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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 62 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.22% 1.24% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 1.50% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 4
Average salary £25,000 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% +80.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
344 468 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 75.94% 82.98% 71.87%
Number of salaries quoted 277 428 400
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 6 (66.67%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) jQuery
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Replication
6 1 (11.11%) WinForms

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Automation Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) WinForms
1 1 (11.11%) WPF
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle