The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 224 240
Rank change year-on-year +39 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 46 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.87% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.33% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 41 17 9
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £32,500 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £42,500 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5136 5114 5837
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.96% 97.63% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4279 4337 4923
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the South West

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in the South West

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in the South West

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Bristol +1 26 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Wiltshire +9 9 £23,500 -55.23%
Somerset -5 7 £35,000 -6.66%
Gloucestershire - 5 £45,000 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 70 (79.55%) Java
3 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (65.91%) Selenium
4 52 (59.09%) C#
5 36 (40.91%) Open Source
6 31 (35.23%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (35.23%) WebDriver
7 28 (31.82%) QA
8 26 (29.55%) SQL
9 25 (28.41%) Web Services
10 24 (27.27%) JavaScript
11 23 (26.14%) Degree
12 22 (25.00%) Ruby
12 22 (25.00%) REST
13 20 (22.73%) Cucumber
13 20 (22.73%) .NET
13 20 (22.73%) JUnit
14 19 (21.59%) Linux
14 19 (21.59%) Python
14 19 (21.59%) Scrum
14 19 (21.59%) Software Testing
15 18 (20.45%) JMeter
15 18 (20.45%) HTML
15 18 (20.45%) SDLC
16 17 (19.32%) Unix
17 16 (18.18%) Windows
17 16 (18.18%) Test Scripting
18 15 (17.05%) Finance
18 15 (17.05%) Manufacturing

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) IaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) PaaS
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.14%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) SSH
2 2 (2.27%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) Big Data
3 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (65.91%) Selenium
2 31 (35.23%) WebDriver
3 20 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 20 (22.73%) JUnit
4 18 (20.45%) JMeter
5 15 (17.05%) Jasmine
5 15 (17.05%) Protractor
6 14 (15.91%) Calabash
7 13 (14.77%) Appium
7 13 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (14.77%) TestNG
8 10 (11.36%) SpecFlow
9 8 (9.09%) JIRA
10 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
10 7 (7.95%) SoapUI
10 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio
11 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
12 5 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
14 3 (3.41%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
1 15 (17.05%) Manufacturing
2 9 (10.23%) Electronics
2 9 (10.23%) Marketing
2 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) Web Services
2 22 (25.00%) REST
3 20 (22.73%) .NET
4 18 (20.45%) HTML
5 13 (14.77%) CSS
6 8 (9.09%) Gherkin
7 7 (7.95%) SOAP
8 6 (6.82%) Node.js
9 3 (3.41%) LAMP
9 3 (3.41%) XML
10 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.27%) Behat
10 2 (2.27%) J2EE
10 2 (2.27%) Java EE
10 2 (2.27%) JSON
10 2 (2.27%) Middleware
10 2 (2.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.27%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Linux
2 17 (19.32%) Unix
3 16 (18.18%) Windows
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Android
5 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (40.91%) Open Source
4 31 (35.23%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (21.59%) Scrum
5 19 (21.59%) Software Testing
6 18 (20.45%) SDLC
7 16 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 14 (15.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (15.91%) DevOps
9 13 (14.77%) BDD
9 13 (14.77%) Manual Testing
10 12 (13.64%) SDET
11 11 (12.50%) Regression Testing
12 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (10.23%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (10.23%) Programme Management
12 9 (10.23%) TDD
12 9 (10.23%) Test Strategy
13 8 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (79.55%) Java
2 52 (59.09%) C#
3 26 (29.55%) SQL
4 24 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 22 (25.00%) Ruby
6 19 (21.59%) Python
7 3 (3.41%) VBScript
7 3 (3.41%) XPath
8 1 (1.14%) AWK
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) sed
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (26.14%) Degree
2 8 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.68%) HNC
3 5 (5.68%) ISEB
4 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.14%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) SAP
3 7 (7.95%) Xamarin
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle
5 3 (3.41%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) Perforce
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