The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / South West
Rank 196 243 229
Rank change year-on-year +47 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 42 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.83% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 38 7 9
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +19.71% -8.97%  

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 4916 5684 5841
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.72% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4103 4696 4888
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 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 25 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
Bristol +22 22 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Somerset +3 13 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Gloucestershire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Dorset +31 1 - -
Wiltshire +16 1 £30,000 +33.33%
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (66.67%) Selenium
3 36 (54.55%) Java
4 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
5 29 (43.94%) C#
6 22 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 21 (31.82%) Automated Testing
8 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
9 18 (27.27%) Open Source
10 16 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (24.24%) Scrum
11 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
11 15 (22.73%) Web Services
11 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (21.21%) BDD
12 14 (21.21%) SpecFlow
12 14 (21.21%) SQL
13 12 (18.18%) .NET
13 12 (18.18%) REST
14 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
14 11 (16.67%) QA
14 11 (16.67%) ISEB
14 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 11 (16.67%) SDLC
15 10 (15.15%) Linux
15 10 (15.15%) Degree
15 10 (15.15%) Manual Testing
15 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
15 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (13.64%) ISTQB

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) GitHub
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) SSH
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) Big Data
3 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (66.67%) Selenium
2 22 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 16 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (21.21%) SpecFlow
5 11 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 8 (12.12%) JUnit
7 7 (10.61%) Appium
7 7 (10.61%) Calabash
7 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
7 7 (10.61%) Protractor
7 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
8 6 (9.09%) Jasmine
8 6 (9.09%) JMeter
8 6 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
8 6 (9.09%) TestNG
9 5 (7.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
10 4 (6.06%) JIRA
10 4 (6.06%) Maven
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Marketing
3 5 (7.58%) Electronics
3 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
5 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) Web Services
2 12 (18.18%) .NET
2 12 (18.18%) REST
3 8 (12.12%) CSS
3 8 (12.12%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) Gherkin
5 5 (7.58%) SOAP
5 5 (7.58%) XML
6 2 (3.03%) CSS3
7 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.52%) Java EE
7 1 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.52%) Fintech
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) Android
4 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 21 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 18 (27.27%) Open Source
5 16 (24.24%) Scrum
6 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (21.21%) BDD
8 11 (16.67%) SDLC
8 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 10 (15.15%) Manual Testing
9 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
10 8 (12.12%) Automation Testing
10 8 (12.12%) TDD
11 7 (10.61%) DevOps
11 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) Java
2 29 (43.94%) C#
3 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (21.21%) SQL
5 9 (13.64%) Ruby
6 6 (9.09%) Python
7 4 (6.06%) XPath
8 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) ISEB
2 10 (15.15%) Degree
3 9 (13.64%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (6.06%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) SAP
2 5 (7.58%) Xamarin
3 4 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.52%) Panasonic
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