Period
to 16 October 2018

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

Automated Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 39 74
Rank change year-on-year +4 +35 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 110 93 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 6.10% 6.01% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 6.70% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 92 97 51
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,938 £58,750 £52,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 1,648 1,388 1,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 91.45% 89.66% 85.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,380 1,164 1,309
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,075 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
South West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 +4 55 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Chippenham +3 21 £27,000 -32.50% 1
Salisbury -14 11 £60,000 +4.35% 1
Marlborough - 10 £23,500 -
Warminster - 2 - - 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 16 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 66 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.73%) QA
3 43 (39.09%) Selenium
4 40 (36.36%) Scrum
5 39 (35.45%) Java
6 36 (32.73%) Cucumber
7 35 (31.82%) BDD
7 35 (31.82%) Software Testing
8 32 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (27.27%) TDD
10 29 (26.36%) JUnit
11 28 (25.45%) REST
12 25 (22.73%) ISEB
13 24 (21.82%) .NET
14 23 (20.91%) SQL
14 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
14 23 (20.91%) C#
14 23 (20.91%) ISTQB
14 23 (20.91%) Manual Testing
15 22 (20.00%) WebDriver
16 19 (17.27%) Issue Tracking
17 18 (16.36%) Acceptance Criteria
18 17 (15.45%) Protractor
18 17 (15.45%) HTML
18 17 (15.45%) Test Strategy
19 16 (14.55%) ASP.NET
19 16 (14.55%) Degree
20 15 (13.64%) CSS
21 14 (12.73%) SOAP
21 14 (12.73%) Software Engineering

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 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.82%) Confluence
2 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) SaaS
4 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.82%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.82%) Office 365
6 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) HTTP
2 3 (2.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.73%) Big Data
4 2 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.82%) GIS
4 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (39.09%) Selenium
2 36 (32.73%) Cucumber
3 29 (26.36%) JUnit
4 22 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 17 (15.45%) Protractor
6 14 (12.73%) SoapUI
7 12 (10.91%) JIRA
8 9 (8.18%) Git (software)
8 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.55%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.55%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.64%) Ant
10 4 (3.64%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.64%) Maven
10 4 (3.64%) Subversion
10 4 (3.64%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.73%) Mockito
11 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Electronics
3 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (33.64%) Developer
2 28 (25.45%) Analyst
2 28 (25.45%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.09%) Tester
4 19 (17.27%) Developer in Test
5 14 (12.73%) Software Analyst
5 14 (12.73%) Software Test Analyst
6 12 (10.91%) .NET Developer
7 10 (9.09%) Graduate
7 10 (9.09%) Graduate Analyst
7 10 (9.09%) Graduate Software Analyst
7 10 (9.09%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
7 10 (9.09%) Graduate Test Analyst
8 9 (8.18%) Automation Tester
8 9 (8.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.18%) C# Developer
9 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Technical Tester
10 7 (6.36%) Test Manager
11 6 (5.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.45%) REST
2 24 (21.82%) .NET
3 17 (15.45%) HTML
4 16 (14.55%) ASP.NET
5 15 (13.64%) CSS
6 14 (12.73%) SOAP
7 11 (10.00%) Web Services
8 10 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 9 (8.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (6.36%) .NET Framework
10 7 (6.36%) Gherkin
10 7 (6.36%) XML
11 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (4.55%) Entity Framework
12 5 (4.55%) jQuery
13 3 (2.73%) WebdriverIO
14 2 (1.82%) .NET Core
14 2 (1.82%) GWT
14 2 (1.82%) JSON
14 2 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.64%) User Experience
5 3 (2.73%) Fintech
5 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.27%) Linux
2 6 (5.45%) Windows
3 4 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.36%) Scrum
3 35 (31.82%) BDD
3 35 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 32 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (27.27%) TDD
6 23 (20.91%) Manual Testing
7 19 (17.27%) Issue Tracking
8 18 (16.36%) Acceptance Criteria
9 17 (15.45%) Test Strategy
10 14 (12.73%) MVC
10 14 (12.73%) Software Engineering
11 11 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (10.00%) DevOps
12 10 (9.09%) Strategic Thinking
12 10 (9.09%) Waterfall
13 9 (8.18%) Regression Testing
13 9 (8.18%) Test Management
13 9 (8.18%) Test Scripting
14 8 (7.27%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (35.45%) Java
2 23 (20.91%) C#
2 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
2 23 (20.91%) SQL
3 8 (7.27%) TypeScript
4 7 (6.36%) C++
5 6 (5.45%) Python
6 4 (3.64%) Groovy
6 4 (3.64%) Ruby
7 3 (2.73%) Jython
7 3 (2.73%) VBScript
8 2 (1.82%) C
8 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.91%) Perl
9 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (22.73%) ISEB
2 23 (20.91%) ISTQB
3 16 (14.55%) Degree
4 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.64%) CEH
7 4 (3.64%) MCSA
7 4 (3.64%) MCSE
7 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (42.73%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Docker
2 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.82%) vSphere
3 2 (1.82%) XenApp
3 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (2.73%) HockeyApp
2 3 (2.73%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.82%) Ansible
3 2 (1.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.82%) Puppet
3 2 (1.82%) Terraform
4 1 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (6.36%) Atlassian
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.64%) CA
4 3 (2.73%) Google
4 3 (2.73%) HP
4 3 (2.73%) VMware
5 2 (1.82%) Citrix
5 2 (1.82%) Veeam
6 1 (0.91%) Apple
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle