Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 38 42
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 541 662 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.84% 6.30% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.65% 6.98% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 307 541 622
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 6,255 9,488 10,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.60% 90.28% 90.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4,414 7,110 8,562
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,225 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.45% -

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +6 291 £52,500 +10.53% 77
Hertfordshire +33 141 £50,000 -9.09% 36
Essex 0 32 £50,000 +13.64% 9
Suffolk -5 32 £60,000 +26.32% 9
Bedfordshire +11 25 £43,000 -28.33% 4
Norfolk +1 20 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 340 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (33.27%) Java
3 179 (33.09%) Selenium
4 171 (31.61%) BDD
5 169 (31.24%) Scrum
6 160 (29.57%) QA
7 159 (29.39%) Python
8 153 (28.28%) TDD
9 131 (24.21%) WorldPay
10 127 (23.48%) DevOps
10 127 (23.48%) SQL
11 125 (23.11%) JIRA
12 119 (22.00%) Linux
13 110 (20.33%) Cucumber
14 105 (19.41%) Kanban
15 104 (19.22%) Software Engineering
16 101 (18.67%) Azure
17 100 (18.48%) JavaScript
17 100 (18.48%) Windows
18 98 (18.11%) Jenkins
19 97 (17.93%) Degree
20 96 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
21 95 (17.56%) Software Testing
21 95 (17.56%) C#
22 93 (17.19%) AWS
23 87 (16.08%) User Stories
24 79 (14.60%) Web Services
24 79 (14.60%) Git (software)
24 79 (14.60%) Test Scripting
25 73 (13.49%) E-Commerce

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 34 (6.28%) Confluence
2 27 (4.99%) nginx
3 18 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (2.59%) OpenStack
5 11 (2.03%) Apache
5 11 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (2.03%) CloudStack
6 8 (1.48%) ExpressionEngine
6 8 (1.48%) WordPress
7 5 (0.92%) IIS
8 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.37%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (0.37%) JBoss
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 22 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (7.39%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (2.96%) SAP ERP
3 11 (2.03%) Magento
4 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.37%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 101 (18.67%) Azure
2 93 (17.19%) AWS
3 27 (4.99%) GCP
4 23 (4.25%) PaaS
5 20 (3.70%) SaaS
6 14 (2.59%) Heroku
7 12 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (2.22%) BrowserStack
7 12 (2.22%) IaaS
7 12 (2.22%) Sauce Labs
8 11 (2.03%) DigitalOcean
9 10 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.85%) GitHub
10 3 (0.55%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.55%) Serverless
10 3 (0.55%) Tricentis Tosca
11 2 (0.37%) Algolia
11 2 (0.37%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.14%) Internet
2 16 (2.96%) VPN
3 13 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.22%) Firewall
4 12 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (1.85%) HTTP
6 9 (1.66%) Wireless
7 7 (1.29%) BGP
7 7 (1.29%) MPLS
7 7 (1.29%) OSPF
8 6 (1.11%) IPsec
9 5 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.92%) LAN
9 5 (0.92%) RSVP
9 5 (0.92%) SSH
10 4 (0.74%) DNS
10 4 (0.74%) WAN
11 3 (0.55%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.28%) MySQL
3 26 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.77%) Big Data
6 15 (2.77%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.29%) BigQuery
10 5 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (0.92%) GIS
11 4 (0.74%) DB2
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.37%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 179 (33.09%) Selenium
2 125 (23.11%) JIRA
3 110 (20.33%) Cucumber
4 98 (18.11%) Jenkins
5 79 (14.60%) Git (software)
6 61 (11.28%) WebDriver
7 51 (9.43%) JUnit
8 39 (7.21%) Appium
8 39 (7.21%) SoapUI
9 37 (6.84%) JBehave
10 29 (5.36%) Visual Studio
11 27 (4.99%) Maven
12 26 (4.81%) eggPlant
12 26 (4.81%) JMeter
13 21 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
14 20 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (3.33%) Zephyr
16 17 (3.14%) Gradle
16 17 (3.14%) TestNG
17 15 (2.77%) TestRail
General
1 35 (6.47%) Retail
2 28 (5.18%) Banking
3 24 (4.44%) Finance
4 15 (2.77%) Electronics
5 8 (1.48%) Automotive
5 8 (1.48%) Legal
5 8 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.92%) Games
8 4 (0.74%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 116 (21.44%) Test Engineer
2 84 (15.53%) Analyst
3 81 (14.97%) Developer
4 73 (13.49%) Test Analyst
5 63 (11.65%) QA Engineer
6 59 (10.91%) Tester
7 54 (9.98%) Software Engineer
8 40 (7.39%) Test Automation Engineer
9 37 (6.84%) Java Engineer
10 32 (5.91%) Software Test Engineer
