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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 161 163 189
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 105 114 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.38% 1.38% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.72% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70 87 65
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 £27,500 £33,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £68,100 £68,000
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
6245 6632 6218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 81.78% 80.15% 78.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5163 5483 5283
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +4 53 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Hertfordshire +15 26 £38,750 -29.54% 4
Essex -16 15 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Suffolk -3 10 £31,250 -21.87%
Norfolk +3 1 - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 115 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (51.60%) QA
3 83 (37.90%) Selenium
4 73 (33.33%) Degree
5 72 (32.88%) SQL
6 67 (30.59%) Java
7 65 (29.68%) Software Testing
8 62 (28.31%) Python
9 61 (27.85%) Scrum
10 59 (26.94%) C#
10 59 (26.94%) Test Scripting
11 49 (22.37%) Finance
11 49 (22.37%) C++
12 38 (17.35%) JIRA
13 37 (16.89%) XML
14 36 (16.44%) TDD
15 35 (15.98%) SDLC
15 35 (15.98%) Software Engineering
15 35 (15.98%) Computer Science
16 34 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (15.53%) HTML
16 34 (15.53%) Microsoft
16 34 (15.53%) Cucumber
17 33 (15.07%) Linux
17 33 (15.07%) Manual Testing
18 32 (14.61%) Windows
19 31 (14.16%) Automated Testing
20 29 (13.24%) Regression Testing
20 29 (13.24%) OO
21 28 (12.79%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 14 (6.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.46%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.91%) AWD
2 1 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.39%) Internet
2 11 (5.02%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.57%) Wireless
4 9 (4.11%) ICMP
5 3 (1.37%) HTTP
5 3 (1.37%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.37%) IPv4
6 2 (0.91%) Intranet
6 2 (0.91%) 3G
6 2 (0.91%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.91%) LTE
6 2 (0.91%) 2G
7 1 (0.46%) RNC
7 1 (0.46%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.57%) DB2
1 10 (4.57%) DbVisualizer
1 10 (4.57%) Big Data
2 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.91%) MySQL
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 83 (37.90%) Selenium
2 38 (17.35%) JIRA
3 34 (15.53%) Cucumber
4 22 (10.05%) SoapUI
4 22 (10.05%) HP UFT
5 20 (9.13%) Subversion
6 17 (7.76%) WebDriver
7 16 (7.31%) Jenkins
8 13 (5.94%) JMeter
8 13 (5.94%) Bugzilla
9 12 (5.48%) NUnit
9 12 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.20%) JUnit
11 5 (2.28%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.28%) TestDirector
12 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.83%) GCC
13 3 (1.37%) CruiseControl
13 3 (1.37%) Maven
13 3 (1.37%) XMLSpy
General
1 49 (22.37%) Finance
2 11 (5.02%) Retail
3 10 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.11%) Electronics
5 7 (3.20%) Marketing
5 7 (3.20%) Banking
6 6 (2.74%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.37%) Games
9 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.91%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (28.77%) Tester
2 52 (23.74%) Developer
3 51 (23.29%) Software Engineer
4 49 (22.37%) Test Engineer
5 48 (21.92%) Analyst
6 41 (18.72%) Test Analyst
7 39 (17.81%) Software Test Engineer
8 36 (16.44%) Automation Tester
9 32 (14.61%) Software Developer
10 18 (8.22%) Programmer
10 18 (8.22%) Software Tester
10 18 (8.22%) Software Programmer
11 17 (7.76%) QA Analyst
11 17 (7.76%) Software Test Analyst
12 14 (6.39%) Selenium Tester
13 10 (4.57%) Test Manager
14 9 (4.11%) Senior Developer
14 9 (4.11%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (4.11%) Release Engineer
15 8 (3.65%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.89%) XML
2 34 (15.53%) HTML
3 17 (7.76%) SOAP
4 16 (7.31%) Web Services
4 16 (7.31%) RESTful
5 13 (5.94%) J2EE
6 12 (5.48%) Gherkin
7 11 (5.02%) Flash
8 8 (3.65%) WPF
9 7 (3.20%) .NET
10 4 (1.83%) CSS
10 4 (1.83%) Java EE
10 4 (1.83%) Middleware
11 3 (1.37%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.37%) Spring
11 3 (1.37%) JSF
11 3 (1.37%) JAXB
11 3 (1.37%) SAX
11 3 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.98%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.94%) User Experience
3 13 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.48%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.57%) Internet of Things
6 8 (3.65%) Algorithms
6 8 (3.65%) Statistics
7 6 (2.74%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.28%) AS400
9 3 (1.37%) NHS
9 3 (1.37%) Online Games
10 2 (0.91%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.46%) DTV
11 1 (0.46%) PMI
11 1 (0.46%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.07%) Linux
2 32 (14.61%) Windows
3 26 (11.87%) UNIX
4 13 (5.94%) Android
5 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.37%) AIX
6 3 (1.37%) HPUX
6 3 (1.37%) Solaris
7 2 (0.91%) VMS
7 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.68%) Software Testing
3 61 (27.85%) Scrum
4 59 (26.94%) Test Scripting
5 36 (16.44%) TDD
6 35 (15.98%) Software Engineering
6 35 (15.98%) SDLC
7 34 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (15.07%) Manual Testing
9 31 (14.16%) Automated Testing
10 29 (13.24%) OO
10 29 (13.24%) Regression Testing
11 27 (12.33%) BDD
12 22 (10.05%) Test Strategy
12 22 (10.05%) System Testing
13 18 (8.22%) Test Management
13 18 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (8.22%) Performance Testing
14 17 (7.76%) Kanban
15 15 (6.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (32.88%) SQL
2 67 (30.59%) Java
3 62 (28.31%) Python
4 59 (26.94%) C#
5 49 (22.37%) C++
6 26 (11.87%) JavaScript
7 23 (10.50%) C
8 14 (6.39%) Perl
9 10 (4.57%) Ruby
10 8 (3.65%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.37%) XPath
13 2 (0.91%) PHP
13 2 (0.91%) VBScript
13 2 (0.91%) VB
14 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.46%) VBA
14 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.46%) TTCN
14 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 73 (33.33%) Degree
2 28 (12.79%) ISEB
3 21 (9.59%) ISTQB
4 11 (5.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.37%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.46%) MCPD
7 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (51.60%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (6.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.91%) Puppet
2 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.39%) Perforce
3 10 (4.57%) Oracle
4 9 (4.11%) HP
5 8 (3.65%) WorldPay
6 7 (3.20%) TOWER Software
7 6 (2.74%) VMware
8 5 (2.28%) SAP
9 4 (1.83%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.37%) IBM
11 2 (0.91%) Coverity
12 1 (0.46%) hybris
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