Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 39 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 840 784 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.74% 6.42% 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.57% 7.18% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 564 704 751
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,875 £62,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 11,095 10,916 12,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.04% 89.33% 89.52%
Number of salaries quoted 8,456 8,797 10,341
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +5 445 £45,000 -5.26% 74
Hertfordshire -12 257 £52,500 +16.67% 23
Essex +8 77 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Suffolk -1 37 £38,000 -5.00% 12
Norfolk +7 13 £42,500 +21.43% 9
Bedfordshire -23 11 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 560 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (33.57%) Selenium
3 276 (32.86%) QA
4 234 (27.86%) Java
5 207 (24.64%) C#
6 200 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 197 (23.45%) SQL
8 191 (22.74%) Linux
9 189 (22.50%) Degree
10 180 (21.43%) Python
11 163 (19.40%) JavaScript
12 159 (18.93%) JIRA
13 149 (17.74%) Git (software)
14 147 (17.50%) TDD
15 146 (17.38%) OO
16 144 (17.14%) Jenkins
17 142 (16.90%) Software Engineering
18 141 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
19 138 (16.43%) Scrum
20 136 (16.19%) Finance
21 124 (14.76%) Software Testing
22 121 (14.40%) Computer Science
23 119 (14.17%) Cucumber
24 118 (14.05%) Manual Testing
25 116 (13.81%) BDD
26 115 (13.69%) SDLC
26 115 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
27 113 (13.45%) .NET
28 106 (12.62%) DevOps
28 106 (12.62%) Test Strategy

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 29 (3.45%) Confluence
2 22 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.02%) Oracle Service Bus
4 17 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (1.31%) JBoss
7 6 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.71%) Mule
7 6 (0.71%) Mule ESB
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.24%) Apache
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Magento
3 2 (0.24%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 115 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.93%) GitHub
4 28 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.86%) SaaS
6 19 (2.26%) Runscope
7 18 (2.14%) Office 365
8 16 (1.90%) Serverless
9 8 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.71%) Akamai
11 5 (0.60%) Boomi
12 4 (0.48%) Trello
13 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.24%) Slack
15 1 (0.12%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.88%) DNS
2 34 (4.05%) HTTP
3 30 (3.57%) Firewall
4 24 (2.86%) Wireless
5 17 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.67%) Internet
7 11 (1.31%) Ethernet
7 11 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (1.19%) SNMP
9 8 (0.95%) Broadband
9 8 (0.95%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.83%) NAS
11 6 (0.71%) DHCP
12 5 (0.60%) 3GPP
12 5 (0.60%) 802.11
12 5 (0.60%) IPv4
12 5 (0.60%) IPv6
12 5 (0.60%) SMTP
12 5 (0.60%) WCDMA
12 5 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 28 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.86%) Big Data
5 23 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (1.55%) Couchbase
6 13 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.95%) Endeca
10 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.71%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.60%) DB2
12 5 (0.60%) MySQL
12 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 282 (33.57%) Selenium
2 159 (18.93%) JIRA
3 149 (17.74%) Git (software)
4 144 (17.14%) Jenkins
5 119 (14.17%) Cucumber
6 81 (9.64%) WebDriver
7 68 (8.10%) NUnit
8 46 (5.48%) JUnit
9 45 (5.36%) Maven
10 43 (5.12%) TeamCity
11 42 (5.00%) Appium
11 42 (5.00%) JBehave
11 42 (5.00%) SpecFlow
12 40 (4.76%) SoapUI
13 39 (4.64%) JMeter
14 35 (4.17%) eggPlant
15 34 (4.05%) Subversion
16 29 (3.45%) HP UFT
17 27 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
18 26 (3.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 136 (16.19%) Finance
2 59 (7.02%) Retail
3 26 (3.10%) Electronics
4 23 (2.74%) Advertising
5 21 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.14%) Banking
7 15 (1.79%) Marketing
8 12 (1.43%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.43%) Automotive
9 11 (1.31%) Games
10 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.36%) Legal
11 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 191 (22.74%) Developer
2 190 (22.62%) Test Engineer
3 111 (13.21%) Tester
4 96 (11.43%) Analyst
5 89 (10.60%) Software Engineer
6 88 (10.48%) Software Test Engineer
7 68 (8.10%) Test Automation Engineer
8 65 (7.74%) Software Developer
9 64 (7.62%) QA Engineer
10 61 (7.26%) Test Analyst
11 58 (6.90%) Automation Tester
12 54 (6.43%) Senior Developer
13 47 (5.60%) .NET Developer
14 44 (5.24%) QA Leader
15 43 (5.12%) QA Test Engineer
16 41 (4.88%) Quality Engineer
17 40 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
18 39 (4.64%) Test Leader
19 38 (4.52%) Java Engineer
20 34 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (13.45%) .NET
2 79 (9.40%) HTML
3 67 (7.98%) jQuery
4 64 (7.62%) HTML5
5 62 (7.38%) CSS
5 62 (7.38%) Web Services
6 53 (6.31%) AngularJS
6 53 (6.31%) Middleware
7 52 (6.19%) RESTful
7 52 (6.19%) WPF
8 51 (6.07%) XML
9 45 (5.36%) Gherkin
10 43 (5.12%) Node.js
11 40 (4.76%) ASP.NET
12 34 (4.05%) Kafka
13 33 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (3.69%) React
15 26 (3.10%) CSS3
15 26 (3.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 121 (14.40%) Computer Science
2 84 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 53 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 38 (4.52%) Algorithms
6 37 (4.40%) Public Cloud
7 36 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
7 36 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (3.69%) User Experience
9 25 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (2.26%) Fintech
12 13 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 12 (1.43%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (1.07%) Mainframe
15 9 (1.07%) Reinsurance
15 9 (1.07%) Robotics
16 6 (0.71%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 191 (22.74%) Linux
2 84 (10.00%) Windows
3 75 (8.93%) Unix
4 60 (7.14%) Android
5 59 (7.02%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.60%) CentOS
7 5 (0.60%) Solaris
7 5 (0.60%) VxWorks
7 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.36%) AIX
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
3 147 (17.50%) TDD
4 146 (17.38%) OO
5 142 (16.90%) Software Engineering
6 141 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
7 138 (16.43%) Scrum
8 124 (14.76%) Software Testing
9 118 (14.05%) Manual Testing
10 116 (13.81%) BDD
11 115 (13.69%) SDLC
12 106 (12.62%) DevOps
12 106 (12.62%) Test Strategy
13 84 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
14 79 (9.40%) Test Scripting
15 77 (9.17%) Mathematics
16 74 (8.81%) Kanban
17 72 (8.57%) Regression Testing
18 70 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
19 67 (7.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 234 (27.86%) Java
2 207 (24.64%) C#
3 197 (23.45%) SQL
4 180 (21.43%) Python
5 163 (19.40%) JavaScript
6 73 (8.69%) C++
7 70 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 57 (6.79%) Ruby
9 47 (5.60%) C
10 45 (5.36%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.62%) ES6
12 21 (2.50%) Groovy
13 18 (2.14%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.79%) PHP
15 14 (1.67%) VB
16 12 (1.43%) Perl
17 7 (0.83%) Tcl
18 6 (0.71%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 189 (22.50%) Degree
2 60 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (6.55%) ISTQB
4 46 (5.48%) ISEB
5 21 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (1.79%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.60%) CCNA
8 5 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.24%) HND
11 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.24%) PhD
11 2 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (32.86%) QA
2 8 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.71%) GCP
4 4 (0.48%) WAI
5 3 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (3.93%) Active Directory
1 33 (3.93%) vSphere
2 31 (3.69%) Virtual Servers
3 30 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 30 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.50%) Docker
5 8 (0.95%) Firmware
6 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.24%) HDFS
7 2 (0.24%) KVM
7 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (4.05%) Ansible
1 34 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (3.81%) Puppet
3 30 (3.57%) vCenter Server
3 30 (3.57%) vRealize
4 26 (3.10%) Terraform
5 18 (2.14%) HP ALM
6 14 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.43%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.24%) Oozie
11 1 (0.12%) Consul
Vendors
1 98 (11.67%) WorldPay
2 96 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 88 (10.48%) Oracle
4 54 (6.43%) Splunk
5 33 (3.93%) VMware
6 32 (3.81%) HP
7 30 (3.57%) AppDynamics
7 30 (3.57%) BMC
7 30 (3.57%) Cisco
7 30 (3.57%) Citrix
7 30 (3.57%) F5
7 30 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 22 (2.62%) Xamarin
9 19 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.79%) Capita
11 12 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.43%) Sitecore
12 10 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.07%) IBM
13 9 (1.07%) SAP