The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 94 113 72
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -41
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in East Sussex 0.69% 0.15% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.18% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 7
Average salary £44,000 £41,204 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.78% -45.06%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
South East

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 Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
970 1093 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in East Sussex 84.20% 82.68% 82.20%
Number of salaries quoted 815 924 653
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the East Sussex region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in East Sussex

Test Automation
Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Brighton +10 8 £44,000 +17.33%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Sussex 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 39 (90.70%) Selenium
2 38 (88.37%) Java
3 37 (86.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (86.05%) WebDriver
4 35 (81.40%) C#
5 32 (74.42%) TestNG
6 31 (72.09%) Test Scripting
6 31 (72.09%) SQL
6 31 (72.09%) ISEB
7 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (69.77%) Eclipse
7 30 (69.77%) IntelliJ
8 23 (53.49%) Cucumber
9 20 (46.51%) BDD
9 20 (46.51%) TDD
10 18 (41.86%) SpecFlow
10 18 (41.86%) Test Management
11 17 (39.53%) Automated Testing
12 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
12 16 (37.21%) Firebug
12 16 (37.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (34.88%) Finance
14 14 (32.56%) HTML
15 13 (30.23%) XML
15 13 (30.23%) Subversion
15 13 (30.23%) Maven
15 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
16 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
17 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
18 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Sussex 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (90.70%) Selenium
2 37 (86.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 37 (86.05%) WebDriver
3 32 (74.42%) TestNG
4 30 (69.77%) Eclipse
4 30 (69.77%) IntelliJ
5 23 (53.49%) Cucumber
6 18 (41.86%) SpecFlow
7 16 (37.21%) Firebug
8 13 (30.23%) Subversion
8 13 (30.23%) Maven
8 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
9 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (6.98%) JUnit
11 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (72.09%) Analyst
1 31 (72.09%) Test Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Automation Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Test Leader
4 7 (16.28%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Test Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.33%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.33%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) HTML
2 13 (30.23%) XML
3 7 (16.28%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.33%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Test Scripting
2 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) BDD
3 20 (46.51%) TDD
4 18 (41.86%) Test Management
5 17 (39.53%) Automated Testing
6 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.30%) Scrum
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Testing
8 3 (6.98%) RDF
9 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.65%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
10 1 (2.33%) Test Planning
10 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (88.37%) Java
2 35 (81.40%) C#
3 31 (72.09%) SQL
4 6 (13.95%) VBScript
4 6 (13.95%) VB
4 6 (13.95%) XPath
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (72.09%) ISEB
2 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
2 16 (37.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft