The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Ipswich region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 46 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.69% 0.66% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 0.85% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 4
Average salary £40,000 £25,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.86% -10.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
274 235 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 77.84% 78.07% 79.45%
Number of salaries quoted 191 211 244
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
Suffolk

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
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 25 (89.29%) Test Scripting
2 16 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 15 (53.57%) Perl
3 15 (53.57%) Linux
3 15 (53.57%) Python
4 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
4 13 (46.43%) UNIX
4 13 (46.43%) Java
4 13 (46.43%) Tcl
4 13 (46.43%) Change Management
4 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Project Planning
5 11 (39.29%) SQL
6 10 (35.71%) C#
7 9 (32.14%) Degree
8 7 (25.00%) Agilent
8 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Subversion
8 7 (25.00%) Scrum
9 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Windows
11 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
11 3 (10.71%) QA
12 2 (7.14%) Selenium
12 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
12 2 (7.14%) Physics
12 2 (7.14%) VB
12 2 (7.14%) Oracle

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Test Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) UNIX
3 4 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Test Scripting
2 16 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 13 (46.43%) Change Management
3 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Project Planning
5 7 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) OO
9 1 (3.57%) CRM
9 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) Perl
1 15 (53.57%) Python
2 13 (46.43%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) Tcl
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Agilent
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards