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

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 31 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 56 48 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 6.76% 6.31% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 7.03% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 53 62 20
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +25.93%
10th Percentile £23,250 £30,500 £27,900
90th Percentile £68,500 £56,250 £56,998
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 759 683 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 91.56% 89.75% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 687 561 606
Swindon median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £29,883 £26,500 £25,875
90th Percentile £67,787 £57,500 £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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) .NET
3 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
3 19 (33.93%) Scrum
3 19 (33.93%) QA
4 18 (32.14%) Selenium
4 18 (32.14%) SQL
4 18 (32.14%) C#
5 15 (26.79%) HTML
5 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET
5 15 (26.79%) CSS
5 15 (26.79%) Cucumber
6 13 (23.21%) MVC
6 13 (23.21%) Java
7 12 (21.43%) Finance
8 11 (19.64%) SOAP
8 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
9 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
10 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
10 9 (16.07%) TypeScript
10 9 (16.07%) BDD
10 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (16.07%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (16.07%) ISEB
11 8 (14.29%) Web Services
11 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
11 8 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (12.50%) Docker
12 7 (12.50%) REST

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 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) SaaS
3 3 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.57%) BrowserStack
4 2 (3.57%) Office 365
5 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Selenium
2 15 (26.79%) Cucumber
3 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
4 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.93%) JIRA
5 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.14%) Ant
6 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 4 (7.14%) JUnit
6 4 (7.14%) Maven
6 4 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.57%) GitLab
9 1 (1.79%) Hudson
9 1 (1.79%) JBehave
9 1 (1.79%) Moq
9 1 (1.79%) NUnit
9 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Analyst
1 15 (26.79%) Developer
1 15 (26.79%) Test Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) .NET Developer
3 12 (21.43%) Tester
4 9 (16.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (16.07%) C# Developer
5 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (12.50%) Test Manager
7 6 (10.71%) Automation Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Junior
8 4 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Architect
9 3 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) .NET
2 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET
2 15 (26.79%) CSS
2 15 (26.79%) HTML
3 11 (19.64%) SOAP
4 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (14.29%) Web Services
6 7 (12.50%) Gherkin
6 7 (12.50%) REST
7 6 (10.71%) Entity Framework
8 5 (8.93%) XML
9 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.14%) jQuery
10 3 (5.36%) WebdriverIO
11 2 (3.57%) .NET Core
11 2 (3.57%) Spring
12 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 1 (1.79%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) Scrum
3 13 (23.21%) MVC
4 9 (16.07%) BDD
4 9 (16.07%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.93%) API Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.93%) SDLC
9 4 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.14%) DevOps
9 4 (7.14%) System Testing
9 4 (7.14%) TDD
10 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
2 18 (32.14%) C#
2 18 (32.14%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) Java
4 9 (16.07%) TypeScript
5 4 (7.14%) Groovy
5 4 (7.14%) Python
5 4 (7.14%) Ruby
6 3 (5.36%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) Jython
6 3 (5.36%) VBScript
7 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) ISEB
2 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.57%) vSphere
2 2 (3.57%) XenApp
2 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (5.36%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.57%) Ansible
3 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.57%) Puppet
3 2 (3.57%) Terraform
4 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) CA
2 3 (5.36%) Google
2 3 (5.36%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.57%) Citrix
3 2 (3.57%) Veeam
3 2 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle