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

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 86 191 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.14% 14.47% 13.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.15% 15.62% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 76 183 145
Somerset median annual salary £42,029 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £52,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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 771 1,223 1,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.92% 92.65% 92.07%
Number of salaries quoted 652 965 1,058
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,625 £60,750 £57,500
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -

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 September 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 September 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
Taunton +13 46 £43,015 +13.20% 25
Bath -10 19 £38,000 -10.59% 6
Yeovil -4 9 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (77.91%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (55.81%) C#
3 38 (44.19%) Java
4 36 (41.86%) .NET
5 30 (34.88%) MVC
6 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET
6 28 (32.56%) Software Engineering
7 23 (26.74%) Software Testing
8 22 (25.58%) System Testing
8 22 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (25.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (24.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
10 20 (23.26%) WPF
10 20 (23.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
11 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
11 19 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (20.93%) BDD
12 18 (20.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (19.77%) Selenium
14 16 (18.60%) Scrum
15 15 (17.44%) Mentoring
15 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
16 14 (16.28%) DevOps
16 14 (16.28%) Cucumber
16 14 (16.28%) Unit Testing
16 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (15.12%) Mobile Development
17 13 (15.12%) HTML

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 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.16%) IIS
1 1 (1.16%) JBoss
1 1 (1.16%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) Big Data
2 10 (11.63%) Hadoop
3 8 (9.30%) Geospatial Data
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.33%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (23.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 17 (19.77%) Selenium
4 15 (17.44%) Jenkins
5 14 (16.28%) Cucumber
6 10 (11.63%) SoapUI
7 9 (10.47%) JMeter
7 9 (10.47%) SpecFlow
7 9 (10.47%) Visual Studio
8 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.49%) JUnit
9 3 (3.49%) Maven
9 3 (3.49%) Subversion
10 2 (2.33%) Ant
10 2 (2.33%) Apache Buildr
10 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.33%) Gradle
10 2 (2.33%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.33%) jMock
10 2 (2.33%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (6.98%) Games
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Electronics
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (32.56%) Developer
2 21 (24.42%) Software Developer
3 19 (22.09%) Test Engineer
4 18 (20.93%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (13.95%) Automation Test Lead
6 9 (10.47%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) .NET Developer
7 8 (9.30%) Graduate
8 7 (8.14%) Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (6.98%) Graduate Developer
9 6 (6.98%) Graduate Software Developer
9 6 (6.98%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Customer Support Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (41.86%) .NET
2 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET
3 22 (25.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (23.26%) WPF
5 13 (15.12%) CSS
5 13 (15.12%) HTML
6 11 (12.79%) Web Services
7 9 (10.47%) .NET Framework
7 9 (10.47%) SOAP
7 9 (10.47%) XML
8 8 (9.30%) Ajax
8 8 (9.30%) RESTful
9 7 (8.14%) JSP
10 5 (5.81%) JSON
11 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
11 3 (3.49%) jQuery
11 3 (3.49%) Spring
12 2 (2.33%) EJB
12 2 (2.33%) JSF
12 2 (2.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.98%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.16%) Animation
4 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Android
1 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Debian
3 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.33%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (77.91%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.88%) MVC
3 28 (32.56%) Software Engineering
4 23 (26.74%) Software Testing
5 22 (25.58%) System Testing
6 19 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (20.93%) BDD
7 18 (20.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (18.60%) Scrum
9 15 (17.44%) Mentoring
10 14 (16.28%) DevOps
10 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (16.28%) Unit Testing
11 13 (15.12%) Mobile Development
12 10 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
13 8 (9.30%) Service Management
13 8 (9.30%) TDD
13 8 (9.30%) XML Parsing
14 7 (8.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.81%) C#
2 38 (44.19%) Java
3 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.63%) Ruby
4 10 (11.63%) SQL
5 6 (6.98%) Apple Swift
5 6 (6.98%) C++
6 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.49%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) C
8 1 (1.16%) Java 8
8 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (11.63%) Degree
5 8 (9.30%) ISEB
6 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
7 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.33%) Master's Degree
10 1 (1.16%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Docker
1 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
1 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Xamarin
2 6 (6.98%) ATG
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.33%) SAP
3 2 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.16%) Cognos
4 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com