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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 54 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.71% 2.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 3.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 0
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
377 204 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 80.56% 80.31% 72.87%
Number of salaries quoted 340 171 209
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
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 2 July 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) QA
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (37.50%) BDD
6 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
6 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (37.50%) Time Management
6 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) Calabash
6 3 (37.50%) SDLC
6 3 (37.50%) JIRA
6 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (37.50%) Test Management
6 3 (37.50%) Online Games
6 3 (37.50%) VisiBroker
6 3 (37.50%) Android
6 3 (37.50%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) UNIX
6 3 (37.50%) Python
6 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 3 (37.50%) JUnit

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (37.50%) VisiBroker
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 3 (37.50%) Bugzilla
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Calabash
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) RSpec
4 1 (12.50%) Capybara
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (37.50%) Games
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (75.00%) Tester
4 5 (62.50%) QA Analyst
5 4 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (37.50%) Graduate
6 3 (37.50%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (37.50%) Graduate Software Tester
6 3 (37.50%) Automated Tester
6 3 (37.50%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (37.50%) Software Tester
6 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Online Games
2 1 (12.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Android
2 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) SAP