The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 156 176 193
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 107 79 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.03% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.35% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 82 68 73
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,350 £66,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6243 5840 6274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 78.13% 75.92% 74.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5126 4893 5321
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +29 48 £40,000 -6.97% 4
Essex +25 31 £45,000 +5.88%
Hertfordshire -25 10 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Suffolk +10 8 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Bedfordshire -19 8 £44,250 -1.66% 1
Norfolk +14 1 £29,000 -14.07%
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 109 (42.41%) SQL
2 107 (41.63%) Java
3 90 (35.02%) C#
4 81 (31.52%) QA
5 79 (30.74%) Degree
6 70 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (27.24%) Test Scripting
7 68 (26.46%) Selenium
8 64 (24.90%) .NET
9 61 (23.74%) Python
10 59 (22.96%) Scrum
11 45 (17.51%) OO
11 45 (17.51%) Performance Testing
12 44 (17.12%) Software Testing
12 44 (17.12%) C++
13 42 (16.34%) Manual Testing
14 40 (15.56%) Perl
14 40 (15.56%) ISEB
15 39 (15.18%) TDD
16 36 (14.01%) Automated Testing
17 35 (13.62%) QuickTest Pro
18 33 (12.84%) Finance
18 33 (12.84%) Windows
19 30 (11.67%) Linux
20 29 (11.28%) Microsoft
21 28 (10.89%) Test Strategy
22 27 (10.51%) Ruby
23 26 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
24 25 (9.73%) Computer Science
24 25 (9.73%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
1 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.39%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 15 (5.84%) MS Office
2 14 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.50%) Oracle CRM
1 9 (3.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.06%) Wireless
2 12 (4.67%) Internet
3 9 (3.50%) SAN
3 9 (3.50%) VPN
3 9 (3.50%) Firewall
4 4 (1.56%) HTTP
5 3 (1.17%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.78%) LTE
6 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.78%) DNS
6 2 (0.78%) 3G
6 2 (0.78%) 2G
7 1 (0.39%) RNC
7 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.39%) IPv4
7 1 (0.39%) GPRS
7 1 (0.39%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.17%) TKPROF
5 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.39%) Text Mining
6 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.39%) Big Data
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 68 (26.46%) Selenium
2 35 (13.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (7.39%) Bugzilla
4 17 (6.61%) JIRA
4 17 (6.61%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.67%) NUnit
5 12 (4.67%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.89%) JUnit
6 10 (3.89%) Git (software)
6 10 (3.89%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.72%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.72%) WinRunner
8 6 (2.33%) Subversion
8 6 (2.33%) FitNesse
8 6 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (2.33%) Moq
9 5 (1.95%) JBehave
9 5 (1.95%) JMeter
9 5 (1.95%) WATIR
9 5 (1.95%) Calabash
General
1 33 (12.84%) Finance
2 18 (7.00%) Marketing
3 14 (5.45%) Automotive
4 3 (1.17%) Electronics
4 3 (1.17%) Publishing
4 3 (1.17%) Local Government
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Games
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (31.13%) Test Engineer
2 62 (24.12%) Analyst
3 53 (20.62%) Test Analyst
4 47 (18.29%) Software Engineer
5 40 (15.56%) Tester
6 38 (14.79%) Software Test Engineer
7 35 (13.62%) Developer
8 21 (8.17%) Automation Engineer
9 18 (7.00%) Automation Specialist
9 18 (7.00%) Test Specialist
10 16 (6.23%) Automation Analyst
11 15 (5.84%) Development Manager
12 11 (4.28%) Software Tester
12 11 (4.28%) Automation Tester
13 10 (3.89%) Test Automation Engineer
13 10 (3.89%) QA Tester
13 10 (3.89%) QA Engineer
13 10 (3.89%) Test Leader
13 10 (3.89%) Capacity Planning Engineer
14 9 (3.50%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (24.90%) .NET
2 25 (9.73%) Web Services
3 21 (8.17%) XML
4 12 (4.67%) HTML
5 10 (3.89%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.11%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.11%) SOAP
7 6 (2.33%) WCF
7 6 (2.33%) RESTful
8 5 (1.95%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.95%) WF
9 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (1.17%) J2EE
10 2 (0.78%) CSS
10 2 (0.78%) Java EE
10 2 (0.78%) REST
10 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.39%) GWT
11 1 (0.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.73%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.61%) Mathematics
3 14 (5.45%) Firmware
4 8 (3.11%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.72%) Open Source
6 6 (2.33%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.33%) Grid Computing
7 5 (1.95%) Social Media
8 4 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.17%) Wiki
9 3 (1.17%) Clustering
9 3 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.78%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.78%) Life Science
10 2 (0.78%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.78%) Biology
10 2 (0.78%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.39%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.84%) Windows
2 30 (11.67%) Linux
3 24 (9.34%) UNIX
4 14 (5.45%) Mac OS X
5 9 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (1.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
1 70 (27.24%) Test Scripting
2 59 (22.96%) Scrum
3 45 (17.51%) OO
3 45 (17.51%) Performance Testing
4 44 (17.12%) Software Testing
5 42 (16.34%) Manual Testing
6 39 (15.18%) TDD
7 36 (14.01%) Automated Testing
8 28 (10.89%) Test Strategy
9 26 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (8.95%) Waterfall
10 23 (8.95%) BDD
11 20 (7.78%) E-Commerce
12 17 (6.61%) Regression Testing
13 15 (5.84%) Requirements Analysis
14 13 (5.06%) Refactoring
14 13 (5.06%) Automation Testing
15 12 (4.67%) Software Engineering
15 12 (4.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (42.41%) SQL
2 107 (41.63%) Java
3 90 (35.02%) C#
4 61 (23.74%) Python
5 44 (17.12%) C++
6 40 (15.56%) Perl
7 27 (10.51%) Ruby
8 22 (8.56%) JavaScript
9 17 (6.61%) VBScript
10 10 (3.89%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.89%) PHP
11 9 (3.50%) VB
11 9 (3.50%) C
12 8 (3.11%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.72%) Delphi
14 6 (2.33%) TTCN
15 4 (1.56%) VBA
16 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 79 (30.74%) Degree
2 40 (15.56%) ISEB
3 23 (8.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (8.56%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.33%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.78%) CISSP
6 2 (0.78%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.78%) CISM
6 2 (0.78%) CEH
7 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.39%) HND
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (31.52%) QA
2 15 (5.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (3.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (3.50%) Puppet
1 9 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.34%) Oracle
3 18 (7.00%) HP
4 12 (4.67%) Sun
5 10 (3.89%) Sybase
6 9 (3.50%) SAP
6 9 (3.50%) Hitachi
6 9 (3.50%) NetApp
6 9 (3.50%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.50%) JD Edwards
6 9 (3.50%) VMware
7 4 (1.56%) Google
8 3 (1.17%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.78%) Progress
10 1 (0.39%) MKS
10 1 (0.39%) Perforce
10 1 (0.39%) Coverity
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