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

Automated Testing
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 29 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 387 391 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.41% 7.44% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.20% 8.42% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 340 339 230
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 £55,500
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 4717 4645 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.29% 88.43% 87.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3884 3895 4369
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 24 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 24 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 -7 131 £42,500 +3.65% 18
Somerset +5 114 £37,750 -5.62% 6
Gloucestershire -28 50 £40,000 -15.78% 9
Wiltshire +22 43 £33,500 -21.17% 7
Devon -3 25 £39,500 -12.22% 4
Dorset -13 11 £38,750 -8.82% 4
Cornwall -4 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 621 (66.56%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (46.52%) Java
3 364 (39.01%) C#
4 326 (34.94%) Selenium
5 271 (29.05%) Scrum
6 244 (26.15%) .NET
7 221 (23.69%) SQL
8 200 (21.44%) Continuous Integration
9 199 (21.33%) JavaScript
10 198 (21.22%) Cucumber
11 187 (20.04%) Software Engineering
12 182 (19.51%) QA
13 176 (18.86%) BDD
14 166 (17.79%) Security Cleared
15 162 (17.36%) ISTQB
16 158 (16.93%) Software Testing
17 155 (16.61%) Unit Testing
18 153 (16.40%) HTML
18 153 (16.40%) TDD
19 147 (15.76%) ISEB
20 139 (14.90%) Test Scripting
21 134 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server
22 133 (14.26%) Windows
23 127 (13.61%) Microsoft
24 124 (13.29%) Finance
24 124 (13.29%) Degree
25 119 (12.75%) SDLC
26 115 (12.33%) Web Services
27 114 (12.22%) Python
28 113 (12.11%) 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 52 (5.57%) IIS
2 20 (2.14%) WebSphere
3 19 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.61%) Confluence
5 12 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.18%) Apache
7 7 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.75%) GlassFish
8 6 (0.64%) Anypoint
8 6 (0.64%) Mule
8 6 (0.64%) 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!
10 4 (0.43%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.32%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.32%) nginx
11 3 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.50%) SaaS
4 10 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.75%) IaaS
5 7 (0.75%) 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 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.21%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.21%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.32%) Internet
2 20 (2.14%) Kerberos
3 18 (1.93%) HTTP
4 8 (0.86%) SSL
5 7 (0.75%) 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 (0.21%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.21%) DNS
9 2 (0.21%) MQTT
9 2 (0.21%) Network Security
9 2 (0.21%) 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 99 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.79%) NoSQL
3 51 (5.47%) Hadoop
4 45 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.68%) Big Data
6 20 (2.14%) MySQL
7 15 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.54%) Apache Accumulo
11 4 (0.43%) MS Access
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.43%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.32%) Triplestore
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 326 (34.94%) Selenium
2 198 (21.22%) Cucumber
3 134 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 99 (10.61%) JUnit
5 94 (10.08%) WebDriver
6 93 (9.97%) JIRA
7 90 (9.65%) Git (software)
8 86 (9.22%) SpecFlow
9 79 (8.47%) Jenkins
10 74 (7.93%) Visual Studio
11 69 (7.40%) SoapUI
12 66 (7.07%) JMeter
13 41 (4.39%) Maven
14 38 (4.07%) Eclipse
14 38 (4.07%) LoadRunner
15 33 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 33 (3.54%) TestNG
15 33 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
16 31 (3.32%) Jasmine
16 31 (3.32%) Protractor
General
1 124 (13.29%) Finance
2 42 (4.50%) Electronics
3 41 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.97%) Marketing
5 32 (3.43%) Banking
6 29 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.57%) Advertising
8 17 (1.82%) Legal
9 15 (1.61%) Law
10 13 (1.39%) Games
11 10 (1.07%) 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
Job Titles
1 207 (22.19%) Developer
2 184 (19.72%) Analyst
3 183 (19.61%) Test Engineer
4 154 (16.51%) Test Analyst
5 150 (16.08%) Tester
6 105 (11.25%) Test Automation Engineer
7 97 (10.40%) Software Engineer
8 89 (9.54%) Automation Tester
9 70 (7.50%) Java Developer
10 67 (7.18%) .NET Developer
11 59 (6.32%) Java Engineer
12 51 (5.47%) Automation Test Analyst
13 48 (5.14%) Test Manager
14 43 (4.61%) Software Tester
15 42 (4.50%) Java Software Engineer
15 42 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
16 41 (4.39%) Lead Developer
17 39 (4.18%) Senior Test Analyst
17 39 (4.18%) Software Test Engineer
18 34 (3.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (26.15%) .NET
2 153 (16.40%) HTML
3 115 (12.33%) Web Services
4 108 (11.58%) ASP.NET
5 79 (8.47%) REST
6 78 (8.36%) .NET Framework
7 73 (7.82%) XML
8 65 (6.97%) SOAP
9 58 (6.22%) CSS
10 52 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (5.25%) HTML5
12 42 (4.50%) Spring
13 41 (4.39%) AngularJS
14 38 (4.07%) RESTful
14 38 (4.07%) WPF
15 36 (3.86%) Entity Framework
16 35 (3.75%) Hibernate
17 33 (3.54%) JSON
18 31 (3.32%) J2EE
19 30 (3.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 45 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (3.64%) User Experience
5 21 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.75%) 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
1 133 (14.26%) Windows
2 90 (9.65%) Linux
3 51 (5.47%) Unix
4 45 (4.82%) Windows Server
5 42 (4.50%) Apple iOS
6 41 (4.39%) Android
7 33 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.32%) OpenWrt
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (66.56%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (29.05%) Scrum
3 200 (21.44%) Continuous Integration
4 187 (20.04%) Software Engineering
5 176 (18.86%) BDD
6 158 (16.93%) Software Testing
7 155 (16.61%) Unit Testing
8 153 (16.40%) TDD
9 139 (14.90%) Test Scripting
10 119 (12.75%) SDLC
11 113 (12.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 113 (12.11%) Test Strategy
12 102 (10.93%) Non-Functional Testing
13 96 (10.29%) Manual Testing
14 88 (9.43%) MVC
15 84 (9.00%) Open Source
15 84 (9.00%) Test Management
16 83 (8.90%) OO
17 82 (8.79%) DevOps
17 82 (8.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 434 (46.52%) Java
2 364 (39.01%) C#
3 221 (23.69%) SQL
4 199 (21.33%) JavaScript
5 114 (12.22%) Python
6 101 (10.83%) C
6 101 (10.83%) C++
7 86 (9.22%) Ruby
8 32 (3.43%) PowerShell
9 30 (3.22%) PHP
10 29 (3.11%) Perl
10 29 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 29 (3.11%) XPath
11 18 (1.93%) XQuery
12 17 (1.82%) Scala
13 14 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.50%) Objective-C
14 13 (1.39%) Groovy
15 10 (1.07%) VB
16 8 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 166 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 162 (17.36%) ISTQB
3 147 (15.76%) ISEB
4 124 (13.29%) Degree
5 103 (11.04%) SC Cleared
6 48 (5.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (4.82%) DV Cleared
8 23 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.64%) PhD
13 5 (0.54%) HNC
14 2 (0.21%) CEH
14 2 (0.21%) CREST Certified
14 2 (0.21%) ECSA
14 2 (0.21%) EnCE
14 2 (0.21%) GCFA
14 2 (0.21%) GIAC
14 2 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (19.51%) QA
2 16 (1.71%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.61%) ISO 14001
4 10 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.43%) SLA
6 2 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 19 (2.04%) Docker
2 9 (0.96%) Firmware
3 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) Snort
6 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.29%) Puppet
4 6 (0.64%) CloudHub
4 6 (0.64%) HockeyApp
5 5 (0.54%) Ansible
6 4 (0.43%) Graylog
6 4 (0.43%) Nagios
7 2 (0.21%) EnCase
8 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 127 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.40%) Oracle
3 25 (2.68%) HP
4 23 (2.47%) Xamarin
5 21 (2.25%) SAP
6 20 (2.14%) Atlassian
6 20 (2.14%) IBM
7 6 (0.64%) MuleSoft
8 5 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (0.43%) Cadence
9 4 (0.43%) VMware
10 3 (0.32%) Google
10 3 (0.32%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.32%) SOASTA, Inc
11 2 (0.21%) Apple
11 2 (0.21%) Kofax
11 2 (0.21%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.11%) ATG
12 1 (0.11%) Perforce
12 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 80,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Just Education
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
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Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum
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CGI
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
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