The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 238 214 232
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 24 69 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.80% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.02% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19 69 44
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £31,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Automation 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
6035 6735 6567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 79.79% 78.20% 76.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4902 5534 5660
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 +2 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Suffolk +9 7 £21,500 -42.66% 1
Essex -4 6 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Hertfordshire -21 2 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Bedfordshire +18 1 £31,000 -22.50%
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 37 (69.81%) QA
2 31 (58.49%) Selenium
3 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (32.08%) Java
5 16 (30.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 14 (26.42%) SoapUI
7 13 (24.53%) Finance
8 12 (22.64%) TDD
8 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
8 12 (22.64%) BDD
9 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
9 10 (18.87%) Scrum
10 9 (16.98%) C#
10 9 (16.98%) SOAP
10 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
11 8 (15.09%) Ruby
11 8 (15.09%) C++
12 7 (13.21%) Games
12 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
13 6 (11.32%) JBehave
13 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
13 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
13 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
13 6 (11.32%) JMeter
13 6 (11.32%) XMLSpy
13 6 (11.32%) Middleware
13 6 (11.32%) J2EE
13 6 (11.32%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) BASE24
1 1 (1.89%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.77%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (58.49%) Selenium
2 16 (30.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (26.42%) SoapUI
4 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
5 6 (11.32%) XMLSpy
5 6 (11.32%) JMeter
5 6 (11.32%) JBehave
6 5 (9.43%) Ant
6 5 (9.43%) JUnit
7 4 (7.55%) JIRA
8 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.77%) RSpec
9 2 (3.77%) Behat
9 2 (3.77%) Jasmine
9 2 (3.77%) Capybara
9 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.89%) Ranorex
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Games
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.89%) Advertising
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Test Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Software Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Software Test Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Tester
4 10 (18.87%) Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) Test Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) QA Tester
6 6 (11.32%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) QA Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Graduate
6 6 (11.32%) Automation Tester
7 5 (9.43%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
8 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
8 4 (7.55%) QA Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Test Specialist
11 1 (1.89%) Graduate Software Tester
11 1 (1.89%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) SOAP
2 6 (11.32%) J2EE
2 6 (11.32%) Middleware
3 4 (7.55%) CSS
3 4 (7.55%) .NET
3 4 (7.55%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.43%) Online Games
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
4 1 (1.89%) BBC
4 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.89%) Physics
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) UNIX
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.64%) TDD
2 12 (22.64%) BDD
3 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
3 10 (18.87%) Scrum
4 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
5 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Manual Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.55%) Software Delivery
8 3 (5.66%) CRM
8 3 (5.66%) Test Planning
8 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.66%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.66%) OOP
9 2 (3.77%) OO
9 2 (3.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.98%) C#
5 8 (15.09%) C++
5 8 (15.09%) Ruby
6 3 (5.66%) Python
7 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) C
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (69.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) HP
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Thunderhead
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