Period
to 19 February 2020

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 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 13 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 109 180 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.22% 16.06% 12.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.05% 17.56% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 98 108 151
Somerset median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +7.59% +3.95%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £59,825 £55,000 £53,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 776 1,025 1,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 87.00% 91.44% 91.05%
Number of salaries quoted 657 705 944
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,188
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.18% +2.97%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 +9 70 £42,500 -8.11% 9
Taunton -4 23 £37,500 -10.78%
Yeovil +1 6 £45,000 -
Bridgwater - 6 £65,000 -
Street -7 2 £65,000 -
Wells - 1 £32,000 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.28%) DevOps
3 31 (28.44%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (27.52%) Jenkins
5 28 (25.69%) Selenium
5 28 (25.69%) Linux
6 25 (22.94%) Docker
7 23 (21.10%) AWS
7 23 (21.10%) Web Services
8 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
8 22 (20.18%) Unit Testing
9 21 (19.27%) Python
10 20 (18.35%) Software Engineering
10 20 (18.35%) Test Strategy
11 19 (17.43%) Ansible
11 19 (17.43%) Azure
12 18 (16.51%) QA
13 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
13 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
13 17 (15.60%) Test Planning
14 16 (14.68%) Data Protection
14 16 (14.68%) GIS
14 16 (14.68%) Data Protection Act
15 15 (13.76%) PHP
15 15 (13.76%) Java
15 15 (13.76%) Puppet
15 15 (13.76%) Kubernetes
16 14 (12.84%) Open Source
16 14 (12.84%) Bash Shell
16 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure

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 11 (10.09%) Apache
2 10 (9.17%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.92%) JBoss
4 1 (0.92%) nginx
4 1 (0.92%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.10%) AWS
2 19 (17.43%) Azure
3 12 (11.01%) SaaS
3 12 (11.01%) Serverless
4 11 (10.09%) GCP
5 4 (3.67%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.67%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.83%) PaaS
7 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.92%) AWS CodeBuild
7 1 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Internet
1 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.83%) HTTP
2 2 (1.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.92%) DNS
3 1 (0.92%) Firewall
3 1 (0.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) GIS
2 6 (5.50%) MySQL
3 2 (1.83%) CouchDB
3 2 (1.83%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.92%) Apache Ignite
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) Redis
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) Riak
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (27.52%) Jenkins
2 28 (25.69%) Selenium
3 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
4 14 (12.84%) WebDriver
5 13 (11.93%) Postman
6 9 (8.26%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.34%) JMeter
8 6 (5.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
8 6 (5.50%) Eclipse
8 6 (5.50%) JIRA
8 6 (5.50%) Mercurial
8 6 (5.50%) REST Assured
8 6 (5.50%) TeamCity
9 5 (4.59%) Travis CI
10 4 (3.67%) Katalon Studio
10 4 (3.67%) Newman
11 3 (2.75%) GitLab
11 3 (2.75%) PHPUnit
12 2 (1.83%) Firebug
General
1 6 (5.50%) Retail
2 4 (3.67%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.83%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (21.10%) Developer
2 20 (18.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (15.60%) Tester
4 14 (12.84%) Software Developer
5 11 (10.09%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Principal Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Principal Software Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Software Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Test Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Performance Tester
7 8 (7.34%) QA Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Software Tester
7 8 (7.34%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.50%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.59%) Applications Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) Web Services
2 12 (11.01%) RESTful
3 11 (10.09%) .NET
4 10 (9.17%) AngularJS
5 9 (8.26%) REST
6 7 (6.42%) JSON
6 7 (6.42%) React
7 6 (5.50%) Java SE
7 6 (5.50%) Node.js
8 4 (3.67%) CSS
8 4 (3.67%) D3.js
8 4 (3.67%) jQuery
8 4 (3.67%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (3.67%) RequireJS
8 4 (3.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.67%) Vue.js
8 4 (3.67%) XML
9 1 (0.92%) HTML
9 1 (0.92%) LINQ
9 1 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.59%) User Experience
5 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Linux
2 11 (10.09%) CentOS
2 11 (10.09%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.28%) DevOps
3 31 (28.44%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (20.18%) Unit Testing
5 20 (18.35%) Software Engineering
5 20 (18.35%) Test Strategy
6 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
6 17 (15.60%) Test Planning
7 16 (14.68%) Data Protection
8 14 (12.84%) Open Source
8 14 (12.84%) TDD
9 13 (11.93%) OO
10 12 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (11.01%) E-Commerce
11 11 (10.09%) BDD
11 11 (10.09%) Scrum
12 10 (9.17%) Product Management
12 10 (9.17%) Release Management
12 10 (9.17%) Software Testing
13 9 (8.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
2 21 (19.27%) Python
3 15 (13.76%) Java
3 15 (13.76%) PHP
4 14 (12.84%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.01%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.26%) C#
7 7 (6.42%) Groovy
8 6 (5.50%) C
8 6 (5.50%) C++
9 5 (4.59%) Kotlin
9 5 (4.59%) SQL
10 4 (3.67%) ES6
11 3 (2.75%) Perl
12 2 (1.83%) Erlang
13 1 (0.92%) Go
13 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) ISTQB
2 7 (6.42%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) ISEB
3 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.92%) RHCE
4 1 (0.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.51%) QA
System Software
1 25 (22.94%) Docker
2 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.17%) VirtualBox
4 4 (3.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (17.43%) Ansible
2 15 (13.76%) Kubernetes
2 15 (13.76%) Puppet
3 5 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.59%) Terraform
4 4 (3.67%) Rancher
5 1 (0.92%) Grafana
5 1 (0.92%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) VMware
2 10 (9.17%) Google
2 10 (9.17%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.83%) SAP
4 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco