Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 146 372 442
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.17% 9.03% 8.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.85% 9.89% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 128 290 399
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,875 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 1,861 3,763 4,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.45% 91.33% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,504 2,858 4,111
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,246 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -3 86 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Leicestershire +5 21 £45,000 +12.50%
Derbyshire -2 18 £40,000 +14.29%
Northamptonshire -15 10 £43,500 -20.91% 10
Lincolnshire +6 6 £25,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 93 (63.70%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (41.78%) C#
3 51 (34.93%) .NET
4 49 (33.56%) Software Engineering
5 42 (28.77%) Java
6 41 (28.08%) Python
6 41 (28.08%) Git (software)
7 39 (26.71%) Selenium
7 39 (26.71%) Scrum
8 38 (26.03%) JavaScript
8 38 (26.03%) DevOps
9 37 (25.34%) SDLC
10 36 (24.66%) TDD
10 36 (24.66%) QA
11 35 (23.97%) HTML
12 33 (22.60%) BDD
13 32 (21.92%) CSS
13 32 (21.92%) Azure
14 27 (18.49%) Manual Testing
15 26 (17.81%) Jenkins
16 23 (15.75%) Linux
17 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (15.07%) Unit Testing
18 21 (14.38%) SQL
18 21 (14.38%) User Stories
19 20 (13.70%) .NET Framework
20 19 (13.01%) Enterprise Software
21 18 (12.33%) Secure Coding
21 18 (12.33%) AWS
22 17 (11.64%) HTML5

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 5 (3.42%) Confluence
2 4 (2.74%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.92%) Azure
2 18 (12.33%) AWS
3 9 (6.16%) GCP
4 4 (2.74%) GitHub
5 3 (2.05%) Loggly
6 2 (1.37%) SaaS
6 2 (1.37%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) PaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Slack
7 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) DNS
1 3 (2.05%) HTTP
1 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (0.68%) CTI
2 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) Softphone
2 1 (0.68%) VoIP
2 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) Big Data
1 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.16%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.11%) MySQL
4 6 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.11%) OLTP
5 5 (3.42%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.05%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.68%) HBase
8 1 (0.68%) Impala
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Spark SQL
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (28.08%) Git (software)
2 39 (26.71%) Selenium
3 26 (17.81%) Jenkins
4 17 (11.64%) Subversion
5 16 (10.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (10.96%) Eclipse
5 16 (10.96%) IntelliJ
5 16 (10.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (9.59%) JIRA
7 13 (8.90%) Cucumber
8 11 (7.53%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.48%) Bitbucket
9 8 (5.48%) NUnit
9 8 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (4.79%) JUnit
10 7 (4.79%) Mercurial
10 7 (4.79%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
11 6 (4.11%) ER Studio
11 6 (4.11%) PowerDesigner
General
1 14 (9.59%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Automotive
3 6 (4.11%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.42%) Law
5 3 (2.05%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (1.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (35.62%) Developer
2 18 (12.33%) Software Engineer
3 16 (10.96%) .NET Developer
3 16 (10.96%) Tester
4 15 (10.27%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.59%) Analyst
6 12 (8.22%) Java Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) Java Software Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) Software Developer
8 10 (6.85%) Test Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.16%) C# Developer
9 9 (6.16%) Lead Developer
9 9 (6.16%) Lead Software Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.48%) JavaScript Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (34.93%) .NET
2 35 (23.97%) HTML
3 32 (21.92%) CSS
4 20 (13.70%) .NET Framework
5 17 (11.64%) CSS3
5 17 (11.64%) HTML5
6 12 (8.22%) ASP.NET
7 11 (7.53%) Web Services
8 10 (6.85%) Gherkin
8 10 (6.85%) WPF
9 9 (6.16%) Spring
10 8 (5.48%) LINQ
11 7 (4.79%) Entity Framework
12 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET Core
12 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (4.11%) Node.js
12 6 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (3.42%) .NET Core
13 5 (3.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.01%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.16%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.11%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.42%) Social Media
4 5 (3.42%) User Experience
5 4 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.05%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.37%) Optoelectronics
7 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.68%) Analogue Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Linux
2 8 (5.48%) Windows
3 3 (2.05%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (63.70%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (33.56%) Software Engineering
3 39 (26.71%) Scrum
4 38 (26.03%) DevOps
5 37 (25.34%) SDLC
6 36 (24.66%) TDD
7 33 (22.60%) BDD
8 27 (18.49%) Manual Testing
9 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (15.07%) Unit Testing
10 21 (14.38%) User Stories
11 18 (12.33%) Secure Coding
12 15 (10.27%) Software Testing
13 13 (8.90%) Data Management
13 13 (8.90%) Web Development
14 12 (8.22%) OO
15 10 (6.85%) Mentoring
16 9 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
16 9 (6.16%) Microservices
17 8 (5.48%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 61 (41.78%) C#
2 42 (28.77%) Java
3 41 (28.08%) Python
4 38 (26.03%) JavaScript
5 21 (14.38%) SQL
6 14 (9.59%) C++
7 10 (6.85%) Perl
8 7 (4.79%) Fortran
9 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.42%) PHP
11 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.05%) Ruby
12 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.37%) Go
13 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.37%) Scala
13 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.68%) C
14 1 (0.68%) VB
14 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) Degree
2 10 (6.85%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.11%) Master's Degree
4 4 (2.74%) ISEB
5 3 (2.05%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.66%) QA
2 3 (2.05%) PMO
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Docker
2 3 (2.05%) HDFS
3 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.68%) Firmware
4 1 (0.68%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.42%) Ansible
2 5 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.74%) Puppet
4 3 (2.05%) Fluentd
4 3 (2.05%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.37%) MIIS
5 2 (1.37%) Terraform
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.68%) Kibana
6 1 (0.68%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.53%) Oracle
3 7 (4.79%) Teradata
4 6 (4.11%) Google
5 5 (3.42%) Splunk
6 3 (2.05%) CA
6 3 (2.05%) Delphix
6 3 (2.05%) HP
6 3 (2.05%) Percona
7 2 (1.37%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.37%) New Relic
7 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.37%) VMware
8 1 (0.68%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.68%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.68%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.68%) SaltStack