Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 30 61
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 +46
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 101 114 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 5.62% 7.43% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 8.23% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 93 126 63
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,500 £62,500 £56,998
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 1,665 1,385 1,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 92.65% 90.23% 86.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,373 1,149 1,229
Wiltshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £58,750
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 0 65 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Chippenham -3 17 £28,000 -46.67% 4
Salisbury -7 10 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Marlborough - 5 £23,500 -
Warminster - 2 - -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 56 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (48.51%) QA
3 38 (37.62%) Java
4 36 (35.64%) Selenium
5 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
6 32 (31.68%) Scrum
7 25 (24.75%) Software Testing
8 24 (23.76%) C#
8 24 (23.76%) REST
9 23 (22.77%) BDD
10 22 (21.78%) SQL
11 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
11 21 (20.79%) ISEB
11 21 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (19.80%) .NET
12 20 (19.80%) ISTQB
13 19 (18.81%) Manual Testing
13 19 (18.81%) WebDriver
14 18 (17.82%) TDD
15 17 (16.83%) JUnit
15 17 (16.83%) DevOps
16 16 (15.84%) Finance
17 14 (13.86%) ASP.NET
17 14 (13.86%) SDET
17 14 (13.86%) Test Strategy
18 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
18 13 (12.87%) CSS
18 13 (12.87%) Web Services
18 13 (12.87%) Linux
18 13 (12.87%) HTML

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 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) Apache
2 3 (2.97%) Confluence
2 3 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) SaaS
2 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.97%) Office 365
6 2 (1.98%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) DNS
2 1 (0.99%) IPv4
2 1 (0.99%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.98%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.98%) GIS
3 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (35.64%) Selenium
2 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
3 19 (18.81%) WebDriver
4 17 (16.83%) JUnit
5 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
5 12 (11.88%) SoapUI
6 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
6 10 (9.90%) JIRA
7 9 (8.91%) Protractor
8 6 (5.94%) Ant
8 6 (5.94%) Maven
9 5 (4.95%) Subversion
10 4 (3.96%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.96%) Hudson
10 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.96%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.97%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.97%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Games
3 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (31.68%) Developer
2 27 (26.73%) Analyst
2 27 (26.73%) Test Analyst
3 21 (20.79%) Developer in Test
4 13 (12.87%) Junior
4 13 (12.87%) Tester
5 9 (8.91%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Java Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Java Developer in Test
5 9 (8.91%) Junior Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Test Manager
7 7 (6.93%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.93%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Software Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Software Test Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Tester
8 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Automation Tester
8 6 (5.94%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.76%) REST
2 20 (19.80%) .NET
3 14 (13.86%) ASP.NET
4 13 (12.87%) CSS
4 13 (12.87%) HTML
4 13 (12.87%) Web Services
5 12 (11.88%) SOAP
6 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (8.91%) XML
7 8 (7.92%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.93%) .NET Framework
8 7 (6.93%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.96%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.96%) jQuery
9 4 (3.96%) Spring
9 4 (3.96%) WebdriverIO
10 3 (2.97%) .NET Core
10 3 (2.97%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.99%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Linux
2 6 (5.94%) Windows
3 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.68%) Scrum
3 25 (24.75%) Software Testing
4 23 (22.77%) BDD
5 21 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (18.81%) Manual Testing
7 18 (17.82%) TDD
8 17 (16.83%) DevOps
9 14 (13.86%) SDET
9 14 (13.86%) Test Strategy
10 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
11 12 (11.88%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (11.88%) Continuous Deployment
11 12 (11.88%) Test Scripting
12 11 (10.89%) Issue Tracking
12 11 (10.89%) MVC
13 10 (9.90%) Open Source
13 10 (9.90%) Test Management
14 9 (8.91%) Integration Testing
14 9 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.62%) Java
2 24 (23.76%) C#
3 22 (21.78%) SQL
4 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.93%) Python
5 7 (6.93%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.96%) C++
6 4 (3.96%) Groovy
6 4 (3.96%) Ruby
7 3 (2.97%) Jython
7 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.97%) VBScript
8 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.98%) C
8 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.99%) Perl
9 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (20.79%) ISEB
2 20 (19.80%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.90%) Degree
3 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.93%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.94%) CEH
6 6 (5.94%) MCSA
6 6 (5.94%) MCSE
6 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (48.51%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) Docker
2 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.98%) vSphere
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
3 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Terraform
2 4 (3.96%) CA Service Virtualization
2 4 (3.96%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.97%) Ansible
3 3 (2.97%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.98%) Puppet
5 1 (0.99%) Packer
5 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.95%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.96%) CA
3 4 (3.96%) Google
4 3 (2.97%) HP
4 3 (2.97%) VMware
5 2 (1.98%) Citrix
5 2 (1.98%) Veeam
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle