Period
to 22 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 27 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 461 450 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.89% 7.46% 5.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.03% 8.37% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 398 408 338
East Midlands median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £50,150
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 4,595 5,375 6,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 88.59% 89.06% 88.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,852 4,301 4,914
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £58,750
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 22 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 22 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 +3 268 £45,000 -5.26% 56
Leicestershire +15 66 £39,000 +11.43% 11
Northamptonshire +10 66 £41,500 +5.06% 9
Derbyshire -14 33 £38,500 -3.75% 6
Lincolnshire -16 5 £30,000 -22.58% 7
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 278 (60.30%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (49.46%) Java
3 215 (46.64%) Selenium
4 204 (44.25%) C#
5 167 (36.23%) QA
6 127 (27.55%) Web Services
7 116 (25.16%) Cucumber
8 112 (24.30%) .NET
9 106 (22.99%) TDD
10 100 (21.69%) Manual Testing
11 96 (20.82%) JIRA
12 88 (19.09%) WebDriver
13 84 (18.22%) BDD
14 83 (18.00%) Jenkins
14 83 (18.00%) OO
15 81 (17.57%) Finance
16 79 (17.14%) JMeter
17 77 (16.70%) SQL
18 74 (16.05%) JavaScript
19 67 (14.53%) Scrum
20 66 (14.32%) Git (software)
21 65 (14.10%) HTML
22 64 (13.88%) Test Management
23 60 (13.02%) Software Engineering
24 57 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
24 57 (12.36%) SDLC
25 54 (11.71%) Windows
26 53 (11.50%) Python
27 52 (11.28%) MVC
28 51 (11.06%) Test Strategy

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 (4.77%) NServiceBus
2 19 (4.12%) Confluence
3 16 (3.47%) Sitefinity
4 9 (1.95%) MQSeries
5 8 (1.74%) CMS
6 6 (1.30%) Apache
7 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.08%) IIS
8 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.65%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.22%) nginx
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) 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 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.17%) GitHub
3 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.87%) Serverless
4 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.65%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.22%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.52%) HTTP
2 3 (0.65%) 4G
2 3 (0.65%) 5G
2 3 (0.65%) RS-232
2 3 (0.65%) SMS
2 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.43%) DNS
3 2 (0.43%) Firewall
3 2 (0.43%) Internet
3 2 (0.43%) SNMP
3 2 (0.43%) SSH
4 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.22%) GPRS
4 1 (0.22%) GSM
4 1 (0.22%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.34%) MongoDB
3 18 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.69%) MySQL
5 7 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.30%) SQLite
7 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.43%) Big Data
8 2 (0.43%) GIS
9 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 215 (46.64%) Selenium
2 116 (25.16%) Cucumber
3 96 (20.82%) JIRA
4 88 (19.09%) WebDriver
5 83 (18.00%) Jenkins
6 79 (17.14%) JMeter
7 66 (14.32%) Git (software)
8 49 (10.63%) SoapUI
9 35 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (6.51%) Visual Studio
11 28 (6.07%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (5.42%) JUnit
13 24 (5.21%) NUnit
14 19 (4.12%) Calabash
15 18 (3.90%) Appium
16 15 (3.25%) SpecFlow
16 15 (3.25%) Subversion
17 14 (3.04%) TeamCity
17 14 (3.04%) TestRail
18 13 (2.82%) LoadRunner
General
1 81 (17.57%) Finance
2 13 (2.82%) Banking
2 13 (2.82%) Marketing
2 13 (2.82%) Retail
3 9 (1.95%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.74%) Electronics
5 5 (1.08%) Games
6 3 (0.65%) Automotive
6 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 98 (21.26%) Developer
2 81 (17.57%) QA Engineer
3 75 (16.27%) Analyst
4 74 (16.05%) Tester
5 64 (13.88%) Test Engineer
6 62 (13.45%) Automation Tester
7 59 (12.80%) Test Analyst
8 42 (9.11%) QA Leader
8 42 (9.11%) Software Engineer
9 33 (7.16%) QA Automation Engineer
10 31 (6.72%) Test Automation Engineer
11 30 (6.51%) Software Developer
12 24 (5.21%) Automation Engineer
13 23 (4.99%) Java Engineer
14 21 (4.56%) Automation Test Analyst
15 20 (4.34%) Software Test Engineer
16 19 (4.12%) .NET Developer
16 19 (4.12%) Developer in Test
16 19 (4.12%) QA Analyst
16 19 (4.12%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (27.55%) Web Services
2 112 (24.30%) .NET
3 65 (14.10%) HTML
4 49 (10.63%) ASP.NET
5 45 (9.76%) CSS
6 43 (9.33%) Gherkin
6 43 (9.33%) HTML5
7 34 (7.38%) XML
8 31 (6.72%) JSON
9 28 (6.07%) REST
10 24 (5.21%) .NET Framework
10 24 (5.21%) Entity Framework
11 23 (4.99%) SOAP
12 22 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (3.69%) AngularJS
14 16 (3.47%) Kendo UI
14 16 (3.47%) Spring
15 14 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (3.04%) jQuery
15 14 (3.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.38%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (2.82%) Data Structures
4 13 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.82%) User Experience
5 10 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.17%) Replication
6 9 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.74%) Clustering
8 3 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.65%) Optoelectronics
9 2 (0.43%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.43%) GPGPU
9 2 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.22%) Animation
10 1 (0.22%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.22%) iPad
10 1 (0.22%) iPhone
10 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.71%) Windows
2 41 (8.89%) Linux
3 19 (4.12%) Unix
4 13 (2.82%) Android
5 11 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.65%) 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 (0.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (60.30%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (22.99%) TDD
3 100 (21.69%) Manual Testing
4 84 (18.22%) BDD
5 83 (18.00%) OO
6 67 (14.53%) Scrum
7 64 (13.88%) Test Management
8 60 (13.02%) Software Engineering
9 57 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (12.36%) SDLC
10 52 (11.28%) MVC
11 51 (11.06%) Test Strategy
12 46 (9.98%) Test Scripting
13 45 (9.76%) Scenario Testing
14 43 (9.33%) Defect Management
14 43 (9.33%) OOP
15 42 (9.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 42 (9.11%) Performance Testing
16 38 (8.24%) Open Source
17 35 (7.59%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 228 (49.46%) Java
2 204 (44.25%) C#
3 77 (16.70%) SQL
4 74 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 53 (11.50%) Python
6 44 (9.54%) Ruby
7 35 (7.59%) C++
8 26 (5.64%) C
9 23 (4.99%) Perl
10 21 (4.56%) PHP
11 15 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.39%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.17%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.52%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.52%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.08%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.87%) Ada
18 3 (0.65%) Groovy
18 3 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (10.20%) Degree
2 43 (9.33%) ISEB
3 31 (6.72%) ISTQB
4 23 (4.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (3.47%) MCP
5 16 (3.47%) MCPD
5 16 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.87%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.65%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (36.23%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.43%) TickIT
3 1 (0.22%) GCP
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.22%) JTAG
3 1 (0.22%) MISRA
3 1 (0.22%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (1.95%) Docker
2 5 (1.08%) Firmware
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (7.38%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.25%) Ansible
4 14 (3.04%) 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 (0.22%) Kibana
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
6 1 (0.22%) systemd
Vendors
1 48 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.42%) Oracle
3 21 (4.56%) HP
4 17 (3.69%) Google
5 8 (1.74%) Capita
6 7 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.52%) Twitter
7 5 (1.08%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.65%) IBM
8 3 (0.65%) Lotus
8 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.65%) SAP
8 3 (0.65%) Sencha
8 3 (0.65%) Telerik
9 2 (0.43%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.43%) Perforce
9 2 (0.43%) Splunk
9 2 (0.43%) VMware
10 1 (0.22%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com