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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 41 56
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 401 357 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.44% 5.30% 4.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 6.04% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 364 312 293
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £32,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5480 5908 7083
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 88.03% 87.64% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4436 4963 5802
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +2 203 £50,000 +25.00% 34
Hertfordshire +9 100 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Suffolk -1 45 £38,750 +10.71% 5
Essex +6 41 £47,500 -
Norfolk -3 6 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Bedfordshire -8 6 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 506 (65.21%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (38.02%) Selenium
3 293 (37.76%) C#
4 236 (30.41%) QA
5 216 (27.84%) SQL
6 209 (26.93%) Java
7 207 (26.68%) Degree
8 203 (26.16%) TDD
9 196 (25.26%) .NET
10 178 (22.94%) JavaScript
11 173 (22.29%) Finance
11 173 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
12 172 (22.16%) Scrum
13 157 (20.23%) Python
14 151 (19.46%) Software Engineering
15 150 (19.33%) OO
16 147 (18.94%) Microsoft
17 137 (17.65%) Software Testing
18 136 (17.53%) BDD
19 135 (17.40%) JIRA
20 128 (16.49%) HTML
21 122 (15.72%) Git (software)
22 118 (15.21%) Cucumber
23 116 (14.95%) ASP.NET
24 113 (14.56%) CSS
24 113 (14.56%) Test Scripting
25 111 (14.30%) Linux
25 111 (14.30%) MVC
26 110 (14.18%) SQL Server
27 109 (14.05%) WebDriver

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 46 (5.93%) Tomcat
2 30 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.74%) Confluence
4 28 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (3.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 27 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (2.45%) IIS
7 13 (1.68%) Apache
7 13 (1.68%) nginx
8 11 (1.42%) JBoss
9 10 (1.29%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.16%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.16%) Drupal
11 7 (0.90%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.64%) CMS
13 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.39%) SAS
14 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
16 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.52%) Sonata
3 4 (0.52%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.26%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (6.83%) GitHub
3 30 (3.87%) SaaS
4 27 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (3.48%) Office 365
5 18 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.55%) Loggly
7 4 (0.52%) IaaS
8 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.26%) iTunes
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.83%) Wireless
2 41 (5.28%) HTTP
3 25 (3.22%) Internet
4 7 (0.90%) Intranet
5 5 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.39%) GPRS
6 3 (0.39%) GSM
6 3 (0.39%) LTE
6 3 (0.39%) SAN
6 3 (0.39%) UMTS
6 3 (0.39%) VoLTE
7 2 (0.26%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.26%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) Broadband
8 1 (0.13%) IPsec
8 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (3.09%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.32%) Big Data
7 16 (2.06%) MySQL
8 15 (1.93%) Redis
9 12 (1.55%) InfluxDB
9 12 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.29%) CouchDB
11 10 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.90%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.64%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 295 (38.02%) Selenium
2 135 (17.40%) JIRA
3 122 (15.72%) Git (software)
4 118 (15.21%) Cucumber
5 109 (14.05%) WebDriver
6 80 (10.31%) Jenkins
7 72 (9.28%) TeamCity
8 68 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (8.38%) Visual Studio
10 63 (8.12%) NUnit
11 51 (6.57%) JBehave
12 45 (5.80%) Subversion
13 35 (4.51%) SpecFlow
14 33 (4.25%) JUnit
15 28 (3.61%) Maven
16 27 (3.48%) HP UFT
16 27 (3.48%) Jasmine
16 27 (3.48%) MSTest
16 27 (3.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 24 (3.09%) SoapUI
General
1 173 (22.29%) Finance
2 55 (7.09%) Electronics
3 50 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.87%) Advertising
5 29 (3.74%) Retail
6 20 (2.58%) Marketing
7 16 (2.06%) Banking
7 16 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.55%) Law
9 10 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.03%) Back Office
11 6 (0.77%) Games
12 4 (0.52%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Legal
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 282 (36.34%) Developer
2 121 (15.59%) Analyst
3 120 (15.46%) Test Engineer
4 109 (14.05%) Tester
5 104 (13.40%) Test Analyst
6 90 (11.60%) Senior Developer
7 89 (11.47%) Software Developer
8 87 (11.21%) C# Developer
9 71 (9.15%) Developer in Test
10 53 (6.83%) Software Tester
11 52 (6.70%) Automation Tester
12 50 (6.44%) Test Manager
13 48 (6.19%) Software Test Engineer
14 47 (6.06%) .NET Developer
14 47 (6.06%) QA Engineer
15 46 (5.93%) Java Developer
16 43 (5.54%) Senior C# Developer
17 39 (5.03%) QA Tester
17 39 (5.03%) Test Automation Engineer
18 36 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (25.26%) .NET
2 128 (16.49%) HTML
3 116 (14.95%) ASP.NET
4 113 (14.56%) CSS
5 96 (12.37%) AngularJS
6 93 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 86 (11.08%) HTML5
8 73 (9.41%) XML
9 69 (8.89%) jQuery
10 67 (8.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 67 (8.63%) RESTful
11 65 (8.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 65 (8.38%) Web Services
12 64 (8.25%) Gherkin
13 59 (7.60%) KnockoutJS
14 53 (6.83%) Node.js
15 51 (6.57%) WCF
16 45 (5.80%) Spring
17 39 (5.03%) CSS3
18 35 (4.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 94 (12.11%) Computer Science
2 58 (7.47%) User Experience
3 34 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.25%) Algorithms
5 32 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 30 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (2.71%) iPad
8 18 (2.32%) Embedded Systems
9 16 (2.06%) Life Science
10 15 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.80%) Fintech
11 14 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.68%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.55%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.55%) Smart City
13 12 (1.55%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.42%) RIA
15 7 (0.90%) Clustering
15 7 (0.90%) Social Media
15 7 (0.90%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 111 (14.30%) Linux
2 80 (10.31%) Windows
3 40 (5.15%) Unix
4 22 (2.84%) Android
5 14 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.29%) VMS
7 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.26%) CentOS
8 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (65.21%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (26.16%) TDD
3 173 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
4 172 (22.16%) Scrum
5 151 (19.46%) Software Engineering
6 150 (19.33%) OO
7 137 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 136 (17.53%) BDD
9 113 (14.56%) Test Scripting
10 111 (14.30%) MVC
11 108 (13.92%) Test Strategy
12 105 (13.53%) Regression Testing
13 89 (11.47%) Manual Testing
13 89 (11.47%) Open Source
14 82 (10.57%) SDET
15 80 (10.31%) DevOps
16 79 (10.18%) Continuous Delivery
17 76 (9.79%) Mathematics
18 75 (9.66%) SDLC
19 69 (8.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 293 (37.76%) C#
2 216 (27.84%) SQL
3 209 (26.93%) Java
4 178 (22.94%) JavaScript
5 157 (20.23%) Python
6 51 (6.57%) C++
7 45 (5.80%) Ruby
8 36 (4.64%) Perl
9 30 (3.87%) Shell Script
10 29 (3.74%) C
10 29 (3.74%) PHP
11 23 (2.96%) Tcl
12 21 (2.71%) ES6
13 12 (1.55%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.55%) VB
14 11 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.42%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.90%) F#
15 7 (0.90%) Groovy
16 6 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 207 (26.68%) Degree
2 73 (9.41%) ISEB
3 65 (8.38%) ISTQB
4 60 (7.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (3.99%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.29%) Postgraduate
7 10 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.26%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.26%) HND
11 2 (0.26%) PhD
12 1 (0.13%) CSQA
12 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (30.41%) QA
2 7 (0.90%) PMO
3 5 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.64%) SLA
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.13%) MISRA
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (4.90%) Docker
2 25 (3.22%) Firmware
3 10 (1.29%) LXC
4 9 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.52%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.39%) GFS2
7 3 (0.39%) NFS
8 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (3.22%) HP Quality Center
1 25 (3.22%) Puppet
2 12 (1.55%) Grafana
3 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.52%) Ansible
5 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 147 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 90 (11.60%) Oracle
3 31 (3.99%) Xamarin
4 19 (2.45%) Atlassian
5 16 (2.06%) RedGate
6 12 (1.55%) CA Agile Central
6 12 (1.55%) HP
6 12 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.55%) SaltStack
6 12 (1.55%) Sitecore
7 11 (1.42%) Sybase
8 9 (1.16%) VMware
9 8 (1.03%) hybris
9 8 (1.03%) New Relic
10 7 (0.90%) Perforce
11 6 (0.77%) IBM
12 5 (0.64%) Brocade
12 5 (0.64%) PayPal
12 5 (0.64%) TOWER Software
13 4 (0.52%) Virgin Media
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 28 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Unspecified highly flexible depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Yoh
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 75k, Pension, Cycle to work scheme, Free parking + more!
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £23,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Unspecified highly flexible depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + benefits + Microsoft certification
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Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: 75k+ Bonus, 25 days and more
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago