Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 56 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 4.87% 6.50% 6.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 7.29% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18 53 53
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,950 £22,100 £23,250
90th Percentile £49,500 £44,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% -2.35%

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 438 768 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 85.38% 89.10% 87.67%
Number of salaries quoted 393 657 671
Suffolk median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.75% +0.76% -

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 22 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) QA
3 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (24.00%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) e-Learning
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.00%) Unix
7 5 (20.00%) Web Services
7 5 (20.00%) ETL
7 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (20.00%) Serverless
7 5 (20.00%) API Development
7 5 (20.00%) ES6
7 5 (20.00%) Docker
7 5 (20.00%) DevOps

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 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (24.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (20.00%) Serverless
5 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 5 (20.00%) Neo4j
1 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Looker
2 2 (8.00%) QlikView
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.00%) BigQuery
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) LoadUI
5 1 (4.00%) NUnit
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Cloud Developer
4 5 (20.00%) IoT Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Tester
7 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Software Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Node.js
1 5 (20.00%) REST
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Avro
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) e-Learning
1 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) API Development
5 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) ETL
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Release Management
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) ES6
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) MCITP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) HP