The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 50 65 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.14% 0.21% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 0.25% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 11
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Test Automation
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
332 398 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 88.77% 84.86% 82.71%
Number of salaries quoted 305 345 207
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Ipswich

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Software Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) Calabash
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Online Games
3 6 (66.67%) Android
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 6 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) JUnit
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Games
3 6 (66.67%) ISEB
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
6 2 (22.22%) SDLC
6 2 (22.22%) jQuery

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Calabash
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) JUnit
2 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) QA Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) QA Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
1 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Online Games
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Android
1 6 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Software Testing
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) Python
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
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