The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 22 22 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 6 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 1.92% 6.19% 10.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 6.32% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 19
Average salary £35,750 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Test Automation
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gatwick
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
68 95 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 65.38% 97.94% 86.17%
Number of salaries quoted 63 90 150
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Gatwick

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Gatwick

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Gatwick

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) WebLOAD
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Calabash
3 1 (25.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (25.00%) Appium
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Python

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebLOAD
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Calabash
2 1 (25.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Robot
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
General
1 3 (75.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) CSQA