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

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 141 184 165
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 111 96 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.70% 1.29% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.55% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 92 65 111
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £53,000 £66,500
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
5665 6189 6841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 86.53% 83.31% 81.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4689 5079 5630
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%

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 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 25 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 -4 51 £38,500 -14.44% 11
Hertfordshire +45 40 £45,000 -30.76% 1
Essex +3 9 £43,750 -7.89% 1
Suffolk +11 7 £40,000 -3.61%
Bedfordshire - 3 £42,500 - 5
Norfolk - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 124 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (44.95%) QA
3 93 (42.66%) SQL
4 85 (38.99%) Java
5 84 (38.53%) Selenium
6 83 (38.07%) Finance
7 61 (27.98%) Scrum
8 58 (26.61%) C#
8 58 (26.61%) Microsoft
8 58 (26.61%) HP UFT
9 56 (25.69%) Degree
10 55 (25.23%) Functional Testing
11 54 (24.77%) Cucumber
12 45 (20.64%) BDD
13 44 (20.18%) Software Testing
14 43 (19.72%) Test Scripting
14 43 (19.72%) JavaScript
15 42 (19.27%) Python
16 40 (18.35%) HP
16 40 (18.35%) SQL Server
17 39 (17.89%) .NET
18 35 (16.06%) Test Management
19 34 (15.60%) HTML
20 33 (15.14%) Performance Testing
20 33 (15.14%) TDD
21 32 (14.68%) JIRA
22 31 (14.22%) Computer Science
22 31 (14.22%) Software Engineering
22 31 (14.22%) Web Services
22 31 (14.22%) Windows

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 17 (7.80%) IIS
2 2 (0.92%) CMS
2 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (13.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.13%) GitHub
2 7 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) HTTP
2 2 (0.92%) Internet
2 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.46%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.46%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) VPN
3 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.26%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.92%) MySQL
5 2 (0.92%) Redis
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 84 (38.53%) Selenium
2 58 (26.61%) HP UFT
3 54 (24.77%) Cucumber
4 32 (14.68%) JIRA
5 20 (9.17%) SoapUI
6 19 (8.72%) WebDriver
7 14 (6.42%) Jenkins
8 12 (5.50%) Bugzilla
8 12 (5.50%) Git (software)
8 12 (5.50%) JUnit
8 12 (5.50%) Subversion
9 10 (4.59%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.13%) JBehave
11 8 (3.67%) JMeter
11 8 (3.67%) Ranorex
11 8 (3.67%) RSpec
12 7 (3.21%) LoadRunner
12 7 (3.21%) NUnit
13 6 (2.75%) Calabash
13 6 (2.75%) Fiddler
General
1 83 (38.07%) Finance
2 22 (10.09%) Banking
3 18 (8.26%) Retail
4 14 (6.42%) Games
5 9 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.29%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.83%) Marketing
8 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.92%) Automotive
9 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (27.06%) Test Engineer
2 56 (25.69%) Analyst
3 52 (23.85%) Test Analyst
4 49 (22.48%) Test Automation Engineer
5 38 (17.43%) Developer
6 34 (15.60%) Software Test Engineer
7 25 (11.47%) Software Developer
8 24 (11.01%) QA Engineer
9 22 (10.09%) Automation Test Analyst
10 20 (9.17%) QA Automation Engineer
11 19 (8.72%) C# Developer
11 19 (8.72%) QA Test Engineer
12 16 (7.34%) C# Software Developer
12 16 (7.34%) Tester
13 14 (6.42%) Consultant
13 14 (6.42%) Senior Test Engineer
13 14 (6.42%) Software Engineer
14 13 (5.96%) Senior Software Test Engineer
15 11 (5.05%) Applications Developer
15 11 (5.05%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.89%) .NET
2 34 (15.60%) HTML
3 31 (14.22%) Web Services
4 29 (13.30%) XML
5 25 (11.47%) Ajax
6 20 (9.17%) REST
6 20 (9.17%) SOAP
7 16 (7.34%) WPF
7 16 (7.34%) XSL
8 15 (6.88%) ASP.NET
9 11 (5.05%) CSS
10 10 (4.59%) Gherkin
11 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (3.21%) AngularJS
13 6 (2.75%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (2.75%) Natural Language Processing
13 6 (2.75%) RESTful
13 6 (2.75%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.22%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.42%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.96%) NHS
5 12 (5.50%) Data Integration
6 7 (3.21%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.75%) Fintech
7 6 (2.75%) iPad
7 6 (2.75%) Life Science
7 6 (2.75%) Online Games
8 5 (2.29%) User Experience
9 4 (1.83%) Biology
9 4 (1.83%) Informatics
9 4 (1.83%) Statistics
9 4 (1.83%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.92%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.22%) Windows
2 24 (11.01%) Linux
3 20 (9.17%) Unix
4 17 (7.80%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.75%) Android
5 6 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.29%) Solaris
7 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (27.98%) Scrum
3 55 (25.23%) Functional Testing
4 45 (20.64%) BDD
5 44 (20.18%) Software Testing
6 43 (19.72%) Test Scripting
7 35 (16.06%) Test Management
8 33 (15.14%) Performance Testing
8 33 (15.14%) TDD
9 31 (14.22%) Software Engineering
10 29 (13.30%) Regression Testing
11 28 (12.84%) Automation Testing
12 26 (11.93%) API Testing
13 21 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (9.17%) Automated Testing
14 20 (9.17%) Manual Testing
14 20 (9.17%) Mentoring
15 19 (8.72%) Web Development
16 18 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (8.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 93 (42.66%) SQL
2 85 (38.99%) Java
3 58 (26.61%) C#
4 43 (19.72%) JavaScript
5 42 (19.27%) Python
6 23 (10.55%) Perl
7 17 (7.80%) PL/SQL
8 11 (5.05%) C++
8 11 (5.05%) Ruby
9 10 (4.59%) VB
10 6 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.38%) PHP
12 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.92%) Groovy
12 2 (0.92%) VBScript
13 1 (0.46%) C
13 1 (0.46%) Erlang
13 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (25.69%) Degree
2 27 (12.39%) ISEB
3 26 (11.93%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (44.95%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.38%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.46%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
1 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.46%) Xen
1 1 (0.46%) XenApp
1 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
1 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.29%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 40 (18.35%) HP
3 20 (9.17%) IBM
4 18 (8.26%) Oracle
5 6 (2.75%) WorldPay
6 3 (1.38%) Coverity
6 3 (1.38%) New Relic
6 3 (1.38%) Perforce
6 3 (1.38%) Telerik
7 2 (0.92%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.92%) SAP
7 2 (0.92%) Zend
8 1 (0.46%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.46%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco
8 1 (0.46%) Dell
8 1 (0.46%) NetApp
8 1 (0.46%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.46%) VMware
8 1 (0.46%) Xamarin
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