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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 81 70 93
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 0.97% 1.72% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 2.05% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 1
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
769 634 677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 82.96% 84.08% 79.27%
Number of salaries quoted 671 542 625
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) Selenium
1 14 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 13 (92.86%) Java
2 13 (92.86%) ISEB
3 11 (78.57%) SQL
4 10 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
4 10 (71.43%) TestNG
4 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
5 9 (64.29%) C#
6 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
7 6 (42.86%) IntelliJ
7 6 (42.86%) TDD
7 6 (42.86%) BDD
7 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
8 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
9 4 (28.57%) VBScript
9 4 (28.57%) VB
9 4 (28.57%) JUnit
9 4 (28.57%) Web Services
9 4 (28.57%) Windows
9 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
9 4 (28.57%) Test Management
10 3 (21.43%) Agile Testing
11 2 (14.29%) HP
11 2 (14.29%) Finance
12 1 (7.14%) MySQL
12 1 (7.14%) UNIX

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) TestNG
2 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 10 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
3 6 (42.86%) IntelliJ
3 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
4 4 (28.57%) JUnit
5 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Automation Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Testing
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) VBScript
4 4 (28.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP