Period
to 24 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 34 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 730 772 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.11% 7.09% 5.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.94% 7.98% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 651 627 494
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £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 9193 9669 10594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.50% 88.81% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7563 8048 8917
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 £63,000
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 24 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 24 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 +15 303 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Somerset -7 153 £40,000 - 5
Wiltshire +38 109 £50,000 +33.33% 9
Gloucestershire -19 96 £45,000 +7.14% 6
Devon +16 49 £39,250 +16.88% 1
Dorset -30 22 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Cornwall -4 1 £48,000 +74.55%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 533 (73.01%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (40.14%) Java
3 258 (35.34%) C#
4 238 (32.60%) Selenium
5 198 (27.12%) SQL
6 189 (25.89%) TDD
7 172 (23.56%) Continuous Integration
7 172 (23.56%) BDD
8 166 (22.74%) .NET
9 164 (22.47%) JavaScript
10 162 (22.19%) Scrum
11 152 (20.82%) Cucumber
12 151 (20.68%) QA
13 135 (18.49%) JIRA
13 135 (18.49%) Software Testing
14 134 (18.36%) Degree
15 132 (18.08%) Software Engineering
16 118 (16.16%) HTML
17 117 (16.03%) Manual Testing
18 112 (15.34%) JUnit
19 104 (14.25%) Web Services
20 102 (13.97%) Python
20 102 (13.97%) Security Cleared
21 101 (13.84%) ISTQB
22 95 (13.01%) Finance
23 92 (12.60%) C++
23 92 (12.60%) Jenkins
24 89 (12.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 86 (11.78%) Ruby
26 82 (11.23%) ISEB

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 31 (4.25%) Confluence
2 28 (3.84%) Apache
3 26 (3.56%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.05%) IIS
4 15 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.51%) Mule
5 11 (1.51%) Mule ESB
6 10 (1.37%) Anypoint
6 10 (1.37%) GlassFish
6 10 (1.37%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.68%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.55%) CMS
10 4 (0.55%) JBoss
10 4 (0.55%) Jetty
11 2 (0.27%) nginx
12 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.01%) SaaS
4 14 (1.92%) PaaS
5 13 (1.78%) IaaS
6 8 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (1.10%) TestFlight
7 6 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.82%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.68%) GitHub
9 3 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.41%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.14%) Route 53
11 1 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.93%) Wireless
2 31 (4.25%) HTTP
3 21 (2.88%) Internet
4 17 (2.33%) SSL
5 8 (1.10%) MQTT
6 7 (0.96%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.68%) SSH
8 4 (0.55%) Firewall
8 4 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.41%) HbbTV
10 1 (0.14%) 4G
10 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.14%) IPsec
10 1 (0.14%) IPv4
10 1 (0.14%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.14%) SNMP
10 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.67%) Hadoop
3 49 (6.71%) Big Data
4 36 (4.93%) MySQL
5 28 (3.84%) NoSQL
6 18 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.82%) BigQuery
10 6 (0.82%) Redis
11 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.55%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.41%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 238 (32.60%) Selenium
2 152 (20.82%) Cucumber
3 135 (18.49%) JIRA
4 112 (15.34%) JUnit
5 92 (12.60%) Jenkins
6 89 (12.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 80 (10.96%) Git (software)
8 74 (10.14%) SpecFlow
9 68 (9.32%) Calabash
10 63 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 60 (8.22%) SoapUI
12 45 (6.16%) Bitbucket
13 42 (5.75%) Visual Studio
14 41 (5.62%) JMeter
15 39 (5.34%) WebDriver
16 37 (5.07%) NUnit
17 36 (4.93%) Protractor
18 35 (4.79%) Maven
19 34 (4.66%) Jasmine
20 33 (4.52%) Gradle
General
1 95 (13.01%) Finance
2 66 (9.04%) Electronics
3 36 (4.93%) Marketing
4 27 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.88%) Back Office
7 20 (2.74%) Banking
8 9 (1.23%) Advertising
8 9 (1.23%) Front Office
8 9 (1.23%) Legal
9 8 (1.10%) Law
10 7 (0.96%) Games
11 5 (0.68%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.55%) Retail
13 3 (0.41%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) Avionics
14 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 222 (30.41%) Developer
2 161 (22.05%) Analyst
3 127 (17.40%) Test Analyst
4 125 (17.12%) Tester
5 107 (14.66%) Test Engineer
6 73 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 64 (8.77%) Java Developer
8 50 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 44 (6.03%) Test Automation Engineer
10 40 (5.48%) .NET Developer
10 40 (5.48%) Software Engineer
11 36 (4.93%) C# Developer
11 36 (4.93%) Software Developer
12 33 (4.52%) Software Tester
12 33 (4.52%) Test Manager
13 32 (4.38%) Software Test Engineer
14 31 (4.25%) Test Leader
15 28 (3.84%) Lead Developer
15 28 (3.84%) QA Engineer
16 26 (3.56%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (22.74%) .NET
2 118 (16.16%) HTML
3 104 (14.25%) Web Services
4 74 (10.14%) REST
5 69 (9.45%) CSS
6 60 (8.22%) XML
7 58 (7.95%) SOAP
8 54 (7.40%) ASP.NET
9 50 (6.85%) Gherkin
10 45 (6.16%) JSON
11 41 (5.62%) Node.js
12 40 (5.48%) RESTful
13 37 (5.07%) HTML5
14 35 (4.79%) .NET Framework
14 35 (4.79%) AngularJS
14 35 (4.79%) React
15 32 (4.38%) J2EE
16 31 (4.25%) jQuery
17 29 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (3.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
1 61 (8.36%) User Experience
2 42 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 24 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
4 22 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (2.74%) Fintech
6 17 (2.33%) Derivative
6 17 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
7 12 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.82%) Clustering
10 6 (0.82%) Internet of Things
11 5 (0.68%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.55%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.14%) Linux
2 57 (7.81%) Android
3 51 (6.99%) Windows
4 50 (6.85%) Apple iOS
5 41 (5.62%) Unix
6 18 (2.47%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.55%) 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (73.01%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (25.89%) TDD
3 172 (23.56%) BDD
3 172 (23.56%) Continuous Integration
4 162 (22.19%) Scrum
5 135 (18.49%) Software Testing
6 132 (18.08%) Software Engineering
7 117 (16.03%) Manual Testing
8 80 (10.96%) Test Scripting
9 77 (10.55%) SDLC
10 72 (9.86%) Open Source
11 69 (9.45%) DevOps
12 68 (9.32%) Unit Testing
13 67 (9.18%) MVC
14 66 (9.04%) Non-Functional Testing
14 66 (9.04%) Test Strategy
15 60 (8.22%) OO
16 58 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 58 (7.95%) Test Management
17 57 (7.81%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 293 (40.14%) Java
2 258 (35.34%) C#
3 198 (27.12%) SQL
4 164 (22.47%) JavaScript
5 102 (13.97%) Python
6 92 (12.60%) C++
7 86 (11.78%) Ruby
8 34 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 28 (3.84%) C
10 25 (3.42%) Groovy
11 21 (2.88%) Objective-C
12 20 (2.74%) XPath
13 19 (2.60%) VBScript
14 16 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.92%) Jython
15 14 (1.92%) Perl
15 14 (1.92%) PHP
15 14 (1.92%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.10%) Scala
16 8 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (18.36%) Degree
2 102 (13.97%) Security Cleared
3 101 (13.84%) ISTQB
4 82 (11.23%) ISEB
5 70 (9.59%) SC Cleared
6 33 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.51%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.37%) MCSE
11 7 (0.96%) CEH
11 7 (0.96%) MCSA
12 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.41%) CCNA
14 3 (0.41%) CISSP
14 3 (0.41%) GIAC
14 3 (0.41%) HNC
14 3 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (20.68%) QA
2 10 (1.37%) ISO 14001
2 10 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.41%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.27%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (5.07%) Docker
2 6 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.68%) vSphere
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (4.52%) HockeyApp
2 15 (2.05%) CA Service Virtualization
3 13 (1.78%) Puppet
4 11 (1.51%) CloudHub
5 10 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.55%) Ansible
6 4 (0.55%) Salt
7 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.14%) Mesos
8 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 77 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.93%) Atlassian
3 27 (3.70%) Oracle
4 24 (3.29%) SAP
5 22 (3.01%) HP
6 21 (2.88%) Xamarin
7 15 (2.05%) CA
8 11 (1.51%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.37%) IBM
10 6 (0.82%) Cadence
11 4 (0.55%) 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
14 1 (0.14%) Logi Analytics
14 1 (0.14%) Remedy
14 1 (0.14%) Sitecore
14 1 (0.14%) VMware
14 1 (0.14%) Zend