Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 15 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 128 122 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.29% 12.26% 20.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.02% 13.25% 22.25%
Number of salaries quoted 89 108 269
Somerset median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +11.33% -
10th Percentile £31,945 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £58,750 £47,500
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -4.19%

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 799 921 1,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 89.17% 92.56% 94.02%
Number of salaries quoted 576 794 957
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £41,563 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.76% +3.91% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,197 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,950 £62,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 +19 59 £50,000 +25.00%
Taunton -2 32 £37,738 -0.02% 1
Street - 11 £55,000 -
Weston-super-Mare - 7 - -
Wincanton - 1 £35,000 -
Shepton Mallet - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 68 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.72%) C#
3 45 (35.16%) Selenium
4 41 (32.03%) Exploratory Testing
5 40 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (28.91%) Java
6 37 (28.91%) Web Services
6 37 (28.91%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (24.22%) Scrum
7 31 (24.22%) REST
7 31 (24.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (21.09%) DNA
9 26 (20.31%) HTTP
10 24 (18.75%) Python
10 24 (18.75%) BDD
10 24 (18.75%) Jenkins
10 24 (18.75%) QA
11 23 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 23 (17.97%) DevOps
11 23 (17.97%) Mentoring
12 22 (17.19%) Coaching
13 21 (16.41%) Cucumber
14 20 (15.63%) B2B
14 20 (15.63%) Software Testing
14 20 (15.63%) Algorithms
14 20 (15.63%) Chatbot
14 20 (15.63%) Conversational UI
15 19 (14.84%) Git (software)
16 18 (14.06%) RESTful
16 18 (14.06%) Docker

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 6 (4.69%) nginx
2 3 (2.34%) Apache
2 3 (2.34%) Drupal
3 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (15.63%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.91%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.91%) SaaS
4 2 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.56%) Serverless
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.78%) Firebase
5 1 (0.78%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.78%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.31%) HTTP
2 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) DNS
3 2 (1.56%) Firewall
3 2 (1.56%) VLAN
4 1 (0.78%) ICMP
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) Geospatial Data
2 13 (10.16%) Hadoop
3 11 (8.59%) GIS
4 8 (6.25%) Big Data
4 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.69%) Redis
7 4 (3.13%) MySQL
8 3 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.34%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.34%) Riak
9 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.78%) Power BI
9 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (35.16%) Selenium
2 24 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 21 (16.41%) Cucumber
4 19 (14.84%) Git (software)
5 15 (11.72%) SoapUI
5 15 (11.72%) Visual Studio
6 12 (9.38%) SpecFlow
6 12 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (6.25%) JMeter
8 7 (5.47%) AccuRev
8 7 (5.47%) GitLab
8 7 (5.47%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (3.91%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.13%) Android Studio
11 4 (3.13%) Gradle
11 4 (3.13%) JIRA
11 4 (3.13%) PHPUnit
11 4 (3.13%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (10.16%) Finance
2 2 (1.56%) Advertising
2 2 (1.56%) Electronics
2 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Local Government
3 1 (0.78%) Marketing
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 41 (32.03%) Test Automation Engineer
3 38 (29.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 38 (29.69%) Senior Test Engineer
4 35 (27.34%) Developer
5 17 (13.28%) Tester
6 12 (9.38%) .NET Developer
7 11 (8.59%) Automation Tester
8 10 (7.81%) C# Developer
9 9 (7.03%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
11 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (5.47%) QA Engineer
11 7 (5.47%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.69%) Automation Test Expert
12 6 (4.69%) Test Manager
13 5 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
13 5 (3.91%) Java Developer
13 5 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.91%) Web Services
2 31 (24.22%) REST
3 18 (14.06%) RESTful
4 17 (13.28%) .NET
4 17 (13.28%) CSS
5 12 (9.38%) .NET Framework
5 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (7.03%) HTML
8 8 (6.25%) jQuery
9 7 (5.47%) Ajax
9 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (5.47%) Middleware
9 7 (5.47%) SOAP
10 6 (4.69%) Hibernate
10 6 (4.69%) Spring
11 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.91%) Spring Boot
11 5 (3.91%) Thymeleaf
11 5 (3.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.63%) Algorithms
2 11 (8.59%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.78%) Animation
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Fintech
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.59%) Linux
2 7 (5.47%) Windows
3 6 (4.69%) Android
4 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.56%) CentOS
5 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.03%) Exploratory Testing
3 40 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (24.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 31 (24.22%) Scrum
5 27 (21.09%) DNA
6 24 (18.75%) BDD
7 23 (17.97%) DevOps
7 23 (17.97%) Mentoring
8 22 (17.19%) Coaching
9 20 (15.63%) B2B
9 20 (15.63%) Conversational UI
9 20 (15.63%) Software Testing
10 18 (14.06%) SDLC
11 16 (12.50%) MVC
12 15 (11.72%) Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (8.59%) Data Protection
13 11 (8.59%) Software Engineering
14 10 (7.81%) Analytics
14 10 (7.81%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.72%) C#
2 37 (28.91%) Java
3 24 (18.75%) Python
4 18 (14.06%) Ruby
5 14 (10.94%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.94%) PHP
6 8 (6.25%) SQL
7 7 (5.47%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.34%) Groovy
10 2 (1.56%) C
10 2 (1.56%) Go
10 2 (1.56%) Rust
10 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.78%) ES6
11 1 (0.78%) Java 8
11 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.47%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.13%) Sun Certification
7 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.56%) ISEB
8 2 (1.56%) RHCE
8 2 (1.56%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.78%) Degree
9 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 18 (14.06%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) oVirt
3 3 (2.34%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 10 (7.81%) Puppet
2 8 (6.25%) Ansible
3 5 (3.91%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.91%) Terraform
4 3 (2.34%) Nmap
4 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.56%) Grafana
5 2 (1.56%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) FNZ
2 7 (5.47%) Tableau
3 4 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco
4 2 (1.56%) Google
4 2 (1.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.78%) Facebook
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) YouTube