Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 42 41
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 685 747 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.43% 6.37% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 7.09% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 547 636 622
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +8.43%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £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 9,525 10,543 11,842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.47% 89.95% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7,115 8,593 9,803
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +6 384 £47,500 -5.00% 90
Hertfordshire -2 157 £55,000 +15.79% 23
Suffolk +6 62 £47,500 +26.67% 4
Essex +14 51 £44,000 -17.71% 19
Norfolk +23 18 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Bedfordshire +3 15 £60,000 +87.50% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 453 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (38.54%) C#
3 225 (32.85%) Selenium
4 209 (30.51%) QA
5 193 (28.18%) Java
6 190 (27.74%) Python
7 182 (26.57%) SQL
8 145 (21.17%) Scrum
9 141 (20.58%) JavaScript
10 135 (19.71%) Software Engineering
11 133 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (18.98%) .NET
13 124 (18.10%) TDD
13 124 (18.10%) Degree
14 118 (17.23%) JIRA
15 115 (16.79%) Linux
16 113 (16.50%) BDD
17 103 (15.04%) Manual Testing
18 99 (14.45%) Software Testing
19 98 (14.31%) C++
19 98 (14.31%) Jenkins
20 95 (13.87%) Finance
21 94 (13.72%) Microsoft
22 92 (13.43%) OO
22 92 (13.43%) SDLC
23 86 (12.55%) Git (software)
24 84 (12.26%) Computer Science
25 80 (11.68%) SQL Server
26 79 (11.53%) Cucumber
27 74 (10.80%) Problem-Solving

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 17 (2.48%) Confluence
2 13 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.88%) Apache
7 6 (0.88%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.88%) CMS
8 5 (0.73%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.58%) IIS
10 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.44%) JBoss
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.15%) nginx
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.44%) Simulink
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Odoo
2 3 (0.44%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.29%) Postilion
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.96%) GitHub
4 18 (2.63%) Serverless
5 16 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (1.17%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.17%) SaaS
9 4 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.58%) Google Play
9 4 (0.58%) PaaS
10 3 (0.44%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.29%) Slack
12 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.15%) Office 365
12 1 (0.15%) Route 53
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.36%) Wireless
2 17 (2.48%) HTTP
3 16 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.90%) Firewall
5 11 (1.61%) Broadband
6 10 (1.46%) SSL
7 9 (1.31%) DNS
8 8 (1.17%) Internet
9 6 (0.88%) 802.11
10 5 (0.73%) ATM
10 5 (0.73%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.58%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.58%) SMS
11 4 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.44%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.44%) Network Security
13 2 (0.29%) BGP
13 2 (0.29%) OSPF
14 1 (0.15%) NAS
14 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.67%) Big Data
3 28 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (3.94%) MySQL
4 27 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.07%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.61%) Redis
10 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.88%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.73%) Data Lake
15 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 225 (32.85%) Selenium
2 118 (17.23%) JIRA
3 98 (14.31%) Jenkins
4 86 (12.55%) Git (software)
5 79 (11.53%) Cucumber
6 55 (8.03%) Visual Studio
7 51 (7.45%) SpecFlow
7 51 (7.45%) WebDriver
8 48 (7.01%) NUnit
9 46 (6.72%) Maven
10 37 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 34 (4.96%) TeamCity
12 31 (4.53%) Subversion
13 26 (3.80%) JUnit
14 25 (3.65%) SoapUI
15 23 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (3.21%) MSTest
17 18 (2.63%) JMeter
18 17 (2.48%) Appium
18 17 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (13.87%) Finance
2 30 (4.38%) Retail
3 15 (2.19%) Electronics
4 14 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.75%) Games
6 10 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.17%) Banking
8 7 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.73%) Marketing
10 4 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.44%) Military
12 2 (0.29%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 179 (26.13%) Test Engineer
2 144 (21.02%) Developer
3 94 (13.72%) Software Engineer
4 79 (11.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 78 (11.39%) Tester
6 75 (10.95%) Analyst
7 63 (9.20%) QA Engineer
8 58 (8.47%) Test Automation Engineer
9 53 (7.74%) Test Analyst
10 45 (6.57%) Automation Tester
11 38 (5.55%) C# Developer
12 36 (5.26%) .NET Developer
13 31 (4.53%) Software Developer
14 30 (4.38%) Java Engineer
14 30 (4.38%) Senior Developer
15 29 (4.23%) QA Test Engineer
15 29 (4.23%) Test Leader
16 28 (4.09%) Automation Test Analyst
16 28 (4.09%) Development Engineer
16 28 (4.09%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (18.98%) .NET
2 62 (9.05%) HTML
3 59 (8.61%) CSS
3 59 (8.61%) Web Services
4 53 (7.74%) AngularJS
4 53 (7.74%) XML
5 49 (7.15%) Gherkin
6 39 (5.69%) Node.js
7 38 (5.55%) ASP.NET
7 38 (5.55%) jQuery
7 38 (5.55%) WPF
8 37 (5.40%) REST
9 36 (5.26%) RESTful
10 32 (4.67%) .NET Framework
10 32 (4.67%) Spring
11 28 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (4.09%) WCF
12 26 (3.80%) SOAP
13 25 (3.65%) HTML5
14 23 (3.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 52 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.69%) Algorithms
4 31 (4.53%) User Experience
5 22 (3.21%) Reinsurance
6 21 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 21 (3.07%) Reference Data
7 15 (2.19%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.04%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.90%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.17%) Fintech
12 8 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.17%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.02%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.02%) Life Science
13 7 (1.02%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (16.79%) Linux
2 69 (10.07%) Windows
3 52 (7.59%) Android
4 37 (5.40%) Apple iOS
5 26 (3.80%) Unix
6 14 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.90%) CentOS
8 11 (1.61%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.46%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.88%) Fedora
11 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.58%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (21.17%) Scrum
3 135 (19.71%) Software Engineering
4 133 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
5 124 (18.10%) TDD
6 113 (16.50%) BDD
7 103 (15.04%) Manual Testing
8 99 (14.45%) Software Testing
9 92 (13.43%) OO
9 92 (13.43%) SDLC
10 74 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
11 73 (10.66%) Regression Testing
12 72 (10.51%) Mentoring
12 72 (10.51%) Test Strategy
13 65 (9.49%) Mathematics
14 63 (9.20%) Acceptance Criteria
15 62 (9.05%) DevOps
15 62 (9.05%) Test Scripting
16 57 (8.32%) Continuous Improvement
17 56 (8.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 264 (38.54%) C#
2 193 (28.18%) Java
3 190 (27.74%) Python
4 182 (26.57%) SQL
5 141 (20.58%) JavaScript
6 98 (14.31%) C++
7 59 (8.61%) C
8 50 (7.30%) Bash Shell
9 34 (4.96%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.80%) T-SQL
11 24 (3.50%) VB.NET
12 22 (3.21%) Ruby
13 21 (3.07%) PL/SQL
14 20 (2.92%) VB
15 17 (2.48%) PHP
16 11 (1.61%) Perl
17 9 (1.31%) Objective-C
17 9 (1.31%) Scala
18 7 (1.02%) Go
19 6 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 124 (18.10%) Degree
2 56 (8.18%) ISTQB
3 51 (7.45%) Security Cleared
4 46 (6.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (6.57%) ISEB
6 28 (4.09%) DV Cleared
7 23 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 18 (2.63%) CCNA
8 18 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.61%) CISSP
9 11 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
9 11 (1.61%) GIAC
9 11 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (1.61%) Linux+ Certification
9 11 (1.61%) MCSE
9 11 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
9 11 (1.61%) SANS
9 11 (1.61%) SSCP
10 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (30.51%) QA
2 25 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.88%) PSD2
4 4 (0.58%) SLA
5 2 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 31 (4.53%) Docker
2 15 (2.19%) Firmware
2 15 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.75%) vSphere
4 9 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (1.02%) VirtualBox
5 7 (1.02%) Xen
6 6 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.73%) NFS
7 5 (0.73%) Samba
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.44%) HDFS
9 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (4.23%) Puppet
2 26 (3.80%) Ansible
3 14 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.90%) HP ALM
5 12 (1.75%) vCenter Server
6 11 (1.61%) Grafana
6 11 (1.61%) Graphite
7 8 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.02%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.88%) Nagios
9 6 (0.88%) OpenNMS
9 6 (0.88%) Salt
9 6 (0.88%) vRealize
9 6 (0.88%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.58%) Terraform
11 3 (0.44%) Oozie
Vendors
1 94 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.59%) Oracle
3 33 (4.82%) WorldPay
4 15 (2.19%) VMware
5 14 (2.04%) HP
6 13 (1.90%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.75%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.46%) BT
8 10 (1.46%) Cognizant
9 9 (1.31%) Cisco
9 9 (1.31%) Talend
10 8 (1.17%) Google
11 7 (1.02%) Citrix
12 6 (0.88%) BMC
12 6 (0.88%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.88%) F5
12 6 (0.88%) Hortonworks
12 6 (0.88%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.88%) Splunk
12 6 (0.88%) Xamarin