Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 53 28
Rank change year-on-year -31 -25 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 168 83 528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.01% 4.56% 7.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 5.06% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 103 64 294
10th Percentile £39,800 £31,075 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £37,188 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £58,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £78,250 £71,375 £71,250
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%

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 5,089 1,640 6,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.17% 90.11% 91.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,678 1,333 4,579
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £27,281
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £74,400
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 -38 64 £60,000 +33.33% 59
Hertfordshire -34 51 £60,000 +4.35% 26
Essex +7 28 £67,500 - 7
Bedfordshire -16 15 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Suffolk -11 9 £43,750 +65.09%
Norfolk -33 2 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 105 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (54.76%) DevOps
3 80 (47.62%) Java
4 71 (42.26%) C#
4 71 (42.26%) Azure
5 60 (35.71%) AWS
6 56 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 49 (29.17%) Software Testing
8 48 (28.57%) Selenium
8 48 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 48 (28.57%) SDLC
9 46 (27.38%) Python
10 43 (25.60%) JIRA
10 43 (25.60%) Docker
11 42 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 37 (22.02%) Social Skills
13 36 (21.43%) Mentoring
14 35 (20.83%) Jenkins
15 32 (19.05%) SQL
15 32 (19.05%) GitHub
16 31 (18.45%) Kubernetes
16 31 (18.45%) Risk Management
17 30 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (17.26%) React
19 28 (16.67%) Node.js
20 27 (16.07%) User Stories
20 27 (16.07%) Cloud Native
20 27 (16.07%) QA
20 27 (16.07%) .NET
21 26 (15.48%) Scrum

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 18 (10.71%) Confluence
2 5 (2.98%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.98%) CMS
2 5 (2.98%) EPiServer
2 5 (2.98%) Kentico
2 5 (2.98%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.19%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 71 (42.26%) Azure
2 60 (35.71%) AWS
3 32 (19.05%) GitHub
4 23 (13.69%) Serverless
5 18 (10.71%) Amazon EKS
5 18 (10.71%) OpenShift
6 16 (9.52%) SaaS
7 10 (5.95%) GCP
8 9 (5.36%) Power Platform
9 7 (4.17%) Amazon S3
9 7 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
10 6 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (2.98%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (2.98%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (2.98%) PowerApps
12 4 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (1.19%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (1.19%) IaaS
14 2 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) Broadband
1 8 (4.76%) PBX
1 8 (4.76%) PSTN
1 8 (4.76%) TETRA
2 4 (2.38%) HTTP
2 4 (2.38%) VoIP
3 2 (1.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) BGP
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) MPLS
4 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.60%) Network Security
4 1 (0.60%) OSPF
4 1 (0.60%) VPLS
4 1 (0.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.52%) MySQL
1 16 (9.52%) Relational Database
1 16 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.36%) Power BI
4 8 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.17%) Big Data
5 7 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.57%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.98%) Amazon Aurora
7 5 (2.98%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (2.98%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.98%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (2.98%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.38%) HDInsight
8 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.79%) GIS
10 2 (1.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 48 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 48 (28.57%) Selenium
2 43 (25.60%) JIRA
3 35 (20.83%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.12%) Cucumber
5 16 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.55%) Maven
6 11 (6.55%) Postman
7 10 (5.95%) SpecFlow
8 9 (5.36%) TeamCity
9 8 (4.76%) Bitbucket
9 8 (4.76%) TestNG
9 8 (4.76%) TestRail
10 6 (3.57%) GitLab
11 5 (2.98%) Cypress.io
11 5 (2.98%) JUnit
11 5 (2.98%) NUnit
11 5 (2.98%) REST Assured
11 5 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (22.02%) Social Skills
2 17 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.14%) Finance
4 9 (5.36%) Games
4 9 (5.36%) Law
4 9 (5.36%) Retail
5 8 (4.76%) Electronics
5 8 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.98%) Automotive
7 5 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.98%) Public Sector
8 4 (2.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (1.79%) Marketing
10 2 (1.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.60%) Advertising
11 1 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.60%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (19.64%) Developer
2 32 (19.05%) Software Engineer
3 23 (13.69%) Test Engineer
4 20 (11.90%) Tester
5 16 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.14%) Software Tester
7 9 (5.36%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.36%) Development Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Principal Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Principal Software Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.36%) Software Development Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Software Test Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) QA Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Analyst
9 6 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Architect
9 6 (3.57%) Lead DevOps
9 6 (3.57%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.98%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.26%) React
2 28 (16.67%) Node.js
3 27 (16.07%) .NET
4 26 (15.48%) RESTful
5 18 (10.71%) CSS
6 17 (10.12%) HTML
7 14 (8.33%) Web Services
8 8 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET
9 7 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (3.57%) HTML5
10 6 (3.57%) React Native
10 6 (3.57%) Redux
10 6 (3.57%) REST
11 5 (2.98%) Flask
11 5 (2.98%) Spring
11 5 (2.98%) Spring Boot
11 5 (2.98%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.07%) Cloud Native
2 12 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 11 (6.55%) User Experience
4 9 (5.36%) Social Media
5 8 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.17%) NHS
6 7 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.98%) FMCG
7 5 (2.98%) Life Science
7 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.38%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.38%) CMDB
8 4 (2.38%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (2.38%) Online Games
9 3 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.79%) Legacy Applications
10 1 (0.60%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.60%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.90%) Linux
2 12 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.36%) Android
4 6 (3.57%) Windows
5 3 (1.79%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (54.76%) DevOps
3 49 (29.17%) Software Testing
4 48 (28.57%) SDLC
5 42 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 36 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 31 (18.45%) Risk Management
8 30 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (16.07%) User Stories
10 26 (15.48%) Functional Testing
10 26 (15.48%) Scrum
11 23 (13.69%) Emotional Intelligence
11 23 (13.69%) Microservices
11 23 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (13.10%) Manual Testing
12 22 (13.10%) Technical Leadership
13 20 (11.90%) Computer Science
14 18 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (10.71%) Thought Leadership
15 14 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 80 (47.62%) Java
2 71 (42.26%) C#
3 56 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 46 (27.38%) Python
5 32 (19.05%) SQL
6 12 (7.14%) C
7 9 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.57%) Groovy
10 5 (2.98%) C++
10 5 (2.98%) Perl
10 5 (2.98%) PHP
10 5 (2.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.38%) ES6
11 4 (2.38%) Ruby
11 4 (2.38%) VBA
12 2 (1.19%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.19%) Go
12 2 (1.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 20 (11.90%) Degree
2 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.19%) ISEB
8 1 (0.60%) CCNP
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.07%) QA
2 6 (3.57%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.60%) DICOM
System Software
1 43 (25.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (18.45%) Kubernetes
2 13 (7.74%) Ansible
3 8 (4.76%) Terraform
4 6 (3.57%) Puppet
5 4 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.38%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.60%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (10.12%) Oracle
2 9 (5.36%) Facebook
2 9 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.76%) Splunk
4 5 (2.98%) Alibaba
4 5 (2.98%) Cisco
4 5 (2.98%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (2.98%) Optimizely
4 5 (2.98%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.98%) Talend
5 4 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.38%) BroadSoft
5 4 (2.38%) Databricks
5 4 (2.38%) Palantir
6 3 (1.79%) IBM
6 3 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.19%) Adobe
8 1 (0.60%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards