Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 36 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 126 113 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 6.68% 6.59% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.26% 7.38% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 89 97 83
Wiltshire median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £31,000 £22,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £60,000 £57,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,265 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.66% +10.66% -3.47%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,736 1,531 1,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 92.05% 89.32% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,348 1,350 1,234
Wiltshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +10.09% -0.30%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £60,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +9 81 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Chippenham -7 7 £36,500 +35.19%
Marlborough -1 5 £23,500 -
Corsham - 5 £35,000 -
Malmesbury -26 3 - - 1
Melksham - 3 £30,000 -
Salisbury -21 2 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Warminster - 2 £57,500 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 89 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.68%) DevOps
3 40 (31.75%) QA
3 40 (31.75%) Finance
4 36 (28.57%) C#
5 35 (27.78%) .NET
6 30 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 29 (23.02%) Python
7 29 (23.02%) JIRA
7 29 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 27 (21.43%) .NET Framework
8 27 (21.43%) Scrum
8 27 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (18.25%) Selenium
9 23 (18.25%) Test Strategy
10 22 (17.46%) Docker
10 22 (17.46%) Kubernetes
10 22 (17.46%) .NET Core
10 22 (17.46%) Software Engineering
11 21 (16.67%) SDLC
11 21 (16.67%) REST
12 20 (15.87%) Test Scripting
12 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (15.87%) Java
13 19 (15.08%) ASP.NET
13 19 (15.08%) Web Services
13 19 (15.08%) Waterfall
14 18 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 14 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.35%) Confluence
3 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.17%) Apache
4 4 (3.17%) IIS
5 2 (1.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.79%) Drupal
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.79%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.14%) NuGet
4 7 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.97%) SaaS
5 5 (3.97%) Serverless
6 3 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.38%) GitHub
7 2 (1.59%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.59%) Office 365
8 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) 3G
1 4 (3.17%) 4G
1 4 (3.17%) Bluetooth
1 4 (3.17%) Internet
1 4 (3.17%) NFC
1 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) DHCP
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) LTE
3 1 (0.79%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) SSH
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) UMTS
3 1 (0.79%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.49%) Hadoop
3 16 (12.70%) Big Data
4 13 (10.32%) Apache Hive
4 13 (10.32%) Data Lake
4 13 (10.32%) DataStage
5 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.17%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.79%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.79%) GIS
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
7 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (23.02%) JIRA
2 23 (18.25%) Selenium
3 18 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (12.70%) Git (software)
4 16 (12.70%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.32%) Bitbucket
6 11 (8.73%) TeamCity
7 10 (7.94%) Cucumber
8 8 (6.35%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.17%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.17%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.38%) PHPUnit
12 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.59%) JUnit
12 2 (1.59%) TestNG
12 2 (1.59%) TestRail
13 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.79%) JMeter
13 1 (0.79%) ProC
General
1 40 (31.75%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Retail
3 8 (6.35%) Games
4 3 (2.38%) Electronics
4 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (29.37%) Developer
2 25 (19.84%) Analyst
2 25 (19.84%) Test Analyst
3 24 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 16 (12.70%) C# Developer
5 14 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (11.11%) Tester
6 13 (10.32%) Test Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Architect
8 10 (7.94%) .NET Architect
8 10 (7.94%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Data Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) QA Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Senior Automation Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) Applications Developer
9 9 (7.14%) C# Application Developer
9 9 (7.14%) Senior Data Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Automation Tester
10 8 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.78%) .NET
2 27 (21.43%) .NET Framework
3 22 (17.46%) .NET Core
4 21 (16.67%) REST
5 19 (15.08%) ASP.NET
5 19 (15.08%) Web Services
6 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (10.32%) Entity Framework
8 11 (8.73%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.14%) CSS
9 9 (7.14%) HTML
9 9 (7.14%) Lambda Expressions
9 9 (7.14%) WCF
9 9 (7.14%) WPF
10 8 (6.35%) Velocity
11 6 (4.76%) SOAP
11 6 (4.76%) XML
12 4 (3.17%) jQuery
13 3 (2.38%) RESTful
13 3 (2.38%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.17%) CESG
4 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.59%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) Smart Home
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.73%) Linux
2 5 (3.97%) Android
2 5 (3.97%) Windows
3 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
3 4 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) Debian
5 1 (0.79%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.68%) DevOps
3 27 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 27 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 27 (21.43%) Scrum
4 23 (18.25%) Test Strategy
5 22 (17.46%) Software Engineering
6 21 (16.67%) SDLC
7 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (15.87%) Test Scripting
8 19 (15.08%) Waterfall
9 18 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 18 (14.29%) MVC
9 18 (14.29%) TDD
10 17 (13.49%) ETL
10 17 (13.49%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (11.90%) Kanban
11 15 (11.90%) Open Source
12 14 (11.11%) MVVM
12 14 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.57%) C#
2 29 (23.02%) Python
3 20 (15.87%) Java
4 18 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 17 (13.49%) Scala
6 15 (11.90%) SQL
7 13 (10.32%) R
8 8 (6.35%) Ruby
9 6 (4.76%) PHP
10 5 (3.97%) C
11 3 (2.38%) PHP 7
12 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.59%) C++
12 2 (1.59%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.59%) Perl
12 2 (1.59%) VB
13 1 (0.79%) Clojure
13 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.52%) ISEB
5 6 (4.76%) Degree
6 5 (3.97%) CEH
6 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.97%) MCSA
6 5 (3.97%) MCSE
6 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (31.75%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) NCSC
3 1 (0.79%) NIST
System Software
1 22 (17.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (17.46%) Kubernetes
2 9 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.17%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.59%) Ansible
6 1 (0.79%) Ambari
6 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.79%) Mesos
6 1 (0.79%) Puppet
6 1 (0.79%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (12.70%) Informatica
1 16 (12.70%) Teradata
2 13 (10.32%) Ab Initio
3 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.94%) Oracle
4 9 (7.14%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.97%) Netezza
6 4 (3.17%) Google
7 1 (0.79%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco
7 1 (0.79%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.79%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) Siebel
7 1 (0.79%) VMware