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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 42 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.41% - 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% - 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £32,500 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
187 262 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 76.02% 83.44% 72.39%
Number of salaries quoted 153 245 283
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (75.00%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) Java
4 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WinForms
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript