Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 22 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 369 468 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.36% 8.87% 7.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.03% 9.76% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 303 402 423
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 4,086 4,797 5,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 92.55% 90.96% 91.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,076 3,980 4,600
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -6 149 £43,000 -4.44% 30
Leicestershire +2 96 £42,500 +7.59% 11
Northamptonshire +2 88 £50,000 +20.48% 7
Derbyshire +12 29 £35,000 -9.09% 4
Lincolnshire +19 7 £25,000 -23.08% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 261 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (43.36%) Java
3 157 (42.55%) C#
4 132 (35.77%) QA
4 132 (35.77%) Selenium
5 110 (29.81%) SQL
6 104 (28.18%) Microsoft
7 103 (27.91%) .NET
8 91 (24.66%) Web Services
9 84 (22.76%) Software Testing
10 83 (22.49%) Finance
11 81 (21.95%) Cucumber
12 80 (21.68%) JIRA
13 79 (21.41%) Unit Testing
14 78 (21.14%) Scrum
15 73 (19.78%) SQL Server
16 70 (18.97%) TDD
16 70 (18.97%) BDD
17 69 (18.70%) Software Engineering
18 68 (18.43%) JavaScript
19 67 (18.16%) Continuous Integration
20 64 (17.34%) HTML
21 61 (16.53%) Git (software)
22 60 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
23 59 (15.99%) SDLC
24 55 (14.91%) .NET Framework
25 54 (14.63%) Microservices
26 52 (14.09%) MVC
27 51 (13.82%) ASP.NET
27 51 (13.82%) Degree

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 (6.50%) NServiceBus
2 16 (4.34%) Sitefinity
3 12 (3.25%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.44%) SAS
5 8 (2.17%) Confluence
6 7 (1.90%) CMS
7 4 (1.08%) CICS
7 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.81%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.27%) JBoss
10 1 (0.27%) Liferay
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.44%) SPSS
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
1 37 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.86%) GitHub
3 10 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.08%) IaaS
5 3 (0.81%) SaaS
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.54%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Route 53
7 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.98%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.71%) Modbus
2 10 (2.71%) RS-485
3 8 (2.17%) HTTP
4 3 (0.81%) DNS
5 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.27%) Internet
5 1 (0.27%) SMPP
5 1 (0.27%) SMTP
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (4.88%) SSDT
4 17 (4.61%) Big Data
5 13 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.52%) Hadoop
5 13 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (2.44%) Apache Hive
7 9 (2.44%) BigQuery
7 9 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.17%) HBase
8 8 (2.17%) Impala
9 6 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.63%) Power BI
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.08%) DB2
10 4 (1.08%) MySQL
11 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.54%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 132 (35.77%) Selenium
2 81 (21.95%) Cucumber
3 80 (21.68%) JIRA
4 61 (16.53%) Git (software)
5 51 (13.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (13.28%) WebDriver
7 46 (12.47%) Jenkins
8 41 (11.11%) Maven
9 40 (10.84%) Subversion
10 39 (10.57%) SoapUI
11 38 (10.30%) JMeter
11 38 (10.30%) Octopus Deploy
12 30 (8.13%) Zephyr
13 22 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (5.96%) JUnit
14 21 (5.69%) SpecFlow
15 18 (4.88%) Visual Studio
16 16 (4.34%) GitLab
17 15 (4.07%) Gradle
17 15 (4.07%) NeoLoad
General
1 83 (22.49%) Finance
2 50 (13.55%) Retail
3 24 (6.50%) Automotive
4 21 (5.69%) Banking
5 8 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 108 (29.27%) Developer
2 66 (17.89%) Tester
3 54 (14.63%) Test Engineer
4 51 (13.82%) Automation Tester
5 45 (12.20%) Analyst
6 44 (11.92%) QA Engineer
7 37 (10.03%) Test Analyst
8 34 (9.21%) Test Automation Engineer
9 29 (7.86%) Applications Developer
9 29 (7.86%) Senior QA Engineer
10 26 (7.05%) .NET Developer
10 26 (7.05%) Senior Developer
11 22 (5.96%) C# Developer
12 21 (5.69%) Java Engineer
13 18 (4.88%) Software Test Engineer
14 17 (4.61%) Software Engineer
15 16 (4.34%) Software Tester
16 15 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
16 15 (4.07%) QA Leader
16 15 (4.07%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (27.91%) .NET
2 91 (24.66%) Web Services
3 64 (17.34%) HTML
4 55 (14.91%) .NET Framework
5 51 (13.82%) ASP.NET
6 49 (13.28%) CSS
7 33 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (8.67%) Entity Framework
9 31 (8.40%) HTML5
10 30 (8.13%) jQuery
10 30 (8.13%) RESTful
10 30 (8.13%) Sass
11 26 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (7.05%) WCF
12 25 (6.78%) Gherkin
13 23 (6.23%) Ajax
14 22 (5.96%) ASP.NET Core
15 21 (5.69%) Spring
16 20 (5.42%) AngularJS
16 20 (5.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.49%) Mobile App
2 21 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (4.34%) Device Driver
3 16 (4.34%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (3.79%) Fintech
5 11 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.98%) User Experience
6 10 (2.71%) CAN bus
7 9 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.17%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.17%) NHS
9 7 (1.90%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.54%) PKI
12 2 (0.54%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.27%) Animation
13 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.13%) Windows
2 29 (7.86%) Linux
3 18 (4.88%) Android
3 18 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 16 (4.34%) Unix
5 10 (2.71%) FreeRTOS
6 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.54%) CentOS
7 2 (0.54%) Debian
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (22.76%) Software Testing
3 79 (21.41%) Unit Testing
4 78 (21.14%) Scrum
5 70 (18.97%) BDD
5 70 (18.97%) TDD
6 69 (18.70%) Software Engineering
7 67 (18.16%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 59 (15.99%) SDLC
10 54 (14.63%) Microservices
11 52 (14.09%) MVC
12 49 (13.28%) Test Management
13 47 (12.74%) Scenario Testing
14 46 (12.47%) OO
15 43 (11.65%) DevOps
15 43 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (11.11%) OOP
17 39 (10.57%) Mentoring
18 37 (10.03%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (43.36%) Java
2 157 (42.55%) C#
3 110 (29.81%) SQL
4 68 (18.43%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.59%) T-SQL
6 21 (5.69%) C++
7 20 (5.42%) Python
8 19 (5.15%) C
9 15 (4.07%) Ruby
10 13 (3.52%) VB.NET
11 12 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.98%) TypeScript
13 9 (2.44%) Scala
14 7 (1.90%) Java 8
15 6 (1.63%) Groovy
16 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.36%) VBScript
17 4 (1.08%) COBOL
17 4 (1.08%) JCL
17 4 (1.08%) REXX
Qualifications
1 51 (13.82%) Degree
2 37 (10.03%) ISTQB
3 29 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (7.59%) MCP
4 28 (7.59%) MCPD
5 20 (5.42%) ISEB
6 17 (4.61%) Security Cleared
7 16 (4.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (3.79%) BC Cleared
8 14 (3.79%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.81%) HND
10 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (35.77%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.54%) PMO
3 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (3.25%) Firmware
2 7 (1.90%) Docker
3 2 (0.54%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.54%) etcd
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (4.07%) Puppet
2 12 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.17%) Oozie
4 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.63%) Terraform
5 5 (1.36%) Ansible
6 3 (0.81%) Kibana
7 2 (0.54%) Consul
7 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.54%) logstash
8 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.27%) Nagios
8 1 (0.27%) Nmap
8 1 (0.27%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 104 (28.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.69%) Oracle
3 12 (3.25%) Google
4 10 (2.71%) IBM
5 9 (2.44%) Infor
5 9 (2.44%) Tableau
5 9 (2.44%) Talend
6 6 (1.63%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.63%) Reuters
7 3 (0.81%) SAP
8 2 (0.54%) Cadence
8 2 (0.54%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.54%) Splunk
9 1 (0.27%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.27%) HP
9 1 (0.27%) Perforce
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.27%) Zend