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

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 26 34
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 327 758 697
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 7.13% 8.77% 7.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 9.71% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 260 666 579
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,125 £28,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 4,177 7,809 8,997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.10% 90.30% 92.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,341 6,378 7,121
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,950 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,787
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 -15 112 £42,500 +2.41% 18
Gloucestershire +3 61 £42,000 -16.00% 7
Wiltshire -10 55 £51,250 +10.22% 8
Somerset -12 49 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Devon -24 17 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Dorset -1 13 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Cornwall -13 2 - - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 184 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (31.19%) Selenium
3 99 (30.28%) Java
4 97 (29.66%) DevOps
5 94 (28.75%) QA
6 93 (28.44%) C#
7 82 (25.08%) JavaScript
8 80 (24.46%) Azure
9 71 (21.71%) .NET
10 70 (21.41%) Python
10 70 (21.41%) Scrum
11 68 (20.80%) Git (software)
12 65 (19.88%) Software Engineering
13 64 (19.57%) Security Cleared
14 62 (18.96%) TDD
15 59 (18.04%) Finance
16 55 (16.82%) AWS
17 53 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
18 50 (15.29%) Unit Testing
19 49 (14.98%) JIRA
20 48 (14.68%) SQL
21 47 (14.37%) Manual Testing
22 46 (14.07%) Cucumber
22 46 (14.07%) Microservices
22 46 (14.07%) Linux
23 45 (13.76%) BDD
24 43 (13.15%) SDLC
25 42 (12.84%) Docker
25 42 (12.84%) Jenkins
26 41 (12.54%) Degree

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 24 (7.34%) Confluence
2 14 (4.28%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.67%) NServiceBus
4 10 (3.06%) Apache
5 5 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.22%) CMS
7 2 (0.61%) Camunda
7 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.61%) Headless CMS
7 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.31%) Drupal
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.31%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 80 (24.46%) Azure
2 55 (16.82%) AWS
3 25 (7.65%) SaaS
4 15 (4.59%) Sauce Labs
5 12 (3.67%) GCP
6 10 (3.06%) Serverless
7 9 (2.75%) PaaS
8 8 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.83%) BrowserStack
10 5 (1.53%) GitHub
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (1.22%) CloudFront
11 4 (1.22%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.22%) npm
11 4 (1.22%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.92%) IaaS
13 2 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (1.53%) Network Security
2 4 (1.22%) HTTP
2 4 (1.22%) Wireless
3 3 (0.92%) SMS
4 2 (0.61%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.61%) 5G
4 2 (0.61%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.61%) Broadband
4 2 (0.61%) DHCP
4 2 (0.61%) DNS
4 2 (0.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.61%) IPv6
4 2 (0.61%) LTE
4 2 (0.61%) VLAN
4 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.61%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.31%) SSL
5 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.50%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.20%) MySQL
4 15 (4.59%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.06%) Big Data
6 10 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.45%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.22%) Redis
9 3 (0.92%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.92%) Tableau
10 2 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.61%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.61%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.61%) Power BI
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 102 (31.19%) Selenium
2 68 (20.80%) Git (software)
3 49 (14.98%) JIRA
4 46 (14.07%) Cucumber
5 42 (12.84%) Jenkins
6 36 (11.01%) SoapUI
7 25 (7.65%) Postman
8 21 (6.42%) Appium
9 16 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (4.59%) eggPlant
11 14 (4.28%) WebDriver
12 13 (3.98%) Fiddler
12 13 (3.98%) Selendroid
12 13 (3.98%) Subversion
13 11 (3.36%) Cypress.io
13 11 (3.36%) Visual Studio
14 10 (3.06%) JMeter
14 10 (3.06%) Maven
14 10 (3.06%) SpecFlow
15 9 (2.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 59 (18.04%) Finance
2 35 (10.70%) Public Sector
3 23 (7.03%) Electronics
4 22 (6.73%) Marketing
5 21 (6.42%) Telecoms
6 19 (5.81%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.67%) Legal
7 12 (3.67%) Retail
8 5 (1.53%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.22%) Billing
10 3 (0.92%) Back Office
11 2 (0.61%) Automotive
11 2 (0.61%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Games
12 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (26.30%) Developer
2 56 (17.13%) Tester
3 50 (15.29%) Analyst
4 46 (14.07%) Software Engineer
4 46 (14.07%) Test Analyst
5 43 (13.15%) Test Engineer
6 29 (8.87%) Automation Tester
7 28 (8.56%) Senior Developer
8 26 (7.95%) Test Automation Engineer
9 24 (7.34%) Software Tester
10 20 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
11 17 (5.20%) QA Analyst
11 17 (5.20%) Software Developer
12 14 (4.28%) Senior Automation Tester
12 14 (4.28%) Senior Software Engineer
12 14 (4.28%) Senior Tester
13 13 (3.98%) Java Developer
13 13 (3.98%) QA Test Analyst
14 12 (3.67%) .NET Developer
14 12 (3.67%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (21.71%) .NET
2 37 (11.31%) HTML
3 36 (11.01%) RESTful
4 30 (9.17%) CSS
5 27 (8.26%) .NET Framework
6 25 (7.65%) .NET Core
6 25 (7.65%) SOAP
7 24 (7.34%) Web Services
8 19 (5.81%) REST
9 18 (5.50%) AngularJS
10 16 (4.89%) Kafka
11 15 (4.59%) ASP.NET
11 15 (4.59%) Spring
12 14 (4.28%) XML
13 13 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (3.98%) jQuery
13 13 (3.98%) JSON
13 13 (3.98%) Node.js
14 11 (3.36%) Hibernate
14 11 (3.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.48%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.89%) User Experience
4 12 (3.67%) Wiki
5 11 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.06%) Cyberattack
6 10 (3.06%) Mainframe
6 10 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.83%) Reinsurance
8 5 (1.53%) Blog
8 5 (1.53%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.92%) PKI
10 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.61%) iPad
11 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.07%) Linux
2 18 (5.50%) Windows
3 15 (4.59%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.98%) Android
5 10 (3.06%) CentOS
5 10 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.92%) Unix
7 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (29.66%) DevOps
3 70 (21.41%) Scrum
4 65 (19.88%) Software Engineering
5 62 (18.96%) TDD
6 53 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (15.29%) Unit Testing
8 47 (14.37%) Manual Testing
9 46 (14.07%) Microservices
10 45 (13.76%) BDD
11 43 (13.15%) SDLC
12 38 (11.62%) Non-Functional Testing
13 36 (11.01%) Mentoring
14 35 (10.70%) Waterfall
15 30 (9.17%) MVC
16 29 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (8.26%) Technical Leadership
18 26 (7.95%) Fintech
18 26 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (7.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (30.28%) Java
2 93 (28.44%) C#
3 82 (25.08%) JavaScript
4 70 (21.41%) Python
5 48 (14.68%) SQL
6 32 (9.79%) TypeScript
7 24 (7.34%) PHP
8 18 (5.50%) C++
9 14 (4.28%) C
10 11 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.14%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.53%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.53%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.22%) ES6
15 3 (0.92%) Java 8
15 3 (0.92%) Perl
16 2 (0.61%) ES7
16 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.54%) Degree
3 40 (12.23%) ISTQB
4 37 (11.31%) SC Cleared
5 27 (8.26%) HND
6 26 (7.95%) HNC
7 19 (5.81%) ISEB
8 18 (5.50%) DV Cleared
9 15 (4.59%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.92%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.61%) CCNA
13 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (28.75%) QA
2 5 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) NCSC
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) MISRA
System Software
1 42 (12.84%) Docker
2 8 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.83%) Firmware
4 5 (1.53%) NDS
4 5 (1.53%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 26 (7.95%) Kubernetes
2 17 (5.20%) Ansible
3 12 (3.67%) Terraform
4 8 (2.45%) Puppet
5 5 (1.53%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 4 (1.22%) MIIS
6 4 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 4 (1.22%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.61%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.81%) SAP
3 13 (3.98%) Dell
3 13 (3.98%) Intel
4 12 (3.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.06%) Cadence
5 10 (3.06%) VMware
6 9 (2.75%) Oracle
7 7 (2.14%) Google
8 5 (1.53%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.53%) ForgeRock
8 5 (1.53%) NetIQ
8 5 (1.53%) Novell
8 5 (1.53%) Pega
9 4 (1.22%) Apple
9 4 (1.22%) IBM
9 4 (1.22%) Okta
9 4 (1.22%) Ping Identity
9 4 (1.22%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.92%) Adobe