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

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 35 86
Rank change year-on-year +14 +51 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 39 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 7.25% 5.01% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 6.11% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 86 43 7
Swindon median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% - -18.75%
10th Percentile £31,625 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,998 £36,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £50,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +51.52% -5.71% -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 552 638 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 85.19% 82.01% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 460 534 807
Swindon median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,025 £63,750 £65,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Selenium
3 18 (38.30%) QA
3 18 (38.30%) BDD
4 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
5 15 (31.91%) HTML
6 14 (29.79%) C#
6 14 (29.79%) CSS
6 14 (29.79%) Scrum
6 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
7 13 (27.66%) Test Strategy
7 13 (27.66%) JIRA
7 13 (27.66%) .NET
8 12 (25.53%) Java
8 12 (25.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
9 11 (23.40%) Functional Testing
9 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
9 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
10 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
11 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
11 9 (19.15%) Agile Testing
11 9 (19.15%) MVC
12 8 (17.02%) TDD
12 8 (17.02%) JMeter
12 8 (17.02%) SQL
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
12 8 (17.02%) Maven

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 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) Selenium
2 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
3 13 (27.66%) JIRA
4 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
5 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
6 8 (17.02%) JMeter
6 8 (17.02%) Maven
7 7 (14.89%) Gradle
7 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
8 5 (10.64%) GitLab
8 5 (10.64%) JUnit
9 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
9 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
10 3 (6.38%) Ant
10 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
10 3 (6.38%) HP UFT
10 3 (6.38%) Zephyr
11 2 (4.26%) Android Studio
11 2 (4.26%) Calabash
11 2 (4.26%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (6.38%) Marketing
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Analyst
1 11 (23.40%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Team Leader
3 8 (17.02%) Test Team Leader
4 7 (14.89%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Test Leader
5 6 (12.77%) Tester
6 4 (8.51%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) JIRA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) HTML
2 14 (29.79%) CSS
3 13 (27.66%) .NET
4 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
5 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
5 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (12.77%) Entity Framework
5 6 (12.77%) Web Services
5 6 (12.77%) XML
6 5 (10.64%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) SOAP
8 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
8 3 (6.38%) REST
8 3 (6.38%) XSLT
9 2 (4.26%) CSS3
9 2 (4.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) User Experience
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Life Science
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) BDD
3 14 (29.79%) Scrum
4 13 (27.66%) Test Strategy
5 12 (25.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Functional Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Agile Testing
8 9 (19.15%) MVC
9 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
9 8 (17.02%) SDLC
9 8 (17.02%) TDD
10 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Test Management
11 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
11 6 (12.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 14 (29.79%) C#
3 12 (25.53%) Java
4 8 (17.02%) SQL
5 5 (10.64%) C++
6 4 (8.51%) Python
7 3 (6.38%) Groovy
7 3 (6.38%) Jython
7 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 3 (6.38%) VBScript
8 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.38%) ISEB
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (38.30%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) CA Service Virtualization
1 3 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.26%) HockeyApp
3 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Google
2 3 (6.38%) CA
2 3 (6.38%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft