Period
to 18 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 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 18 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Sussex > Gatwick
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 13 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 40 18 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 14.49% 13.24% 13.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.33% 14.29% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 46 16 38
Gatwick median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -8.63% +93.14%
10th Percentile £41,500 £43,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £60,000
West Sussex median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +31.47%

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 Gatwick with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gatwick
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 261 126 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 94.57% 92.65% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 228 108 248
Gatwick median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +23.53%
10th Percentile £37,850 £26,250 £31,775
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
West Sussex median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gatwick.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Gatwick

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Gatwick.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Gatwick

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Gatwick

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Gatwick over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 Gatwick region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 31 (77.50%) C#
2 30 (75.00%) SQL
3 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (47.50%) QA
5 17 (42.50%) Scrum
5 17 (42.50%) .NET
6 16 (40.00%) Windows
6 16 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 16 (40.00%) WCF
6 16 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 15 (37.50%) Unit Testing
7 15 (37.50%) DICOM
7 15 (37.50%) MVVM
7 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
7 15 (37.50%) UML
7 15 (37.50%) SOA
7 15 (37.50%) C++
7 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 15 (37.50%) Computer Vision
7 15 (37.50%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (35.00%) Web Services
8 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
9 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
9 9 (22.50%) ISEB
10 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (12.50%) Critical Thinking

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gatwick 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 4 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 16 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
1 16 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 15 (37.50%) C# Software Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 14 (35.00%) Automation Tester
3 14 (35.00%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Head of QA
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) .NET
2 16 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 16 (40.00%) WCF
3 14 (35.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) CSS3
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Scrum
3 16 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 15 (37.50%) Computer Vision
4 15 (37.50%) MVVM
4 15 (37.50%) SOA
4 15 (37.50%) UML
4 15 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.00%) Due Diligence
6 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.50%) Microservices
8 1 (2.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (77.50%) C#
2 30 (75.00%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) C++
3 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
1 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (47.50%) QA
2 15 (37.50%) DICOM
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft