The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 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
Test Automation
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 66 78 72
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.81% 0.75% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.93% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 17
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +69.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Southampton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Southampton

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Southampton

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

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Microservices
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) RESTful
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Spring Boot
4 4 (33.33%) API Development
4 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 4 (33.33%) Node.js
4 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) Kanban
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) Windows

Test Automation
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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (8.33%) WATIR
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Angular Developer
3 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior UI Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Node.js
1 4 (33.33%) RESTful
1 4 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) DevOps
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) API Development
3 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Kanban
3 4 (33.33%) Microservices
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) ATG
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Telerik