Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 27 28
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 442 319 826
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.93% 9.53% 8.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.34% 10.38% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 308 256 682
10th Percentile £33,750 £25,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,200 £31,986 £35,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +1.06%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 6,967 3,072 8,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 93.53% 91.76% 91.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,534 2,515 7,116
10th Percentile £29,341 £29,000 £26,650
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,742 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -5 220 £47,500 +21.79% 45
Gloucestershire -34 67 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Somerset -7 55 £45,000 -2.70% 14
Wiltshire -28 48 £57,500 +15.00% 15
Dorset -10 26 £45,500 +13.75% 10
Cornwall -12 9 £40,000 +18.52% 1
Devon -19 8 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 266 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.20%) DevOps
3 152 (34.39%) Java
4 143 (32.35%) Selenium
5 142 (32.13%) Software Testing
6 141 (31.90%) JavaScript
7 135 (30.54%) Scrum
8 131 (29.64%) C#
9 126 (28.51%) QA
10 122 (27.60%) Software Engineering
11 106 (23.98%) JIRA
12 99 (22.40%) .NET
13 98 (22.17%) Docker
14 94 (21.27%) Azure
15 90 (20.36%) Jenkins
15 90 (20.36%) Social Skills
16 89 (20.14%) Mentoring
17 75 (16.97%) Microservices
18 73 (16.52%) Git (software)
19 69 (15.61%) TDD
20 66 (14.93%) SQL
20 66 (14.93%) OO
20 66 (14.93%) AWS
21 63 (14.25%) Cucumber
21 63 (14.25%) SQL Server
21 63 (14.25%) Finance
22 62 (14.03%) Python
23 61 (13.80%) HTML
24 55 (12.44%) TypeScript
25 54 (12.22%) BDD

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 50 (11.31%) Confluence
2 13 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.04%) CMS
5 3 (0.68%) Apache
6 2 (0.45%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.23%) Mendix
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Zemax
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (3.85%) Magento
2 5 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.90%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 94 (21.27%) Azure
2 66 (14.93%) AWS
3 27 (6.11%) GCP
4 23 (5.20%) SaaS
4 23 (5.20%) Serverless
5 22 (4.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (2.94%) GitHub
7 11 (2.49%) npm
8 8 (1.81%) BrowserStack
9 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.13%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.13%) Yarn
10 4 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.90%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.90%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.47%) Internet
2 21 (4.75%) HTTP
3 5 (1.13%) 3GPP
3 5 (1.13%) 5G
3 5 (1.13%) LTE
3 5 (1.13%) Wireless
4 3 (0.68%) ICMP
5 2 (0.45%) FTP
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) Extranet
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) RTP
6 1 (0.23%) SSH
6 1 (0.23%) VoIP
6 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.47%) Relational Database
3 31 (7.01%) Big Data
3 31 (7.01%) MySQL
4 20 (4.52%) RDBMS
5 16 (3.62%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.26%) Apache Accumulo
7 8 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.90%) Redis
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.23%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 143 (32.35%) Selenium
2 106 (23.98%) JIRA
3 90 (20.36%) Jenkins
4 73 (16.52%) Git (software)
5 63 (14.25%) Cucumber
6 42 (9.50%) SpecFlow
7 35 (7.92%) Cypress.io
8 31 (7.01%) Postman
9 29 (6.56%) JMeter
10 28 (6.33%) WebDriver
11 22 (4.98%) JUnit
11 22 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (4.30%) GitLab
13 14 (3.17%) HP UFT
13 14 (3.17%) NUnit
14 13 (2.94%) Mockito
15 12 (2.71%) Bitbucket
15 12 (2.71%) Protractor
16 11 (2.49%) Serenity BDD
16 11 (2.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 90 (20.36%) Social Skills
2 63 (14.25%) Finance
3 33 (7.47%) Marketing
4 30 (6.79%) Legal
5 23 (5.20%) Electronics
6 20 (4.52%) Public Sector
7 19 (4.30%) Telecoms
8 15 (3.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 15 (3.39%) Wearables
9 14 (3.17%) Retail
10 13 (2.94%) Manufacturing
11 11 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.13%) Publishing
13 4 (0.90%) Back Office
13 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.68%) Avionics
15 2 (0.45%) Banking
15 2 (0.45%) Military
16 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (24.43%) Developer
2 84 (19.00%) Tester
3 55 (12.44%) Automation Tester
4 48 (10.86%) Software Engineer
5 47 (10.63%) Test Engineer
6 43 (9.73%) Senior Developer
7 35 (7.92%) Software Tester
8 29 (6.56%) Analyst
9 24 (5.43%) Test Automation Engineer
10 22 (4.98%) Senior Software Engineer
11 20 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (4.07%) Developer in Test
13 17 (3.85%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.85%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.62%) QA Engineer
14 16 (3.62%) Senior DevOps
14 16 (3.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.39%) Senior Tester
16 14 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
16 14 (3.17%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (22.40%) .NET
2 61 (13.80%) HTML
3 53 (11.99%) React
4 50 (11.31%) Node.js
5 44 (9.95%) AngularJS
6 41 (9.28%) CSS
6 41 (9.28%) REST
7 35 (7.92%) XML
8 34 (7.69%) Kafka
9 33 (7.47%) RESTful
10 30 (6.79%) Apache NiFi
11 28 (6.33%) .NET Framework
11 28 (6.33%) Spring
12 26 (5.88%) .NET Core
13 23 (5.20%) Web Services
14 17 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
15 15 (3.39%) Gherkin
16 14 (3.17%) Laravel
17 13 (2.94%) JAX-RS
17 13 (2.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.79%) Cyberattack
2 23 (5.20%) User Experience
3 20 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.62%) Smartphone
5 11 (2.49%) Internet of Things
6 9 (2.04%) Home Automation
6 9 (2.04%) Legacy Code
6 9 (2.04%) Smart Home
7 7 (1.58%) NHS
8 6 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.68%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.45%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.45%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.95%) Linux
2 22 (4.98%) Windows
3 21 (4.75%) CentOS
3 21 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (2.94%) Android
4 13 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.90%) Unix
7 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.20%) DevOps
3 142 (32.13%) Software Testing
4 135 (30.54%) Scrum
5 122 (27.60%) Software Engineering
6 89 (20.14%) Mentoring
7 75 (16.97%) Microservices
8 69 (15.61%) TDD
9 66 (14.93%) OO
10 54 (12.22%) BDD
11 52 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
11 52 (11.76%) OOD
12 49 (11.09%) SDLC
13 48 (10.86%) Open Source
14 47 (10.63%) Analytics
14 47 (10.63%) Manual Testing
15 46 (10.41%) Artificial Intelligence
15 46 (10.41%) Test Management
16 44 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (9.73%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (34.39%) Java
2 141 (31.90%) JavaScript
3 131 (29.64%) C#
4 66 (14.93%) SQL
5 62 (14.03%) Python
6 55 (12.44%) TypeScript
7 43 (9.73%) PHP
8 30 (6.79%) C++
9 25 (5.66%) ES6
10 23 (5.20%) C
11 21 (4.75%) MATLAB
12 19 (4.30%) ES7
13 18 (4.07%) PowerShell
14 15 (3.39%) Java 8
15 6 (1.36%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.36%) Kotlin
15 6 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.13%) Ruby
17 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (9.95%) ISTQB
2 40 (9.05%) Security Cleared
3 37 (8.37%) Degree
4 30 (6.79%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.88%) ISEB
6 17 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.36%) PhD
8 5 (1.13%) CCNA
8 5 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.68%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.23%) CEH
12 1 (0.23%) CISMP
12 1 (0.23%) MCSE
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (28.51%) QA
2 17 (3.85%) Accessibility
3 6 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.90%) SEPA
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 98 (22.17%) Docker
2 11 (2.49%) Firmware
3 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 49 (11.09%) Ansible
2 29 (6.56%) Kubernetes
3 26 (5.88%) Terraform
4 19 (4.30%) Puppet
5 18 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.90%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.23%) Mesos
7 1 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 34 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.66%) Google
3 20 (4.52%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.39%) SAP
5 12 (2.71%) Cognizant
6 9 (2.04%) Oracle
7 7 (1.58%) VMware
8 5 (1.13%) HP
9 4 (0.90%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.68%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.68%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.68%) Talend
10 3 (0.68%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.45%) Micro Focus
12 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.23%) CA Agile Central
12 1 (0.23%) Cadence
12 1 (0.23%) Kofax
12 1 (0.23%) Zend