Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 21 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 362 516 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.76% 9.68% 6.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.47% 10.55% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 287 443 356
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 3,824 4,890 5,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 92.50% 91.78% 90.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,751 4,126 4,305
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -0.60% +4.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 0 177 £45,000 +2.27% 37
Leicestershire -17 79 £42,000 -1.18% 18
Northamptonshire -15 47 £58,750 +41.57% 7
Derbyshire +22 45 £35,000 -9.09% 9
Lincolnshire +33 11 £25,000 +2.04% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 241 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (48.07%) Java
3 165 (45.58%) QA
4 158 (43.65%) C#
5 107 (29.56%) Selenium
6 85 (23.48%) Scrum
7 73 (20.17%) Software Testing
8 72 (19.89%) JIRA
8 72 (19.89%) Software Engineering
9 70 (19.34%) SQL
9 70 (19.34%) User Stories
10 68 (18.78%) TDD
11 67 (18.51%) Unit Testing
12 65 (17.96%) Git (software)
12 65 (17.96%) Web Services
13 64 (17.68%) Finance
14 61 (16.85%) Microsoft
14 61 (16.85%) Functional Testing
15 59 (16.30%) Test Scripting
15 59 (16.30%) .NET
16 58 (16.02%) Degree
16 58 (16.02%) Test Management
17 55 (15.19%) Scenario Testing
18 53 (14.64%) WebDriver
19 50 (13.81%) Cucumber
20 49 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
20 49 (13.54%) SDLC
21 48 (13.26%) ISTQB
22 47 (12.98%) OO
22 47 (12.98%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (7.46%) NServiceBus
2 12 (3.31%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.04%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.76%) Confluence
5 8 (2.21%) MQSeries
6 7 (1.93%) SAS
7 4 (1.10%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.55%) CICS
8 2 (0.55%) CMS
8 2 (0.55%) JBoss
8 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.93%) SPSS
3 2 (0.55%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.25%) GitHub
4 16 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (3.04%) IaaS
6 6 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.10%) Serverless
8 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.28%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.87%) Modbus
2 14 (3.87%) RS-485
3 11 (3.04%) DNS
4 3 (0.83%) Internet
4 3 (0.83%) Softphone
5 2 (0.55%) Firewall
5 2 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.55%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) Multicast
6 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.84%) Big Data
2 29 (8.01%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.52%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.87%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.31%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.04%) Apache Hive
6 11 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.76%) HBase
7 10 (2.76%) Impala
7 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.21%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.93%) BigQuery
11 4 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.10%) NonStop SQL
12 3 (0.83%) MySQL
12 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.55%) DB2
13 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 107 (29.56%) Selenium
2 72 (19.89%) JIRA
3 65 (17.96%) Git (software)
4 53 (14.64%) WebDriver
5 50 (13.81%) Cucumber
6 45 (12.43%) SoapUI
7 44 (12.15%) Subversion
8 43 (11.88%) JMeter
9 42 (11.60%) Jenkins
10 30 (8.29%) Visual Studio
11 26 (7.18%) Zephyr
12 25 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
14 22 (6.08%) LoadRunner
14 22 (6.08%) NeoLoad
15 21 (5.80%) Maven
16 20 (5.52%) Bitbucket
16 20 (5.52%) Sonatype Nexus
17 15 (4.14%) Robot Framework
18 13 (3.59%) CppUnit
General
1 64 (17.68%) Finance
2 33 (9.12%) Retail
3 12 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.93%) Automotive
4 7 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.66%) Banking
6 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.83%) Marketing
8 2 (0.55%) Electronics
8 2 (0.55%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (31.49%) Tester
2 98 (27.07%) Automation Tester
3 81 (22.38%) Developer
4 63 (17.40%) Analyst
5 57 (15.75%) Test Analyst
6 45 (12.43%) QA Tester
7 42 (11.60%) QA Automation Tester
8 40 (11.05%) QA Engineer
9 37 (10.22%) Test Engineer
