Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 26 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 24 49 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 6.28% 9.01% 5.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.04% 10.23% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24 41 34
Ipswich median annual salary £37,500 £31,900 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.55% -14.93% +4.90%
10th Percentile £28,825 £20,750 £21,850
90th Percentile £50,500 £40,000 £47,625
Suffolk median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 341 479 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 89.27% 88.05% 88.23%
Number of salaries quoted 323 400 505
Ipswich median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £23,200 £23,700
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Ipswich

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Ipswich

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Ipswich over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 17 (70.83%) QA
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Test Strategy
4 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (20.83%) Big Data
6 5 (20.83%) SDLC
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (16.67%) ETL
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.67%) Tableau
7 4 (16.67%) Selenium
7 4 (16.67%) QlikView
7 4 (16.67%) Release Management
7 4 (16.67%) Looker
8 3 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (12.50%) SaaS
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Big Data
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.67%) Looker
2 4 (16.67%) QlikView
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (12.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 3 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (12.50%) BigQuery
3 3 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) NUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
1 13 (54.17%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 6 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
5 4 (16.67%) QA Tester
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Graduate
6 3 (12.50%) Graduate Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Graduate Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Lead Tester
6 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Avro
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (8.33%) Xbox
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Test Strategy
3 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) ETL
5 4 (16.67%) Release Management
6 3 (12.50%) Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) ETL Development
6 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) OOP
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (70.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Tableau
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft