Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 390 376 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.28% 7.45% 7.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.03% 8.25% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 315 321 421
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,000 £58,750 £67,500
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 4,318 4,559 5,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.70% 90.31% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,443 3,796 4,606
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,375
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,375 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -5 154 £40,000 -11.11% 40
Northamptonshire +6 101 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Leicestershire +31 96 £43,750 +6.06% 20
Derbyshire +32 36 £39,000 -12.36% 5
Lincolnshire +5 2 £37,500 -31.82% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 293 (75.13%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (47.69%) C#
3 178 (45.64%) Selenium
4 158 (40.51%) Java
5 133 (34.10%) SQL
6 129 (33.08%) .NET
7 113 (28.97%) Web Services
8 108 (27.69%) Microsoft
9 107 (27.44%) Cucumber
10 104 (26.67%) QA
11 102 (26.15%) BDD
12 91 (23.33%) SQL Server
13 90 (23.08%) JavaScript
14 85 (21.79%) JIRA
15 81 (20.77%) TDD
15 81 (20.77%) HTML
15 81 (20.77%) Finance
16 72 (18.46%) Unit Testing
16 72 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
17 69 (17.69%) Scrum
17 69 (17.69%) ASP.NET
18 68 (17.44%) .NET Framework
19 67 (17.18%) MVC
20 65 (16.67%) Software Engineering
20 65 (16.67%) WebDriver
21 64 (16.41%) Software Testing
21 64 (16.41%) CSS
22 62 (15.90%) Continuous Improvement
23 57 (14.62%) Microservices
23 57 (14.62%) SDLC

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 18 (4.62%) NServiceBus
2 14 (3.59%) Confluence
2 14 (3.59%) Sitefinity
3 9 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.31%) CMS
3 9 (2.31%) SAS
4 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.77%) CICS
6 1 (0.26%) Apache
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
6 1 (0.26%) Liferay
6 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (2.31%) SPSS
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (6.67%) GitHub
4 10 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.77%) SaaS
5 3 (0.77%) Slack
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.51%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.26%) G Suite
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Office 365
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Route 53
7 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.31%) HTTP
2 4 (1.03%) SMS
2 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.77%) Modbus
3 3 (0.77%) RS-485
4 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) SMPP
4 1 (0.26%) SMTP
4 1 (0.26%) SSL
4 1 (0.26%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (5.38%) SSDT
4 17 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.08%) Big Data
5 12 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.82%) Power BI
6 11 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.31%) BigQuery
8 9 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (2.05%) MySQL
9 8 (2.05%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.79%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.79%) HBase
10 7 (1.79%) Impala
10 7 (1.79%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.77%) DB2
11 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 178 (45.64%) Selenium
2 107 (27.44%) Cucumber
3 85 (21.79%) JIRA
4 65 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 55 (14.10%) Git (software)
5 55 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (12.56%) Jenkins
7 44 (11.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (10.51%) SpecFlow
9 35 (8.97%) JMeter
9 35 (8.97%) SoapUI
10 33 (8.46%) Maven
11 28 (7.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (6.67%) JUnit
13 24 (6.15%) Subversion
14 22 (5.64%) NUnit
15 21 (5.38%) Zephyr
16 20 (5.13%) TestRail
17 16 (4.10%) GitLab
17 16 (4.10%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (20.77%) Finance
2 54 (13.85%) Retail
3 35 (8.97%) Automotive
4 21 (5.38%) Banking
5 7 (1.79%) Polish Language
6 3 (0.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 126 (32.31%) Developer
2 68 (17.44%) Tester
3 62 (15.90%) Test Engineer
4 48 (12.31%) Automation Tester
4 48 (12.31%) Test Automation Engineer
5 42 (10.77%) Analyst
6 34 (8.72%) QA Engineer
6 34 (8.72%) Test Analyst
7 31 (7.95%) Applications Developer
8 29 (7.44%) C# Developer
9 28 (7.18%) .NET Developer
10 25 (6.41%) Senior Developer
11 23 (5.90%) Senior QA Engineer
11 23 (5.90%) Software Tester
12 21 (5.38%) Software Developer
13 19 (4.87%) Java Engineer
13 19 (4.87%) Software Engineer
14 18 (4.62%) Lead Developer
15 16 (4.10%) Developer in Test
15 16 (4.10%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (33.08%) .NET
2 113 (28.97%) Web Services
3 81 (20.77%) HTML
4 69 (17.69%) ASP.NET
5 68 (17.44%) .NET Framework
6 64 (16.41%) CSS
7 49 (12.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 46 (11.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 41 (10.51%) jQuery
10 40 (10.26%) Entity Framework
10 40 (10.26%) Gherkin
10 40 (10.26%) RESTful
10 40 (10.26%) WCF
11 39 (10.00%) Sass
12 33 (8.46%) Ajax
13 32 (8.21%) ASP.NET Core
14 27 (6.92%) HTML5
15 26 (6.67%) AngularJS
16 19 (4.87%) Spring
17 18 (4.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.79%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.64%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.10%) Fintech
4 15 (3.85%) NHS
5 14 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (3.08%) User Experience
8 10 (2.56%) Device Driver
8 10 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.79%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.77%) CAN bus
12 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.51%) FMCG
14 1 (0.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.72%) Windows
2 23 (5.90%) Linux
3 17 (4.36%) Unix
4 12 (3.08%) Android
5 11 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.28%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.77%) CentOS
7 3 (0.77%) Debian
7 3 (0.77%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (75.13%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.15%) BDD
3 81 (20.77%) TDD
4 72 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (18.46%) Unit Testing
5 69 (17.69%) Scrum
6 67 (17.18%) MVC
7 65 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 64 (16.41%) Software Testing
9 62 (15.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 57 (14.62%) Microservices
10 57 (14.62%) SDLC
11 56 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (12.31%) Defect Management
13 45 (11.54%) Test Scripting
14 41 (10.51%) Coaching
15 40 (10.26%) Mentoring
15 40 (10.26%) OO
16 39 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
17 36 (9.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 186 (47.69%) C#
2 158 (40.51%) Java
3 133 (34.10%) SQL
4 90 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 41 (10.51%) T-SQL
6 20 (5.13%) Python
7 19 (4.87%) Ruby
8 16 (4.10%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.59%) C
10 13 (3.33%) C++
10 13 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.33%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.05%) Scala
12 7 (1.79%) PHP
13 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.03%) Perl
15 3 (0.77%) COBOL
15 3 (0.77%) Groovy
15 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (10.26%) Degree
2 34 (8.72%) ISTQB
3 30 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (7.44%) MCP
4 29 (7.44%) MCPD
5 21 (5.38%) ISEB
5 21 (5.38%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.62%) BC Cleared
6 18 (4.62%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (26.67%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) PMO
3 3 (0.77%) WCAG
4 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (1.79%) Firmware
2 6 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.59%) Puppet
2 13 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.79%) Oozie
4 4 (1.03%) Ansible
4 4 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.26%) Kibana
6 1 (0.26%) logstash
6 1 (0.26%) Nagios
6 1 (0.26%) Nmap
6 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 108 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.90%) Google
3 18 (4.62%) Oracle
4 9 (2.31%) Infor
4 9 (2.31%) Tableau
4 9 (2.31%) Talend
5 7 (1.79%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.54%) IBM
6 6 (1.54%) Reuters
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.77%) SAP
8 2 (0.51%) Cadence
8 2 (0.51%) Zend
9 1 (0.26%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.26%) HP
9 1 (0.26%) Perforce
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.26%) Twitter
9 1 (0.26%) VMware