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

Test Automation
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 144 153
Rank change year-on-year +61 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 177 118 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.50% 2.01% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 2.27% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 132 97 85
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the South West

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the South West

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the South West

Test Automation
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 Test Automation 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 +39 66 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Bristol +8 57 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Gloucestershire 0 20 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Devon +1 17 £35,000 -46.15% 2
Cornwall - 12 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire +20 4 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 208 (75.09%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (49.82%) Java
3 111 (40.07%) Selenium
4 105 (37.91%) C#
5 99 (35.74%) ISTQB
6 94 (33.94%) BDD
7 90 (32.49%) Scrum
8 82 (29.60%) Cucumber
9 78 (28.16%) ISEB
10 77 (27.80%) Software Testing
11 63 (22.74%) SQL
12 62 (22.38%) Microsoft
13 61 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (21.66%) TDD
15 59 (21.30%) Non-Functional Testing
16 58 (20.94%) Test Management
17 57 (20.58%) Team Foundation Server
18 55 (19.86%) Test Scripting
19 53 (19.13%) SpecFlow
20 51 (18.41%) Finance
21 47 (16.97%) Python
21 47 (16.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 44 (15.88%) Waterfall
22 44 (15.88%) Ruby
22 44 (15.88%) QA
23 43 (15.52%) Test Strategy
24 42 (15.16%) SDLC
24 42 (15.16%) Linux
25 41 (14.80%) JMeter
26 40 (14.44%) Security Cleared

Test Automation
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 6 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.08%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) nginx
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Mingle
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.08%) SaaS
3 2 (0.72%) GitHub
3 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.72%) Heroku
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
3 2 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.25%) HTTP
2 8 (2.89%) SSH
3 4 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.08%) Internet
4 3 (1.08%) SSL
5 2 (0.72%) FTP
6 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.36%) LTE
6 1 (0.36%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.66%) Hadoop
2 16 (5.78%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.53%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.17%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (1.08%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 111 (40.07%) Selenium
2 82 (29.60%) Cucumber
3 57 (20.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (19.13%) SpecFlow
5 41 (14.80%) JMeter
6 28 (10.11%) Jenkins
7 26 (9.39%) LoadRunner
8 25 (9.03%) Git (software)
9 24 (8.66%) JIRA
10 23 (8.30%) WebDriver
11 21 (7.58%) JUnit
12 19 (6.86%) SoapUI
13 18 (6.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (5.42%) LoadUI
14 15 (5.42%) Protractor
14 15 (5.42%) Ranorex
15 14 (5.05%) Jasmine
16 12 (4.33%) WATIR
17 11 (3.97%) TestNG
18 10 (3.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (18.41%) Finance
2 13 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.33%) Electronics
4 10 (3.61%) Advertising
4 10 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.25%) Marketing
5 9 (3.25%) Retail
6 7 (2.53%) Banking
7 4 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 96 (34.66%) Test Engineer
2 66 (23.83%) Test Automation Engineer
3 45 (16.25%) Analyst
4 42 (15.16%) Test Analyst
4 42 (15.16%) Tester
5 32 (11.55%) Automation Tester
6 20 (7.22%) Test Manager
7 19 (6.86%) Developer
8 18 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (6.50%) Senior Test Engineer
9 17 (6.14%) Java Engineer
10 16 (5.78%) Senior Test Analyst
11 14 (5.05%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 14 (5.05%) Software Test Engineer
12 12 (4.33%) Software Tester
13 11 (3.97%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.97%) Technical Engineer
14 10 (3.61%) Lead Software Engineer
15 9 (3.25%) Technical Tester
16 7 (2.53%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.91%) .NET
2 27 (9.75%) HTML
3 24 (8.66%) Web Services
4 20 (7.22%) Gherkin
4 20 (7.22%) REST
5 15 (5.42%) HTML5
6 14 (5.05%) AngularJS
7 13 (4.69%) CSS
7 13 (4.69%) XML
8 8 (2.89%) SOAP
9 6 (2.17%) J2EE
9 6 (2.17%) JSON
10 5 (1.81%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.81%) Behat
11 4 (1.44%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.44%) Entity Framework
12 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (0.72%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.25%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.53%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (2.53%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.44%) Digital TV
4 4 (1.44%) MPEG
5 3 (1.08%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.08%) Fintech
6 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.36%) Robotics
7 1 (0.36%) STB
7 1 (0.36%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.16%) Linux
2 39 (14.08%) Windows
3 12 (4.33%) Unix
4 4 (1.44%) Android
5 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (75.09%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (33.94%) BDD
3 90 (32.49%) Scrum
4 77 (27.80%) Software Testing
5 61 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (21.66%) TDD
7 59 (21.30%) Non-Functional Testing
8 58 (20.94%) Test Management
9 55 (19.86%) Test Scripting
10 44 (15.88%) Waterfall
11 43 (15.52%) Test Strategy
12 42 (15.16%) SDLC
13 39 (14.08%) Continuous Delivery
13 39 (14.08%) Software Engineering
14 38 (13.72%) Line Management
15 35 (12.64%) Performance Testing
16 32 (11.55%) Automated Testing
17 31 (11.19%) Load Testing
18 28 (10.11%) Automation Testing
19 26 (9.39%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (49.82%) Java
2 105 (37.91%) C#
3 63 (22.74%) SQL
4 47 (16.97%) Python
5 44 (15.88%) Ruby
6 38 (13.72%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.22%) C
8 17 (6.14%) C++
9 14 (5.05%) Perl
10 8 (2.89%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.89%) XPath
11 6 (2.17%) PHP
12 4 (1.44%) Scala
13 3 (1.08%) Clojure
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
14 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.36%) R
14 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) VB
14 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (35.74%) ISTQB
2 78 (28.16%) ISEB
3 47 (16.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 40 (14.44%) Security Cleared
5 37 (13.36%) Degree
6 17 (6.14%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (3.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.08%) PhD
10 2 (0.72%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (15.88%) QA
2 9 (3.25%) ISO 9001
3 8 (2.89%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.08%) SDET
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.61%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.36%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.17%) Puppet
4 2 (0.72%) Ansible
4 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.72%) Rancher
5 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.36%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 62 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.58%) HP
3 17 (6.14%) Atlassian
4 9 (3.25%) Oracle
4 9 (3.25%) SAP
5 7 (2.53%) Cadence
6 6 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.44%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (0.72%) Google
8 2 (0.72%) VMware
8 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.36%) Apple
9 1 (0.36%) Blue Prism
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