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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 162 135 173
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 108 159 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 2.01% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.56% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 88 134 76
Average salary £44,000 £41,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.02% +22.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
5813 6218 6455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.06% 78.71% 76.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4661 5094 5519
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 March 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 March 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
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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 +9 78 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Essex -19 14 £36,000 -26.15%
Hertfordshire -3 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Suffolk -14 4 £52,250 +39.33%
Bedfordshire +10 1 £40,000 +10.34%
Norfolk -6 1 £27,500 -17.29%
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 98 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (42.03%) QA
3 79 (38.16%) SQL
4 76 (36.71%) Degree
5 74 (35.75%) Software Testing
6 68 (32.85%) Selenium
7 66 (31.88%) Java
8 65 (31.40%) Python
9 61 (29.47%) Test Scripting
10 57 (27.54%) C#
11 51 (24.64%) C++
11 51 (24.64%) Scrum
12 43 (20.77%) Finance
13 41 (19.81%) XML
14 39 (18.84%) OO
14 39 (18.84%) Linux
14 39 (18.84%) Software Engineering
15 38 (18.36%) Automated Testing
16 36 (17.39%) Web Services
17 35 (16.91%) JavaScript
18 33 (15.94%) ISEB
19 32 (15.46%) Microsoft
20 31 (14.98%) Computer Science
21 30 (14.49%) Manual Testing
21 30 (14.49%) JIRA
22 29 (14.01%) Regression Testing
22 29 (14.01%) BDD
23 28 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
24 27 (13.04%) C
25 26 (12.56%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (6.28%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (5.31%) MS Office
2 8 (3.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.28%) Internet
2 11 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.83%) IPv4
4 9 (4.35%) HTTP
5 8 (3.86%) ICMP
6 6 (2.90%) Wireless
7 3 (1.45%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.97%) LTE
8 2 (0.97%) 2G
8 2 (0.97%) VLAN
8 2 (0.97%) 3G
8 2 (0.97%) Intranet
8 2 (0.97%) VPN
8 2 (0.97%) DNS
8 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.97%) SSL
9 1 (0.48%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.48%) DHCP
9 1 (0.48%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.93%) Big Data
2 2 (0.97%) MySQL
2 2 (0.97%) DB2
2 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.97%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (32.85%) Selenium
2 30 (14.49%) JIRA
3 25 (12.08%) JUnit
3 25 (12.08%) Cucumber
4 22 (10.63%) Jenkins
5 21 (10.14%) SoapUI
5 21 (10.14%) JBehave
6 18 (8.70%) NUnit
7 16 (7.73%) Subversion
7 16 (7.73%) WebDriver
8 15 (7.25%) JMeter
9 14 (6.76%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (6.76%) WATIR
9 14 (6.76%) SpecFlow
9 14 (6.76%) Calabash
10 13 (6.28%) Bugzilla
11 10 (4.83%) Maven
12 7 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (2.90%) TestNG
14 5 (2.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (20.77%) Finance
2 13 (6.28%) Financial Institution
2 13 (6.28%) Banking
3 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.42%) Marketing
5 3 (1.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.45%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (35.75%) Test Engineer
2 66 (31.88%) Software Engineer
3 57 (27.54%) Software Test Engineer
4 47 (22.71%) Developer
5 37 (17.87%) Tester
6 33 (15.94%) Analyst
7 29 (14.01%) Test Analyst
8 25 (12.08%) Software Developer
9 21 (10.14%) Automation Tester
10 20 (9.66%) Automation Engineer
11 19 (9.18%) Test Automation Engineer
12 16 (7.73%) Team Leader
13 14 (6.76%) Software Tester
13 14 (6.76%) Programmer
13 14 (6.76%) Software Programmer
14 12 (5.80%) QA Analyst
14 12 (5.80%) Test Team Leader
15 11 (5.31%) Automation Team Leader
16 10 (4.83%) Senior Developer
16 10 (4.83%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.81%) XML
2 36 (17.39%) Web Services
3 26 (12.56%) RESTful
4 21 (10.14%) SOAP
5 20 (9.66%) HTML
6 16 (7.73%) Gherkin
7 12 (5.80%) .NET
8 10 (4.83%) J2EE
8 10 (4.83%) EJB
8 10 (4.83%) JDBC
8 10 (4.83%) JSP
8 10 (4.83%) Servlets
8 10 (4.83%) XSD
8 10 (4.83%) DOM
8 10 (4.83%) XSLT
8 10 (4.83%) JAXB
8 10 (4.83%) SAX
8 10 (4.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (4.83%) Struts
8 10 (4.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.98%) Computer Science
2 22 (10.63%) Open Source
3 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.28%) User Experience
5 11 (5.31%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.86%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.90%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.90%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.93%) Statistics
9 4 (1.93%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.93%) Chemistry
9 4 (1.93%) Biology
9 4 (1.93%) Life Science
10 2 (0.97%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.97%) AS400
10 2 (0.97%) PKI
11 1 (0.48%) PMI
11 1 (0.48%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.84%) Linux
2 25 (12.08%) UNIX
2 25 (12.08%) Windows
3 10 (4.83%) AIX
3 10 (4.83%) HPUX
3 10 (4.83%) Solaris
4 5 (2.42%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.97%) VMS
5 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.48%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (35.75%) Software Testing
3 61 (29.47%) Test Scripting
4 51 (24.64%) Scrum
5 39 (18.84%) OO
5 39 (18.84%) Software Engineering
6 38 (18.36%) Automated Testing
7 30 (14.49%) Manual Testing
8 29 (14.01%) BDD
8 29 (14.01%) Regression Testing
9 28 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (11.11%) TDD
11 19 (9.18%) Test Management
12 17 (8.21%) Test Planning
13 15 (7.25%) Unit Testing
13 15 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (6.76%) Performance Testing
14 14 (6.76%) Automation Testing
15 13 (6.28%) Test Strategy
15 13 (6.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.16%) SQL
2 66 (31.88%) Java
3 65 (31.40%) Python
4 57 (27.54%) C#
5 51 (24.64%) C++
6 35 (16.91%) JavaScript
7 27 (13.04%) C
8 18 (8.70%) Ruby
9 13 (6.28%) Perl
10 10 (4.83%) XPath
11 9 (4.35%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.45%) Delphi
14 2 (0.97%) PHP
15 1 (0.48%) VBScript
15 1 (0.48%) VB
15 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.48%) Tcl
15 1 (0.48%) TTCN
15 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 76 (36.71%) Degree
2 33 (15.94%) ISEB
3 26 (12.56%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.83%) Sun Certification
5 8 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.48%) MCPD
7 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (42.03%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (4.83%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.48%) KVM
2 1 (0.48%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.31%) VMware
3 10 (4.83%) Perforce
4 6 (2.90%) HP
5 3 (1.45%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.97%) Coverity
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle
6 2 (0.97%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.97%) SAP
6 2 (0.97%) IBM
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.48%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.48%) hybris
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