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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / East of England
Rank 125 157 162
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 121 107 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 2.09% 1.50% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.72% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 115 87 95
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,800 £53,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
5046 6206 6192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 87.15% 86.94% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4119 4949 4973
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +16 54 £47,500 +23.37% 13
Hertfordshire 0 36 £40,000 - 3
Bedfordshire +33 15 £35,000 - 2
Suffolk +27 6 £25,000 -47.36%
Norfolk -7 6 £37,000 -
Essex +11 4 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 167 (73.89%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (41.59%) QA
3 89 (39.38%) Selenium
4 88 (38.94%) Scrum
5 74 (32.74%) Test Scripting
6 67 (29.65%) Python
7 65 (28.76%) C#
8 64 (28.32%) BDD
8 64 (28.32%) Test Strategy
9 58 (25.66%) Finance
10 57 (25.22%) Degree
11 50 (22.12%) Java
12 48 (21.24%) SQL
12 48 (21.24%) Regression Testing
12 48 (21.24%) Automated Testing
13 46 (20.35%) TDD
13 46 (20.35%) Cucumber
14 40 (17.70%) JIRA
15 37 (16.37%) Linux
15 37 (16.37%) Software Testing
16 36 (15.93%) Automation Testing
17 35 (15.49%) Manual Testing
18 32 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (13.72%) SDLC
20 29 (12.83%) WebDriver
21 28 (12.39%) Continuous Delivery
21 28 (12.39%) Mobile App
21 28 (12.39%) Gherkin
22 27 (11.95%) Functional Testing
22 27 (11.95%) 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 20 (8.85%) Confluence
2 16 (7.08%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.88%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.88%) JBoss
4 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.10%) GitHub
2 5 (2.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.31%) Wireless
2 3 (1.33%) Internet
3 2 (0.88%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.88%) HTTP
3 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.44%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.44%) LTE
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.21%) Big Data
2 5 (2.21%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.21%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.44%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 89 (39.38%) Selenium
2 46 (20.35%) Cucumber
3 40 (17.70%) JIRA
4 29 (12.83%) WebDriver
5 27 (11.95%) Git (software)
6 24 (10.62%) JUnit
7 21 (9.29%) Jenkins
8 20 (8.85%) HP UFT
9 18 (7.96%) SoapUI
10 16 (7.08%) Bugzilla
11 14 (6.19%) Maven
11 14 (6.19%) NUnit
12 13 (5.75%) JMeter
12 13 (5.75%) Ranorex
13 11 (4.87%) JBehave
14 10 (4.42%) SpecFlow
15 9 (3.98%) SilkTest
15 9 (3.98%) Subversion
15 9 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (3.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (25.66%) Finance
2 12 (5.31%) Retail
3 11 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.42%) Electronics
5 6 (2.65%) Games
6 4 (1.77%) Automotive
6 4 (1.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (29.20%) Test Engineer
2 55 (24.34%) Analyst
3 50 (22.12%) Test Analyst
4 46 (20.35%) Test Automation Engineer
5 39 (17.26%) Tester
6 37 (16.37%) Developer
7 29 (12.83%) Software Test Engineer
8 25 (11.06%) Development Engineer
8 25 (11.06%) Test Development Engineer
9 21 (9.29%) Developer in Test
10 20 (8.85%) Automation Tester
10 20 (8.85%) Software Tester
10 20 (8.85%) Test Manager
11 18 (7.96%) Automation Test Analyst
12 17 (7.52%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (7.08%) Software Developer
13 16 (7.08%) Test Leader
14 15 (6.64%) QA Engineer
14 15 (6.64%) Senior Test Engineer
15 14 (6.19%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.39%) Gherkin
2 26 (11.50%) RESTful
3 16 (7.08%) Hibernate
3 16 (7.08%) Spring
4 14 (6.19%) HTML
5 13 (5.75%) .NET
6 12 (5.31%) Web Services
7 10 (4.42%) CSS
8 7 (3.10%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.65%) Angular 2
9 6 (2.65%) REST
10 5 (2.21%) XML
11 4 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.77%) SOAP
11 4 (1.77%) WPF
12 3 (1.33%) Ajax
12 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.39%) Mobile App
2 27 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.73%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.31%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (4.42%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.77%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.88%) Fintech
8 2 (0.88%) iPad
8 2 (0.88%) NHS
8 2 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.44%) BBC
9 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.44%) LIMS
9 1 (0.44%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.37%) Linux
2 26 (11.50%) Windows
3 13 (5.75%) Unix
4 3 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.44%) VMS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (73.89%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (38.94%) Scrum
3 74 (32.74%) Test Scripting
4 64 (28.32%) BDD
4 64 (28.32%) Test Strategy
5 48 (21.24%) Automated Testing
5 48 (21.24%) Regression Testing
6 46 (20.35%) TDD
7 37 (16.37%) Software Testing
8 36 (15.93%) Automation Testing
9 35 (15.49%) Manual Testing
10 32 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (13.72%) SDLC
12 28 (12.39%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (11.95%) Functional Testing
14 23 (10.18%) Performance Testing
14 23 (10.18%) Waterfall
15 22 (9.73%) Software Engineering
16 20 (8.85%) Agile Testing
16 20 (8.85%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.65%) Python
2 65 (28.76%) C#
3 50 (22.12%) Java
4 48 (21.24%) SQL
5 17 (7.52%) Ruby
6 14 (6.19%) C++
7 13 (5.75%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.31%) Perl
9 10 (4.42%) C
10 8 (3.54%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.77%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.88%) Tcl
14 2 (0.88%) VBScript
15 1 (0.44%) R
15 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (25.22%) Degree
2 24 (10.62%) ISEB
3 23 (10.18%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.88%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (41.59%) QA
2 10 (4.42%) SDET
3 4 (1.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.88%) PMO
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.31%) Firmware
2 6 (2.65%) Docker
3 4 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) LXC
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (7.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.19%) Atlassian
2 14 (6.19%) HP
3 13 (5.75%) Oracle
4 5 (2.21%) SAP
5 4 (1.77%) VMware
6 3 (1.33%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.88%) Telerik
7 2 (0.88%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.44%) IBM
8 1 (0.44%) Intel
8 1 (0.44%) Virgin Media
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