The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 170 154 184
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 96 130 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.29% 1.54% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.98% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 65 111 64
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £25,950
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
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
5957 6563 6376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.21% 77.99% 76.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 5387 5479
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 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 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 -6 63 £45,000 +10.42% 5
Hertfordshire +7 15 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Essex -9 13 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Suffolk -1 5 £41,500 +10.66%
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 100 (48.78%) QA
2 99 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (36.10%) Degree
4 73 (35.61%) SQL
5 69 (33.66%) Selenium
6 67 (32.68%) Software Testing
7 65 (31.71%) Python
8 60 (29.27%) Java
8 60 (29.27%) Test Scripting
9 59 (28.78%) C#
10 58 (28.29%) Scrum
11 53 (25.85%) C++
12 44 (21.46%) Finance
13 38 (18.54%) XML
13 38 (18.54%) Linux
14 35 (17.07%) Software Engineering
15 33 (16.10%) OO
16 32 (15.61%) Automated Testing
17 31 (15.12%) JavaScript
18 30 (14.63%) HTML
18 30 (14.63%) JIRA
18 30 (14.63%) Manual Testing
18 30 (14.63%) Computer Science
19 29 (14.15%) TDD
19 29 (14.15%) ISEB
20 27 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (13.17%) Cucumber
21 26 (12.68%) C
21 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
22 25 (12.20%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 15 (7.32%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (5.85%) MS Office
2 10 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) AWD
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.34%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.37%) Internet
3 10 (4.88%) ICMP
4 8 (3.90%) Wireless
5 7 (3.41%) IPv4
6 4 (1.95%) HTTP
7 3 (1.46%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.98%) Intranet
8 2 (0.98%) 3G
8 2 (0.98%) 2G
8 2 (0.98%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.98%) LTE
9 1 (0.49%) RNC
9 1 (0.49%) DHCP
9 1 (0.49%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.41%) DbVisualizer
1 7 (3.41%) DB2
2 6 (2.93%) Big Data
3 4 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 69 (33.66%) Selenium
2 30 (14.63%) JIRA
3 27 (13.17%) Cucumber
4 21 (10.24%) SoapUI
5 20 (9.76%) Subversion
6 16 (7.80%) Jenkins
6 16 (7.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (7.32%) WebDriver
8 14 (6.83%) NUnit
9 12 (5.85%) Bugzilla
10 11 (5.37%) JMeter
11 10 (4.88%) JUnit
11 10 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (3.90%) JBehave
13 7 (3.41%) Maven
14 5 (2.44%) Calabash
14 5 (2.44%) SpecFlow
14 5 (2.44%) WATIR
15 4 (1.95%) TestDirector
15 4 (1.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (21.46%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Banking
3 11 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.90%) Retail
6 7 (3.41%) Electronics
7 6 (2.93%) Marketing
8 3 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.98%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (26.83%) Developer
1 55 (26.83%) Test Engineer
2 52 (25.37%) Tester
2 52 (25.37%) Software Engineer
3 42 (20.49%) Software Test Engineer
4 37 (18.05%) Analyst
5 33 (16.10%) Software Developer
6 31 (15.12%) Test Analyst
7 30 (14.63%) Automation Tester
8 19 (9.27%) Software Programmer
8 19 (9.27%) Programmer
9 16 (7.80%) Software Tester
10 13 (6.34%) QA Analyst
11 12 (5.85%) Software Test Analyst
12 11 (5.37%) Automation Engineer
13 10 (4.88%) Senior Developer
13 10 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
14 9 (4.39%) Test Manager
15 8 (3.90%) Automation Team Leader
15 8 (3.90%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.54%) XML
2 30 (14.63%) HTML
3 24 (11.71%) Web Services
4 20 (9.76%) SOAP
4 20 (9.76%) RESTful
5 13 (6.34%) Gherkin
6 12 (5.85%) J2EE
7 8 (3.90%) Flash
8 7 (3.41%) Spring MVC
8 7 (3.41%) Java EE
8 7 (3.41%) Spring
8 7 (3.41%) JSF
8 7 (3.41%) jQuery
8 7 (3.41%) JAXB
8 7 (3.41%) SAX
8 7 (3.41%) EJB
8 7 (3.41%) Struts
8 7 (3.41%) JDBC
8 7 (3.41%) JSP
8 7 (3.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.83%) User Experience
3 11 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.90%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.90%) Open Source
5 8 (3.90%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.41%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.93%) Statistics
7 6 (2.93%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.95%) AS400
9 3 (1.46%) NHS
10 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.49%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.49%) Biology
11 1 (0.49%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.49%) Life Science
11 1 (0.49%) DTV
11 1 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.54%) Linux
2 25 (12.20%) Windows
3 24 (11.71%) UNIX
4 8 (3.90%) Android
5 7 (3.41%) AIX
5 7 (3.41%) HPUX
5 7 (3.41%) Solaris
6 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.98%) VMS
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (32.68%) Software Testing
3 60 (29.27%) Test Scripting
4 58 (28.29%) Scrum
5 35 (17.07%) Software Engineering
6 33 (16.10%) OO
7 32 (15.61%) Automated Testing
8 30 (14.63%) Manual Testing
9 29 (14.15%) TDD
10 27 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (11.71%) Regression Testing
12 23 (11.22%) BDD
13 17 (8.29%) Test Management
13 17 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (8.29%) Test Strategy
14 16 (7.80%) System Testing
15 15 (7.32%) Unit Testing
16 14 (6.83%) Kanban
16 14 (6.83%) OOP
16 14 (6.83%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (35.61%) SQL
2 65 (31.71%) Python
3 60 (29.27%) Java
4 59 (28.78%) C#
5 53 (25.85%) C++
6 31 (15.12%) JavaScript
7 26 (12.68%) C
8 14 (6.83%) Perl
9 13 (6.34%) Ruby
10 8 (3.90%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.41%) XPath
12 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.46%) PHP
14 1 (0.49%) TTCN
14 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.49%) VBScript
14 1 (0.49%) VB
14 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 74 (36.10%) Degree
2 29 (14.15%) ISEB
3 20 (9.76%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.41%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) MCPD
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (48.78%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) WAI
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.41%) VirtualBox
1 7 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.83%) Perforce
3 8 (3.90%) HP
4 7 (3.41%) Oracle
4 7 (3.41%) VMware
5 6 (2.93%) WorldPay
6 5 (2.44%) SAP
6 5 (2.44%) TOWER Software
7 4 (1.95%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.98%) IBM
8 2 (0.98%) Coverity
9 1 (0.49%) hybris
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
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Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
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Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago