Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 417 764 944
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 8.05% 7.60% 8.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.83% 8.30% 9.31%
Number of salaries quoted 385 600 821
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,529
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.06% +11.32%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,725 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,275 £61,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +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 4,723 9,209 10,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.12% 91.65% 92.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,797 7,222 8,347
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.72%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,500 £65,000
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 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 2 July 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 +3 121 £45,000 - 13
Gloucestershire +27 107 £50,000 - 16
Wiltshire +14 95 £50,000 +4.17% 12
Devon -8 47 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Somerset -23 35 £42,500 -7.10% 8
Dorset +2 8 £37,500 -11.76%
Cornwall +5 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 283 (67.87%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (42.69%) JavaScript
3 174 (41.73%) Selenium
4 128 (30.70%) Java
5 122 (29.26%) C#
6 110 (26.38%) DevOps
7 105 (25.18%) .NET
8 101 (24.22%) Cucumber
9 100 (23.98%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (23.02%) AWS
10 96 (23.02%) Scrum
11 91 (21.82%) HTML
12 80 (19.18%) QA
13 78 (18.71%) SQL
14 77 (18.47%) Python
14 77 (18.47%) TDD
15 76 (18.23%) Azure
16 74 (17.75%) Linux
17 69 (16.55%) CSS
18 68 (16.31%) MVC
19 65 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
20 63 (15.11%) Jenkins
21 61 (14.63%) Finance
22 56 (13.43%) .NET Framework
22 56 (13.43%) Security Cleared
23 55 (13.19%) JIRA
23 55 (13.19%) Waterfall
23 55 (13.19%) BDD
24 54 (12.95%) Microsoft
25 53 (12.71%) AngularJS

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 25 (6.00%) Apache
2 23 (5.52%) Confluence
3 14 (3.36%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (2.16%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.72%) CMS
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 96 (23.02%) AWS
2 76 (18.23%) Azure
3 18 (4.32%) SaaS
4 16 (3.84%) GitHub
5 15 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.12%) Serverless
7 8 (1.92%) Sauce Labs
8 7 (1.68%) Azure Functions
8 7 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.68%) Trello
9 5 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.72%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.72%) GCP
10 3 (0.72%) PaaS
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.48%) npm
11 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.16%) Firewall
2 5 (1.20%) Internet
3 4 (0.96%) HTTP
4 3 (0.72%) Skype
5 2 (0.48%) SSH
6 1 (0.24%) OSPF
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
6 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) VLAN
6 1 (0.24%) VPN
6 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.83%) MySQL
2 39 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.84%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.72%) Big Data
7 3 (0.72%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.48%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 174 (41.73%) Selenium
2 101 (24.22%) Cucumber
3 63 (15.11%) Jenkins
4 55 (13.19%) JIRA
5 51 (12.23%) Git (software)
6 36 (8.63%) SoapUI
7 33 (7.91%) SpecFlow
8 26 (6.24%) Postman
9 25 (6.00%) WebDriver
10 23 (5.52%) JMeter
11 19 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (4.56%) webpack
12 15 (3.60%) Protractor
13 12 (2.88%) Grunt
13 12 (2.88%) gulp
14 11 (2.64%) eggPlant
15 9 (2.16%) Hudson
15 9 (2.16%) Visual Studio
16 8 (1.92%) Bitbucket
16 8 (1.92%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 61 (14.63%) Finance
2 19 (4.56%) Banking
3 15 (3.60%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.36%) Retail
5 9 (2.16%) German Language
6 8 (1.92%) Back Office
7 6 (1.44%) Games
8 5 (1.20%) Marketing
8 5 (1.20%) Publishing
9 4 (0.96%) Billing
9 4 (0.96%) Electronics
9 4 (0.96%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.96%) Legal
10 3 (0.72%) Advertising
10 3 (0.72%) Police
10 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 135 (32.37%) Developer
2 75 (17.99%) Test Engineer
3 64 (15.35%) Tester
4 56 (13.43%) Analyst
5 50 (11.99%) Test Analyst
6 36 (8.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 33 (7.91%) Middleware Developer
7 33 (7.91%) Systems Developer
8 32 (7.67%) Automation Tester
8 32 (7.67%) Software Developer
9 29 (6.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 26 (6.24%) .NET Developer
11 24 (5.76%) Senior Developer
12 23 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (5.28%) Software Engineer
14 20 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (4.32%) Automation Test Analyst
16 17 (4.08%) Software Analyst
17 16 (3.84%) Backend Developer
17 16 (3.84%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (25.18%) .NET
2 91 (21.82%) HTML
3 69 (16.55%) CSS
4 56 (13.43%) .NET Framework
5 53 (12.71%) AngularJS
6 51 (12.23%) jQuery
7 46 (11.03%) Web Services
8 40 (9.59%) Middleware
8 40 (9.59%) REST
9 38 (9.11%) RESTful
10 34 (8.15%) React
11 31 (7.43%) SOAP
12 29 (6.95%) Node.js
13 23 (5.52%) LAMP
14 21 (5.04%) Entity Framework
15 20 (4.80%) WPF
16 19 (4.56%) Vue.js
17 15 (3.60%) .NET Core
17 15 (3.60%) HTML5
18 13 (3.12%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.76%) Reinsurance
3 20 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.88%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.92%) User Experience
7 7 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.48%) W3C
12 1 (0.24%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.24%) PKI
12 1 (0.24%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.24%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.75%) Linux
2 20 (4.80%) Windows
3 15 (3.60%) CentOS
3 15 (3.60%) Unix
4 12 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.68%) Android
6 6 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.44%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.72%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (67.87%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (26.38%) DevOps
3 100 (23.98%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (23.02%) Scrum
5 77 (18.47%) TDD
6 68 (16.31%) MVC
7 65 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (13.19%) BDD
8 55 (13.19%) Waterfall
9 50 (11.99%) Manual Testing
10 47 (11.27%) SDLC
11 43 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
12 42 (10.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 42 (10.07%) Software Testing
13 41 (9.83%) OO
14 40 (9.59%) Software Engineering
15 34 (8.15%) Mentoring
15 34 (8.15%) Unit Testing
16 32 (7.67%) Non-Functional Testing
17 29 (6.95%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 178 (42.69%) JavaScript
2 128 (30.70%) Java
3 122 (29.26%) C#
4 78 (18.71%) SQL
5 77 (18.47%) Python
6 50 (11.99%) PHP
7 42 (10.07%) TypeScript
8 23 (5.52%) C
9 22 (5.28%) Bash Shell
10 21 (5.04%) C++
11 18 (4.32%) Ruby
12 15 (3.60%) VB.NET
13 13 (3.12%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.88%) Groovy
14 12 (2.88%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.68%) ES6
15 7 (1.68%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.44%) Perl
17 5 (1.20%) Java 8
18 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.31%) ISTQB
3 35 (8.39%) Degree
4 29 (6.95%) ISEB
5 28 (6.71%) DV Cleared
6 24 (5.76%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.44%) HND
9 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.20%) MCAD
11 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.48%) HNC
14 1 (0.24%) CCNA
14 1 (0.24%) GIAC
14 1 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
14 1 (0.24%) MCSE
14 1 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (19.18%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (7.67%) Docker
2 13 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.44%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.20%) vSphere
5 4 (0.96%) Xen
6 3 (0.72%) NDS
6 3 (0.72%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (0.72%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.24%) Ceph
8 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.24%) LXC
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) Samba
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (5.28%) Ansible
2 20 (4.80%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.36%) Terraform
4 6 (1.44%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.44%) Rancher
5 5 (1.20%) Puppet
6 4 (0.96%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.72%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.48%) Grafana
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.48%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.24%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.24%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.36%) VMware
3 13 (3.12%) Atlassian
4 12 (2.88%) Oracle
4 12 (2.88%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.40%) Zend
6 6 (1.44%) HP
7 5 (1.20%) Cadence
7 5 (1.20%) ForgeRock
7 5 (1.20%) Google
7 5 (1.20%) Mapbox
7 5 (1.20%) NetIQ
7 5 (1.20%) SAP
8 3 (0.72%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.72%) Okta
8 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.72%) Talend
9 2 (0.48%) Optimizely
10 1 (0.24%) Hortonworks