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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 34 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 3.03% 2.94% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.51% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 3
Average salary £43,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.47% +5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
136 171 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 82.42% 83.82% 73.33%
Number of salaries quoted 119 142 160
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Croydon

Test Automation
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) Coaching
2 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) Coaching
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA