Period
to 20 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 770 712 810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.39% 5.46% 5.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 6.17% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 638 622 725
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 £28,000 £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% +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 10617 11542 13379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.05% 88.51% 87.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8626 9519 10992
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 20 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 20 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 +9 450 £49,000 +3.16% 27
Hertfordshire -8 199 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Essex -1 47 £53,473 +12.57% 3
Suffolk -7 40 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire -38 15 £32,000 -39.05% 2
Norfolk +14 14 £35,000 -6.67%
East Anglia +3 5 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 460 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (36.36%) C#
3 248 (32.21%) Java
4 223 (28.96%) QA
5 208 (27.01%) JavaScript
5 208 (27.01%) SQL
6 203 (26.36%) Selenium
6 203 (26.36%) Software Engineering
7 188 (24.42%) OO
8 164 (21.30%) Degree
9 160 (20.78%) TDD
10 159 (20.65%) .NET
11 153 (19.87%) Finance
12 151 (19.61%) Python
13 137 (17.79%) Software Testing
14 135 (17.53%) Scrum
15 118 (15.32%) HTML
15 118 (15.32%) SDLC
16 111 (14.42%) CSS
17 108 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
18 104 (13.51%) Manual Testing
19 103 (13.38%) Computer Science
20 97 (12.60%) SQL Server
20 97 (12.60%) BDD
21 96 (12.47%) Test Strategy
21 96 (12.47%) Web Services
22 93 (12.08%) Regression Testing
23 92 (11.95%) Git (software)
24 91 (11.82%) Microsoft
24 91 (11.82%) 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 (4.68%) Tomcat
2 26 (3.38%) JBoss
3 23 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.30%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.78%) IIS
7 6 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.65%) Confluence
9 4 (0.52%) 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 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.65%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.65%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 90 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (5.97%) GitHub
4 18 (2.34%) SaaS
5 16 (2.08%) Office 365
6 11 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.91%) Serverless
8 6 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.52%) 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 (4.42%) Wireless
2 30 (3.90%) HTTP
3 25 (3.25%) Internet
4 19 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (1.69%) Bluetooth
6 9 (1.17%) Firewall
6 9 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.91%) Broadband
8 6 (0.78%) Skype
8 6 (0.78%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.65%) TETRA
10 4 (0.52%) WAN
10 4 (0.52%) WebEx
11 3 (0.39%) FTP
11 3 (0.39%) POP3
11 3 (0.39%) SAN
11 3 (0.39%) SMTP
12 2 (0.26%) SSL
12 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.84%) NoSQL
3 32 (4.16%) MySQL
3 32 (4.16%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.47%) Big Data
5 14 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.78%) Text Mining
9 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.52%) Looker
10 4 (0.52%) QlikView
11 3 (0.39%) DB2
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 203 (26.36%) Selenium
2 92 (11.95%) Git (software)
3 89 (11.56%) JIRA
4 86 (11.17%) Cucumber
5 81 (10.52%) WebDriver
6 75 (9.74%) Jenkins
7 74 (9.61%) NUnit
8 68 (8.83%) TeamCity
9 47 (6.10%) SpecFlow
10 41 (5.32%) JUnit
11 37 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (4.29%) JBehave
13 32 (4.16%) Visual Studio
14 27 (3.51%) Jasmine
15 23 (2.99%) JMeter
16 22 (2.86%) Subversion
17 21 (2.73%) HP UFT
17 21 (2.73%) Oracle Forms
18 20 (2.60%) SoapUI
19 19 (2.47%) MSTest
General
1 153 (19.87%) Finance
2 57 (7.40%) Retail
3 29 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.12%) Electronics
5 22 (2.86%) Games
5 22 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.47%) Banking
7 18 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (2.08%) Advertising
9 9 (1.17%) Marketing
10 7 (0.91%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) 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
1 275 (35.71%) Developer
2 138 (17.92%) Test Engineer
3 104 (13.51%) Analyst
4 98 (12.73%) Tester
5 87 (11.30%) QA Engineer
6 78 (10.13%) C# Developer
6 78 (10.13%) Software Developer
7 68 (8.83%) Test Analyst
8 67 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
9 66 (8.57%) Software Engineer
10 65 (8.44%) Developer in Test
11 59 (7.66%) Senior Developer
12 58 (7.53%) Full Stack Developer
13 54 (7.01%) JavaScript Developer
14 49 (6.36%) Test Automation Engineer
15 41 (5.32%) .NET Developer
16 39 (5.06%) Software Analyst
16 39 (5.06%) Software Tester
17 37 (4.81%) Automation Tester
17 37 (4.81%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (20.65%) .NET
2 118 (15.32%) HTML
3 111 (14.42%) CSS
4 96 (12.47%) Web Services
5 91 (11.82%) AngularJS
6 74 (9.61%) ASP.NET
7 71 (9.22%) XML
8 66 (8.57%) jQuery
9 58 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (6.49%) Node.js
11 49 (6.36%) Gherkin
11 49 (6.36%) HTML5
11 49 (6.36%) RESTful
12 47 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 45 (5.84%) Spring
14 42 (5.45%) JSON
15 41 (5.32%) Ajax
16 38 (4.94%) REST
17 37 (4.81%) Hibernate
18 34 (4.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.38%) Computer Science
2 48 (6.23%) Algorithms
3 45 (5.84%) Mobile App
4 41 (5.32%) User Experience
5 37 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (2.47%) Data Structures
9 18 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
10 17 (2.21%) Fintech
11 14 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.82%) iPad
12 12 (1.56%) Life Science
12 12 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (1.56%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.30%) RIA
14 9 (1.17%) iPhone
14 9 (1.17%) Reinsurance
15 7 (0.91%) EPoS
15 7 (0.91%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.52%) Linux
2 55 (7.14%) Windows
3 35 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 32 (4.16%) Android
5 15 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.17%) Unix
7 9 (1.17%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.52%) 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
1 460 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (26.36%) Software Engineering
3 188 (24.42%) OO
4 160 (20.78%) TDD
5 137 (17.79%) Software Testing
6 135 (17.53%) Scrum
7 118 (15.32%) SDLC
8 108 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (13.51%) Manual Testing
10 97 (12.60%) BDD
11 96 (12.47%) Test Strategy
12 93 (12.08%) Regression Testing
13 90 (11.69%) Mathematics
14 88 (11.43%) MVC
15 83 (10.78%) SDET
16 74 (9.61%) Unit Testing
17 72 (9.35%) Test Scripting
18 64 (8.31%) DevOps
19 56 (7.27%) SOA
19 56 (7.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 280 (36.36%) C#
2 248 (32.21%) Java
3 208 (27.01%) JavaScript
3 208 (27.01%) SQL
4 151 (19.61%) Python
5 86 (11.17%) C++
6 54 (7.01%) C
7 39 (5.06%) VB
8 36 (4.68%) Ruby
9 31 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.51%) Bash Shell
11 26 (3.38%) F#
12 20 (2.60%) VB6
13 19 (2.47%) T-SQL
14 18 (2.34%) Perl
15 15 (1.95%) Embedded C
16 13 (1.69%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.30%) Assembly Language
18 8 (1.04%) ES6
19 7 (0.91%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 164 (21.30%) Degree
2 45 (5.84%) ISEB
3 40 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (5.06%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.52%) 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
1 223 (28.96%) 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 (2.99%) Docker
2 10 (1.30%) Firmware
2 10 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.78%) vSphere
4 4 (0.52%) vCloud
5 1 (0.13%) GFS2
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.60%) Puppet
3 10 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.04%) Ansible
5 6 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 91 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 78 (10.13%) Oracle
3 31 (4.03%) Google
4 22 (2.86%) Xamarin
5 13 (1.69%) HP
5 13 (1.69%) Samsung
5 13 (1.69%) Terracotta
6 12 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.56%) VMware
7 11 (1.43%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.17%) Dell
8 9 (1.17%) TOWER Software
9 7 (0.91%) Virgin Media
10 6 (0.78%) Apple
11 5 (0.65%) Sage
12 4 (0.52%) Perforce
12 4 (0.52%) SAP
12 4 (0.52%) Tableau
13 3 (0.39%) IBM
13 3 (0.39%) Symantec