10 32 (8.84%) Senior Tester
11 30 (8.29%) Senior Automation Tester
12 29 (8.01%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (6.63%) Java Engineer
14 23 (6.35%) Senior QA Engineer
15 20 (5.52%) Senior Java Engineer
15 20 (5.52%) Software Test Engineer
16 19 (5.25%) C# Developer
16 19 (5.25%) Senior Developer
16 19 (5.25%) Senior QA Tester
17 18 (4.97%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (17.96%) Web Services
2 59 (16.30%) .NET
3 31 (8.56%) HTML
4 30 (8.29%) ASP.NET
5 29 (8.01%) Spring
6 28 (7.73%) CSS
7 27 (7.46%) HTML5
8 19 (5.25%) CSS3
9 17 (4.70%) .NET Framework
10 16 (4.42%) Node.js
11 15 (4.14%) React
12 13 (3.59%) Kafka
12 13 (3.59%) Sass
12 13 (3.59%) XML
13 11 (3.04%) REST
14 10 (2.76%) Gherkin
14 10 (2.76%) RESTful
15 9 (2.49%) AngularJS
15 9 (2.49%) LESS
15 9 (2.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.63%) Mobile App
3 22 (6.08%) Fintech
4 20 (5.52%) User Experience
5 18 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (4.70%) Public Cloud
7 14 (3.87%) CAN bus
7 14 (3.87%) Device Driver
7 14 (3.87%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (3.04%) Mainframe
8 11 (3.04%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.83%) Handset
10 3 (0.83%) NHS
11 2 (0.55%) Animation
11 2 (0.55%) EPoS
11 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.55%) PKI
11 2 (0.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.88%) Linux
2 28 (7.73%) Windows
3 14 (3.87%) Android
3 14 (3.87%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.87%) FreeRTOS
4 11 (3.04%) Unix
5 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (23.48%) Scrum
3 73 (20.17%) Software Testing
4 72 (19.89%) Software Engineering
5 70 (19.34%) User Stories
6 68 (18.78%) TDD
7 67 (18.51%) Unit Testing
8 61 (16.85%) Functional Testing
9 59 (16.30%) Test Scripting
10 58 (16.02%) Test Management
11 55 (15.19%) Scenario Testing
12 49 (13.54%) SDLC
13 47 (12.98%) Non-Functional Testing
13 47 (12.98%) OO
14 46 (12.71%) BDD
14 46 (12.71%) OOP
15 45 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (11.88%) DevOps
17 36 (9.94%) Regression Testing
18 35 (9.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (48.07%) Java
2 158 (43.65%) C#
3 70 (19.34%) SQL
4 42 (11.60%) JavaScript
5 33 (9.12%) Python
6 25 (6.91%) C++
7 22 (6.08%) C
8 15 (4.14%) Ruby
9 14 (3.87%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.59%) Scala
11 10 (2.76%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.49%) VBScript
13 8 (2.21%) Java 8
14 7 (1.93%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.66%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.38%) Groovy
17 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 4 (1.10%) ES6
17 4 (1.10%) Go
18 3 (0.83%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 58 (16.02%) Degree
2 48 (13.26%) ISTQB
3 35 (9.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (5.25%) ISEB
5 6 (1.66%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.66%) CREST Certified
5 6 (1.66%) OSCP
6 5 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.38%) MCP
6 5 (1.38%) MCPD
6 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.38%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.38%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.83%) HND
8 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (45.58%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (3.87%) Firmware
2 10 (2.76%) Docker
3 4 (1.10%) HDFS
4 2 (0.55%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.55%) etcd
4 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (6.08%) Puppet
2 15 (4.14%) Terraform
3 14 (3.87%) Ansible
4 8 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.66%) Oozie
6 4 (1.10%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.83%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.55%) Consul
8 2 (0.55%) Kibana
9 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.28%) Control-M
9 1 (0.28%) logstash
Vendors
1 61 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.97%) Oracle
3 17 (4.70%) Google
4 9 (2.49%) IBM
5 7 (1.93%) Tableau
6 6 (1.66%) SAP
7 4 (1.10%) Splunk
8 3 (0.83%) HP
8 3 (0.83%) Reuters
9 2 (0.55%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.55%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.55%) New Relic
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.55%) VMware
10 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.28%) Cadence
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.28%) Xamarin