Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 32 77
Rank change year-on-year -7 +45 -48
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 87 112 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.50% 8.07% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 9.00% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 85 109 41
Southampton median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +8.53% -24.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £56,250
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 1,230 1,244 1,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 91.86% 89.69% 86.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,031 1,131 1,038
Southampton median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -9.41% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%

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 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (63.22%) C#
3 30 (34.48%) TDD
4 29 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 28 (32.18%) Java
5 28 (32.18%) .NET
6 27 (31.03%) Software Engineering
7 26 (29.89%) SQL
8 25 (28.74%) QA
8 25 (28.74%) BDD
9 24 (27.59%) Test Scripting
10 22 (25.29%) Selenium
11 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
12 19 (21.84%) Performance Testing
12 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (19.54%) Scrum
14 16 (18.39%) OO
14 16 (18.39%) Manual Testing
14 16 (18.39%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (16.09%) Windows
16 14 (16.09%) Regression Testing
17 12 (13.79%) OOP
17 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
17 12 (13.79%) Microservices
17 12 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
18 11 (12.64%) Exploratory Testing
18 11 (12.64%) HTML
19 10 (11.49%) ISEB
19 10 (11.49%) Unit Testing

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 2 (2.30%) CMS
1 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.05%) Azure Functions
3 7 (8.05%) Serverless
4 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.15%) GitHub
4 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.15%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) PaaS
4 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) DHCP
1 1 (1.15%) DNS
1 1 (1.15%) FTP
1 1 (1.15%) HTTP
1 1 (1.15%) IPsec
1 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (4.60%) Big Data
2 4 (4.60%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.30%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (25.29%) Selenium
2 9 (10.34%) WebDriver
3 8 (9.20%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.90%) SpecFlow
5 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.60%) JIRA
6 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.45%) Gradle
7 3 (3.45%) JUnit
7 3 (3.45%) Robot Framework
7 3 (3.45%) Spock
8 2 (2.30%) Ant
8 2 (2.30%) Grunt
8 2 (2.30%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.30%) Maven
8 2 (2.30%) Protractor
8 2 (2.30%) Subversion
9 1 (1.15%) NUnit
General
1 9 (10.34%) Retail
2 6 (6.90%) Automotive
2 6 (6.90%) Finance
3 5 (5.75%) Back Office
4 3 (3.45%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.30%) Advertising
5 2 (2.30%) Electronics
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Tester
2 19 (21.84%) Test Engineer
3 18 (20.69%) Analyst
4 17 (19.54%) Software Tester
5 10 (11.49%) Automation Tester
5 10 (11.49%) Test Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) QA Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Lead Tester
8 6 (6.90%) Software Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) Technical Leader
9 5 (5.75%) .NET Software Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.75%) Software QA Tester
9 5 (5.75%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.18%) .NET
2 11 (12.64%) HTML
3 10 (11.49%) Gherkin
3 10 (11.49%) HTML5
4 9 (10.34%) CSS
4 9 (10.34%) Spring
5 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.05%) CSS3
6 6 (6.90%) React
6 6 (6.90%) REST
7 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.45%) JPA
8 3 (3.45%) Node.js
8 3 (3.45%) Vue.js
9 2 (2.30%) Django
9 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.30%) Java EE
9 2 (2.30%) RESTful
9 2 (2.30%) SOAP
10 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.60%) Fintech
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) EPoS
6 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) TDD
3 29 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 27 (31.03%) Software Engineering
5 25 (28.74%) BDD
6 24 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 19 (21.84%) Performance Testing
8 17 (19.54%) Scrum
9 16 (18.39%) Manual Testing
9 16 (18.39%) OO
9 16 (18.39%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (16.09%) Regression Testing
12 12 (13.79%) Microservices
12 12 (13.79%) OOP
13 11 (12.64%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (11.49%) Test Planning
14 10 (11.49%) Unit Testing
15 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
15 9 (10.34%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.22%) C#
2 28 (32.18%) Java
3 26 (29.89%) SQL
4 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.20%) Python
6 7 (8.05%) T-SQL
7 6 (6.90%) PHP
7 6 (6.90%) Ruby
8 5 (5.75%) TypeScript
9 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.45%) Groovy
10 3 (3.45%) Korn
11 2 (2.30%) C++
11 2 (2.30%) Delphi
11 2 (2.30%) Go
11 2 (2.30%) Rust
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) ISEB
2 7 (8.05%) Degree
3 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.30%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (2.30%) CITP
6 2 (2.30%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.74%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.45%) Ansible
2 3 (3.45%) Terraform
3 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle
3 3 (3.45%) Borland
4 2 (2.30%) MKS
4 2 (2.30%) SAP
4 2 (2.30%) Sybase
5 1 (1.15%) F5
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto