Period
to 18 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 41 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 762 720 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.38% 5.44% 5.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 6.14% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 630 628 719
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 £27,500 £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% +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 10512 11719 13402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.03% 88.51% 87.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8539 9657 11005
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 18 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 18 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 +7 446 £49,000 +3.16% 28
Hertfordshire -9 197 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Essex -6 45 £51,945 +9.36% 3
Suffolk -6 41 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire -43 15 £32,000 -39.05% 2
Norfolk +17 13 £35,750 -4.67%
East Anglia +3 5 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 453 (59.45%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (36.22%) C#
3 245 (32.15%) Java
4 216 (28.35%) QA
5 206 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 206 (27.03%) SQL
6 204 (26.77%) Software Engineering
7 195 (25.59%) Selenium
8 189 (24.80%) OO
9 162 (21.26%) Degree
10 158 (20.73%) TDD
10 158 (20.73%) .NET
11 153 (20.08%) Finance
12 148 (19.42%) Python
13 134 (17.59%) Scrum
13 134 (17.59%) Software Testing
14 118 (15.49%) HTML
15 117 (15.35%) SDLC
16 111 (14.57%) CSS
17 104 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
18 102 (13.39%) Computer Science
19 101 (13.25%) Manual Testing
20 98 (12.86%) SQL Server
21 97 (12.73%) Web Services
21 97 (12.73%) BDD
22 96 (12.60%) Test Strategy
23 94 (12.34%) Regression Testing
24 92 (12.07%) Git (software)
24 92 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
25 90 (11.81%) 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 37 (4.86%) Tomcat
2 27 (3.54%) JBoss
3 22 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.31%) 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 (0.52%) 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 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (2.89%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.66%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 92 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (6.04%) GitHub
4 18 (2.36%) SaaS
5 15 (1.97%) Office 365
6 11 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.92%) Serverless
8 6 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.52%) Yammer
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 (4.46%) Wireless
2 30 (3.94%) HTTP
3 25 (3.28%) Internet
4 19 (2.49%) 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 (0.52%) SAN
9 4 (0.52%) TETRA
9 4 (0.52%) WAN
9 4 (0.52%) 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 98 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.91%) NoSQL
3 34 (4.46%) MySQL
4 32 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.62%) Big Data
6 15 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.18%) 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%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.66%) Looker
9 5 (0.66%) QlikView
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.52%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 195 (25.59%) Selenium
2 92 (12.07%) Git (software)
3 86 (11.29%) JIRA
4 84 (11.02%) Cucumber
5 78 (10.24%) WebDriver
6 76 (9.97%) Jenkins
7 74 (9.71%) NUnit
8 69 (9.06%) TeamCity
9 46 (6.04%) SpecFlow
10 40 (5.25%) JUnit
11 37 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (4.20%) JBehave
12 32 (4.20%) Visual Studio
13 26 (3.41%) Jasmine
14 22 (2.89%) JMeter
14 22 (2.89%) Oracle Forms
15 21 (2.76%) Subversion
16 20 (2.62%) HP UFT
17 18 (2.36%) MSTest
17 18 (2.36%) SoapUI
General
1 153 (20.08%) Finance
2 58 (7.61%) Retail
3 30 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.15%) Electronics
5 22 (2.89%) Games
5 22 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.49%) Banking
7 18 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.97%) Advertising
9 9 (1.18%) Marketing
10 7 (0.92%) 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 (36.09%) Developer
2 137 (17.98%) Test Engineer
3 105 (13.78%) Analyst
4 95 (12.47%) Tester
5 83 (10.89%) QA Engineer
6 78 (10.24%) C# Developer
6 78 (10.24%) Software Developer
7 68 (8.92%) Test Analyst
8 67 (8.79%) Software Test Engineer
9 66 (8.66%) Software Engineer
10 64 (8.40%) Developer in Test
11 59 (7.74%) Senior Developer
12 58 (7.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 54 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
14 49 (6.43%) Test Automation Engineer
15 40 (5.25%) .NET Developer
15 40 (5.25%) Software Analyst
16 37 (4.86%) Java Developer
16 37 (4.86%) Software Tester
17 36 (4.72%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (20.73%) .NET
2 118 (15.49%) HTML
3 111 (14.57%) CSS
4 97 (12.73%) Web Services
5 90 (11.81%) AngularJS
6 73 (9.58%) ASP.NET
7 71 (9.32%) XML
8 65 (8.53%) jQuery
9 57 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (6.56%) Node.js
11 49 (6.43%) RESTful
12 48 (6.30%) Gherkin
12 48 (6.30%) HTML5
13 46 (6.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 46 (6.04%) Spring
14 43 (5.64%) JSON
15 41 (5.38%) Ajax
16 38 (4.99%) Hibernate
16 38 (4.99%) REST
17 34 (4.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (13.39%) Computer Science
2 48 (6.30%) Algorithms
3 44 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 40 (5.25%) User Experience
5 36 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.02%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.36%) Data Structures
8 18 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
9 17 (2.23%) Fintech
10 14 (1.84%) iPad
11 13 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.57%) Life Science
12 12 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (1.57%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.31%) 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 (10.63%) Linux
2 55 (7.22%) Windows
3 34 (4.46%) Apple iOS
4 32 (4.20%) Android
5 15 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.57%) 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 (0.52%) 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
1 453 (59.45%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (26.77%) Software Engineering
3 189 (24.80%) OO
4 158 (20.73%) TDD
5 134 (17.59%) Scrum
5 134 (17.59%) Software Testing
6 117 (15.35%) SDLC
7 104 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
8 101 (13.25%) Manual Testing
9 97 (12.73%) BDD
10 96 (12.60%) Test Strategy
11 94 (12.34%) Regression Testing
12 89 (11.68%) Mathematics
13 87 (11.42%) MVC
14 82 (10.76%) SDET
15 73 (9.58%) Unit Testing
16 71 (9.32%) Test Scripting
17 64 (8.40%) DevOps
18 55 (7.22%) Analytics
18 55 (7.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 276 (36.22%) C#
2 245 (32.15%) Java
3 206 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 206 (27.03%) SQL
4 148 (19.42%) Python
5 85 (11.15%) C++
6 55 (7.22%) C
7 37 (4.86%) VB
8 32 (4.20%) Ruby
9 31 (4.07%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.54%) Bash Shell
11 26 (3.41%) F#
12 20 (2.62%) VB6
13 18 (2.36%) Perl
13 18 (2.36%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.97%) Embedded C
15 13 (1.71%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.31%) Assembly Language
17 8 (1.05%) ES6
18 7 (0.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 162 (21.26%) Degree
2 44 (5.77%) ISEB
3 39 (5.12%) ISTQB
4 38 (4.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.44%) 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
1 216 (28.35%) 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 (3.02%) Docker
2 10 (1.31%) Firmware
2 10 (1.31%) 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 (0.52%) vCloud
5 1 (0.13%) GFS2
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
1 20 (2.62%) Puppet
2 10 (1.31%) 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 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 79 (10.37%) Oracle
3 31 (4.07%) Google
4 21 (2.76%) Xamarin
5 13 (1.71%) HP
5 13 (1.71%) Samsung
5 13 (1.71%) Terracotta
6 12 (1.57%) VMware
7 11 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.31%) 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
11 5 (0.66%) Tableau
12 4 (0.52%) Perforce
12 4 (0.52%) SAP
13 3 (0.39%) IBM
13 3 (0.39%) Symantec