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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 143 141 176
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 113 130 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.77% 1.81% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.12% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 97 109 91
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
5619 6141 6708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 87.93% 85.45% 84.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4565 5082 5399
Median salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -8 43 £42,500 - 10
Hertfordshire +20 34 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Bedfordshire +14 20 £58,750 +56.66% 3
Essex +1 11 £46,194 -7.61% 2
Suffolk -13 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Norfolk -15 2 £40,000 -6.97% 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 166 (68.31%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (45.68%) Scrum
3 95 (39.09%) QA
4 75 (30.86%) C#
5 72 (29.63%) Selenium
6 70 (28.81%) Degree
7 67 (27.57%) Python
8 58 (23.87%) Test Scripting
9 54 (22.22%) BDD
10 53 (21.81%) Test Strategy
11 51 (20.99%) Finance
12 50 (20.58%) Computer Science
13 48 (19.75%) SQL Server
13 48 (19.75%) JIRA
14 45 (18.52%) Software Engineering
15 42 (17.28%) Java
16 41 (16.87%) Automated Testing
17 40 (16.46%) SQL
18 39 (16.05%) Linux
18 39 (16.05%) Regression Testing
18 39 (16.05%) Manual Testing
19 38 (15.64%) Mobile App
20 37 (15.23%) Windows
21 36 (14.81%) Defect Management
22 35 (14.40%) SDLC
22 35 (14.40%) Microsoft
23 34 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
24 33 (13.58%) Software Testing
24 33 (13.58%) Cucumber
25 32 (13.17%) Functional Testing

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 (6.17%) Confluence
2 8 (3.29%) Apache Solr
3 6 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.82%) JBoss
4 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.41%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 18 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.70%) GitHub
2 8 (3.29%) SaaS
3 6 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.88%) Wireless
2 4 (1.65%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.65%) Internet
2 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.23%) 3GPP
3 3 (1.23%) LTE
4 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.41%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.35%) Big Data
3 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.82%) MySQL
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (29.63%) Selenium
2 48 (19.75%) JIRA
3 33 (13.58%) Cucumber
4 29 (11.93%) NUnit
5 26 (10.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (9.47%) Ranorex
7 21 (8.64%) HP UFT
7 21 (8.64%) WebDriver
8 20 (8.23%) Rhino Mocks
9 17 (7.00%) Git (software)
10 16 (6.58%) JUnit
11 15 (6.17%) Bugzilla
11 15 (6.17%) Jenkins
12 14 (5.76%) Subversion
13 12 (4.94%) JMeter
13 12 (4.94%) SpecFlow
14 11 (4.53%) SoapUI
14 11 (4.53%) Visual Studio
15 10 (4.12%) TeamCity
16 9 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 51 (20.99%) Finance
2 12 (4.94%) Retail
3 11 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.06%) Automotive
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Electronics
5 4 (1.65%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (34.16%) Test Engineer
2 58 (23.87%) Test Automation Engineer
3 50 (20.58%) Developer
4 49 (20.16%) Software Test Engineer
5 46 (18.93%) Analyst
6 40 (16.46%) Tester
7 38 (15.64%) Test Analyst
8 27 (11.11%) Developer in Test
9 25 (10.29%) QA Engineer
10 21 (8.64%) C# Developer
11 20 (8.23%) QA Test Engineer
12 19 (7.82%) Automation Tester
12 19 (7.82%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (6.58%) Software Engineer
14 15 (6.17%) Development Engineer
14 15 (6.17%) QA Analyst
14 15 (6.17%) QA Automation Engineer
14 15 (6.17%) Software Tester
14 15 (6.17%) Test Development Engineer
15 14 (5.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.17%) RESTful
2 29 (11.93%) .NET
3 27 (11.11%) Web Services
4 16 (6.58%) Gherkin
5 13 (5.35%) AngularJS
6 11 (4.53%) HTML
6 11 (4.53%) Node.js
7 10 (4.12%) XML
8 9 (3.70%) REST
8 9 (3.70%) SOAP
9 8 (3.29%) Angular 2
9 8 (3.29%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.29%) Lucene
10 7 (2.88%) CSS
11 6 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.47%) Hibernate
11 6 (2.47%) Spring
12 5 (2.06%) HTML5
12 5 (2.06%) jQuery
13 4 (1.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.58%) Computer Science
2 38 (15.64%) Mobile App
3 25 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (9.05%) Mathematics
5 16 (6.58%) Management Information System
6 13 (5.35%) Algorithms
6 13 (5.35%) Statistics
7 6 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.65%) NHS
9 3 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.23%) User Experience
10 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.41%) BBC
11 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.41%) Informatics
11 1 (0.41%) Online Games
11 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.05%) Linux
2 37 (15.23%) Windows
3 8 (3.29%) Unix
4 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.82%) Android
6 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (68.31%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (45.68%) Scrum
3 58 (23.87%) Test Scripting
4 54 (22.22%) BDD
5 53 (21.81%) Test Strategy
6 45 (18.52%) Software Engineering
7 41 (16.87%) Automated Testing
8 39 (16.05%) Manual Testing
8 39 (16.05%) Regression Testing
9 36 (14.81%) Defect Management
10 35 (14.40%) SDLC
11 33 (13.58%) Software Testing
12 32 (13.17%) Automation Testing
12 32 (13.17%) Functional Testing
13 31 (12.76%) Waterfall
14 28 (11.52%) Unit Testing
15 26 (10.70%) Performance Testing
15 26 (10.70%) TDD
16 25 (10.29%) Software Delivery
17 22 (9.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 75 (30.86%) C#
2 67 (27.57%) Python
3 42 (17.28%) Java
4 40 (16.46%) SQL
5 28 (11.52%) JavaScript
6 26 (10.70%) Ruby
7 19 (7.82%) C++
8 18 (7.41%) Perl
9 10 (4.12%) C
10 5 (2.06%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.65%) PHP
11 4 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.65%) Tcl
12 3 (1.23%) VB
13 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.82%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 70 (28.81%) Degree
2 27 (11.11%) ISEB
3 18 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (39.09%) QA
2 5 (2.06%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (3.29%) Docker
2 6 (2.47%) Firmware
3 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.82%) HP
3 12 (4.94%) Oracle
4 5 (2.06%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.06%) SAP
5 4 (1.65%) Apple
5 4 (1.65%) Telerik
5 4 (1.65%) VMware
6 2 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.82%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.41%) BT
7 1 (0.41%) IBM
7 1 (0.41%) Intel
7 1 (0.41%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
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