Period
to 18 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 14 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 154 209 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.55% 15.53% 7.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.81% 17.10% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 146 170 54
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £27,650
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,750 £45,000
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 1202 1222 1091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.17% 90.79% 86.86%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1035 944
Somerset median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% +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 18 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 18 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 +9 75 £40,000 -1.23% 4
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 18 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 (81.17%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (48.05%) Java
3 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
4 51 (33.12%) SC Cleared
5 49 (31.82%) System Testing
6 47 (30.52%) Scrum
7 42 (27.27%) Hadoop
8 41 (26.62%) Web Services
9 36 (23.38%) Software Engineering
10 35 (22.73%) Unit Testing
11 34 (22.08%) JavaScript
12 33 (21.43%) Selenium
13 31 (20.13%) C#
14 29 (18.83%) HTML
15 27 (17.53%) .NET
15 27 (17.53%) TDD
16 26 (16.88%) SQL
17 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (16.23%) BDD
18 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
18 23 (14.94%) ASP.NET
18 23 (14.94%) Cucumber
18 23 (14.94%) QA
19 22 (14.29%) Software Testing
19 22 (14.29%) Analytics
19 22 (14.29%) Linux
19 22 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
20 21 (13.64%) MVC
20 21 (13.64%) NoSQL
20 21 (13.64%) RESTful

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 (9.74%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.60%) JBoss
3 3 (1.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) HTTP
2 9 (5.84%) Internet
3 8 (5.19%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.65%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (27.27%) Hadoop
2 21 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 16 (10.39%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.90%) MySQL
5 4 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.60%) Redis
6 2 (1.30%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 33 (21.43%) Selenium
2 23 (14.94%) Cucumber
3 20 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (11.69%) Git (software)
5 12 (7.79%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (5.19%) SpecFlow
6 8 (5.19%) Subversion
6 8 (5.19%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.55%) JUnit
7 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.90%) GitLab
9 5 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.60%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.60%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.60%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.60%) Maven
10 4 (2.60%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.30%) JBehave
11 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (50.00%) Developer
2 52 (33.77%) Java Developer
3 26 (16.88%) Analyst
3 26 (16.88%) Lead Developer
4 24 (15.58%) Test Analyst
5 19 (12.34%) Test Engineer
6 18 (11.69%) Lead Java Developer
7 13 (8.44%) .NET Developer
7 13 (8.44%) Tester
8 12 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 11 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) Junior
10 10 (6.49%) Junior Developer
10 10 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (6.49%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.84%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (5.84%) Junior Software Developer
12 8 (5.19%) Lead .NET Developer
13 7 (4.55%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.62%) Web Services
2 29 (18.83%) HTML
3 27 (17.53%) .NET
4 23 (14.94%) ASP.NET
5 21 (13.64%) RESTful
6 19 (12.34%) JSON
7 18 (11.69%) WPF
8 15 (9.74%) .NET Framework
8 15 (9.74%) Node.js
9 14 (9.09%) React
10 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (5.84%) REST
11 9 (5.84%) WinForms
12 8 (5.19%) Entity Framework
12 8 (5.19%) WCF
12 8 (5.19%) XML
13 7 (4.55%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (4.55%) Spring
13 7 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.90%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.90%) User Experience
3 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.30%) Fintech
4 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.30%) RIA
5 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.29%) Linux
2 16 (10.39%) Unix
3 8 (5.19%) Windows
4 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.60%) Android
5 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.95%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (81.17%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.82%) System Testing
3 47 (30.52%) Scrum
4 36 (23.38%) Software Engineering
5 35 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 27 (17.53%) TDD
7 25 (16.23%) BDD
7 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (14.29%) Analytics
8 22 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 21 (13.64%) MVC
10 19 (12.34%) DevOps
10 19 (12.34%) Manual Testing
11 18 (11.69%) Digital Analytics
11 18 (11.69%) Software Delivery
12 15 (9.74%) Microservices
13 13 (8.44%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (7.79%) Test Scripting
14 12 (7.79%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 74 (48.05%) Java
2 34 (22.08%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.13%) C#
4 26 (16.88%) SQL
5 13 (8.44%) Python
6 7 (4.55%) C
6 7 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.55%) XPath
6 7 (4.55%) XQuery
7 5 (3.25%) Embedded C
8 4 (2.60%) PHP
9 3 (1.95%) C++
9 3 (1.95%) VBScript
10 2 (1.30%) ECMAScript
10 2 (1.30%) ES6
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) Ruby
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
2 51 (33.12%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.39%) Degree
4 13 (8.44%) ISTQB
5 11 (7.14%) ISEB
6 5 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.74%) Docker
2 7 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Ansible
1 4 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.49%) Xamarin
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle