The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 52 51 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 15 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.79% 2.33% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 2.90% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 5
Average salary £32,000 £33,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.47% +34.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £29,650 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £25,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Automated Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
404 379 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 75.09% 80.30% 80.23%
Number of salaries quoted 321 286 374
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Suffolk region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Suffolk

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +3 13 £45,000 +28.57%
Stowmarket - 1 £25,500 -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 18 (72.00%) QA
2 11 (44.00%) JIRA
3 10 (40.00%) Bugzilla
4 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (36.00%) MS Office
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Ant
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
5 8 (32.00%) MSBuild
5 8 (32.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (20.00%) ISEB
6 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.00%) Subversion
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) NuGet
7 4 (16.00%) FxCop
7 4 (16.00%) StyleCop
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) Games
8 3 (12.00%) Degree
8 3 (12.00%) Selenium
9 2 (8.00%) Finance
9 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) X-Windows
9 2 (8.00%) Wireless
9 2 (8.00%) Windows

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) JIRA
2 10 (40.00%) Bugzilla
3 8 (32.00%) Ant
3 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (32.00%) MSBuild
3 8 (32.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (16.00%) Subversion
4 4 (16.00%) NuGet
4 4 (16.00%) FxCop
4 4 (16.00%) StyleCop
5 3 (12.00%) Selenium
6 1 (4.00%) Grunt
6 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (12.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Release Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Build and Release Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Build Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Automated Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior
7 1 (4.00%) Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Sass
2 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) Symfony
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (16.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.00%) OOP
5 1 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) Tcl
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (72.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle