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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 13 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 42 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 7.51% 12.73% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.08% 14.43% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 16 34 17
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £23,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £39,250 £42,900
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 198 291 417
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 92.96% 88.18% 84.93%
Number of salaries quoted 187 268 381
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Ipswich over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) QA
2 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 9 (40.91%) Oracle
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Release Management
7 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
7 5 (22.73%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 4 (18.18%) CSS
8 4 (18.18%) OOP
8 4 (18.18%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (18.18%) jQuery
8 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 4 (18.18%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) QlikView
8 4 (18.18%) Analytics
8 4 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (13.64%) BigQuery

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 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (13.64%) SaaS
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
1 1 (4.55%) Broadband
1 1 (4.55%) IPsec
1 1 (4.55%) IPv4
1 1 (4.55%) IPv6
1 1 (4.55%) Multicast
1 1 (4.55%) PPP
1 1 (4.55%) UPnP
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (18.18%) QlikView
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (13.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (13.64%) Big Data
3 3 (13.64%) BigQuery
3 3 (13.64%) Looker
3 3 (13.64%) MySQL
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
1 11 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Software Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Software Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Tester
4 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 4 (18.18%) jQuery
3 3 (13.64%) Ajax
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) CSS3
4 2 (9.09%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) LESS
4 2 (9.09%) Sass
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.55%) Handlebars
5 1 (4.55%) Kendo UI
5 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.55%) RequireJS
5 1 (4.55%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Xbox
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Release Management
2 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
2 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Analytics
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (18.18%) OO
3 4 (18.18%) OOP
3 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) Business Process Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) ETL Development
4 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (13.64%) SOLID
4 3 (13.64%) Test Management
4 3 (13.64%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
5 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Tableau
4 1 (4.55%) HP
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