Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 21 44
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 78 57 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 12.15% 9.56% 6.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.85% 10.46% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 73 55 46
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £31,350 £32,500 £26,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £51,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 Leicester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 607 545 760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 94.55% 91.44% 90.37%
Number of salaries quoted 462 494 705
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leicester

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Leicester

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leicester over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (47.44%) Microsoft
2 37 (47.44%) Unit Testing
3 34 (43.59%) Software Testing
4 33 (42.31%) C#
5 29 (37.18%) SQL
6 28 (35.90%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (32.05%) Software Engineering
7 25 (32.05%) SQL Server
8 22 (28.21%) SOA
8 22 (28.21%) MVC
8 22 (28.21%) Degree
9 21 (26.92%) .NET Framework
9 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (26.92%) Automotive
9 21 (26.92%) .NET
9 21 (26.92%) T-SQL
9 21 (26.92%) Mobile App
10 20 (25.64%) Microservices
10 20 (25.64%) HTML
10 20 (25.64%) Java
10 20 (25.64%) CSS
10 20 (25.64%) jQuery
10 20 (25.64%) Selenium
11 19 (24.36%) WCF
11 19 (24.36%) QA
11 19 (24.36%) Subversion
11 19 (24.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (24.36%) Ajax
11 19 (24.36%) ASP.NET MVC

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 6 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (23.08%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) Modbus
1 12 (15.38%) RS-485
1 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (24.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.41%) Power BI
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (25.64%) Selenium
2 19 (24.36%) Subversion
3 17 (21.79%) CppUnit
3 17 (21.79%) Maven
4 14 (17.95%) Cucumber
4 14 (17.95%) JIRA
5 13 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 13 (16.67%) NeoLoad
5 13 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 11 (14.10%) Robot Framework
7 6 (7.69%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (6.41%) Bitbucket
8 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.56%) Calabash
9 2 (2.56%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (2.56%) Protractor
9 2 (2.56%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (26.92%) Automotive
2 18 (23.08%) Retail
3 10 (12.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Test Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) Software Test Engineer
3 17 (21.79%) Tester
4 15 (19.23%) Automation Tester
5 11 (14.10%) Analyst
6 10 (12.82%) Software Engineer
7 9 (11.54%) Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Business Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Lead Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Systems Architect
10 4 (5.13%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Performance Test Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) Business IT Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) IT Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) .NET
1 21 (26.92%) .NET Framework
2 20 (25.64%) CSS
2 20 (25.64%) HTML
2 20 (25.64%) jQuery
3 19 (24.36%) Ajax
3 19 (24.36%) ASP.NET
3 19 (24.36%) ASP.NET Core
3 19 (24.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 19 (24.36%) ASP.NET Web API
3 19 (24.36%) Entity Framework
3 19 (24.36%) Sass
3 19 (24.36%) WCF
3 19 (24.36%) Web Services
4 14 (17.95%) Spring
5 6 (7.69%) RESTful
6 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.56%) Velocity
7 2 (2.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 18 (23.08%) Device Driver
2 18 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (15.38%) CAN bus
4 5 (6.41%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.85%) User Experience
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Blog
7 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.67%) Android
1 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 13 (16.67%) Linux
2 12 (15.38%) FreeRTOS
3 4 (5.13%) Windows
4 2 (2.56%) CentOS
4 2 (2.56%) Debian
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (47.44%) Unit Testing
3 34 (43.59%) Software Testing
4 28 (35.90%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (32.05%) Software Engineering
6 22 (28.21%) MVC
6 22 (28.21%) SOA
7 20 (25.64%) Microservices
8 19 (24.36%) Mobile Application Development
8 19 (24.36%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (23.08%) Test Scripting
10 15 (19.23%) Regression Testing
11 14 (17.95%) Scrum
12 12 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (15.38%) Time Management
13 10 (12.82%) ITIL
14 9 (11.54%) Kanban
14 9 (11.54%) Load Testing
14 9 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
14 9 (11.54%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) C#
2 29 (37.18%) SQL
3 21 (26.92%) T-SQL
4 20 (25.64%) Java
5 19 (24.36%) C++
6 18 (23.08%) C
7 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.28%) Go
9 1 (1.28%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) Python
9 1 (1.28%) VB
9 1 (1.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (28.21%) Degree
2 14 (17.95%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.36%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) Firmware
2 2 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (47.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.85%) IBM
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.28%) HP