Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 40 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 715 777 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.23% 6.44% 5.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.00% 7.09% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 572 631 671
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 £32,625 £32,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 8,941 10,964 11,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.40% 90.91% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6,649 8,890 9,620
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,800
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +8 368 £50,000 +5.26% 70
Hertfordshire +7 185 £55,000 +15.79% 14
Suffolk +28 65 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Essex +14 57 £45,000 -18.92% 19
Bedfordshire +6 26 £51,500 +28.75% 6
Norfolk +15 14 £42,500 +18.88% 4
East Anglia +1 1 - - 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 512 (71.61%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (34.13%) C#
3 227 (31.75%) Java
4 192 (26.85%) Selenium
5 190 (26.57%) Python
6 189 (26.43%) SQL
7 184 (25.73%) QA
8 177 (24.76%) Scrum
9 149 (20.84%) JavaScript
10 142 (19.86%) Software Engineering
11 135 (18.88%) TDD
12 133 (18.60%) JIRA
13 130 (18.18%) BDD
14 127 (17.76%) Linux
15 122 (17.06%) .NET
16 115 (16.08%) Finance
17 111 (15.52%) Microsoft
18 108 (15.10%) Manual Testing
19 105 (14.69%) Degree
20 103 (14.41%) Jenkins
21 99 (13.85%) Software Testing
22 98 (13.71%) SQL Server
22 98 (13.71%) OO
23 94 (13.15%) C++
23 94 (13.15%) Git (software)
24 93 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
25 92 (12.87%) SDLC
26 84 (11.75%) Computer Science
27 82 (11.47%) HTML
28 80 (11.19%) Mentoring

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 31 (4.34%) Confluence
2 22 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.54%) CMS
5 10 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.26%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.26%) WildFly
7 8 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.84%) IIS
9 5 (0.70%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.56%) Apache
11 3 (0.42%) Jetty
11 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.28%) WordPress
13 1 (0.14%) Drupal
13 1 (0.14%) JBoss
13 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.42%) Simulink
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Odoo
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.42%) HFM
3 3 (0.42%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.42%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.28%) Endur
4 2 (0.28%) Postilion
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.92%) GitHub
4 19 (2.66%) Serverless
5 17 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.68%) SaaS
8 9 (1.26%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.56%) PaaS
11 3 (0.42%) Google Play
11 3 (0.42%) npm
11 3 (0.42%) Office 365
12 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.28%) Slack
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.68%) HTTP
1 12 (1.68%) TCP/IP
1 12 (1.68%) Wireless
2 9 (1.26%) Broadband
2 9 (1.26%) Firewall
2 9 (1.26%) SSL
3 6 (0.84%) 802.11
3 6 (0.84%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.84%) Internet
4 5 (0.70%) ATM
4 5 (0.70%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.42%) NAS
6 3 (0.42%) SAN
6 3 (0.42%) VLAN
7 2 (0.28%) BGP
7 2 (0.28%) Intranet
7 2 (0.28%) Network Security
7 2 (0.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (3.50%) Big Data
4 25 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.36%) MySQL
5 24 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.38%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.68%) Redis
11 10 (1.40%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.98%) Couchbase
13 7 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.70%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.70%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 192 (26.85%) Selenium
2 133 (18.60%) JIRA
3 103 (14.41%) Jenkins
4 94 (13.15%) Git (software)
5 65 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 64 (8.95%) Visual Studio
7 54 (7.55%) Maven
8 46 (6.43%) WebDriver
9 45 (6.29%) NUnit
10 39 (5.45%) SpecFlow
10 39 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (5.03%) Subversion
12 31 (4.34%) JUnit
13 25 (3.50%) TeamCity
14 23 (3.22%) Appium
15 22 (3.08%) HP UFT
15 22 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
16 21 (2.94%) JBehave
16 21 (2.94%) MSTest
16 21 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 115 (16.08%) Finance
2 29 (4.06%) Banking
3 26 (3.64%) Retail
4 21 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.96%) Electronics
7 13 (1.82%) Marketing
8 8 (1.12%) Games
9 6 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.56%) Military
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 180 (25.17%) Developer
2 167 (23.36%) Test Engineer
3 93 (13.01%) Software Engineer
4 88 (12.31%) Tester
5 86 (12.03%) Analyst
6 83 (11.61%) Software Test Engineer
7 71 (9.93%) Test Analyst
8 68 (9.51%) QA Engineer
9 52 (7.27%) Test Automation Engineer
10 49 (6.85%) Automation Tester
11 40 (5.59%) Automation Test Analyst
12 39 (5.45%) Java Engineer
13 34 (4.76%) C# Developer
14 33 (4.62%) .NET Developer
15 30 (4.20%) Python Engineer
16 29 (4.06%) Senior Test Engineer
17 28 (3.92%) Data Migration Developer
17 28 (3.92%) Development Engineer
18 26 (3.64%) Java Developer
18 26 (3.64%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (17.06%) .NET
2 82 (11.47%) HTML
3 74 (10.35%) CSS
4 54 (7.55%) AngularJS
5 53 (7.41%) Spring
5 53 (7.41%) Web Services
5 53 (7.41%) XML
6 44 (6.15%) ASP.NET
7 43 (6.01%) jQuery
8 41 (5.73%) Gherkin
8 41 (5.73%) WPF
9 38 (5.31%) HTML5
9 38 (5.31%) REST
10 37 (5.17%) Node.js
11 29 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (4.06%) JSON
12 28 (3.92%) CSS3
12 28 (3.92%) WCF
13 27 (3.78%) RabbitMQ
14 26 (3.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.31%) Algorithms
3 35 (4.90%) User Experience
4 28 (3.92%) Reference Data
5 23 (3.22%) Reinsurance
6 22 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 18 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.24%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.82%) Fintech
10 13 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.98%) Blog
12 7 (0.98%) Device Driver
12 7 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.84%) iPhone
13 6 (0.84%) Life Science
13 6 (0.84%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.70%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (17.76%) Linux
2 58 (8.11%) Windows
3 55 (7.69%) Android
4 38 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.80%) Unix
6 16 (2.24%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.54%) CentOS
9 9 (1.26%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (0.98%) Fedora
11 5 (0.70%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.56%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (71.61%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (24.76%) Scrum
3 142 (19.86%) Software Engineering
4 135 (18.88%) TDD
5 130 (18.18%) BDD
6 108 (15.10%) Manual Testing
7 99 (13.85%) Software Testing
8 98 (13.71%) OO
9 93 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (12.87%) SDLC
11 84 (11.75%) Computer Science
12 80 (11.19%) Mentoring
13 78 (10.91%) Regression Testing
14 75 (10.49%) Test Strategy
15 73 (10.21%) Test Scripting
16 69 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 66 (9.23%) Mathematics
18 63 (8.81%) Unit Testing
19 60 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
20 59 (8.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 244 (34.13%) C#
2 227 (31.75%) Java
3 190 (26.57%) Python
4 189 (26.43%) SQL
5 149 (20.84%) JavaScript
6 94 (13.15%) C++
7 59 (8.25%) C
8 38 (5.31%) Bash Shell
9 37 (5.17%) T-SQL
10 32 (4.48%) PowerShell
11 28 (3.92%) PL/SQL
11 28 (3.92%) Ruby
12 27 (3.78%) VB
13 26 (3.64%) PHP
14 19 (2.66%) VB.NET
15 16 (2.24%) Scala
16 14 (1.96%) VBScript
17 10 (1.40%) Perl
18 8 (1.12%) Objective-C
19 7 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (14.69%) Degree
2 79 (11.05%) ISTQB
3 60 (8.39%) Security Cleared
4 57 (7.97%) ISEB
5 46 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 36 (5.03%) SC Cleared
7 24 (3.36%) DV Cleared
8 23 (3.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (1.82%) CCNA
9 13 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.26%) CISSP
10 9 (1.26%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (1.26%) GIAC
10 9 (1.26%) Linux+ Certification
10 9 (1.26%) MCSE
10 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (1.26%) SANS
10 9 (1.26%) SSCP
11 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (25.73%) QA
2 28 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 27 (3.78%) PSD2
4 6 (0.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (7.27%) Docker
2 15 (2.10%) Firmware
3 13 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.12%) VirtualBox
4 8 (1.12%) Xen
5 7 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.70%) vSphere
7 4 (0.56%) NFS
7 4 (0.56%) Samba
8 3 (0.42%) XenApp
8 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.14%) HDFS
10 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (3.78%) Puppet
2 25 (3.50%) HP ALM
3 21 (2.94%) Ansible
4 16 (2.24%) Kubernetes
5 15 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (1.54%) Grafana
7 11 (1.54%) Graphite
7 11 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.12%) Kibana
8 8 (1.12%) logstash
9 7 (0.98%) Nagios
9 7 (0.98%) OpenNMS
9 7 (0.98%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.98%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.70%) Salt
11 3 (0.42%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 111 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.49%) Oracle
3 53 (7.41%) WorldPay
4 27 (3.78%) HP
5 19 (2.66%) SAP
6 16 (2.24%) Talend
7 15 (2.10%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.82%) VMware
9 12 (1.68%) Cognizant
10 11 (1.54%) IBM
10 11 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.40%) Google
12 8 (1.12%) BT
13 7 (0.98%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.98%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.98%) Hortonworks
13 7 (0.98%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.84%) Cisco
14 6 (0.84%) EMC
15 5 (0.70%) Workday