Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 55 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 188 150 511
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.96% 4.67% 6.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 5.17% 7.71%
Number of salaries quoted 135 118 339
10th Percentile £39,850 £30,875 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,125 £38,750 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £48,750 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -6.25% +15.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £59,688 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £65,000 £71,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4,315 2,899 6,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.84% 90.23% 89.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,504 2,226 5,105
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £73,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -14 76 £60,000 +26.32% 56
Hertfordshire +3 59 £62,500 +19.05% 12
Essex +8 23 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Bedfordshire -8 16 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Suffolk -3 7 £58,750 +30.56% 8
Norfolk -16 7 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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.

1 117 (62.23%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (39.36%) Java
2 74 (39.36%) DevOps
3 70 (37.23%) Python
4 69 (36.70%) Selenium
5 63 (33.51%) JIRA
6 56 (29.79%) Software Testing
6 56 (29.79%) AWS
7 45 (23.94%) C#
7 45 (23.94%) Docker
8 43 (22.87%) Azure
9 39 (20.74%) JavaScript
9 39 (20.74%) Social Skills
10 36 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (19.15%) QA
11 35 (18.62%) SQL
11 35 (18.62%) Scrum
12 33 (17.55%) BDD
12 33 (17.55%) Jenkins
13 32 (17.02%) Kubernetes
13 32 (17.02%) Software Engineering
13 32 (17.02%) TDD
14 30 (15.96%) Cucumber
15 29 (15.43%) SDLC
15 29 (15.43%) Microservices
16 28 (14.89%) Web Services
17 27 (14.36%) React
18 25 (13.30%) Degree
18 25 (13.30%) Confluence
18 25 (13.30%) Git (software)

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 25 (13.30%) Confluence
2 10 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.13%) nginx
4 3 (1.60%) WordPress
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.26%) NetSuite
2 6 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 56 (29.79%) AWS
2 43 (22.87%) Azure
3 20 (10.64%) SaaS
4 14 (7.45%) GitHub
5 12 (6.38%) GCP
6 6 (3.19%) Boomi
6 6 (3.19%) ServiceMax
7 5 (2.66%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.60%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.60%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.53%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (0.53%) Azure Pipelines
11 1 (0.53%) Datadog
11 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.79%) Broadband
2 8 (4.26%) HTTP
3 6 (3.19%) PBX
3 6 (3.19%) PSTN
3 6 (3.19%) TETRA
4 5 (2.66%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.77%) MySQL
2 22 (11.70%) Relational Database
3 16 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.32%) Couchbase
5 6 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.06%) GIS
7 2 (1.06%) HBase
7 2 (1.06%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.06%) Power BI
7 2 (1.06%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.06%) Tableau
8 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 69 (36.70%) Selenium
2 63 (33.51%) JIRA
3 33 (17.55%) Jenkins
4 30 (15.96%) Cucumber
5 25 (13.30%) Git (software)
6 23 (12.23%) WebDriver
7 18 (9.57%) SpecFlow
7 18 (9.57%) TeamCity
8 16 (8.51%) GitLab
9 15 (7.98%) Maven
10 12 (6.38%) Bitbucket
10 12 (6.38%) Postman
11 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio
12 7 (3.72%) JMeter
12 7 (3.72%) TestRail
13 6 (3.19%) ReSharper
13 6 (3.19%) TestNG
14 5 (2.66%) Cypress.io
14 5 (2.66%) Spock
15 4 (2.13%) Zephyr
General
1 39 (20.74%) Social Skills
2 15 (7.98%) Electronics
2 15 (7.98%) Finance
3 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.32%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (4.79%) Public Sector
5 9 (4.79%) Retail
6 6 (3.19%) Automotive
7 5 (2.66%) Games
7 5 (2.66%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.13%) Law
8 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.06%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 40 (21.28%) Test Engineer
2 35 (18.62%) Developer
3 21 (11.17%) Test Automation Engineer
4 17 (9.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) Python Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) QA Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.38%) Architect
6 12 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
6 12 (6.38%) Tester
7 11 (5.85%) Software Test Engineer
8 10 (5.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (4.79%) Analyst
9 9 (4.79%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (4.79%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.79%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.26%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (4.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.89%) Web Services
2 27 (14.36%) React
3 24 (12.77%) RESTful
4 22 (11.70%) .NET
4 22 (11.70%) CSS
5 18 (9.57%) HTML
5 18 (9.57%) Node.js
5 18 (9.57%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (9.04%) Spring
7 15 (7.98%) Kafka
8 13 (6.91%) REST
9 12 (6.38%) Django
9 12 (6.38%) HTML5
9 12 (6.38%) SOAP
9 12 (6.38%) Spring Boot
10 11 (5.85%) Redux
11 10 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (5.32%) RxJava
11 10 (5.32%) Vert.x
12 8 (4.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.32%) Data Structures
2 8 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.26%) User Experience
3 7 (3.72%) Life Science
3 7 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.72%) Social Media
4 6 (3.19%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.66%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.66%) CMDB
5 5 (2.66%) Legacy Systems
6 4 (2.13%) NHS
7 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.06%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.53%) Analogue Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.57%) Linux
2 12 (6.38%) Windows
3 10 (5.32%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.72%) Android
5 6 (3.19%) Unix
6 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.06%) Debian
7 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (62.23%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (39.36%) DevOps
3 56 (29.79%) Software Testing
4 36 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (18.62%) Scrum
6 33 (17.55%) BDD
7 32 (17.02%) Software Engineering
7 32 (17.02%) TDD
8 29 (15.43%) Microservices
8 29 (15.43%) SDLC
9 22 (11.70%) Manual Testing
10 21 (11.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (11.17%) Kanban
10 21 (11.17%) Test Strategy
11 20 (10.64%) Performance Testing
12 18 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.98%) OO
13 15 (7.98%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 74 (39.36%) Java
2 70 (37.23%) Python
3 45 (23.94%) C#
4 39 (20.74%) JavaScript
5 35 (18.62%) SQL
6 15 (7.98%) C
7 13 (6.91%) C++
8 11 (5.85%) Groovy
9 9 (4.79%) Java 8
10 8 (4.26%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.72%) Perl
11 7 (3.72%) PHP
11 7 (3.72%) Ruby
11 7 (3.72%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.66%) VBA
13 4 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.13%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.60%) ES6
15 2 (1.06%) Go
16 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (13.30%) Degree
2 22 (11.70%) Security Cleared
3 19 (10.11%) ISTQB
4 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (19.15%) QA
2 6 (3.19%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.53%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.53%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA C
System Software
1 45 (23.94%) Docker
2 8 (4.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (17.02%) Kubernetes
2 24 (12.77%) Ansible
3 10 (5.32%) Terraform
4 9 (4.79%) Puppet
5 8 (4.26%) Kibana
5 8 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.72%) Prometheus
7 4 (2.13%) Grafana
8 2 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.06%) Graylog
8 2 (1.06%) Rancher
9 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.53%) Icinga
9 1 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (11.17%) Oracle
2 11 (5.85%) IBM
2 11 (5.85%) ServiceNow
3 10 (5.32%) Splunk
4 8 (4.26%) AppDynamics
4 8 (4.26%) JD Edwards
4 8 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.72%) ANSYS
5 7 (3.72%) Facebook
5 7 (3.72%) Instagram
6 6 (3.19%) Bloomberg
6 6 (3.19%) Dell
6 6 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.66%) EMC
8 4 (2.13%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.06%) Alibaba
9 2 (1.06%) Google
9 2 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.06%) Talend
9 2 (1.06%) WooCommerce