Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 47 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 104 62 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.58% 5.04% 4.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.37% 5.62% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 105 58 74
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,950 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 1,411 1,104 1,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 89.30% 89.83% 82.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,270 1,008 1,193
Southampton median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,714 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.50% - +6.25%

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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 71 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (54.81%) C#
3 55 (52.88%) QA
3 55 (52.88%) Selenium
4 48 (46.15%) SQL
5 37 (35.58%) .NET
6 32 (30.77%) Manual Testing
7 30 (28.85%) Software Testing
8 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
9 28 (26.92%) JavaScript
9 28 (26.92%) Test Scripting
10 27 (25.96%) Retail
11 26 (25.00%) TDD
11 26 (25.00%) Scrum
11 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 26 (25.00%) Performance Testing
12 24 (23.08%) Windows
13 21 (20.19%) HTML
13 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
14 20 (19.23%) ISEB
14 20 (19.23%) Java
15 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET
15 19 (18.27%) Unit Testing
16 18 (17.31%) Test Planning
17 16 (15.38%) MVC
17 16 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
17 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (14.42%) SDLC
18 15 (14.42%) Regression 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 7 (6.73%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) SAS
2 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.96%) Apache
3 1 (0.96%) nginx
3 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.96%) GitHub
3 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.96%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.96%) DHCP
2 1 (0.96%) DNS
2 1 (0.96%) FTP
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) IPsec
2 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.96%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 55 (52.88%) Selenium
2 15 (14.42%) JIRA
3 13 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 12 (11.54%) Git (software)
5 11 (10.58%) SoapUI
6 9 (8.65%) Visual Studio
7 8 (7.69%) Appium
8 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.81%) Jasmine
8 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.81%) Mocha
8 5 (4.81%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.85%) JUnit
9 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.92%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.92%) Maven
10 2 (1.92%) NUnit
10 2 (1.92%) Protractor
10 2 (1.92%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 27 (25.96%) Retail
2 9 (8.65%) Back Office
3 7 (6.73%) Marketing
4 4 (3.85%) Finance
5 3 (2.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (31.73%) Analyst
2 30 (28.85%) Test Analyst
3 21 (20.19%) Developer
4 19 (18.27%) C# Developer
4 19 (18.27%) Tester
5 17 (16.35%) QA Engineer
6 16 (15.38%) QA Analyst
6 16 (15.38%) Software Tester
7 13 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
7 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
8 12 (11.54%) Software Analyst
8 12 (11.54%) Software Test Analyst
9 10 (9.62%) .NET Developer
9 10 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (9.62%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (9.62%) Software Developer
10 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (8.65%) Automation Tester
10 9 (8.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (8.65%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (35.58%) .NET
2 21 (20.19%) HTML
3 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET
4 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (11.54%) CSS
5 12 (11.54%) HTML5
5 12 (11.54%) REST
6 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
6 11 (10.58%) JSON
7 10 (9.62%) SOAP
7 10 (9.62%) WCF
7 10 (9.62%) WPF
8 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (8.65%) WinForms
9 5 (4.81%) Spring
10 4 (3.85%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.92%) CSS3
11 2 (1.92%) Spring Boot
11 2 (1.92%) Web Services
11 2 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) EPoS
2 9 (8.65%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.65%) N-Tier
3 8 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.85%) Replication
5 4 (3.85%) User Experience
6 3 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.08%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) Android
2 7 (6.73%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.88%) Linux
5 1 (0.96%) AIX
5 1 (0.96%) Debian
5 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 30 (28.85%) Software Testing
4 28 (26.92%) Test Scripting
5 26 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 26 (25.00%) Scrum
5 26 (25.00%) TDD
6 19 (18.27%) Unit Testing
7 18 (17.31%) Test Planning
8 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (15.38%) MVC
8 16 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 15 (14.42%) Regression Testing
9 15 (14.42%) SDLC
10 13 (12.50%) API Testing
11 12 (11.54%) OO
11 12 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (10.58%) BDD
12 11 (10.58%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (10.58%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 57 (54.81%) C#
2 48 (46.15%) SQL
3 28 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.23%) Java
5 10 (9.62%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.77%) C++
6 6 (5.77%) Python
7 4 (3.85%) Perl
8 3 (2.88%) PHP
9 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.92%) C
9 2 (1.92%) Java 8
10 1 (0.96%) Go
10 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.96%) Ruby
10 1 (0.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
2 20 (19.23%) ISEB
3 5 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.92%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.92%) CITP
4 2 (1.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.92%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (52.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Ansible
1 1 (0.96%) Galera Cluster
1 1 (0.96%) HAProxy
1 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
1 1 (0.96%) Salt
1 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle
2 2 (1.92%) Sybase
3 1 (0.96%) F5
3 1 (0.96%) Google
3 1 (0.96%) HP
3 1 (0.96%) Palo Alto