The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 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 Peterborough region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 43 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 0.97% 2.08% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.80% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 3
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
261 250 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 84.74% 74.40% 71.13%
Number of salaries quoted 221 214 231
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Test Automation
Cambridgeshire

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Peterborough

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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 7 (87.50%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 5 (62.50%) Quality Management
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (62.50%) LabVIEW
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (37.50%) Embedded C++
6 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) Cucumber

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) LabVIEW
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) Quality Management
1 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Scrum
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (62.50%) Use Case
1 5 (62.50%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) C
2 5 (62.50%) C++
3 4 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (37.50%) Embedded C++
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft