Period
to 24 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 24 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 432 740 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.08% 7.85% 6.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.75% 8.68% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 212 579 609
East of England median annual salary £51,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,300 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,375 £67,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 5,575 8,524 10,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.38% 90.43% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,845 6,350 8,902
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,625 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +1 244 £52,500 +5.00% 54
Hertfordshire -7 88 £55,000 +4.76% 26
Essex -16 35 £45,000 - 9
Suffolk -5 31 £55,000 +18.92% 10
Norfolk 0 19 £34,750 -20.57% 9
Bedfordshire -18 15 £42,500 -14.14% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 271 (62.73%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (37.50%) Scrum
3 154 (35.65%) Java
4 131 (30.32%) Selenium
5 126 (29.17%) WorldPay
6 117 (27.08%) Python
6 117 (27.08%) TDD
7 108 (25.00%) BDD
8 103 (23.84%) Kanban
9 102 (23.61%) JIRA
9 102 (23.61%) Software Engineering
9 102 (23.61%) Linux
10 101 (23.38%) QA
11 96 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 91 (21.06%) SQL
13 90 (20.83%) C#
13 90 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
13 90 (20.83%) Jenkins
14 87 (20.14%) Continuous Delivery
15 84 (19.44%) Git (software)
16 80 (18.52%) AWS
17 78 (18.06%) Degree
18 70 (16.20%) Azure
19 68 (15.74%) Cucumber
19 68 (15.74%) Banking
20 66 (15.28%) User Stories
21 62 (14.35%) HTML
21 62 (14.35%) Oracle
21 62 (14.35%) Technical Leadership
22 61 (14.12%) DevOps

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 (7.18%) Confluence
2 17 (3.94%) nginx
3 11 (2.55%) ExpressionEngine
3 11 (2.55%) WordPress
4 7 (1.62%) Apache
4 7 (1.62%) IIS
5 6 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) JBoss
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 37 (8.56%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (3.47%) Magento
3 6 (1.39%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (18.52%) AWS
2 70 (16.20%) Azure
3 19 (4.40%) GCP
4 16 (3.70%) SaaS
5 13 (3.01%) OpenShift
5 13 (3.01%) Serverless
6 6 (1.39%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.16%) GitHub
7 5 (1.16%) PaaS
8 4 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (0.93%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.69%) Slack
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.46%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.94%) Wireless
2 14 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (3.01%) Internet
4 11 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.39%) Multicast
6 4 (0.93%) Firewall
6 4 (0.93%) IPsec
7 3 (0.69%) BGP
7 3 (0.69%) DNS
7 3 (0.69%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.69%) HSRP
7 3 (0.69%) IPv4
7 3 (0.69%) IPv6
7 3 (0.69%) LTE
7 3 (0.69%) MPLS
7 3 (0.69%) OSPF
7 3 (0.69%) PPP
7 3 (0.69%) SSL
7 3 (0.69%) UPnP
7 3 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.56%) MySQL
2 17 (3.94%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.47%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.31%) QlikView
6 8 (1.85%) Big Data
7 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.39%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.69%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.69%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 131 (30.32%) Selenium
2 102 (23.61%) JIRA
3 90 (20.83%) Jenkins
4 84 (19.44%) Git (software)
5 68 (15.74%) Cucumber
6 29 (6.71%) SoapUI
7 25 (5.79%) TeamCity
8 23 (5.32%) JUnit
9 22 (5.09%) Visual Studio
9 22 (5.09%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (4.86%) Maven
10 21 (4.86%) WebDriver
11 19 (4.40%) Appium
12 18 (4.17%) JBehave
12 18 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 17 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (3.94%) Postman
13 17 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (3.70%) TestRail
15 15 (3.47%) Hudson
General
1 68 (15.74%) Banking
2 34 (7.87%) Finance
3 24 (5.56%) Legal
4 20 (4.63%) Retail
5 16 (3.70%) Electronics
6 10 (2.31%) Automotive
6 10 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.16%) Games
8 5 (1.16%) Marketing
9 3 (0.69%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (19.21%) Developer
2 82 (18.98%) Test Engineer
3 74 (17.13%) Software Engineer
4 51 (11.81%) Java Engineer
5 48 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
6 47 (10.88%) Analyst
7 46 (10.65%) Test Analyst
8 44 (10.19%) Tester
9 38 (8.80%) QA Engineer
10 36 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
11 31 (7.18%) Test Automation Engineer
12 26 (6.02%) Senior Java Engineer
13 25 (5.79%) Automation Test Analyst
13 25 (5.79%) Senior Java Software Engineer
14 23 (5.32%) Software Test Engineer
14 23 (5.32%) Software Tester
14 23 (5.32%) Test Leader
15 20 (4.63%) QA Test Engineer
16 19 (4.40%) Software Developer
16 19 (4.40%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.35%) HTML
2 57 (13.19%) CSS
2 57 (13.19%) Spring
3 56 (12.96%) .NET
4 51 (11.81%) AngularJS
5 40 (9.26%) Gherkin
6 38 (8.80%) Web Services
7 35 (8.10%) Vue.js
8 34 (7.87%) REST
9 31 (7.18%) RESTful
10 30 (6.94%) JSON
11 29 (6.71%) React
12 26 (6.02%) Node.js
12 26 (6.02%) SOAP
13 20 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (3.94%) Laravel
15 16 (3.70%) HTML5
16 15 (3.47%) jQuery
17 14 (3.24%) .NET Core
18 12 (2.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.27%) User Experience
2 38 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.94%) Mobile App
4 26 (6.02%) Virtual Team
5 24 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 24 (5.56%) Data Structures
6 14 (3.24%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.55%) Renewable Energy
9 10 (2.31%) Robotics
10 9 (2.08%) Wiki
11 7 (1.62%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.69%) Life Science
14 3 (0.69%) Smartphone
15 2 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 102 (23.61%) Linux
2 48 (11.11%) Windows
3 29 (6.71%) Android
3 29 (6.71%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.01%) Mac OS
5 11 (2.55%) Unix
6 4 (0.93%) CentOS
6 4 (0.93%) Fedora
6 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.93%) Robot Operating System
6 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.69%) MVS
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (62.73%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (37.50%) Scrum
3 117 (27.08%) TDD
4 108 (25.00%) BDD
5 103 (23.84%) Kanban
6 102 (23.61%) Software Engineering
7 90 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 87 (20.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 66 (15.28%) User Stories
10 62 (14.35%) Technical Leadership
11 61 (14.12%) DevOps
11 61 (14.12%) Software Testing
12 60 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
13 59 (13.66%) Computer Science
14 54 (12.50%) SDLC
15 48 (11.11%) Test Scripting
16 47 (10.88%) E-Commerce
17 45 (10.42%) Functional Testing
17 45 (10.42%) Web Development
18 41 (9.49%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 154 (35.65%) Java
2 117 (27.08%) Python
3 96 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 91 (21.06%) SQL
5 90 (20.83%) C#
6 24 (5.56%) C
7 23 (5.32%) C++
7 23 (5.32%) PHP
8 15 (3.47%) Ruby
8 15 (3.47%) TypeScript
9 14 (3.24%) ES6
10 12 (2.78%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.55%) Perl
12 10 (2.31%) F#
13 9 (2.08%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.62%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.39%) Groovy
16 6 (1.39%) VB
17 5 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 78 (18.06%) Degree
2 25 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (5.09%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.85%) ISEB
6 7 (1.62%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.16%) CCIE
7 5 (1.16%) CCNA
7 5 (1.16%) CCNP
7 5 (1.16%) CISSP
7 5 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (1.16%) GIAC
7 5 (1.16%) Linux+ Certification
7 5 (1.16%) MCSE
7 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (1.16%) SANS
7 5 (1.16%) SSCP
8 4 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (23.38%) QA
2 7 (1.62%) PSD2
3 3 (0.69%) CDISC
3 3 (0.69%) GDPR
3 3 (0.69%) HL7
3 3 (0.69%) JTAG
4 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 37 (8.56%) Docker
2 5 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.93%) NFS
3 4 (0.93%) Samba
3 4 (0.93%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.93%) Xen
4 2 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (7.64%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (3.24%) HP ALM
4 9 (2.08%) Ansible
4 9 (2.08%) Puppet
5 6 (1.39%) Nagios
6 5 (1.16%) Terraform
7 4 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.93%) OpenNMS
7 4 (0.93%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.93%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.46%) Istio
8 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) Grafana
9 1 (0.23%) Kibana
9 1 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 126 (29.17%) WorldPay
2 62 (14.35%) Oracle
3 56 (12.96%) FIS
4 46 (10.65%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.47%) HP
6 10 (2.31%) Tableau
7 6 (1.39%) SAP
7 6 (1.39%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.16%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.93%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.93%) Dell
9 4 (0.93%) EMC
9 4 (0.93%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.93%) NetApp
9 4 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.93%) VMware
10 3 (0.69%) Cisco
10 3 (0.69%) Citrix
10 3 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.69%) Talend