Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 24 21
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 224 354 502
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.81% 8.50% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 9.16% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 188 283 444
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £29,563
90th Percentile £68,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,025 3,864 4,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.92% 92.82% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,513 2,753 4,154
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,800
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.48% +0.72%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire 0 142 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Leicestershire +6 40 £40,000 -4.76% 6
Derbyshire -19 15 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Northamptonshire -14 12 £41,250 -22.17% 4
Lincolnshire -9 6 £31,250 +25.00% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 150 (66.96%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (41.96%) C#
3 75 (33.48%) Scrum
3 75 (33.48%) Selenium
4 68 (30.36%) JavaScript
5 67 (29.91%) .NET
6 62 (27.68%) Java
7 60 (26.79%) QA
8 56 (25.00%) BDD
9 55 (24.55%) Azure
9 55 (24.55%) Software Engineering
10 53 (23.66%) TDD
10 53 (23.66%) Git (software)
10 53 (23.66%) SDLC
11 51 (22.77%) Jenkins
12 50 (22.32%) DevOps
12 50 (22.32%) Python
13 48 (21.43%) CSS
14 47 (20.98%) SQL
15 42 (18.75%) Unit Testing
16 39 (17.41%) HTML
17 38 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (16.96%) Manual Testing
18 37 (16.52%) JIRA
19 34 (15.18%) Degree
19 34 (15.18%) Finance
20 33 (14.73%) Web Services
20 33 (14.73%) Linux
21 32 (14.29%) Test Scripting
22 30 (13.39%) User Stories

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (3.57%) Confluence
1 8 (3.57%) NServiceBus
2 7 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.89%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (24.55%) Azure
2 25 (11.16%) AWS
3 17 (7.59%) GCP
4 8 (3.57%) GitHub
5 5 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (2.23%) SaaS
6 3 (1.34%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.34%) Serverless
6 3 (1.34%) Slack
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.89%) Apigee
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CodeBuild
7 2 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.45%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.57%) Softphone
2 3 (1.34%) Internet
3 2 (0.89%) VoIP
4 1 (0.45%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.45%) CTI
4 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.93%) Big Data
3 12 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.91%) Apache Hive
4 11 (4.91%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.91%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.91%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (4.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (2.68%) HBase
6 6 (2.68%) Impala
7 5 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.23%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.79%) MySQL
8 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.34%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 75 (33.48%) Selenium
2 53 (23.66%) Git (software)
3 51 (22.77%) Jenkins
4 37 (16.52%) JIRA
5 26 (11.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (11.16%) Cucumber
7 23 (10.27%) Eclipse
7 23 (10.27%) SoapUI
7 23 (10.27%) Subversion
8 20 (8.93%) IntelliJ
8 20 (8.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (7.14%) Bitbucket
10 15 (6.70%) WebDriver
11 11 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (4.46%) JMeter
12 10 (4.46%) Postman
13 9 (4.02%) Gradle
13 9 (4.02%) SpecFlow
13 9 (4.02%) Visual Studio
14 8 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (15.18%) Finance
2 13 (5.80%) Public Sector
3 11 (4.91%) Automotive
4 7 (3.13%) Banking
5 6 (2.68%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.68%) Law
6 5 (2.23%) Retail
7 3 (1.34%) Local Government
7 3 (1.34%) Marketing
7 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (32.59%) Developer
2 34 (15.18%) Tester
3 25 (11.16%) Software Engineer
4 23 (10.27%) Automation Tester
5 22 (9.82%) Java Engineer
6 21 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 21 (9.38%) Java Software Engineer
7 20 (8.93%) Analyst
8 19 (8.48%) .NET Developer
9 17 (7.59%) Test Analyst
9 17 (7.59%) Test Engineer
10 14 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (6.25%) Python Engineer
11 13 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (5.80%) Lead Developer
11 13 (5.80%) Lead Software Engineer
11 13 (5.80%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.36%) JavaScript Engineer
12 12 (5.36%) Python Software Engineer
12 12 (5.36%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (29.91%) .NET
2 48 (21.43%) CSS
3 39 (17.41%) HTML
4 33 (14.73%) Web Services
5 22 (9.82%) .NET Framework
6 20 (8.93%) CSS3
6 20 (8.93%) HTML5
7 19 (8.48%) ASP.NET
8 18 (8.04%) Node.js
8 18 (8.04%) REST
9 16 (7.14%) XML
10 15 (6.70%) jQuery
10 15 (6.70%) Spring
11 13 (5.80%) Ajax
11 13 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (5.36%) Entity Framework
12 12 (5.36%) Gherkin
12 12 (5.36%) Middleware
13 11 (4.91%) RESTful
13 11 (4.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (7.59%) Mobile App
3 17 (7.59%) Public Cloud
4 14 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.57%) Handset
6 7 (3.13%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.13%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.68%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (1.79%) Social Media
8 4 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.34%) Life Science
10 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.45%) Online Games
11 1 (0.45%) Optoelectronics
11 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.73%) Linux
2 12 (5.36%) Windows
3 7 (3.13%) Unix
4 3 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.45%) Android
5 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (66.96%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (33.48%) Scrum
3 56 (25.00%) BDD
4 55 (24.55%) Software Engineering
5 53 (23.66%) SDLC
5 53 (23.66%) TDD
6 50 (22.32%) DevOps
7 42 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 38 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (16.96%) Manual Testing
9 32 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 30 (13.39%) User Stories
11 29 (12.95%) Software Testing
12 27 (12.05%) Secure Coding
13 20 (8.93%) API Testing
14 18 (8.04%) Microservices
15 16 (7.14%) Data Modelling
15 16 (7.14%) Mentoring
15 16 (7.14%) MVC
15 16 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (41.96%) C#
2 68 (30.36%) JavaScript
3 62 (27.68%) Java
4 50 (22.32%) Python
5 47 (20.98%) SQL
6 17 (7.59%) C++
7 10 (4.46%) Scala
8 9 (4.02%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.23%) Go
11 3 (1.34%) C
11 3 (1.34%) PHP
11 3 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.34%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.89%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.89%) Fortran
12 2 (0.89%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.89%) Perl
12 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (15.18%) Degree
2 29 (12.95%) ISTQB
3 24 (10.71%) ISEB
4 5 (2.23%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.34%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.34%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (26.79%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (4.91%) Docker
2 5 (2.23%) HDFS
3 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.45%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 22 (9.82%) Puppet
2 17 (7.59%) Ansible
3 11 (4.91%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.91%) Terraform
4 8 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.13%) Oozie
6 6 (2.68%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.89%) MIIS
8 1 (0.45%) Grafana
8 1 (0.45%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 26 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.91%) Google
3 10 (4.46%) Oracle
4 8 (3.57%) CA
5 7 (3.13%) Alibaba
6 6 (2.68%) Delphix
6 6 (2.68%) HP
7 5 (2.23%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.79%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.79%) New Relic
8 4 (1.79%) Splunk
8 4 (1.79%) VMware
9 3 (1.34%) NEC
9 3 (1.34%) Northgate
10 2 (0.89%) WSO2
11 1 (0.45%) Confluent
11 1 (0.45%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.45%) Red Box
11 1 (0.45%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.45%) Sitecore