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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 8 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 50 68 56
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 -26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 366 166 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.18% 3.43% 4.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.52% 3.77% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 150 117 103
10th Percentile £32,500 £40,000 £30,250
25th Percentile £40,689 £48,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,450 £60,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.25% +26.32% -8.65%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £64,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 6,628 4,409 2,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 93.79% 91.02% 90.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,780 2,518 2,023
10th Percentile £29,178 £28,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +14 146 £54,000 -10.00% 54
Hertfordshire +20 116 £52,500 -16.00% 33
Essex +6 75 £47,500 -26.92% 3
Norfolk +5 13 £35,000 -30.00%
Suffolk -8 13 £48,200 +7.11% 2
Bedfordshire -29 5 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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.

1 193 (52.73%) Agile
2 171 (46.72%) Degree
3 152 (41.53%) Software Testing
4 137 (37.43%) Finance
5 136 (37.16%) Social Skills
6 127 (34.70%) AWS
7 119 (32.51%) QA
8 115 (31.42%) TDD
9 108 (29.51%) SQL
10 101 (27.60%) BDD
11 99 (27.05%) Git (software)
12 98 (26.78%) Mentoring
13 97 (26.50%) Python
14 96 (26.23%) Microservices
14 96 (26.23%) DevOps
15 93 (25.41%) Selenium
15 93 (25.41%) JIRA
16 90 (24.59%) Java
17 83 (22.68%) Scrum
18 82 (22.40%) Azure
19 80 (21.86%) CI/CD
20 79 (21.58%) JavaScript
20 79 (21.58%) C#
21 78 (21.31%) Computer Science
22 77 (21.04%) User Stories
23 75 (20.49%) Coaching
24 73 (19.95%) Software Engineering
24 73 (19.95%) FIS
25 71 (19.40%) Test Strategy
26 69 (18.85%) OpenShift

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 (10.11%) Confluence
2 31 (8.47%) Apache Spark
3 19 (5.19%) Apache
4 18 (4.92%) IBM Domino
5 16 (4.37%) CMS
6 9 (2.46%) Headless CMS
6 9 (2.46%) nginx
6 9 (2.46%) WordPress
7 7 (1.91%) Kentico
7 7 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.64%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.37%) IIS
9 5 (1.37%) JBoss
9 5 (1.37%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.55%) Magento
2 2 (0.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 127 (34.70%) AWS
2 82 (22.40%) Azure
3 69 (18.85%) OpenShift
4 44 (12.02%) Serverless
5 33 (9.02%) Azure DevOps
6 29 (7.92%) GCP
7 21 (5.74%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (5.46%) GitHub
9 16 (4.37%) Cloud Functions
10 11 (3.01%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (2.46%) DigitalOcean
11 9 (2.46%) Heroku
11 9 (2.46%) prismic.io
12 7 (1.91%) AWS CodePipeline
12 7 (1.91%) Azure AKS
12 7 (1.91%) SaaS
13 6 (1.64%) BrowserStack
13 6 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
14 5 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.92%) Internet
2 23 (6.28%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (4.37%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.10%) Bluetooth
5 10 (2.73%) Wireshark
6 6 (1.64%) Firewall
7 4 (1.09%) Broadband
7 4 (1.09%) DNS
8 3 (0.82%) SMTP
9 2 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (6.56%) MySQL
4 19 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.01%) Flink
8 9 (2.46%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.46%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.09%) Text Mining
12 3 (0.82%) OLTP
13 2 (0.55%) Big Data
13 2 (0.55%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.55%) HDInsight
13 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.55%) Power BI
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 99 (27.05%) Git (software)
2 93 (25.41%) JIRA
2 93 (25.41%) Selenium
3 54 (14.75%) Jenkins
4 42 (11.48%) WebDriver
5 28 (7.65%) Cucumber
6 26 (7.10%) Postman
7 23 (6.28%) JUnit
8 21 (5.74%) Visual Studio
9 20 (5.46%) Subversion
10 17 (4.64%) JMeter
10 17 (4.64%) Maven
11 16 (4.37%) Cypress.io
12 15 (4.10%) ClearCase
12 15 (4.10%) CppUnit
12 15 (4.10%) Gradle
13 14 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (3.28%) SoapUI
14 12 (3.28%) TestRail
15 11 (3.01%) Ant
General
1 137 (37.43%) Finance
2 136 (37.16%) Social Skills
3 30 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 27 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (6.28%) Electronics
6 19 (5.19%) Automotive
7 17 (4.64%) Retail
8 13 (3.55%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (2.73%) Marketing
10 9 (2.46%) Billing
11 8 (2.19%) Games
12 7 (1.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 7 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (1.91%) Publishing
