The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 89 111 70
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -41
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 1 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 1.12% 0.089% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.11% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 6
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
793 924 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 81.08% 82.50% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 671 785 569
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Brighton

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Brighton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Brighton region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 38 (92.68%) Selenium
2 37 (90.24%) WebDriver
2 37 (90.24%) Java
3 36 (87.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 34 (82.93%) C#
5 33 (80.49%) TestNG
6 31 (75.61%) Test Scripting
6 31 (75.61%) SQL
6 31 (75.61%) Eclipse
6 31 (75.61%) IntelliJ
6 31 (75.61%) ISEB
7 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (53.66%) Cucumber
9 19 (46.34%) BDD
9 19 (46.34%) TDD
10 18 (43.90%) SpecFlow
11 17 (41.46%) Test Management
12 16 (39.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (36.59%) Firebug
13 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
13 15 (36.59%) Automated Testing
14 14 (34.15%) Finance
15 13 (31.71%) Subversion
15 13 (31.71%) Maven
15 13 (31.71%) XML
15 13 (31.71%) HTML
15 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
16 12 (29.27%) Waterfall
17 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
18 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Brighton region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (92.68%) Selenium
2 37 (90.24%) WebDriver
3 36 (87.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (80.49%) TestNG
5 31 (75.61%) Eclipse
5 31 (75.61%) IntelliJ
6 22 (53.66%) Cucumber
7 18 (43.90%) SpecFlow
8 15 (36.59%) Firebug
9 13 (31.71%) Subversion
9 13 (31.71%) Maven
9 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
10 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (7.32%) JUnit
12 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (75.61%) Analyst
1 31 (75.61%) Test Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Automation Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Test Leader
3 7 (17.07%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.44%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) XML
1 13 (31.71%) HTML
2 7 (17.07%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Test Scripting
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (46.34%) BDD
3 19 (46.34%) TDD
4 17 (41.46%) Test Management
5 15 (36.59%) Automated Testing
6 12 (29.27%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.32%) RDF
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Scrum
8 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.44%) MVC
9 1 (2.44%) ETL
9 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.44%) Data Analytics
9 1 (2.44%) Analytics
9 1 (2.44%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (90.24%) Java
2 34 (82.93%) C#
3 31 (75.61%) SQL
4 6 (14.63%) XPath
5 5 (12.20%) VBScript
5 5 (12.20%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) ISEB
2 16 (39.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft