Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 36 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 603 876 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.19% 6.79% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 7.44% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 425 604 723
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 7,485 11,781 11,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.22% 91.25% 90.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,625 9,160 8,949
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,525
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +4 316 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Hertfordshire +3 162 £52,250 -0.48% 16
Bedfordshire +23 45 £60,000 +50.00% 7
Essex -1 39 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Suffolk +22 32 £40,000 -
Norfolk +11 8 £45,000 +28.57% 6
East Anglia - 1 - - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 458 (75.95%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (36.82%) Java
3 179 (29.68%) SQL
4 178 (29.52%) Scrum
5 174 (28.86%) C#
6 173 (28.69%) QA
7 157 (26.04%) Selenium
8 148 (24.54%) BDD
9 146 (24.21%) JavaScript
10 136 (22.55%) TDD
11 121 (20.07%) Software Engineering
11 121 (20.07%) JIRA
12 118 (19.57%) Python
13 101 (16.75%) Linux
14 95 (15.75%) Finance
14 95 (15.75%) WorldPay
15 93 (15.42%) .NET
15 93 (15.42%) Git (software)
16 89 (14.76%) Cucumber
17 85 (14.10%) SQL Server
18 84 (13.93%) Software Testing
19 83 (13.76%) Jenkins
20 81 (13.43%) Degree
21 80 (13.27%) SDLC
22 79 (13.10%) Microsoft
23 77 (12.77%) CSS
24 76 (12.60%) Oracle
24 76 (12.60%) HTML
25 75 (12.44%) Manual Testing
26 74 (12.27%) Kanban

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 38 (6.30%) Confluence
2 16 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.99%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.33%) WildFly
6 7 (1.16%) CMS
7 6 (1.00%) NServiceBus
7 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.83%) IIS
9 4 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.66%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.66%) CloudStack
9 4 (0.66%) CoreMedia CMS
9 4 (0.66%) nginx
9 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.50%) Jetty
10 3 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.49%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.66%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.00%) Odoo
3 5 (0.83%) Magento
4 4 (0.66%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.66%) HFM
4 4 (0.66%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.66%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.17%) Endur
5 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 72 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.32%) SaaS
4 13 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.99%) GitHub
6 11 (1.82%) PaaS
6 11 (1.82%) Serverless
7 10 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.49%) BrowserStack
9 7 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.83%) Heroku
12 4 (0.66%) Algolia
12 4 (0.66%) DigitalOcean
12 4 (0.66%) IaaS
12 4 (0.66%) npm
12 4 (0.66%) Office 365
12 4 (0.66%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.32%) Internet
2 10 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.49%) Wireless
4 7 (1.16%) Firewall
5 6 (1.00%) TETRA
6 4 (0.66%) VoIP
6 4 (0.66%) VPN
7 3 (0.50%) HTTP
7 3 (0.50%) NAS
7 3 (0.50%) SAN
7 3 (0.50%) SMS
7 3 (0.50%) VLAN
8 2 (0.33%) SSL
8 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.17%) DNS
9 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.17%) Intranet
9 1 (0.17%) LAN
9 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (4.48%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
6 22 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.32%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.16%) Couchbase
9 13 (2.16%) MySQL
10 10 (1.66%) Big Data
11 9 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.33%) Redis
15 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 157 (26.04%) Selenium
2 121 (20.07%) JIRA
3 93 (15.42%) Git (software)
4 89 (14.76%) Cucumber
5 83 (13.76%) Jenkins
6 54 (8.96%) Visual Studio
6 54 (8.96%) WebDriver
7 44 (7.30%) Maven
8 39 (6.47%) Appium
9 35 (5.80%) JBehave
9 35 (5.80%) JUnit
10 33 (5.47%) NUnit
11 32 (5.31%) TeamCity
12 26 (4.31%) SoapUI
13 21 (3.48%) Subversion
14 18 (2.99%) eggPlant
14 18 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
14 18 (2.99%) Zephyr
15 17 (2.82%) HP UFT
15 17 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (15.75%) Finance
2 45 (7.46%) Retail
3 39 (6.47%) Banking
4 33 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.48%) Electronics
6 21 (3.48%) Marketing
7 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.50%) Military
9 2 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 175 (29.02%) Developer
2 112 (18.57%) Test Engineer
3 96 (15.92%) Tester
4 83 (13.76%) Analyst
5 67 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 54 (8.96%) QA Engineer
7 50 (8.29%) Software Test Engineer
8 47 (7.79%) Test Automation Engineer
9 46 (7.63%) Software Engineer
10 44 (7.30%) Automation Tester
11 40 (6.63%) Automation Test Analyst
12 39 (6.47%) QA Tester
13 37 (6.14%) Java Developer
14 35 (5.80%) Java Engineer
15 32 (5.31%) .NET Developer
15 32 (5.31%) C# Developer
15 32 (5.31%) Python Engineer
16 30 (4.98%) Software Developer
17 28 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
17 28 (4.64%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (15.42%) .NET
2 77 (12.77%) CSS
3 76 (12.60%) HTML
4 59 (9.78%) AngularJS
4 59 (9.78%) Spring
5 56 (9.29%) ASP.NET
6 48 (7.96%) React
7 44 (7.30%) Gherkin
7 44 (7.30%) HTML5
8 41 (6.80%) REST
9 39 (6.47%) CSS3
10 37 (6.14%) Web Services
11 34 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (5.31%) Spring Boot
13 31 (5.14%) WCF
14 30 (4.98%) jQuery
14 30 (4.98%) XML
15 28 (4.64%) SOAP
16 26 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (4.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.47%) User Experience
2 38 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.48%) Algorithms
4 25 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.32%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.99%) Reference Data
7 16 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.16%) Blog
10 12 (1.99%) Fintech
11 10 (1.66%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.49%) Animation
12 9 (1.49%) Internet of Things
12 9 (1.49%) Photography
12 9 (1.49%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.33%) Renewable Energy
13 8 (1.33%) Virtual Team
14 6 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.66%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (16.75%) Linux
2 39 (6.47%) Windows
3 36 (5.97%) Android
4 25 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.49%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.82%) Unix
7 9 (1.49%) CentOS
7 9 (1.49%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Fedora
11 1 (0.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (75.95%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (29.52%) Scrum
3 148 (24.54%) BDD
4 136 (22.55%) TDD
5 121 (20.07%) Software Engineering
6 84 (13.93%) Software Testing
7 80 (13.27%) SDLC
8 75 (12.44%) Manual Testing
9 74 (12.27%) Kanban
10 72 (11.94%) OO
11 67 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
13 63 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (10.45%) DevOps
13 63 (10.45%) User Stories
14 62 (10.28%) Computer Science
15 61 (10.12%) Test Scripting
16 57 (9.45%) Mentoring
17 56 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (8.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 222 (36.82%) Java
2 179 (29.68%) SQL
3 174 (28.86%) C#
4 146 (24.21%) JavaScript
5 118 (19.57%) Python
6 46 (7.63%) C++
7 41 (6.80%) T-SQL
8 32 (5.31%) Ruby
9 22 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 22 (3.65%) PHP
9 22 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.32%) PL/SQL
11 18 (2.99%) Perl
12 17 (2.82%) ES6
13 15 (2.49%) C
14 11 (1.82%) VB
15 10 (1.66%) VBScript
16 8 (1.33%) Delphi
16 8 (1.33%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (13.43%) Degree
2 56 (9.29%) ISEB
2 56 (9.29%) ISTQB
3 44 (7.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (4.81%) Security Cleared
5 26 (4.31%) SC Cleared
6 25 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) HND
9 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.17%) GPEN
10 1 (0.17%) GXPN
10 1 (0.17%) OSCE
10 1 (0.17%) OSCP
10 1 (0.17%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (28.69%) QA
2 39 (6.47%) PSD2
3 18 (2.99%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.00%) SLA
5 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 53 (8.79%) Docker
2 11 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.66%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.50%) Firmware
6 3 (0.50%) XenApp
6 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.33%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (4.31%) HP ALM
1 26 (4.31%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.32%) Ansible
3 11 (1.82%) Puppet
4 10 (1.66%) Docker Swarm
4 10 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.33%) Kibana
5 8 (1.33%) logstash
6 7 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.00%) Terraform
8 4 (0.66%) Packer
9 3 (0.50%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.17%) Nagios
10 1 (0.17%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 95 (15.75%) WorldPay
2 79 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 76 (12.60%) Oracle
4 29 (4.81%) SAP
5 27 (4.48%) HP
6 18 (2.99%) Talend
7 17 (2.82%) IBM
8 15 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.66%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.66%) Google
9 10 (1.66%) Workday
10 8 (1.33%) VMware
11 7 (1.16%) Adobe
11 7 (1.16%) PureLoad
11 7 (1.16%) Sencha
12 6 (1.00%) Sage
13 5 (0.83%) AppDynamics
14 4 (0.66%) Citrix
14 4 (0.66%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.66%) Rackspace