The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 153 159 121
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -38
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 115 126 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.51% 1.47% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.89% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 94 108 164
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Automated Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6118 6669 6538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.14% 77.87% 76.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4978 5493 5631
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +8 56 £45,000 +27.65% 18
Hertfordshire +3 25 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Bedfordshire +19 10 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Essex +9 9 £47,500 +24.18% 1
Norfolk +10 8 £42,500 +49.12%
Suffolk +2 7 £45,000 +41.73% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 105 (41.67%) SQL
2 92 (36.51%) QA
3 91 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (28.97%) Linux
4 73 (28.97%) Manual Testing
5 68 (26.98%) Python
6 67 (26.59%) Java
7 63 (25.00%) ISEB
8 59 (23.41%) Test Scripting
9 57 (22.62%) Selenium
10 55 (21.83%) Regression Testing
11 54 (21.43%) HTML
12 50 (19.84%) UNIX
13 49 (19.44%) JavaScript
13 49 (19.44%) Software Testing
14 48 (19.05%) .NET
15 45 (17.86%) Windows
16 43 (17.06%) C++
17 42 (16.67%) C#
17 42 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
18 39 (15.48%) ISTQB
19 38 (15.08%) Test Automation
20 36 (14.29%) JIRA
21 35 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
22 33 (13.10%) Scrum
23 32 (12.70%) Microsoft
23 32 (12.70%) Degree
24 31 (12.30%) Perl
25 29 (11.51%) Test Strategy
26 28 (11.11%) IBM

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (9.92%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.56%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.78%) Drupal
3 7 (2.78%) JBoss
3 7 (2.78%) Apache
3 7 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (6.35%) MS Office
2 10 (3.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.78%) Magento
2 3 (1.19%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.94%) HTTP
2 17 (6.75%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.95%) HTTPS
4 14 (5.56%) Internet
5 10 (3.97%) Wireless
6 4 (1.59%) ATM
7 3 (1.19%) Network Security
8 2 (0.79%) 3G
8 2 (0.79%) 2G
8 2 (0.79%) SNMP
9 1 (0.40%) SSH
9 1 (0.40%) NFC
9 1 (0.40%) DECT
9 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.40%) TETRA
9 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.92%) DB2
2 21 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 19 (7.54%) MongoDB
4 18 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
5 15 (5.95%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.19%) Big Data
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.40%) OLAP
8 1 (0.40%) MySQL
8 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (22.62%) Selenium
2 36 (14.29%) JIRA
3 35 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (8.73%) LoadRunner
5 20 (7.94%) Subversion
6 18 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 15 (5.95%) JMeter
8 14 (5.56%) Git (software)
8 14 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (5.16%) NUnit
9 13 (5.16%) Ant
10 10 (3.97%) TeamCity
11 9 (3.57%) JUnit
11 9 (3.57%) MSBuild
11 9 (3.57%) SpecFlow
12 8 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (2.38%) SoapUI
13 6 (2.38%) Bugzilla
13 6 (2.38%) QADirector
14 5 (1.98%) WinRunner
General
1 25 (9.92%) Finance
2 18 (7.14%) Retail
3 13 (5.16%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.79%) Games
5 2 (0.79%) Legal
5 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 75 (29.76%) Tester
2 53 (21.03%) Analyst
3 39 (15.48%) Test Engineer
4 38 (15.08%) Test Analyst
5 30 (11.90%) Software Engineer
5 30 (11.90%) Developer
6 27 (10.71%) Software Tester
7 22 (8.73%) Software Test Engineer
8 15 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 14 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
10 13 (5.16%) Senior Test Analyst
10 13 (5.16%) Senior Tester
11 12 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
11 12 (4.76%) Team Leader
12 11 (4.37%) Selenium Tester
12 11 (4.37%) Automation Team Leader
13 10 (3.97%) QA Analyst
14 9 (3.57%) Test Manager
14 9 (3.57%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.43%) HTML
2 48 (19.05%) .NET
3 27 (10.71%) CSS
4 25 (9.92%) J2EE
5 24 (9.52%) XML
6 18 (7.14%) Flash
7 11 (4.37%) Spring
8 9 (3.57%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.57%) Web Services
9 8 (3.17%) CSS3
9 8 (3.17%) HTML5
10 7 (2.78%) Dojo
10 7 (2.78%) WinForms
10 7 (2.78%) REST
11 6 (2.38%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.98%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.98%) SOAP
13 4 (1.59%) Gherkin
13 4 (1.59%) Servlets
13 4 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.16%) Visualisation
3 8 (3.17%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.98%) iSeries
5 4 (1.59%) Open Source
6 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.19%) User Experience
7 2 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.79%) Life Science
7 2 (0.79%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.79%) Chemistry
7 2 (0.79%) Biology
8 1 (0.40%) Replication
8 1 (0.40%) IVR
8 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.97%) Linux
2 50 (19.84%) UNIX
3 45 (17.86%) Windows
4 7 (2.78%) AIX
5 6 (2.38%) Android
6 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.19%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.40%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.97%) Manual Testing
3 59 (23.41%) Test Scripting
4 55 (21.83%) Regression Testing
5 49 (19.44%) Software Testing
6 38 (15.08%) Test Automation
7 33 (13.10%) Scrum
8 29 (11.51%) Test Strategy
9 26 (10.32%) System Testing
9 26 (10.32%) E-Commerce
10 25 (9.92%) Mentoring
11 22 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (7.94%) Performance Testing
12 20 (7.94%) TDD
13 19 (7.54%) Test Management
14 17 (6.75%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.16%) BDD
16 12 (4.76%) Agile Testing
17 11 (4.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 105 (41.67%) SQL
2 68 (26.98%) Python
3 67 (26.59%) Java
4 49 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 43 (17.06%) C++
6 42 (16.67%) C#
7 31 (12.30%) Perl
8 20 (7.94%) C
9 16 (6.35%) Ruby
10 11 (4.37%) PHP
11 9 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.57%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.78%) RPG
12 7 (2.78%) AWK
13 5 (1.98%) VB
14 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.40%) TTCN
15 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.40%) Delphi
15 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (25.00%) ISEB
2 39 (15.48%) ISTQB
3 32 (12.70%) Degree
4 18 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (36.51%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) WAI
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.19%) Firmware
2 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) KVM
3 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.11%) IBM
3 24 (9.52%) HP
4 10 (3.97%) Oracle
5 7 (2.78%) Sun
6 4 (1.59%) Talend
6 4 (1.59%) Facebook
6 4 (1.59%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.59%) Google
7 2 (0.79%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
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