Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 40 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 762 760 760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.67% 6.36% 5.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 7.05% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 527 667 660
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,344 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.75% +6.69% -
10th Percentile £33,650 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,025
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,298 10,785 12,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.21% 90.22% 89.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7,542 8,642 10,070
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Cambridgeshire +6 434 £45,000 -10.00% 92
Hertfordshire -2 185 £55,000 +15.79% 23
Suffolk +6 60 £45,000 +16.13% 4
Essex +12 58 £44,000 -2.22% 11
Norfolk +20 16 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Bedfordshire -24 10 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 504 (66.14%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (33.20%) C#
3 245 (32.15%) QA
3 245 (32.15%) Selenium
4 216 (28.35%) Java
5 200 (26.25%) SQL
6 185 (24.28%) Continuous Integration
7 182 (23.88%) Python
8 175 (22.97%) Linux
9 166 (21.78%) Degree
10 163 (21.39%) Software Engineering
11 152 (19.95%) JavaScript
12 145 (19.03%) .NET
13 135 (17.72%) Scrum
14 133 (17.45%) Jenkins
15 131 (17.19%) JIRA
16 126 (16.54%) TDD
17 124 (16.27%) Git (software)
18 120 (15.75%) OO
18 120 (15.75%) BDD
18 120 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
19 114 (14.96%) Microsoft
20 113 (14.83%) Software Testing
21 109 (14.30%) Manual Testing
22 108 (14.17%) Finance
23 107 (14.04%) SDLC
24 104 (13.65%) Cucumber
24 104 (13.65%) Computer Science
25 102 (13.39%) DevOps
26 97 (12.73%) C++

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 22 (2.89%) Confluence
2 15 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.05%) Apache
8 6 (0.79%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.79%) JBoss
8 6 (0.79%) Mule
8 6 (0.79%) Mule ESB
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.39%) CMS
10 3 (0.39%) IIS
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.26%) Magento
2 2 (0.26%) Postilion
2 2 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.54%) GitHub
4 18 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.57%) Runscope
5 12 (1.57%) Serverless
6 11 (1.44%) Office 365
6 11 (1.44%) SaaS
7 9 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.79%) Akamai
10 5 (0.66%) Boomi
11 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.52%) Trello
12 3 (0.39%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.39%) Google Play
13 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.13%) Firebase
14 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.46%) Firewall
2 29 (3.81%) DNS
3 27 (3.54%) HTTP
4 17 (2.23%) Wireless
5 14 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.71%) Broadband
7 7 (0.92%) Internet
7 7 (0.92%) SSL
8 5 (0.66%) SMS
9 4 (0.52%) ATM
9 4 (0.52%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.52%) TETRA
10 3 (0.39%) 802.11
10 3 (0.39%) Network Security
11 2 (0.26%) BGP
11 2 (0.26%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.26%) ICMP
11 2 (0.26%) OSPF
11 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.72%) Big Data
3 27 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.89%) MySQL
6 16 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.97%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.18%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (1.05%) Endeca
12 6 (0.79%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.79%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.66%) DB2
14 4 (0.52%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 245 (32.15%) Selenium
2 133 (17.45%) Jenkins
3 131 (17.19%) JIRA
4 124 (16.27%) Git (software)
5 104 (13.65%) Cucumber
6 62 (8.14%) WebDriver
7 60 (7.87%) NUnit
8 52 (6.82%) TeamCity
9 50 (6.56%) Visual Studio
10 49 (6.43%) SpecFlow
11 43 (5.64%) Maven
11 43 (5.64%) Subversion
12 41 (5.38%) SoapUI
13 33 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 32 (4.20%) Appium
15 29 (3.81%) JUnit
16 28 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 26 (3.41%) JMeter
17 26 (3.41%) MSTest
18 24 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 108 (14.17%) Finance
2 45 (5.91%) Retail
3 19 (2.49%) Electronics
4 13 (1.71%) Advertising
5 12 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.44%) Automotive
6 11 (1.44%) Marketing
7 10 (1.31%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.31%) Games
8 7 (0.92%) Banking
9 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.39%) Military
10 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 174 (22.83%) Test Engineer
2 166 (21.78%) Developer
3 118 (15.49%) Software Engineer
4 88 (11.55%) Tester
5 85 (11.15%) Analyst
6 74 (9.71%) Software Test Engineer
7 60 (7.87%) QA Engineer
8 56 (7.35%) Test Automation Engineer
9 51 (6.69%) Software Developer
10 49 (6.43%) .NET Developer
11 47 (6.17%) Senior Developer
11 47 (6.17%) Test Analyst
12 44 (5.77%) Automation Tester
13 42 (5.51%) C# Developer
14 38 (4.99%) QA Test Engineer
15 36 (4.72%) Test Leader
16 35 (4.59%) Java Engineer
17 32 (4.20%) Senior Test Engineer
18 31 (4.07%) Development Engineer
19 29 (3.81%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (19.03%) .NET
2 76 (9.97%) Web Services
3 71 (9.32%) HTML
4 65 (8.53%) CSS
5 60 (7.87%) XML
6 58 (7.61%) jQuery
7 56 (7.35%) Gherkin
7 56 (7.35%) RESTful
8 54 (7.09%) AngularJS
9 47 (6.17%) HTML5
10 45 (5.91%) Middleware
11 41 (5.38%) ASP.NET
12 39 (5.12%) WPF
13 37 (4.86%) SOAP
14 36 (4.72%) Node.js
15 34 (4.46%) .NET Framework
16 32 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (3.81%) REST
18 27 (3.54%) Kafka
19 24 (3.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (13.65%) Computer Science
2 52 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 38 (4.99%) Data Centre
5 36 (4.72%) User Experience
6 34 (4.46%) Linux Command Line
7 33 (4.33%) Algorithms
8 29 (3.81%) Public Cloud
9 25 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.36%) Reinsurance
11 15 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.84%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.71%) Virtual Team
14 10 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.18%) Mainframe
16 8 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
17 7 (0.92%) Replication
18 6 (0.79%) Fintech
18 6 (0.79%) Internet of Things
19 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 175 (22.97%) Linux
2 85 (11.15%) Windows
3 63 (8.27%) Unix
4 54 (7.09%) Android
5 47 (6.17%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.84%) Mac OS X
6 14 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.71%) CentOS
8 5 (0.66%) Fedora
8 5 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.39%) AIX
9 3 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (66.14%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (24.28%) Continuous Integration
3 163 (21.39%) Software Engineering
4 135 (17.72%) Scrum
5 126 (16.54%) TDD
6 120 (15.75%) BDD
6 120 (15.75%) OO
6 120 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
7 113 (14.83%) Software Testing
8 109 (14.30%) Manual Testing
9 107 (14.04%) SDLC
10 102 (13.39%) DevOps
11 79 (10.37%) Test Strategy
12 75 (9.84%) Acceptance Criteria
13 72 (9.45%) Mentoring
14 68 (8.92%) Regression Testing
15 67 (8.79%) Unit Testing
16 65 (8.53%) Mathematics
17 64 (8.40%) Test Scripting
18 61 (8.01%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 253 (33.20%) C#
2 216 (28.35%) Java
3 200 (26.25%) SQL
4 182 (23.88%) Python
5 152 (19.95%) JavaScript
6 97 (12.73%) C++
7 71 (9.32%) Bash Shell
8 52 (6.82%) C
9 49 (6.43%) PowerShell
10 47 (6.17%) Ruby
11 24 (3.15%) PHP
12 17 (2.23%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.23%) VB.NET
13 15 (1.97%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.84%) VB
15 8 (1.05%) Groovy
15 8 (1.05%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.79%) Perl
17 5 (0.66%) Go
18 4 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 166 (21.78%) Degree
2 55 (7.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (5.91%) ISTQB
4 41 (5.38%) Security Cleared
5 37 (4.86%) ISEB
6 24 (3.15%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.49%) CCNA
7 19 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.23%) SC Cleared
9 14 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (1.44%) CISSP
10 11 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (1.44%) GIAC
10 11 (1.44%) Linux+ Certification
10 11 (1.44%) MCSE
10 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
10 11 (1.44%) SANS
10 11 (1.44%) SSCP
11 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (32.15%) QA
2 19 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.79%) GCP
4 4 (0.52%) SLA
5 2 (0.26%) WAI
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 34 (4.46%) vSphere
2 30 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
4 28 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 26 (3.41%) Docker
6 13 (1.71%) Firmware
7 7 (0.92%) Xen
8 5 (0.66%) NFS
8 5 (0.66%) Samba
8 5 (0.66%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.39%) HDFS
9 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.26%) KVM
11 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 40 (5.25%) Ansible
1 40 (5.25%) Puppet
2 33 (4.33%) vCenter Server
3 29 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (3.67%) vRealize
5 24 (3.15%) Terraform
6 19 (2.49%) HP ALM
7 12 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.57%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.79%) Salt
9 5 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.66%) Nagios
9 5 (0.66%) OpenNMS
9 5 (0.66%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
10 4 (0.52%) Grafana
10 4 (0.52%) Graphite
11 3 (0.39%) Oozie
12 1 (0.13%) Consul
Vendors
1 114 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.63%) Oracle
2 81 (10.63%) WorldPay
3 40 (5.25%) Splunk
4 34 (4.46%) VMware
5 28 (3.67%) AppDynamics
5 28 (3.67%) BMC
5 28 (3.67%) Cisco
5 28 (3.67%) Citrix
5 28 (3.67%) F5
5 28 (3.67%) Fortinet
6 20 (2.62%) HP
7 17 (2.23%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.84%) Xamarin
9 13 (1.71%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.44%) Capita
11 10 (1.31%) BT
11 10 (1.31%) Dell
11 10 (1.31%) Google
12 8 (1.05%) Atlassian