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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 166 168 190
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 91 79 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.19% 1.10% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.41% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 72 66 83
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £67,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
6058 5601 6820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 79.47% 78.05% 75.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4745 5778
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £67,500 £60,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014. 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 +24 33 £42,500 +2.40% 3
Essex +31 27 £38,500 -17.20%
Hertfordshire -27 21 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Bedfordshire -35 7 £41,000 -8.88%
Suffolk +7 3 £32,500 -1.51%
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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.

1 103 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (46.36%) Java
3 79 (35.91%) SQL
4 77 (35.00%) C#
5 72 (32.73%) Selenium
6 66 (30.00%) QA
6 66 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 63 (28.64%) Degree
8 55 (25.00%) Scrum
9 52 (23.64%) Software Testing
10 49 (22.27%) Python
11 43 (19.55%) C++
11 43 (19.55%) .NET
12 39 (17.73%) OO
12 39 (17.73%) Manual Testing
13 37 (16.82%) TDD
13 37 (16.82%) Finance
14 36 (16.36%) ISEB
15 33 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
15 33 (15.00%) Windows
16 32 (14.55%) Performance Testing
17 27 (12.27%) Microsoft
17 27 (12.27%) Computer Science
17 27 (12.27%) BDD
18 26 (11.82%) Ruby
18 26 (11.82%) Web Services
18 26 (11.82%) XML
19 25 (11.36%) Test Strategy
20 23 (10.45%) UNIX
20 23 (10.45%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.45%) Node.js
1 1 (0.45%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 15 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.91%) MS Office
3 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Magento
2 7 (3.18%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.55%) Internet
2 8 (3.64%) SAN
3 7 (3.18%) Wireless
3 7 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.27%) VPN
4 5 (2.27%) Firewall
5 4 (1.82%) HTTP
5 4 (1.82%) VLAN
5 4 (1.82%) iSCSI
5 4 (1.82%) IPv6
5 4 (1.82%) NAS
6 2 (0.91%) LTE
6 2 (0.91%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.91%) DNS
6 2 (0.91%) 2G
6 2 (0.91%) 3G
7 1 (0.45%) Intranet
7 1 (0.45%) RNC
7 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.91%) Big Data
2 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.45%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.45%) Text Mining
3 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 72 (32.73%) Selenium
2 33 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (10.00%) JUnit
4 21 (9.55%) Cucumber
5 19 (8.64%) Jenkins
6 16 (7.27%) NUnit
7 15 (6.82%) Bugzilla
8 14 (6.36%) JBehave
9 12 (5.45%) SpecFlow
10 11 (5.00%) WATIR
10 11 (5.00%) JIRA
10 11 (5.00%) Calabash
11 9 (4.09%) WebDriver
12 7 (3.18%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.18%) WinRunner
13 6 (2.73%) JMeter
13 6 (2.73%) FitNesse
14 5 (2.27%) Subversion
14 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio
15 3 (1.36%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (16.82%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Marketing
3 8 (3.64%) Automotive
4 6 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.82%) Banking
5 4 (1.82%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 60 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 46 (20.91%) Tester
3 41 (18.64%) Analyst
4 35 (15.91%) Software Engineer
5 31 (14.09%) Test Analyst
5 31 (14.09%) Automation Engineer
6 30 (13.64%) Developer
7 26 (11.82%) Software Test Engineer
8 17 (7.73%) Test Specialist
9 16 (7.27%) Automation Specialist
10 15 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
10 15 (6.82%) Lead Tester
11 14 (6.36%) Automation Analyst
12 13 (5.91%) QA Tester
12 13 (5.91%) Software Tester
12 13 (5.91%) Automation Tester
13 11 (5.00%) Test Manager
13 11 (5.00%) Development Manager
14 10 (4.55%) QA Analyst
15 8 (3.64%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.55%) .NET
2 26 (11.82%) Web Services
2 26 (11.82%) XML
3 16 (7.27%) HTML
4 11 (5.00%) RESTful
4 11 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.73%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.82%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.36%) J2EE
7 3 (1.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.91%) GWT
8 2 (0.91%) jQuery
8 2 (0.91%) Ext JS
8 2 (0.91%) REST
8 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.91%) CSS
8 2 (0.91%) XHTML
8 2 (0.91%) Ajax
8 2 (0.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.27%) Computer Science
2 22 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.82%) Mathematics
4 13 (5.91%) Open Source
5 12 (5.45%) User Experience
6 7 (3.18%) Firmware
7 6 (2.73%) Grid Computing
7 6 (2.73%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.82%) iPhone
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.36%) IPTV
9 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.91%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.91%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.91%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.91%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.91%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.00%) Windows
2 23 (10.45%) UNIX
3 21 (9.55%) Linux
4 8 (3.64%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 55 (25.00%) Scrum
4 52 (23.64%) Software Testing
5 39 (17.73%) Manual Testing
5 39 (17.73%) OO
6 37 (16.82%) TDD
7 32 (14.55%) Performance Testing
8 27 (12.27%) BDD
9 25 (11.36%) Test Strategy
10 22 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 20 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 20 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (7.27%) Automation Testing
13 15 (6.82%) E-Commerce
13 15 (6.82%) Regression Testing
14 12 (5.45%) SOA
15 11 (5.00%) OOP
15 11 (5.00%) Agile Testing
15 11 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 102 (46.36%) Java
2 79 (35.91%) SQL
3 77 (35.00%) C#
4 49 (22.27%) Python
5 43 (19.55%) C++
6 26 (11.82%) Ruby
7 23 (10.45%) Perl
8 19 (8.64%) JavaScript
9 16 (7.27%) VBScript
10 12 (5.45%) C
11 11 (5.00%) VB
11 11 (5.00%) PHP
12 9 (4.09%) VBA
12 9 (4.09%) Bash Shell
13 7 (3.18%) PowerShell
13 7 (3.18%) T-SQL
13 7 (3.18%) Delphi
14 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.36%) Scala
15 2 (0.91%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 63 (28.64%) Degree
2 36 (16.36%) ISEB
3 22 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.73%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.91%) MCP
6 2 (0.91%) CISSP
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.91%) CISM
6 2 (0.91%) CEH
6 2 (0.91%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (30.00%) QA
2 9 (4.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (3.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (5.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.64%) Puppet
2 8 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.91%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.09%) HP
3 16 (7.27%) Oracle
4 8 (3.64%) Hitachi
4 8 (3.64%) NetApp
4 8 (3.64%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.64%) Sun
4 8 (3.64%) VMware
5 7 (3.18%) JD Edwards
5 7 (3.18%) Sybase
5 7 (3.18%) SAP
6 2 (0.91%) Progress
7 1 (0.45%) Google
7 1 (0.45%) Coverity
7 1 (0.45%) JBoss
7 1 (0.45%) MKS
7 1 (0.45%) Perforce
Hertfordshire
Hudson - London
Salary: £60000 - £650000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago