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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 27 59
Rank change year-on-year -10 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 381 396 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.20% 7.55% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.97% 8.55% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 337 338 227
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,700
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 4783 4634 5167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.38% 88.38% 86.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3936 3885 4318
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 June 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 June 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 -5 132 £42,500 +13.33% 20
Somerset +1 112 £37,750 -5.62% 6
Gloucestershire -28 49 £40,000 -15.78% 8
Wiltshire +15 41 £33,500 -21.17% 6
Devon +1 24 £36,750 -18.33% 4
Dorset -18 10 £38,750 -6.06% 6
Cornwall -3 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 617 (66.70%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (46.49%) Java
3 361 (39.03%) C#
4 327 (35.35%) Selenium
5 265 (28.65%) Scrum
6 240 (25.95%) .NET
7 219 (23.68%) SQL
8 203 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
9 198 (21.41%) Cucumber
10 194 (20.97%) JavaScript
11 184 (19.89%) QA
12 180 (19.46%) Software Engineering
13 175 (18.92%) BDD
14 163 (17.62%) ISTQB
15 161 (17.41%) Security Cleared
16 160 (17.30%) Software Testing
17 152 (16.43%) TDD
18 149 (16.11%) ISEB
19 148 (16.00%) HTML
20 146 (15.78%) Unit Testing
21 138 (14.92%) Test Scripting
22 130 (14.05%) Windows
23 127 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
24 125 (13.51%) Degree
24 125 (13.51%) Microsoft
25 120 (12.97%) Finance
26 118 (12.76%) Python
27 116 (12.54%) Web Services
27 116 (12.54%) SDLC
28 114 (12.32%) Continuous Delivery

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 48 (5.19%) IIS
2 21 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 20 (2.16%) Tomcat
4 16 (1.73%) Confluence
5 13 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.30%) Apache
7 8 (0.86%) GlassFish
8 7 (0.76%) Anypoint
8 7 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.76%) Mule
8 7 (0.76%) Mule ESB
9 5 (0.54%) CMS
9 5 (0.54%) JBoss
10 4 (0.43%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.43%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.32%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.32%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.32%) SAS
12 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Mingle
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.62%) SaaS
4 10 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.86%) IaaS
5 8 (0.86%) PaaS
6 4 (0.43%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.43%) GitHub
6 4 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.32%) Heroku
7 3 (0.32%) Office 365
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.22%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.35%) Internet
2 20 (2.16%) Kerberos
3 19 (2.05%) HTTP
4 8 (0.86%) SSL
5 7 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.54%) SSH
7 4 (0.43%) HbbTV
7 4 (0.43%) Wireless
8 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.32%) RS-232
9 2 (0.22%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.22%) DNS
9 2 (0.22%) MQTT
9 2 (0.22%) Network Security
9 2 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.11%) 802.15
10 1 (0.11%) ICMP
10 1 (0.11%) LTE
10 1 (0.11%) NFC
10 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.41%) Hadoop
3 48 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 42 (4.54%) MongoDB
5 24 (2.59%) Big Data
6 21 (2.27%) MySQL
7 15 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.51%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.54%) Apache Accumulo
11 4 (0.43%) MS Access
12 3 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.32%) Triplestore
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 327 (35.35%) Selenium
2 198 (21.41%) Cucumber
3 127 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 99 (10.70%) JUnit
5 94 (10.16%) JIRA
6 93 (10.05%) WebDriver
7 90 (9.73%) Git (software)
8 87 (9.41%) SpecFlow
9 78 (8.43%) Jenkins
10 73 (7.89%) Visual Studio
11 71 (7.68%) SoapUI
12 68 (7.35%) JMeter
13 42 (4.54%) Maven
14 39 (4.22%) Eclipse
14 39 (4.22%) LoadRunner
15 35 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 34 (3.68%) TestNG
17 33 (3.57%) Jasmine
17 33 (3.57%) Protractor
18 32 (3.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 120 (12.97%) Finance
2 40 (4.32%) Electronics
3 38 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.89%) Marketing
5 30 (3.24%) Banking
6 27 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.59%) Advertising
8 17 (1.84%) Legal
9 16 (1.73%) Law
10 13 (1.41%) Games
11 9 (0.97%) Retail
12 5 (0.54%) Back Office
12 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.43%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Avionics
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 205 (22.16%) Developer
2 184 (19.89%) Test Engineer
3 181 (19.57%) Analyst
4 152 (16.43%) Test Analyst
4 152 (16.43%) Tester
5 105 (11.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 91 (9.84%) Automation Tester
6 91 (9.84%) Software Engineer
7 68 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 65 (7.03%) .NET Developer
9 57 (6.16%) Java Engineer
10 50 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
11 47 (5.08%) Test Manager
12 43 (4.65%) Software Tester
13 42 (4.54%) Lead Developer
13 42 (4.54%) Senior Analyst
14 40 (4.32%) Java Software Engineer
15 39 (4.22%) Senior Test Analyst
15 39 (4.22%) Software Test Engineer
16 35 (3.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (25.95%) .NET
2 148 (16.00%) HTML
3 116 (12.54%) Web Services
4 104 (11.24%) ASP.NET
5 83 (8.97%) REST
6 75 (8.11%) .NET Framework
7 74 (8.00%) XML
8 66 (7.14%) SOAP
9 59 (6.38%) CSS
10 50 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 48 (5.19%) HTML5
12 41 (4.43%) AngularJS
12 41 (4.43%) Spring
13 38 (4.11%) RESTful
13 38 (4.11%) WPF
14 37 (4.00%) JSON
15 35 (3.78%) Entity Framework
16 34 (3.68%) Hibernate
17 29 (3.14%) Gherkin
17 29 (3.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (3.68%) User Experience
5 21 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.41%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.54%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.43%) Chromecast
14 4 (0.43%) Fintech
14 4 (0.43%) Semantic Web
14 4 (0.43%) Streaming Video
15 3 (0.32%) Digital TV
15 3 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 130 (14.05%) Windows
2 92 (9.95%) Linux
3 53 (5.73%) Unix
4 42 (4.54%) Apple iOS
5 41 (4.43%) Android
5 41 (4.43%) Windows Server
6 29 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.32%) OpenWrt
9 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) VMS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (66.70%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (28.65%) Scrum
3 203 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
4 180 (19.46%) Software Engineering
5 175 (18.92%) BDD
6 160 (17.30%) Software Testing
7 152 (16.43%) TDD
8 146 (15.78%) Unit Testing
9 138 (14.92%) Test Scripting
10 116 (12.54%) SDLC
11 114 (12.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 113 (12.22%) Test Strategy
13 104 (11.24%) Non-Functional Testing
14 100 (10.81%) Manual Testing
15 88 (9.51%) Open Source
16 87 (9.41%) MVC
17 83 (8.97%) DevOps
17 83 (8.97%) OO
18 82 (8.86%) Test Management
19 78 (8.43%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 430 (46.49%) Java
2 361 (39.03%) C#
3 219 (23.68%) SQL
4 194 (20.97%) JavaScript
5 118 (12.76%) Python
6 99 (10.70%) C++
7 95 (10.27%) C
8 88 (9.51%) Ruby
9 31 (3.35%) PowerShell
10 30 (3.24%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.24%) XPath
11 29 (3.14%) Perl
11 29 (3.14%) PHP
12 18 (1.95%) XQuery
13 17 (1.84%) Scala
14 16 (1.73%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.51%) Groovy
15 14 (1.51%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.19%) VB
17 8 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 163 (17.62%) ISTQB
2 161 (17.41%) Security Cleared
3 149 (16.11%) ISEB
4 125 (13.51%) Degree
5 97 (10.49%) SC Cleared
6 47 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 46 (4.97%) DV Cleared
8 23 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.65%) PhD
13 5 (0.54%) HNC
14 2 (0.22%) CEH
14 2 (0.22%) CREST Certified
14 2 (0.22%) ECSA
14 2 (0.22%) EnCE
14 2 (0.22%) GCFA
14 2 (0.22%) GIAC
14 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (19.89%) QA
2 16 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.62%) ISO 14001
4 10 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.43%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.95%) Docker
3 9 (0.97%) Firmware
4 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.30%) Puppet
4 7 (0.76%) CloudHub
5 6 (0.65%) HockeyApp
6 4 (0.43%) Ansible
6 4 (0.43%) Graylog
6 4 (0.43%) Nagios
7 2 (0.22%) EnCase
Vendors
1 125 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 65 (7.03%) Oracle
3 25 (2.70%) HP
4 23 (2.49%) Xamarin
5 21 (2.27%) IBM
6 20 (2.16%) Atlassian
7 19 (2.05%) SAP
8 7 (0.76%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (0.43%) Cadence
11 3 (0.32%) Google
11 3 (0.32%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.32%) SOASTA, Inc
11 3 (0.32%) VMware
12 2 (0.22%) Apple
12 2 (0.22%) Kofax
12 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.11%) ATG
13 1 (0.11%) Perforce
13 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com
Bristol, Avon
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dorset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Just Education
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 12 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago