Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 38 63
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 48 49 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 6.03% 5.88% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 6.64% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 58 59 28
Swindon median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% -10.11%
10th Percentile £32,125 £27,350 £31,775
90th Percentile £62,188 £47,750 £51,625
Wiltshire median annual salary £45,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +34.33% -10.67% -6.25%

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 693 738 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 87.06% 88.60% 89.06%
Number of salaries quoted 633 633 872
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,525 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £68,175
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.50%

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 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) QA
3 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 20 (41.67%) .NET
4 19 (39.58%) C#
4 19 (39.58%) HTML
4 19 (39.58%) Java
5 18 (37.50%) CSS
5 18 (37.50%) Selenium
6 17 (35.42%) BDD
7 15 (31.25%) SDLC
8 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
9 12 (25.00%) SQL
10 11 (22.92%) Web Services
10 11 (22.92%) Scrum
10 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
11 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
11 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
12 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
12 9 (18.75%) JIRA
12 9 (18.75%) MVC
12 9 (18.75%) SOAP
12 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
13 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
13 8 (16.67%) Finance
13 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
13 8 (16.67%) Maven
13 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) GitHub
2 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
1 3 (6.25%) SMS
2 2 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.08%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.25%) Cloud Spanner
2 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.25%) NewSQL
2 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Selenium
2 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
4 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
5 9 (18.75%) JIRA
6 8 (16.67%) Maven
7 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
8 6 (12.50%) Gradle
8 6 (12.50%) JUnit
9 5 (10.42%) GitLab
9 5 (10.42%) HP UFT
10 3 (6.25%) Ant
10 3 (6.25%) Bitbucket
10 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
10 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
11 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
11 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
12 1 (2.08%) Android Studio
12 1 (2.08%) Calabash
12 1 (2.08%) fastlane
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
3 3 (6.25%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Tester
2 13 (27.08%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Development Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) .NET
2 19 (39.58%) HTML
3 18 (37.50%) CSS
4 11 (22.92%) Web Services
5 9 (18.75%) SOAP
6 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
7 7 (14.58%) REST
8 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 6 (12.50%) Entity Framework
8 6 (12.50%) XML
9 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (8.33%) jQuery
11 3 (6.25%) CSS3
11 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
11 3 (6.25%) HATEOAS
11 3 (6.25%) HTML5
11 3 (6.25%) React
11 3 (6.25%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.25%) FMCG
2 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) BDD
3 15 (31.25%) SDLC
4 11 (22.92%) Scrum
5 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 9 (18.75%) MVC
7 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.58%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (14.58%) API Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (12.50%) Agile Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (12.50%) TDD
10 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 19 (39.58%) C#
2 19 (39.58%) Java
3 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.42%) C++
5 4 (8.33%) Python
6 3 (6.25%) Groovy
6 3 (6.25%) Jython
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
6 3 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.25%) VBScript
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) Java 8
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISEB
1 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) CA Service Virtualization
1 3 (6.25%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.08%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) CA
1 3 (6.25%) Capita
1 3 (6.25%) HP
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.08%) Google