Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 734 779 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.13% 7.13% 5.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.97% 8.02% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 654 634 483
South West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 9214 9712 10442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.48% 88.87% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7580 8095 8771
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +15 304 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Somerset -9 155 £40,000 - 5
Wiltshire +37 109 £47,500 +26.67% 8
Gloucestershire -21 95 £45,000 +7.14% 4
Devon +19 51 £39,250 +16.88% 1
Dorset -27 22 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Cornwall -6 1 £48,000 +74.55%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 534 (72.75%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (39.92%) Java
3 261 (35.56%) C#
4 241 (32.83%) Selenium
5 201 (27.38%) SQL
6 186 (25.34%) TDD
7 172 (23.43%) Continuous Integration
8 169 (23.02%) BDD
9 167 (22.75%) .NET
10 166 (22.62%) JavaScript
11 162 (22.07%) Scrum
12 154 (20.98%) QA
13 151 (20.57%) Cucumber
14 139 (18.94%) Software Testing
15 136 (18.53%) Degree
16 135 (18.39%) JIRA
17 128 (17.44%) Software Engineering
18 120 (16.35%) HTML
19 119 (16.21%) Manual Testing
20 110 (14.99%) JUnit
21 105 (14.31%) ISTQB
22 102 (13.90%) Web Services
22 102 (13.90%) Python
23 100 (13.62%) Security Cleared
24 95 (12.94%) Finance
24 95 (12.94%) Jenkins
25 88 (11.99%) C++
26 87 (11.85%) ISEB
27 85 (11.58%) Ruby
27 85 (11.58%) Test Scripting

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 33 (4.50%) Confluence
2 27 (3.68%) Apache
3 25 (3.41%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.04%) IIS
4 15 (2.04%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.50%) Mule
5 11 (1.50%) Mule ESB
6 10 (1.36%) Anypoint
6 10 (1.36%) GlassFish
6 10 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.68%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.54%) CMS
11 4 (0.54%) JBoss
12 3 (0.41%) Jetty
13 2 (0.27%) nginx
14 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.00%) SaaS
4 14 (1.91%) PaaS
5 13 (1.77%) IaaS
6 7 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.95%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.95%) TestFlight
7 5 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.54%) GitHub
8 4 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.14%) Route 53
11 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.50%) Wireless
2 30 (4.09%) HTTP
3 21 (2.86%) Internet
4 17 (2.32%) SSL
5 7 (0.95%) Kerberos
5 7 (0.95%) MQTT
5 7 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.68%) HbbTV
6 5 (0.68%) SSH
7 4 (0.54%) Firewall
7 4 (0.54%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.14%) 3G
8 1 (0.14%) ICMP
8 1 (0.14%) IPsec
8 1 (0.14%) IPv4
8 1 (0.14%) IPv6
8 1 (0.14%) LTE
8 1 (0.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) VLAN
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.22%) Hadoop
3 46 (6.27%) Big Data
4 36 (4.90%) MySQL
5 29 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.18%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.82%) Redis
11 5 (0.68%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 241 (32.83%) Selenium
2 151 (20.57%) Cucumber
3 135 (18.39%) JIRA
4 110 (14.99%) JUnit
5 95 (12.94%) Jenkins
6 85 (11.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 82 (11.17%) Git (software)
8 74 (10.08%) SpecFlow
9 65 (8.86%) Calabash
10 63 (8.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 61 (8.31%) SoapUI
12 44 (5.99%) Visual Studio
13 42 (5.72%) Bitbucket
13 42 (5.72%) JMeter
14 40 (5.45%) WebDriver
15 37 (5.04%) NUnit
16 36 (4.90%) Protractor
17 34 (4.63%) Jasmine
17 34 (4.63%) Maven
18 31 (4.22%) Gradle
General
1 95 (12.94%) Finance
2 62 (8.45%) Electronics
3 39 (5.31%) Marketing
4 28 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.86%) Back Office
7 20 (2.72%) Banking
8 9 (1.23%) Advertising
8 9 (1.23%) Front Office
8 9 (1.23%) Legal
9 8 (1.09%) Law
10 7 (0.95%) Games
11 5 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.68%) Retail
12 4 (0.54%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Avionics
13 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 218 (29.70%) Developer
2 170 (23.16%) Analyst
3 136 (18.53%) Test Analyst
4 127 (17.30%) Tester
5 109 (14.85%) Test Engineer
6 74 (10.08%) Automation Tester
7 61 (8.31%) Java Developer
8 55 (7.49%) Automation Test Analyst
9 46 (6.27%) Test Automation Engineer
10 41 (5.59%) .NET Developer
11 40 (5.45%) Software Engineer
12 37 (5.04%) C# Developer
13 36 (4.90%) Software Developer
14 33 (4.50%) Software Tester
15 32 (4.36%) Software Test Engineer
16 31 (4.22%) Test Manager
17 30 (4.09%) Test Leader
18 29 (3.95%) QA Engineer
19 28 (3.81%) Lead Developer
20 26 (3.54%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (22.75%) .NET
2 120 (16.35%) HTML
3 102 (13.90%) Web Services
4 74 (10.08%) REST
5 69 (9.40%) CSS
6 60 (8.17%) XML
7 58 (7.90%) SOAP
8 56 (7.63%) ASP.NET
9 48 (6.54%) Gherkin
10 46 (6.27%) JSON
11 41 (5.59%) Node.js
12 40 (5.45%) RESTful
13 37 (5.04%) .NET Framework
13 37 (5.04%) HTML5
14 36 (4.90%) AngularJS
15 35 (4.77%) React
16 32 (4.36%) J2EE
17 31 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
17 31 (4.22%) jQuery
18 24 (3.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.90%) User Experience
3 43 (5.86%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
6 20 (2.72%) Fintech
7 17 (2.32%) Derivative
7 17 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.32%) OTC Derivatives
8 12 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.68%) Chromecast
12 5 (0.68%) Clustering
12 5 (0.68%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.68%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.08%) Linux
2 56 (7.63%) Android
3 51 (6.95%) Windows
4 50 (6.81%) Apple iOS
5 41 (5.59%) Unix
6 18 (2.45%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.41%) OpenWrt
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (72.75%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (25.34%) TDD
3 172 (23.43%) Continuous Integration
4 169 (23.02%) BDD
5 162 (22.07%) Scrum
6 139 (18.94%) Software Testing
7 128 (17.44%) Software Engineering
8 119 (16.21%) Manual Testing
9 85 (11.58%) Test Scripting
10 80 (10.90%) SDLC
11 71 (9.67%) Unit Testing
12 69 (9.40%) MVC
12 69 (9.40%) Open Source
13 68 (9.26%) DevOps
14 67 (9.13%) Non-Functional Testing
15 66 (8.99%) Test Strategy
16 60 (8.17%) OO
17 59 (8.04%) Functional Testing
18 58 (7.90%) Continuous Delivery
19 57 (7.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 293 (39.92%) Java
2 261 (35.56%) C#
3 201 (27.38%) SQL
4 166 (22.62%) JavaScript
5 102 (13.90%) Python
6 88 (11.99%) C++
7 85 (11.58%) Ruby
8 35 (4.77%) T-SQL
9 27 (3.68%) C
10 24 (3.27%) Groovy
11 22 (3.00%) Objective-C
12 20 (2.72%) XPath
13 18 (2.45%) VBScript
14 16 (2.18%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.91%) Perl
15 14 (1.91%) PHP
15 14 (1.91%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.77%) Jython
17 9 (1.23%) VB.NET
18 8 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (18.53%) Degree
2 105 (14.31%) ISTQB
3 100 (13.62%) Security Cleared
4 87 (11.85%) ISEB
5 68 (9.26%) SC Cleared
6 32 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.50%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.36%) MCSE
11 7 (0.95%) CEH
11 7 (0.95%) MCSA
12 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.54%) HNC
13 4 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.41%) CCNA
14 3 (0.41%) CISSP
14 3 (0.41%) Security+ Certification
14 3 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (20.98%) QA
2 10 (1.36%) ISO 14001
2 10 (1.36%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.41%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.27%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (4.90%) Docker
2 6 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.68%) vSphere
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (4.36%) HockeyApp
2 14 (1.91%) CA Service Virtualization
3 13 (1.77%) Puppet
4 11 (1.50%) CloudHub
5 10 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.54%) Ansible
7 4 (0.54%) Salt
8 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.14%) Mesos
9 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 78 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.50%) Atlassian
3 27 (3.68%) Oracle
4 24 (3.27%) SAP
5 21 (2.86%) HP
6 20 (2.72%) Xamarin
7 14 (1.91%) CA
8 11 (1.50%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.36%) IBM
10 6 (0.82%) Cadence
11 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
13 2 (0.27%) Google
13 2 (0.27%) Kofax
13 2 (0.27%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.27%) SOASTA, Inc
14 1 (0.14%) Cognos
14 1 (0.14%) Software AG
14 1 (0.14%) VMware
14 1 (0.14%) webMethods