Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 9 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 114 268 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.52% 19.82% 12.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.68% 21.29% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 99 252 140
Somerset median annual salary £42,029 £37,750 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.34% -4.43% -1.25%
10th Percentile £29,952 £29,100 £30,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £46,725 £49,125
South West median annual salary £44,529 £40,000 £41,438
% change year-on-year +11.32% -3.47% +1.07%

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 899 1,259 1,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.81% 93.12% 90.32%
Number of salaries quoted 769 955 1,039
Somerset median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +6 49 £42,029 +12.08% 19
Bath -13 37 £42,500 - 9
Yeovil 0 12 £57,500 +21.05%
Glastonbury -3 4 £47,125 +7.10% 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (50.00%) C#
3 46 (40.35%) Java
4 37 (32.46%) .NET
5 33 (28.95%) MVC
6 28 (24.56%) BDD
7 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
7 26 (22.81%) Software Testing
7 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 26 (22.81%) ASP.NET
8 24 (21.05%) Scrum
8 24 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (18.42%) Selenium
10 21 (18.42%) DevOps
11 20 (17.54%) WPF
11 20 (17.54%) SC Cleared
11 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
11 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (16.67%) System Testing
12 19 (16.67%) Mentoring
13 18 (15.79%) SQL
13 18 (15.79%) Jenkins
14 17 (14.91%) Web Services
14 17 (14.91%) Geospatial Data
15 16 (14.04%) TDD
15 16 (14.04%) Cucumber
16 15 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System

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 2 (1.75%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) Mule ESB
2 1 (0.88%) nginx
2 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) HTTP
1 1 (0.88%) SSL
1 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) Geospatial Data
2 13 (11.40%) Hadoop
3 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.89%) Big Data
5 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (18.42%) Selenium
2 20 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 16 (14.04%) Cucumber
5 15 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (7.89%) JMeter
6 9 (7.89%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.02%) SpecFlow
8 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
9 6 (5.26%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.63%) Ant
10 3 (2.63%) Gradle
10 3 (2.63%) Maven
10 3 (2.63%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.75%) Apache Buildr
11 2 (1.75%) jMock
11 2 (1.75%) JUnit
11 2 (1.75%) LabVIEW
11 2 (1.75%) Subversion
11 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (5.26%) Finance
1 6 (5.26%) Games
2 5 (4.39%) Electronics
2 5 (4.39%) Retail
3 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.75%) Marketing
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (25.44%) Developer
2 28 (24.56%) Test Engineer
3 22 (19.30%) Test Automation Engineer
4 19 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 13 (11.40%) Automation Test Lead
6 11 (9.65%) Software Engineer
7 10 (8.77%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Senior Test Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Test Manager
9 7 (6.14%) Graduate
9 7 (6.14%) QA Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) .NET Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Graduate Software Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Test Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Java Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Customer Engineer
12 4 (3.51%) Customer Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.46%) .NET
2 26 (22.81%) ASP.NET
3 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (17.54%) WPF
4 17 (14.91%) Web Services
5 15 (13.16%) CSS
5 15 (13.16%) HTML
6 11 (9.65%) RESTful
6 11 (9.65%) XML
7 10 (8.77%) Ajax
7 10 (8.77%) SOAP
8 9 (7.89%) JSP
9 6 (5.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.51%) JSON
11 3 (2.63%) LAMP
11 3 (2.63%) Spring
11 3 (2.63%) Velocity
12 2 (1.75%) EJB
12 2 (1.75%) Hibernate
12 2 (1.75%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.88%) Animation
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) Android
1 6 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.39%) Linux
3 2 (1.75%) Windows
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Debian
4 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.95%) MVC
3 28 (24.56%) BDD
4 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
4 26 (22.81%) Software Testing
5 24 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 24 (21.05%) Scrum
6 22 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (18.42%) DevOps
8 19 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 19 (16.67%) System Testing
9 16 (14.04%) TDD
10 15 (13.16%) Mobile Development
10 15 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (11.40%) Unit Testing
12 12 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (9.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (8.77%) ATDD
14 10 (8.77%) OO
14 10 (8.77%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 57 (50.00%) C#
2 46 (40.35%) Java
3 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.79%) SQL
5 12 (10.53%) Ruby
6 6 (5.26%) Apple Swift
6 6 (5.26%) C++
7 5 (4.39%) Python
8 4 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.88%) Java 8
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (17.54%) SC Cleared
1 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.53%) Degree
3 11 (9.65%) ISTQB
4 10 (8.77%) ISEB
5 8 (7.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.63%) AWS Certification
7 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.88%) HND
8 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Docker
2 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) LXC
3 1 (0.88%) Snort
3 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.88%) vSphere
3 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) Ansible
1 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.63%) Puppet
2 2 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.75%) Packer
2 2 (1.75%) Terraform
3 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.88%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Xamarin
2 8 (7.02%) ATG
3 3 (2.63%) Google
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.63%) VMware
4 2 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos
5 1 (0.88%) EMC
5 1 (0.88%) hybris
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com