Testing
8 23 (23.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (21.88%) User Stories
10 20 (20.83%) System Testing
11 19 (19.79%) Automated Testing
11 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
12 18 (18.75%) Unit Testing
13 15 (15.63%) Exploratory Testing
14 13 (13.54%) Line Management
14 13 (13.54%) Project Planning
15 12 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 56 (58.33%) Java
2 31 (32.29%) C#
3 22 (22.92%) SQL
4 11 (11.46%) C
5 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.25%) PHP
7 5 (5.21%) Python
8 2 (2.08%) Ruby
9 1 (1.04%) C++
9 1 (1.04%) Perl
9 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 35 (36.46%) ISEB
2 35 (36.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (23.96%) Security Cleared
4 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Docker
1 1 (1.04%) Snort
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Ansible
1 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
1 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.04%) Rancher
Vendors
1 39 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle
3 1 (1.04%) VMware
3 1 (1.04%) Xamarin
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