The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 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 East of England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 139 182 187
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 154 88 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.78% 1.03% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.35% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 133 67 88
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6700 6499 6826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 77.32% 75.80% 73.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5497 5595 5669
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in the East of England

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +44 83 £41,500 +23.88% 7
Essex - 26 £47,500 -
Suffolk -1 19 £37,500 +50.00%
Bedfordshire -8 12 £36,250 -9.37%
Hertfordshire -12 12 £45,000 - 2
Norfolk +1 4 £32,500 -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 91 (34.73%) QA
2 87 (33.21%) Degree
2 87 (33.21%) Java
2 87 (33.21%) Python
3 85 (32.44%) C#
4 79 (30.15%) Test Scripting
5 78 (29.77%) SQL
6 63 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (23.66%) Perl
8 56 (21.37%) Software Testing
9 53 (20.23%) Finance
10 52 (19.85%) Automated Testing
10 52 (19.85%) Manual Testing
11 50 (19.08%) Linux
12 48 (18.32%) .NET
12 48 (18.32%) Selenium
13 46 (17.56%) Computer Science
14 44 (16.79%) Scrum
15 42 (16.03%) Windows
16 41 (15.65%) Test Strategy
17 40 (15.27%) C++
18 39 (14.89%) Performance Testing
19 37 (14.12%) QuickTest Pro
20 35 (13.36%) OO
21 34 (12.98%) ISTQB
22 32 (12.21%) ISEB
23 28 (10.69%) Microsoft
23 28 (10.69%) SQL Server
24 27 (10.31%) TDD
25 26 (9.92%) Mac OS X

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.53%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.76%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (2.67%) MS Office
2 2 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Oracle CRM
1 5 (1.91%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.11%) Wireless
2 13 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.05%) SAN
3 8 (3.05%) Firewall
3 8 (3.05%) VPN
4 7 (2.67%) Internet
5 3 (1.15%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.76%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.76%) GPRS
6 2 (0.76%) GSM
7 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.38%) HTTP
7 1 (0.38%) 3G
7 1 (0.38%) IPv4
7 1 (0.38%) 2G
7 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.38%) LTE
7 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.76%) Text Mining
4 2 (0.76%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (18.32%) Selenium
2 37 (14.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (5.34%) Bugzilla
4 13 (4.96%) JIRA
5 12 (4.58%) NUnit
6 9 (3.44%) Rhino Mocks
6 9 (3.44%) Subversion
7 8 (3.05%) Moq
7 8 (3.05%) WebDriver
7 8 (3.05%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.05%) JMeter
8 7 (2.67%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.91%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.91%) LabVIEW
9 5 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.53%) WinRunner
10 4 (1.53%) JUnit
11 3 (1.15%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.15%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.15%) SoapUI
General
1 53 (20.23%) Finance
2 21 (8.02%) Automotive
3 15 (5.73%) Banking
4 14 (5.34%) Marketing
5 12 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.53%) Local Government
8 3 (1.15%) Publishing
8 3 (1.15%) Electronics
9 2 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) International Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 101 (38.55%) Test Engineer
2 58 (22.14%) Software Engineer
3 52 (19.85%) Software Test Engineer
4 50 (19.08%) Analyst
5 45 (17.18%) Test Analyst
6 39 (14.89%) Tester
7 27 (10.31%) Developer
8 18 (6.87%) Test Specialist
8 18 (6.87%) Software Tester
8 18 (6.87%) Automation Specialist
9 17 (6.49%) Test Leader
10 16 (6.11%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (4.96%) QA Engineer
12 11 (4.20%) Test Automation Specialist
13 10 (3.82%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.82%) Automation Analyst
14 9 (3.44%) Software Test Analyst
15 8 (3.05%) Senior Test Engineer
15 8 (3.05%) Automation Tester
16 6 (2.29%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.32%) .NET
2 26 (9.92%) Web Services
3 17 (6.49%) XML
4 13 (4.96%) SOAP
5 9 (3.44%) WCF
6 8 (3.05%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.67%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.67%) HTML
7 7 (2.67%) WF
8 3 (1.15%) J2EE
9 2 (0.76%) RESTful
9 2 (0.76%) CSS
10 1 (0.38%) REST
10 1 (0.38%) SAX
10 1 (0.38%) JAXB
10 1 (0.38%) J2SE
10 1 (0.38%) XSD
10 1 (0.38%) DOM
10 1 (0.38%) XSLT
10 1 (0.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.56%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.49%) Mathematics
3 14 (5.34%) Firmware
4 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.05%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.67%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.67%) Grid Computing
6 6 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.29%) Social Media
7 4 (1.53%) Wiki
8 3 (1.15%) Derivative
8 3 (1.15%) Equities
8 3 (1.15%) Clustering
8 3 (1.15%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.76%) Semantic Web
9 2 (0.76%) Physics
10 1 (0.38%) Kindle
10 1 (0.38%) DTV
10 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.08%) Linux
2 42 (16.03%) Windows
3 26 (9.92%) Mac OS X
3 26 (9.92%) UNIX
4 6 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.91%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.91%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.53%) Solaris
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.15%) Test Scripting
2 63 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (21.37%) Software Testing
4 52 (19.85%) Automated Testing
4 52 (19.85%) Manual Testing
5 44 (16.79%) Scrum
6 41 (15.65%) Test Strategy
7 39 (14.89%) Performance Testing
8 35 (13.36%) OO
9 27 (10.31%) TDD
10 26 (9.92%) Regression Testing
11 21 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (6.87%) Test Management
13 15 (5.73%) Waterfall
13 15 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (5.34%) Requirements Analysis
14 14 (5.34%) RAD
15 13 (4.96%) Validation
15 13 (4.96%) Change Management
15 13 (4.96%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.21%) Java
1 87 (33.21%) Python
2 85 (32.44%) C#
3 78 (29.77%) SQL
4 62 (23.66%) Perl
5 40 (15.27%) C++
6 25 (9.54%) C
7 24 (9.16%) JavaScript
7 24 (9.16%) Ruby
8 22 (8.40%) VBScript
9 18 (6.87%) VB
10 13 (4.96%) Tcl
11 9 (3.44%) TTCN
12 8 (3.05%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.67%) PHP
14 5 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.91%) VBA
15 4 (1.53%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.53%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 87 (33.21%) Degree
2 34 (12.98%) ISTQB
3 32 (12.21%) ISEB
4 7 (2.67%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.38%) HND
5 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (34.73%) QA
2 7 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (3.05%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.05%) Puppet
2 8 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.40%) HP
3 15 (5.73%) Oracle
4 11 (4.20%) Sun
5 8 (3.05%) VMware
5 8 (3.05%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.05%) NetApp
5 8 (3.05%) Hitachi
6 7 (2.67%) Agilent
7 5 (1.91%) Red Gate
7 5 (1.91%) SAP
7 5 (1.91%) Sybase
7 5 (1.91%) JD Edwards
7 5 (1.91%) Google
8 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) MKS
Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + pension, life insurance, childcare voucers
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage
Jagger Talent Commercial Recruiters
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 30+ days ago
Cambridge
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £55k DOE
Posted: 30+ days ago