Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 37 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 765 749 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.45% 6.02% 5.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.33% 6.77% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 602 679 760
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.76% -2.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 10,442 11,067 12,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 87.98% 88.93% 87.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8,476 9,104 10,584
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,175
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +7 422 £50,000 +5.26% 64
Hertfordshire -23 218 £49,250 +9.44% 25
Essex +16 66 £60,000 +26.32% 14
Suffolk -4 25 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Norfolk +16 17 £35,750 -3.38% 6
Bedfordshire -24 12 £40,000 -23.81% 7
East Anglia +2 5 - - 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 473 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (32.94%) QA
3 251 (32.81%) Selenium
4 241 (31.50%) C#
5 236 (30.85%) Java
6 194 (25.36%) JavaScript
7 189 (24.71%) SQL
8 187 (24.44%) Software Engineering
9 174 (22.75%) Python
10 153 (20.00%) OO
11 151 (19.74%) TDD
12 142 (18.56%) Degree
13 138 (18.04%) Scrum
14 133 (17.39%) Finance
15 128 (16.73%) SDLC
16 120 (15.69%) Software Testing
16 120 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
17 113 (14.77%) JIRA
18 110 (14.38%) Manual Testing
18 110 (14.38%) HTML
19 99 (12.94%) .NET
19 99 (12.94%) BDD
20 95 (12.42%) CSS
20 95 (12.42%) WebDriver
21 93 (12.16%) SQL Server
22 90 (11.76%) Computer Science
23 88 (11.50%) Linux
23 88 (11.50%) Microsoft
24 87 (11.37%) C++
24 87 (11.37%) Git (software)

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 24 (3.14%) JBoss
2 21 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (1.57%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.44%) Confluence
7 9 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.18%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (0.92%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.65%) IIS
11 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.26%) DNN
14 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.13%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.39%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 80 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.79%) GitHub
4 22 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.61%) SaaS
6 16 (2.09%) Serverless
7 15 (1.96%) Office 365
8 10 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.52%) Yammer
10 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.39%) Tricentis Tosca
11 2 (0.26%) Slack
12 1 (0.13%) Google Play
12 1 (0.13%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.92%) Wireless
2 23 (3.01%) Internet
3 21 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
4 19 (2.48%) HTTP
5 14 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.57%) Bluetooth
7 11 (1.44%) Broadband
8 8 (1.05%) Skype
8 8 (1.05%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.92%) SMTP
10 6 (0.78%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.78%) Firewall
11 5 (0.65%) DNS
11 5 (0.65%) SNMP
11 5 (0.65%) TETRA
12 4 (0.52%) WAN
12 4 (0.52%) WebEx
13 3 (0.39%) FTP
13 3 (0.39%) NAS
13 3 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 30 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.88%) MySQL
5 18 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.96%) Big Data
7 11 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.78%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.78%) Text Mining
12 5 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.39%) Firebird
14 3 (0.39%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 251 (32.81%) Selenium
2 113 (14.77%) JIRA
3 95 (12.42%) WebDriver
4 87 (11.37%) Git (software)
5 82 (10.72%) Jenkins
6 72 (9.41%) Cucumber
7 70 (9.15%) NUnit
8 57 (7.45%) JUnit
9 46 (6.01%) TeamCity
10 43 (5.62%) SpecFlow
11 40 (5.23%) JMeter
12 35 (4.58%) HP UFT
12 35 (4.58%) JBehave
13 33 (4.31%) SoapUI
14 29 (3.79%) Visual Studio
15 26 (3.40%) Jasmine
16 21 (2.75%) MSTest
17 20 (2.61%) Appium
17 20 (2.61%) Protractor
17 20 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 133 (17.39%) Finance
2 43 (5.62%) Retail
3 21 (2.75%) Banking
4 19 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.35%) Electronics
5 18 (2.35%) Games
6 17 (2.22%) Advertising
6 17 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.18%) Marketing
9 7 (0.92%) Automotive
10 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 210 (27.45%) Developer
2 167 (21.83%) Test Engineer
3 102 (13.33%) Tester
4 91 (11.90%) Analyst
5 90 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 90 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 74 (9.67%) Software Engineer
7 66 (8.63%) Test Automation Engineer
8 60 (7.84%) Test Analyst
9 57 (7.45%) Software Developer
10 56 (7.32%) C# Developer
11 46 (6.01%) JavaScript Developer
12 45 (5.88%) QA Tester
13 41 (5.36%) Automation Tester
14 40 (5.23%) Developer in Test
15 37 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
15 37 (4.84%) QA Leader
15 37 (4.84%) Software Tester
16 35 (4.58%) .NET Developer
16 35 (4.58%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (14.38%) HTML
2 99 (12.94%) .NET
3 95 (12.42%) CSS
4 83 (10.85%) Web Services
5 82 (10.72%) AngularJS
6 69 (9.02%) jQuery
7 54 (7.06%) Node.js
8 47 (6.14%) ASP.NET
9 44 (5.75%) XML
10 43 (5.62%) HTML5
11 42 (5.49%) WPF
12 36 (4.71%) React
13 35 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (4.58%) REST
14 33 (4.31%) JSON
15 31 (4.05%) RESTful
16 29 (3.79%) Ajax
17 28 (3.66%) Gherkin
18 27 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
19 25 (3.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 58 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 47 (6.14%) Algorithms
4 41 (5.36%) User Experience
5 34 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.53%) Data Structures
7 24 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
9 19 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.35%) Fintech
11 16 (2.09%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (1.57%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.31%) Life Science
14 9 (1.18%) Data Centre
14 9 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.18%) Reinsurance
15 7 (0.92%) EPoS
15 7 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.50%) Linux
2 56 (7.32%) Windows
3 53 (6.93%) Apple iOS
4 40 (5.23%) Android
5 16 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.70%) Unix
7 12 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.05%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
11 1 (0.13%) VME
11 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (24.44%) Software Engineering
3 153 (20.00%) OO
4 151 (19.74%) TDD
5 138 (18.04%) Scrum
6 128 (16.73%) SDLC
7 120 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (15.69%) Software Testing
8 110 (14.38%) Manual Testing
9 99 (12.94%) BDD
10 86 (11.24%) Mathematics
11 81 (10.59%) Test Strategy
12 74 (9.67%) MVC
12 74 (9.67%) Test Scripting
13 72 (9.41%) Regression Testing
14 64 (8.37%) Unit Testing
15 61 (7.97%) DevOps
16 59 (7.71%) Mentoring
17 57 (7.45%) SDET
18 54 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 241 (31.50%) C#
2 236 (30.85%) Java
3 194 (25.36%) JavaScript
4 189 (24.71%) SQL
5 174 (22.75%) Python
6 87 (11.37%) C++
7 59 (7.71%) C
8 49 (6.41%) Ruby
9 43 (5.62%) VB
10 37 (4.84%) Bash Shell
10 37 (4.84%) PowerShell
11 32 (4.18%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.88%) Perl
13 19 (2.48%) F#
14 18 (2.35%) VB6
15 15 (1.96%) Embedded C
15 15 (1.96%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.83%) ES6
17 12 (1.57%) Apple Swift
18 11 (1.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 142 (18.56%) Degree
2 54 (7.06%) ISTQB
3 42 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (5.36%) ISEB
5 21 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.26%) HND
9 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.26%) MCP
9 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCITP
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (32.94%) QA
2 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.26%) JTAG
2 2 (0.26%) SLA
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
3 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (3.40%) Docker
2 9 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (1.18%) vSphere
3 7 (0.92%) Firmware
3 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.52%) vCloud
5 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.83%) Puppet
3 11 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.78%) Ansible
5 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 88 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.54%) Oracle
3 29 (3.79%) Google
4 26 (3.40%) HP
5 20 (2.61%) Xamarin
6 15 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.83%) Sitecore
8 13 (1.70%) Samsung
8 13 (1.70%) VMware
9 11 (1.44%) Terracotta
10 10 (1.31%) WorldPay
11 9 (1.18%) TOWER Software
12 7 (0.92%) Splunk
13 6 (0.78%) Apple
13 6 (0.78%) Dell
14 4 (0.52%) Capita
14 4 (0.52%) IBM
14 4 (0.52%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.39%) Cognos
15 3 (0.39%) Sage