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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 17 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 56 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 11.49% 10.02% 4.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.70% 11.50% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 46 44 30
Median salary £38,750 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,625 £24,325 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £47,500 £43,425
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 Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 370 487 561
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 90.46% 87.12% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1550 1865 1862
Median salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £55,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury St Edmunds +14 17 £42,750 -5.00% 1
Ipswich -14 16 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Stowmarket - 4 £23,500 - 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 42 (68.85%) SQL
2 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
4 26 (42.62%) QA
5 25 (40.98%) .NET
5 25 (40.98%) C#
6 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
7 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
8 19 (31.15%) ISEB
9 18 (29.51%) HTML
9 18 (29.51%) ASP.NET
9 18 (29.51%) CSS
9 18 (29.51%) .NET Framework
9 18 (29.51%) TDD
9 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
10 17 (27.87%) Test Strategy
10 17 (27.87%) MVVM
11 16 (26.23%) jQuery
11 16 (26.23%) Oracle
12 15 (24.59%) Windows
12 15 (24.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (22.95%) Entity Framework
13 14 (22.95%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (22.95%) MVC
14 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
14 13 (21.31%) Razor View Engine
14 13 (21.31%) LINQ
14 13 (21.31%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 3 (4.92%) CMS
1 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (4.92%) SaaS
3 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.64%) Broadband
2 1 (1.64%) IPsec
2 1 (1.64%) IPv4
2 1 (1.64%) IPv6
2 1 (1.64%) Multicast
2 1 (1.64%) PPP
2 1 (1.64%) UPnP
2 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.56%) QlikView
6 3 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (4.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (4.92%) Big Data
6 3 (4.92%) BigQuery
6 3 (4.92%) Looker
6 3 (4.92%) MySQL
7 1 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.48%) NuGet
4 5 (8.20%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) Subversion
6 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.92%) Selenium
7 2 (3.28%) Mercurial
7 2 (3.28%) PHPUnit
7 2 (3.28%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Developer
2 26 (42.62%) Analyst
2 26 (42.62%) Test Analyst
3 15 (24.59%) .NET Developer
4 13 (21.31%) QA Analyst
4 13 (21.31%) QA Test Analyst
5 12 (19.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (19.67%) C# Developer
5 12 (19.67%) Senior Developer
6 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (18.03%) Senior Systems Developer
6 11 (18.03%) Systems Developer
7 10 (16.39%) Test Engineer
8 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (13.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (13.11%) QA Engineer
8 8 (13.11%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (13.11%) Software Analyst
8 8 (13.11%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (13.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) .NET
2 18 (29.51%) .NET Framework
2 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
2 18 (29.51%) ASP.NET
2 18 (29.51%) CSS
2 18 (29.51%) HTML
3 16 (26.23%) jQuery
4 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (22.95%) Entity Framework
4 14 (22.95%) KnockoutJS
5 13 (21.31%) LINQ
5 13 (21.31%) Razor View Engine
5 13 (21.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (6.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (6.56%) Reactive Extensions
6 4 (6.56%) WCF
7 3 (4.92%) Silverlight
7 3 (4.92%) WPF
8 2 (3.28%) Ajax
8 2 (3.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
5 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Life Science
6 2 (3.28%) Xbox
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) PKI
7 1 (1.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) TDD
3 17 (27.87%) MVVM
3 17 (27.87%) Test Strategy
4 14 (22.95%) MVC
5 12 (19.67%) SOLID
6 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (18.03%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
7 10 (16.39%) SDLC
7 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.11%) Dependency Injection
10 7 (11.48%) CRM
10 7 (11.48%) DevOps
10 7 (11.48%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (11.48%) Release Management
10 7 (11.48%) Test Management
10 7 (11.48%) Web Development
11 6 (9.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (68.85%) SQL
2 25 (40.98%) C#
3 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.56%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.28%) Java
6 2 (3.28%) PHP
6 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) ISEB
2 11 (18.03%) Degree
3 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (42.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.23%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Tableau
4 2 (3.28%) HP
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