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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West / Somerset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 15 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 +33  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 112 87 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 16.21% 13.12% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.83% 14.92% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 98 73 16
Median salary £37,750 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.62% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,015 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,400 £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 628 583 494
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 90.88% 87.93% 79.81%
Number of salaries quoted 456 510 442
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £26,350
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 27 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 27 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 +3 47 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Taunton -8 23 £38,250 -5.62% 3
Portishead - 2 £45,000 -
Glastonbury - 1 £44,000 -
Yeovil - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 183 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (51.60%) Scrum
3 137 (48.75%) Java
4 118 (41.99%) C#
5 115 (40.93%) .NET
6 102 (36.30%) Unit Testing
7 97 (34.52%) Software Engineering
8 96 (34.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 85 (30.25%) Microsoft
10 83 (29.54%) Selenium
11 78 (27.76%) SQL
12 73 (25.98%) Windows
13 72 (25.62%) ASP.NET
14 71 (25.27%) Security Cleared
15 69 (24.56%) JavaScript
16 68 (24.20%) SQL Server
17 67 (23.84%) BDD
18 65 (23.13%) SC Cleared
19 61 (21.71%) Cucumber
20 55 (19.57%) Software Testing
21 54 (19.22%) Continuous Integration
22 53 (18.86%) Continuous Delivery
23 52 (18.51%) HTML
24 51 (18.15%) C
24 51 (18.15%) Line Management
25 45 (16.01%) .NET Framework
26 44 (15.66%) Web Services
26 44 (15.66%) MVC
27 42 (14.95%) SpecFlow
27 42 (14.95%) Non-Functional Testing

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 35 (12.46%) IIS
2 3 (1.07%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.07%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.71%) CMS
3 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.36%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) nginx
4 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.07%) Office 365
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.12%) Kerberos
2 11 (3.91%) HTTP
3 2 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) ICMP
4 1 (0.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.39%) Hadoop
2 32 (11.39%) NoSQL
3 27 (9.61%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.63%) Big Data
5 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.42%) MySQL
7 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 96 (34.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 83 (29.54%) Selenium
3 61 (21.71%) Cucumber
4 42 (14.95%) SpecFlow
5 37 (13.17%) Visual Studio
6 29 (10.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 25 (8.90%) Git (software)
8 24 (8.54%) JUnit
8 24 (8.54%) WebDriver
9 18 (6.41%) Jenkins
10 15 (5.34%) Eclipse
11 14 (4.98%) JBehave
12 12 (4.27%) IntelliJ
12 12 (4.27%) JIRA
13 8 (2.85%) HP UFT
13 8 (2.85%) SoapUI
13 8 (2.85%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.49%) JMeter
15 6 (2.14%) Travis CI
16 5 (1.78%) Geb
General
1 17 (6.05%) Advertising
2 5 (1.78%) Finance
3 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.36%) Banking
4 1 (0.36%) Electronics
4 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (29.54%) Developer
2 66 (23.49%) Test Engineer
3 60 (21.35%) Software Engineer
4 52 (18.51%) Test Automation Engineer
5 41 (14.59%) .NET Developer
5 41 (14.59%) Java Engineer
6 39 (13.88%) Analyst
7 34 (12.10%) Test Analyst
8 30 (10.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 30 (10.68%) Lead Developer
9 27 (9.61%) Java Developer
9 27 (9.61%) Java Software Engineer
9 27 (9.61%) Tester
10 24 (8.54%) Lead .NET Developer
11 23 (8.19%) .NET Software Engineer
11 23 (8.19%) Senior Software Engineer
12 21 (7.47%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (7.47%) Senior Test Analyst
13 20 (7.12%) Lead Software Engineer
13 20 (7.12%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (40.93%) .NET
2 72 (25.62%) ASP.NET
3 52 (18.51%) HTML
4 45 (16.01%) .NET Framework
5 44 (15.66%) Web Services
6 35 (12.46%) WPF
7 27 (9.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (8.90%) Entity Framework
9 22 (7.83%) RESTful
10 21 (7.47%) XML
11 19 (6.76%) WCF
12 18 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 18 (6.41%) WinForms
12 18 (6.41%) XSLT
13 9 (3.20%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.20%) Gherkin
14 8 (2.85%) REST
15 7 (2.49%) CSS
16 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (2.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.78%) User Experience
4 3 (1.07%) RIA
5 2 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.36%) Animation
6 1 (0.36%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.36%) Blog
6 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.36%) Robotics
6 1 (0.36%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.98%) Windows
2 41 (14.59%) Windows Server
3 29 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (7.83%) Linux
5 13 (4.63%) Unix
6 3 (1.07%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.07%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (51.60%) Scrum
3 102 (36.30%) Unit Testing
4 97 (34.52%) Software Engineering
5 67 (23.84%) BDD
6 55 (19.57%) Software Testing
7 54 (19.22%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (18.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 51 (18.15%) Line Management
10 44 (15.66%) MVC
11 42 (14.95%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (14.59%) System Testing
13 40 (14.23%) Test Strategy
14 36 (12.81%) DevOps
15 32 (11.39%) Waterfall
16 31 (11.03%) Customer Requirements
16 31 (11.03%) TDD
17 30 (10.68%) Test Scripting
18 26 (9.25%) Exploratory Testing
19 25 (8.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (48.75%) Java
2 118 (41.99%) C#
3 78 (27.76%) SQL
4 69 (24.56%) JavaScript
5 51 (18.15%) C
6 29 (10.32%) C++
7 20 (7.12%) PowerShell
8 18 (6.41%) Python
8 18 (6.41%) T-SQL
8 18 (6.41%) XPath
8 18 (6.41%) XQuery
9 10 (3.56%) PHP
10 6 (2.14%) Groovy
11 4 (1.42%) Ruby
12 3 (1.07%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.07%) VBScript
13 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.36%) Scala
14 1 (0.36%) VB
14 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (25.27%) Security Cleared
2 65 (23.13%) SC Cleared
3 39 (13.88%) ISTQB
4 35 (12.46%) ISEB
5 23 (8.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (3.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.68%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.36%) Snort
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.49%) Puppet
3 3 (1.07%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) Rancher
Vendors
1 85 (30.25%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.59%) Oracle
3 18 (6.41%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.36%) ATG
5 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.36%) VMware
Somerset
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
UK Hydrographic Office
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Flexi-time, work from home
Posted: 19 days ago