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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 55 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.28% 0.91% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.10% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 12
Median salary £40,000 £40,750 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.84% +5.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £42,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
480 546 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 88.07% 83.23% 85.61%
Number of salaries quoted 449 495 365
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of job ads across the Suffolk region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +24 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £60,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 6 (60.00%) Online Games
4 6 (60.00%) Android
4 6 (60.00%) Perl
4 6 (60.00%) JUnit
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) ISEB
4 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) Games
4 6 (60.00%) Calabash
4 6 (60.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 3 (30.00%) .NET
7 3 (30.00%) High Availability
8 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
8 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (60.00%) Calabash
3 6 (60.00%) JUnit
3 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Jtest
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Online Games
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Android
1 6 (60.00%) Apple iOS
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) Python
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (10.00%) New Relic
2 1 (10.00%) SOASTA, Inc