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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 28 53 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 -  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 0.74% 1.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.84% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 0
Median salary £25,000 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 119 380 337
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 87.50% 90.48% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 105 338 268
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Xbox
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft