Period
to 22 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 63 29
Rank change year-on-year +34 -34 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 152 44 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 8.23% 3.52% 7.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.55% 4.03% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 151 44 108
Southampton median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £24,500 £28,825 £27,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £55,000 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +13.33%

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 1,591 1,093 1,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.19% 87.44% 83.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,437 949 1,128
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +6.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 105 (69.08%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (61.84%) C#
3 75 (49.34%) Selenium
4 70 (46.05%) .NET
5 64 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 62 (40.79%) Retail
7 61 (40.13%) SQL
8 58 (38.16%) QA
9 46 (30.26%) JavaScript
10 45 (29.61%) Microsoft
11 44 (28.95%) Unit Testing
12 42 (27.63%) Test Scripting
13 41 (26.97%) Scrum
14 37 (24.34%) ASP.NET
15 36 (23.68%) HTML
15 36 (23.68%) TDD
16 34 (22.37%) Manual Testing
17 33 (21.71%) Software Testing
17 33 (21.71%) CSS
18 32 (21.05%) Performance Testing
19 31 (20.39%) MVC
19 31 (20.39%) ASP.NET MVC
20 30 (19.74%) N-Tier
20 30 (19.74%) Visual Studio
21 27 (17.76%) BDD
21 27 (17.76%) Regression Testing
21 27 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
22 26 (17.11%) Windows
23 25 (16.45%) OO
23 25 (16.45%) WebDriver

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 8 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (1.32%) SAS
3 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.89%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.32%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.29%) MySQL
3 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 75 (49.34%) Selenium
2 30 (19.74%) Visual Studio
3 25 (16.45%) WebDriver
4 18 (11.84%) JIRA
5 16 (10.53%) JUnit
5 16 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 9 (5.92%) Appium
6 9 (5.92%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.29%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.29%) Mocha
8 3 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.32%) Capybara
9 2 (1.32%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.32%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.32%) Maven
9 2 (1.32%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.32%) RSpec
9 2 (1.32%) TestNG
10 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 62 (40.79%) Retail
2 20 (13.16%) Back Office
3 8 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Finance
4 1 (0.66%) Games
4 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (27.63%) Developer
2 33 (21.71%) .NET Developer
3 32 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 32 (21.05%) Software Developer
4 31 (20.39%) Analyst
4 31 (20.39%) Test Engineer
5 30 (19.74%) .NET Software Developer
6 29 (19.08%) QA Engineer
7 28 (18.42%) C# .NET Developer
7 28 (18.42%) Test Analyst
8 26 (17.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (17.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (17.11%) C# Software Developer
9 20 (13.16%) Junior
10 19 (12.50%) Tester
11 18 (11.84%) QA Analyst
12 17 (11.18%) JavaScript Developer
12 17 (11.18%) Software Test Engineer
13 16 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
14 15 (9.87%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (46.05%) .NET
2 37 (24.34%) ASP.NET
3 36 (23.68%) HTML
4 33 (21.71%) CSS
5 31 (20.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (15.79%) .NET Framework
7 16 (10.53%) REST
8 14 (9.21%) WPF
9 12 (7.89%) React Native
10 8 (5.26%) Ember.js
11 6 (3.95%) AngularJS
11 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (3.29%) SOAP
13 4 (2.63%) HTML5
13 4 (2.63%) JSON
13 4 (2.63%) WCF
14 3 (1.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.74%) N-Tier
2 22 (14.47%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.95%) EPoS
5 4 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.11%) Windows
2 21 (13.82%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.92%) Android
4 4 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (0.66%) AIX
5 1 (0.66%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (69.08%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.95%) Unit Testing
3 42 (27.63%) Test Scripting
4 41 (26.97%) Scrum
5 36 (23.68%) TDD
6 34 (22.37%) Manual Testing
7 33 (21.71%) Software Testing
8 32 (21.05%) Performance Testing
9 31 (20.39%) MVC
10 27 (17.76%) BDD
10 27 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (17.76%) Regression Testing
11 25 (16.45%) OO
12 23 (15.13%) SDLC
13 22 (14.47%) OOP
14 21 (13.82%) Use Case
14 21 (13.82%) Web Development
15 17 (11.18%) Acceptance Criteria
15 17 (11.18%) Exploratory Testing
16 16 (10.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 94 (61.84%) C#
2 61 (40.13%) SQL
3 46 (30.26%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.18%) T-SQL
5 16 (10.53%) Java
6 5 (3.29%) PHP
7 4 (2.63%) Ruby
8 3 (1.97%) C++
8 3 (1.97%) Python
9 2 (1.32%) C
10 1 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (15.13%) ISEB
2 14 (9.21%) Degree
3 12 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (38.16%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.66%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 45 (29.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle
3 1 (0.66%) HP