The first table below looks at the demand for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 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 East of England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 206 233 243
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +10
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 52 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 52 16 31
Average salary £42,500 £34,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.18% +11.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6243 5840 6274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 78.13% 75.92% 74.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5126 4893 5321
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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 +16 20 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Hertfordshire -1 14 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Bedfordshire -6 10 £36,250 +16.00% 1
Suffolk - 7 £40,000 - 2
Essex +4 5 £27,500 -38.88% 2
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 70 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 65 (54.62%) Selenium
3 55 (46.22%) QA
4 45 (37.82%) SQL
4 45 (37.82%) ISTQB
5 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (35.29%) Java
7 41 (34.45%) Software Testing
8 39 (32.77%) Automated Testing
9 33 (27.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 32 (26.89%) Python
11 28 (23.53%) C#
12 27 (22.69%) UNIX
13 23 (19.33%) Test Strategy
14 22 (18.49%) TDD
14 22 (18.49%) WebDriver
15 21 (17.65%) BDD
15 21 (17.65%) Finance
16 20 (16.81%) Ruby
17 19 (15.97%) Degree
17 19 (15.97%) Banking
17 19 (15.97%) ISEB
18 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
18 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
18 14 (11.76%) Sahi
18 14 (11.76%) WATIR
18 14 (11.76%) Jasmine
18 14 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
19 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
19 13 (10.92%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.84%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) Bluetooth
1 11 (9.24%) Wi-Fi
1 11 (9.24%) Wireless
2 1 (0.84%) 2G
2 1 (0.84%) RNC
2 1 (0.84%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.84%) LTE
2 1 (0.84%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.84%) DHCP
2 1 (0.84%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 65 (54.62%) Selenium
2 33 (27.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (18.49%) WebDriver
4 14 (11.76%) Sahi
4 14 (11.76%) Jasmine
4 14 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
4 14 (11.76%) WATIR
5 9 (7.56%) JIRA
6 8 (6.72%) FitNesse
7 7 (5.88%) Zephyr
8 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.36%) JUnit
10 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.52%) JBehave
11 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.68%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.84%) Subversion
12 1 (0.84%) Maven
12 1 (0.84%) QALoad
General
1 21 (17.65%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (42.02%) Test Engineer
2 26 (21.85%) Tester
3 20 (16.81%) Software Engineer
3 20 (16.81%) Analyst
3 20 (16.81%) Test Analyst
4 14 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 13 (10.92%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (10.08%) QA Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Senior Test Engineer
8 10 (8.40%) Test Leader
9 9 (7.56%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) QA Leader
10 7 (5.88%) Graduate
11 6 (5.04%) Software Tester
11 6 (5.04%) QA Tester
11 6 (5.04%) Developer
11 6 (5.04%) Automation Tester
12 5 (4.20%) Web Analyst
12 5 (4.20%) Web Test Analyst
13 4 (3.36%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) .NET
2 4 (3.36%) J2EE
3 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.84%) Web Services
5 1 (0.84%) Middleware
5 1 (0.84%) Java EE
5 1 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.88%) Wiki
3 6 (5.04%) EFT
4 5 (4.20%) Statistics
4 5 (4.20%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) Handset
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) UNIX
2 8 (6.72%) Linux
3 7 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (34.45%) Software Testing
4 39 (32.77%) Automated Testing
5 23 (19.33%) Test Strategy
6 22 (18.49%) TDD
7 21 (17.65%) BDD
8 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
9 13 (10.92%) Manual Testing
10 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.72%) Analytics
12 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.04%) Web Testing
14 5 (4.20%) OO
14 5 (4.20%) Quality Management
14 5 (4.20%) Validation
14 5 (4.20%) Scrum
15 4 (3.36%) Logistics
15 4 (3.36%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.82%) SQL
2 42 (35.29%) Java
3 32 (26.89%) Python
4 28 (23.53%) C#
5 20 (16.81%) Ruby
6 12 (10.08%) F#
7 11 (9.24%) Tcl
8 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.68%) Perl
9 2 (1.68%) C++
9 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.84%) PHP
10 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (37.82%) ISTQB
2 19 (15.97%) Degree
2 19 (15.97%) ISEB
3 5 (4.20%) PhD
4 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (46.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.40%) IBM
2 5 (4.20%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.68%) HP
4 1 (0.84%) MKS
4 1 (0.84%) SAP
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