Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 20 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 129 157 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.47% 11.60% 15.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.79% 12.66% 16.99%
Number of salaries quoted 92 149 174
Somerset median annual salary £42,029 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,304 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,125
South West median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -

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 872 1,240 1,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 91.02% 91.58% 92.41%
Number of salaries quoted 674 1,016 1,068
Somerset median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £57,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +16 64 £42,029 +7.77% 16
Bath -5 35 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Shepton Mallet - 5 £42,500 - 1
Weston-super-Mare - 3 - -
Yeovil - 3 £45,000 - 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 79 (61.24%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (50.39%) C#
3 55 (42.64%) .NET
4 47 (36.43%) Software Engineering
5 42 (32.56%) Java
6 39 (30.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 28 (21.71%) ASP.NET
10 27 (20.93%) Geospatial Data
11 25 (19.38%) System Testing
12 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
13 23 (17.83%) MVC
14 22 (17.05%) SC Cleared
14 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
14 22 (17.05%) Mentoring
15 21 (16.28%) Deployment Automation
15 21 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (15.50%) Visual Studio Team System
16 20 (15.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (15.50%) WPF
16 20 (15.50%) SQL
17 19 (14.73%) Selenium
17 19 (14.73%) Hadoop
17 19 (14.73%) Collaborative Working
18 18 (13.95%) BPSS Clearance
18 18 (13.95%) Scrum
19 17 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
20 14 (10.85%) Web Services
20 14 (10.85%) Coaching

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 (1.55%) Apache
1 2 (1.55%) nginx
1 2 (1.55%) NServiceBus
1 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) IIS
2 1 (0.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (8.53%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.88%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) npm
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.53%) HTTP
2 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.93%) Geospatial Data
2 19 (14.73%) Hadoop
3 13 (10.08%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.53%) Big Data
5 9 (6.98%) GIS
6 6 (4.65%) CouchDB
6 6 (4.65%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (3.88%) Power BI
8 4 (3.10%) MySQL
8 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.55%) Redis
10 2 (1.55%) Riak
11 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (15.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 19 (14.73%) Selenium
3 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.53%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.98%) Visual Studio
6 8 (6.20%) SoapUI
6 8 (6.20%) SpecFlow
7 7 (5.43%) JMeter
8 6 (4.65%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.55%) GitLab
9 2 (1.55%) Gradle
9 2 (1.55%) JIRA
9 2 (1.55%) JUnit
9 2 (1.55%) Maven
9 2 (1.55%) Subversion
9 2 (1.55%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.78%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.78%) jMock
General
1 9 (6.98%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.65%) Games
4 4 (3.10%) Electronics
4 4 (3.10%) Marketing
4 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (24.81%) Developer
2 25 (19.38%) Test Engineer
3 24 (18.60%) Software Engineer
4 23 (17.83%) Software Developer
4 23 (17.83%) Test Automation Engineer
5 19 (14.73%) Analyst
6 17 (13.18%) Lead Software Engineer
7 14 (10.85%) Test Analyst
8 13 (10.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (10.08%) Senior Test Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
9 10 (7.75%) Automation Test Lead
9 10 (7.75%) Java Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Java Software Engineer
10 9 (6.98%) Graduate
11 8 (6.20%) .NET Software Engineer
12 7 (5.43%) .NET Software Developer
13 6 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (4.65%) Graduate Developer
13 6 (4.65%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (42.64%) .NET
2 28 (21.71%) ASP.NET
3 21 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (15.50%) WPF
5 14 (10.85%) Web Services
6 13 (10.08%) REST
7 12 (9.30%) .NET Framework
8 11 (8.53%) CSS
8 11 (8.53%) HTML
9 7 (5.43%) JSON
10 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.10%) RESTful
11 3 (2.33%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.33%) jQuery
11 3 (2.33%) Spring
12 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (1.55%) HTML5
12 2 (1.55%) LAMP
12 2 (1.55%) SOAP
12 2 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.53%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.98%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.65%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.10%) Life Science
6 4 (3.10%) Minimum Viable Product
7 3 (2.33%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (1.55%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.75%) Linux
2 7 (5.43%) Android
3 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.65%) Debian
3 6 (4.65%) Ubuntu
3 6 (4.65%) Windows
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (61.24%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.43%) Software Engineering
3 39 (30.23%) Continuous Delivery
4 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (19.38%) System Testing
6 23 (17.83%) MVC
7 22 (17.05%) Mentoring
8 21 (16.28%) Deployment Automation
9 19 (14.73%) Collaborative Working
10 18 (13.95%) Scrum
11 14 (10.85%) Coaching
12 12 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (9.30%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (9.30%) Software Testing
13 11 (8.53%) B2B
13 11 (8.53%) Conversational UI
13 11 (8.53%) DevOps
13 11 (8.53%) DNA
13 11 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (8.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (50.39%) C#
2 42 (32.56%) Java
3 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.50%) SQL
5 10 (7.75%) Python
6 8 (6.20%) Ruby
7 6 (4.65%) Apple Swift
7 6 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.65%) C++
8 5 (3.88%) R
9 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.55%) Erlang
10 2 (1.55%) Perl
10 2 (1.55%) PHP
10 2 (1.55%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.78%) ES6
11 1 (0.78%) Java 8
11 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.05%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (10.08%) Degree
5 7 (5.43%) ISEB
6 5 (3.88%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.55%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.10%) Xen
3 3 (2.33%) Docker
4 2 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.55%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) Ansible
1 3 (2.33%) Puppet
2 2 (1.55%) Ganeti
2 2 (1.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.55%) Marathon
2 2 (1.55%) Mesos
2 2 (1.55%) Terraform
3 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.08%) Xamarin
2 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.65%) VMware
4 4 (3.10%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.78%) Cognos
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com