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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 38 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 1.18% 1.27% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.54% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
189 195 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 74.12% 82.63% 74.63%
Number of salaries quoted 163 158 142
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) Mathematics
2 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (60.00%) Analytics
3 6 (60.00%) Ranorex
3 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (60.00%) TestComplete
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) WinRunner
3 6 (60.00%) OO
3 6 (60.00%) RAD
3 6 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (30.00%) B2B
5 3 (30.00%) Marketing
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
1 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (60.00%) Ranorex
2 6 (60.00%) WinRunner
2 6 (60.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) QA Engineer
1 9 (90.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Automation Tester
2 7 (70.00%) Tester
3 6 (60.00%) Analyst
3 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (60.00%) Consultant
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Consultant
3 6 (60.00%) QA Analyst
3 6 (60.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (60.00%) Automation Analyst
3 6 (60.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 6 (60.00%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (60.00%) Test Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (60.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) OO
2 6 (60.00%) RAD
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (60.00%) Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) B2B
4 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft