Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 30 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 422 482 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.11% 7.33% 6.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.16% 8.23% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 360 436 429
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 4607 5854 6686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 88.55% 89.03% 89.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3805 4628 5442
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,250 £62,500 £60,000
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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +5 251 £45,000 - 21
Northamptonshire +10 69 £40,750 +3.16% 5
Leicestershire +16 52 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Derbyshire -29 24 £42,000 +6.33%
Lincolnshire -6 9 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 252 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (43.13%) Java
3 179 (42.42%) Selenium
4 153 (36.26%) QA
5 149 (35.31%) C#
6 96 (22.75%) Cucumber
7 91 (21.56%) .NET
8 87 (20.62%) Web Services
9 80 (18.96%) TDD
10 75 (17.77%) WebDriver
11 74 (17.54%) Manual Testing
11 74 (17.54%) SQL
11 74 (17.54%) HTML
12 72 (17.06%) JIRA
13 71 (16.82%) BDD
14 68 (16.11%) Scrum
15 67 (15.88%) Finance
15 67 (15.88%) Git (software)
16 66 (15.64%) JMeter
17 64 (15.17%) JavaScript
17 64 (15.17%) Test Strategy
17 64 (15.17%) SDLC
18 56 (13.27%) Jenkins
19 55 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
20 51 (12.09%) HTML5
21 50 (11.85%) Windows
22 49 (11.61%) OO
23 48 (11.37%) CSS
23 48 (11.37%) ISEB
23 48 (11.37%) Open Source

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 24 (5.69%) NServiceBus
2 20 (4.74%) Confluence
3 14 (3.32%) Sitefinity
4 10 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.13%) Apache
6 7 (1.66%) CMS
6 7 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.71%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.71%) IIS
7 3 (0.71%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.24%) JBoss
9 1 (0.24%) Jetty
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.66%) Serverless
3 4 (0.95%) GitHub
4 3 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.24%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.08%) HTTP
2 11 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.95%) RS-232
4 3 (0.71%) 4G
4 3 (0.71%) 5G
4 3 (0.71%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.71%) GSM
4 3 (0.71%) SMS
4 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.47%) 2G
5 2 (0.47%) 3G
5 2 (0.47%) DNS
5 2 (0.47%) Firewall
5 2 (0.47%) Internet
5 2 (0.47%) SNMP
5 2 (0.47%) SSH
5 2 (0.47%) Wireless
5 2 (0.47%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.24%) AMQP
6 1 (0.24%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.69%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.79%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.84%) MySQL
4 12 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.47%) Big Data
6 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.47%) SQLite
7 1 (0.24%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.24%) GIS
7 1 (0.24%) Redis
7 1 (0.24%) Riak
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 179 (42.42%) Selenium
2 96 (22.75%) Cucumber
3 75 (17.77%) WebDriver
4 72 (17.06%) JIRA
5 67 (15.88%) Git (software)
6 66 (15.64%) JMeter
7 56 (13.27%) Jenkins
8 34 (8.06%) JUnit
8 34 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (6.64%) Calabash
9 28 (6.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 25 (5.92%) Appium
10 25 (5.92%) SpecFlow
10 25 (5.92%) Visual Studio
11 24 (5.69%) SoapUI
12 21 (4.98%) NUnit
13 19 (4.50%) TeamCity
14 18 (4.27%) JBehave
15 15 (3.55%) Gatling
15 15 (3.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 67 (15.88%) Finance
2 24 (5.69%) Retail
3 21 (4.98%) Banking
4 20 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.37%) Electronics
6 9 (2.13%) Marketing
7 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Automotive
9 3 (0.71%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (26.78%) Developer
2 76 (18.01%) Tester
3 66 (15.64%) Analyst
4 61 (14.45%) Automation Tester
5 52 (12.32%) QA Engineer
6 50 (11.85%) Test Analyst
7 46 (10.90%) Test Engineer
8 44 (10.43%) QA Leader
9 28 (6.64%) Software Engineer
10 26 (6.16%) Java Developer
11 23 (5.45%) Software Developer
12 22 (5.21%) Developer in Test
12 22 (5.21%) Test Automation Engineer
13 21 (4.98%) QA Automation Engineer
13 21 (4.98%) Senior Developer
14 19 (4.50%) .NET Developer
15 18 (4.27%) Applications Developer
15 18 (4.27%) QA Analyst
16 17 (4.03%) Java Engineer
17 16 (3.79%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (21.56%) .NET
2 87 (20.62%) Web Services
3 74 (17.54%) HTML
4 51 (12.09%) HTML5
5 48 (11.37%) CSS
6 42 (9.95%) ASP.NET
7 30 (7.11%) REST
8 28 (6.64%) Spring
9 25 (5.92%) JSON
9 25 (5.92%) XML
10 22 (5.21%) AngularJS
11 21 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (4.74%) .NET Framework
12 20 (4.74%) Entity Framework
13 19 (4.50%) RESTful
14 18 (4.27%) Hibernate
15 17 (4.03%) Ajax
15 17 (4.03%) Gherkin
16 16 (3.79%) CSS3
17 15 (3.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.98%) User Experience
4 19 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.08%) Fintech
7 9 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.95%) iPad
8 4 (0.95%) Optoelectronics
9 2 (0.47%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.47%) Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.24%) GPGPU
10 1 (0.24%) iPhone
10 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.85%) Windows
2 22 (5.21%) Unix
3 21 (4.98%) Linux
4 14 (3.32%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.37%) Android
6 5 (1.18%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (18.96%) TDD
3 74 (17.54%) Manual Testing
4 71 (16.82%) BDD
5 68 (16.11%) Scrum
6 64 (15.17%) SDLC
6 64 (15.17%) Test Strategy
7 55 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (11.61%) OO
9 48 (11.37%) Open Source
10 46 (10.90%) MVC
11 45 (10.66%) Software Engineering
11 45 (10.66%) Test Management
12 42 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 42 (9.95%) Defect Management
12 42 (9.95%) Functional Testing
12 42 (9.95%) Test Scripting
13 34 (8.06%) OOP
13 34 (8.06%) Scenario Testing
14 32 (7.58%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 182 (43.13%) Java
2 149 (35.31%) C#
3 74 (17.54%) SQL
4 64 (15.17%) JavaScript
5 43 (10.19%) Python
6 36 (8.53%) Ruby
7 23 (5.45%) C
8 20 (4.74%) C++
9 11 (2.61%) Perl
10 8 (1.90%) MATLAB
10 8 (1.90%) PHP
11 6 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.95%) Ada
13 4 (0.95%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.95%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.95%) VB
14 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (11.37%) ISEB
2 47 (11.14%) Degree
3 45 (10.66%) ISTQB
4 22 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.32%) MCP
5 14 (3.32%) MCPD
5 14 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.95%) HND
6 4 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.95%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (36.26%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.24%) MISRA
2 1 (0.24%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (2.13%) Docker
2 7 (1.66%) Firmware
3 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (6.16%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.71%) Ansible
3 3 (0.71%) Puppet
4 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.24%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.79%) Oracle
3 13 (3.08%) HP
4 10 (2.37%) Google
5 5 (1.18%) Twitter
6 4 (0.95%) IBM
7 3 (0.71%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.71%) Lotus
7 3 (0.71%) Perforce
7 3 (0.71%) Telerik
7 3 (0.71%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.47%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.47%) VMware
9 1 (0.24%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.24%) Capita
9 1 (0.24%) Remedy
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.24%) WSO2