Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Somerset > Taunton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 2 35
Rank change year-on-year -17 +33 -24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 100 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Taunton 10.29% 50.25% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.20% 53.48% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 82 4
Taunton median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +31.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £24,167 £31,250 £24,825
90th Percentile £42,750 £48,625 £42,000
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +20.00%

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 Taunton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Taunton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 125 187 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Taunton 91.91% 93.97% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 99 149 109
Taunton median annual salary £41,377 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.75% +12.86% +4.48%
10th Percentile £24,167 £25,000 £21,900
90th Percentile £48,250 £50,000 £50,000
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Taunton.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Taunton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Taunton.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Taunton

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) .NET
3 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (64.29%) WPF
4 9 (64.29%) MVC
4 9 (64.29%) C#
4 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (50.00%) Xamarin
7 6 (42.86%) System Testing
7 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 6 (42.86%) Java
8 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
8 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
8 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (21.43%) HTML
10 3 (21.43%) Scrum
10 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
11 2 (14.29%) SQL
11 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 2 (14.29%) Selenium
11 2 (14.29%) TDD
11 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (64.29%) WPF
4 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) RESTful
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (7.14%) WinForms
6 1 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) System Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (7.14%) ETL
9 1 (7.14%) Line Management
9 1 (7.14%) OO
9 1 (7.14%) Process Management
9 1 (7.14%) Release Management
9 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) XPath
5 1 (7.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Xamarin
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle