The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / South West
Rank 180 214 229
Rank change year-on-year +34 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 60 42 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.18% 0.72% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.81% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 45 27 24
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £30,000 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 4584 5190 5215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.11% 88.76% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4232 4344
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the South West

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in the South West

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in the South West

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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 +26 28 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Somerset - 14 £37,500 - 4
Gloucestershire -6 12 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Wiltshire +16 3 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Dorset +12 2 £25,500 -36.25%
Cornwall - 2 - -
Devon - 1 £50,000 - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 69 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (49.51%) Selenium
3 40 (38.83%) Java
4 36 (34.95%) C#
5 33 (32.04%) .NET
6 29 (28.16%) ISEB
7 28 (27.18%) Test Automation
8 27 (26.21%) ISTQB
9 24 (23.30%) Finance
10 23 (22.33%) QA
11 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
12 20 (19.42%) Open Source
12 20 (19.42%) Scrum
12 20 (19.42%) TDD
12 20 (19.42%) Python
13 18 (17.48%) SQL
14 17 (16.50%) HTML
14 17 (16.50%) Linux
14 17 (16.50%) BDD
14 17 (16.50%) SDLC
15 16 (15.53%) Manual Testing
15 16 (15.53%) Perl
16 15 (14.56%) SOAP
16 15 (14.56%) JMeter
16 15 (14.56%) Degree
16 15 (14.56%) Git (software)
17 14 (13.59%) Windows
17 14 (13.59%) OO
18 13 (12.62%) CSS
18 13 (12.62%) JIRA

Automation Testing
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 6 (5.83%) Apache Spark
1 6 (5.83%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.94%) CMS
2 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) SaaS
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) IaaS
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) Internet
1 2 (1.94%) Intranet
1 2 (1.94%) SSH
1 2 (1.94%) SSL
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) Big Data
2 6 (5.83%) Apache Accumulo
2 6 (5.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (49.51%) Selenium
2 15 (14.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.56%) JMeter
3 13 (12.62%) JIRA
4 12 (11.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (11.65%) SoapUI
4 12 (11.65%) SpecFlow
5 10 (9.71%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (7.77%) JUnit
7 8 (7.77%) WATIR
8 6 (5.83%) Eclipse
8 6 (5.83%) Subversion
8 6 (5.83%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.88%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.91%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.91%) Protractor
11 3 (2.91%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.94%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (23.30%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.77%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Advertising
4 4 (3.88%) Back Office
5 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.91%) Marketing
6 2 (1.94%) Electronics
6 2 (1.94%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.94%) Retail
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Test Engineer
2 32 (31.07%) Analyst
3 31 (30.10%) Test Analyst
4 17 (16.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 14 (13.59%) Developer
6 12 (11.65%) .NET Developer
7 11 (10.68%) Tester
8 10 (9.71%) Automation Test Lead
9 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (7.77%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (7.77%) Automation Tester
10 8 (7.77%) Test Manager
11 6 (5.83%) QA Analyst
11 6 (5.83%) Software Analyst
11 6 (5.83%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (4.85%) QA Test Analyst
13 4 (3.88%) Senior Test Engineer
13 4 (3.88%) Software Tester
13 4 (3.88%) Web Tester
14 3 (2.91%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.04%) .NET
2 17 (16.50%) HTML
3 15 (14.56%) SOAP
4 13 (12.62%) CSS
5 12 (11.65%) HTML5
6 9 (8.74%) .NET Framework
6 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET
6 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (8.74%) Entity Framework
6 9 (8.74%) XML
7 6 (5.83%) RESTful
8 5 (4.85%) JSON
8 5 (4.85%) REST
8 5 (4.85%) Web Services
9 4 (3.88%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.88%) XML Messaging
10 3 (2.91%) Behat
10 3 (2.91%) CSS3
10 3 (2.91%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Computer Science
1 12 (11.65%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.94%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.97%) iPad
4 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Linux
2 14 (13.59%) Windows
3 8 (7.77%) Android
3 8 (7.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.97%) Unix
5 1 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.18%) Test Automation
3 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
4 20 (19.42%) Open Source
4 20 (19.42%) Scrum
4 20 (19.42%) TDD
5 17 (16.50%) BDD
5 17 (16.50%) SDLC
6 16 (15.53%) Manual Testing
7 14 (13.59%) OO
8 13 (12.62%) Test Strategy
9 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.71%) Automated Testing
10 10 (9.71%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (9.71%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Front End Development
11 9 (8.74%) Functional Testing
11 9 (8.74%) MVC
11 9 (8.74%) OOP
11 9 (8.74%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.83%) Java
2 36 (34.95%) C#
3 20 (19.42%) Python
4 18 (17.48%) SQL
5 16 (15.53%) Perl
6 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.71%) Ruby
8 8 (7.77%) C
9 7 (6.80%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.91%) C++
11 1 (0.97%) PHP
11 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (28.16%) ISEB
2 27 (26.21%) ISTQB
3 15 (14.56%) Degree
4 8 (7.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.33%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Puppet
2 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (6.80%) Cadence
2 6 (5.83%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.91%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.94%) HP
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle
5 2 (1.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Panasonic
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