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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 64 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.44% 0.32% 4.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.37% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 12
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
410 268 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 89.72% 85.35% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 359 214 191
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Calabash
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Online Games
4 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Volume Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) Calabash
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Capybara
4 1 (11.11%) Gatling
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) RSpec
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Games
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Online Games
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) Volume Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP