The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 151 187
Rank change year-on-year +80 +36  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 197 110 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.90% 1.87% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 2.11% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 155 109 55
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -8.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4554 5202 5326
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.05% 88.67% 87.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3753 4250 4437
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the South West

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the South West.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in the South West

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in the South West

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +23 85 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Bristol +9 40 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Gloucestershire +6 30 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Wiltshire +32 17 £37,500 -
Devon +6 8 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Dorset +39 5 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 South West region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 226 (71.52%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (41.14%) Java
3 120 (37.97%) Software Engineering
4 106 (33.54%) C#
5 101 (31.96%) Scrum
6 99 (31.33%) .NET
7 98 (31.01%) Security Cleared
8 84 (26.58%) JavaScript
9 82 (25.95%) Unit Testing
10 75 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (23.42%) SQL
12 73 (23.10%) HTML
13 71 (22.47%) SC Cleared
14 68 (21.52%) Selenium
15 65 (20.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 64 (20.25%) Windows
17 57 (18.04%) C
18 56 (17.72%) System Testing
19 55 (17.41%) Continuous Delivery
20 52 (16.46%) ASP.NET
21 50 (15.82%) SDLC
22 49 (15.51%) QA
23 47 (14.87%) C++
24 43 (13.61%) SQL Server
24 43 (13.61%) Hadoop
25 42 (13.29%) Microsoft
25 42 (13.29%) Regression Testing
26 41 (12.97%) Finance
27 39 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
28 38 (12.03%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 34 (10.76%) IIS
2 8 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.58%) JBoss
4 4 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.95%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.32%) FileNet
6 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.22%) Lucidchart
4 2 (0.63%) Office 365
4 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 2 (0.63%) TestFlight
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.48%) Internet
2 8 (2.53%) SSL
3 7 (2.22%) HTTP
3 7 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.90%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.95%) Wireless
6 2 (0.63%) Intranet
6 2 (0.63%) MQTT
6 2 (0.63%) Network Security
7 1 (0.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.61%) Hadoop
1 43 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.81%) NoSQL
3 24 (7.59%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.75%) Big Data
5 11 (3.48%) MySQL
6 8 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.27%) Redis
9 3 (0.95%) Triplestore
10 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.32%) DB2
11 1 (0.32%) MS Access
11 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (21.52%) Selenium
2 65 (20.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (9.18%) Cucumber
4 27 (8.54%) Git (software)
5 24 (7.59%) Jenkins
5 24 (7.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (7.28%) Visual Studio
7 21 (6.65%) JIRA
7 21 (6.65%) WebDriver
8 18 (5.70%) SoapUI
9 14 (4.43%) NUnit
10 11 (3.48%) JUnit
10 11 (3.48%) Maven
10 11 (3.48%) Mockito
11 10 (3.16%) Eclipse
11 10 (3.16%) IntelliJ
12 8 (2.53%) EasyMock
13 7 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.22%) TeamCity
13 7 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (12.97%) Finance
2 21 (6.65%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.80%) Games
4 11 (3.48%) Electronics
4 11 (3.48%) Retail
5 8 (2.53%) Banking
6 7 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.22%) Marketing
7 3 (0.95%) Billing
7 3 (0.95%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 107 (33.86%) Developer
2 63 (19.94%) Software Engineer
3 51 (16.14%) Java Developer
4 50 (15.82%) Tester
5 46 (14.56%) Analyst
6 37 (11.71%) Test Analyst
7 36 (11.39%) .NET Developer
8 35 (11.08%) Java Engineer
9 32 (10.13%) Senior Developer
10 28 (8.86%) Java Software Engineer
11 26 (8.23%) Senior Software Engineer
12 24 (7.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 24 (7.59%) Lead Developer
12 24 (7.59%) Senior Java Developer
13 23 (7.28%) C# Developer
14 22 (6.96%) Automation Tester
15 20 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
16 19 (6.01%) .NET Software Engineer
17 18 (5.70%) Software Developer
18 16 (5.06%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (31.33%) .NET
2 73 (23.10%) HTML
3 52 (16.46%) ASP.NET
4 30 (9.49%) .NET Framework
5 29 (9.18%) Web Services
6 26 (8.23%) XML
7 23 (7.28%) Spring
8 20 (6.33%) HTML5
9 19 (6.01%) Hibernate
10 17 (5.38%) JSON
11 16 (5.06%) AngularJS
11 16 (5.06%) CSS
12 13 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (4.11%) J2EE
12 13 (4.11%) REST
13 11 (3.48%) Entity Framework
14 10 (3.16%) WPF
15 9 (2.85%) React
15 9 (2.85%) XSLT
16 8 (2.53%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.22%) iPhone
5 5 (1.58%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.27%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.27%) Semantic Web
7 3 (0.95%) Cybercrime
7 3 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.95%) User Experience
8 2 (0.63%) Blog
8 2 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.63%) Home Automation
8 2 (0.63%) Replication
8 2 (0.63%) RIA
8 2 (0.63%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.25%) Windows
2 34 (10.76%) Windows Server
3 32 (10.13%) Linux
4 28 (8.86%) Android
5 22 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.70%) Apple iOS
7 13 (4.11%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.22%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.27%) Unix
10 3 (0.95%) CentOS
11 2 (0.63%) VMS
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (71.52%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (37.97%) Software Engineering
3 101 (31.96%) Scrum
4 82 (25.95%) Unit Testing
5 75 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (17.72%) System Testing
7 55 (17.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 50 (15.82%) SDLC
9 42 (13.29%) Regression Testing
10 38 (12.03%) Test Scripting
11 33 (10.44%) Manual Testing
12 32 (10.13%) Line Management
12 32 (10.13%) TDD
12 32 (10.13%) Test Automation
13 31 (9.81%) Cybersecurity
13 31 (9.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (9.49%) Test Strategy
15 28 (8.86%) ITIL
15 28 (8.86%) Software Testing
16 27 (8.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 130 (41.14%) Java
2 106 (33.54%) C#
3 84 (26.58%) JavaScript
4 74 (23.42%) SQL
5 57 (18.04%) C
6 47 (14.87%) C++
7 24 (7.59%) PowerShell
8 20 (6.33%) Python
9 18 (5.70%) Objective-C
10 14 (4.43%) PHP
10 14 (4.43%) Ruby
11 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.90%) XPath
11 6 (1.90%) XQuery
12 5 (1.58%) Scala
13 4 (1.27%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.95%) Clojure
14 3 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 98 (31.01%) Security Cleared
2 71 (22.47%) SC Cleared
3 35 (11.08%) Degree
4 28 (8.86%) ISEB
5 26 (8.23%) ISTQB
6 13 (4.11%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.95%) CEH
8 3 (0.95%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.95%) EC-Council LPT
8 3 (0.95%) ECSA
8 3 (0.95%) EnCE
8 3 (0.95%) GCFA
8 3 (0.95%) GIAC
8 3 (0.95%) GPEN
9 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.51%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.27%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.48%) Docker
2 6 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.58%) Firmware
4 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (2.22%) Puppet
2 6 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.95%) Ansible
3 3 (0.95%) EnCase
4 2 (0.63%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.32%) Graylog
5 1 (0.32%) Nagios
5 1 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.44%) Oracle
3 7 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.90%) Cisco
4 6 (1.90%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.58%) HP
5 5 (1.58%) SAP
6 3 (0.95%) Infobright
6 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Pension, 25 days holiday, remote working
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Salary: Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Plymouth
itecopeople
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: Competitive Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago