Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 38 70 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 6.86% 7.25% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.82% 8.22% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 38 62 51
Suffolk median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,025 £23,250
90th Percentile £46,125 £45,000 £45,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 486 852 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 87.73% 88.20% 87.47%
Number of salaries quoted 456 739 663
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,450 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Suffolk.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Suffolk

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Suffolk over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -8 23 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Stowmarket +1 5 £23,500 -6.00%
Bury St Edmunds +18 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 28 (73.68%) QA
2 21 (55.26%) SQL
3 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (36.84%) ISEB
5 14 (36.84%) Test Strategy
6 9 (23.68%) Degree
7 8 (21.05%) Oracle
7 8 (21.05%) Windows
7 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 7 (18.42%) C#
8 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
8 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
8 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
9 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.16%) ETL
10 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.16%) .NET
10 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
11 4 (10.53%) Big Data
11 4 (10.53%) Selenium
11 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (10.53%) Release Management
11 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (10.53%) Test Management
11 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
12 3 (7.89%) Finance

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.89%) SaaS
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Big Data
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) Looker
3 3 (7.89%) QlikView
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.26%) BigQuery
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) NUnit
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Analyst
1 25 (65.79%) Test Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) QA Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) QA Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) QA Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Graduate
4 8 (21.05%) Graduate Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Graduate Test Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) QA Test Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Tester
5 7 (18.42%) Graduate QA Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Software Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Software Tester
8 4 (10.53%) Developer
8 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
9 3 (7.89%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 2 (5.26%) WPF
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Avro
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) Xbox
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Online Games
4 1 (2.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) Test Strategy
4 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
4 7 (18.42%) SDLC
4 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.16%) ETL
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Release Management
7 4 (10.53%) Test Management
8 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (7.89%) ETL Development
8 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) ISEB
2 9 (23.68%) Degree
3 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (73.68%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Tableau