The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / East of England
Rank 185 202 246
Rank change year-on-year +17 +44  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 59 68 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.98% 0.93% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.06% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 47 61 19
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5238 6385 6210
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 87.20% 87.74% 84.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4173 5057 4927
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the East of England

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the East of England.

Salary trend for Automation Testing in the East of England

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in the East of England

Automation Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +35 33 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 9 £47,500 +38.68% 2
Bedfordshire +21 8 £37,500 -3.84% 1
Suffolk +20 4 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Norfolk - 3 £35,000 -
Essex +6 2 £48,750 -2.50%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 of England region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 95 (66.90%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (66.20%) QA
3 80 (56.34%) Selenium
4 53 (37.32%) SQL
4 53 (37.32%) Software Testing
5 51 (35.92%) Java
6 44 (30.99%) Finance
7 43 (30.28%) WebDriver
8 40 (28.17%) Scrum
8 40 (28.17%) ISTQB
9 39 (27.46%) C#
9 39 (27.46%) Test Automation
9 39 (27.46%) Test Strategy
10 38 (26.76%) Functional Testing
11 34 (23.94%) JIRA
12 32 (22.54%) ISEB
12 32 (22.54%) BDD
13 30 (21.13%) Cucumber
14 27 (19.01%) Manual Testing
14 27 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (19.01%) HP UFT
15 26 (18.31%) TDD
16 25 (17.61%) Automated Testing
17 24 (16.90%) Python
17 24 (16.90%) SoapUI
18 23 (16.20%) Integration Testing
18 23 (16.20%) System Integration Testing
18 23 (16.20%) Unix
19 22 (15.49%) Non-Functional Testing
20 21 (14.79%) Gherkin

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 17 (11.97%) Confluence
2 16 (11.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
1 16 (11.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.23%) SaaS
2 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) MS Access
3 2 (1.41%) Big Data
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 80 (56.34%) Selenium
2 43 (30.28%) WebDriver
3 34 (23.94%) JIRA
4 30 (21.13%) Cucumber
5 27 (19.01%) HP UFT
6 24 (16.90%) SoapUI
7 20 (14.08%) Git (software)
8 17 (11.97%) JUnit
9 16 (11.27%) Maven
10 12 (8.45%) JBehave
10 12 (8.45%) JMeter
10 12 (8.45%) Robot Framework
11 9 (6.34%) Jenkins
11 9 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (4.93%) TeamCity
13 6 (4.23%) Bugzilla
13 6 (4.23%) SpecFlow
13 6 (4.23%) Testopia
14 4 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.82%) FitNesse
General
1 44 (30.99%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Retail
3 8 (5.63%) Automotive
4 6 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.11%) Back Office
6 2 (1.41%) Electronics
6 2 (1.41%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (49.30%) Analyst
2 64 (45.07%) Test Analyst
3 33 (23.24%) Tester
4 20 (14.08%) QA Analyst
5 18 (12.68%) QA Test Analyst
6 15 (10.56%) Automation Tester
6 15 (10.56%) Test Manager
7 14 (9.86%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (8.45%) Software Tester
8 12 (8.45%) Test Engineer
9 11 (7.75%) Automation Test Lead
9 11 (7.75%) Test Leader
10 10 (7.04%) QA Tester
11 9 (6.34%) QA Leader
12 8 (5.63%) QA Manager
13 7 (4.93%) Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.93%) Test Automation Manager
14 6 (4.23%) Agile Test Analyst
14 6 (4.23%) QA Engineer
15 5 (3.52%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.79%) Gherkin
2 19 (13.38%) RESTful
3 16 (11.27%) Hibernate
3 16 (11.27%) Spring
4 10 (7.04%) Web Services
5 8 (5.63%) XML
6 7 (4.93%) .NET
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.11%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (1.41%) JSON
9 2 (1.41%) Qt
9 2 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.23%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.41%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.20%) Unix
2 21 (14.79%) Linux
3 7 (4.93%) Windows
4 1 (0.70%) Android
4 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (66.90%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.32%) Software Testing
3 40 (28.17%) Scrum
4 39 (27.46%) Test Automation
4 39 (27.46%) Test Strategy
5 38 (26.76%) Functional Testing
6 32 (22.54%) BDD
7 27 (19.01%) Manual Testing
8 26 (18.31%) TDD
9 25 (17.61%) Automated Testing
10 23 (16.20%) Integration Testing
10 23 (16.20%) System Integration Testing
11 22 (15.49%) Non-Functional Testing
12 21 (14.79%) Regression Testing
12 21 (14.79%) Test Scripting
13 19 (13.38%) Kanban
14 18 (12.68%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (12.68%) SDLC
15 17 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (11.27%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (37.32%) SQL
2 51 (35.92%) Java
3 39 (27.46%) C#
4 24 (16.90%) Python
5 8 (5.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.82%) C
6 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.11%) Perl
7 3 (2.11%) Ruby
8 2 (1.41%) C++
8 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (28.17%) ISTQB
2 32 (22.54%) ISEB
3 16 (11.27%) Degree
4 5 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (66.20%) QA
2 6 (4.23%) PMO
3 2 (1.41%) SDET
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (12.68%) Atlassian
2 8 (5.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle
3 6 (4.23%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (2.11%) HP
5 1 (0.70%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.70%) Xamarin
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