Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 11 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 155 211 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.57% 15.78% 7.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.83% 17.34% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 147 172 55
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +18.46%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £27,700
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,375 £45,000
South West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%

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 1208 1217 1080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.15% 91.02% 87.38%
Number of salaries quoted 998 1030 932
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 77 £40,000 -1.23% 3
Taunton -18 15 £39,000 -1.27% 1
Glastonbury +1 1 £44,000 +2.33%
Clevedon - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 125 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (47.74%) Java
3 54 (34.84%) Security Cleared
4 50 (32.26%) SC Cleared
5 49 (31.61%) System Testing
6 45 (29.03%) Scrum
7 43 (27.74%) Hadoop
8 41 (26.45%) Web Services
9 36 (23.23%) Software Engineering
10 34 (21.94%) Unit Testing
10 34 (21.94%) Selenium
11 33 (21.29%) JavaScript
12 30 (19.35%) C#
13 28 (18.06%) HTML
14 26 (16.77%) .NET
14 26 (16.77%) TDD
15 25 (16.13%) SQL
15 25 (16.13%) QA
16 24 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (15.48%) BDD
17 23 (14.84%) Microsoft
17 23 (14.84%) Cucumber
18 22 (14.19%) Analytics
18 22 (14.19%) Software Testing
18 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET
18 22 (14.19%) Linux
18 22 (14.19%) Continuous Delivery
19 21 (13.55%) NoSQL
20 20 (12.90%) DevOps
20 20 (12.90%) Manual 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 15 (9.68%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.58%) JBoss
3 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.45%) HTTP
2 9 (5.81%) Internet
3 7 (4.52%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.65%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.74%) Hadoop
2 21 (13.55%) NoSQL
3 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.52%) MySQL
5 4 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.58%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.58%) Redis
6 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.29%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.65%) Big Data
8 1 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 34 (21.94%) Selenium
2 23 (14.84%) Cucumber
3 19 (12.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (11.61%) Git (software)
5 13 (8.39%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (5.81%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.16%) SpecFlow
8 8 (5.16%) Subversion
8 8 (5.16%) WebDriver
9 7 (4.52%) JUnit
10 6 (3.87%) GitLab
11 5 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.58%) HP UFT
12 4 (2.58%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.58%) Maven
12 4 (2.58%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.94%) JMeter
14 2 (1.29%) JIRA
General
1 7 (4.52%) Finance
2 2 (1.29%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (49.03%) Developer
2 52 (33.55%) Java Developer
3 26 (16.77%) Analyst
4 25 (16.13%) Lead Developer
5 24 (15.48%) Test Analyst
6 19 (12.26%) Test Engineer
7 18 (11.61%) Lead Java Developer
8 14 (9.03%) Tester
9 12 (7.74%) .NET Developer
9 12 (7.74%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (7.10%) Software Engineer
10 11 (7.10%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (6.45%) Junior
11 10 (6.45%) Junior Developer
11 10 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (6.45%) Software Developer
12 9 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (5.81%) Junior Software Developer
13 8 (5.16%) Automation Tester
14 7 (4.52%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.45%) Web Services
2 28 (18.06%) HTML
3 26 (16.77%) .NET
4 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET
5 20 (12.90%) RESTful
6 19 (12.26%) JSON
7 17 (10.97%) WPF
8 15 (9.68%) Node.js
9 14 (9.03%) .NET Framework
9 14 (9.03%) React
10 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (5.81%) REST
12 8 (5.16%) WinForms
13 7 (4.52%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.52%) Entity Framework
13 7 (4.52%) Spring
13 7 (4.52%) WCF
13 7 (4.52%) XML
14 6 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (3.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.87%) User Experience
4 5 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.29%) Fintech
5 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.29%) RIA
6 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.19%) Linux
2 16 (10.32%) Unix
3 9 (5.81%) Windows
4 6 (3.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.58%) Android
5 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.94%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.61%) System Testing
3 45 (29.03%) Scrum
4 36 (23.23%) Software Engineering
5 34 (21.94%) Unit Testing
6 26 (16.77%) TDD
7 24 (15.48%) BDD
7 24 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (14.19%) Analytics
8 22 (14.19%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (14.19%) Software Testing
9 20 (12.90%) DevOps
9 20 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 20 (12.90%) MVC
10 18 (11.61%) Digital Analytics
10 18 (11.61%) Software Delivery
11 15 (9.68%) Microservices
12 12 (7.74%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (7.74%) Test Scripting
12 12 (7.74%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 74 (47.74%) Java
2 33 (21.29%) JavaScript
3 30 (19.35%) C#
4 25 (16.13%) SQL
5 13 (8.39%) Python
6 7 (4.52%) C
7 6 (3.87%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.87%) XPath
7 6 (3.87%) XQuery
8 5 (3.23%) Embedded C
9 4 (2.58%) PHP
9 4 (2.58%) VBScript
10 3 (1.94%) C++
11 2 (1.29%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.29%) ES6
11 2 (1.29%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (34.84%) Security Cleared
2 50 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.97%) Degree
4 13 (8.39%) ISTQB
5 10 (6.45%) ISEB
6 6 (3.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) Docker
2 6 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Ansible
1 4 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.45%) Xamarin
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle