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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 42 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.09% 2.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 2.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 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
300 180 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 84.27% 78.95% 81.79%
Number of salaries quoted 256 158 220
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 13 (92.86%) Java
3 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) QA
4 10 (71.43%) C#
4 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
5 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
6 8 (57.14%) BDD
6 8 (57.14%) Apple iOS
6 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
6 8 (57.14%) Android
6 8 (57.14%) Calabash
6 8 (57.14%) JIRA
6 8 (57.14%) Online Games
6 8 (57.14%) Bugzilla
6 8 (57.14%) Games
6 8 (57.14%) JUnit
6 8 (57.14%) Python
7 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
9 3 (21.43%) VMware
9 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 3 (21.43%) XML
9 3 (21.43%) UNIX
9 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
9 3 (21.43%) Test Management
9 3 (21.43%) Time Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
3 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 8 (57.14%) Calabash
3 8 (57.14%) JUnit
3 8 (57.14%) Bugzilla
3 8 (57.14%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) VisiBroker
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) RSpec
5 1 (7.14%) JMeter
5 1 (7.14%) Capybara
5 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (57.14%) Games
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
2 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 12 (85.71%) Tester
3 10 (71.43%) QA Analyst
4 9 (64.29%) QA Tester
4 9 (64.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 8 (57.14%) Automated Tester
5 8 (57.14%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (21.43%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (21.43%) Graduate Software Tester
6 3 (21.43%) Graduate
6 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Online Games
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) DTV
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Android
2 8 (57.14%) Apple iOS
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
3 8 (57.14%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 3 (21.43%) Time Management
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) SAP