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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 168 152 189
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +37
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 110 151 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.43% 1.75% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.24% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 82 131 63
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
6177 6727 6443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.26% 78.00% 77.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5035 5542 5545
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 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 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 5 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 +7 78 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Essex -4 16 £43,750 -2.77% 2
Hertfordshire -4 11 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Suffolk -5 4 £41,750 +11.33%
Norfolk +1 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 102 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
1 102 (48.11%) QA
2 79 (37.26%) SQL
3 77 (36.32%) Degree
4 72 (33.96%) Software Testing
5 69 (32.55%) Selenium
5 69 (32.55%) Java
6 67 (31.60%) Python
7 65 (30.66%) Test Scripting
8 62 (29.25%) C#
9 57 (26.89%) C++
10 56 (26.42%) Scrum
11 45 (21.23%) Finance
12 42 (19.81%) XML
13 40 (18.87%) Linux
14 38 (17.92%) OO
14 38 (17.92%) JavaScript
15 37 (17.45%) Automated Testing
16 36 (16.98%) Software Engineering
17 35 (16.51%) Web Services
18 32 (15.09%) ISEB
19 31 (14.62%) JIRA
20 30 (14.15%) Manual Testing
20 30 (14.15%) Computer Science
20 30 (14.15%) Microsoft
21 29 (13.68%) Cucumber
22 28 (13.21%) C
23 27 (12.74%) UNIX
23 27 (12.74%) TDD
24 26 (12.26%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 16 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.72%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (6.13%) MS Office
2 10 (4.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.47%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.19%) Internet
3 10 (4.72%) IPv4
4 9 (4.25%) ICMP
5 7 (3.30%) HTTP
6 6 (2.83%) Wireless
7 3 (1.42%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.94%) LTE
8 2 (0.94%) 3G
8 2 (0.94%) Intranet
8 2 (0.94%) 2G
8 2 (0.94%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.47%) DHCP
9 1 (0.47%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.47%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.36%) DbVisualizer
1 5 (2.36%) Big Data
1 5 (2.36%) DB2
2 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 69 (32.55%) Selenium
2 31 (14.62%) JIRA
3 29 (13.68%) Cucumber
4 23 (10.85%) SoapUI
5 21 (9.91%) Subversion
6 19 (8.96%) Jenkins
7 17 (8.02%) QuickTest Pro
7 17 (8.02%) JUnit
8 16 (7.55%) NUnit
8 16 (7.55%) WebDriver
9 15 (7.08%) JBehave
10 13 (6.13%) Bugzilla
11 10 (4.72%) Maven
11 10 (4.72%) JMeter
12 9 (4.25%) Calabash
12 9 (4.25%) SpecFlow
12 9 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (4.25%) WATIR
13 5 (2.36%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (21.23%) Finance
2 14 (6.60%) Banking
3 13 (6.13%) Financial Institution
4 10 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.30%) Marketing
6 6 (2.83%) Retail
7 5 (2.36%) Electronics
8 4 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.94%) Automotive
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (30.66%) Test Engineer
2 60 (28.30%) Software Engineer
3 56 (26.42%) Developer
4 51 (24.06%) Software Test Engineer
5 49 (23.11%) Tester
6 35 (16.51%) Analyst
7 31 (14.62%) Software Developer
8 30 (14.15%) Test Analyst
9 28 (13.21%) Automation Tester
10 18 (8.49%) Software Programmer
10 18 (8.49%) Programmer
11 16 (7.55%) Automation Engineer
12 15 (7.08%) Software Tester
13 14 (6.60%) Test Automation Engineer
14 12 (5.66%) QA Analyst
14 12 (5.66%) Senior Developer
15 11 (5.19%) Team Leader
16 10 (4.72%) Java Developer
16 10 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
16 10 (4.72%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.81%) XML
2 35 (16.51%) Web Services
3 26 (12.26%) HTML
4 25 (11.79%) RESTful
5 23 (10.85%) SOAP
6 15 (7.08%) Gherkin
7 12 (5.66%) J2EE
8 10 (4.72%) Spring
8 10 (4.72%) JSF
8 10 (4.72%) Spring MVC
8 10 (4.72%) Java EE
8 10 (4.72%) jQuery
8 10 (4.72%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (4.72%) JAXB
8 10 (4.72%) SAX
8 10 (4.72%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.72%) Struts
8 10 (4.72%) XSD
8 10 (4.72%) DOM
8 10 (4.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.15%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.60%) User Experience
4 13 (6.13%) Open Source
5 11 (5.19%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.30%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.30%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.83%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.36%) Statistics
9 4 (1.89%) Chemistry
9 4 (1.89%) Biology
9 4 (1.89%) Life Science
9 4 (1.89%) AS400
9 4 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.42%) NHS
11 1 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.47%) PMI
11 1 (0.47%) DTV
11 1 (0.47%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.87%) Linux
2 27 (12.74%) UNIX
3 25 (11.79%) Windows
4 10 (4.72%) AIX
4 10 (4.72%) HPUX
4 10 (4.72%) Solaris
5 6 (2.83%) Android
6 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.96%) Software Testing
3 65 (30.66%) Test Scripting
4 56 (26.42%) Scrum
5 38 (17.92%) OO
6 37 (17.45%) Automated Testing
7 36 (16.98%) Software Engineering
8 30 (14.15%) Manual Testing
9 27 (12.74%) TDD
10 26 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (12.26%) BDD
11 25 (11.79%) Regression Testing
12 19 (8.96%) Test Management
12 19 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (7.55%) Unit Testing
14 14 (6.60%) Kanban
14 14 (6.60%) Performance Testing
14 14 (6.60%) OOP
14 14 (6.60%) Test Strategy
14 14 (6.60%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.26%) SQL
2 69 (32.55%) Java
3 67 (31.60%) Python
4 62 (29.25%) C#
5 57 (26.89%) C++
6 38 (17.92%) JavaScript
7 28 (13.21%) C
8 17 (8.02%) Ruby
9 16 (7.55%) Perl
10 10 (4.72%) XPath
11 8 (3.77%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.42%) PHP
14 1 (0.47%) VBScript
14 1 (0.47%) VB
14 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) Delphi
14 1 (0.47%) Tcl
14 1 (0.47%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 77 (36.32%) Degree
2 32 (15.09%) ISEB
3 23 (10.85%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.72%) Sun Certification
5 9 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.47%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (48.11%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (4.72%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.13%) Perforce
3 10 (4.72%) VMware
4 8 (3.77%) HP
5 5 (2.36%) WorldPay
5 5 (2.36%) SAP
5 5 (2.36%) Oracle
6 4 (1.89%) TOWER Software
6 4 (1.89%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.94%) Coverity
7 2 (0.94%) IBM
8 1 (0.47%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.47%) hybris
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