Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 25 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 842 862 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.21% 8.32% 5.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.25% 9.25% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 752 723 565
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 9,107 9,321 10,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 88.85% 89.94% 89.87%
Number of salaries quoted 7,418 7,688 8,776
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +13 334 £47,500 +4.40% 37
Somerset -5 158 £39,500 +3.95% 15
Wiltshire +12 124 £50,000 +53.85% 12
Gloucestershire -6 122 £50,000 +25.00% 20
Devon +10 52 £47,000 +34.29% 18
Dorset -15 43 £37,500 -9.09% 15
Cornwall -28 12 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 632 (75.06%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (36.70%) Java
3 289 (34.32%) C#
4 264 (31.35%) TDD
5 262 (31.12%) BDD
6 229 (27.20%) Selenium
7 214 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
8 210 (24.94%) JIRA
9 205 (24.35%) JavaScript
10 201 (23.87%) Scrum
11 198 (23.52%) SQL
12 190 (22.57%) .NET
13 179 (21.26%) Software Engineering
14 169 (20.07%) QA
15 160 (19.00%) C++
16 144 (17.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 138 (16.39%) Cucumber
18 137 (16.27%) Degree
19 134 (15.91%) JUnit
20 128 (15.20%) HTML
20 128 (15.20%) Jenkins
21 123 (14.61%) Software Testing
22 120 (14.25%) User Experience
23 117 (13.90%) Web Services
23 117 (13.90%) Calabash
24 114 (13.54%) Bitbucket
24 114 (13.54%) Electronics
25 111 (13.18%) Big Data
26 110 (13.06%) Python
27 109 (12.95%) Security Cleared

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 38 (4.51%) Confluence
2 30 (3.56%) Apache
3 29 (3.44%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.14%) IIS
6 15 (1.78%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.66%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.95%) Jetty
10 7 (0.83%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.71%) Mule ESB
11 6 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.59%) Anypoint
12 5 (0.59%) CMS
12 5 (0.59%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.59%) Mule
13 3 (0.36%) Drupal
13 3 (0.36%) JBoss
14 1 (0.12%) Alfresco
Applications
1 25 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 66 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.97%) SaaS
4 13 (1.54%) TestFlight
5 11 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (1.07%) IaaS
7 9 (1.07%) PaaS
8 8 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (0.95%) GitHub
9 6 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.59%) Slack
11 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.36%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.36%) npm
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 93 (11.05%) Wireless
2 34 (4.04%) HTTP
3 17 (2.02%) SSL
4 13 (1.54%) MQTT
5 11 (1.31%) Internet
6 6 (0.71%) Firewall
6 6 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.59%) SMS
8 4 (0.48%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.48%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.48%) LAN
9 3 (0.36%) IPsec
9 3 (0.36%) IPv4
9 3 (0.36%) IPv6
9 3 (0.36%) SNMP
9 3 (0.36%) SSH
9 3 (0.36%) VLAN
9 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.24%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.24%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (13.18%) Big Data
2 105 (12.47%) SQL Server
3 48 (5.70%) Hadoop
4 40 (4.75%) MySQL
5 23 (2.73%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.95%) Amazon Athena
11 8 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.95%) BigQuery
11 8 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
11 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.83%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (0.71%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.71%) OLAP
14 5 (0.59%) Redis
15 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 229 (27.20%) Selenium
2 210 (24.94%) JIRA
3 144 (17.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 138 (16.39%) Cucumber
5 134 (15.91%) JUnit
6 128 (15.20%) Jenkins
7 117 (13.90%) Calabash
8 114 (13.54%) Bitbucket
9 74 (8.79%) Git (software)
10 72 (8.55%) SpecFlow
11 68 (8.08%) Android Studio
11 68 (8.08%) Gradle
12 59 (7.01%) Mockito
13 53 (6.29%) SoapUI
14 52 (6.18%) NUnit
15 45 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
16 43 (5.11%) Jasmine
16 43 (5.11%) Maven
17 40 (4.75%) JMeter
17 40 (4.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 114 (13.54%) Electronics
2 92 (10.93%) Finance
3 27 (3.21%) Back Office
4 19 (2.26%) Marketing
4 19 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.90%) Banking
6 15 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.54%) Retail
8 12 (1.43%) Advertising
9 9 (1.07%) Games
10 6 (0.71%) Front Office
10 6 (0.71%) Law
10 6 (0.71%) Legal
11 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 301 (35.75%) Developer
2 122 (14.49%) Tester
3 119 (14.13%) Analyst
4 108 (12.83%) Test Engineer
5 93 (11.05%) Test Analyst
6 64 (7.60%) Automation Tester
