The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 41 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 3 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.21% 0.97% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.17% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Automated Testing
Suffolk

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
189 257 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 76.52% 83.17% 72.83%
Number of salaries quoted 155 240 282
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Ipswich region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Ipswich

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Bugzilla
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (20.00%) Online Games
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) HND
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Bugzilla
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (60.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (20.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) MVC
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft