Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 276 359 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.48% 8.40% 8.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 9.00% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 228 287 401
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,425 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 3,397 3,989 4,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 92.01% 93.33% 91.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,879 2,898 4,012
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,650 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 +1 183 £50,000 +11.11% 47
Leicestershire +9 62 £35,000 -12.50% 12
Northamptonshire -31 10 £38,750 -22.50% 3
Derbyshire -21 6 £42,500 +21.43% 8
Lincolnshire -8 4 £41,250 +65.00% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 192 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (47.10%) C#
3 103 (37.32%) Selenium
4 91 (32.97%) JavaScript
4 91 (32.97%) Scrum
5 86 (31.16%) SQL
6 84 (30.43%) QA
7 82 (29.71%) Azure
8 79 (28.62%) .NET
9 66 (23.91%) Jenkins
10 65 (23.55%) SDLC
11 63 (22.83%) Java
12 62 (22.46%) DevOps
13 61 (22.10%) CSS
14 59 (21.38%) BDD
15 55 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (19.57%) Web Services
17 52 (18.84%) Git (software)
18 51 (18.48%) Test Scripting
19 49 (17.75%) TDD
20 47 (17.03%) Software Engineering
20 47 (17.03%) Microsoft
21 46 (16.67%) Python
21 46 (16.67%) Finance
22 45 (16.30%) Degree
23 44 (15.94%) XML
23 44 (15.94%) SQL Server
23 44 (15.94%) REST
24 43 (15.58%) HTML
25 42 (15.22%) SoapUI

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 12 (4.35%) NServiceBus
2 8 (2.90%) Confluence
3 7 (2.54%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Drupal
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 82 (29.71%) Azure
2 41 (14.86%) AWS
3 22 (7.97%) GCP
4 12 (4.35%) GitHub
5 9 (3.26%) Serverless
6 5 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.81%) SaaS
7 4 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.09%) Amazon Cognito
8 3 (1.09%) Apigee
8 3 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.09%) BrowserStack
8 3 (1.09%) Slack
9 2 (0.72%) AWS CodeBuild
9 2 (0.72%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.72%) IaaS
9 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.90%) Softphone
2 4 (1.45%) VoIP
3 3 (1.09%) Internet
4 2 (0.72%) DNS
5 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.96%) Big Data
3 27 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (9.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (9.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 25 (9.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.62%) Apache Hive
6 10 (3.62%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.54%) MySQL
7 7 (2.54%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.54%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (2.17%) HBase
8 6 (2.17%) Impala
9 5 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.81%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.09%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 103 (37.32%) Selenium
2 66 (23.91%) Jenkins
3 52 (18.84%) Git (software)
4 42 (15.22%) SoapUI
5 39 (14.13%) JIRA
6 31 (11.23%) Cucumber
7 21 (7.61%) Bitbucket
8 20 (7.25%) WebDriver
9 15 (5.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (5.43%) Subversion
10 14 (5.07%) SpecFlow
11 12 (4.35%) Eclipse
11 12 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (3.99%) Postman
12 11 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.62%) JMeter
13 10 (3.62%) Visual Studio
14 9 (3.26%) Gradle
14 9 (3.26%) IntelliJ
14 9 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (5.07%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.71%) Banking
4 12 (4.35%) Retail
5 10 (3.62%) Games
6 8 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.17%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.17%) Automotive
7 6 (2.17%) Marketing
8 3 (1.09%) Local Government
8 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (29.35%) Developer
2 37 (13.41%) Tester
3 30 (10.87%) Analyst
3 30 (10.87%) Automation Tester
3 30 (10.87%) QA Engineer
4 27 (9.78%) Full Stack Developer
5 26 (9.42%) Test Analyst
6 25 (9.06%) Applications Developer
7 24 (8.70%) Software Engineer
8 19 (6.88%) Test Engineer
9 18 (6.52%) .NET Developer
10 17 (6.16%) Senior Developer
11 16 (5.80%) Software Developer
12 15 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
12 15 (5.43%) Java Engineer
12 15 (5.43%) QA Tester
13 13 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
13 13 (4.71%) Java Software Engineer
13 13 (4.71%) QA Automation Tester
14 12 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (28.62%) .NET
2 61 (22.10%) CSS
3 54 (19.57%) Web Services
4 44 (15.94%) REST
4 44 (15.94%) XML
5 43 (15.58%) HTML
6 34 (12.32%) jQuery
7 31 (11.23%) RESTful
8 30 (10.87%) ASP.NET
9 29 (10.51%) Ajax
9 29 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (9.78%) WCF
11 26 (9.42%) Middleware
12 20 (7.25%) Node.js
13 16 (5.80%) .NET Framework
13 16 (5.80%) AngularJS
14 14 (5.07%) HTML5
15 13 (4.71%) Gherkin
16 11 (3.99%) Entity Framework
16 11 (3.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (10.51%) Mobile App
3 27 (9.78%) Public Cloud
4 23 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.62%) Enterprise Cloud
6 10 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.26%) User Experience
8 8 (2.90%) Handset
9 6 (2.17%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.17%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.81%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (1.09%) Life Science
11 3 (1.09%) Online Games
12 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.72%) PMI
12 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.42%) Linux
2 11 (3.99%) Windows
3 8 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (32.97%) Scrum
3 65 (23.55%) SDLC
4 62 (22.46%) DevOps
5 59 (21.38%) BDD
6 55 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (18.48%) Test Scripting
8 49 (17.75%) TDD
9 47 (17.03%) Software Engineering
10 42 (15.22%) API Testing
11 40 (14.49%) Unit Testing
12 39 (14.13%) Manual Testing
13 35 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (12.68%) MVC
14 32 (11.59%) Data Modelling
15 30 (10.87%) Innovative Thinking
16 29 (10.51%) User Stories
17 27 (9.78%) Microservices
18 25 (9.06%) Regression Testing
18 25 (9.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (47.10%) C#
2 91 (32.97%) JavaScript
3 86 (31.16%) SQL
4 63 (22.83%) Java
5 46 (16.67%) Python
6 21 (7.61%) C++
7 11 (3.99%) Scala
8 10 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.26%) Go
10 8 (2.90%) Apple Swift
10 8 (2.90%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.45%) PHP
12 4 (1.45%) Ruby
13 3 (1.09%) Groovy
13 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.72%) C
14 2 (0.72%) R
14 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (16.30%) Degree
2 33 (11.96%) ISEB
3 29 (10.51%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.17%) AWS Certification
6 6 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.09%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (30.43%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.36%) NCSC
2 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (4.71%) Docker
2 5 (1.81%) Firmware
2 5 (1.81%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.81%) vSphere
3 4 (1.45%) HDFS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 28 (10.14%) Puppet
2 22 (7.97%) Ansible
3 16 (5.80%) Terraform
4 11 (3.99%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.54%) HP ALM
6 7 (2.54%) Oozie
7 1 (0.36%) Grafana
7 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.36%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 47 (17.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.80%) Google
3 14 (5.07%) Oracle
4 11 (3.99%) Alibaba
5 9 (3.26%) CA
6 7 (2.54%) HP
7 6 (2.17%) Delphix
8 5 (1.81%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.81%) New Relic
8 5 (1.81%) Splunk
8 5 (1.81%) Spotify
8 5 (1.81%) VMware
9 4 (1.45%) SAP
9 4 (1.45%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.09%) NEC
10 3 (1.09%) Northgate
10 3 (1.09%) WSO2
11 2 (0.72%) Sun
12 1 (0.36%) QAD
12 1 (0.36%) Sitecore