The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 103 99 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.32% 1.22% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.57% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 9
Average salary £33,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £52,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Test Automation
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1067 1086 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 86.12% 78.24% 76.89%
Number of salaries quoted 932 945 928
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in West Sussex

Test Automation
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Crawley -9 2 £33,000 -26.66%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) JUnit
4 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (37.50%) JMeter
5 6 (37.50%) NUnit
5 6 (37.50%) Python
5 6 (37.50%) ISEB
5 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) LoadUI
6 5 (31.25%) Calabash
6 5 (31.25%) TDD
6 5 (31.25%) Appium
6 5 (31.25%) PHP
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) WebLOAD
6 5 (31.25%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
7 4 (25.00%) Tcl
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) Rational Robot
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) Perl

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) JUnit
3 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (37.50%) JMeter
4 6 (37.50%) NUnit
4 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) Calabash
5 5 (31.25%) LoadUI
5 5 (31.25%) Appium
5 5 (31.25%) WebLOAD
6 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (25.00%) Rational Robot
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 1 (6.25%) VectorCAST
9 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 1 (6.25%) Gradle
9 1 (6.25%) MSTest
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) FreeMarker
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow Management
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 3 (18.75%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (31.25%) PHP
4 4 (25.00%) Tcl
4 4 (25.00%) C
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) CSQA
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft