Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 9 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 121 273 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.19% 20.84% 7.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.25% 22.18% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 107 270 87
Somerset median annual salary £42,028 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.07% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,550
90th Percentile £58,750 £47,500 £48,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 913 1,231 1,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 91.94% 93.97% 88.63%
Number of salaries quoted 789 957 954
Somerset median annual salary £41,626 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.07% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,197 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 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 -12 50 £40,000 - 3
Taunton +2 46 £41,500 +10.67% 22
Yeovil +1 11 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Glastonbury -3 4 £47,125 +7.10%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 85 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (47.93%) C#
3 42 (34.71%) MVC
4 41 (33.88%) Java
5 38 (31.40%) .NET
6 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
7 30 (24.79%) Scrum
8 28 (23.14%) SQL
8 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
8 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (21.49%) BDD
9 26 (21.49%) Software Testing
10 24 (19.83%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (19.01%) DevOps
12 22 (18.18%) Mentoring
12 22 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (18.18%) WPF
12 22 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 21 (17.36%) System Testing
13 21 (17.36%) HTML
13 21 (17.36%) CSS
14 20 (16.53%) Web Services
14 20 (16.53%) Software Engineering
14 20 (16.53%) SC Cleared
14 20 (16.53%) Selenium
15 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (14.88%) Jenkins
17 17 (14.05%) QA
18 16 (13.22%) 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 (2.48%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.83%) Mule ESB
2 1 (0.83%) nginx
2 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) Hadoop
2 15 (12.40%) Geospatial Data
2 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.26%) Big Data
4 9 (7.44%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.13%) MySQL
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (16.53%) Selenium
3 18 (14.88%) Jenkins
4 15 (12.40%) Cucumber
5 13 (10.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (6.61%) JMeter
6 8 (6.61%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
7 7 (5.79%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.31%) Ant
9 4 (3.31%) Gradle
9 4 (3.31%) Maven
10 3 (2.48%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.48%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.48%) GoCD
10 3 (2.48%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.65%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.65%) Moq
11 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (4.13%) Retail
2 4 (3.31%) Electronics
3 3 (2.48%) Finance
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (31.40%) Developer
2 28 (23.14%) Test Engineer
3 22 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
4 11 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.26%) QA Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Automation Test Lead
6 9 (7.44%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Software Test Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Tester
8 7 (5.79%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.96%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) HTML Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (31.40%) .NET
2 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
2 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (18.18%) WPF
4 21 (17.36%) CSS
4 21 (17.36%) HTML
5 20 (16.53%) Web Services
6 13 (10.74%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.26%) Entity Framework
7 10 (8.26%) jQuery
7 10 (8.26%) RESTful
8 9 (7.44%) Ajax
8 9 (7.44%) JSP
8 9 (7.44%) SOAP
8 9 (7.44%) XML
9 7 (5.79%) LAMP
10 3 (2.48%) Velocity
10 3 (2.48%) WinForms
11 2 (1.65%) REST
11 2 (1.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
1 6 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.48%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.83%) Animation
3 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Windows
1 5 (4.13%) Windows 10
1 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
1 5 (4.13%) Windows Server
1 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (3.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.71%) MVC
3 30 (24.79%) Scrum
4 26 (21.49%) BDD
4 26 (21.49%) Software Testing
5 24 (19.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (19.01%) DevOps
7 22 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 21 (17.36%) System Testing
9 20 (16.53%) Software Engineering
10 15 (12.40%) TDD
11 14 (11.57%) SDLC
12 11 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
12 11 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 11 (9.09%) Performance Testing
12 11 (9.09%) Unit Testing
12 11 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (8.26%) ATDD
14 9 (7.44%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 58 (47.93%) C#
2 41 (33.88%) Java
3 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
4 28 (23.14%) SQL
5 11 (9.09%) Ruby
6 5 (4.13%) VBScript
7 4 (3.31%) C
7 4 (3.31%) Python
8 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.83%) Java 8
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.83%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.53%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.57%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.61%) Degree
4 8 (6.61%) ISEB
4 8 (6.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (4.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.48%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.05%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Docker
2 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.48%) LXC
3 3 (2.48%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.65%) Firmware
5 1 (0.83%) Snort
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.31%) Packer
1 4 (3.31%) Terraform
2 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.48%) Puppet
3 2 (1.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.83%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (10.74%) Xamarin
2 8 (6.61%) ATG
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.79%) Google
4 4 (3.31%) VMware
5 1 (0.83%) EMC
5 1 (0.83%) hybris
5 1 (0.83%) SAP