Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 41 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 +34 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 53 40 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 7.20% 5.09% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.29% 5.78% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 73 50 24
Swindon median annual salary £43,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.85% -18.75% -10.11%
10th Percentile £31,050 £27,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £45,475 £51,250
Wiltshire median annual salary £52,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +56.72% -4.29% -12.50%

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 639 692 1,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 86.82% 88.04% 90.62%
Number of salaries quoted 579 584 918
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,200 £26,250 £28,588
90th Percentile £63,200 £62,439 £65,375
Wiltshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 45 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.94%) QA
3 22 (41.51%) Selenium
3 22 (41.51%) Java
3 22 (41.51%) JavaScript
4 20 (37.74%) HTML
4 20 (37.74%) BDD
4 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
5 19 (35.85%) CSS
6 18 (33.96%) C#
7 17 (32.08%) .NET
7 17 (32.08%) JIRA
8 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
9 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
9 15 (28.30%) WebDriver
9 15 (28.30%) Scrum
10 14 (26.42%) SQL
11 12 (22.64%) Maven
11 12 (22.64%) Test Strategy
11 12 (22.64%) SDLC
12 11 (20.75%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Web Services
13 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (18.87%) Agile Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
14 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (16.98%) Gradle
14 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
14 9 (16.98%) TDD

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 (5.66%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) GitHub
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) HTTP
2 3 (5.66%) SMS
2 3 (5.66%) Wireless
3 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.89%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MySQL
2 3 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (5.66%) Cloud Spanner
2 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.66%) NewSQL
2 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (41.51%) Selenium
2 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
3 17 (32.08%) JIRA
4 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
5 15 (28.30%) WebDriver
6 12 (22.64%) Maven
7 9 (16.98%) Gradle
7 9 (16.98%) JUnit
8 7 (13.21%) GitLab
8 7 (13.21%) HP UFT
9 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
10 5 (9.43%) Ant
10 5 (9.43%) Eclipse
10 5 (9.43%) JMeter
10 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
11 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
11 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
12 3 (5.66%) Zephyr
13 2 (3.77%) Calabash
13 2 (3.77%) Mockito
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Back Office
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Developer
2 10 (18.87%) Tester
3 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Systems Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) HTML
2 19 (35.85%) CSS
3 17 (32.08%) .NET
4 10 (18.87%) Web Services
5 8 (15.09%) jQuery
5 8 (15.09%) REST
5 8 (15.09%) SOAP
6 7 (13.21%) XML
7 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
7 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (11.32%) Entity Framework
8 5 (9.43%) CSS3
8 5 (9.43%) Gherkin
8 5 (9.43%) HTML5
9 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
10 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (5.66%) HATEOAS
10 3 (5.66%) React
10 3 (5.66%) React Native
10 3 (5.66%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) User Experience
3 4 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.66%) FMCG
5 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.77%) Life Science
6 1 (1.89%) Fintech
6 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Android
2 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) BDD
3 15 (28.30%) Scrum
3 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
4 12 (22.64%) SDLC
4 12 (22.64%) Test Strategy
5 11 (20.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Agile Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
7 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
7 9 (16.98%) TDD
8 8 (15.09%) Integration Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Test Management
9 7 (13.21%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (13.21%) Microservices
9 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
9 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) Java
1 22 (41.51%) JavaScript
2 18 (33.96%) C#
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
4 8 (15.09%) C++
5 7 (13.21%) Python
6 5 (9.43%) Groovy
6 5 (9.43%) Jython
6 5 (9.43%) Ruby
6 5 (9.43%) VBScript
7 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.89%) C
7 1 (1.89%) Java 8
7 1 (1.89%) Perl
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (50.94%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.66%) Docker
3 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) CA Service Virtualization
1 5 (9.43%) HP ALM
2 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.77%) HockeyApp
4 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.89%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) CA
1 5 (9.43%) HP
2 4 (7.55%) Google
3 3 (5.66%) Capita
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Atlassian