Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 36 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 724 735 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.20% 7.16% 7.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.81% 7.85% 7.84%
Number of salaries quoted 604 654 633
South West median annual salary £43,250 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,790 £27,982
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +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 9,269 9,367 9,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.14% 91.22% 90.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,424 7,718 8,284
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 0 286 £48,000 +6.67% 77
Somerset +7 127 £42,028 +5.07% 41
Gloucestershire +21 117 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Wiltshire -4 99 £40,750 -9.44% 13
Devon +4 49 £40,000 +3.90% 17
Dorset +7 34 £32,500 - 12
Cornwall +1 2 £27,500 -42.71% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 467 (64.50%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (41.44%) C#
3 272 (37.57%) Selenium
4 253 (34.94%) Java
5 209 (28.87%) .NET
6 208 (28.73%) JavaScript
7 195 (26.93%) Continuous Integration
8 194 (26.80%) QA
9 169 (23.34%) SQL
10 165 (22.79%) Scrum
11 138 (19.06%) Python
12 137 (18.92%) Software Engineering
13 130 (17.96%) HTML
14 121 (16.71%) Linux
15 116 (16.02%) Security Cleared
16 109 (15.06%) Finance
17 106 (14.64%) Cucumber
18 105 (14.50%) Software Testing
19 104 (14.36%) BDD
20 101 (13.95%) TDD
21 93 (12.85%) Microsoft
21 93 (12.85%) Windows
22 91 (12.57%) CSS
23 85 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
23 85 (11.74%) Git (software)
23 85 (11.74%) REST
24 82 (11.33%) Test Strategy
25 81 (11.19%) Continuous Delivery
26 79 (10.91%) Manual Testing
26 79 (10.91%) ASP.NET

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 26 (3.59%) Apache
2 15 (2.07%) CMS
3 13 (1.80%) Apache Pig
3 13 (1.80%) Confluence
4 11 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.69%) Drupal
6 5 (0.69%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.41%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.28%) nginx
8 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) WordPress
9 1 (0.14%) IIS
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (2.90%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 85 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (1.66%) SaaS
4 9 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.10%) Slack
6 6 (0.83%) GitHub
6 6 (0.83%) npm
6 6 (0.83%) Serverless
7 5 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.69%) Office 365
8 4 (0.55%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.55%) NuGet
9 2 (0.28%) Runscope
9 2 (0.28%) Yarn
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.60%) HTTP
2 26 (3.59%) SSL
2 26 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.80%) Firewall
4 10 (1.38%) HTTPS
5 9 (1.24%) Internet
6 8 (1.10%) DNS
7 7 (0.97%) SNMP
8 5 (0.69%) Wireless
9 4 (0.55%) Modbus
9 4 (0.55%) Network Security
9 4 (0.55%) PPP
9 4 (0.55%) Profibus
9 4 (0.55%) RS-232
9 4 (0.55%) RS-422
9 4 (0.55%) RS-485
9 4 (0.55%) SMTP
10 3 (0.41%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.41%) IPsec
10 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 60 (8.29%) Big Data
3 47 (6.49%) MySQL
4 38 (5.25%) Hadoop
5 28 (3.87%) Geospatial Data
6 21 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.35%) Apache Hive
8 16 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.93%) GIS
10 13 (1.80%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.83%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.83%) Spatial Data
14 5 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.69%) Power BI
14 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 272 (37.57%) Selenium
2 106 (14.64%) Cucumber
3 85 (11.74%) Git (software)
4 71 (9.81%) JIRA
5 65 (8.98%) Jenkins
6 60 (8.29%) WebDriver
7 57 (7.87%) JUnit
8 52 (7.18%) Protractor
8 52 (7.18%) SpecFlow
9 50 (6.91%) SoapUI
9 50 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 40 (5.52%) Visual Studio
12 39 (5.39%) Jasmine
13 33 (4.56%) TestNG
14 31 (4.28%) Bitbucket
15 30 (4.14%) JMeter
16 29 (4.01%) Maven
17 25 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
18 22 (3.04%) git-flow
General
1 109 (15.06%) Finance
2 49 (6.77%) Electronics
3 43 (5.94%) Manufacturing
4 35 (4.83%) Marketing
5 34 (4.70%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.87%) Games
7 27 (3.73%) Retail
8 10 (1.38%) Law
9 5 (0.69%) Banking
10 4 (0.55%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.28%) Avionics
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 164 (22.65%) Analyst
2 155 (21.41%) Test Analyst
3 152 (20.99%) Developer
4 116 (16.02%) Test Engineer
5 102 (14.09%) Tester
6 71 (9.81%) Test Automation Engineer
7 63 (8.70%) Software Developer
8 55 (7.60%) Automation Tester
9 51 (7.04%) Software Engineer
10 44 (6.08%) .NET Developer
11 35 (4.83%) Software Analyst
12 32 (4.42%) Automation Test Analyst
13 31 (4.28%) C# Developer
13 31 (4.28%) Senior Test Engineer
14 30 (4.14%) QA Engineer
15 29 (4.01%) Software Test Analyst
16 28 (3.87%) Developer in Test
17 27 (3.73%) Test Leader
18 26 (3.59%) Software Tester
19 25 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (28.87%) .NET
2 130 (17.96%) HTML
3 91 (12.57%) CSS
4 85 (11.74%) REST
5 79 (10.91%) ASP.NET
6 63 (8.70%) SOAP
7 58 (8.01%) Web Services
8 48 (6.63%) .NET Framework
9 45 (6.22%) XML
10 39 (5.39%) LAMP
11 37 (5.11%) Node.js
12 33 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (4.56%) jQuery
12 33 (4.56%) JSON
13 30 (4.14%) RESTful
14 27 (3.73%) AngularJS
15 26 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (3.45%) Gherkin
17 21 (2.90%) Java EE
18 20 (2.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 31 (4.28%) Algorithms
4 25 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.21%) Fintech
5 16 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.21%) User Experience
6 11 (1.52%) iPhone
7 10 (1.38%) Cybercrime
8 9 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.97%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
13 4 (0.55%) CAN bus
13 4 (0.55%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.55%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 121 (16.71%) Linux
2 93 (12.85%) Windows
3 56 (7.73%) Android
4 38 (5.25%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.62%) Unix
6 15 (2.07%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.52%) Windows Phone
8 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.83%) Debian
9 6 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.83%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.69%) CentOS
10 5 (0.69%) Fedora
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (64.50%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (26.93%) Continuous Integration
3 165 (22.79%) Scrum
4 137 (18.92%) Software Engineering
5 105 (14.50%) Software Testing
6 104 (14.36%) BDD
7 101 (13.95%) TDD
8 82 (11.33%) Test Strategy
9 81 (11.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 79 (10.91%) Manual Testing
11 78 (10.77%) MVC
11 78 (10.77%) SDLC
12 73 (10.08%) DevOps
13 64 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (8.84%) Test Scripting
14 62 (8.56%) Mentoring
15 48 (6.63%) User Stories
16 47 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
16 47 (6.49%) Open Source
17 45 (6.22%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 300 (41.44%) C#
2 253 (34.94%) Java
3 208 (28.73%) JavaScript
4 169 (23.34%) SQL
5 138 (19.06%) Python
6 79 (10.91%) C++
7 54 (7.46%) C
8 48 (6.63%) Bash Shell
9 42 (5.80%) Ruby
10 41 (5.66%) PHP
11 39 (5.39%) PowerShell
12 31 (4.28%) Objective-C
13 20 (2.76%) Scala
14 17 (2.35%) Perl
14 17 (2.35%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.38%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.10%) VBScript
18 7 (0.97%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 116 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 77 (10.64%) ISTQB
3 70 (9.67%) Degree
4 65 (8.98%) ISEB
5 64 (8.84%) DV Cleared
6 47 (6.49%) SC Cleared
7 23 (3.18%) MCSE
7 23 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (2.49%) CCNA
8 18 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.49%) CISSP
8 18 (2.49%) CompTIA Security+
8 18 (2.49%) GIAC
8 18 (2.49%) Linux+ Certification
8 18 (2.49%) Network+ Certification
8 18 (2.49%) SANS
8 18 (2.49%) SSCP
9 17 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (26.80%) QA
2 5 (0.69%) WCAG
3 3 (0.41%) GDPR
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (7.73%) Docker
2 17 (2.35%) vSphere
3 12 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.24%) Xen
5 7 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.69%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.28%) Firmware
8 2 (0.28%) KVM
8 2 (0.28%) NFS
8 2 (0.28%) Samba
8 2 (0.28%) XenApp
8 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (3.87%) Puppet
2 16 (2.21%) Ansible
2 16 (2.21%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.07%) Salt
4 10 (1.38%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.10%) Terraform
6 7 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.83%) Nagios
7 6 (0.83%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.69%) OpenNMS
8 5 (0.69%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.69%) WMI
9 4 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
10 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.28%) Ganeti
11 2 (0.28%) Marathon
11 2 (0.28%) Mesos
12 1 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 93 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.28%) SAP
3 26 (3.59%) Atlassian
4 22 (3.04%) Oracle
5 15 (2.07%) VMware
6 13 (1.80%) HP
7 12 (1.66%) Cisco
8 11 (1.52%) Google
8 11 (1.52%) Xamarin
9 10 (1.38%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.69%) Cadence
10 5 (0.69%) Cloudera
10 5 (0.69%) EMC
10 5 (0.69%) Hortonworks
10 5 (0.69%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.69%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.55%) CA
11 4 (0.55%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.55%) Splunk
11 4 (0.55%) Twitter