Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 24 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 942 953 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.80% 9.25% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.64% 10.12% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 800 819 653
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,675 £29,950 £28,750
90th Percentile £61,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 9,770 9,419 9,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.26% 91.45% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8,010 7,753 8,271
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +5 396 £47,500 +5.56% 57
Gloucestershire +7 158 £40,000 - 13
Wiltshire +15 129 £45,000 +31.39% 16
Somerset -5 120 £42,028 +12.08% 26
Dorset +7 76 £41,750 -1.76% 11
Devon +6 49 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Cornwall -21 13 £41,500 +3.75%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 711 (75.48%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (39.07%) Java
3 348 (36.94%) C#
4 287 (30.47%) BDD
5 282 (29.94%) Selenium
6 270 (28.66%) Scrum
7 266 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
8 261 (27.71%) TDD
9 253 (26.86%) .NET
10 240 (25.48%) JavaScript
11 220 (23.35%) SQL
12 211 (22.40%) JIRA
13 210 (22.29%) Software Engineering
14 185 (19.64%) JUnit
15 180 (19.11%) Problem-Solving
16 179 (19.00%) HTML
17 173 (18.37%) QA
18 172 (18.26%) SDLC
19 156 (16.56%) C++
20 155 (16.45%) CSS
21 138 (14.65%) Finance
22 133 (14.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 133 (14.12%) Bitbucket
23 130 (13.80%) Electronics
24 124 (13.16%) Security Cleared
24 124 (13.16%) Cucumber
24 124 (13.16%) User Experience
25 123 (13.06%) Big Data
25 123 (13.06%) Jenkins
25 123 (13.06%) Atlassian

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 (3.50%) Confluence
2 17 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.38%) Apache
3 13 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.06%) Apache Pig
4 10 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.96%) CMS
5 9 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.85%) Jetty
7 7 (0.74%) IIS
8 6 (0.64%) Drupal
9 5 (0.53%) JBoss
10 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.42%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.32%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.32%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.32%) Mule
12 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 78 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (1.70%) SaaS
5 12 (1.27%) Slack
6 10 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.74%) npm
7 7 (0.74%) Office 365
8 6 (0.64%) GitHub
8 6 (0.64%) PaaS
8 6 (0.64%) Serverless
9 5 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.53%) TestFlight
10 4 (0.42%) Yarn
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.32%) NuGet
11 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (10.72%) Wireless
2 23 (2.44%) SSL
3 20 (2.12%) HTTP
4 14 (1.49%) SNMP
5 13 (1.38%) Ethernet
6 12 (1.27%) IPsec
6 12 (1.27%) IPv4
6 12 (1.27%) IPv6
6 12 (1.27%) SMS
6 12 (1.27%) SSH
6 12 (1.27%) VLAN
6 12 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.06%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.85%) Internet
9 7 (0.74%) Firewall
10 5 (0.53%) MQTT
11 4 (0.42%) LAN
11 4 (0.42%) Network Security
12 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.21%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (13.06%) Big Data
2 97 (10.30%) SQL Server
3 34 (3.61%) Hadoop
4 30 (3.18%) MySQL
5 20 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 18 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
8 15 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.49%) OLAP
10 11 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.74%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.74%) Redis
13 5 (0.53%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon Athena
14 4 (0.42%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.42%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.42%) Riak
Development Applications
1 282 (29.94%) Selenium
2 211 (22.40%) JIRA
3 185 (19.64%) JUnit
4 133 (14.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 133 (14.12%) Bitbucket
5 124 (13.16%) Cucumber
6 123 (13.06%) Jenkins
7 110 (11.68%) Calabash
8 99 (10.51%) fastlane
9 97 (10.30%) Git (software)
10 87 (9.24%) Jasmine
11 84 (8.92%) Protractor
12 78 (8.28%) Gradle
13 73 (7.75%) TestNG
14 69 (7.32%) Android Studio
15 67 (7.11%) Mockito
16 59 (6.26%) Team Foundation Server
17 57 (6.05%) SpecFlow
18 50 (5.31%) SoapUI
19 39 (4.14%) JMeter
General
1 138 (14.65%) Finance
2 130 (13.80%) Electronics
3 32 (3.40%) Marketing
4 29 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.23%) Games
6 21 (2.23%) Retail
7 19 (2.02%) Banking
8 15 (1.59%) Back Office
9 8 (0.85%) Advertising
10 4 (0.42%) Law
11 3 (0.32%) Legal
11 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 322 (34.18%) Developer
2 165 (17.52%) Test Engineer
3 132 (14.01%) Analyst
4 117 (12.42%) Tester
5 114 (12.10%) Test Analyst
6 86 (9.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 84 (8.92%) .NET Developer
8 78 (8.28%) C# Developer
9 72 (7.64%) Software Developer
10 65 (6.90%) Android Developer
10 65 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
11 57 (6.05%) Automation Tester
12 53 (5.63%) Java Developer
12 53 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
13 46 (4.88%) QA Engineer
13 46 (4.88%) Test Leader
14 44 (4.67%) Software Tester
15 43 (4.56%) Developer in Test
16 41 (4.35%) Test Manager
17 38 (4.03%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (26.86%) .NET
2 179 (19.00%) HTML
3 155 (16.45%) CSS
4 101 (10.72%) Web Services
5 85 (9.02%) ASP.NET
6 73 (7.75%) .NET Framework
7 59 (6.26%) REST
8 58 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (5.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 53 (5.63%) SOAP
11 52 (5.52%) AngularJS
12 51 (5.41%) Entity Framework
13 41 (4.35%) RESTful
14 38 (4.03%) Gherkin
15 33 (3.50%) jQuery
15 33 (3.50%) XML
16 31 (3.29%) Node.js
17 29 (3.08%) HTML5
18 27 (2.87%) WPF
19 20 (2.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.16%) User Experience
2 85 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 25 (2.65%) Fintech
6 22 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
6 22 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.96%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.74%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.64%) Internet of Things
13 6 (0.64%) VHDL
14 4 (0.42%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.32%) FMCG
15 3 (0.32%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 104 (11.04%) Android
2 89 (9.45%) Linux
3 78 (8.28%) Apple iOS
3 78 (8.28%) Windows
4 34 (3.61%) Unix
5 9 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (75.48%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (30.47%) BDD
3 270 (28.66%) Scrum
4 266 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
5 261 (27.71%) TDD
6 210 (22.29%) Software Engineering
7 180 (19.11%) Problem-Solving
8 172 (18.26%) SDLC
9 121 (12.85%) MVC
10 104 (11.04%) Software Testing
11 103 (10.93%) Test Strategy
12 99 (10.51%) Manual Testing
13 97 (10.30%) Test Scripting
14 93 (9.87%) DevOps
15 78 (8.28%) Waterfall
16 75 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
17 73 (7.75%) Android Development
17 73 (7.75%) Open Source
18 68 (7.22%) Unit Testing
19 62 (6.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 368 (39.07%) Java
2 348 (36.94%) C#
3 240 (25.48%) JavaScript
4 220 (23.35%) SQL
5 156 (16.56%) C++
6 115 (12.21%) Python
7 63 (6.69%) C
7 63 (6.69%) Ruby
8 56 (5.94%) Objective-C
9 46 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 35 (3.72%) PowerShell
11 26 (2.76%) PHP
11 26 (2.76%) Scala
12 25 (2.65%) TypeScript
13 21 (2.23%) Perl
14 17 (1.80%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.59%) VBScript
16 14 (1.49%) Groovy
17 13 (1.38%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.85%) Jython
Qualifications
1 124 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 105 (11.15%) ISTQB
3 91 (9.66%) Degree
4 68 (7.22%) ISEB
5 58 (6.16%) SC Cleared
6 53 (5.63%) DV Cleared
7 39 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (1.59%) MCSE
8 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.85%) CEH
10 8 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.85%) MCSA
11 7 (0.74%) CCNA
11 7 (0.74%) CISSP
11 7 (0.74%) GIAC
11 7 (0.74%) Linux+ Certification
11 7 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (0.74%) SANS
11 7 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (18.37%) QA
2 2 (0.21%) GCP
2 2 (0.21%) WCAG
3 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 58 (6.16%) Docker
2 15 (1.59%) Firmware
3 9 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.85%) vSphere
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.32%) LXC
6 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 68 (7.22%) HockeyApp
2 31 (3.29%) Puppet
3 15 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (1.27%) HP ALM
4 12 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.17%) Ansible
6 10 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
8 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.74%) Salt
8 7 (0.74%) Terraform
9 4 (0.42%) Cobbler
9 4 (0.42%) Packer
10 3 (0.32%) CloudHub
11 2 (0.21%) WMI
12 1 (0.11%) Grafana
12 1 (0.11%) Graylog
12 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.11%) Nagios
12 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 123 (13.06%) Atlassian
2 84 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 55 (5.84%) Oracle
4 33 (3.50%) Google
5 28 (2.97%) SAP
6 18 (1.91%) Xamarin
7 13 (1.38%) HP
8 12 (1.27%) EMC
9 11 (1.17%) CA
10 10 (1.06%) Apple
10 10 (1.06%) Cisco
11 9 (0.96%) Cadence
11 9 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.85%) ATG
12 8 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (0.85%) Juniper
13 7 (0.74%) IBM
14 4 (0.42%) Capita
14 4 (0.42%) VMware
15 3 (0.32%) Agilent