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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 155 165 143
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 116 103 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 1.43% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.71% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 99 89 87
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
6001 6006 5520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 85.19% 83.23% 83.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 4792 4451
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,313 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -9 48 £40,000 -4.76% 8
Hertfordshire +10 43 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Essex +2 15 £45,000 -15.09% 1
Norfolk - 5 £43,000 -
Bedfordshire +5 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Suffolk -14 2 £47,500 -24.00% 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 136 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (49.34%) QA
3 84 (37.00%) Selenium
4 81 (35.68%) SQL
5 76 (33.48%) Scrum
6 72 (31.72%) Java
7 63 (27.75%) Finance
8 62 (27.31%) C#
9 60 (26.43%) Degree
10 51 (22.47%) Software Engineering
11 50 (22.03%) TDD
11 50 (22.03%) Python
12 43 (18.94%) JIRA
13 42 (18.50%) Performance Testing
13 42 (18.50%) Test Scripting
13 42 (18.50%) HP UFT
13 42 (18.50%) Functional Testing
14 41 (18.06%) Software Testing
15 39 (17.18%) Test Strategy
16 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
17 37 (16.30%) BDD
18 34 (14.98%) SDLC
18 34 (14.98%) ISEB
18 34 (14.98%) Regression Testing
19 33 (14.54%) HTML
20 32 (14.10%) JavaScript
21 30 (13.22%) Automated Testing
22 29 (12.78%) XML
22 29 (12.78%) Automation Testing
23 28 (12.33%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (4.41%) IIS
2 1 (0.44%) CMS
2 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) GitHub
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.73%) HTTP
2 3 (1.32%) Internet
2 3 (1.32%) LAN
2 3 (1.32%) WAN
3 2 (0.88%) Wireless
4 1 (0.44%) DHCP
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.52%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.64%) Big Data
3 6 (2.64%) MySQL
4 5 (2.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 84 (37.00%) Selenium
2 43 (18.94%) JIRA
3 42 (18.50%) HP UFT
4 21 (9.25%) Cucumber
5 20 (8.81%) JMeter
6 18 (7.93%) WebDriver
7 13 (5.73%) NUnit
8 11 (4.85%) Git (software)
8 11 (4.85%) SoapUI
8 11 (4.85%) Subversion
9 9 (3.96%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.52%) Bugzilla
10 8 (3.52%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.52%) LoadRunner
10 8 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.64%) Appium
11 6 (2.64%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.20%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.20%) TestDirector
13 4 (1.76%) Fiddler
General
1 63 (27.75%) Finance
2 12 (5.29%) Electronics
3 5 (2.20%) Marketing
4 4 (1.76%) Automotive
4 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.76%) Retail
5 3 (1.32%) Banking
5 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Games
6 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (34.80%) Test Engineer
2 68 (29.96%) Analyst
3 63 (27.75%) Automation Engineer
4 61 (26.87%) Test Analyst
5 58 (25.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 41 (18.06%) Developer
7 31 (13.66%) QA Engineer
8 30 (13.22%) Tester
9 28 (12.33%) Software Developer
10 27 (11.89%) QA Automation Engineer
11 26 (11.45%) Automation Analyst
11 26 (11.45%) Automation Test Analyst
11 26 (11.45%) QA Test Engineer
11 26 (11.45%) Software Test Engineer
12 25 (11.01%) QA Analyst
13 22 (9.69%) Automation Tester
14 19 (8.37%) Senior Test Engineer
15 18 (7.93%) Python Developer
15 18 (7.93%) QA Test Analyst
16 15 (6.61%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.54%) HTML
2 29 (12.78%) XML
3 28 (12.33%) Web Services
4 22 (9.69%) .NET
5 21 (9.25%) SOAP
6 19 (8.37%) REST
7 12 (5.29%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.85%) Ajax
9 10 (4.41%) Gherkin
9 10 (4.41%) XSL
10 9 (3.96%) JSON
11 7 (3.08%) WPF
12 5 (2.20%) CSS
13 4 (1.76%) Natural Language Processing
14 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.88%) HTML5
14 2 (0.88%) Middleware
15 1 (0.44%) Classic ASP
15 1 (0.44%) MSMQ
15 1 (0.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.57%) Computer Science
2 20 (8.81%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.96%) Statistics
5 8 (3.52%) User Experience
6 7 (3.08%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.64%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.76%) Fintech
8 4 (1.76%) Life Science
9 3 (1.32%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.88%) AS400
10 2 (0.88%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.88%) NHS
10 2 (0.88%) Online Games
10 2 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.88%) STB
11 1 (0.44%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.44%) iPad
11 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.25%) Linux
2 20 (8.81%) Unix
3 16 (7.05%) Windows
4 11 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.20%) Android
6 4 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (33.48%) Scrum
3 51 (22.47%) Software Engineering
4 50 (22.03%) TDD
5 42 (18.50%) Functional Testing
5 42 (18.50%) Performance Testing
5 42 (18.50%) Test Scripting
6 41 (18.06%) Software Testing
7 39 (17.18%) Test Strategy
8 37 (16.30%) BDD
9 34 (14.98%) Regression Testing
9 34 (14.98%) SDLC
10 30 (13.22%) Automated Testing
11 29 (12.78%) Automation Testing
12 28 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (11.45%) Manual Testing
13 26 (11.45%) OO
14 24 (10.57%) Non-Functional Testing
15 22 (9.69%) QA Automation
16 19 (8.37%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (35.68%) SQL
2 72 (31.72%) Java
3 62 (27.31%) C#
4 50 (22.03%) Python
5 32 (14.10%) JavaScript
6 26 (11.45%) Perl
7 21 (9.25%) C++
8 17 (7.49%) Ruby
9 8 (3.52%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.08%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.20%) C
12 3 (1.32%) PHP
12 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.44%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.44%) Groovy
14 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.44%) VB
14 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (26.43%) Degree
2 34 (14.98%) ISEB
3 27 (11.89%) ISTQB
4 16 (7.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.44%) PhD
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (49.34%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.32%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.88%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.76%) Firmware
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.25%) HP
3 14 (6.17%) Oracle
4 9 (3.96%) Perforce
4 9 (3.96%) WorldPay
5 6 (2.64%) IBM
6 5 (2.20%) TOWER Software
7 3 (1.32%) SAP
8 2 (0.88%) Telerik
9 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.44%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.44%) Google
9 1 (0.44%) Rally
9 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.44%) VMware
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