Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 24 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 333 394 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.50% 8.31% 7.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.25% 9.02% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 274 320 322
East Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £58,750
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 3,599 4,367 4,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.86% 92.05% 91.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,035 3,464 3,830
East Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 +9 203 £47,500 +12.43% 29
Leicestershire -8 71 £36,250 -14.71% 3
Northamptonshire -16 36 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Derbyshire -10 20 £35,000 -5.41% 9
Lincolnshire +5 1 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 247 (74.17%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (48.35%) C#
3 129 (38.74%) Selenium
4 95 (28.53%) Scrum
5 94 (28.23%) SQL
5 94 (28.23%) QA
6 91 (27.33%) .NET
7 88 (26.43%) JavaScript
8 80 (24.02%) Java
8 80 (24.02%) Azure
9 76 (22.82%) DevOps
10 71 (21.32%) SDLC
11 66 (19.82%) AWS
12 60 (18.02%) CSS
12 60 (18.02%) Jenkins
13 57 (17.12%) TDD
14 54 (16.22%) Python
14 54 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (15.92%) BDD
16 50 (15.02%) Test Scripting
16 50 (15.02%) Microsoft
16 50 (15.02%) Web Services
16 50 (15.02%) Finance
16 50 (15.02%) Software Engineering
17 49 (14.71%) Mobile App
18 48 (14.41%) Cucumber
18 48 (14.41%) Degree
18 48 (14.41%) SQL Server
19 47 (14.11%) HTML
20 46 (13.81%) Unit Testing

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 25 (7.51%) NServiceBus
2 6 (1.80%) SAS
3 4 (1.20%) IIS
4 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) CICS
5 1 (0.30%) Drupal
5 1 (0.30%) JBoss
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.80%) SPSS
2 5 (1.50%) CATIA
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.40%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.50%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 80 (24.02%) Azure
2 66 (19.82%) AWS
3 24 (7.21%) GCP
4 14 (4.20%) GitHub
5 13 (3.90%) Serverless
6 12 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (2.40%) AWS CodePipeline
7 8 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) Apigee
9 2 (0.60%) IaaS
9 2 (0.60%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.60%) SaaS
10 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.30%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.20%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.20%) VLAN
1 4 (1.20%) VoIP
2 2 (0.60%) DNS
2 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Modbus
3 1 (0.30%) RS-485
3 1 (0.30%) Softphone
3 1 (0.30%) SSL
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 45 (13.51%) Big Data
3 39 (11.71%) MongoDB
4 25 (7.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.60%) MySQL
9 9 (2.70%) BigQuery
9 9 (2.70%) Data Lake
10 8 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.80%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.90%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.90%) Impala
13 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 129 (38.74%) Selenium
2 60 (18.02%) Jenkins
3 48 (14.41%) Cucumber
4 35 (10.51%) SoapUI
5 34 (10.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (9.61%) Bitbucket
6 32 (9.61%) Git (software)
6 32 (9.61%) WebDriver
7 23 (6.91%) JIRA
8 20 (6.01%) Maven
9 18 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (4.80%) SpecFlow
11 11 (3.30%) Subversion
11 11 (3.30%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.00%) JMeter
13 9 (2.70%) Gradle
14 8 (2.40%) Gatling
14 8 (2.40%) Protractor
15 7 (2.10%) Hudson
16 6 (1.80%) Xcode
General
1 50 (15.02%) Finance
2 33 (9.91%) Retail
3 13 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.00%) Games
4 10 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.00%) Marketing
5 8 (2.40%) Banking
5 8 (2.40%) Electronics
5 8 (2.40%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.50%) Automotive
7 3 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 110 (33.03%) Developer
2 66 (19.82%) Tester
3 43 (12.91%) Automation Tester
4 40 (12.01%) Analyst
5 36 (10.81%) Test Analyst
6 30 (9.01%) Software Developer
7 29 (8.71%) Senior Developer
8 28 (8.41%) .NET Developer
9 27 (8.11%) QA Engineer
10 24 (7.21%) QA Tester
11 22 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
12 21 (6.31%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (6.31%) Software Tester
13 18 (5.41%) Applications Developer
13 18 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
13 18 (5.41%) QA Automation Tester
14 17 (5.11%) C# Developer
14 17 (5.11%) Test Engineer
15 16 (4.80%) Senior .NET Developer
16 15 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (27.33%) .NET
2 60 (18.02%) CSS
3 50 (15.02%) Web Services
4 47 (14.11%) HTML
5 40 (12.01%) REST
6 36 (10.81%) XML
7 34 (10.21%) AngularJS
7 34 (10.21%) ASP.NET
8 33 (9.91%) RESTful
9 31 (9.31%) Node.js
10 28 (8.41%) jQuery
11 24 (7.21%) Gherkin
12 23 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (6.31%) React
14 20 (6.01%) Ajax
14 20 (6.01%) WCF
15 18 (5.41%) .NET Framework
15 18 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (5.11%) Middleware
17 15 (4.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.71%) Mobile App
2 27 (8.11%) Public Cloud
3 22 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.30%) User Experience
7 8 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.80%) Life Science
9 5 (1.50%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Online Games
11 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.60%) PMI
11 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.30%) EPoS
12 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.81%) Windows
2 24 (7.21%) Linux
3 7 (2.10%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.10%) Unix
3 7 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) Android
5 1 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (74.17%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (28.53%) Scrum
3 76 (22.82%) DevOps
4 71 (21.32%) SDLC
5 57 (17.12%) TDD
6 54 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (15.92%) BDD
8 50 (15.02%) Software Engineering
8 50 (15.02%) Test Scripting
9 46 (13.81%) Unit Testing
10 41 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (12.01%) Manual Testing
12 38 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (10.21%) Dependency Injection
14 32 (9.61%) MVC
15 31 (9.31%) API Testing
16 30 (9.01%) Software Testing
17 29 (8.71%) Mentoring
18 26 (7.81%) Microservices
18 26 (7.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 161 (48.35%) C#
2 94 (28.23%) SQL
3 88 (26.43%) JavaScript
4 80 (24.02%) Java
5 54 (16.22%) Python
6 22 (6.61%) C++
7 13 (3.90%) Go
8 10 (3.00%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.00%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.10%) Apple Swift
10 7 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.80%) C
11 6 (1.80%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.80%) PHP
12 5 (1.50%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.50%) Scala
13 4 (1.20%) R
13 4 (1.20%) Ruby
13 4 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (14.41%) Degree
2 21 (6.31%) ISEB
3 15 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (4.20%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.50%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.90%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (28.23%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) NCSC
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (4.80%) Docker
2 6 (1.80%) Firmware
3 5 (1.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (6.61%) Puppet
2 21 (6.31%) Terraform
3 18 (5.41%) Ansible
4 17 (5.11%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.90%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.90%) SCOM
7 2 (0.60%) Nagios
8 1 (0.30%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 50 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.41%) SAP
3 16 (4.80%) Google
4 11 (3.30%) Oracle
5 10 (3.00%) Tableau
6 8 (2.40%) Sitecore
7 7 (2.10%) New Relic
8 6 (1.80%) Alibaba
9 5 (1.50%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.50%) Splunk
9 5 (1.50%) Spotify
9 5 (1.50%) VMware
10 4 (1.20%) HP
11 3 (0.90%) CA
11 3 (0.90%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.90%) hybris
11 3 (0.90%) WSO2
12 2 (0.60%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 2 (0.60%) Twitter
13 1 (0.30%) IBM