Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 32 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 399 345 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.13% 6.45% 6.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.85% 7.16% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 340 277 365
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,690
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +13.38% +5.84%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 4,506 4,816 5,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.85% 90.05% 90.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3,708 3,912 4,644
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 +4 158 £40,000 -14.44% 25
Leicestershire +30 107 £47,500 +21.79% 16
Northamptonshire 0 97 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Derbyshire +24 36 £40,000 -11.60% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 302 (75.69%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (49.37%) Selenium
3 181 (45.36%) C#
4 151 (37.84%) SQL
5 150 (37.59%) Java
6 142 (35.59%) .NET
7 122 (30.58%) Microsoft
8 115 (28.82%) Web Services
9 105 (26.32%) Cucumber
10 103 (25.81%) BDD
10 103 (25.81%) SQL Server
11 100 (25.06%) JavaScript
11 100 (25.06%) QA
12 98 (24.56%) JIRA
13 97 (24.31%) HTML
14 82 (20.55%) TDD
15 79 (19.80%) CSS
16 77 (19.30%) ASP.NET
16 77 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 75 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
18 69 (17.29%) MVC
19 68 (17.04%) Unit Testing
20 66 (16.54%) .NET Framework
21 64 (16.04%) Finance
22 63 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
23 62 (15.54%) Octopus Deploy
23 62 (15.54%) Scrum
24 61 (15.29%) WebDriver
25 60 (15.04%) Mobile App
25 60 (15.04%) Microservices

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 32 (8.02%) Confluence
2 14 (3.51%) NServiceBus
3 11 (2.76%) Sitefinity
4 9 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.01%) MQSeries
6 7 (1.75%) CMS
6 7 (1.75%) JBoss
7 6 (1.50%) SAS
8 5 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.00%) Jetty
9 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.25%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.25%) CICS
11 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.25%) Liferay
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (8.52%) GitHub
4 9 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (0.75%) SaaS
6 3 (0.75%) Slack
7 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
8 1 (0.25%) IaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Office 365
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Route 53
8 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.50%) HTTP
2 5 (1.25%) SMS
3 1 (0.25%) ATM
3 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.25%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) SMPP
3 1 (0.25%) SMTP
3 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (6.77%) SSDT
4 25 (6.27%) Power BI
5 21 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.51%) MySQL
7 13 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.01%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.75%) Big Data
11 6 (1.50%) BigQuery
11 6 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.00%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.00%) Redis
12 4 (1.00%) Riak
13 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 197 (49.37%) Selenium
2 105 (26.32%) Cucumber
3 98 (24.56%) JIRA
4 62 (15.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 61 (15.29%) WebDriver
6 54 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (13.28%) Jenkins
8 46 (11.53%) Git (software)
9 35 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 35 (8.77%) SpecFlow
10 32 (8.02%) Bitbucket
11 29 (7.27%) JUnit
11 29 (7.27%) TeamCity
12 26 (6.52%) SoapUI
13 25 (6.27%) JMeter
14 21 (5.26%) NUnit
15 20 (5.01%) Maven
16 19 (4.76%) TestRail
17 16 (4.01%) Protractor
17 16 (4.01%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (16.04%) Finance
2 44 (11.03%) Retail
3 34 (8.52%) Automotive
4 14 (3.51%) Banking
5 9 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.75%) Polish Language
7 6 (1.50%) Games
8 5 (1.25%) Back Office
9 4 (1.00%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (32.08%) Developer
2 66 (16.54%) Tester
3 50 (12.53%) Test Engineer
4 47 (11.78%) Automation Tester
5 44 (11.03%) Analyst
6 42 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 38 (9.52%) Test Analyst
8 35 (8.77%) Applications Developer
9 30 (7.52%) .NET Developer
9 30 (7.52%) QA Engineer
10 28 (7.02%) Senior Developer
11 24 (6.02%) C# Developer
12 22 (5.51%) Lead Developer
13 20 (5.01%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (5.01%) Software Developer
13 20 (5.01%) Software Tester
14 19 (4.76%) .NET Applications Developer
14 19 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
14 19 (4.76%) SQL Developer
14 19 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (35.59%) .NET
2 115 (28.82%) Web Services
3 97 (24.31%) HTML
4 79 (19.80%) CSS
5 77 (19.30%) ASP.NET
6 66 (16.54%) .NET Framework
7 58 (14.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 56 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 50 (12.53%) jQuery
9 50 (12.53%) WCF
10 47 (11.78%) Entity Framework
10 47 (11.78%) Sass
11 43 (10.78%) Ajax
12 41 (10.28%) ASP.NET Core
13 38 (9.52%) RESTful
14 32 (8.02%) Gherkin
14 32 (8.02%) HTML5
15 31 (7.77%) AngularJS
16 22 (5.51%) WinForms
17 20 (5.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.04%) Mobile App
2 20 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.51%) User Experience
4 14 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.51%) Fintech
4 14 (3.51%) NHS
5 10 (2.51%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.01%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.50%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.25%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.25%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.00%) Blog
9 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.00%) Social Media
10 3 (0.75%) FMCG
11 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.78%) Windows
2 27 (6.77%) Linux
3 10 (2.51%) Unix
4 9 (2.26%) Android
5 8 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.50%) CentOS
6 6 (1.50%) Debian
7 4 (1.00%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (75.69%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (25.81%) BDD
3 82 (20.55%) TDD
4 75 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (17.29%) MVC
6 68 (17.04%) Unit Testing
7 63 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 62 (15.54%) Scrum
9 60 (15.04%) Microservices
10 54 (13.53%) SDLC
11 53 (13.28%) Software Testing
12 52 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (12.78%) Test Scripting
14 50 (12.53%) Software Engineering
15 44 (11.03%) DevOps
16 41 (10.28%) Mentoring
16 41 (10.28%) Mobile Application Development
16 41 (10.28%) Performance Tuning
16 41 (10.28%) SOA
17 40 (10.03%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (45.36%) C#
2 151 (37.84%) SQL
3 150 (37.59%) Java
4 100 (25.06%) JavaScript
5 47 (11.78%) T-SQL
6 33 (8.27%) Ruby
7 24 (6.02%) Python
8 22 (5.51%) VB.NET
9 17 (4.26%) Shell Script
10 14 (3.51%) PowerShell
11 13 (3.26%) PHP
12 12 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.76%) C++
14 10 (2.51%) C
14 10 (2.51%) Perl
14 10 (2.51%) TypeScript
15 9 (2.26%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.75%) Scala
17 1 (0.25%) COBOL
17 1 (0.25%) ES6
Qualifications
1 37 (9.27%) Degree
2 34 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (8.27%) ISTQB
3 33 (8.27%) MCP
3 33 (8.27%) MCPD
4 18 (4.51%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.26%) BC Cleared
5 17 (4.26%) DBS Check
6 12 (3.01%) ISEB
7 11 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (25.06%) QA
2 5 (1.25%) PMO
3 3 (0.75%) WCAG
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) DICOM
5 1 (0.25%) GCP
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
5 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (4.26%) Docker
2 3 (0.75%) Firmware
3 1 (0.25%) LXC
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (8.52%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (6.52%) Puppet
3 22 (5.51%) Ansible
4 10 (2.51%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.25%) Nagios
5 5 (1.25%) Terraform
6 4 (1.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 4 (1.00%) Cobbler
6 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.50%) Oozie
9 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.25%) Kibana
9 1 (0.25%) logstash
9 1 (0.25%) Nmap
9 1 (0.25%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 122 (30.58%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.02%) Oracle
3 20 (5.01%) Google
4 9 (2.26%) IBM
5 6 (1.50%) Infor
5 6 (1.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.50%) Tableau
5 6 (1.50%) Talend
6 5 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.00%) SAP
8 3 (0.75%) Capita
9 2 (0.50%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.50%) Zend
10 1 (0.25%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.25%) Cadence
10 1 (0.25%) HP
10 1 (0.25%) Perforce
10 1 (0.25%) Twitter
10 1 (0.25%) VMware
10 1 (0.25%) WSO2