6 64 (7.60%) Software Developer
7 62 (7.36%) Java Developer
8 57 (6.77%) Android Developer
8 57 (6.77%) C# Developer
8 57 (6.77%) Test Leader
9 53 (6.29%) .NET Developer
10 49 (5.82%) Test Manager
11 48 (5.70%) QA Engineer
12 45 (5.34%) Test Automation Engineer
13 41 (4.87%) Software Test Engineer
14 38 (4.51%) iOS Developer
15 35 (4.16%) Software Tester
16 30 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
16 30 (3.56%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (22.57%) .NET
2 128 (15.20%) HTML
3 117 (13.90%) Web Services
4 98 (11.64%) CSS
5 77 (9.14%) REST
6 66 (7.84%) ASP.NET
7 59 (7.01%) .NET Framework
7 59 (7.01%) Gherkin
8 54 (6.41%) RESTful
9 51 (6.06%) AngularJS
10 48 (5.70%) jQuery
10 48 (5.70%) SOAP
11 47 (5.58%) Node.js
12 41 (4.87%) XML
13 39 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 39 (4.63%) Entity Framework
14 31 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (3.68%) JSON
15 29 (3.44%) HTML5
15 29 (3.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 120 (14.25%) User Experience
2 69 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.51%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (2.02%) Fintech
7 16 (1.90%) Derivative
7 16 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.90%) OTC Derivatives
8 12 (1.43%) Internet of Things
9 11 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.95%) Clustering
11 8 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.48%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.48%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.48%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.36%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 107 (12.71%) Linux
2 92 (10.93%) Android
3 76 (9.03%) Windows
4 75 (8.91%) Apple iOS
5 47 (5.58%) Unix
6 24 (2.85%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (75.06%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (31.35%) TDD
3 262 (31.12%) BDD
4 214 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
5 201 (23.87%) Scrum
6 179 (21.26%) Software Engineering
7 123 (14.61%) Software Testing
8 108 (12.83%) Manual Testing
9 100 (11.88%) MVC
10 99 (11.76%) DevOps
11 96 (11.40%) SDLC
11 96 (11.40%) Test Strategy
12 88 (10.45%) Open Source
13 83 (9.86%) Test Scripting
14 81 (9.62%) Waterfall
15 73 (8.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 69 (8.19%) Test Management
16 69 (8.19%) Unit Testing
17 63 (7.48%) Functional Testing
17 63 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 309 (36.70%) Java
2 289 (34.32%) C#
3 205 (24.35%) JavaScript
4 198 (23.52%) SQL
5 160 (19.00%) C++
6 110 (13.06%) Python
7 90 (10.69%) Ruby
8 45 (5.34%) C
9 43 (5.11%) Objective-C
10 39 (4.63%) Bash Shell
11 31 (3.68%) Groovy
11 31 (3.68%) VBScript
12 30 (3.56%) T-SQL
13 23 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 22 (2.61%) Perl
15 21 (2.49%) Jython
16 20 (2.38%) PHP
17 18 (2.14%) Scala
18 15 (1.78%) TypeScript
19 12 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 137 (16.27%) Degree
2 109 (12.95%) Security Cleared
3 94 (11.16%) ISTQB
4 71 (8.43%) ISEB
5 57 (6.77%) SC Cleared
6 34 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (2.97%) DV Cleared
8 24 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (2.14%) MCSE
9 18 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.66%) CEH
10 14 (1.66%) MCSA
11 6 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.48%) CCNA
13 4 (0.48%) CISSP
13 4 (0.48%) GIAC
13 4 (0.48%) Linux+ Certification
13 4 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.48%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (20.07%) QA
2 6 (0.71%) ISO 14001
2 6 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.36%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.24%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.12%) GCP
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (7.60%) Docker
2 8 (0.95%) vSphere
3 6 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.48%) Firmware
4 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.36%) LXC
5 3 (0.36%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 67 (7.96%) HockeyApp
2 23 (2.73%) Puppet
3 22 (2.61%) CA Service Virtualization
4 12 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.71%) Ansible
7 6 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.71%) Salt
8 5 (0.59%) CloudHub
9 4 (0.48%) Packer
9 4 (0.48%) Terraform
10 2 (0.24%) Rancher
11 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.12%) Graylog
11 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.12%) Mesos
11 1 (0.12%) Nagios
11 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 107 (12.71%) Atlassian
2 84 (9.98%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.09%) CA
4 25 (2.97%) HP
4 25 (2.97%) Oracle
5 24 (2.85%) Xamarin
6 21 (2.49%) Google
7 19 (2.26%) SAP
8 12 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
10 10 (1.19%) Cadence
10 10 (1.19%) IBM
11 5 (0.59%) Apple
11 5 (0.59%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.59%) VMware
12 4 (0.48%) Micro Focus
13 3 (0.36%) EMC
14 2 (0.24%) Cisco
14 2 (0.24%) Juniper
14 2 (0.24%) Zend