Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 43 54
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 40 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 6.71% 4.93% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 5.43% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 49 45 31
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -27.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,350 £32,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £48,750 £56,998
Wiltshire median annual salary £45,000 £36,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% +21.43%

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 744 737 853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 90.73% 90.76% 87.67%
Number of salaries quoted 686 626 729
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% -
10th Percentile £29,883 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £67,650
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,864 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.19% +1.88% +1.27%

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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) JavaScript
2 23 (41.82%) .NET
3 22 (40.00%) Selenium
4 21 (38.18%) SQL
4 21 (38.18%) HTML
5 20 (36.36%) CSS
6 19 (34.55%) C#
7 18 (32.73%) Scrum
8 17 (30.91%) QA
9 16 (29.09%) Java
10 15 (27.27%) SOAP
11 14 (25.45%) BDD
12 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
12 13 (23.64%) SoapUI
12 13 (23.64%) Manual Testing
13 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
14 11 (20.00%) MVC
14 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
15 10 (18.18%) ISEB
16 9 (16.36%) Regression Testing
16 9 (16.36%) WebDriver
16 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
16 9 (16.36%) SDLC
16 9 (16.36%) API Testing
17 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
17 8 (14.55%) Finance
17 8 (14.55%) XML
18 7 (12.73%) JUnit

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 2 (3.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 2 (3.64%) GitHub
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Spanner
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) NewSQL
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Selenium
2 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
2 13 (23.64%) SoapUI
3 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
4 9 (16.36%) WebDriver
5 7 (12.73%) JUnit
5 7 (12.73%) Maven
6 6 (10.91%) HP UFT
6 6 (10.91%) JIRA
7 5 (9.09%) Ant
8 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
8 4 (7.27%) SpecFlow
8 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
9 3 (5.45%) GitLab
10 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
10 2 (3.64%) Gradle
11 1 (1.82%) JBehave
11 1 (1.82%) Subversion
11 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Back Office
2 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Test Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Tester
4 11 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 9 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (16.36%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Automation Tester
6 6 (10.91%) Manual Test Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Test Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Agile Tester
7 5 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Manual Tester
8 4 (7.27%) QA Tester
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Tester
9 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 21 (38.18%) HTML
3 20 (36.36%) CSS
4 15 (27.27%) SOAP
5 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
7 8 (14.55%) XML
8 7 (12.73%) Gherkin
8 7 (12.73%) REST
9 6 (10.91%) Web Services
10 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
11 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (7.27%) Entity Framework
11 4 (7.27%) jQuery
12 3 (5.45%) Spring
12 3 (5.45%) WebdriverIO
13 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
13 2 (3.64%) Node.js
14 1 (1.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Fintech
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 14 (25.45%) BDD
4 13 (23.64%) Manual Testing
5 11 (20.00%) MVC
6 9 (16.36%) API Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Regression Testing
6 9 (16.36%) SDLC
7 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
7 7 (12.73%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (12.73%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (10.91%) TDD
8 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 5 (9.09%) System Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.27%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) JavaScript
2 21 (38.18%) SQL
3 19 (34.55%) C#
4 16 (29.09%) Java
5 7 (12.73%) TypeScript
6 5 (9.09%) Groovy
6 5 (9.09%) Python
6 5 (9.09%) Ruby
7 4 (7.27%) C++
7 4 (7.27%) Jython
7 4 (7.27%) VBScript
8 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) C
9 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) ISEB
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.91%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) XenApp
3 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) CA Service Virtualization
1 4 (7.27%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) CA
1 4 (7.27%) HP
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) Capita
3 1 (1.82%) Citrix
3 1 (1.82%) Google
3 1 (1.82%) Veeam
3 1 (1.82%) VMware