Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 710 788 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.27% 7.85% 7.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.85% 8.62% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 557 717 652
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,300 £27,754
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 9,050 9,141 9,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.72% 91.09% 91.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,089 7,504 8,025
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,787 £63,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -12 258 £52,500 +10.53% 76
Somerset +4 147 £42,500 +8.97% 33
Wiltshire -13 97 £42,500 -15.00% 25
Gloucestershire +6 96 £45,000 -5.26% 31
Devon +8 72 £42,500 -9.57% 25
Dorset +13 30 £32,500 - 6
Cornwall +15 3 £27,500 -33.73% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 424 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (38.87%) C#
3 243 (34.23%) Java
4 230 (32.39%) Selenium
5 207 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
6 176 (24.79%) JavaScript
7 171 (24.08%) QA
8 164 (23.10%) .NET
9 156 (21.97%) SQL
10 147 (20.70%) Scrum
11 142 (20.00%) Python
12 141 (19.86%) Software Engineering
13 129 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
14 122 (17.18%) Linux
15 116 (16.34%) REST
16 109 (15.35%) Web Services
17 108 (15.21%) Continuous Delivery
18 103 (14.51%) TDD
19 102 (14.37%) Cucumber
20 101 (14.23%) BDD
21 94 (13.24%) Security Cleared
22 92 (12.96%) HTML
23 90 (12.68%) Software Testing
24 87 (12.25%) Microsoft
24 87 (12.25%) Finance
25 84 (11.83%) DevOps
26 83 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
26 83 (11.69%) Git (software)
27 80 (11.27%) ISTQB
28 78 (10.99%) Mentoring

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 29 (4.08%) Apache
2 12 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.55%) Confluence
4 10 (1.41%) Apache Pig
4 10 (1.41%) CMS
5 9 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.42%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) nginx
8 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 50 (7.04%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 129 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.52%) SaaS
4 13 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.41%) GitHub
5 10 (1.41%) Slack
6 7 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.99%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.70%) Office 365
8 5 (0.70%) Serverless
9 4 (0.56%) Boomi
9 4 (0.56%) npm
10 2 (0.28%) NuGet
10 2 (0.28%) Trello
10 2 (0.28%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.28%) HTTP
2 20 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.39%) SSL
4 12 (1.69%) Wireless
5 10 (1.41%) Firewall
6 7 (0.99%) RS-232
7 6 (0.85%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.85%) Internet
8 4 (0.56%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.56%) Modbus
8 4 (0.56%) PPP
8 4 (0.56%) Profibus
8 4 (0.56%) RS-422
8 4 (0.56%) RS-485
9 3 (0.42%) DNS
9 3 (0.42%) IPv4
9 3 (0.42%) IPv6
10 2 (0.28%) LAN
10 2 (0.28%) SMS
10 2 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.46%) Big Data
3 52 (7.32%) MySQL
4 35 (4.93%) Hadoop
5 28 (3.94%) Geospatial Data
6 20 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.39%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.83%) GIS
9 11 (1.55%) Apache Hive
9 11 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.99%) MariaDB
11 7 (0.99%) Spatial Data
11 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.85%) Power BI
13 5 (0.70%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 230 (32.39%) Selenium
2 102 (14.37%) Cucumber
3 83 (11.69%) Git (software)
4 56 (7.89%) JIRA
5 49 (6.90%) WebDriver
6 46 (6.48%) JUnit
7 45 (6.34%) SpecFlow
8 42 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (5.49%) Jenkins
9 39 (5.49%) SoapUI
10 35 (4.93%) Protractor
11 34 (4.79%) Visual Studio
12 31 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 30 (4.23%) Bitbucket
14 25 (3.52%) Jasmine
15 23 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
16 22 (3.10%) JMeter
17 20 (2.82%) git-flow
18 18 (2.54%) TestNG
19 16 (2.25%) Robot Framework
General
1 87 (12.25%) Finance
2 50 (7.04%) Electronics
3 37 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 29 (4.08%) Marketing
4 29 (4.08%) Retail
5 25 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.25%) Games
7 12 (1.69%) Legal
8 7 (0.99%) Law
9 3 (0.42%) Advertising
9 3 (0.42%) Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.14%) Avionics
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 158 (22.25%) Developer
2 132 (18.59%) Test Engineer
3 124 (17.46%) Analyst
4 113 (15.92%) Test Analyst
5 105 (14.79%) Tester
6 89 (12.54%) Test Automation Engineer
7 63 (8.87%) Automation Tester
8 51 (7.18%) Software Engineer
9 47 (6.62%) Senior Test Engineer
9 47 (6.62%) Software Developer
10 46 (6.48%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 34 (4.79%) Software Tester
12 29 (4.08%) Developer in Test
13 28 (3.94%) Software Analyst
13 28 (3.94%) Test Manager
14 26 (3.66%) Automation Test Analyst
14 26 (3.66%) Java Developer
15 25 (3.52%) .NET Developer
15 25 (3.52%) Test Leader
16 24 (3.38%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (23.10%) .NET
2 116 (16.34%) REST
3 109 (15.35%) Web Services
4 92 (12.96%) HTML
5 62 (8.73%) CSS
6 60 (8.45%) SOAP
7 54 (7.61%) ASP.NET
8 47 (6.62%) .NET Framework
9 39 (5.49%) LAMP
9 39 (5.49%) Node.js
10 36 (5.07%) jQuery
11 30 (4.23%) XML
12 27 (3.80%) RESTful
13 26 (3.66%) JSON
14 24 (3.38%) AngularJS
15 23 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (3.24%) Gherkin
15 23 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
16 22 (3.10%) Kafka
17 18 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.17%) Algorithms
2 50 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.52%) User Experience
4 22 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.96%) Fintech
6 14 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.41%) Cybercrime
8 10 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.13%) Replication
10 7 (0.99%) iPhone
11 6 (0.85%) Clustering
12 5 (0.70%) Blog
12 5 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.70%) Digital TV
12 5 (0.70%) EMV
12 5 (0.70%) Life Science
12 5 (0.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 122 (17.18%) Linux
2 71 (10.00%) Windows
3 61 (8.59%) Android
4 30 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.11%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.97%) Unix
7 13 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.99%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.99%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.85%) CentOS
9 6 (0.85%) Fedora
9 6 (0.85%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.70%) Debian
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
3 147 (20.70%) Scrum
4 141 (19.86%) Software Engineering
5 108 (15.21%) Continuous Delivery
6 103 (14.51%) TDD
7 101 (14.23%) BDD
8 90 (12.68%) Software Testing
9 84 (11.83%) DevOps
10 78 (10.99%) Mentoring
11 72 (10.14%) Coaching
12 71 (10.00%) B2B
13 70 (9.86%) Exploratory Testing
14 69 (9.72%) MVC
14 69 (9.72%) Test Strategy
15 67 (9.44%) Manual Testing
16 58 (8.17%) SDLC
17 56 (7.89%) Open Source
17 56 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
18 52 (7.32%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 276 (38.87%) C#
2 243 (34.23%) Java
3 176 (24.79%) JavaScript
4 156 (21.97%) SQL
5 142 (20.00%) Python
6 61 (8.59%) C++
7 53 (7.46%) Ruby
8 52 (7.32%) PHP
9 48 (6.76%) C
10 37 (5.21%) Bash Shell
11 26 (3.66%) PowerShell
12 25 (3.52%) Objective-C
13 22 (3.10%) Scala
13 22 (3.10%) TypeScript
14 15 (2.11%) Kotlin
15 14 (1.97%) Perl
16 10 (1.41%) Java 8
17 8 (1.13%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 94 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 80 (11.27%) ISTQB
3 60 (8.45%) Degree
4 52 (7.32%) DV Cleared
5 48 (6.76%) ISEB
6 39 (5.49%) SC Cleared
7 21 (2.96%) MCSE
7 21 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (2.11%) CCNA
9 15 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.11%) CISSP
9 15 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
9 15 (2.11%) GIAC
9 15 (2.11%) Linux+ Certification
9 15 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
9 15 (2.11%) SANS
9 15 (2.11%) SSCP
10 12 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (24.08%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 62 (8.73%) Docker
2 14 (1.97%) vSphere
3 12 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.27%) Xen
5 7 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.85%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.42%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.28%) KVM
8 2 (0.28%) NFS
8 2 (0.28%) Samba
9 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.14%) XenApp
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (4.79%) Puppet
2 25 (3.52%) Kubernetes
3 20 (2.82%) Terraform
4 19 (2.68%) Ansible
5 13 (1.83%) Salt
6 12 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (1.69%) Nagios
6 12 (1.69%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.27%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.85%) OpenNMS
10 6 (0.85%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.70%) Packer
12 3 (0.42%) Nmap
13 2 (0.28%) Ganeti
13 2 (0.28%) Marathon
13 2 (0.28%) Mesos
14 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 87 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.80%) SAP
3 20 (2.82%) Atlassian
4 13 (1.83%) VMware
5 11 (1.55%) Google
5 11 (1.55%) HP
6 9 (1.27%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.99%) Cadence
8 7 (0.99%) IBM
9 6 (0.85%) Cisco
9 6 (0.85%) Cloudera
9 6 (0.85%) Dell
9 6 (0.85%) Hortonworks
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle
9 6 (0.85%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.56%) FNZ
10 4 (0.56%) Mapbox
10 4 (0.56%) Tableau
11 3 (0.42%) EMC