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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 153 120 184
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +64
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 109 151 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 2.14% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.67% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94 120 76
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
5904 5653 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.80% 80.28% 76.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4712 4569 5451
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 69 £42,500 +2.40% 4
Hertfordshire -1 21 £45,000 +5.88%
Essex -29 14 £36,000 -28.00% 2
Suffolk -16 4 £62,500 +42.85% 1
Bedfordshire -4 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Norfolk -11 1 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 95 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (40.28%) QA
3 77 (36.49%) Software Testing
4 76 (36.02%) SQL
5 73 (34.60%) Selenium
5 73 (34.60%) Test Scripting
6 72 (34.12%) Degree
7 68 (32.23%) Java
8 58 (27.49%) Python
9 50 (23.70%) C#
9 50 (23.70%) Finance
10 49 (23.22%) Scrum
11 44 (20.85%) XML
12 41 (19.43%) C++
13 40 (18.96%) Web Services
14 38 (18.01%) Linux
14 38 (18.01%) ISEB
14 38 (18.01%) Automated Testing
14 38 (18.01%) BDD
15 37 (17.54%) JavaScript
16 36 (17.06%) OO
16 36 (17.06%) Software Engineering
17 34 (16.11%) JUnit
18 32 (15.17%) Computer Science
18 32 (15.17%) Manual Testing
19 30 (14.22%) JBehave
19 30 (14.22%) RESTful
19 30 (14.22%) Microsoft
20 28 (13.27%) Regression Testing
21 27 (12.80%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (5.69%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.47%) JBoss
3 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Drupal
3 1 (0.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (5.21%) MS Office
1 11 (5.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.69%) Internet
2 10 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.74%) IPv4
3 9 (4.27%) HTTP
4 7 (3.32%) ICMP
5 6 (2.84%) Wireless
6 3 (1.42%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.95%) LTE
7 2 (0.95%) 3G
7 2 (0.95%) 2G
7 2 (0.95%) VPN
7 2 (0.95%) DNS
7 2 (0.95%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.95%) SSL
7 2 (0.95%) VLAN
8 1 (0.47%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.47%) DHCP
8 1 (0.47%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.42%) Big Data
2 2 (0.95%) MySQL
2 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.47%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.47%) DB2
3 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 73 (34.60%) Selenium
2 34 (16.11%) JUnit
3 30 (14.22%) JBehave
4 26 (12.32%) Cucumber
4 26 (12.32%) JIRA
5 25 (11.85%) Jenkins
6 21 (9.95%) NUnit
7 20 (9.48%) WebDriver
8 19 (9.00%) Calabash
8 19 (9.00%) SpecFlow
8 19 (9.00%) WATIR
9 18 (8.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (8.53%) SoapUI
10 14 (6.64%) JMeter
10 14 (6.64%) Subversion
11 11 (5.21%) Bugzilla
12 10 (4.74%) Maven
13 6 (2.84%) TestNG
14 5 (2.37%) TestDirector
15 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (23.70%) Finance
2 14 (6.64%) Banking
3 11 (5.21%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.95%) Retail
7 2 (0.95%) Electronics
7 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (37.44%) Test Engineer
2 65 (30.81%) Software Engineer
3 59 (27.96%) Software Test Engineer
4 38 (18.01%) Developer
5 35 (16.59%) Analyst
6 30 (14.22%) Test Analyst
6 30 (14.22%) Tester
7 24 (11.37%) Automation Engineer
8 22 (10.43%) Test Automation Engineer
9 20 (9.48%) Software Developer
10 16 (7.58%) Team Leader
11 15 (7.11%) Software Tester
11 15 (7.11%) Automation Tester
12 12 (5.69%) QA Analyst
12 12 (5.69%) Software Programmer
12 12 (5.69%) Programmer
12 12 (5.69%) Test Team Leader
13 11 (5.21%) Senior Test Engineer
13 11 (5.21%) Automation Team Leader
14 10 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.85%) XML
2 40 (18.96%) Web Services
3 30 (14.22%) RESTful
4 19 (9.00%) Gherkin
4 19 (9.00%) HTML
5 17 (8.06%) SOAP
6 15 (7.11%) .NET
7 13 (6.16%) J2EE
8 11 (5.21%) jQuery
9 10 (4.74%) Spring MVC
9 10 (4.74%) Struts
9 10 (4.74%) Java EE
9 10 (4.74%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.74%) Spring
9 10 (4.74%) JSF
9 10 (4.74%) EJB
9 10 (4.74%) JDBC
9 10 (4.74%) JSP
9 10 (4.74%) Servlets
9 10 (4.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.17%) Computer Science
2 27 (12.80%) Open Source
3 21 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.21%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.27%) User Experience
6 7 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.37%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.90%) Life Science
8 4 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.90%) Chemistry
8 4 (1.90%) Biology
9 2 (0.95%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.95%) AS400
9 2 (0.95%) PKI
9 2 (0.95%) Statistics
9 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.47%) PMI
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.01%) Linux
2 23 (10.90%) UNIX
3 22 (10.43%) Windows
4 10 (4.74%) AIX
4 10 (4.74%) HPUX
4 10 (4.74%) Solaris
5 4 (1.90%) Android
6 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (45.02%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (36.49%) Software Testing
3 73 (34.60%) Test Scripting
4 49 (23.22%) Scrum
5 38 (18.01%) Automated Testing
5 38 (18.01%) BDD
6 36 (17.06%) Software Engineering
6 36 (17.06%) OO
7 32 (15.17%) Manual Testing
8 28 (13.27%) Regression Testing
9 25 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (11.37%) TDD
11 21 (9.95%) Automation Testing
12 20 (9.48%) Test Management
13 18 (8.53%) Test Planning
14 16 (7.58%) Performance Testing
15 15 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (6.16%) Waterfall
16 13 (6.16%) MVC
17 12 (5.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 76 (36.02%) SQL
2 68 (32.23%) Java
3 58 (27.49%) Python
4 50 (23.70%) C#
5 41 (19.43%) C++
6 37 (17.54%) JavaScript
7 24 (11.37%) Ruby
8 23 (10.90%) C
9 10 (4.74%) XPath
9 10 (4.74%) Perl
10 6 (2.84%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.90%) Delphi
12 3 (1.42%) PHP
12 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) Tcl
13 1 (0.47%) TTCN
13 1 (0.47%) Scala
13 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (34.12%) Degree
2 38 (18.01%) ISEB
3 27 (12.80%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.74%) Sun Certification
6 6 (2.84%) VCP4
7 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.90%) MCP
9 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) MCPD
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (40.28%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (4.74%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.21%) VMware
3 8 (3.79%) HP
4 7 (3.32%) Perforce
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle
5 2 (0.95%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.95%) SAP
5 2 (0.95%) IBM
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.47%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.47%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.47%) hybris
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