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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 61 41 55
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.42% 3.29% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 4.07% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 1
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% +56.86%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
382 246 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 79.92% 80.92% 71.52%
Number of salaries quoted 338 187 213
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Capybara
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Capybara
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft