The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 142 189 176
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 108 92 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 1.21% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.43% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 91 60 84
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £27,500 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £70,050
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
Test Automation
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
5588 6439 6639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 85.20% 84.88% 82.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4710 5344 5471
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%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in the East of England

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 +22 55 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Hertfordshire +21 18 £42,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 11 £42,500 -
Essex -1 10 £47,500 - 1
Suffolk -2 9 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Norfolk +3 5 £37,750 - 3
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 134 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (42.37%) QA
3 91 (38.56%) Selenium
4 86 (36.44%) SQL
5 77 (32.63%) Finance
6 75 (31.78%) Java
7 69 (29.24%) C#
7 69 (29.24%) Scrum
8 64 (27.12%) Microsoft
8 64 (27.12%) Degree
9 57 (24.15%) BDD
10 56 (23.73%) Cucumber
11 54 (22.88%) JavaScript
12 53 (22.46%) HP UFT
13 49 (20.76%) Test Scripting
14 48 (20.34%) Computer Science
14 48 (20.34%) SQL Server
15 45 (19.07%) Software Testing
16 44 (18.64%) .NET
16 44 (18.64%) Functional Testing
17 43 (18.22%) Python
18 42 (17.80%) JIRA
19 39 (16.53%) Software Engineering
20 38 (16.10%) HP
20 38 (16.10%) Web Services
20 38 (16.10%) Windows
21 36 (15.25%) MS Excel
22 33 (13.98%) Automation Testing
23 32 (13.56%) API Testing
24 31 (13.14%) Analytical Skills

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.66%) IIS
2 9 (3.81%) Confluence
3 6 (2.54%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 36 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.78%) GitHub
2 10 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.97%) HTTP
2 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) LTE
3 1 (0.42%) OpenFlow
3 1 (0.42%) SNMP
3 1 (0.42%) VPN
3 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.24%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.69%) Big Data
4 4 (1.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.85%) Redis
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 91 (38.56%) Selenium
2 56 (23.73%) Cucumber
3 53 (22.46%) HP UFT
4 42 (17.80%) JIRA
5 23 (9.75%) SoapUI
6 21 (8.90%) WebDriver
7 20 (8.47%) Jenkins
8 18 (7.63%) Git (software)
9 16 (6.78%) JUnit
9 16 (6.78%) NUnit
9 16 (6.78%) Subversion
10 14 (5.93%) Ranorex
10 14 (5.93%) Visual Studio
11 13 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (4.24%) JMeter
12 10 (4.24%) TeamCity
13 9 (3.81%) Bugzilla
14 8 (3.39%) JBehave
14 8 (3.39%) RSpec
15 7 (2.97%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 77 (32.63%) Finance
2 24 (10.17%) Banking
3 19 (8.05%) Retail
4 18 (7.63%) Games
5 13 (5.51%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.12%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.69%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Automotive
8 2 (0.85%) Electronics
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (29.24%) Test Engineer
2 52 (22.03%) Analyst
3 50 (21.19%) Developer
4 49 (20.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 47 (19.92%) Test Analyst
6 43 (18.22%) Software Test Engineer
7 23 (9.75%) C# Developer
7 23 (9.75%) Tester
8 22 (9.32%) QA Engineer
9 21 (8.90%) Software Developer
10 19 (8.05%) Software Engineer
11 18 (7.63%) Automation Test Analyst
12 15 (6.36%) QA Test Engineer
13 14 (5.93%) Consultant
13 14 (5.93%) Developer in Test
13 14 (5.93%) QA Analyst
14 13 (5.51%) QA Automation Engineer
15 12 (5.08%) Automation Tester
16 11 (4.66%) Senior Software Test Engineer
16 11 (4.66%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.64%) .NET
2 38 (16.10%) Web Services
3 30 (12.71%) HTML
4 23 (9.75%) XML
5 22 (9.32%) REST
6 21 (8.90%) Ajax
7 20 (8.47%) RESTful
7 20 (8.47%) SOAP
8 16 (6.78%) AngularJS
8 16 (6.78%) WPF
9 15 (6.36%) CSS
10 14 (5.93%) Gherkin
11 13 (5.51%) ASP.NET
12 10 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (4.24%) XSL
13 9 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (3.81%) Node.js
14 7 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (2.54%) HTML5
15 6 (2.54%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.34%) Computer Science
2 31 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.47%) Mobile App
4 15 (6.36%) NHS
4 15 (6.36%) Virtual Team
5 13 (5.51%) Mathematics
6 9 (3.81%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.97%) Online Games
8 6 (2.54%) iPad
8 6 (2.54%) Life Science
8 6 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.12%) Informatics
9 5 (2.12%) Statistics
9 5 (2.12%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.69%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.69%) Biology
10 4 (1.69%) User Experience
11 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.85%) Fintech
13 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.10%) Windows
2 21 (8.90%) Linux
3 12 (5.08%) Unix
4 11 (4.66%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.39%) Android
5 8 (3.39%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.12%) Solaris
7 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (29.24%) Scrum
3 57 (24.15%) BDD
4 49 (20.76%) Test Scripting
5 45 (19.07%) Software Testing
6 44 (18.64%) Functional Testing
7 39 (16.53%) Software Engineering
8 33 (13.98%) Automation Testing
9 32 (13.56%) API Testing
10 29 (12.29%) Unit Testing
11 28 (11.86%) Performance Testing
12 27 (11.44%) Waterfall
13 25 (10.59%) Regression Testing
14 23 (9.75%) TDD
14 23 (9.75%) Test Management
15 21 (8.90%) Automated Testing
15 21 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (8.90%) Exploratory Testing
15 21 (8.90%) SDLC
15 21 (8.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (36.44%) SQL
2 75 (31.78%) Java
3 69 (29.24%) C#
4 54 (22.88%) JavaScript
5 43 (18.22%) Python
6 23 (9.75%) Perl
7 17 (7.20%) Ruby
8 13 (5.51%) VB
9 12 (5.08%) C++
10 10 (4.24%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.97%) PHP
12 2 (0.85%) C
12 2 (0.85%) Groovy
12 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.85%) VBScript
12 2 (0.85%) XAML
13 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (27.12%) Degree
2 24 (10.17%) ISEB
3 21 (8.90%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (42.37%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (2.54%) Docker
2 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.42%) Xen
3 1 (0.42%) XenApp
3 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.12%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.10%) HP
3 14 (5.93%) IBM
4 13 (5.51%) Oracle
5 5 (2.12%) Telerik
6 4 (1.69%) Apple
7 3 (1.27%) Coverity
7 3 (1.27%) New Relic
7 3 (1.27%) VMware
8 2 (0.85%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.85%) Rally
8 2 (0.85%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.85%) Zend
9 1 (0.42%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.42%) BT
9 1 (0.42%) Dell
9 1 (0.42%) NetApp
9 1 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.42%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.42%) Xamarin
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