Test Automation Jobs in the South West

Automated Testing
England > South West

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 18 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
18 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 101 53 38
Rank change year-on-year -48 -15 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 253 399 603
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 2.80% 5.52% 7.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 5.84% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 163 210 373
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +3.59%
75th Percentile £73,886 £67,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £91,147 £75,000 £73,675
England median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +0.84%

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,644 6,832 7,495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 84.62% 94.59% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5,556 3,776 4,988
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,500 £30,915
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +7.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 18 April 2024.

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 18 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Bristol -25 106 £63,750 +6.25% 27
Devon +8 60 £54,211 +44.56% 14
Dorset +7 39 £52,500 +0.96% 5
Gloucestershire -53 31 £68,750 +25.00% 9
Wiltshire -18 13 £51,750 -23.33% 3
Somerset -22 3 £37,500 -25.00% 12
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.35%) Apache
1 11 (4.35%) Confluence
2 5 (1.98%) SAS
3 4 (1.58%) CMS
3 4 (1.58%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.79%) JBoss
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Exchange
4 2 (0.79%) Mule
4 2 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.81%) Azure
2 39 (15.42%) AWS
3 16 (6.32%) GCP
4 15 (5.93%) npm
5 14 (5.53%) GitHub
6 7 (2.77%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (2.37%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.98%) Entra ID
8 5 (1.98%) GitHub Actions
9 4 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (1.58%) Power Automate
10 3 (1.19%) Datadog
10 3 (1.19%) SaaS
11 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.79%) Serverless
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.40%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.25%) 5G
1 31 (12.25%) SD-WAN
1 31 (12.25%) WAN
2 7 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.37%) DNS
3 6 (2.37%) HTTP
3 6 (2.37%) Internet
3 6 (2.37%) SMTP
4 4 (1.58%) Network Security
5 2 (0.79%) Firewall
5 2 (0.79%) LAN
5 2 (0.79%) SAN
5 2 (0.79%) SSL
5 2 (0.79%) VPN
5 2 (0.79%) Wireless
6 1 (0.40%) Broadband
6 1 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.72%) NoSQL
2 16 (6.32%) MySQL
3 15 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.93%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.37%) Big Data
6 5 (1.98%) Power BI
6 5 (1.98%) Tableau
7 4 (1.58%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.40%) DocumentDB
10 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (16.21%) Selenium
2 38 (15.02%) Git
3 30 (11.86%) JIRA
4 26 (10.28%) Jenkins
5 22 (8.70%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.53%) LabVIEW
7 13 (5.14%) Storybook
8 12 (4.74%) Cypress.io
8 12 (4.74%) Maven
9 11 (4.35%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.56%) Subversion
11 8 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.77%) Postman
12 7 (2.77%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.37%) SonarQube
13 6 (2.37%) SpecFlow
13 6 (2.37%) WebDriver
14 5 (1.98%) JMeter
15 4 (1.58%) Moq
15 4 (1.58%) Zephyr
General
1 93 (36.76%) Finance
2 91 (35.97%) Social Skills
3 57 (22.53%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (13.04%) Presentation Skills
5 30 (11.86%) Banking
6 28 (11.07%) Electronics
7 21 (8.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 21 (8.30%) Retail
8 19 (7.51%) Law
9 14 (5.53%) Financial Institution
9 14 (5.53%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (5.14%) Public Sector
11 10 (3.95%) Aerospace
11 10 (3.95%) Influencing Skills
12 9 (3.56%) Investment Banking
12 9 (3.56%) Legal
13 8 (3.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.79%) Games
14 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (27.27%) Developer
2 43 (17.00%) Software Engineer
3 39 (15.42%) Senior
4 35 (13.83%) Lead
5 31 (12.25%) Software Developer
6 25 (9.88%) Test Engineer
7 14 (5.53%) Product Engineer
7 14 (5.53%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.53%) Senior Software Engineer
7 14 (5.53%) Verification Engineer
8 13 (5.14%) Python Engineer
8 13 (5.14%) QA Engineer
8 13 (5.14%) RF Engineer
9 11 (4.35%) Java Engineer
10 10 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.56%) Front-End Engineer (Client-Side Engineer)
11 9 (3.56%) Project Leader
11 9 (3.56%) Technical Leader
11 9 (3.56%) Technical Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.86%) .NET
2 27 (10.67%) Node.js
3 18 (7.11%) React
4 17 (6.72%) AngularJS
5 16 (6.32%) Spring
6 15 (5.93%) Gherkin
7 14 (5.53%) RESTful
8 13 (5.14%) CSS
8 13 (5.14%) HTML
8 13 (5.14%) Sass
8 13 (5.14%) Spring Boot
9 9 (3.56%) .NET Framework
9 9 (3.56%) REST
10 8 (3.16%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.16%) Kafka
10 8 (3.16%) pytest
11 7 (2.77%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.77%) jQuery
11 7 (2.77%) LAMP
11 7 (2.77%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.25%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (9.09%) GNSS
3 17 (6.72%) Product Ownership
4 14 (5.53%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.74%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.95%) Onboarding
7 9 (3.56%) FPGA
8 8 (3.16%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.77%) Animation
9 7 (2.77%) Video Editing
10 6 (2.37%) CUDA
10 6 (2.37%) MicroBlaze
10 6 (2.37%) Robotics
10 6 (2.37%) Tandem
10 6 (2.37%) VHDL
11 5 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.98%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.98%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.98%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (20.95%) Linux
2 44 (17.39%) Windows
3 24 (9.49%) Apple iOS
4 21 (8.30%) Unix
5 8 (3.16%) Android
5 8 (3.16%) Debian
5 8 (3.16%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (45.06%) Problem-Solving
2 110 (43.48%) Agile
3 70 (27.67%) Software Engineering
4 60 (23.72%) DevOps
5 54 (21.34%) B2B
6 52 (20.55%) Computer Science
7 51 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (20.16%) Scrum
8 48 (18.97%) CI/CD
9 43 (17.00%) Mentoring
10 37 (14.62%) Coaching
11 35 (13.83%) Containerisation
12 33 (13.04%) End-to-End Testing
13 32 (12.65%) Project Delivery
14 31 (12.25%) SDLC
14 31 (12.25%) Test Assurance
15 30 (11.86%) Software Testing
16 28 (11.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (11.07%) TDD
16 28 (11.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (34.39%) Java
2 74 (29.25%) Python
3 63 (24.90%) JavaScript
4 36 (14.23%) C#
5 35 (13.83%) SQL
6 27 (10.67%) C++
7 24 (9.49%) TypeScript
8 23 (9.09%) MATLAB
9 21 (8.30%) C
10 18 (7.11%) Bash
11 13 (5.14%) Kotlin
12 12 (4.74%) Go
12 12 (4.74%) PHP
13 11 (4.35%) Rust
14 9 (3.56%) Perl
15 8 (3.16%) Ruby
16 6 (2.37%) Tcl
16 6 (2.37%) VB
17 5 (1.98%) R
18 4 (1.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 100 (39.53%) Degree
2 14 (5.53%) HND
3 13 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.77%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.37%) ISEB
6 6 (2.37%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.79%) HNC
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.79%) OCP
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.40%) HP APS
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) MCSD
8 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (19.76%) QA
2 19 (7.51%) PMO
3 7 (2.77%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.19%) JTAG
6 1 (0.40%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) MISRA
System Software
1 31 (12.25%) Docker
2 12 (4.74%) Embedded Firmware
2 12 (4.74%) Firmware
3 7 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.58%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.35%) Ansible
2 11 (4.35%) Progress Chef
2 11 (4.35%) Terraform
3 7 (2.77%) Puppet
4 5 (1.98%) Argo
5 2 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.79%) Nagios
5 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.40%) Istio
Vendors
1 41 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.35%) Xamarin
3 8 (3.16%) Google
3 8 (3.16%) UiPath
4 7 (2.77%) Oracle
5 6 (2.37%) Altera
5 6 (2.37%) Green Hills
5 6 (2.37%) Motorola
5 6 (2.37%) Xilinx
6 5 (1.98%) Alteryx
6 5 (1.98%) Pega
7 3 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.19%) Automation Anywhere
7 3 (1.19%) Blue Prism
7 3 (1.19%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.79%) Apple
8 2 (0.79%) New Relic
8 2 (0.79%) Splunk
9 1 (0.40%) Veracode