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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 158 168
Rank change year-on-year +32 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 125 124 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.02% 1.67% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.90% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 115 91 88
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5384 6538 6397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 87.20% 87.81% 84.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4269 5189 5107
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +12 53 £52,500 +36.36% 20
Hertfordshire +10 39 £42,500 - 5
Essex +17 15 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Bedfordshire +28 11 £25,000 -41.17% 2
Norfolk -10 4 £34,750 +6.92% 2
Suffolk +23 3 £25,000 -28.57%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 174 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (44.53%) QA
3 108 (43.72%) Selenium
4 83 (33.60%) Scrum
5 81 (32.79%) Test Strategy
6 78 (31.58%) Test Scripting
7 76 (30.77%) Python
8 75 (30.36%) Finance
8 75 (30.36%) Degree
9 69 (27.94%) C#
10 64 (25.91%) Regression Testing
11 62 (25.10%) BDD
12 61 (24.70%) Java
13 56 (22.67%) Automated Testing
14 54 (21.86%) SQL
15 50 (20.24%) Cucumber
16 47 (19.03%) Software Testing
17 46 (18.62%) TDD
18 45 (18.22%) JIRA
18 45 (18.22%) Linux
19 42 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (16.60%) Automation Testing
21 40 (16.19%) Git (software)
22 39 (15.79%) Manual Testing
23 35 (14.17%) SDLC
24 33 (13.36%) Gherkin
24 33 (13.36%) WebDriver
25 32 (12.96%) Computer Science
25 32 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
26 30 (12.15%) Jenkins

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 (9.72%) Confluence
2 20 (8.10%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.83%) Apache
3 7 (2.83%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.26%) GitHub
2 6 (2.43%) SaaS
3 4 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.07%) Wireless
2 4 (1.62%) Internet
3 3 (1.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.40%) ICMP
4 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.45%) Big Data
2 11 (4.45%) NoSQL
2 11 (4.45%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.83%) CouchDB
3 7 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 108 (43.72%) Selenium
2 50 (20.24%) Cucumber
3 45 (18.22%) JIRA
4 40 (16.19%) Git (software)
5 33 (13.36%) WebDriver
6 30 (12.15%) Jenkins
7 27 (10.93%) JUnit
8 22 (8.91%) HP UFT
9 21 (8.50%) SoapUI
10 19 (7.69%) Maven
11 18 (7.29%) JMeter
12 17 (6.88%) Bugzilla
12 17 (6.88%) NUnit
13 15 (6.07%) JBehave
14 12 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (4.45%) Ranorex
16 10 (4.05%) Eclipse
17 9 (3.64%) SilkTest
17 9 (3.64%) Visual Studio
18 8 (3.24%) Subversion
General
1 75 (30.36%) Finance
2 15 (6.07%) Electronics
2 15 (6.07%) Retail
3 14 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.43%) Games
5 5 (2.02%) Automotive
6 4 (1.62%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (28.34%) Test Engineer
2 60 (24.29%) Analyst
3 56 (22.67%) Test Analyst
4 47 (19.03%) Developer
5 41 (16.60%) Test Automation Engineer
6 40 (16.19%) Tester
7 29 (11.74%) Software Test Engineer
8 28 (11.34%) Development Engineer
8 28 (11.34%) Test Development Engineer
9 27 (10.93%) Developer in Test
9 27 (10.93%) Software Developer
10 23 (9.31%) Software Tester
11 21 (8.50%) Test Manager
12 20 (8.10%) Automation Tester
13 19 (7.69%) Java Developer
13 19 (7.69%) Test Leader
14 17 (6.88%) Automation Test Analyst
15 16 (6.48%) Linux Engineer
16 15 (6.07%) Automation Test Lead
17 14 (5.67%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.36%) Gherkin
2 25 (10.12%) RESTful
3 19 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 19 (7.69%) Spring
4 13 (5.26%) HTML
5 11 (4.45%) .NET
5 11 (4.45%) CSS
6 8 (3.24%) Node.js
6 8 (3.24%) Web Services
7 7 (2.83%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.83%) CPAN
7 7 (2.83%) DBIx::Class
7 7 (2.83%) Express
7 7 (2.83%) Moose
7 7 (2.83%) WPF
8 6 (2.43%) Angular 2
9 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.02%) REST
10 4 (1.62%) Ajax
10 4 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
1 32 (12.96%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.07%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.43%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.62%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.21%) Fintech
8 3 (1.21%) User Experience
9 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.81%) iPad
9 2 (0.81%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.40%) BBC
10 1 (0.40%) LIMS
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.22%) Linux
2 30 (12.15%) Windows
3 16 (6.48%) Unix
4 7 (2.83%) VMS
5 4 (1.62%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (33.60%) Scrum
3 81 (32.79%) Test Strategy
4 78 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 64 (25.91%) Regression Testing
6 62 (25.10%) BDD
7 56 (22.67%) Automated Testing
8 47 (19.03%) Software Testing
9 46 (18.62%) TDD
10 42 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (16.60%) Automation Testing
12 39 (15.79%) Manual Testing
13 35 (14.17%) SDLC
14 30 (12.15%) Waterfall
15 29 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (11.34%) Functional Testing
16 28 (11.34%) Mathematics
16 28 (11.34%) Performance Testing
17 26 (10.53%) Software Engineering
17 26 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (30.77%) Python
2 69 (27.94%) C#
3 61 (24.70%) Java
4 54 (21.86%) SQL
5 19 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.88%) Ruby
7 16 (6.48%) Perl
8 15 (6.07%) C++
9 14 (5.67%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.64%) C
11 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.81%) VB
13 2 (0.81%) VBScript
14 1 (0.40%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) R
14 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 75 (30.36%) Degree
2 27 (10.93%) ISEB
2 27 (10.93%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.83%) Postgraduate
4 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) MCP
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (44.53%) QA
2 13 (5.26%) SDET
3 4 (1.62%) SLA
4 2 (0.81%) PMO
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (6.07%) Firmware
2 7 (2.83%) LXC
2 7 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.43%) Docker
4 1 (0.40%) KVM
4 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (8.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (8.10%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.29%) Atlassian
3 17 (6.88%) HP
4 16 (6.48%) Oracle
5 7 (2.83%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (2.83%) VMware
6 5 (2.02%) SAP
6 5 (2.02%) TOWER Software
7 4 (1.62%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) Intel
8 1 (0.40%) Virgin Media
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