11 31 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (5.73%) Senior Tester
12 30 (5.55%) Automation Test Analyst
12 30 (5.55%) Java Software Engineer
12 30 (5.55%) QA Test Engineer
13 28 (5.18%) Software Tester
13 28 (5.18%) Test Leader
14 27 (4.99%) Architect
15 26 (4.81%) Quality Engineer
16 25 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.60%) Web Services
2 66 (12.20%) REST
3 59 (10.91%) HTML
4 58 (10.72%) .NET
5 57 (10.54%) CSS
6 56 (10.35%) SOAP
7 52 (9.61%) AngularJS
8 49 (9.06%) Gherkin
8 49 (9.06%) React
9 44 (8.13%) JSON
10 39 (7.21%) Spring
11 36 (6.65%) RESTful
12 32 (5.91%) Kafka
13 31 (5.73%) Node.js
14 23 (4.25%) Vue.js
15 21 (3.88%) .NET Core
16 20 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 19 (3.51%) jQuery
18 17 (3.14%) LEMP Stack
19 15 (2.77%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.28%) User Experience
2 38 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.84%) Virtual Team
4 32 (5.91%) Algorithms
4 32 (5.91%) Mobile App
5 30 (5.55%) Data Structures
6 29 (5.36%) Renewable Energy
7 26 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.77%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (1.85%) Life Science
10 8 (1.48%) Internet of Things
11 7 (1.29%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.92%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.74%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.74%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 119 (22.00%) Linux
2 100 (18.48%) Windows
3 48 (8.87%) Android
4 41 (7.58%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.14%) Mac OS
6 16 (2.96%) Ubuntu
7 15 (2.77%) CentOS
8 14 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.85%) Windows Server
10 9 (1.66%) Unix
11 4 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.55%) Fedora
12 3 (0.55%) MVS
13 2 (0.37%) Robot Operating System
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.18%) Debian
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (31.61%) BDD
3 169 (31.24%) Scrum
4 153 (28.28%) TDD
5 127 (23.48%) DevOps
6 105 (19.41%) Kanban
7 104 (19.22%) Software Engineering
8 96 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
9 95 (17.56%) Software Testing
10 87 (16.08%) User Stories
11 79 (14.60%) Test Scripting
12 73 (13.49%) E-Commerce
13 66 (12.20%) Computer Science
14 64 (11.83%) Continuous Delivery
15 62 (11.46%) Functional Testing
16 60 (11.09%) SDLC
17 59 (10.91%) OO
18 56 (10.35%) API Testing
19 54 (9.98%) Manual Testing
20 50 (9.24%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 180 (33.27%) Java
2 159 (29.39%) Python
3 127 (23.48%) SQL
4 100 (18.48%) JavaScript
5 95 (17.56%) C#
6 42 (7.76%) C
7 37 (6.84%) C++
8 35 (6.47%) PowerShell
9 29 (5.36%) Ruby
10 26 (4.81%) Perl
11 20 (3.70%) Bash Shell
11 20 (3.70%) PHP
12 15 (2.77%) Groovy
13 13 (2.40%) ES6
14 11 (2.03%) Go
15 8 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.11%) Embedded C
17 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.74%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 97 (17.93%) Degree
2 42 (7.76%) ISTQB
3 28 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.88%) ISEB
5 20 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.03%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.85%) CCNP
10 8 (1.48%) CCNA
10 8 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.92%) CCIE
12 4 (0.74%) SANS
13 3 (0.55%) CISSP
13 3 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
13 3 (0.55%) JNCIE
13 3 (0.55%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.55%) MCSE
13 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (29.57%) QA
2 15 (2.77%) PSD2
3 4 (0.74%) GDPR
3 4 (0.74%) WAI
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) JTAG
4 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (11.65%) Docker
2 5 (0.92%) Firmware
3 4 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.55%) NFS
4 3 (0.55%) Samba
4 3 (0.55%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.55%) Xen
5 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (10.35%) Kubernetes
2 30 (5.55%) Ansible
3 24 (4.44%) HP ALM
4 21 (3.88%) Puppet
4 21 (3.88%) Terraform
5 19 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (2.03%) Packer
8 6 (1.11%) Nagios
9 4 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.55%) OpenNMS
10 3 (0.55%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.37%) Kibana
11 2 (0.37%) logstash
12 1 (0.18%) Grafana
12 1 (0.18%) Istio
12 1 (0.18%) Mesos
Vendors
1 131 (24.21%) WorldPay
2 38 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.84%) Oracle
4 25 (4.62%) HP
5 21 (3.88%) SAP
6 15 (2.77%) Sitecore
7 13 (2.40%) Atlassian
7 13 (2.40%) Rackspace
8 10 (1.85%) Splunk
9 8 (1.48%) FIS
9 8 (1.48%) Juniper
10 7 (1.29%) Cisco
10 7 (1.29%) Google
11 6 (1.11%) IBM
12 4 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.74%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.74%) VMware
13 3 (0.55%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.55%) Hortonworks