Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 734 771 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.10% 7.11% 5.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.93% 8.00% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 654 627 484
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,928 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9252 9636 10507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.50% 88.85% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7614 8032 8826
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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 +14 304 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Somerset -6 156 £40,000 - 5
Wiltshire +36 107 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Gloucestershire -20 97 £42,500 +1.19% 3
Devon +20 50 £38,500 +14.65% 2
Dorset -23 22 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Cornwall -6 1 £48,000 +74.55%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 530 (72.21%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (40.05%) Java
3 264 (35.97%) C#
4 244 (33.24%) Selenium
5 202 (27.52%) SQL
6 182 (24.80%) TDD
7 170 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
8 169 (23.02%) .NET
9 167 (22.75%) JavaScript
10 164 (22.34%) BDD
11 160 (21.80%) Scrum
12 153 (20.84%) Cucumber
12 153 (20.84%) QA
13 141 (19.21%) Software Testing
14 136 (18.53%) Degree
15 131 (17.85%) JIRA
16 124 (16.89%) Software Engineering
17 122 (16.62%) HTML
18 121 (16.49%) Manual Testing
19 109 (14.85%) JUnit
20 108 (14.71%) ISTQB
21 102 (13.90%) Security Cleared
21 102 (13.90%) Python
22 101 (13.76%) Web Services
23 95 (12.94%) Finance
24 93 (12.67%) Jenkins
25 89 (12.13%) ISEB
25 89 (12.13%) Test Scripting
26 86 (11.72%) Ruby
26 86 (11.72%) C++

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 33 (4.50%) Confluence
2 27 (3.68%) Apache
3 25 (3.41%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.04%) IIS
4 15 (2.04%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.50%) Mule
5 11 (1.50%) Mule ESB
6 10 (1.36%) Anypoint
6 10 (1.36%) GlassFish
6 10 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.68%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.54%) CMS
11 4 (0.54%) JBoss
12 3 (0.41%) Jetty
13 2 (0.27%) nginx
14 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.00%) SaaS
4 14 (1.91%) PaaS
5 13 (1.77%) IaaS
6 7 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.95%) BrowserStack
7 6 (0.82%) TestFlight
8 5 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.54%) GitHub
9 4 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.14%) Route 53
12 1 (0.14%) Serverless
12 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.09%) HTTP
2 29 (3.95%) Wireless
3 21 (2.86%) Internet
4 17 (2.32%) SSL
5 8 (1.09%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.82%) MQTT
8 5 (0.68%) HbbTV
8 5 (0.68%) SSH
9 4 (0.54%) Firewall
9 4 (0.54%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.14%) 3G
10 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.14%) ICMP
10 1 (0.14%) IPsec
10 1 (0.14%) IPv4
10 1 (0.14%) IPv6
10 1 (0.14%) SNMP
10 1 (0.14%) VLAN
10 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.22%) Hadoop
3 42 (5.72%) Big Data
4 36 (4.90%) MySQL
5 29 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (2.04%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.82%) Redis
12 5 (0.68%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.41%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 244 (33.24%) Selenium
2 153 (20.84%) Cucumber
3 131 (17.85%) JIRA
4 109 (14.85%) JUnit
5 93 (12.67%) Jenkins
6 82 (11.17%) Git (software)
7 80 (10.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 74 (10.08%) SpecFlow
9 63 (8.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 62 (8.45%) SoapUI
11 60 (8.17%) Calabash
12 44 (5.99%) Visual Studio
13 43 (5.86%) JMeter
14 41 (5.59%) WebDriver
15 38 (5.18%) Bitbucket
16 36 (4.90%) NUnit
16 36 (4.90%) Protractor
17 34 (4.63%) Jasmine
17 34 (4.63%) Maven
18 30 (4.09%) JBehave
General
1 95 (12.94%) Finance
2 58 (7.90%) Electronics
3 39 (5.31%) Marketing
4 28 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.86%) Back Office
6 21 (2.86%) Banking
7 9 (1.23%) Advertising
7 9 (1.23%) Front Office
7 9 (1.23%) Legal
8 8 (1.09%) Law
9 7 (0.95%) Games
10 5 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.68%) Retail
11 4 (0.54%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Avionics
12 1 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (29.02%) Developer
2 175 (23.84%) Analyst
3 142 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 128 (17.44%) Tester
5 109 (14.85%) Test Engineer
6 74 (10.08%) Automation Tester
7 60 (8.17%) Java Developer
8 56 (7.63%) Automation Test Analyst
9 46 (6.27%) Test Automation Engineer
10 42 (5.72%) .NET Developer
11 40 (5.45%) Software Engineer
12 36 (4.90%) C# Developer
13 35 (4.77%) Software Developer
14 34 (4.63%) Software Tester
15 32 (4.36%) Software Test Engineer
16 31 (4.22%) Test Manager
17 29 (3.95%) Lead Developer
17 29 (3.95%) Test Leader
18 28 (3.81%) QA Engineer
19 26 (3.54%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (23.02%) .NET
2 122 (16.62%) HTML
3 101 (13.76%) Web Services
4 74 (10.08%) REST
5 69 (9.40%) CSS
6 61 (8.31%) XML
7 59 (8.04%) SOAP
8 57 (7.77%) ASP.NET
9 48 (6.54%) Gherkin
10 46 (6.27%) JSON
11 40 (5.45%) Node.js
11 40 (5.45%) RESTful
12 38 (5.18%) .NET Framework
13 37 (5.04%) HTML5
14 35 (4.77%) AngularJS
14 35 (4.77%) React
15 32 (4.36%) J2EE
16 31 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (4.22%) jQuery
17 23 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.22%) User Experience
3 42 (5.72%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
6 20 (2.72%) Fintech
7 17 (2.32%) Derivative
7 17 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.32%) OTC Derivatives
8 12 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.68%) Chromecast
12 5 (0.68%) Clustering
12 5 (0.68%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.68%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.22%) Linux
2 54 (7.36%) Android
3 52 (7.08%) Windows
4 48 (6.54%) Apple iOS
5 42 (5.72%) Unix
6 18 (2.45%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.41%) OpenWrt
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (72.21%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (24.80%) TDD
3 170 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
4 164 (22.34%) BDD
5 160 (21.80%) Scrum
6 141 (19.21%) Software Testing
7 124 (16.89%) Software Engineering
8 121 (16.49%) Manual Testing
9 89 (12.13%) Test Scripting
10 80 (10.90%) SDLC
11 71 (9.67%) Unit Testing
12 69 (9.40%) MVC
12 69 (9.40%) Non-Functional Testing
12 69 (9.40%) Test Strategy
13 68 (9.26%) DevOps
13 68 (9.26%) Open Source
14 60 (8.17%) Functional Testing
15 59 (8.04%) OO
16 58 (7.90%) Continuous Delivery
17 57 (7.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 294 (40.05%) Java
2 264 (35.97%) C#
3 202 (27.52%) SQL
4 167 (22.75%) JavaScript
5 102 (13.90%) Python
6 86 (11.72%) C++
6 86 (11.72%) Ruby
7 35 (4.77%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.68%) C
9 24 (3.27%) Groovy
10 21 (2.86%) XPath
11 20 (2.72%) Objective-C
12 18 (2.45%) VBScript
13 16 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.91%) Perl
14 14 (1.91%) PowerShell
15 13 (1.77%) Jython
15 13 (1.77%) PHP
16 9 (1.23%) VB.NET
17 8 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (18.53%) Degree
2 108 (14.71%) ISTQB
3 102 (13.90%) Security Cleared
4 89 (12.13%) ISEB
5 68 (9.26%) SC Cleared
6 32 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.36%) MCSE
10 7 (0.95%) CEH
10 7 (0.95%) MCSA
11 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.54%) HNC
12 4 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.41%) CCNA
13 3 (0.41%) CISSP
13 3 (0.41%) GIAC
13 3 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (20.84%) QA
2 11 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.36%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.41%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.27%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (4.77%) Docker
2 7 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.68%) vSphere
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (3.95%) HockeyApp
2 14 (1.91%) CA Service Virtualization
3 13 (1.77%) Puppet
4 11 (1.50%) CloudHub
5 10 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.54%) Ansible
6 4 (0.54%) Salt
7 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.14%) Mesos
7 1 (0.14%) Rancher
7 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.95%) Atlassian
3 27 (3.68%) Oracle
4 24 (3.27%) SAP
5 22 (3.00%) HP
6 19 (2.59%) Xamarin
7 14 (1.91%) CA
8 11 (1.50%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.36%) IBM
10 6 (0.82%) Cadence
11 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
13 2 (0.27%) Google
13 2 (0.27%) Kofax
13 2 (0.27%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.27%) SOASTA, Inc
14 1 (0.14%) Logi Analytics
14 1 (0.14%) Sitecore
14 1 (0.14%) VMware
14 1 (0.14%) Zend