The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 72 56 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.69% 0.58% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.77% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £65,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
Test Automation
Surrey

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
610 390 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 84.60% 75.44% 72.08%
Number of salaries quoted 537 341 457
Average salary £50,500 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.22% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 Guildford

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Guildford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 13 (81.25%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Load Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
4 8 (50.00%) Open Source
4 8 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
9 2 (12.50%) C#
9 2 (12.50%) C++
9 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
9 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 2 (12.50%) COM
9 2 (12.50%) Windows
9 2 (12.50%) Python
9 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) HTTP
9 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (12.50%) SSL
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Liquibase
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) COM
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) JSF
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Life Science
3 2 (12.50%) Xbox
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Load Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 8 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) OWASP
7 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) CMMI
7 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) BT