Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 75 29
Rank change year-on-year +47 -46 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 122 42 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 8.47% 3.11% 8.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.79% 3.65% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 117 41 115
Southampton median annual salary £35,000 £32,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.53% -24.12% -10.53%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £56,250 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £39,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.06% - -

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1246 1151 1147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.47% 85.13% 84.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1028 1028
Southampton median annual salary £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +2.41%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 86 (70.49%) C#
2 74 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (51.64%) SQL Server
4 61 (50.00%) Retail
5 59 (48.36%) .NET
6 51 (41.80%) Selenium
7 47 (38.52%) Microsoft
8 46 (37.70%) SQL
9 36 (29.51%) OO
10 35 (28.69%) OOP
10 35 (28.69%) Scrum
11 33 (27.05%) .NET Framework
12 32 (26.23%) Test Scripting
13 30 (24.59%) QA
13 30 (24.59%) TDD
13 30 (24.59%) Back Office
14 29 (23.77%) Use Case
14 29 (23.77%) BDD
15 28 (22.95%) JavaScript
16 27 (22.13%) Unit Testing
17 26 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (20.49%) Performance Testing
19 24 (19.67%) Windows
19 24 (19.67%) ASP.NET
19 24 (19.67%) Regression Testing
20 23 (18.85%) CSS
20 23 (18.85%) HTML
20 23 (18.85%) Software Testing
21 22 (18.03%) WPF
22 21 (17.21%) MVC

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 (0.82%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (51.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (41.80%) Selenium
2 21 (17.21%) Visual Studio
3 18 (14.75%) SoapUI
4 15 (12.30%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.20%) JUnit
6 7 (5.74%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.10%) JIRA
8 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.64%) Capybara
9 2 (1.64%) RSpec
10 1 (0.82%) Appium
10 1 (0.82%) Calabash
10 1 (0.82%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.82%) Protractor
10 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.82%) VectorCAST
10 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (50.00%) Retail
2 30 (24.59%) Back Office
3 1 (0.82%) Finance
3 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Developer
2 34 (27.87%) Test Engineer
3 27 (22.13%) .NET Developer
4 26 (21.31%) C# Developer
4 26 (21.31%) Software Developer
5 25 (20.49%) .NET Software Developer
6 22 (18.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (18.03%) Software Test Engineer
7 21 (17.21%) Software Engineer
8 20 (16.39%) C# Software Developer
9 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (13.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (13.11%) Junior
11 15 (12.30%) QA Engineer
12 14 (11.48%) SQL Developer
13 13 (10.66%) Analyst
13 13 (10.66%) Tester
14 12 (9.84%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (9.84%) Test Analyst
15 11 (9.02%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (48.36%) .NET
2 33 (27.05%) .NET Framework
3 24 (19.67%) ASP.NET
4 23 (18.85%) CSS
4 23 (18.85%) HTML
5 22 (18.03%) WPF
6 21 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (8.20%) React Native
7 10 (8.20%) REST
8 9 (7.38%) Ember.js
9 6 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) N-Tier
2 14 (11.48%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.82%) EPoS
5 1 (0.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.67%) Windows
2 12 (9.84%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.64%) Android
3 2 (1.64%) Linux
4 1 (0.82%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.51%) OO
3 35 (28.69%) OOP
3 35 (28.69%) Scrum
4 32 (26.23%) Test Scripting
5 30 (24.59%) TDD
6 29 (23.77%) BDD
6 29 (23.77%) Use Case
7 27 (22.13%) Unit Testing
8 26 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (20.49%) Performance Testing
10 24 (19.67%) Regression Testing
11 23 (18.85%) Software Testing
12 21 (17.21%) MVC
13 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
14 19 (15.57%) Exploratory Testing
15 17 (13.93%) SDLC
16 16 (13.11%) Web Development
17 14 (11.48%) Manual Testing
18 10 (8.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 86 (70.49%) C#
2 46 (37.70%) SQL
3 28 (22.95%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.57%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.20%) Java
6 3 (2.46%) PHP
6 3 (2.46%) Python
6 3 (2.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) ISEB
2 11 (9.02%) Degree
3 10 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (24.59%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 47 (38.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle