Period
to 23 January 2019

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 6 months to 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 151 164 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.76% 13.09% 14.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.12% 14.24% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 87 159 165
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £29,450 £27,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £56,000 £52,500 £50,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 937 1,152 1,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 91.59% 91.94% 92.48%
Number of salaries quoted 639 979 956
Somerset median annual salary £45,000 £41,377 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.76% +3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,650 £26,125
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £57,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

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 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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 +7 57 £42,029 +20.08% 12
Bath +5 56 £45,000 +17.65% 15
Weston-super-Mare - 8 - -
Shepton Mallet - 6 £42,500 -
Street - 5 - -
Yeovil - 2 £45,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 75 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.40%) C#
3 49 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (31.13%) Continuous Delivery
5 45 (29.80%) .NET
6 43 (28.48%) Java
7 41 (27.15%) Software Engineering
8 38 (25.17%) Web Services
9 32 (21.19%) REST
9 32 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (21.19%) Mentoring
10 31 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (19.87%) DNA
12 29 (19.21%) Selenium
13 28 (18.54%) HTTP
13 28 (18.54%) Coaching
13 28 (18.54%) Exploratory Testing
14 27 (17.88%) Geospatial Data
15 25 (16.56%) Chatbot
15 25 (16.56%) Algorithms
15 25 (16.56%) Conversational UI
15 25 (16.56%) B2B
15 25 (16.56%) Scrum
16 22 (14.57%) Python
17 21 (13.91%) ASP.NET
17 21 (13.91%) MVC
17 21 (13.91%) System Testing
18 20 (13.25%) SQL
19 19 (12.58%) Hadoop
19 19 (12.58%) Team Foundation Server

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 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.32%) Apache
2 2 (1.32%) nginx
2 2 (1.32%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (16.56%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.66%) Firebase
4 1 (0.66%) npm
4 1 (0.66%) Office 365
4 1 (0.66%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.54%) HTTP
2 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.88%) Geospatial Data
2 19 (12.58%) Hadoop
3 12 (7.95%) GIS
3 12 (7.95%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (3.97%) Big Data
4 6 (3.97%) Power BI
5 5 (3.31%) CouchDB
5 5 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.65%) MySQL
7 3 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.32%) Redis
8 2 (1.32%) Riak
Development Applications
1 29 (19.21%) Selenium
2 19 (12.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (9.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (5.96%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.96%) SoapUI
5 8 (5.30%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.64%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.97%) Android Studio
7 6 (3.97%) Gradle
7 6 (3.97%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.31%) AccuRev
8 5 (3.31%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (2.65%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.99%) JMeter
11 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.32%) GitLab
11 2 (1.32%) JIRA
11 2 (1.32%) JUnit
11 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.66%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 12 (7.95%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.99%) Advertising
4 3 (1.99%) Electronics
4 3 (1.99%) Marketing
4 3 (1.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (26.49%) Test Engineer
2 37 (24.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 34 (22.52%) Developer
4 31 (20.53%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 31 (20.53%) Senior Test Engineer
5 23 (15.23%) Software Engineer
6 17 (11.26%) Lead Software Engineer
7 16 (10.60%) Analyst
8 12 (7.95%) .NET Developer
8 12 (7.95%) Java Engineer
9 11 (7.28%) Java Software Engineer
9 11 (7.28%) Software Developer
10 10 (6.62%) .NET Software Engineer
10 10 (6.62%) C# Developer
10 10 (6.62%) Test Analyst
11 9 (5.96%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (5.30%) Tester
13 7 (4.64%) Automation Tester
14 6 (3.97%) Android Developer
14 6 (3.97%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (29.80%) .NET
2 38 (25.17%) Web Services
3 32 (21.19%) REST
4 21 (13.91%) ASP.NET
5 15 (9.93%) .NET Framework
5 15 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (9.93%) RESTful
6 14 (9.27%) WPF
7 13 (8.61%) CSS
8 8 (5.30%) HTML
9 7 (4.64%) jQuery
10 6 (3.97%) Android SDK
10 6 (3.97%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.97%) JSON
10 6 (3.97%) SOAP
11 5 (3.31%) Ajax
11 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (3.31%) Gson
11 5 (3.31%) Middleware
11 5 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) Algorithms
2 12 (7.95%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.31%) Life Science
5 3 (1.99%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.99%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.66%) Animation
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.30%) Android
1 8 (5.30%) Linux
2 6 (3.97%) Windows
3 5 (3.31%) Debian
3 5 (3.31%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (31.13%) Continuous Delivery
4 41 (27.15%) Software Engineering
5 32 (21.19%) Mentoring
6 30 (19.87%) DNA
7 28 (18.54%) Coaching
7 28 (18.54%) Exploratory Testing
8 25 (16.56%) B2B
8 25 (16.56%) Conversational UI
8 25 (16.56%) Scrum
9 21 (13.91%) MVC
9 21 (13.91%) System Testing
10 19 (12.58%) Technical Leadership
11 18 (11.92%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (11.26%) Collaborative Working
13 14 (9.27%) Unit Testing
14 13 (8.61%) BDD
14 13 (8.61%) Thought Leadership
15 12 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (40.40%) C#
2 43 (28.48%) Java
3 22 (14.57%) Python
4 20 (13.25%) SQL
5 18 (11.92%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.28%) Ruby
7 9 (5.96%) PHP
8 6 (3.97%) R
9 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.31%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.32%) Erlang
11 2 (1.32%) Java 8
11 2 (1.32%) Perl
11 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.66%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.66%) C
12 1 (0.66%) ES6
12 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.31%) Degree
5 4 (2.65%) ISEB
6 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.60%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.97%) Docker
2 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.99%) Xen
4 2 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) Ansible
1 3 (1.99%) Nmap
1 3 (1.99%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) Ganeti
2 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.32%) Marathon
2 2 (1.32%) Mesos
2 2 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.30%) Xamarin
3 5 (3.31%) FNZ
3 5 (3.31%) Tableau
3 5 (3.31%) VMware
4 3 (1.99%) SAP
5 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.66%) Facebook
5 1 (0.66%) Google
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle