The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex 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 Middlesex region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 44 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.09% 0.62% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.80% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 20
Average salary £57,500 £75,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% +87.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £75,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
268 373 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 73.02% 77.23% 78.50%
Number of salaries quoted 215 304 337
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £37,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,500 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Middlesex region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Middlesex

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) JUnit
3 8 (61.54%) UNIX
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) JMeter
3 8 (61.54%) Automated Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Multithreading
3 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
3 8 (61.54%) Open Source
4 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) TestDirector
4 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
4 4 (30.77%) Code Coverage
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
5 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
5 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) JUnit
1 8 (61.54%) JMeter
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
1 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) TestDirector
2 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Software Developer
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineer
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
1 8 (61.54%) Test Engineer
1 8 (61.54%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Testing Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Head of Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) UNIX
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Automated Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 8 (61.54%) Multithreading
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Code Coverage
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center