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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 40 45 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 601 470 349
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 6.83% 6.08% 8.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 6.43% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 359 323 286
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £33,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,675 £73,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 8,396 7,312 3,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 95.43% 94.52% 93.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5,061 4,826 3,106
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £37,341 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,743
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.84% +1.65%
75th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £73,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the South West over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Bristol +1 216 £55,000 +15.79% 40
Gloucestershire 0 119 £55,000 +18.92% 15
Wiltshire +4 75 £47,500 -17.39% 15
Devon +23 72 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Dorset +39 66 £50,000 - 7
Somerset -49 19 £48,750 +8.33% 6
Cornwall -18 13 - - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 337 (56.07%) Agile
2 210 (34.94%) Software Engineering
3 207 (34.44%) DevOps
4 199 (33.11%) JavaScript
5 198 (32.95%) Java
6 184 (30.62%) CI/CD
7 179 (29.78%) Software Testing
8 163 (27.12%) Python
9 147 (24.46%) QA
10 146 (24.29%) C#
10 146 (24.29%) Social Skills
11 141 (23.46%) Degree
12 139 (23.13%) Finance
13 137 (22.80%) Azure
14 124 (20.63%) Selenium
15 120 (19.97%) Linux
16 119 (19.80%) .NET
17 115 (19.13%) Kubernetes
18 114 (18.97%) Docker
18 114 (18.97%) JIRA
18 114 (18.97%) AWS
19 111 (18.47%) React
20 110 (18.30%) SQL
21 100 (16.64%) Microsoft
22 98 (16.31%) Security Cleared
23 94 (15.64%) TDD
24 93 (15.47%) Mentoring
25 89 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
25 89 (14.81%) Scrum
26 87 (14.48%) SDLC

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 (5.49%) Confluence
2 31 (5.16%) BizTalk Server
3 30 (4.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (1.83%) CMS
5 10 (1.66%) Apache
6 9 (1.50%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.67%) Appian
8 4 (0.67%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.50%) SAS
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.17%) IIS
11 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) Simulink
3 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (2.33%) Magento
2 6 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.80%) Azure
2 114 (18.97%) AWS
3 67 (11.15%) Azure DevOps
4 43 (7.15%) Serverless
5 39 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (5.99%) GCP
7 27 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (4.49%) Amazon S3
7 27 (4.49%) Amazon SQS
7 27 (4.49%) SaaS
8 26 (4.33%) PaaS
9 23 (3.83%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (3.66%) OpenShift
11 20 (3.33%) GitHub
12 19 (3.16%) Heroku
13 18 (3.00%) Amazon EKS
13 18 (3.00%) IaaS
13 18 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (2.83%) Amazon ECS
14 17 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.82%) HTTP
2 32 (5.32%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.33%) Internet
4 22 (3.66%) Wireshark
5 21 (3.49%) DHCP
5 21 (3.49%) IMAP
5 21 (3.49%) SSL
5 21 (3.49%) tcpdump
6 15 (2.50%) 5G
6 15 (2.50%) SD-WAN
6 15 (2.50%) WAN
7 13 (2.16%) HTTPS
8 12 (2.00%) DNS
9 11 (1.83%) SMTP
10 4 (0.67%) FTP
11 3 (0.50%) CATAPAN
12 1 (0.17%) Firewall
12 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.15%) Relational Database
3 31 (5.16%) MySQL
3 31 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 23 (3.83%) Oracle Database
5 22 (3.66%) Big Data
5 22 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.50%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.67%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
12 4 (0.67%) GIS
12 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.67%) Redis
13 3 (0.50%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 124 (20.63%) Selenium
2 114 (18.97%) JIRA
3 86 (14.31%) Git (software)
4 77 (12.81%) Jenkins
5 52 (8.65%) Cucumber
6 51 (8.49%) Postman
7 38 (6.32%) Cypress.io
8 31 (5.16%) Bitbucket
9 29 (4.83%) JUnit
9 29 (4.83%) SpecFlow
10 24 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (3.99%) Zephyr
11 22 (3.66%) GitLab
12 21 (3.49%) SoapUI
13 20 (3.33%) Subversion
14 15 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 13 (2.16%) Appium
16 12 (2.00%) JMeter
16 12 (2.00%) PHPUnit
17 11 (1.83%) Android Studio
General
1 146 (24.29%) Social Skills
2 139 (23.13%) Finance
3 60 (9.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 56 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (8.49%) Public Sector
6 38 (6.32%) Manufacturing
7 36 (5.99%) Electronics
7 36 (5.99%) Marketing
8 34 (5.66%) Legal
9 32 (5.32%) Telecoms
10 30 (4.99%) Aerospace
10 30 (4.99%) Automotive
10 30 (4.99%) Retail
11 29 (4.83%) Presentation Skills
12 16 (2.66%) Banking
13 14 (2.33%) Back Office
14 12 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
15 11 (1.83%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (1.66%) Spanish Language
17 8 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (17.30%) Software Engineer
2 99 (16.47%) Developer
3 82 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 55 (9.15%) Tester
5 51 (8.49%) Analyst
6 43 (7.15%) Test Analyst
7 40 (6.66%) QA Engineer
8 35 (5.82%) Software Test Engineer
9 33 (5.49%) Test Manager
10 29 (4.83%) Automation Tester
11 27 (4.49%) Senior Software Engineer
11 27 (4.49%) Test Automation Engineer
12 26 (4.33%) .NET Developer
13 25 (4.16%) Software Tester
14 24 (3.99%) Lead Software Engineer
14 24 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
15 23 (3.83%) Software Developer
16 22 (3.66%) Architect
17 21 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
18 20 (3.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (19.80%) .NET
2 111 (18.47%) React
3 82 (13.64%) CSS
4 69 (11.48%) AngularJS
4 69 (11.48%) HTML
5 57 (9.48%) Node.js
5 57 (9.48%) Vue.js
6 53 (8.82%) REST
7 49 (8.15%) RESTful
8 44 (7.32%) JSON
8 44 (7.32%) XML
9 36 (5.99%) .NET Core
9 36 (5.99%) Gherkin
10 30 (4.99%) SOAP
11 27 (4.49%) Spring
12 26 (4.33%) Web Services
13 25 (4.16%) Symfony
14 22 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.32%) Mobile App
2 43 (7.15%) Blog
3 41 (6.82%) Cyberattack
4 30 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (4.83%) User Experience
6 28 (4.66%) Data Structures
7 26 (4.33%) Algorithms
7 26 (4.33%) Cyber Defence
8 24 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
10 19 (3.16%) Cloud Native
11 17 (2.83%) Legacy Systems
12 11 (1.83%) Legacy Applications
12 11 (1.83%) Tandem
13 10 (1.66%) Legacy Code
13 10 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (1.66%) Sports Betting
14 9 (1.50%) Satnav
15 8 (1.33%) Cybercrime
15 8 (1.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 120 (19.97%) Linux
2 44 (7.32%) Windows
3 40 (6.66%) Unix
4 37 (6.16%) Android
5 22 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.66%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.83%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.67%) Alpine Linux
8 4 (0.67%) Debian
9 3 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (56.07%) Agile
2 210 (34.94%) Software Engineering
3 207 (34.44%) DevOps
4 184 (30.62%) CI/CD
5 179 (29.78%) Software Testing
6 94 (15.64%) TDD
7 93 (15.47%) Mentoring
8 89 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (14.81%) Scrum
9 87 (14.48%) SDLC
10 79 (13.14%) Test Strategy
11 74 (12.31%) OO
12 73 (12.15%) BDD
12 73 (12.15%) Manual Testing
13 69 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
14 68 (11.31%) Infrastructure as Code
15 66 (10.98%) Containerisation
16 61 (10.15%) Computer Science
17 59 (9.82%) Full Stack Development
18 58 (9.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 199 (33.11%) JavaScript
2 198 (32.95%) Java
3 163 (27.12%) Python
4 146 (24.29%) C#
5 110 (18.30%) SQL
6 82 (13.64%) TypeScript
7 41 (6.82%) C++
8 34 (5.66%) PHP
9 28 (4.66%) Ruby
10 25 (4.16%) Shell Script
10 25 (4.16%) T-SQL
11 24 (3.99%) C
12 23 (3.83%) Bash
13 19 (3.16%) Go
14 15 (2.50%) Clojure
15 10 (1.66%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.66%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.50%) ES6
17 8 (1.33%) XPath
18 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 141 (23.46%) Degree
2 98 (16.31%) Security Cleared
3 79 (13.14%) ISTQB
4 42 (6.99%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 31 (5.16%) ISEB
8 24 (3.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (2.33%) Azure Certification
10 11 (1.83%) AWS Certification
11 9 (1.50%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 5 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.67%) MBA
14 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
15 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
16 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
16 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (24.46%) QA
2 17 (2.83%) Accessibility
3 11 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.83%) NCSC
4 8 (1.33%) GDPR
5 4 (0.67%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) GxP
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) JTAG
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 114 (18.97%) Docker
2 11 (1.83%) Firmware
3 10 (1.66%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.50%) Xen
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 115 (19.13%) Kubernetes
2 75 (12.48%) Terraform
3 45 (7.49%) Ansible
4 26 (4.33%) HP ALM
5 18 (3.00%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.33%) Puppet
9 1 (0.17%) Grafana
9 1 (0.17%) Packer
9 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 100 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.66%) Oracle
3 29 (4.83%) SAP
4 26 (4.33%) HP
5 24 (3.99%) Atlassian
6 21 (3.49%) Google
7 16 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.50%) Apple
8 9 (1.50%) BT
8 9 (1.50%) Rackspace
9 6 (1.00%) IBM
9 6 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.67%) ESRI
10 4 (0.67%) IBM Sterling
11 3 (0.50%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.33%) Acunetix
12 2 (0.33%) Dell
12 2 (0.33%) Qualys
12 2 (0.33%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.33%) Splunk