13 6 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (1.37%) Avionics
14 5 (1.37%) Tech for Good
14 5 (1.37%) Wearables
15 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (18.85%) Analyst
2 53 (14.48%) Developer
3 52 (14.21%) Software Engineer
4 40 (10.93%) QA Analyst
5 39 (10.66%) Quality Analyst
6 37 (10.11%) QA Engineer
7 35 (9.56%) Graduate
8 34 (9.29%) Tester
9 33 (9.02%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 27 (7.38%) Test Engineer
11 24 (6.56%) Test Analyst
12 23 (6.28%) Java Engineer
12 23 (6.28%) Quality Engineer
13 20 (5.46%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (5.19%) Automation Engineer
14 19 (5.19%) QA Automation Engineer
15 17 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
16 16 (4.37%) Automation Test Analyst
16 16 (4.37%) Automation Tester
17 15 (4.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (16.67%) .NET
2 35 (9.56%) CSS
3 33 (9.02%) Node.js
4 30 (8.20%) Kafka
4 30 (8.20%) React
5 28 (7.65%) .NET Core
5 28 (7.65%) AngularJS
6 23 (6.28%) HTML
7 21 (5.74%) RESTful
8 20 (5.46%) ASP.NET
9 19 (5.19%) Gherkin
10 18 (4.92%) REST
11 17 (4.64%) Nuxt
11 17 (4.64%) Vue.js
12 14 (3.83%) Web Services
13 13 (3.55%) Laravel
13 13 (3.55%) Symfony
14 12 (3.28%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.01%) JDBC
16 10 (2.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.75%) Public Cloud
2 52 (14.21%) Life Science
3 41 (11.20%) IoT
4 38 (10.38%) User Experience
5 28 (7.65%) FPGA
6 26 (7.10%) Cloud Native
7 23 (6.28%) Data Structures
7 23 (6.28%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (4.92%) Industry 4.0
9 15 (4.10%) Embedded Systems
10 14 (3.83%) Algorithms
10 14 (3.83%) Mobile App
11 12 (3.28%) Virtual Team
12 11 (3.01%) Management Information System
12 11 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.91%) Marketing Technology
15 5 (1.37%) VHDL
16 4 (1.09%) Device Driver
16 4 (1.09%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 69 (18.85%) Unix
2 66 (18.03%) Linux
3 32 (8.74%) Windows
4 11 (3.01%) Android
5 8 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.91%) VMS
7 5 (1.37%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.09%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (52.73%) Agile
2 152 (41.53%) Software Testing
3 115 (31.42%) TDD
4 101 (27.60%) BDD
5 98 (26.78%) Mentoring
6 96 (26.23%) DevOps
6 96 (26.23%) Microservices
7 83 (22.68%) Scrum
8 80 (21.86%) CI/CD
9 78 (21.31%) Computer Science
10 77 (21.04%) User Stories
11 75 (20.49%) Coaching
12 73 (19.95%) Software Engineering
13 71 (19.40%) Test Strategy
14 69 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
15 63 (17.21%) Functional Testing
16 55 (15.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 49 (13.39%) QA Automation
18 48 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (13.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 108 (29.51%) SQL
2 97 (26.50%) Python
3 90 (24.59%) Java
4 79 (21.58%) C#
4 79 (21.58%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.56%) PHP
5 24 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.56%) Shell Script
5 24 (6.56%) TypeScript
6 23 (6.28%) C++
6 23 (6.28%) Ruby
7 21 (5.74%) Perl
8 16 (4.37%) C
9 14 (3.83%) Bash
10 7 (1.91%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.37%) Delphi
11 5 (1.37%) VB
11 5 (1.37%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.37%) VB6
11 5 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 171 (46.72%) Degree
2 27 (7.38%) ISTQB
3 23 (6.28%) Postgraduate
4 14 (3.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.46%) ISEB
7 7 (1.91%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.09%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (32.51%) QA
2 16 (4.37%) Accessibility
3 7 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.37%) PMO
5 4 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.09%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 53 (14.48%) Docker
2 6 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.37%) Firmware
4 3 (0.82%) NFS
4 3 (0.82%) Samba
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (9.29%) Kubernetes
2 22 (6.01%) Terraform
3 17 (4.64%) Ansible
4 10 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.91%) Control-M
6 6 (1.64%) Puppet
7 3 (0.82%) Argo
7 3 (0.82%) Foglight
7 3 (0.82%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 73 (19.95%) FIS
2 39 (10.66%) Microsoft
3 37 (10.11%) Google
4 18 (4.92%) Oracle
5 16 (4.37%) WorldPay
6 15 (4.10%) Perforce
7 10 (2.73%) Splunk
8 9 (2.46%) Adobe
8 9 (2.46%) CA Agile Central
9 8 (2.19%) ANSYS
9 8 (2.19%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.19%) Bloomberg
9 8 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.91%) Optimizely
10 7 (1.91%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.37%) Dataiku
11 5 (1.37%) NCR
11 5 (1.37%) Refinitiv
11 5 (1.37%) Reuters
11 5 (1.37%) SAP