Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 33 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 860 819 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.27% 7.89% 7.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 8.56% 7.93%
Number of salaries quoted 723 717 657
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,200 £56,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +7.61% +2.22%

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 9,561 9,566 9,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.89% 92.10% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,876 7,926 8,172
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 +19 377 £47,500 +5.56% 70
Gloucestershire +29 166 £40,000 - 17
Wiltshire +11 116 £44,250 +18.00% 14
Somerset -3 96 £42,029 +12.08% 25
Dorset +1 59 £42,500 +9.68% 15
Devon +4 38 £35,000 -11.39% 17
Cornwall -11 2 £44,750 +11.88% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 626 (72.79%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (39.88%) Java
3 341 (39.65%) C#
4 329 (38.26%) Selenium
5 260 (30.23%) Scrum
6 256 (29.77%) .NET
7 253 (29.42%) JavaScript
8 235 (27.33%) Continuous Integration
9 223 (25.93%) SQL
10 198 (23.02%) QA
11 192 (22.33%) HTML
12 186 (21.63%) BDD
13 161 (18.72%) TDD
14 159 (18.49%) CSS
15 157 (18.26%) Finance
16 151 (17.56%) SDLC
17 146 (16.98%) JUnit
18 144 (16.74%) Software Engineering
19 131 (15.23%) Cucumber
20 128 (14.88%) Security Cleared
20 128 (14.88%) Python
21 124 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
22 123 (14.30%) JIRA
23 113 (13.14%) Software Testing
24 105 (12.21%) ISTQB
24 105 (12.21%) Jenkins
25 103 (11.98%) C++
26 102 (11.86%) Git (software)
27 101 (11.74%) MVC
28 100 (11.63%) Protractor

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 20 (2.33%) Confluence
2 13 (1.51%) Apache Pig
3 11 (1.28%) CMS
3 11 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.05%) Apache
5 7 (0.81%) Drupal
6 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.58%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.47%) JBoss
8 4 (0.47%) Jetty
8 4 (0.47%) WordPress
9 3 (0.35%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.23%) IIS
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.12%) Kentico
11 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 88 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.16%) Slack
5 9 (1.05%) Serverless
6 8 (0.93%) npm
6 8 (0.93%) Office 365
6 8 (0.93%) SaaS
7 6 (0.70%) GitHub
8 5 (0.58%) PaaS
8 5 (0.58%) Yarn
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.47%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.35%) NuGet
11 2 (0.23%) Runscope
11 2 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.07%) Wireless
2 29 (3.37%) HTTP
2 29 (3.37%) SSL
3 21 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.09%) SNMP
5 12 (1.40%) Ethernet
5 12 (1.40%) IPsec
5 12 (1.40%) IPv4
5 12 (1.40%) IPv6
5 12 (1.40%) SSH
5 12 (1.40%) VLAN
5 12 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (1.28%) Firewall
7 9 (1.05%) Internet
7 9 (1.05%) SMS
8 7 (0.81%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.81%) Network Security
9 6 (0.70%) DNS
10 4 (0.47%) SMTP
11 3 (0.35%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 74 (8.60%) Big Data
3 33 (3.84%) Hadoop
4 29 (3.37%) MySQL
5 22 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.74%) Geospatial Data
7 15 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.63%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.93%) OLAP
13 7 (0.81%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.58%) Redis
15 4 (0.47%) Blockchain
15 4 (0.47%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.47%) GIS
15 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.47%) Riak
Development Applications
1 329 (38.26%) Selenium
2 146 (16.98%) JUnit
3 131 (15.23%) Cucumber
4 123 (14.30%) JIRA
5 105 (12.21%) Jenkins
6 102 (11.86%) Git (software)
7 100 (11.63%) Protractor
8 84 (9.77%) Jasmine
9 83 (9.65%) TestNG
10 74 (8.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 69 (8.02%) Bitbucket
12 63 (7.33%) SoapUI
13 59 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 58 (6.74%) SpecFlow
15 57 (6.63%) WebDriver
16 40 (4.65%) Calabash
17 39 (4.53%) JMeter
17 39 (4.53%) Visual Studio
18 35 (4.07%) fastlane
19 32 (3.72%) Gradle
General
1 157 (18.26%) Finance
2 84 (9.77%) Electronics
3 49 (5.70%) Manufacturing
3 49 (5.70%) Marketing
4 48 (5.58%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.37%) Games
6 25 (2.91%) Retail
7 14 (1.63%) Banking
8 8 (0.93%) Back Office
9 6 (0.70%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
10 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.12%) Avionics
11 1 (0.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Military
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 233 (27.09%) Developer
2 185 (21.51%) Analyst
3 172 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 155 (18.02%) Test Engineer
5 106 (12.33%) Tester
6 88 (10.23%) Test Automation Engineer
7 87 (10.12%) .NET Developer
8 74 (8.60%) Software Developer
9 67 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
9 67 (7.79%) C# Developer
10 52 (6.05%) Developer in Test
11 51 (5.93%) Automation Tester
12 44 (5.12%) QA Engineer
13 41 (4.77%) Java Developer
14 38 (4.42%) Automation Test Analyst
14 38 (4.42%) Software Test Engineer
15 37 (4.30%) Automation Test Lead
16 36 (4.19%) Test Leader
17 35 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
17 35 (4.07%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (29.77%) .NET
2 192 (22.33%) HTML
3 159 (18.49%) CSS
4 94 (10.93%) ASP.NET
5 70 (8.14%) SOAP
6 63 (7.33%) Web Services
7 54 (6.28%) .NET Framework
8 52 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (6.05%) REST
9 45 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 45 (5.23%) XML
10 38 (4.42%) RESTful
11 37 (4.30%) AngularJS
12 34 (3.95%) Node.js
13 32 (3.72%) Gherkin
14 30 (3.49%) Entity Framework
14 30 (3.49%) HTML5
15 26 (3.02%) jQuery
16 25 (2.91%) WPF
17 21 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.16%) User Experience
3 48 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 31 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.02%) Fintech
5 26 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (0.81%) iPhone
12 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.70%) VHDL
13 4 (0.47%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.47%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.35%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.35%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.05%) Linux
2 86 (10.00%) Windows
3 73 (8.49%) Android
4 56 (6.51%) Apple iOS
5 26 (3.02%) Unix
6 11 (1.28%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.81%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.23%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Fedora
12 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (72.79%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (30.23%) Scrum
3 235 (27.33%) Continuous Integration
4 186 (21.63%) BDD
5 161 (18.72%) TDD
6 151 (17.56%) SDLC
7 144 (16.74%) Software Engineering
8 124 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
9 113 (13.14%) Software Testing
10 101 (11.74%) MVC
11 94 (10.93%) Manual Testing
12 89 (10.35%) Test Scripting
13 82 (9.53%) Test Strategy
14 77 (8.95%) DevOps
15 56 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
15 56 (6.51%) Waterfall
16 55 (6.40%) Unit Testing
17 53 (6.16%) Kanban
18 52 (6.05%) Regression Testing
19 49 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 343 (39.88%) Java
2 341 (39.65%) C#
3 253 (29.42%) JavaScript
4 223 (25.93%) SQL
5 128 (14.88%) Python
6 103 (11.98%) C++
7 60 (6.98%) C
8 50 (5.81%) Bash Shell
9 46 (5.35%) Ruby
10 41 (4.77%) PowerShell
11 40 (4.65%) Objective-C
12 33 (3.84%) PHP
13 21 (2.44%) TypeScript
14 20 (2.33%) Scala
15 18 (2.09%) Perl
16 15 (1.74%) Apple Swift
16 15 (1.74%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.16%) VBScript
18 7 (0.81%) Kotlin
19 6 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 128 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 105 (12.21%) ISTQB
3 75 (8.72%) ISEB
4 73 (8.49%) Degree
5 69 (8.02%) DV Cleared
6 61 (7.09%) SC Cleared
7 35 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (1.74%) MCSE
8 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.51%) CCNA
10 13 (1.51%) CISSP
10 13 (1.51%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (1.51%) GIAC
10 13 (1.51%) Linux+ Certification
10 13 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
10 13 (1.51%) SANS
10 13 (1.51%) SSCP
11 11 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (23.02%) QA
2 5 (0.58%) WCAG
3 2 (0.23%) GCP
3 2 (0.23%) GDPR
3 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (5.47%) Docker
2 12 (1.40%) Firmware
2 12 (1.40%) vSphere
3 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.35%) Xen
6 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (3.14%) Puppet
2 26 (3.02%) HockeyApp
3 12 (1.40%) HP ALM
4 11 (1.28%) Ansible
4 11 (1.28%) Salt
5 8 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.70%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.58%) WMI
9 4 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
9 4 (0.47%) Cobbler
9 4 (0.47%) Terraform
10 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.12%) Grafana
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Oozie
10 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 80 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.86%) Atlassian
3 52 (6.05%) Oracle
4 43 (5.00%) SAP
5 17 (1.98%) Google
6 14 (1.63%) Cisco
6 14 (1.63%) HP
7 12 (1.40%) Xamarin
8 11 (1.28%) EMC
9 8 (0.93%) Juniper
10 7 (0.81%) ATG
11 6 (0.70%) Cognizant
11 6 (0.70%) VMware
12 5 (0.58%) Apple
12 5 (0.58%) Cadence
12 5 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.58%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.47%) CA
13 4 (0.47%) Splunk
14 3 (0.35%) Agilent