Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 313 327
Rank change year-on-year +47 +14 -27
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 73 34 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 65 31 23
South West median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% +15.94%
10th Percentile £30,200 £31,250 £26,650
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £58,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10021 10579 11485
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.54% 96.97% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8298 8927 9726
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Bristol +23 56 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Somerset +6 8 £41,500 +10.67% 2
Wiltshire +6 5 £23,500 -44.71% 1
Gloucestershire +26 2 £30,000 -22.08%
Devon +16 2 £35,000 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 73 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (61.64%) C#
4 44 (60.27%) Selenium
5 43 (58.90%) Java
6 34 (46.58%) Cucumber
7 32 (43.84%) SQL
7 32 (43.84%) Ruby
8 28 (38.36%) JMeter
8 28 (38.36%) Python
9 27 (36.99%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (32.88%) SpecFlow
11 22 (30.14%) Jenkins
11 22 (30.14%) Open Source
11 22 (30.14%) JUnit
11 22 (30.14%) Degree
12 21 (28.77%) JIRA
13 19 (26.03%) Calabash
14 18 (24.66%) Jasmine
14 18 (24.66%) QA
14 18 (24.66%) Finance
14 18 (24.66%) Appium
15 17 (23.29%) Protractor
15 17 (23.29%) DevOps
16 16 (21.92%) JBehave
16 16 (21.92%) Software Testing
16 16 (21.92%) TDD
17 15 (20.55%) REST
17 15 (20.55%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (19.18%) WebDriver

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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.44%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.33%) IaaS
2 9 (12.33%) PaaS
2 9 (12.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 44 (60.27%) Selenium
2 34 (46.58%) Cucumber
3 28 (38.36%) JMeter
4 24 (32.88%) SpecFlow
5 22 (30.14%) Jenkins
5 22 (30.14%) JUnit
6 21 (28.77%) JIRA
7 19 (26.03%) Calabash
8 18 (24.66%) Appium
8 18 (24.66%) Jasmine
9 17 (23.29%) Protractor
10 16 (21.92%) JBehave
11 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
12 13 (17.81%) TeamCity
13 12 (16.44%) Gatling
14 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
15 10 (13.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (12.33%) Mercurial
16 9 (12.33%) WATIR
17 8 (10.96%) Capybara
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Manufacturing
3 9 (12.33%) Electronics
3 9 (12.33%) Marketing
3 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) REST
2 14 (19.18%) .NET
3 10 (13.70%) HTML
4 9 (12.33%) AngularJS
4 9 (12.33%) JSON
4 9 (12.33%) React
5 8 (10.96%) Behat
6 7 (9.59%) CSS
7 6 (8.22%) Web Services
8 3 (4.11%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.11%) Node.js
9 2 (2.74%) J2EE
9 2 (2.74%) Middleware
10 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Linux
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.99%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (30.14%) Open Source
5 17 (23.29%) DevOps
6 16 (21.92%) Software Testing
6 16 (21.92%) TDD
7 15 (20.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
9 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
9 10 (13.70%) OO
9 10 (13.70%) SDLC
10 9 (12.33%) Analytical Thinking
10 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (12.33%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (12.33%) Programme Management
10 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
11 8 (10.96%) BDD
11 8 (10.96%) SDET
12 7 (9.59%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 45 (61.64%) C#
2 43 (58.90%) Java
3 32 (43.84%) Ruby
3 32 (43.84%) SQL
4 28 (38.36%) Python
5 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) VB
7 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) Degree
2 14 (19.18%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.07%) ISEB
4 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.11%) HNC
6 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.66%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) SAP
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) CA Agile Central