Period
to 17 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 77 29
Rank change year-on-year +45 -48 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 112 42 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 8.08% 3.13% 8.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.31% 3.67% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 109 41 113
Southampton median annual salary £35,000 £32,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.53% -24.12% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £56,250 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 1203 1144 1170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.80% 85.25% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1098 1028 1040
Southampton median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.41% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,425 £25,000 £24,950
90th Percentile £60,375 £60,000 £62,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +1.19%

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 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 81 (72.32%) C#
2 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (51.79%) SQL Server
4 57 (50.89%) Retail
5 54 (48.21%) .NET
6 47 (41.96%) Selenium
7 46 (41.07%) Microsoft
8 44 (39.29%) SQL
9 35 (31.25%) OO
10 34 (30.36%) OOP
11 32 (28.57%) Scrum
11 32 (28.57%) Test Scripting
11 32 (28.57%) .NET Framework
12 29 (25.89%) Back Office
13 28 (25.00%) Use Case
14 27 (24.11%) BDD
14 27 (24.11%) TDD
15 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
15 25 (22.32%) QA
15 25 (22.32%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (21.43%) Performance Testing
16 24 (21.43%) Windows
17 23 (20.54%) Regression Testing
17 23 (20.54%) Unit Testing
18 22 (19.64%) Software Testing
19 21 (18.75%) ISEB
19 21 (18.75%) ASP.NET
19 21 (18.75%) WPF
20 20 (17.86%) CSS
20 20 (17.86%) HTML

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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.89%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (41.96%) Selenium
2 18 (16.07%) SoapUI
2 18 (16.07%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.14%) JUnit
5 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.68%) JIRA
7 2 (1.79%) Capybara
7 2 (1.79%) RSpec
8 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.89%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 57 (50.89%) Retail
2 29 (25.89%) Back Office
3 1 (0.89%) Finance
3 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (29.46%) Developer
2 32 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 24 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 23 (20.54%) C# Developer
4 23 (20.54%) Software Developer
5 22 (19.64%) .NET Software Developer
5 22 (19.64%) Software Test Engineer
6 20 (17.86%) Software Engineer
7 19 (16.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (15.18%) C# Software Developer
9 14 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (12.50%) Junior
10 13 (11.61%) QA Engineer
10 13 (11.61%) SQL Developer
11 12 (10.71%) Analyst
12 11 (9.82%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (9.82%) Test Analyst
12 11 (9.82%) Tester
13 9 (8.04%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (48.21%) .NET
2 32 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 21 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 21 (18.75%) WPF
4 20 (17.86%) CSS
4 20 (17.86%) HTML
5 18 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (8.04%) Ember.js
7 8 (7.14%) React Native
7 8 (7.14%) REST
8 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) N-Tier
2 10 (8.93%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) EPoS
5 1 (0.89%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.43%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.79%) Linux
4 1 (0.89%) Android
4 1 (0.89%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.25%) OO
3 34 (30.36%) OOP
4 32 (28.57%) Scrum
4 32 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 28 (25.00%) Use Case
6 27 (24.11%) BDD
6 27 (24.11%) TDD
7 25 (22.32%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (21.43%) Performance Testing
9 23 (20.54%) Regression Testing
9 23 (20.54%) Unit Testing
10 22 (19.64%) Software Testing
11 19 (16.96%) Exploratory Testing
11 19 (16.96%) Software Engineering
12 18 (16.07%) MVC
13 17 (15.18%) SDLC
14 14 (12.50%) Web Development
15 11 (9.82%) Manual Testing
16 8 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (72.32%) C#
2 44 (39.29%) SQL
3 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.96%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.14%) Java
6 3 (2.68%) PHP
6 3 (2.68%) Python
6 3 (2.68%) Ruby
7 1 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (18.75%) ISEB
2 9 (8.04%) Degree
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.32%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 46 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle