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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 154 139 187
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +48
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 100 108 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.37% 1.65% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.05% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 88 85 81
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £34,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
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
5913 5280 6536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 81.24% 80.50% 76.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4703 4254 5633
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £62,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +5 54 £40,750 +1.87% 14
Hertfordshire +14 32 £45,000 -
Essex -32 8 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Suffolk -12 5 £62,500 +38.88%
Bedfordshire -4 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 90 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (40.00%) QA
2 82 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 77 (37.56%) Java
4 76 (37.07%) Selenium
5 75 (36.59%) Software Testing
6 74 (36.10%) SQL
7 59 (28.78%) Degree
8 57 (27.80%) Finance
9 52 (25.37%) Python
10 50 (24.39%) Scrum
11 49 (23.90%) XML
12 45 (21.95%) C#
12 45 (21.95%) Web Services
12 45 (21.95%) ISEB
13 41 (20.00%) BDD
14 40 (19.51%) JUnit
15 37 (18.05%) JavaScript
15 37 (18.05%) Automated Testing
15 37 (18.05%) Manual Testing
16 36 (17.56%) Linux
17 33 (16.10%) OO
17 33 (16.10%) C++
17 33 (16.10%) JBehave
17 33 (16.10%) Software Engineering
17 33 (16.10%) ISTQB
18 32 (15.61%) RESTful
19 29 (14.15%) Regression Testing
19 29 (14.15%) Computer Science
20 28 (13.66%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.85%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.98%) JBoss
3 2 (0.98%) Node.js
4 1 (0.49%) Drupal
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) SaaS
1 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.85%) Internet
1 12 (5.85%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.88%) IPv4
3 7 (3.41%) HTTP
4 5 (2.44%) VLAN
4 5 (2.44%) ICMP
5 4 (1.95%) Wireless
6 3 (1.46%) NAS
6 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.46%) SAN
6 3 (1.46%) IPv6
7 2 (0.98%) SSL
7 2 (0.98%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) DNS
8 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) MySQL
2 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.98%) Big Data
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.49%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) DB2
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 76 (37.07%) Selenium
2 40 (19.51%) JUnit
3 33 (16.10%) JBehave
4 27 (13.17%) Jenkins
5 26 (12.68%) Cucumber
5 26 (12.68%) JIRA
6 25 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
7 24 (11.71%) NUnit
8 21 (10.24%) Calabash
8 21 (10.24%) SpecFlow
8 21 (10.24%) WATIR
9 19 (9.27%) WebDriver
10 14 (6.83%) JMeter
10 14 (6.83%) Subversion
11 13 (6.34%) SoapUI
12 10 (4.88%) Bugzilla
12 10 (4.88%) Maven
13 7 (3.41%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.93%) TestNG
14 6 (2.93%) TestComplete
General
1 57 (27.80%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Banking
3 10 (4.88%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.46%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.46%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (35.61%) Test Engineer
2 58 (28.29%) Software Engineer
3 53 (25.85%) Software Test Engineer
4 34 (16.59%) Analyst
5 30 (14.63%) Test Analyst
5 30 (14.63%) Automation Engineer
6 26 (12.68%) Developer
7 24 (11.71%) Tester
7 24 (11.71%) Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (6.34%) Team Leader
9 12 (5.85%) Software Developer
10 11 (5.37%) Senior Test Engineer
10 11 (5.37%) QA Analyst
10 11 (5.37%) Automation Tester
11 10 (4.88%) Development Manager
11 10 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (4.88%) Software Tester
11 10 (4.88%) Java Developer
12 9 (4.39%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.90%) XML
2 45 (21.95%) Web Services
3 32 (15.61%) RESTful
4 21 (10.24%) Gherkin
5 19 (9.27%) HTML
6 16 (7.80%) .NET
7 14 (6.83%) J2EE
8 12 (5.85%) jQuery
9 11 (5.37%) SOAP
10 10 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (4.88%) SAX
10 10 (4.88%) JAXB
10 10 (4.88%) Struts
10 10 (4.88%) EJB
10 10 (4.88%) JDBC
10 10 (4.88%) JSP
10 10 (4.88%) Servlets
10 10 (4.88%) XSD
10 10 (4.88%) DOM
10 10 (4.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.15%) Computer Science
2 28 (13.66%) Open Source
3 22 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.85%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.44%) User Experience
6 5 (2.44%) iPhone
7 4 (1.95%) Life Science
7 4 (1.95%) Chemistry
7 4 (1.95%) Biology
7 4 (1.95%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.46%) IPTV
9 2 (0.98%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.98%) PKI
9 2 (0.98%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.49%) AS400
10 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.56%) Linux
2 27 (13.17%) UNIX
3 26 (12.68%) Windows
4 10 (4.88%) AIX
4 10 (4.88%) HPUX
4 10 (4.88%) Solaris
5 2 (0.98%) Android
5 2 (0.98%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.49%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 75 (36.59%) Software Testing
4 50 (24.39%) Scrum
5 41 (20.00%) BDD
6 37 (18.05%) Automated Testing
6 37 (18.05%) Manual Testing
7 33 (16.10%) OO
7 33 (16.10%) Software Engineering
8 29 (14.15%) Regression Testing
9 27 (13.17%) TDD
10 26 (12.68%) Automation Testing
11 23 (11.22%) Test Management
11 23 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (10.73%) Test Planning
13 19 (9.27%) Performance Testing
14 17 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (6.83%) Test Strategy
16 11 (5.37%) Load Testing
16 11 (5.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 77 (37.56%) Java
2 74 (36.10%) SQL
3 52 (25.37%) Python
4 45 (21.95%) C#
5 37 (18.05%) JavaScript
6 33 (16.10%) C++
7 26 (12.68%) Ruby
8 24 (11.71%) C
9 11 (5.37%) Perl
10 10 (4.88%) XPath
11 7 (3.41%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.93%) PHP
13 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.95%) VBA
14 4 (1.95%) Delphi
14 4 (1.95%) Scala
15 3 (1.46%) VBScript
15 3 (1.46%) VB
15 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (28.78%) Degree
2 45 (21.95%) ISEB
3 33 (16.10%) ISTQB
4 15 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.88%) Sun Certification
6 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.95%) MCP
8 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.49%) MCPD
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.88%) VirtualBox
3 4 (1.95%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (7.80%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.83%) VMware
3 13 (6.34%) HP
4 4 (1.95%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.95%) Perforce
5 3 (1.46%) NetApp
5 3 (1.46%) Hitachi
5 3 (1.46%) Sun
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle
7 1 (0.49%) hybris
7 1 (0.49%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.49%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Thunderhead
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