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

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 37 40
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 437 354 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.40% 6.37% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.22% 7.16% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 366 297 285
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +1.30%
10th Percentile £29,625 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
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 4,738 4,947 5,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.03% 89.01% 89.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3,976 3,998 4,539
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,088 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 June 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 June 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 +10 231 £42,500 -10.53% 22
Northamptonshire -3 84 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Leicestershire +13 81 £46,000 +31.43% 16
Derbyshire +13 33 £40,000 -13.04% 6
Lincolnshire -5 2 £32,500 -40.91% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 331 (75.74%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (52.17%) Selenium
3 210 (48.05%) Java
4 199 (45.54%) C#
5 141 (32.27%) SQL
6 132 (30.21%) .NET
7 131 (29.98%) Web Services
8 125 (28.60%) QA
9 124 (28.38%) Cucumber
10 108 (24.71%) JIRA
10 108 (24.71%) BDD
11 100 (22.88%) TDD
12 97 (22.20%) Microsoft
13 92 (21.05%) JavaScript
14 85 (19.45%) SQL Server
14 85 (19.45%) Problem-Solving
15 82 (18.76%) HTML
16 79 (18.08%) Software Engineering
17 78 (17.85%) OO
18 77 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
19 76 (17.39%) Jenkins
19 76 (17.39%) Windows
20 74 (16.93%) Finance
21 72 (16.48%) WebDriver
22 70 (16.02%) SDLC
23 68 (15.56%) CSS
24 67 (15.33%) Scrum
24 67 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
25 62 (14.19%) Git (software)
26 59 (13.50%) Amazon AWS

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 28 (6.41%) Confluence
2 15 (3.43%) MQSeries
3 11 (2.52%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.60%) JBoss
5 5 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.92%) Jetty
6 4 (0.92%) NServiceBus
6 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.46%) Apache
8 2 (0.46%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 77 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (7.78%) GitHub
4 6 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.69%) Slack
6 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.46%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) G Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.14%) SMS
2 3 (0.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.23%) ATM
3 1 (0.23%) DNS
3 1 (0.23%) Firewall
3 1 (0.23%) Internet
3 1 (0.23%) Intranet
3 1 (0.23%) SNMP
3 1 (0.23%) SSH
3 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.45%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.32%) NoSQL
2 32 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.49%) MySQL
3 24 (5.49%) SSDT
4 21 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.81%) Power BI
5 12 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.92%) Big Data
8 4 (0.92%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.92%) Redis
8 4 (0.92%) Riak
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 228 (52.17%) Selenium
2 124 (28.38%) Cucumber
3 108 (24.71%) JIRA
4 76 (17.39%) Jenkins
5 72 (16.48%) WebDriver
6 62 (14.19%) Git (software)
7 49 (11.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 44 (10.07%) JMeter
9 42 (9.61%) SoapUI
10 41 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (6.86%) JUnit
12 29 (6.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 29 (6.64%) Bitbucket
13 28 (6.41%) SpecFlow
14 24 (5.49%) TeamCity
15 23 (5.26%) Zephyr
16 22 (5.03%) NUnit
17 17 (3.89%) Gradle
17 17 (3.89%) SonarQube
17 17 (3.89%) TestRail
General
1 74 (16.93%) Finance
2 26 (5.95%) Retail
3 24 (5.49%) Banking
4 23 (5.26%) Automotive
5 12 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.52%) Games
7 7 (1.60%) Polish Language
8 6 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.14%) Back Office
10 4 (0.92%) Marketing
11 3 (0.69%) Electronics
11 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (27.46%) Developer
2 68 (15.56%) Tester
3 57 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 55 (12.59%) QA Engineer
5 51 (11.67%) Analyst
5 51 (11.67%) Automation Tester
6 47 (10.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 44 (10.07%) Test Analyst
8 42 (9.61%) Software Engineer
9 33 (7.55%) QA Automation Engineer
10 32 (7.32%) .NET Developer
11 29 (6.64%) Applications Developer
12 28 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (6.41%) Senior Developer
13 27 (6.18%) Software Developer
14 24 (5.49%) Java Engineer
15 22 (5.03%) C# Developer
15 22 (5.03%) QA Leader
15 22 (5.03%) SQL Developer
15 22 (5.03%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (30.21%) .NET
2 131 (29.98%) Web Services
3 82 (18.76%) HTML
4 68 (15.56%) CSS
5 59 (13.50%) ASP.NET
6 46 (10.53%) Gherkin
7 45 (10.30%) .NET Framework
8 44 (10.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (8.47%) jQuery
10 37 (8.47%) WCF
11 36 (8.24%) Sass
12 35 (8.01%) Ajax
12 35 (8.01%) RESTful
13 31 (7.09%) Entity Framework
14 30 (6.86%) ASP.NET Core
15 28 (6.41%) HTML5
16 23 (5.26%) AngularJS
16 23 (5.26%) WinForms
17 20 (4.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.07%) Mobile App
2 42 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.41%) Computer Science
4 22 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (4.58%) Data Structures
6 18 (4.12%) Algorithms
7 17 (3.89%) Fintech
8 12 (2.75%) User Experience
9 11 (2.52%) NHS
10 10 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.83%) Replication
12 7 (1.60%) Clustering
13 5 (1.14%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.92%) Blog
14 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.92%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.92%) Social Media
15 3 (0.69%) Management Information System
16 2 (0.46%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 76 (17.39%) Windows
2 51 (11.67%) Linux
3 15 (3.43%) Android
4 14 (3.20%) Unix
5 5 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.14%) CentOS
5 5 (1.14%) Debian
5 5 (1.14%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (75.74%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (24.71%) BDD
3 100 (22.88%) TDD
4 85 (19.45%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (18.08%) Software Engineering
6 78 (17.85%) OO
7 70 (16.02%) SDLC
8 67 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (15.33%) Scrum
9 58 (13.27%) DevOps
10 56 (12.81%) Software Testing
11 52 (11.90%) Manual Testing
12 51 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (11.44%) MVC
13 50 (11.44%) Unit Testing
14 49 (11.21%) Defect Management
15 48 (10.98%) Test Scripting
16 47 (10.76%) Open Source
17 42 (9.61%) Scenario Testing
18 41 (9.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 210 (48.05%) Java
2 199 (45.54%) C#
3 141 (32.27%) SQL
4 92 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 53 (12.13%) Ruby
6 40 (9.15%) Python
7 33 (7.55%) T-SQL
8 28 (6.41%) Shell Script
9 26 (5.95%) PHP
10 25 (5.72%) VB.NET
11 23 (5.26%) Perl
12 21 (4.81%) PowerShell
13 17 (3.89%) C++
14 16 (3.66%) PL/SQL
15 14 (3.20%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.60%) C
17 6 (1.37%) TypeScript
18 2 (0.46%) Apple Swift
18 2 (0.46%) ES6
18 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 47 (10.76%) Degree
2 38 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 25 (5.72%) MCP
3 25 (5.72%) MCPD
3 25 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (3.43%) ISEB
6 9 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.83%) BC Cleared
7 8 (1.83%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (28.60%) QA
2 3 (0.69%) PMO
2 3 (0.69%) WCAG
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) SEPA
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) DICOM
4 1 (0.23%) GCP
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (4.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.92%) Firmware
3 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) LXC
4 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (8.70%) Puppet
3 36 (8.24%) Ansible
4 11 (2.52%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.83%) Nagios
5 8 (1.83%) Terraform
6 6 (1.37%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (0.92%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.46%) Kibana
9 1 (0.23%) Automic
9 1 (0.23%) logstash
9 1 (0.23%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 97 (22.20%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.30%) Oracle
3 15 (3.43%) Google
4 9 (2.06%) IBM
5 7 (1.60%) Capita
6 6 (1.37%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.14%) Misys
8 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.69%) Zend
9 2 (0.46%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.46%) SAP
9 2 (0.46%) Splunk
9 2 (0.46%) VMware
10 1 (0.23%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.23%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.23%) Cadence
10 1 (0.23%) LexisNexis
10 1 (0.23%) Sencha
10 1 (0.23%) Twitter
10 1 (0.23%) Xamarin