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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 166 161 174
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 95 105 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.28% 1.32% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.64% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 62 79 66
Average salary £38,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,900 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £72,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
6055 6386 6008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 81.80% 80.34% 78.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5028 5219 5044
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 43 £47,500 +14.45% 4
Hertfordshire +5 21 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Suffolk +4 15 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Essex -19 15 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Norfolk +4 1 - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 114 (55.61%) QA
2 108 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (45.37%) Selenium
4 72 (35.12%) Java
5 70 (34.15%) SQL
6 64 (31.22%) Software Testing
7 61 (29.76%) Degree
8 60 (29.27%) C#
9 59 (28.78%) Python
10 58 (28.29%) Test Scripting
11 57 (27.80%) Scrum
12 44 (21.46%) Finance
13 40 (19.51%) JIRA
14 38 (18.54%) C++
15 37 (18.05%) Cucumber
16 36 (17.56%) TDD
17 34 (16.59%) HTML
17 34 (16.59%) XML
17 34 (16.59%) BDD
18 33 (16.10%) SDLC
19 32 (15.61%) Windows
19 32 (15.61%) Software Engineering
20 29 (14.15%) Microsoft
20 29 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (13.17%) Manual Testing
21 27 (13.17%) Linux
21 27 (13.17%) Computer Science
22 26 (12.68%) Regression Testing
22 26 (12.68%) OO
22 26 (12.68%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (4.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) MS Office
1 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.98%) AWD
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.39%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.90%) Internet
2 8 (3.90%) ICMP
3 5 (2.44%) Wireless
4 2 (0.98%) 2G
4 2 (0.98%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.98%) LTE
4 2 (0.98%) 3G
4 2 (0.98%) HTTP
4 2 (0.98%) Intranet
5 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.49%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.49%) DHCP
5 1 (0.49%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.85%) Big Data
2 10 (4.88%) DbVisualizer
2 10 (4.88%) DB2
3 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 93 (45.37%) Selenium
2 40 (19.51%) JIRA
3 37 (18.05%) Cucumber
4 26 (12.68%) SoapUI
5 23 (11.22%) HP UFT
6 17 (8.29%) WebDriver
7 16 (7.80%) JMeter
8 15 (7.32%) Subversion
9 14 (6.83%) NUnit
10 13 (6.34%) Bugzilla
10 13 (6.34%) Jenkins
11 12 (5.85%) JUnit
12 11 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (3.90%) Calabash
14 4 (1.95%) TestDirector
15 3 (1.46%) VisiBroker
15 3 (1.46%) XMLSpy
15 3 (1.46%) CruiseControl
16 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
16 2 (0.98%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 44 (21.46%) Finance
2 11 (5.37%) Electronics
3 10 (4.88%) Retail
4 8 (3.90%) Games
4 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.41%) Marketing
6 4 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.46%) Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.98%) Automotive
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (31.22%) Tester
2 53 (25.85%) Analyst
3 49 (23.90%) Developer
4 46 (22.44%) Test Analyst
4 46 (22.44%) Test Engineer
5 41 (20.00%) Software Engineer
6 34 (16.59%) Software Test Engineer
7 33 (16.10%) Automation Tester
8 30 (14.63%) Software Developer
9 21 (10.24%) QA Analyst
10 18 (8.78%) Selenium Tester
10 18 (8.78%) Software Tester
11 17 (8.29%) Programmer
11 17 (8.29%) Software Programmer
12 16 (7.80%) Software Test Analyst
13 11 (5.37%) QA Test Analyst
14 9 (4.39%) QA Tester
15 8 (3.90%) Test Manager
15 8 (3.90%) Automation Analyst
15 8 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.59%) HTML
1 34 (16.59%) XML
2 14 (6.83%) SOAP
2 14 (6.83%) RESTful
3 13 (6.34%) Gherkin
4 10 (4.88%) Flash
4 10 (4.88%) J2EE
5 9 (4.39%) Web Services
5 9 (4.39%) WPF
6 6 (2.93%) Middleware
7 4 (1.95%) CSS
7 4 (1.95%) .NET
8 2 (0.98%) WCF
8 2 (0.98%) Ajax
8 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.49%) Java EE
9 1 (0.49%) JSON
9 1 (0.49%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.49%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.17%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.85%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.85%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.37%) User Experience
5 8 (3.90%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.90%) Statistics
5 8 (3.90%) Online Games
6 5 (2.44%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.95%) AS400
8 3 (1.46%) NHS
9 2 (0.98%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.49%) DTV
10 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.61%) Windows
2 27 (13.17%) Linux
3 26 (12.68%) UNIX
4 17 (8.29%) Android
5 9 (4.39%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.98%) VMS
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (31.22%) Software Testing
3 58 (28.29%) Test Scripting
4 57 (27.80%) Scrum
5 36 (17.56%) TDD
6 34 (16.59%) BDD
7 33 (16.10%) SDLC
8 32 (15.61%) Software Engineering
9 29 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (13.17%) Manual Testing
11 26 (12.68%) Regression Testing
11 26 (12.68%) OO
12 21 (10.24%) Automated Testing
12 21 (10.24%) Performance Testing
13 20 (9.76%) Test Strategy
14 19 (9.27%) System Testing
15 16 (7.80%) Waterfall
16 15 (7.32%) Kanban
16 15 (7.32%) Analytics
16 15 (7.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.12%) Java
2 70 (34.15%) SQL
3 60 (29.27%) C#
4 59 (28.78%) Python
5 38 (18.54%) C++
6 22 (10.73%) JavaScript
7 16 (7.80%) C
8 14 (6.83%) Perl
9 10 (4.88%) Ruby
10 5 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.46%) PHP
11 3 (1.46%) VBScript
12 2 (0.98%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) VBA
13 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.49%) TTCN
13 1 (0.49%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (29.76%) Degree
2 24 (11.71%) ISEB
3 18 (8.78%) ISTQB
4 13 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (55.61%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.95%) Puppet
2 4 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.83%) Perforce
3 11 (5.37%) WorldPay
4 10 (4.88%) Oracle
5 7 (3.41%) TOWER Software
6 6 (2.93%) HP
7 4 (1.95%) SAP
8 3 (1.46%) IBM
8 3 (1.46%) VMware
9 2 (0.98%) Coverity
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: Unspecified
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Salary: Competitive
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