Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 27 35
Rank change year-on-year -22 +8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 85 536 703
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 4.43% 7.71% 6.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 8.55% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77 319 545
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £29,600 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 1,724 6,272 9,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.93% 90.18% 90.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,353 4,496 7,315
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,500 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 -21 40 £42,500 -20.93% 18
Hertfordshire -3 15 £57,500 +15.00% 10
Essex +7 12 £67,500 +35.00%
Norfolk +19 9 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Bedfordshire +31 6 £45,000 -0.55% 1
Suffolk +2 3 £35,750 -40.42% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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 53 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) Python
2 33 (38.82%) Selenium
3 24 (28.24%) SQL
4 22 (25.88%) C#
5 21 (24.71%) Degree
6 20 (23.53%) AWS
7 19 (22.35%) Linux
8 18 (21.18%) Scrum
8 18 (21.18%) Azure
8 18 (21.18%) DevOps
9 17 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 16 (18.82%) Windows
10 16 (18.82%) JIRA
10 16 (18.82%) QA
10 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
10 16 (18.82%) Docker
11 15 (17.65%) Software Testing
11 15 (17.65%) Java
12 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
13 13 (15.29%) C++
13 13 (15.29%) .NET
14 12 (14.12%) Web Services
15 11 (12.94%) Validation
15 11 (12.94%) Migration
15 11 (12.94%) ISTQB
15 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
15 11 (12.94%) Kubernetes

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 4 (4.71%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.35%) nginx
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.53%) AWS
2 18 (21.18%) Azure
3 5 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.71%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.53%) SaaS
5 3 (3.53%) Serverless
6 2 (2.35%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.18%) AWS CodeCommit
7 1 (1.18%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.18%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.18%) Firebase
7 1 (1.18%) GitHub
7 1 (1.18%) npm
7 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) 5G
1 2 (2.35%) Firewall
1 2 (2.35%) VPN
1 2 (2.35%) Wireless
2 1 (1.18%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) MySQL
3 8 (9.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.71%) MS Access
6 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.35%) Big Data
7 2 (2.35%) Redis
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.18%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (38.82%) Selenium
2 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
2 16 (18.82%) JIRA
3 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.41%) Subversion
5 7 (8.24%) TeamCity
6 6 (7.06%) Appium
6 6 (7.06%) Hudson
6 6 (7.06%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.88%) Buildbot
7 5 (5.88%) Gradle
7 5 (5.88%) NUnit
7 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.71%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.71%) Clang
8 4 (4.71%) CMake
8 4 (4.71%) CruiseControl
8 4 (4.71%) Cypress.io
8 4 (4.71%) GCC
8 4 (4.71%) Xcode
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Automotive
2 4 (4.71%) Games
2 4 (4.71%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.53%) Local Government
3 3 (3.53%) Police
4 2 (2.35%) Advertising
4 2 (2.35%) Electronics
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Developer
2 14 (16.47%) Test Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Tester
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Software Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.24%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Developer in Test
7 5 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
7 5 (5.88%) Python Developer
7 5 (5.88%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Build Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Junior
8 4 (4.71%) Python Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Test Automation Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) .NET
2 12 (14.12%) Web Services
3 10 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.59%) CSS
4 9 (10.59%) Node.js
5 8 (9.41%) RESTful
6 7 (8.24%) HTML
6 7 (8.24%) JSON
6 7 (8.24%) XML
7 6 (7.06%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.88%) .NET Core
8 5 (5.88%) HTML5
8 5 (5.88%) LINQ
8 5 (5.88%) XSLT
9 4 (4.71%) jQuery
9 4 (4.71%) React
10 3 (3.53%) Django
10 3 (3.53%) Spring
10 3 (3.53%) Symfony
10 3 (3.53%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.53%) Life Science
5 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) CPLD
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Linux
2 16 (18.82%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) Android
4 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) DevOps
2 18 (21.18%) Scrum
3 17 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 11 (12.94%) Migration
6 11 (12.94%) Validation
7 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Automation
7 10 (11.76%) TDD
8 9 (10.59%) BDD
8 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
8 9 (10.59%) OO
9 8 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (9.41%) Microservices
9 8 (9.41%) SDET
10 7 (8.24%) Analytics
10 7 (8.24%) Manual Testing
10 7 (8.24%) OOP
10 7 (8.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) Python
2 24 (28.24%) SQL
3 22 (25.88%) C#
4 15 (17.65%) Java
5 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
6 13 (15.29%) C++
7 4 (4.71%) Lua
7 4 (4.71%) PHP
8 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.53%) C
8 3 (3.53%) Perl
8 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.53%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.18%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) Degree
2 11 (12.94%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.35%) ISEB
7 1 (1.18%) HND
7 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 16 (18.82%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.88%) Terraform
3 2 (2.35%) Ansible
4 1 (1.18%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) JD Edwards
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.53%) Zend
5 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.35%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco
5 2 (2.35%) Juniper
5 2 (2.35%) New Relic
5 2 (2.35%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.35%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.18%) EMC
6 1 (1.18%) HP
6 1 (1.18%) Talend