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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 179 257 241
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -16
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 69 21 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.05% 0.28% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.33% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 66 19 56
Median salary £38,250 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,900 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
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
5696 6289 6870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 86.57% 83.24% 81.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4725 5137 5653
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +39 23 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +4 19 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Essex +16 12 £45,000 -33.33%
Suffolk +17 10 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire +9 5 £50,000 +53.84% 4
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 78 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (50.39%) QA
3 58 (45.67%) Selenium
4 52 (40.94%) SQL
5 42 (33.07%) Manual Testing
6 37 (29.13%) Test Scripting
7 36 (28.35%) Automated Testing
8 34 (26.77%) TDD
9 33 (25.98%) ISEB
10 32 (25.20%) Java
11 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
12 28 (22.05%) Test Automation
13 27 (21.26%) BDD
13 27 (21.26%) SDLC
14 26 (20.47%) JIRA
15 24 (18.90%) Scrum
15 24 (18.90%) ISTQB
15 24 (18.90%) HP
15 24 (18.90%) C#
16 23 (18.11%) HP UFT
17 21 (16.54%) JavaScript
17 21 (16.54%) REST
18 20 (15.75%) Waterfall
18 20 (15.75%) Finance
19 19 (14.96%) .NET
19 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
19 19 (14.96%) SoapUI
20 18 (14.17%) Test Management
20 18 (14.17%) Performance Testing
21 17 (13.39%) 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 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS Office
3 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) HTTP
2 2 (1.57%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.57%) 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 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (45.67%) Selenium
2 26 (20.47%) JIRA
3 23 (18.11%) HP UFT
4 19 (14.96%) SoapUI
5 17 (13.39%) WebDriver
6 16 (12.60%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.72%) Hudson
7 6 (4.72%) JMeter
7 6 (4.72%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.36%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.57%) Gatling
10 2 (1.57%) JUnit
10 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.79%) Ant
11 1 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.79%) Maven
11 1 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Games
3 7 (5.51%) Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) Electronics
5 2 (1.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (33.07%) Tester
2 30 (23.62%) Test Engineer
3 29 (22.83%) Analyst
4 28 (22.05%) Test Analyst
5 26 (20.47%) QA Tester
6 18 (14.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 16 (12.60%) Automation Tester
8 15 (11.81%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (10.24%) QA Engineer
10 12 (9.45%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (7.87%) Developer
11 10 (7.87%) Software Tester
12 9 (7.09%) Software Analyst
12 9 (7.09%) Software Test Analyst
13 8 (6.30%) Java Engineer
13 8 (6.30%) Manual Tester
13 8 (6.30%) Web Engineer
14 7 (5.51%) QA Automation Tester
14 7 (5.51%) Software Developer
15 6 (4.72%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) REST
2 19 (14.96%) .NET
3 12 (9.45%) SOAP
4 11 (8.66%) CSS
5 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET
6 8 (6.30%) Web Services
7 7 (5.51%) HTML
8 5 (3.94%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.94%) jQuery
9 4 (3.15%) Sass
9 4 (3.15%) XML
10 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.57%) CSS3
10 2 (1.57%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.57%) JSON
11 1 (0.79%) COM
11 1 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.02%) Online Games
3 9 (7.09%) iPad
4 8 (6.30%) NHS
5 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.72%) Replication
6 4 (3.15%) User Experience
7 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.57%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.79%) BBC
8 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) Android
1 6 (4.72%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.15%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.07%) Manual Testing
3 37 (29.13%) Test Scripting
4 36 (28.35%) Automated Testing
5 34 (26.77%) TDD
6 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
7 28 (22.05%) Test Automation
8 27 (21.26%) BDD
8 27 (21.26%) SDLC
9 24 (18.90%) Scrum
10 20 (15.75%) Waterfall
11 18 (14.17%) Performance Testing
11 18 (14.17%) Test Management
12 16 (12.60%) V-Model
13 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
13 15 (11.81%) Regression Testing
14 14 (11.02%) API Testing
15 11 (8.66%) E-Commerce
16 10 (7.87%) Web Testing
17 9 (7.09%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.94%) SQL
2 32 (25.20%) Java
3 24 (18.90%) C#
4 21 (16.54%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.02%) Perl
6 11 (8.66%) Python
7 10 (7.87%) VB
8 5 (3.94%) Ruby
9 2 (1.57%) C
9 2 (1.57%) C++
9 2 (1.57%) Scala
10 1 (0.79%) Groovy
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) ISEB
2 24 (18.90%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.81%) Degree
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (50.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (18.90%) HP
2 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.36%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.36%) Twitter
4 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.57%) Facebook
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle
5 1 (0.79%) Apple
5 1 (0.79%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.79%) Xamarin
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