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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 175 207 228
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +21
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 66 55 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.08% 0.75% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.88% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 62 53 37
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £84,500 £44,000
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
5301 6221 6313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 86.45% 85.02% 83.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4398 5250 5047
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Hertfordshire +28 21 £31,500 -64.00%
Suffolk +13 18 £27,500 -34.52% 1
Bedfordshire +22 14 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 9 £27,250 -44.10% 5
Essex +6 3 £52,500 +50.00%
Norfolk -13 1 - -
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 66 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (49.59%) SQL
3 60 (48.78%) QA
4 51 (41.46%) Selenium
5 42 (34.15%) Manual Testing
6 36 (29.27%) Test Scripting
7 34 (27.64%) Test Automation
8 33 (26.83%) C#
9 30 (24.39%) ISEB
9 30 (24.39%) Automated Testing
10 28 (22.76%) Java
11 26 (21.14%) JIRA
12 23 (18.70%) ISTQB
12 23 (18.70%) HP UFT
12 23 (18.70%) HP
12 23 (18.70%) BDD
13 22 (17.89%) Cucumber
13 22 (17.89%) API Testing
13 22 (17.89%) Finance
14 21 (17.07%) Windows
15 20 (16.26%) Oracle
16 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (13.01%) .NET
17 16 (13.01%) Degree
18 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
18 15 (12.20%) Linux
18 15 (12.20%) REST
19 14 (11.38%) WebDriver
19 14 (11.38%) Microsoft
19 14 (11.38%) TDD

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 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Big Data
2 4 (3.25%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (41.46%) Selenium
2 26 (21.14%) JIRA
3 23 (18.70%) HP UFT
4 22 (17.89%) Cucumber
5 14 (11.38%) WebDriver
6 10 (8.13%) SoapUI
7 9 (7.32%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.88%) Robot Framework
8 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.07%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.25%) NUnit
10 4 (3.25%) Ranorex
10 4 (3.25%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.44%) JMeter
12 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.63%) Gatling
12 2 (1.63%) JUnit
13 1 (0.81%) Calabash
13 1 (0.81%) TestRail
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 12 (9.76%) Games
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Advertising
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (41.46%) Analyst
1 51 (41.46%) Test Analyst
2 45 (36.59%) Tester
3 25 (20.33%) Manual Tester
3 25 (20.33%) QA Tester
4 23 (18.70%) Software Tester
5 22 (17.89%) Automation Test Analyst
5 22 (17.89%) Test Engineer
6 20 (16.26%) Automation Tester
7 16 (13.01%) Software Analyst
7 16 (13.01%) Software Test Analyst
7 16 (13.01%) Test Automation Engineer
8 15 (12.20%) QA Manual Tester
9 13 (10.57%) Manual Test Analyst
9 13 (10.57%) QA Analyst
9 13 (10.57%) QA Automation Tester
9 13 (10.57%) QA Test Analyst
10 12 (9.76%) Software QA Tester
11 11 (8.94%) QA Automation Analyst
12 9 (7.32%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.01%) .NET
2 15 (12.20%) REST
3 10 (8.13%) SOAP
4 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.88%) CSS
5 6 (4.88%) HTML
6 4 (3.25%) Sass
7 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.44%) Web Services
8 2 (1.63%) CSS3
8 2 (1.63%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.63%) JSON
9 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.81%) RESTful
9 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.76%) Online Games
3 7 (5.69%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.07%) iPad
5 4 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.25%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.25%) Statistics
5 4 (3.25%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Home Automation
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.07%) Windows
2 15 (12.20%) Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.15%) Manual Testing
3 36 (29.27%) Test Scripting
4 34 (27.64%) Test Automation
5 30 (24.39%) Automated Testing
6 23 (18.70%) BDD
7 22 (17.89%) API Testing
8 14 (11.38%) TDD
9 13 (10.57%) Functional Testing
9 13 (10.57%) Scrum
9 13 (10.57%) Software Testing
10 12 (9.76%) Test Management
10 12 (9.76%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.76%) Web Testing
11 11 (8.94%) Waterfall
12 10 (8.13%) Agile Testing
12 10 (8.13%) Performance Testing
12 10 (8.13%) V-Model
13 9 (7.32%) Integration Testing
13 9 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (49.59%) SQL
2 33 (26.83%) C#
3 28 (22.76%) Java
4 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.13%) VB
6 9 (7.32%) Perl
7 7 (5.69%) Python
7 7 (5.69%) Ruby
8 6 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.25%) C
10 2 (1.63%) PHP
10 2 (1.63%) Scala
11 1 (0.81%) C++
11 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (24.39%) ISEB
2 23 (18.70%) ISTQB
3 16 (13.01%) Degree
4 4 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (48.78%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (18.70%) HP
2 20 (16.26%) Oracle
3 14 (11.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.25%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
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