Period
to 19 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 41 43
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 760 717 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.38% 5.45% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 6.16% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 627 626 721
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 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 10493 11641 13379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.07% 88.52% 87.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8521 9596 10991
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Cambridgeshire +6 446 £49,000 +3.16% 28
Hertfordshire -8 196 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Essex +2 45 £51,945 +9.36% 3
Suffolk -10 40 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire -43 15 £32,000 -39.05% 2
Norfolk +18 13 £35,750 -4.67%
East Anglia +3 5 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 451 (59.34%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (36.18%) C#
3 244 (32.11%) Java
4 216 (28.42%) QA
5 206 (27.11%) JavaScript
6 205 (26.97%) SQL
7 203 (26.71%) Software Engineering
8 195 (25.66%) Selenium
9 187 (24.61%) OO
10 161 (21.18%) Degree
11 158 (20.79%) TDD
12 156 (20.53%) .NET
13 152 (20.00%) Finance
14 149 (19.61%) Python
15 135 (17.76%) Software Testing
16 134 (17.63%) Scrum
17 117 (15.39%) HTML
18 116 (15.26%) SDLC
19 110 (14.47%) CSS
20 104 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
21 102 (13.42%) Manual Testing
22 101 (13.29%) Computer Science
23 97 (12.76%) BDD
24 96 (12.63%) SQL Server
24 96 (12.63%) Web Services
25 95 (12.50%) Test Strategy
26 93 (12.24%) Regression Testing
27 92 (12.11%) Git (software)
28 90 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
28 90 (11.84%) AngularJS

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 36 (4.74%) Tomcat
2 26 (3.42%) JBoss
3 22 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.79%) IIS
7 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.66%) Confluence
9 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.39%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.13%) CMS
11 1 (0.13%) DNN
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.66%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 90 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (6.05%) GitHub
4 18 (2.37%) SaaS
5 15 (1.97%) Office 365
6 11 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.92%) Serverless
8 6 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.53%) Yammer
10 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.39%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.13%) Google Play
11 1 (0.13%) npm
11 1 (0.13%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.47%) Wireless
2 30 (3.95%) HTTP
3 25 (3.29%) Internet
4 19 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (1.71%) Bluetooth
6 9 (1.18%) Firewall
6 9 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.92%) Broadband
8 5 (0.66%) Skype
8 5 (0.66%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.53%) SAN
9 4 (0.53%) TETRA
9 4 (0.53%) WAN
9 4 (0.53%) WebEx
10 3 (0.39%) FTP
10 3 (0.39%) POP3
10 3 (0.39%) SMTP
11 2 (0.26%) SSL
12 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.92%) NoSQL
3 32 (4.21%) MySQL
3 32 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.50%) Big Data
5 14 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.79%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.79%) Text Mining
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.53%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.53%) Looker
10 4 (0.53%) QlikView
11 3 (0.39%) DB2
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 195 (25.66%) Selenium
2 92 (12.11%) Git (software)
3 86 (11.32%) JIRA
4 84 (11.05%) Cucumber
5 78 (10.26%) WebDriver
6 76 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 73 (9.61%) NUnit
8 69 (9.08%) TeamCity
9 46 (6.05%) SpecFlow
10 40 (5.26%) JUnit
11 37 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (4.21%) JBehave
12 32 (4.21%) Visual Studio
13 26 (3.42%) Jasmine
14 22 (2.89%) JMeter
15 21 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
15 21 (2.76%) Subversion
16 20 (2.63%) HP UFT
17 18 (2.37%) MSTest
17 18 (2.37%) SoapUI
General
1 152 (20.00%) Finance
2 57 (7.50%) Retail
3 29 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.16%) Electronics
5 22 (2.89%) Games
5 22 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.50%) Banking
7 18 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.97%) Advertising
9 9 (1.18%) Marketing
10 7 (0.92%) Automotive
11 4 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Law
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 273 (35.92%) Developer
2 137 (18.03%) Test Engineer
3 104 (13.68%) Analyst
4 95 (12.50%) Tester
5 84 (11.05%) QA Engineer
6 77 (10.13%) C# Developer
6 77 (10.13%) Software Developer
7 68 (8.95%) Test Analyst
8 67 (8.82%) Software Test Engineer
9 66 (8.68%) Software Engineer
10 64 (8.42%) Developer in Test
11 58 (7.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 58 (7.63%) Senior Developer
12 54 (7.11%) JavaScript Developer
13 49 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
14 40 (5.26%) .NET Developer
15 39 (5.13%) Software Analyst
16 37 (4.87%) Java Developer
16 37 (4.87%) Software Tester
17 36 (4.74%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (20.53%) .NET
2 117 (15.39%) HTML
3 110 (14.47%) CSS
4 96 (12.63%) Web Services
5 90 (11.84%) AngularJS
6 73 (9.61%) ASP.NET
7 70 (9.21%) XML
8 65 (8.55%) jQuery
9 57 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (6.58%) Node.js
11 49 (6.45%) RESTful
12 48 (6.32%) Gherkin
12 48 (6.32%) HTML5
13 46 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 45 (5.92%) Spring
15 42 (5.53%) JSON
16 41 (5.39%) Ajax
17 38 (5.00%) REST
18 37 (4.87%) Hibernate
19 34 (4.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.29%) Computer Science
2 47 (6.18%) Algorithms
3 44 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 40 (5.26%) User Experience
5 36 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 18 (2.37%) Embedded Systems
9 17 (2.24%) Fintech
10 14 (1.84%) iPad
11 13 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.58%) Life Science
12 12 (1.58%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (1.58%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.32%) RIA
14 9 (1.18%) iPhone
14 9 (1.18%) Reinsurance
15 7 (0.92%) BBC
15 7 (0.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.66%) Linux
2 55 (7.24%) Windows
3 34 (4.47%) Apple iOS
4 32 (4.21%) Android
5 15 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.18%) Unix
7 9 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.26%) CentOS
10 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) VME
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (59.34%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (26.71%) Software Engineering
3 187 (24.61%) OO
4 158 (20.79%) TDD
5 135 (17.76%) Software Testing
6 134 (17.63%) Scrum
7 116 (15.26%) SDLC
8 104 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
9 102 (13.42%) Manual Testing
10 97 (12.76%) BDD
11 95 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 93 (12.24%) Regression Testing
13 88 (11.58%) Mathematics
14 87 (11.45%) MVC
15 82 (10.79%) SDET
16 73 (9.61%) Unit Testing
17 71 (9.34%) Test Scripting
18 63 (8.29%) DevOps
19 55 (7.24%) SOA
19 55 (7.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 275 (36.18%) C#
2 244 (32.11%) Java
3 206 (27.11%) JavaScript
4 205 (26.97%) SQL
5 149 (19.61%) Python
6 85 (11.18%) C++
7 55 (7.24%) C
8 37 (4.87%) VB
9 32 (4.21%) Ruby
10 31 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 27 (3.55%) Bash Shell
12 26 (3.42%) F#
13 20 (2.63%) VB6
14 18 (2.37%) Perl
14 18 (2.37%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.97%) Embedded C
16 13 (1.71%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.32%) Assembly Language
18 8 (1.05%) ES6
19 7 (0.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 161 (21.18%) Degree
2 44 (5.79%) ISEB
3 39 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 38 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.13%) HND
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (28.42%) QA
2 2 (0.26%) JTAG
3 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) MISRA
3 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 23 (3.03%) Docker
2 10 (1.32%) Firmware
2 10 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.79%) vSphere
4 4 (0.53%) vCloud
5 1 (0.13%) GFS2
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 20 (2.63%) Puppet
2 10 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.05%) Ansible
4 6 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 89 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 77 (10.13%) Oracle
3 31 (4.08%) Google
4 21 (2.76%) Xamarin
5 13 (1.71%) HP
5 13 (1.71%) Samsung
5 13 (1.71%) Terracotta
6 12 (1.58%) VMware
7 11 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.32%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.18%) Dell
9 9 (1.18%) TOWER Software
10 7 (0.92%) Virgin Media
11 5 (0.66%) Apple
11 5 (0.66%) Sage
12 4 (0.53%) Perforce
12 4 (0.53%) SAP
12 4 (0.53%) Tableau
13 3 (0.39%) IBM
13 3 (0.39%) Symantec