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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 58 46 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.00% 3.04% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 3.66% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 1
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% +32.35%
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
371 355 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 74.50% 83.14% 75.92%
Number of salaries quoted 291 286 378
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £32,500
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%

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
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram 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 30 January 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 -15 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £35,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) DSDM
2 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) MCPD
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) SQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Development Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) DSDM
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) MCPD
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle