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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 147 174 152
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 127 111 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.83% 1.44% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.74% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 99 83 133
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,200 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
6006 6379 7090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 86.70% 82.78% 81.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4870 5178 5865
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £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 2 May 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 2 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
Cambridgeshire -24 56 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Hertfordshire +58 46 £42,500 -34.61% 2
Essex +8 13 £42,500 +6.25%
Suffolk +11 8 £37,500 -10.71%
Bedfordshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Norfolk +15 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 136 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (44.26%) QA
3 96 (39.34%) Selenium
4 90 (36.89%) SQL
5 88 (36.07%) Java
5 88 (36.07%) Finance
6 68 (27.87%) Scrum
7 66 (27.05%) C#
8 61 (25.00%) HP UFT
9 60 (24.59%) Degree
10 55 (22.54%) Functional Testing
10 55 (22.54%) Microsoft
11 50 (20.49%) Software Testing
11 50 (20.49%) BDD
12 49 (20.08%) Test Scripting
13 47 (19.26%) Python
13 47 (19.26%) Cucumber
14 44 (18.03%) JavaScript
15 42 (17.21%) TDD
16 41 (16.80%) JIRA
16 41 (16.80%) SQL Server
17 40 (16.39%) Performance Testing
18 38 (15.57%) HP
19 37 (15.16%) Software Engineering
20 36 (14.75%) .NET
21 35 (14.34%) Web Services
22 34 (13.93%) HTML
22 34 (13.93%) Computer Science
23 33 (13.52%) Test Management
24 32 (13.11%) Continuous Integration

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 15 (6.15%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) CMS
2 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.69%) GitHub
2 5 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.28%) HTTP
2 2 (0.82%) Internet
2 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.82%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) VPN
3 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.56%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.46%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 96 (39.34%) Selenium
2 61 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 47 (19.26%) Cucumber
4 41 (16.80%) JIRA
5 23 (9.43%) WebDriver
6 18 (7.38%) SoapUI
7 13 (5.33%) Git (software)
7 13 (5.33%) Jenkins
7 13 (5.33%) Subversion
8 12 (4.92%) Bugzilla
9 11 (4.51%) JMeter
9 11 (4.51%) Visual Studio
10 10 (4.10%) JUnit
11 9 (3.69%) JBehave
12 8 (3.28%) Ranorex
12 8 (3.28%) RSpec
13 7 (2.87%) Fiddler
13 7 (2.87%) LoadRunner
13 7 (2.87%) NUnit
14 6 (2.46%) Calabash
General
1 88 (36.07%) Finance
2 22 (9.02%) Banking
3 17 (6.97%) Retail
4 14 (5.74%) Games
5 10 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.46%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.64%) Automotive
7 4 (1.64%) Electronics
7 4 (1.64%) Marketing
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (28.69%) Test Engineer
2 67 (27.46%) Analyst
3 61 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 57 (23.36%) Test Automation Engineer
5 40 (16.39%) Developer
6 34 (13.93%) Software Test Engineer
7 26 (10.66%) QA Engineer
7 26 (10.66%) Software Developer
8 23 (9.43%) Automation Test Analyst
9 22 (9.02%) QA Automation Engineer
10 21 (8.61%) QA Test Engineer
11 18 (7.38%) C# Developer
11 18 (7.38%) Tester
12 17 (6.97%) QA Analyst
13 16 (6.56%) Software Engineer
14 15 (6.15%) C# Software Developer
15 14 (5.74%) Consultant
15 14 (5.74%) Senior Test Engineer
16 13 (5.33%) Java Engineer
16 13 (5.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.75%) .NET
2 35 (14.34%) Web Services
3 34 (13.93%) HTML
4 26 (10.66%) XML
5 25 (10.25%) REST
5 25 (10.25%) SOAP
6 24 (9.84%) Ajax
7 16 (6.56%) ASP.NET
8 15 (6.15%) XSL
9 14 (5.74%) WPF
10 13 (5.33%) Gherkin
11 12 (4.92%) CSS
12 8 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (2.87%) AngularJS
14 6 (2.46%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (2.46%) Natural Language Processing
14 6 (2.46%) WinForms
15 4 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.93%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.97%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.33%) NHS
5 11 (4.51%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.87%) iPad
6 7 (2.87%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.46%) Fintech
7 6 (2.46%) Life Science
7 6 (2.46%) Online Games
8 5 (2.05%) User Experience
9 4 (1.64%) Biology
9 4 (1.64%) Informatics
9 4 (1.64%) Statistics
9 4 (1.64%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.82%) AS400
10 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.89%) Windows
2 26 (10.66%) Linux
3 21 (8.61%) Unix
4 15 (6.15%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.46%) Android
5 6 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.05%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.87%) Scrum
3 55 (22.54%) Functional Testing
4 50 (20.49%) BDD
4 50 (20.49%) Software Testing
5 49 (20.08%) Test Scripting
6 42 (17.21%) TDD
7 40 (16.39%) Performance Testing
8 37 (15.16%) Software Engineering
9 33 (13.52%) Test Management
10 32 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (13.11%) Regression Testing
11 30 (12.30%) Automation Testing
12 26 (10.66%) Automated Testing
13 24 (9.84%) Manual Testing
13 24 (9.84%) SDLC
14 22 (9.02%) API Testing
14 22 (9.02%) Test Strategy
15 19 (7.79%) Mentoring
15 19 (7.79%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (36.89%) SQL
2 88 (36.07%) Java
3 66 (27.05%) C#
4 47 (19.26%) Python
5 44 (18.03%) JavaScript
6 26 (10.66%) Perl
7 16 (6.56%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.10%) Ruby
9 9 (3.69%) C++
10 7 (2.87%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.87%) VB
11 4 (1.64%) PHP
12 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.82%) Groovy
12 2 (0.82%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.41%) C
13 1 (0.41%) Erlang
13 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (24.59%) Degree
2 32 (13.11%) ISEB
3 31 (12.70%) ISTQB
4 16 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (44.26%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.23%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.82%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (6.97%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.05%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 55 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.57%) HP
3 19 (7.79%) IBM
4 18 (7.38%) Oracle
5 7 (2.87%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.64%) Perforce
7 3 (1.23%) Coverity
7 3 (1.23%) Telerik
8 2 (0.82%) SAP
9 1 (0.41%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.41%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.41%) Google
9 1 (0.41%) New Relic
9 1 (0.41%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.41%) Zend
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