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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 45 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 11 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.81% 2.79% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 3.59% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 2
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +27.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
317 251 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 80.87% 77.71% 78.91%
Number of salaries quoted 249 179 203
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 12 (57.14%) QA
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) Ant
3 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
3 8 (38.10%) MSBuild
3 8 (38.10%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (33.33%) JIRA
4 7 (33.33%) Bugzilla
5 6 (28.57%) MS Office
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
6 4 (19.05%) NuGet
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
6 4 (19.05%) SonarQube
6 4 (19.05%) Subversion
6 4 (19.05%) Selenium
6 4 (19.05%) FxCop
6 4 (19.05%) StyleCop
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) Internet
7 3 (14.29%) Windows
8 2 (9.52%) ISEB
8 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
8 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
9 1 (4.76%) Grunt
9 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (4.76%) Sass
9 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Ant
1 8 (38.10%) MSBuild
1 8 (38.10%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 7 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 4 (19.05%) SonarQube
4 4 (19.05%) NuGet
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
4 4 (19.05%) FxCop
4 4 (19.05%) StyleCop
4 4 (19.05%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.76%) PHPUnit
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.76%) Grunt
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Release Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Build Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Build and Release Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) X-Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Symfony
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
1 1 (4.76%) Sass
1 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) MVC
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft