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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 85 109 73
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -36
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 0.24% 0.32% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.38% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 14
Average salary £40,095 £37,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.92% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
685 1048 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 82.13% 83.37% 81.94%
Number of salaries quoted 542 903 526
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 22 (95.65%) HP UFT
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (91.30%) Selenium
3 20 (86.96%) Java
3 20 (86.96%) SQL
4 19 (82.61%) TestNG
4 19 (82.61%) WebDriver
5 18 (78.26%) C#
5 18 (78.26%) Eclipse
5 18 (78.26%) IntelliJ
6 16 (69.57%) Test Scripting
7 14 (60.87%) Test Management
7 14 (60.87%) Firebug
7 14 (60.87%) ISEB
7 14 (60.87%) Finance
7 14 (60.87%) Maven
8 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
8 13 (56.52%) XML
8 13 (56.52%) HTML
8 13 (56.52%) Subversion
8 13 (56.52%) Waterfall
8 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
9 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
10 11 (47.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
12 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
13 6 (26.09%) BDD
13 6 (26.09%) XPath
13 6 (26.09%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (95.65%) HP UFT
2 21 (91.30%) Selenium
3 19 (82.61%) TestNG
3 19 (82.61%) WebDriver
4 18 (78.26%) Eclipse
4 18 (78.26%) IntelliJ
5 14 (60.87%) Firebug
5 14 (60.87%) Maven
6 13 (56.52%) Subversion
6 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
7 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
9 5 (21.74%) SpecFlow
10 1 (4.35%) JIRA
10 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
1 14 (60.87%) Test Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Automation Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Test Leader
4 5 (21.74%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) HTML
1 13 (56.52%) XML
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) Test Scripting
3 14 (60.87%) Test Management
4 13 (56.52%) Waterfall
5 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) RDF
8 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Java
1 20 (86.96%) SQL
2 18 (78.26%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) XPath
4 4 (17.39%) VBScript
4 4 (17.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
3 11 (47.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle