The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 185 247 229
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -18
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 56 31 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 0.40% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.48% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 56 27 54
Median salary £39,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,000 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Automation Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5584 6526 6896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 85.84% 84.17% 82.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4721 5394 5689
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the East of England region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Automation Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +9 17 £37,500 +5.63%
Hertfordshire +37 15 £50,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +16 9 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Suffolk +14 8 £35,000 - 1
Essex +15 7 £40,000 -40.74% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 East of England region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 76 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (48.41%) QA
3 57 (45.24%) Selenium
4 56 (44.44%) SQL
5 42 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 40 (31.75%) Test Scripting
7 35 (27.78%) Automated Testing
8 32 (25.40%) Java
9 30 (23.81%) C#
9 30 (23.81%) Test Automation
10 29 (23.02%) ISEB
10 29 (23.02%) TDD
11 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
12 26 (20.63%) HP
12 26 (20.63%) BDD
13 25 (19.84%) HP UFT
13 25 (19.84%) JIRA
14 24 (19.05%) ISTQB
14 24 (19.05%) REST
15 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
15 23 (18.25%) JavaScript
16 22 (17.46%) Finance
16 22 (17.46%) Scrum
17 20 (15.87%) .NET
18 19 (15.08%) SoapUI
19 18 (14.29%) Waterfall
19 18 (14.29%) Cucumber
19 18 (14.29%) Test Management
19 18 (14.29%) Functional Testing
20 17 (13.49%) WebDriver

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (1.59%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) VoIP
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 57 (45.24%) Selenium
2 25 (19.84%) HP UFT
2 25 (19.84%) JIRA
3 19 (15.08%) SoapUI
4 18 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 17 (13.49%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.97%) Hudson
7 5 (3.97%) JMeter
7 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.59%) Gatling
8 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.59%) JUnit
8 2 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.79%) Ant
9 1 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.79%) TestRail
9 1 (0.79%) YouTrack
General
1 22 (17.46%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Games
3 8 (6.35%) Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.59%) Advertising
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (34.92%) Tester
2 35 (27.78%) Analyst
3 34 (26.98%) Test Analyst
4 29 (23.02%) Test Engineer
5 28 (22.22%) QA Tester
6 20 (15.87%) Automation Test Analyst
7 19 (15.08%) Automation Tester
8 16 (12.70%) Software Test Engineer
8 16 (12.70%) Software Tester
9 15 (11.90%) Test Automation Engineer
10 14 (11.11%) Manual Tester
11 13 (10.32%) Software Analyst
11 13 (10.32%) Software Test Analyst
12 12 (9.52%) QA Engineer
13 11 (8.73%) QA Automation Tester
14 10 (7.94%) QA Analyst
14 10 (7.94%) QA Manual Tester
14 10 (7.94%) QA Test Analyst
14 10 (7.94%) Software QA Tester
15 9 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.05%) REST
2 20 (15.87%) .NET
3 14 (11.11%) SOAP
4 12 (9.52%) CSS
5 11 (8.73%) ASP.NET
6 9 (7.14%) Web Services
7 8 (6.35%) HTML
8 5 (3.97%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.97%) jQuery
8 5 (3.97%) Sass
9 4 (3.17%) XML
10 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.59%) CSS3
10 2 (1.59%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.59%) JSON
11 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (12.70%) Online Games
2 9 (7.14%) iPad
3 8 (6.35%) NHS
4 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.97%) Replication
5 5 (3.97%) User Experience
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) BBC
7 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Linux
2 7 (5.56%) Windows
3 5 (3.97%) Android
3 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 40 (31.75%) Test Scripting
4 35 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 30 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 29 (23.02%) TDD
7 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 26 (20.63%) BDD
9 22 (17.46%) Scrum
10 18 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 18 (14.29%) Test Management
10 18 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 17 (13.49%) API Testing
11 17 (13.49%) SDLC
12 16 (12.70%) Performance Testing
13 13 (10.32%) Regression Testing
14 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
14 12 (9.52%) V-Model
15 10 (7.94%) Agile Testing
15 10 (7.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.44%) SQL
2 32 (25.40%) Java
3 30 (23.81%) C#
4 23 (18.25%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.90%) Perl
6 12 (9.52%) VB
7 9 (7.14%) Python
8 6 (4.76%) Ruby
9 3 (2.38%) C
10 2 (1.59%) Scala
11 1 (0.79%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) Groovy
11 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (23.02%) ISEB
2 24 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (48.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (20.63%) HP
2 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle
3 4 (3.17%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.38%) Twitter
5 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.59%) Facebook
6 1 (0.79%) Apple
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Xamarin
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