Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 29 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 339 620 861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.92% 7.25% 6.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 8.10% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 187 514 646
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,150 £32,125
90th Percentile £66,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 5,199 7,658 11,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.86% 89.50% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,684 5,780 9,359
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -1 161 £50,000 - 41
Hertfordshire -19 78 £52,500 - 17
Essex -8 33 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Suffolk -9 29 £55,000 +37.50%
Norfolk +9 24 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Bedfordshire -10 14 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 219 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (37.76%) Scrum
3 123 (36.28%) Java
4 99 (29.20%) C#
5 98 (28.91%) Python
6 93 (27.43%) Selenium
7 91 (26.84%) JavaScript
8 84 (24.78%) SQL
9 80 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
9 80 (23.60%) Kanban
10 75 (22.12%) JIRA
10 75 (22.12%) TDD
10 75 (22.12%) Software Engineering
11 74 (21.83%) WorldPay
12 73 (21.53%) Jenkins
13 72 (21.24%) Linux
14 70 (20.65%) HTML
14 70 (20.65%) AWS
15 67 (19.76%) Azure
16 63 (18.58%) QA
16 63 (18.58%) BDD
17 62 (18.29%) Degree
17 62 (18.29%) Continuous Delivery
18 61 (17.99%) CSS
19 59 (17.40%) Spring
20 57 (16.81%) .NET
20 57 (16.81%) Banking
21 56 (16.52%) FIS
22 55 (16.22%) Git (software)
22 55 (16.22%) AngularJS

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 22 (6.49%) Confluence
2 10 (2.95%) nginx
3 6 (1.77%) ExpressionEngine
3 6 (1.77%) WordPress
4 4 (1.18%) Apache
4 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.88%) CMS
5 3 (0.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (5.31%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (3.24%) Magento
3 8 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.88%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (20.65%) AWS
2 67 (19.76%) Azure
3 18 (5.31%) GCP
4 13 (3.83%) OpenShift
5 12 (3.54%) Serverless
6 7 (2.06%) SaaS
7 5 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.18%) PaaS
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.88%) AWS IoT
9 3 (0.88%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.88%) Slack
9 3 (0.88%) Tricentis Tosca
10 2 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.59%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.59%) Loggly
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.42%) Wireless
2 8 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.77%) Multicast
5 5 (1.47%) Internet
5 5 (1.47%) IPsec
6 4 (1.18%) BGP
6 4 (1.18%) DNS
6 4 (1.18%) IPv4
6 4 (1.18%) IPv6
6 4 (1.18%) LTE
6 4 (1.18%) OSPF
6 4 (1.18%) PPP
6 4 (1.18%) UPnP
7 3 (0.88%) Firewall
7 3 (0.88%) HTTP
8 2 (0.59%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.59%) Junos
8 2 (0.59%) MPLS
8 2 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.13%) MySQL
4 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.95%) Big Data
5 10 (2.95%) QlikView
6 9 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.77%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.88%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.88%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 93 (27.43%) Selenium
2 75 (22.12%) JIRA
3 73 (21.53%) Jenkins
4 55 (16.22%) Git (software)
5 29 (8.55%) TeamCity
6 28 (8.26%) Cucumber
7 24 (7.08%) Visual Studio
8 21 (6.19%) SoapUI
9 20 (5.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (5.31%) WebDriver
12 16 (4.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (4.72%) TestRail
13 15 (4.42%) JUnit
14 14 (4.13%) Hudson
14 14 (4.13%) Maven
15 13 (3.83%) NUnit
16 11 (3.24%) REST Assured
17 10 (2.95%) JMeter
17 10 (2.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 57 (16.81%) Banking
2 36 (10.62%) Finance
3 25 (7.37%) Legal
4 13 (3.83%) Retail
5 11 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.65%) Electronics
7 8 (2.36%) Games
8 7 (2.06%) Marketing
9 6 (1.77%) Automotive
10 5 (1.47%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.88%) Publishing
12 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (24.19%) Developer
2 58 (17.11%) Software Engineer
3 53 (15.63%) Test Engineer
4 41 (12.09%) Analyst
5 39 (11.50%) Java Engineer
5 39 (11.50%) Test Analyst
6 38 (11.21%) Java Software Engineer
7 35 (10.32%) Tester
8 30 (8.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 25 (7.37%) Senior Software Engineer
10 22 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
11 19 (5.60%) Automation Tester
11 19 (5.60%) Senior Developer
12 18 (5.31%) Team Leader
13 17 (5.01%) Java Developer
14 16 (4.72%) Lead Developer
14 16 (4.72%) Senior Java Engineer
14 16 (4.72%) Senior Java Software Engineer
14 16 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
15 15 (4.42%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.65%) HTML
2 61 (17.99%) CSS
3 59 (17.40%) Spring
4 57 (16.81%) .NET
5 55 (16.22%) AngularJS
6 41 (12.09%) RESTful
6 41 (12.09%) Web Services
7 29 (8.55%) Node.js
7 29 (8.55%) REST
8 28 (8.26%) HTML5
8 28 (8.26%) React
9 26 (7.67%) CSS3
10 25 (7.37%) JSON
11 24 (7.08%) Gherkin
12 22 (6.49%) .NET Framework
12 22 (6.49%) Vue.js
13 20 (5.90%) .NET Core
13 20 (5.90%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (4.72%) Hibernate
14 16 (4.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.55%) User Experience
2 24 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.72%) Algorithms
3 16 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.13%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.83%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.83%) Virtual Team
6 12 (3.54%) Robotics
7 11 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.95%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.47%) Wiki
11 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.59%) BBC
12 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.59%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 72 (21.24%) Linux
2 34 (10.03%) Windows
3 18 (5.31%) Android
3 18 (5.31%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.65%) Unix
5 8 (2.36%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.06%) CentOS
6 7 (2.06%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.47%) Fedora
7 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.18%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.88%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (37.76%) Scrum
3 80 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (23.60%) Kanban
4 75 (22.12%) Software Engineering
4 75 (22.12%) TDD
5 63 (18.58%) BDD
6 62 (18.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 51 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (15.04%) Technical Leadership
8 44 (12.98%) DevOps
9 43 (12.68%) SDLC
10 41 (12.09%) Software Testing
11 38 (11.21%) Computer Science
12 35 (10.32%) Test Scripting
13 34 (10.03%) Regression Testing
13 34 (10.03%) User Stories
14 33 (9.73%) Functional Testing
14 33 (9.73%) Non-Functional Testing
14 33 (9.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 123 (36.28%) Java
2 99 (29.20%) C#
3 98 (28.91%) Python
4 91 (26.84%) JavaScript
5 84 (24.78%) SQL
6 20 (5.90%) PHP
7 19 (5.60%) C++
8 16 (4.72%) C
8 16 (4.72%) Java 8
8 16 (4.72%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.24%) Ruby
10 11 (3.24%) VB
11 10 (2.95%) F#
12 8 (2.36%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.06%) ES6
13 7 (2.06%) PHP 7
14 6 (1.77%) Perl
14 6 (1.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (18.29%) Degree
2 38 (11.21%) ISTQB
3 22 (6.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (5.01%) ISEB
5 9 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.77%) CCNA
8 6 (1.77%) CISSP
8 6 (1.77%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (1.77%) GIAC
8 6 (1.77%) Linux+ Certification
8 6 (1.77%) MCSE
8 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.77%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (1.77%) SANS
8 6 (1.77%) SSCP
9 4 (1.18%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (18.58%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) CDISC
2 3 (0.88%) HL7
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 23 (6.78%) Docker
2 7 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.47%) NFS
3 5 (1.47%) Samba
3 5 (1.47%) VirtualBox
3 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.47%) Xen
4 2 (0.59%) XenApp
4 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (7.08%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.95%) Puppet
3 8 (2.36%) Ansible
4 7 (2.06%) HP ALM
5 6 (1.77%) Terraform
6 5 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.47%) Nagios
6 5 (1.47%) OpenNMS
6 5 (1.47%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.47%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) Istio
Vendors
1 74 (21.83%) WorldPay
2 56 (16.52%) FIS
3 54 (15.93%) Oracle
4 52 (15.34%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.83%) Google
6 10 (2.95%) Tableau
7 8 (2.36%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.06%) HP
8 7 (2.06%) VMware
9 6 (1.77%) SAP
10 5 (1.47%) Citrix
10 5 (1.47%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.47%) Dell
10 5 (1.47%) EMC
10 5 (1.47%) Hortonworks
10 5 (1.47%) NetApp
10 5 (1.47%) New Relic
10 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.18%) T-Plan
11 4 (1.18%) Xamarin