Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 758 697 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.77% 7.19% 7.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.72% 7.75% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 632 548 723
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 7,802 8,989 9,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.22% 92.78% 91.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6,282 7,045 7,544
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,787 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 +15 218 £41,500 -20.95% 43
Wiltshire +21 134 £45,000 +2.86% 24
Somerset +7 134 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Gloucestershire -2 129 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Devon +6 76 £45,000 - 26
Dorset +30 49 £40,000 +23.08% 11
Cornwall +24 15 £57,500 +109.09% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 474 (62.53%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (31.93%) C#
3 201 (26.52%) Selenium
4 192 (25.33%) JavaScript
5 189 (24.93%) QA
6 184 (24.27%) Java
7 168 (22.16%) Scrum
8 166 (21.90%) DevOps
9 155 (20.45%) SQL
10 146 (19.26%) .NET
11 145 (19.13%) Software Engineering
12 138 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
13 111 (14.64%) Python
14 100 (13.19%) BDD
15 98 (12.93%) Security Cleared
16 97 (12.80%) Linux
17 94 (12.40%) Web Services
18 91 (12.01%) Microsoft
19 89 (11.74%) ISTQB
20 87 (11.48%) AWS
20 87 (11.48%) HTML
20 87 (11.48%) SQL Server
21 86 (11.35%) Azure
22 85 (11.21%) TDD
22 85 (11.21%) Finance
23 82 (10.82%) CSS
23 82 (10.82%) Software Testing
23 82 (10.82%) AngularJS
24 80 (10.55%) Docker
25 77 (10.16%) Test Strategy

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 21 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.51%) Apache
3 16 (2.11%) Confluence
4 12 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.92%) CMS
6 7 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.40%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.26%) JBoss
9 2 (0.26%) nginx
10 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 87 (11.48%) AWS
2 86 (11.35%) Azure
3 22 (2.90%) Serverless
4 21 (2.77%) GCP
5 20 (2.64%) SaaS
6 12 (1.58%) Trello
7 7 (0.92%) GitHub
8 6 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.79%) PaaS
9 5 (0.66%) npm
9 5 (0.66%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.66%) Slack
10 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.53%) Azure Functions
10 4 (0.53%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.40%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.35%) Internet
2 14 (1.85%) Firewall
3 10 (1.32%) DAB
4 9 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.66%) DSL
5 5 (0.66%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.53%) GoToMeeting
6 4 (0.53%) Network Security
6 4 (0.53%) Skype
7 3 (0.40%) DNS
7 3 (0.40%) HTTP
7 3 (0.40%) SSH
8 2 (0.26%) DHCP
8 2 (0.26%) IPsec
9 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.13%) Intranet
9 1 (0.13%) VLAN
9 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.44%) MySQL
3 32 (4.22%) Big Data
4 24 (3.17%) GIS
5 20 (2.64%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
8 10 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.92%) MariaDB
11 6 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.40%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.26%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 201 (26.52%) Selenium
2 69 (9.10%) Git (software)
3 66 (8.71%) JIRA
4 64 (8.44%) Cucumber
5 62 (8.18%) Jenkins
6 57 (7.52%) Postman
7 52 (6.86%) SoapUI
8 51 (6.73%) WebDriver
9 46 (6.07%) SpecFlow
10 23 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (2.90%) JMeter
12 21 (2.77%) Visual Studio
13 20 (2.64%) REST Assured
14 16 (2.11%) Eclipse
14 16 (2.11%) Subversion
15 15 (1.98%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.98%) TestRail
16 12 (1.58%) Maven
16 12 (1.58%) MSTest
16 12 (1.58%) Protractor
General
1 85 (11.21%) Finance
2 72 (9.50%) Public Sector
3 53 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 41 (5.41%) Electronics
5 37 (4.88%) Retail
6 30 (3.96%) Manufacturing
7 29 (3.83%) Marketing
8 9 (1.19%) Legal
9 7 (0.92%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.53%) Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Military
12 2 (0.26%) Automotive
12 2 (0.26%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.26%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) Police
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 165 (21.77%) Developer
2 127 (16.75%) Analyst
3 105 (13.85%) Test Engineer
4 103 (13.59%) Tester
5 101 (13.32%) Test Analyst
6 79 (10.42%) Software Engineer
7 53 (6.99%) Software Developer
8 43 (5.67%) Automation Test Analyst
9 42 (5.54%) QA Analyst
10 37 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
11 34 (4.49%) Software Tester
12 32 (4.22%) Automation Tester
13 29 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 29 (3.83%) Test Manager
14 28 (3.69%) .NET Developer
15 27 (3.56%) QA Engineer
15 27 (3.56%) Test Leader
16 24 (3.17%) Java Developer
16 24 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
17 23 (3.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (19.26%) .NET
2 94 (12.40%) Web Services
3 87 (11.48%) HTML
4 82 (10.82%) AngularJS
4 82 (10.82%) CSS
5 64 (8.44%) jQuery
5 64 (8.44%) REST
6 54 (7.12%) React
7 52 (6.86%) .NET Framework
8 46 (6.07%) ASP.NET
9 43 (5.67%) XML
10 42 (5.54%) RESTful
11 36 (4.75%) Node.js
12 31 (4.09%) Vue.js
13 28 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (3.43%) Entity Framework
14 26 (3.43%) Gherkin
14 26 (3.43%) Spring
15 25 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (2.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 32 (4.22%) Embedded Systems
4 23 (3.03%) User Experience
5 19 (2.51%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.19%) Reinsurance
10 7 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.79%) Robotics
12 5 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.66%) NHS
12 5 (0.66%) PKI
12 5 (0.66%) Semantic Web
13 4 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 97 (12.80%) Linux
2 40 (5.28%) Unix
3 39 (5.15%) Windows
4 28 (3.69%) CentOS
5 19 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.37%) Android
6 18 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.85%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.66%) Fedora
11 4 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (0.40%) zOS
13 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (62.53%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (22.16%) Scrum
3 166 (21.90%) DevOps
4 145 (19.13%) Software Engineering
5 138 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
6 100 (13.19%) BDD
7 85 (11.21%) TDD
8 82 (10.82%) Software Testing
9 77 (10.16%) SDLC
9 77 (10.16%) Test Strategy
10 76 (10.03%) Manual Testing
10 76 (10.03%) MVC
10 76 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (9.76%) Test Scripting
12 71 (9.37%) Continuous Delivery
13 64 (8.44%) OO
14 57 (7.52%) Waterfall
15 56 (7.39%) Unit Testing
16 55 (7.26%) Mentoring
17 54 (7.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 242 (31.93%) C#
2 192 (25.33%) JavaScript
3 184 (24.27%) Java
4 155 (20.45%) SQL
5 111 (14.64%) Python
6 74 (9.76%) C++
7 60 (7.92%) C
8 53 (6.99%) PHP
9 37 (4.88%) TypeScript
10 36 (4.75%) PowerShell
11 29 (3.83%) VB.NET
12 26 (3.43%) Perl
13 24 (3.17%) Ruby
14 22 (2.90%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.98%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.45%) Groovy
17 8 (1.06%) ES6
18 7 (0.92%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.79%) Embedded C
19 6 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.74%) ISTQB
3 64 (8.44%) DV Cleared
4 52 (6.86%) SC Cleared
5 51 (6.73%) ISEB
6 41 (5.41%) Degree
7 26 (3.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (2.37%) MCSE
10 13 (1.72%) HND
11 10 (1.32%) CCNA
11 10 (1.32%) CEH
11 10 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.32%) MCSA
12 9 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.06%) CISSP
13 8 (1.06%) GIAC
13 8 (1.06%) Linux+ Certification
13 8 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (1.06%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (24.93%) QA
2 10 (1.32%) GDPR
3 3 (0.40%) NIST
4 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 80 (10.55%) Docker
2 19 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.11%) VirtualBox
4 9 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.79%) Firmware
7 5 (0.66%) NFS
7 5 (0.66%) Samba
7 5 (0.66%) vSphere
7 5 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 29 (3.83%) Ansible
3 28 (3.69%) Puppet
4 14 (1.85%) Terraform
5 12 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.19%) SCCM
6 9 (1.19%) SCOM
6 9 (1.19%) ZABBIX
7 8 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (1.06%) Nagios
8 5 (0.66%) OpenNMS
8 5 (0.66%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.53%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.40%) Rancher
11 2 (0.26%) Grafana
11 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.96%) Oracle
3 28 (3.69%) SAP
4 19 (2.51%) VMware
5 18 (2.37%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.11%) Atlassian
7 15 (1.98%) Google
8 13 (1.72%) Dell
9 11 (1.45%) EMC
10 10 (1.32%) Sencha
11 9 (1.19%) Mapbox
12 8 (1.06%) Cadence
12 8 (1.06%) Intel
13 7 (0.92%) Apple
14 6 (0.79%) NVIDIA
14 6 (0.79%) Teradici
15 5 (0.66%) Cloudera
15 5 (0.66%) Hortonworks
15 5 (0.66%) NetApp
15 5 (0.66%) SolarWinds