The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Croydon region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 34 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 5.10% 0.31% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.13% 0.42% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 1
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% -9.90%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
212 237 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 83.14% 73.83% 82.22%
Number of salaries quoted 174 222 274
Average salary £47,500 £48,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% +12.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
London

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 18 April 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 18 (94.74%) C#
2 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) Web Services
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (89.47%) QA
2 17 (89.47%) Selenium
3 16 (84.21%) .NET Framework
3 16 (84.21%) Degree
3 16 (84.21%) Mathematics
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (84.21%) WebDriver
3 16 (84.21%) Test Strategy
3 16 (84.21%) Analytics
3 16 (84.21%) TestComplete
3 16 (84.21%) Ranorex
3 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (84.21%) Finance
3 16 (84.21%) WinRunner
3 16 (84.21%) Client/Server
3 16 (84.21%) OO
3 16 (84.21%) RAD
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.26%) Validation

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (89.47%) Selenium
2 16 (84.21%) WebDriver
2 16 (84.21%) TestComplete
2 16 (84.21%) Ranorex
2 16 (84.21%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Calabash
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Tester
1 17 (89.47%) Consultant
1 17 (89.47%) Test Engineer
1 17 (89.47%) Test Consultant
1 17 (89.47%) QA Engineer
2 16 (84.21%) Automation Test Analyst
2 16 (84.21%) Automation Tester
2 16 (84.21%) Automation Analyst
2 16 (84.21%) QA Automation Engineer
2 16 (84.21%) Automation Engineer
2 16 (84.21%) .NET Consultant
2 16 (84.21%) QA Analyst
2 16 (84.21%) Analyst
2 16 (84.21%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
1 17 (89.47%) Web Services
2 16 (84.21%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (84.21%) Mathematics
1 16 (84.21%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Strategy
1 16 (84.21%) Analytics
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (84.21%) OO
1 16 (84.21%) RAD
2 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) B2B
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
3 1 (5.26%) ATDD
3 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
3 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.26%) BDD
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 17 (89.47%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (89.47%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft