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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 48 45
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 32 34 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.67% 4.70% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 5.78% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 39
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £52,000 £44,000
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 500 588 651
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.65% 81.22% 83.57%
Number of salaries quoted 460 560 525
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 49 (73.13%) C#
2 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (52.24%) Selenium
4 34 (50.75%) Microsoft
5 31 (46.27%) Scrum
6 29 (43.28%) Software Testing
7 28 (41.79%) Test Scripting
8 24 (35.82%) ISEB
9 23 (34.33%) OOP
9 23 (34.33%) Windows
10 22 (32.84%) SQL
11 21 (31.34%) TDD
11 21 (31.34%) Retail
11 21 (31.34%) Regression Testing
12 18 (26.87%) T-SQL
12 18 (26.87%) BDD
13 17 (25.37%) SoapUI
13 17 (25.37%) Performance Testing
13 17 (25.37%) Back Office
14 16 (23.88%) .NET
14 16 (23.88%) OO
14 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (23.88%) SDLC
15 15 (22.39%) Test Planning
16 14 (20.90%) Exploratory Testing
16 14 (20.90%) .NET Framework
16 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
16 14 (20.90%) Java
17 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
17 13 (19.40%) QA

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 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP CAR
1 2 (2.99%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (52.24%) Selenium
2 17 (25.37%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.45%) JIRA
4 6 (8.96%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (5.97%) Codeception
5 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.97%) PHPUnit
6 2 (2.99%) JMeter
6 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.49%) Grunt
7 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.49%) Mocha
7 1 (1.49%) Moq
7 1 (1.49%) NUnit
7 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.49%) webpack
General
1 21 (31.34%) Retail
2 17 (25.37%) Back Office
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Test Engineer
2 24 (35.82%) Software Test Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Developer
4 10 (14.93%) C# Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Tester
5 7 (10.45%) QA Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Graduate
8 4 (5.97%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Graduate Test Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Junior
9 3 (4.48%) Software QA Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) .NET
2 14 (20.90%) .NET Framework
3 6 (8.96%) Ember.js
3 6 (8.96%) WPF
4 3 (4.48%) Node.js
4 3 (4.48%) RESTful
4 3 (4.48%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.49%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.49%) Chai
6 1 (1.49%) CSS3
6 1 (1.49%) GreenSock GSAP
6 1 (1.49%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (1.49%) LESS
6 1 (1.49%) Pug
6 1 (1.49%) React
6 1 (1.49%) Sass
6 1 (1.49%) Twig
6 1 (1.49%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Animation
4 1 (1.49%) EPoS
4 1 (1.49%) Fintech
4 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) Scrum
3 29 (43.28%) Software Testing
4 28 (41.79%) Test Scripting
5 23 (34.33%) OOP
6 21 (31.34%) Regression Testing
6 21 (31.34%) TDD
7 18 (26.87%) BDD
8 17 (25.37%) Performance Testing
9 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (23.88%) OO
9 16 (23.88%) SDLC
10 15 (22.39%) Test Planning
11 14 (20.90%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
13 10 (14.93%) Use Case
14 9 (13.43%) Manual Testing
15 8 (11.94%) Web Testing
16 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
17 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (73.13%) C#
2 22 (32.84%) SQL
3 18 (26.87%) T-SQL
4 14 (20.90%) Java
5 4 (5.97%) PHP
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby
6 2 (2.99%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.99%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 24 (35.82%) ISEB
2 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.45%) Degree
4 5 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 2 (2.99%) ATG
3 2 (2.99%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.49%) Borland
4 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
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