Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 50 88
Rank change year-on-year +28 +38 -41
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 53 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 7.40% 2.89% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.48% 3.46% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 76 18 6
Swindon median annual salary £42,250 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.59% +41.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,998 £37,500
Wiltshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -6.67%

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 Swindon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swindon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 625 664 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 87.29% 83.52% 89.45%
Number of salaries quoted 507 531 838
Swindon median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,150 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £65,000 £62,500
Wiltshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Swindon

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Swindon.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Swindon

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Swindon over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 21 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Selenium
3 20 (37.74%) C#
4 19 (35.85%) HTML
5 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
5 18 (33.96%) QA
5 18 (33.96%) Software Testing
6 17 (32.08%) ISTQB
7 16 (30.19%) Manual Testing
8 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (28.30%) .NET
9 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
9 14 (26.42%) BDD
10 12 (22.64%) Degree
10 12 (22.64%) Java
11 11 (20.75%) SQL
11 11 (20.75%) CSS
11 11 (20.75%) SOAP
11 11 (20.75%) ISEB
11 11 (20.75%) Scrum
11 11 (20.75%) SoapUI
12 10 (18.87%) TDD
12 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
13 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (15.09%) JIRA
14 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
14 8 (15.09%) WebDriver
14 8 (15.09%) MVC
14 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
15 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Big Data
1 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Selenium
2 11 (20.75%) SoapUI
3 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
3 8 (15.09%) JIRA
3 8 (15.09%) WebDriver
4 6 (11.32%) JMeter
4 6 (11.32%) LoadRunner
4 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.66%) JUnit
6 3 (5.66%) Maven
6 3 (5.66%) Robot Framework
7 2 (3.77%) Ant
7 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.77%) Gradle
7 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.89%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.89%) Calabash
8 1 (1.89%) GitLab
8 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (11.32%) Marketing
2 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Analyst
2 14 (26.42%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Developer
4 8 (15.09%) QA Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) Team Leader
4 8 (15.09%) Test Team Leader
5 7 (13.21%) .NET Developer
5 7 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Tester
7 5 (9.43%) Test Leader
8 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Development Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Software Development Manager
10 2 (3.77%) SQL Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) HTML
2 15 (28.30%) .NET
3 11 (20.75%) CSS
3 11 (20.75%) SOAP
4 7 (13.21%) .NET Framework
5 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
5 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (9.43%) Node.js
6 5 (9.43%) XML
7 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.55%) Entity Framework
8 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.66%) jQuery
8 3 (5.66%) Web Services
8 3 (5.66%) XSLT
9 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.77%) REST
10 1 (1.89%) CSS3
10 1 (1.89%) HTML5
10 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) User Experience
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) Software Testing
3 16 (30.19%) Manual Testing
4 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (26.42%) BDD
5 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
6 11 (20.75%) Scrum
7 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
7 10 (18.87%) TDD
8 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (15.09%) MVC
9 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
10 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Front End Development
11 6 (11.32%) SDLC
11 6 (11.32%) Software Delivery
11 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
12 5 (9.43%) ITIL
12 5 (9.43%) Test Management
13 4 (7.55%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) C#
2 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.64%) Java
4 11 (20.75%) SQL
5 6 (11.32%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) Groovy
7 2 (3.77%) Jython
7 2 (3.77%) Ruby
7 2 (3.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) ISTQB
2 12 (22.64%) Degree
3 11 (20.75%) ISEB
4 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.55%) HNC
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.89%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) HP
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) CA
3 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.89%) Google