Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 45 70
Rank change year-on-year +5 +25 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 88 60 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.43% 5.36% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 5.91% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 87 54 64
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £29,600 £26,975 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -3.75%

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 1,245 1,016 1,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 90.94% 90.71% 84.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 924 1,220
Southampton median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,038 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 51 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (52.27%) C#
3 40 (45.45%) QA
4 39 (44.32%) Selenium
5 36 (40.91%) SQL
6 28 (31.82%) Java
6 28 (31.82%) .NET
6 28 (31.82%) Manual Testing
7 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
8 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 20 (22.73%) TDD
9 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
10 17 (19.32%) ISTQB
11 16 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 16 (18.18%) OO
12 15 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (15.91%) HTML5
13 14 (15.91%) HTML
13 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
14 13 (14.77%) Scrum
14 13 (14.77%) OOD
14 13 (14.77%) Windows
15 12 (13.64%) ISEB
15 12 (13.64%) Retail
15 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
15 12 (13.64%) REST
15 12 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (12.50%) Test Planning
17 10 (11.36%) ASP.NET

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 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.14%) Apache
2 1 (1.14%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) nginx
2 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.14%) GitHub
3 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.14%) IaaS
3 1 (1.14%) PaaS
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) DHCP
1 1 (1.14%) DNS
1 1 (1.14%) FTP
1 1 (1.14%) HTTP
1 1 (1.14%) IPsec
1 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (44.32%) Selenium
2 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.23%) WebDriver
4 8 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 6 (6.82%) SpecFlow
6 5 (5.68%) JIRA
6 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.41%) NUnit
7 3 (3.41%) Protractor
7 3 (3.41%) Subversion
8 2 (2.27%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.14%) Appium
9 1 (1.14%) Grunt
9 1 (1.14%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.14%) JMeter
9 1 (1.14%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.14%) Spock
General
1 12 (13.64%) Retail
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Automotive
3 4 (4.55%) Back Office
4 3 (3.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (32.95%) Analyst
2 24 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 21 (23.86%) Tester
4 19 (21.59%) Software Tester
5 17 (19.32%) Test Engineer
6 14 (15.91%) Automation Tester
7 12 (13.64%) Software Analyst
8 11 (12.50%) Developer
9 9 (10.23%) QA Analyst
9 9 (10.23%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (10.23%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (7.95%) C# Developer
11 6 (6.82%) QA Engineer
11 6 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (6.82%) Technical Leader
11 6 (6.82%) Technical Test Analyst
12 5 (5.68%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
13 4 (4.55%) Lead Tester
13 4 (4.55%) Senior Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.82%) .NET
2 14 (15.91%) HTML
2 14 (15.91%) HTML5
3 12 (13.64%) REST
4 10 (11.36%) ASP.NET
5 9 (10.23%) .NET Framework
5 9 (10.23%) Spring
6 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (9.09%) JSON
7 7 (7.95%) SOAP
7 7 (7.95%) WCF
7 7 (7.95%) WinForms
7 7 (7.95%) WPF
8 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (6.82%) CSS
8 6 (6.82%) CSS3
9 5 (5.68%) Gherkin
9 5 (5.68%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.41%) Java EE
11 2 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (7.95%) EPoS
3 6 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.82%) Replication
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Fintech
6 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Debian
4 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Manual Testing
3 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
4 20 (22.73%) TDD
5 16 (18.18%) OO
5 16 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 15 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
8 13 (14.77%) OOD
8 13 (14.77%) Scrum
9 12 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (12.50%) Test Planning
11 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (10.23%) BDD
12 9 (10.23%) Regression Testing
13 8 (9.09%) Configuration Management
14 7 (7.95%) MVC
14 7 (7.95%) MVVM
14 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
14 7 (7.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (52.27%) C#
2 36 (40.91%) SQL
3 28 (31.82%) Java
4 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) Python
6 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.55%) C++
7 4 (4.55%) Perl
8 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.27%) Delphi
8 2 (2.27%) Java 8
8 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.14%) Go
9 1 (1.14%) Groovy
9 1 (1.14%) PHP
9 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) ISTQB
2 12 (13.64%) ISEB
3 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 3 (3.41%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (3.41%) CITP
4 3 (3.41%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (45.45%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.14%) Ansible
2 1 (1.14%) Galera Cluster
2 1 (1.14%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) Salt
2 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle
3 3 (3.41%) Sybase
4 2 (2.27%) MKS
5 1 (1.14%) F5
5 1 (1.14%) Google
5 1 (1.14%) HP
5 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto