Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 21 46
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 63 52 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 7.34% 7.62% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.92% 8.55% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 60 75 20
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +41.67%
10th Percentile £25,875 £30,700 £31,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £56,250 £56,998
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +36.99% +4.29%

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 795 608 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 92.66% 89.15% 86.56%
Number of salaries quoted 717 500 556
Swindon median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -6.98%
10th Percentile £29,953 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,750 £60,000
Wiltshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) QA
3 22 (34.92%) Java
4 21 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 20 (31.75%) SQL
6 19 (30.16%) .NET
6 19 (30.16%) Scrum
7 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 18 (28.57%) Selenium
8 16 (25.40%) C#
9 15 (23.81%) Finance
10 13 (20.63%) HTML
10 13 (20.63%) CSS
11 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET
11 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
12 10 (15.87%) BDD
12 10 (15.87%) SoapUI
12 10 (15.87%) Docker
12 10 (15.87%) SDET
12 10 (15.87%) SOAP
12 10 (15.87%) WebDriver
13 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (14.29%) ISEB
13 9 (14.29%) MVC
13 9 (14.29%) REST
14 8 (12.70%) Waterfall
14 8 (12.70%) AngularJS
14 8 (12.70%) DevOps
14 8 (12.70%) Web Services
14 8 (12.70%) SaaS

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 (4.76%) Apache
1 3 (4.76%) Confluence
1 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) SaaS
3 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.76%) Office 365
5 2 (3.17%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) IPv4
2 1 (1.59%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 18 (28.57%) Selenium
3 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 10 (15.87%) SoapUI
4 10 (15.87%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.52%) Ant
5 6 (9.52%) JIRA
5 6 (9.52%) JUnit
5 6 (9.52%) Maven
6 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
7 4 (6.35%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.35%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.76%) JBehave
8 3 (4.76%) Subversion
8 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 2 (3.17%) GitLab
9 2 (3.17%) Hudson
10 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Developer
2 15 (23.81%) Analyst
2 15 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Junior
3 9 (14.29%) Tester
4 8 (12.70%) Developer in Test
4 8 (12.70%) Test Manager
5 7 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Java Developer in Test
6 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Junior Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Test Automation Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.16%) .NET
2 13 (20.63%) CSS
2 13 (20.63%) HTML
3 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 10 (15.87%) SOAP
5 9 (14.29%) REST
6 8 (12.70%) AngularJS
6 8 (12.70%) Web Services
7 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (11.11%) Gherkin
8 6 (9.52%) XML
9 4 (6.35%) Entity Framework
9 4 (6.35%) jQuery
9 4 (6.35%) Spring
9 4 (6.35%) WebdriverIO
10 3 (4.76%) .NET Core
10 3 (4.76%) Hibernate
11 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) Scrum
3 10 (15.87%) BDD
3 10 (15.87%) SDET
4 9 (14.29%) MVC
5 8 (12.70%) DevOps
5 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
5 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
5 8 (12.70%) Waterfall
6 7 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 7 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 6 (9.52%) System Testing
7 6 (9.52%) TDD
8 5 (7.94%) API Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Microservices
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) SQL
3 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 16 (25.40%) C#
5 7 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 5 (7.94%) Python
7 4 (6.35%) Groovy
7 4 (6.35%) Ruby
8 3 (4.76%) C++
8 3 (4.76%) Jython
8 3 (4.76%) VBScript
9 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) C
10 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ISEB
2 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (41.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.17%) vSphere
2 2 (3.17%) XenApp
2 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Terraform
2 4 (6.35%) CA Service Virtualization
2 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.76%) Ansible
3 3 (4.76%) HP ALM
4 2 (3.17%) Puppet
5 1 (1.59%) Packer
5 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) CA
1 4 (6.35%) Google
2 3 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) Citrix
3 2 (3.17%) Veeam
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle