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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 33 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.98% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 0.26% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Median salary £25,000 £39,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.89% +20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
185 380 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 91.58% 89.41% 87.91%
Number of salaries quoted 149 335 182
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of job ads across the Ipswich region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) QA
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (81.82%) Asset Management
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (9.09%) Xbox
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (81.82%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Asset Management
1 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
2 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (90.91%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft