Period
to 13 October 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 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 831 735 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.64% 7.19% 7.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.50% 7.76% 7.71%
Number of salaries quoted 680 613 640
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,529 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +11.32% -2.44%
10th Percentile £30,731 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 8,746 9,472 9,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.90% 92.64% 92.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,964 7,740 7,787
South West median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -

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 13 October 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 13 October 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 +6 261 £43,500 -8.42% 39
Wiltshire +8 159 £42,500 - 13
Gloucestershire -12 132 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Somerset +9 106 £45,000 +7.07% 13
Devon +20 101 £45,000 +20.00% 16
Dorset +16 52 £42,500 - 12
Cornwall +44 18 £55,000 +100.00% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 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.

1 535 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (35.14%) C#
3 246 (29.60%) Java
4 228 (27.44%) Selenium
5 218 (26.23%) Scrum
6 206 (24.79%) QA
7 203 (24.43%) SQL
8 189 (22.74%) Software Engineering
9 186 (22.38%) DevOps
10 176 (21.18%) .NET
11 168 (20.22%) JavaScript
12 161 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
13 141 (16.97%) Finance
14 135 (16.25%) Python
15 134 (16.13%) ISTQB
16 131 (15.76%) BDD
17 127 (15.28%) Azure
17 127 (15.28%) TDD
18 114 (13.72%) Security Cleared
19 113 (13.60%) SDLC
20 112 (13.48%) Software Testing
21 111 (13.36%) Linux
21 111 (13.36%) Public Sector
22 108 (13.00%) AWS
23 105 (12.64%) Manual Testing
24 100 (12.03%) Test Scripting
25 99 (11.91%) JIRA
26 97 (11.67%) HTML
27 94 (11.31%) Git (software)
27 94 (11.31%) 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 30 (3.61%) Confluence
2 24 (2.89%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.93%) CMS
5 14 (1.68%) Apache
6 10 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.96%) nginx
7 8 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.60%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.24%) JBoss
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.12%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.12%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (15.28%) Azure
2 108 (13.00%) AWS
3 22 (2.65%) GCP
3 22 (2.65%) SaaS
4 17 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.93%) Serverless
6 13 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
6 13 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
6 13 (1.56%) Amazon S3
6 13 (1.56%) GitHub
7 12 (1.44%) Trello
8 11 (1.32%) npm
9 9 (1.08%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.60%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.60%) PaaS
12 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.48%) Tricentis Tosca
13 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.01%) Internet
2 22 (2.65%) Firewall
3 17 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.44%) HTTPS
4 12 (1.44%) SSH
5 11 (1.32%) DAB
6 7 (0.84%) DNS
6 7 (0.84%) IPsec
7 5 (0.60%) Network Security
8 4 (0.48%) BGP
8 4 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.48%) LAN
8 4 (0.48%) MPLS
8 4 (0.48%) OSPF
8 4 (0.48%) RSVP
8 4 (0.48%) VPN
9 3 (0.36%) DHCP
9 3 (0.36%) HTTP
10 2 (0.24%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.78%) MySQL
3 63 (7.58%) Big Data
4 29 (3.49%) Hadoop
5 28 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 22 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.41%) GIS
9 15 (1.81%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.68%) MariaDB
10 14 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.56%) Geospatial Data
12 11 (1.32%) Data Lake
12 11 (1.32%) DataStage
13 9 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.96%) Redis
15 5 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
15 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 228 (27.44%) Selenium
2 99 (11.91%) JIRA
3 94 (11.31%) Git (software)
4 90 (10.83%) Cucumber
5 73 (8.78%) Jenkins
6 67 (8.06%) WebDriver
7 66 (7.94%) SpecFlow
8 54 (6.50%) SoapUI
9 36 (4.33%) JMeter
10 32 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (3.13%) Subversion
12 24 (2.89%) Visual Studio
13 23 (2.77%) LoadRunner
13 23 (2.77%) Maven
14 22 (2.65%) Bitbucket
15 17 (2.05%) Protractor
16 16 (1.93%) NUnit
17 15 (1.81%) JUnit
17 15 (1.81%) TeamCity
17 15 (1.81%) TestRail
General
1 141 (16.97%) Finance
2 111 (13.36%) Public Sector
3 79 (9.51%) Telecoms
4 64 (7.70%) Electronics
5 62 (7.46%) Marketing
6 52 (6.26%) Manufacturing
7 32 (3.85%) Retail
8 12 (1.44%) Legal
9 7 (0.84%) Banking
9 7 (0.84%) Law
10 6 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.48%) Local Government
12 3 (0.36%) Advertising
12 3 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
12 3 (0.36%) Police
13 2 (0.24%) Games
13 2 (0.24%) Military
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 195 (23.47%) Developer
2 146 (17.57%) Analyst
3 134 (16.13%) Test Engineer
4 108 (13.00%) Test Analyst
5 103 (12.39%) Tester
6 74 (8.90%) Software Engineer
7 52 (6.26%) Test Automation Engineer
8 47 (5.66%) QA Analyst
9 44 (5.29%) Test Leader
10 40 (4.81%) .NET Developer
11 39 (4.69%) Software Developer
11 39 (4.69%) Software Tester
12 38 (4.57%) Java Developer
12 38 (4.57%) Test Manager
13 35 (4.21%) Automation Tester
14 34 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
15 31 (3.73%) Automation Test Analyst
16 29 (3.49%) Consultant
17 28 (3.37%) C# Developer
18 23 (2.77%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (21.18%) .NET
2 97 (11.67%) HTML
3 84 (10.11%) Web Services
4 83 (9.99%) CSS
5 79 (9.51%) REST
6 65 (7.82%) ASP.NET
7 64 (7.70%) AngularJS
8 61 (7.34%) Node.js
9 58 (6.98%) .NET Framework
10 50 (6.02%) jQuery
10 50 (6.02%) React
11 44 (5.29%) Gherkin
12 41 (4.93%) RESTful
12 41 (4.93%) XML
13 34 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (3.61%) SOAP
14 30 (3.61%) Spring
15 27 (3.25%) Kafka
16 20 (2.41%) Entity Framework
17 19 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 32 (3.85%) User Experience
4 25 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (1.56%) Clustering
7 13 (1.56%) Replication
8 12 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.96%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.84%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.84%) Robotics
13 6 (0.72%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.60%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.48%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.36%) Linux
2 41 (4.93%) Windows
3 29 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 27 (3.25%) Unix
5 26 (3.13%) Android
6 18 (2.17%) CentOS
7 13 (1.56%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.72%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.60%) Fedora
10 5 (0.60%) zOS
11 4 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
13 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (26.23%) Scrum
3 189 (22.74%) Software Engineering
4 186 (22.38%) DevOps
5 161 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
6 131 (15.76%) BDD
7 127 (15.28%) TDD
8 113 (13.60%) SDLC
9 112 (13.48%) Software Testing
10 105 (12.64%) Manual Testing
11 100 (12.03%) Test Scripting
12 94 (11.31%) Mentoring
13 88 (10.59%) Test Strategy
14 86 (10.35%) MVC
15 76 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
16 74 (8.90%) Continuous Delivery
17 64 (7.70%) Waterfall
18 56 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 56 (6.74%) Functional Testing
19 54 (6.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 292 (35.14%) C#
2 246 (29.60%) Java
3 203 (24.43%) SQL
4 168 (20.22%) JavaScript
5 135 (16.25%) Python
6 65 (7.82%) C
7 57 (6.86%) Ruby
8 49 (5.90%) C++
9 48 (5.78%) PHP
10 40 (4.81%) PowerShell
11 30 (3.61%) TypeScript
12 23 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.77%) Perl
12 23 (2.77%) VB.NET
13 18 (2.17%) Go
13 18 (2.17%) Scala
14 11 (1.32%) R
15 10 (1.20%) VB
16 7 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (16.13%) ISTQB
2 114 (13.72%) Security Cleared
3 78 (9.39%) ISEB
4 65 (7.82%) DV Cleared
5 61 (7.34%) SC Cleared
6 46 (5.54%) Degree
7 39 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (1.81%) CCNA
8 15 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (1.56%) MCSE
11 10 (1.20%) HND
12 9 (1.08%) SANS
13 8 (0.96%) CISSP
13 8 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (0.96%) GIAC
13 8 (0.96%) Linux+ Certification
13 8 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (0.96%) SSCP
14 6 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (24.79%) QA
2 5 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.12%) NIST
3 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 91 (10.95%) Docker
2 10 (1.20%) VirtualBox
2 10 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.72%) Xen
5 5 (0.60%) NFS
5 5 (0.60%) Samba
6 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.48%) Firmware
6 4 (0.48%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) KVM
7 1 (0.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 42 (5.05%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.61%) Puppet
3 22 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.65%) Terraform
4 20 (2.41%) ZABBIX
5 19 (2.29%) Nagios
6 18 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (1.81%) Ansible
7 15 (1.81%) Prometheus
8 9 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.84%) Grafana
10 5 (0.60%) OpenNMS
10 5 (0.60%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.48%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.36%) SCCM
12 3 (0.36%) SCOM
13 1 (0.12%) Mesos
13 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 72 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.50%) SAP
3 39 (4.69%) Atlassian
4 24 (2.89%) Oracle
5 18 (2.17%) Teradata
6 15 (1.81%) Google
7 13 (1.56%) HP
7 13 (1.56%) Informatica
8 12 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.32%) Ab Initio
9 11 (1.32%) Apple
10 10 (1.20%) Cadence
10 10 (1.20%) IBM
10 10 (1.20%) VMware
11 9 (1.08%) Dell
11 9 (1.08%) EMC
11 9 (1.08%) Mapbox
12 8 (0.96%) hybris
12 8 (0.96%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.84%) Cypress Semiconductor