Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 34 45
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 495 387 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.37% 6.52% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.38% 7.28% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 422 326 259
East Midlands median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £28,813 £27,500 £24,900
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,625 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 4,770 5,317 5,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 90.27% 89.59% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4,013 4,265 4,493
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +9 282 £42,500 -5.56% 29
Leicestershire +12 88 £42,500 +21.43% 15
Northamptonshire +17 74 £41,500 -2.35% 13
Derbyshire +10 36 £38,500 +6.21% 3
Lincolnshire -19 4 £24,500 -46.15% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 324 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (50.71%) Selenium
3 244 (49.29%) Java
4 205 (41.41%) C#
5 182 (36.77%) QA
6 142 (28.69%) Web Services
7 141 (28.48%) Cucumber
8 127 (25.66%) Problem-Solving
9 125 (25.25%) .NET
10 117 (23.64%) JIRA
11 114 (23.03%) TDD
12 111 (22.42%) SQL
13 110 (22.22%) BDD
14 98 (19.80%) Jenkins
15 93 (18.79%) OO
16 85 (17.17%) WebDriver
17 84 (16.97%) Finance
17 84 (16.97%) JavaScript
18 80 (16.16%) Windows
18 80 (16.16%) Software Engineering
19 77 (15.56%) Microsoft
20 74 (14.95%) JMeter
20 74 (14.95%) HTML
20 74 (14.95%) Scrum
20 74 (14.95%) Manual Testing
21 73 (14.75%) Test Management
21 73 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
22 69 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
23 67 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
24 66 (13.33%) SQL Server

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 27 (5.45%) Confluence
2 17 (3.43%) MQSeries
3 12 (2.42%) NServiceBus
4 8 (1.62%) Sitefinity
4 8 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.41%) CMS
6 6 (1.21%) JBoss
7 5 (1.01%) IIS
7 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.81%) Jetty
8 4 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.40%) Apache
9 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.20%) nginx
10 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.40%) Magento
1 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 69 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.67%) GitHub
4 6 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.21%) Bluemix
4 6 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.61%) SaaS
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.81%) HTTP
2 2 (0.40%) DNS
2 2 (0.40%) Firewall
2 2 (0.40%) Internet
2 2 (0.40%) Intranet
2 2 (0.40%) SMS
2 2 (0.40%) SNMP
2 2 (0.40%) SSH
2 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.46%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.85%) MySQL
4 22 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.64%) SSDT
6 14 (2.83%) Power BI
6 14 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.21%) SQLite
9 4 (0.81%) Couchbase
9 4 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.81%) Redis
9 4 (0.81%) Riak
10 3 (0.61%) Big Data
10 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 251 (50.71%) Selenium
2 141 (28.48%) Cucumber
3 117 (23.64%) JIRA
4 98 (19.80%) Jenkins
5 85 (17.17%) WebDriver
6 74 (14.95%) JMeter
7 60 (12.12%) SoapUI
8 55 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 49 (9.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (7.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (5.66%) Bitbucket
12 25 (5.05%) JUnit
13 22 (4.44%) Visual Studio
13 22 (4.44%) Zephyr
14 19 (3.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (3.64%) Gradle
15 18 (3.64%) Maven
16 15 (3.03%) NUnit
16 15 (3.03%) TeamCity
17 12 (2.42%) Subversion
General
1 84 (16.97%) Finance
2 28 (5.66%) Banking
3 17 (3.43%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.83%) Retail
5 12 (2.42%) Games
5 12 (2.42%) Marketing
6 8 (1.62%) Automotive
7 5 (1.01%) Back Office
7 5 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.61%) Electronics
8 3 (0.61%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (20.81%) Developer
2 88 (17.78%) QA Engineer
3 69 (13.94%) Analyst
4 68 (13.74%) Tester
5 57 (11.52%) Test Analyst
5 57 (11.52%) Test Engineer
6 55 (11.11%) Automation Tester
7 44 (8.89%) Software Engineer
8 41 (8.28%) QA Automation Engineer
9 40 (8.08%) QA Leader
10 34 (6.87%) .NET Developer
10 34 (6.87%) Test Automation Engineer
11 29 (5.86%) Applications Developer
11 29 (5.86%) Automation Test Analyst
12 28 (5.66%) Automation Engineer
13 27 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (5.25%) Java Engineer
14 26 (5.25%) Senior Developer
14 26 (5.25%) Software Developer
15 20 (4.04%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (28.69%) Web Services
2 125 (25.25%) .NET
3 74 (14.95%) HTML
4 59 (11.92%) CSS
5 53 (10.71%) ASP.NET
6 52 (10.51%) Gherkin
7 35 (7.07%) HTML5
8 33 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (6.06%) .NET Framework
9 30 (6.06%) XML
10 28 (5.66%) Entity Framework
10 28 (5.66%) JSON
11 24 (4.85%) jQuery
11 24 (4.85%) RESTful
12 22 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (4.44%) SOAP
13 20 (4.04%) Ajax
13 20 (4.04%) REST
14 18 (3.64%) WinForms
15 17 (3.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (8.69%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 20 (4.04%) Data Structures
4 20 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (3.84%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.02%) Replication
8 9 (1.82%) Fintech
8 9 (1.82%) User Experience
9 8 (1.62%) Clustering
10 7 (1.41%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.81%) Blog
12 4 (0.81%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.81%) Social Media
13 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.40%) Animation
14 2 (0.40%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.16%) Windows
2 56 (11.31%) Linux
3 18 (3.64%) Android
4 17 (3.43%) Unix
5 9 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.81%) CentOS
7 3 (0.61%) Debian
8 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (25.66%) Problem-Solving
3 114 (23.03%) TDD
4 110 (22.22%) BDD
5 93 (18.79%) OO
6 80 (16.16%) Software Engineering
7 74 (14.95%) Manual Testing
7 74 (14.95%) Scrum
8 73 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (14.75%) Test Management
9 62 (12.53%) SDLC
10 61 (12.32%) DevOps
11 53 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 49 (9.90%) MVC
13 46 (9.29%) Open Source
14 45 (9.09%) Defect Management
15 43 (8.69%) Configuration Management
15 43 (8.69%) Scenario Testing
16 42 (8.48%) OOP
17 41 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 244 (49.29%) Java
2 205 (41.41%) C#
3 111 (22.42%) SQL
4 84 (16.97%) JavaScript
5 54 (10.91%) Ruby
6 47 (9.49%) Python
7 31 (6.26%) C++
8 30 (6.06%) PHP
9 29 (5.86%) Perl
10 27 (5.45%) Shell Script
11 23 (4.65%) VB.NET
12 18 (3.64%) PL/SQL
12 18 (3.64%) PowerShell
13 16 (3.23%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.83%) T-SQL
15 11 (2.22%) C
16 7 (1.41%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.61%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.61%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.40%) Jython
Qualifications
1 58 (11.72%) Degree
2 38 (7.68%) ISTQB
3 34 (6.87%) ISEB
4 32 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (5.25%) MCP
5 26 (5.25%) MCPD
5 26 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (36.77%) QA
2 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) SEPA
3 2 (0.40%) TickIT
4 1 (0.20%) DICOM
4 1 (0.20%) GCP
4 1 (0.20%) HL7
4 1 (0.20%) JTAG
4 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (3.03%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Firmware
2 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.40%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) LXC
Systems Management
1 45 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (8.08%) Ansible
3 39 (7.88%) Puppet
4 24 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.02%) Nagios
5 10 (2.02%) Terraform
6 9 (1.82%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.21%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.81%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.40%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.20%) Automic
10 1 (0.20%) Kibana
10 1 (0.20%) Salt
10 1 (0.20%) systemd
10 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 77 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.49%) Oracle
3 19 (3.84%) HP
4 18 (3.64%) Google
5 12 (2.42%) Capita
6 7 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.41%) IBM
6 7 (1.41%) Twitter
7 6 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.01%) Misys
9 4 (0.81%) SAP
9 4 (0.81%) Splunk
10 3 (0.61%) Sencha
10 3 (0.61%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.40%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.40%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.40%) VMware
12 1 (0.20%) Lotus
12 1 (0.20%) Reuters
12 1 (0.20%) Zend