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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 41 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 217 166 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.52% 5.38% 6.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.89% 5.82% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 134 101 88
10th Percentile £27,000 £32,500 £28,025
25th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
75th Percentile £56,128 £53,750 £52,625
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 3,148 2,851 1,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 94.53% 92.44% 92.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,907 2,047 1,238
10th Percentile £26,900 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,562 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £44,371
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.42% +4.40%
75th Percentile £61,052 £57,500 £56,813
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -18 68 £50,000 +17.65% 19
Leicestershire -11 56 £32,500 -36.59% 2
Northamptonshire +22 31 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Lincolnshire +17 22 £33,000 -19.51% 2
Derbyshire -1 20 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 108 (49.77%) Agile
2 87 (40.09%) QA
3 86 (39.63%) C#
4 83 (38.25%) Software Testing
5 78 (35.94%) Azure
6 73 (33.64%) JavaScript
6 73 (33.64%) SQL
7 72 (33.18%) .NET
8 67 (30.88%) Finance
8 67 (30.88%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (30.41%) Java
10 63 (29.03%) Microsoft
11 60 (27.65%) Python
12 57 (26.27%) DevOps
13 54 (24.88%) SDLC
14 52 (23.96%) Social Skills
15 51 (23.50%) SQL Server
15 51 (23.50%) Degree
16 50 (23.04%) Manual Testing
17 49 (22.58%) AWS
18 47 (21.66%) Analytical Skills
19 46 (21.20%) Microservices
19 46 (21.20%) JIRA
20 45 (20.74%) Software Engineering
21 41 (18.89%) React
22 37 (17.05%) Mentoring
22 37 (17.05%) AngularJS
23 35 (16.13%) ISTQB
24 34 (15.67%) Azure DevOps
25 32 (14.75%) REST

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 11 (5.07%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.15%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.76%) JBoss
5 5 (2.30%) Confluence
6 4 (1.84%) CMS
6 4 (1.84%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.84%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.38%) Appian
8 2 (0.92%) IIS
8 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.46%) SAS
9 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 78 (35.94%) Azure
2 49 (22.58%) AWS
3 34 (15.67%) Azure DevOps
4 15 (6.91%) Serverless
5 12 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (5.53%) SaaS
6 11 (5.07%) OpenShift
7 9 (4.15%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (3.69%) GCP
9 7 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (2.30%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (2.30%) Cloud Functions
11 4 (1.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.84%) Azure Pipelines
11 4 (1.84%) GitHub
12 3 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.92%) AWS CodePipeline
13 2 (0.92%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.29%) Internet
2 14 (6.45%) 5G
2 14 (6.45%) SD-WAN
2 14 (6.45%) WAN
3 13 (5.99%) HTTP
3 13 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.07%) DNS
4 11 (5.07%) SMTP
5 3 (1.38%) FTP
6 2 (0.92%) DAB
6 2 (0.92%) Firewall
7 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.46%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.60%) NoSQL
2 23 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.15%) MySQL
5 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.38%) Big Data
7 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.38%) DB2
7 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.38%) Flink
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.92%) Adabas
8 2 (0.92%) DataStage
8 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.46%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.46%) Informix
9 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (21.20%) JIRA
2 32 (14.75%) Postman
3 28 (12.90%) Git (software)
4 22 (10.14%) Cypress.io
4 22 (10.14%) Selenium
5 20 (9.22%) JMeter
6 18 (8.29%) Jenkins
7 16 (7.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (7.37%) TeamCity
8 12 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (5.07%) Ranorex
9 11 (5.07%) Subversion
9 11 (5.07%) WebDriver
10 7 (3.23%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.76%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.30%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.30%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.30%) JUnit
12 5 (2.30%) Tricentis qTest
13 4 (1.84%) Mockito
General
1 67 (30.88%) Finance
2 52 (23.96%) Social Skills
3 47 (21.66%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (14.29%) Presentation Skills
5 30 (13.82%) Manufacturing
6 21 (9.68%) Law
6 21 (9.68%) Retail
7 18 (8.29%) Aerospace
8 11 (5.07%) Public Sector
9 9 (4.15%) Marketing
10 8 (3.69%) Legal
11 6 (2.76%) Electronics
11 6 (2.76%) Financial Institution
12 5 (2.30%) Aviation
12 5 (2.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 5 (2.30%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
14 3 (1.38%) Games
15 2 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 68 (31.34%) Developer
2 43 (19.82%) Test Engineer
3 31 (14.29%) Graduate
4 28 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 26 (11.98%) Analyst
5 26 (11.98%) Tester
6 22 (10.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 22 (10.14%) Test Analyst
7 17 (7.83%) Graduate Test Engineer
8 14 (6.45%) Cloud Developer
8 14 (6.45%) Graduate Developer
8 14 (6.45%) Graduate Software Developer
8 14 (6.45%) Software Engineer
8 14 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) QA Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) Senior Developer
10 11 (5.07%) Automation Tester
11 10 (4.61%) Java Developer
11 10 (4.61%) Software Tester
12 9 (4.15%) Cloud Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (33.18%) .NET
2 41 (18.89%) React
3 37 (17.05%) AngularJS
4 32 (14.75%) REST
5 26 (11.98%) ASP.NET
6 25 (11.52%) RESTful
7 22 (10.14%) XML
8 16 (7.37%) .NET Framework
9 15 (6.91%) JSON
10 14 (6.45%) Kafka
11 13 (5.99%) HTML
12 12 (5.53%) Node.js
13 11 (5.07%) Elastic Stack
13 11 (5.07%) SOAP
13 11 (5.07%) Spring
14 10 (4.61%) CSS
14 10 (4.61%) Web Services
15 9 (4.15%) ActiveMQ
15 9 (4.15%) gRPC
15 9 (4.15%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.22%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (5.99%) User Experience
3 12 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (5.07%) Cloud Native
4 11 (5.07%) Tandem
5 9 (4.15%) Life Science
5 9 (4.15%) Satnav
6 8 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (3.23%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.30%) Blog
8 5 (2.30%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.30%) Replication
9 4 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.84%) FPGA
9 4 (1.84%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.38%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.92%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.90%) Linux
1 28 (12.90%) Windows
2 19 (8.76%) Unix
3 6 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.30%) AIX
5 4 (1.84%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.92%) Android
6 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.92%) MVS
6 2 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (49.77%) Agile
2 83 (38.25%) Software Testing
3 67 (30.88%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (26.27%) DevOps
5 54 (24.88%) SDLC
6 50 (23.04%) Manual Testing
7 46 (21.20%) Microservices
8 45 (20.74%) Software Engineering
9 37 (17.05%) Mentoring
10 30 (13.82%) TDD
11 27 (12.44%) Scrum
11 27 (12.44%) Time Management
12 26 (11.98%) CI/CD
13 25 (11.52%) Test Strategy
14 23 (10.60%) Computer Science
14 23 (10.60%) Mathematics
14 23 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (9.68%) BDD
16 20 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (9.22%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 86 (39.63%) C#
2 73 (33.64%) JavaScript
2 73 (33.64%) SQL
3 66 (30.41%) Java
4 60 (27.65%) Python
5 28 (12.90%) C++
5 28 (12.90%) TypeScript
6 24 (11.06%) VB.NET
7 23 (10.60%) MATLAB
8 12 (5.53%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.61%) PHP
9 10 (4.61%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.15%) Perl
11 8 (3.69%) C
11 8 (3.69%) Ruby
12 6 (2.76%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.30%) Groovy
13 5 (2.30%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.30%) Pascal
13 5 (2.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (23.50%) Degree
2 35 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 19 (8.76%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.99%) Security Cleared
5 12 (5.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.76%) ISEB
8 3 (1.38%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.92%) HNC
10 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (40.09%) QA
2 5 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.38%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) JTAG
4 1 (0.46%) NCSC
System Software
1 24 (11.06%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) Firmware
2 2 (0.92%) IAG
2 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (13.82%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.15%) Terraform
3 8 (3.69%) Ansible
4 6 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.30%) Grafana
6 2 (0.92%) Istio
6 2 (0.92%) Puppet
7 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.37%) Oracle
3 14 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (4.15%) Rackspace
5 7 (3.23%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.76%) Google
7 5 (2.30%) Dynatrace
8 3 (1.38%) Databricks
8 3 (1.38%) SAP
8 3 (1.38%) Splunk
9 2 (0.92%) IBM
9 2 (0.92%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.46%) Cadence
10 1 (0.46%) Dataiku
10 1 (0.46%) HP
10 1 (0.46%) Intel
10 1 (0.46%) Palantir
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.46%) Refinitiv
10 1 (0.46%) Reuters