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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 3 17
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 23 34 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Taunton 24.47% 34.00% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.14% 37.36% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 0
Median salary £38,250 £40,531 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.62% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Taunton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Taunton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 88 91 41
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 93.62% 91.00% 80.39%
Number of salaries quoted 65 76 29
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,079 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,050 £50,000 £44,950
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Taunton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Taunton over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Taunton

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (72.88%) .NET
3 38 (64.41%) Java
4 37 (62.71%) C#
5 31 (52.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (50.85%) Software Engineering
7 23 (38.98%) System Testing
7 23 (38.98%) Scrum
7 23 (38.98%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (37.29%) ASP.NET
9 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
9 21 (35.59%) Unit Testing
10 19 (32.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (32.20%) MVC
11 18 (30.51%) Hadoop
12 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
12 17 (28.81%) WPF
13 16 (27.12%) SC Cleared
13 16 (27.12%) Xamarin
13 16 (27.12%) SQL Server
14 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio Team System
15 13 (22.03%) Selenium
15 13 (22.03%) Big Data
15 13 (22.03%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (20.34%) SpecFlow
16 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
17 11 (18.64%) BDD
17 11 (18.64%) BPSS Clearance
18 10 (16.95%) .NET Framework

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 2 (3.39%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.51%) Hadoop
2 16 (27.12%) SQL Server
3 13 (22.03%) Big Data
4 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 31 (52.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (22.03%) Selenium
4 12 (20.34%) SpecFlow
5 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio
6 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.78%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.69%) JBehave
9 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.69%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Java Engineer
1 12 (20.34%) Software Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) .NET Software Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Automation Tester
4 7 (11.86%) Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Lead Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (72.88%) .NET
2 22 (37.29%) ASP.NET
3 19 (32.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (28.81%) WPF
5 10 (16.95%) .NET Framework
6 7 (11.86%) Web Services
7 6 (10.17%) HTML
8 4 (6.78%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.39%) CSS
9 2 (3.39%) RESTful
9 2 (3.39%) SOAP
9 2 (3.39%) WCF
9 2 (3.39%) WinForms
9 2 (3.39%) XML
9 2 (3.39%) XSLT
10 1 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (1.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.08%) RIA
3 2 (3.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
1 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
2 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (50.85%) Software Engineering
3 23 (38.98%) Continuous Delivery
3 23 (38.98%) Scrum
3 23 (38.98%) System Testing
4 21 (35.59%) Unit Testing
5 19 (32.20%) MVC
6 11 (18.64%) BDD
7 5 (8.47%) Line Management
7 5 (8.47%) TDD
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.78%) Test Planning
8 4 (6.78%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.08%) Service Management
10 2 (3.39%) OO
10 2 (3.39%) Process Management
10 2 (3.39%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (64.41%) Java
2 37 (62.71%) C#
3 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.56%) SQL
5 2 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.39%) XPath
5 2 (3.39%) XQuery
6 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (27.12%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
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