The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 71 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.35% 1.00% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.29% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 13
Average salary £47,500 £62,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
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
495 389 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 85.79% 77.64% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 421 310 294
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Suffolk

Test Automation
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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 -13 2 £47,500 +46.15%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Calabash
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Online Games
4 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Volume Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) Calabash
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Capybara
4 1 (11.11%) Gatling
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) RSpec
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Games
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Online Games
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) Volume Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP