The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 60 74 83
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 11 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.78% 1.25% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.54% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 7
Median salary £40,000 £31,250 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% -5.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,700 £37,100
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 548 648 810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.53% 81.10% 85.62%
Number of salaries quoted 503 614 623
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Southampton

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Southampton.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Southampton

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Southampton over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Southampton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) OOP
3 7 (53.85%) OO
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Use Case
6 4 (30.77%) QA
7 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 3 (23.08%) Ember.js
8 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
8 2 (15.38%) ATDD
8 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 2 (15.38%) JIRA
8 2 (15.38%) Ruby
8 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Web Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) Moq
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Protractor
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.69%) TestRail
4 1 (7.69%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Quality Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Delphi Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Junior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
2 3 (23.08%) Ember.js
3 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) OOP
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) OO
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) ATDD
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Delphi
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Borland
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin