Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 14 38
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 155 209 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.61% 16.80% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.21% 18.40% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 151 199 58
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.95% +1.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £48,811 £44,300
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £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 1,091 1,136 1,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 88.77% 91.32% 88.36%
Number of salaries quoted 929 941 946
Somerset median annual salary £41,377 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,850 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,050 £58,750 £54,375
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +4 87 £39,500 -1.25% 7
Taunton -6 20 £35,000 -7.89% 5
Glastonbury - 4 £47,125 -
Yeovil +6 3 £46,000 +87.76% 1
Clevedon - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 112 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.06%) Java
3 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 41 (26.45%) Scrum
5 40 (25.81%) C#
5 40 (25.81%) Security Cleared
6 38 (24.52%) Web Services
7 36 (23.23%) SC Cleared
8 34 (21.94%) System Testing
9 33 (21.29%) QA
10 30 (19.35%) Selenium
10 30 (19.35%) HTML
11 29 (18.71%) SQL
11 29 (18.71%) .NET
11 29 (18.71%) Hadoop
12 28 (18.06%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (17.42%) DevOps
13 27 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (15.48%) BDD
14 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
14 24 (15.48%) MVC
14 24 (15.48%) TDD
14 24 (15.48%) Software Engineering
15 23 (14.84%) Degree
15 23 (14.84%) Software Testing
16 22 (14.19%) Unit Testing
17 21 (13.55%) Linux
18 20 (12.90%) ASP.NET
18 20 (12.90%) Microsoft
19 19 (12.26%) Computer Science

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 14 (9.03%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.29%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.65%) Mule ESB
3 1 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.29%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) HTTP
2 5 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (1.29%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.65%) ICMP
4 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.71%) Hadoop
2 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.03%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.45%) MySQL
5 8 (5.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.87%) Big Data
6 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (19.35%) Selenium
2 19 (12.26%) Cucumber
2 19 (12.26%) Jenkins
3 16 (10.32%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.16%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (4.52%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.87%) GitLab
7 6 (3.87%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.23%) Maven
8 5 (3.23%) Subversion
8 5 (3.23%) Vagrant
9 4 (2.58%) JMeter
10 3 (1.94%) Ant
10 3 (1.94%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.94%) Gradle
10 3 (1.94%) JUnit
10 3 (1.94%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (5.16%) Finance
2 3 (1.94%) Electronics
2 3 (1.94%) Retail
3 1 (0.65%) Games
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Marketing
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (45.16%) Developer
2 39 (25.16%) Java Developer
3 22 (14.19%) Test Engineer
4 18 (11.61%) Analyst
4 18 (11.61%) Tester
5 15 (9.68%) Lead Developer
6 14 (9.03%) Test Analyst
7 13 (8.39%) Lead Java Developer
7 13 (8.39%) QA Engineer
7 13 (8.39%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) .NET Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Software Test Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Automation Tester
9 11 (7.10%) QA Automation Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Software Developer
10 10 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Senior Test Engineer
12 8 (5.16%) Junior
12 8 (5.16%) Junior Developer
12 8 (5.16%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.52%) Web Services
2 30 (19.35%) HTML
3 29 (18.71%) .NET
4 20 (12.90%) ASP.NET
5 17 (10.97%) JSON
5 17 (10.97%) RESTful
6 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (10.32%) CSS
7 14 (9.03%) React
8 13 (8.39%) Node.js
8 13 (8.39%) WPF
9 12 (7.74%) .NET Framework
9 12 (7.74%) jQuery
10 11 (7.10%) Entity Framework
11 10 (6.45%) LAMP
12 8 (5.16%) REST
13 7 (4.52%) WinForms
14 6 (3.87%) AngularJS
15 5 (3.23%) Spring
15 5 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.29%) Fintech
5 2 (1.29%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.55%) Linux
2 13 (8.39%) Unix
3 8 (5.16%) Windows
3 8 (5.16%) Windows 10
3 8 (5.16%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.58%) Android
4 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.65%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.45%) Scrum
3 34 (21.94%) System Testing
4 28 (18.06%) Continuous Delivery
5 27 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (17.42%) DevOps
6 24 (15.48%) BDD
6 24 (15.48%) MVC
6 24 (15.48%) Software Engineering
6 24 (15.48%) TDD
7 23 (14.84%) Software Testing
8 22 (14.19%) Unit Testing
9 18 (11.61%) SDLC
10 16 (10.32%) Analytics
10 16 (10.32%) Manual Testing
11 14 (9.03%) Digital Analytics
11 14 (9.03%) Microservices
11 14 (9.03%) Performance Testing
11 14 (9.03%) Software Delivery
12 13 (8.39%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (38.06%) Java
2 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
3 40 (25.81%) C#
4 29 (18.71%) SQL
5 10 (6.45%) Python
6 9 (5.81%) VBScript
7 6 (3.87%) C
8 5 (3.23%) Ruby
9 3 (1.94%) Embedded C
9 3 (1.94%) PHP
10 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.29%) VB
10 2 (1.29%) XPath
10 2 (1.29%) XQuery
11 1 (0.65%) ES6
11 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.84%) Degree
4 17 (10.97%) ISTQB
5 9 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (5.16%) ISEB
7 4 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (21.29%) QA
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) Docker
2 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.94%) LXC
3 3 (1.94%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.29%) Firmware
4 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) Snort
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.58%) Packer
1 4 (2.58%) Terraform
2 3 (1.94%) Ansible
3 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.65%) Rancher
Vendors
1 20 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.45%) Xamarin
3 5 (3.23%) Google
4 4 (2.58%) VMware
5 1 (0.65%) ATG
5 1 (0.65%) EMC
5 1 (0.65%) hybris
5 1 (0.65%) SAP