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

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 27 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 467 459 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.00% 7.53% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.16% 8.46% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 401 418 351
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 4,597 5,426 6,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 88.63% 88.98% 89.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,834 4,348 4,892
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 January 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 January 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 +2 273 £45,000 - 52
Northamptonshire +12 68 £41,500 +5.06% 8
Leicestershire +17 65 £39,500 +12.86% 7
Derbyshire -15 33 £38,500 -3.75% 8
Lincolnshire -15 5 £30,000 -22.58% 8
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 282 (60.39%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (49.04%) Java
3 216 (46.25%) Selenium
4 207 (44.33%) C#
5 171 (36.62%) QA
6 125 (26.77%) Web Services
7 118 (25.27%) Cucumber
8 112 (23.98%) .NET
9 111 (23.77%) TDD
10 98 (20.99%) Manual Testing
11 97 (20.77%) JIRA
12 91 (19.49%) WebDriver
13 89 (19.06%) BDD
14 83 (17.77%) Jenkins
14 83 (17.77%) OO
15 82 (17.56%) Finance
16 81 (17.34%) JMeter
17 77 (16.49%) SQL
18 75 (16.06%) JavaScript
19 71 (15.20%) Scrum
20 67 (14.35%) HTML
21 65 (13.92%) Test Management
21 65 (13.92%) Git (software)
22 61 (13.06%) Software Engineering
23 59 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
24 57 (12.21%) SDLC
25 55 (11.78%) Python
26 54 (11.56%) Windows
27 53 (11.35%) Test Strategy
28 52 (11.13%) MVC

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 22 (4.71%) NServiceBus
2 20 (4.28%) Confluence
3 16 (3.43%) Sitefinity
4 8 (1.71%) CMS
4 8 (1.71%) MQSeries
5 6 (1.28%) Apache
6 5 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.07%) IIS
6 5 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.64%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) Jetty
9 1 (0.21%) nginx
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.14%) GitHub
4 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.86%) Serverless
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.64%) SaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.50%) HTTP
2 4 (0.86%) RS-232
2 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.64%) 4G
3 3 (0.64%) 5G
3 3 (0.64%) SMS
4 2 (0.43%) DNS
4 2 (0.43%) Firewall
4 2 (0.43%) Internet
4 2 (0.43%) SNMP
4 2 (0.43%) SSH
5 1 (0.21%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.21%) GPRS
5 1 (0.21%) GSM
5 1 (0.21%) Intranet
5 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.50%) MongoDB
3 19 (4.07%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.64%) MySQL
5 7 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.28%) SQLite
7 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.43%) Big Data
8 2 (0.43%) GIS
9 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.21%) Redis
9 1 (0.21%) Riak
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 216 (46.25%) Selenium
2 118 (25.27%) Cucumber
3 97 (20.77%) JIRA
4 91 (19.49%) WebDriver
5 83 (17.77%) Jenkins
6 81 (17.34%) JMeter
7 65 (13.92%) Git (software)
8 50 (10.71%) SoapUI
9 35 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (6.64%) Visual Studio
11 28 (6.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (5.57%) JUnit
13 25 (5.35%) NUnit
14 20 (4.28%) Calabash
15 19 (4.07%) Appium
16 16 (3.43%) SpecFlow
17 15 (3.21%) Subversion
17 15 (3.21%) TeamCity
18 13 (2.78%) LoadRunner
18 13 (2.78%) TestRail
General
1 82 (17.56%) Finance
2 15 (3.21%) Retail
3 13 (2.78%) Banking
3 13 (2.78%) Marketing
4 12 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.93%) Electronics
7 4 (0.86%) Games
8 3 (0.64%) Automotive
8 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 101 (21.63%) Developer
2 80 (17.13%) QA Engineer
3 75 (16.06%) Tester
4 73 (15.63%) Analyst
5 64 (13.70%) Test Engineer
6 63 (13.49%) Automation Tester
7 57 (12.21%) Test Analyst
8 43 (9.21%) QA Leader
8 43 (9.21%) Software Engineer
9 32 (6.85%) QA Automation Engineer
10 31 (6.64%) Test Automation Engineer
11 30 (6.42%) Software Developer
12 23 (4.93%) Automation Engineer
12 23 (4.93%) Java Engineer
13 21 (4.50%) Developer in Test
14 20 (4.28%) Automation Test Analyst
14 20 (4.28%) Software Test Engineer
15 19 (4.07%) .NET Developer
15 19 (4.07%) QA Analyst
15 19 (4.07%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (26.77%) Web Services
2 112 (23.98%) .NET
3 67 (14.35%) HTML
4 49 (10.49%) ASP.NET
5 46 (9.85%) CSS
6 44 (9.42%) HTML5
7 43 (9.21%) Gherkin
8 35 (7.49%) XML
9 32 (6.85%) JSON
10 28 (6.00%) REST
11 24 (5.14%) .NET Framework
11 24 (5.14%) Entity Framework
12 23 (4.93%) SOAP
13 22 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (3.64%) AngularJS
14 17 (3.64%) Spring
15 16 (3.43%) Kendo UI
16 14 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (3.00%) jQuery
16 14 (3.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.49%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.00%) User Experience
5 13 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.14%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.14%) Replication
7 9 (1.93%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.71%) Clustering
9 4 (0.86%) Optoelectronics
10 3 (0.64%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.43%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.43%) GPGPU
11 2 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.21%) Animation
12 1 (0.21%) Fintech
12 1 (0.21%) iPad
12 1 (0.21%) iPhone
12 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.56%) Windows
2 41 (8.78%) Linux
3 19 (4.07%) Unix
4 12 (2.57%) Android
5 11 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (60.39%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (23.77%) TDD
3 98 (20.99%) Manual Testing
4 89 (19.06%) BDD
5 83 (17.77%) OO
6 71 (15.20%) Scrum
7 65 (13.92%) Test Management
8 61 (13.06%) Software Engineering
9 59 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (12.21%) SDLC
11 53 (11.35%) Test Strategy
12 52 (11.13%) MVC
13 47 (10.06%) Test Scripting
14 45 (9.64%) OOP
14 45 (9.64%) Scenario Testing
15 44 (9.42%) Defect Management
16 43 (9.21%) Performance Testing
17 41 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (8.78%) Open Source
18 37 (7.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 229 (49.04%) Java
2 207 (44.33%) C#
3 77 (16.49%) SQL
4 75 (16.06%) JavaScript
5 55 (11.78%) Python
6 46 (9.85%) Ruby
7 35 (7.49%) C++
8 28 (6.00%) C
9 23 (4.93%) Perl
10 21 (4.50%) PHP
11 15 (3.21%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.36%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.93%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.93%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.71%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.50%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.07%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.86%) Ada
17 4 (0.86%) VB
18 3 (0.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 47 (10.06%) Degree
2 44 (9.42%) ISEB
3 33 (7.07%) ISTQB
4 23 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (3.43%) MCP
5 16 (3.43%) MCPD
5 16 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.86%) HND
6 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.86%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (36.62%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.43%) TickIT
3 1 (0.21%) GCP
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.21%) JTAG
3 1 (0.21%) MISRA
3 1 (0.21%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (2.14%) Docker
2 6 (1.28%) Firmware
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (7.28%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.43%) Ansible
4 15 (3.21%) Puppet
5 2 (0.43%) Nagios
5 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.43%) Terraform
5 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.21%) Kibana
6 1 (0.21%) Salt
6 1 (0.21%) systemd
Vendors
1 48 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.14%) Oracle
3 21 (4.50%) HP
4 16 (3.43%) Google
5 8 (1.71%) Capita
6 7 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.50%) Twitter
7 5 (1.07%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.86%) IBM
9 3 (0.64%) Lotus
9 3 (0.64%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.64%) SAP
9 3 (0.64%) Sencha
9 3 (0.64%) Telerik
10 2 (0.43%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.43%) Perforce
10 2 (0.43%) Splunk
10 2 (0.43%) VMware
11 1 (0.21%) Blue Prism
11 1 (0.21%) WSO2