Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 30 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 59 58 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 9.52% 8.07% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.59% 9.28% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 58 57 42
Leicester median annual salary £44,250 £35,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.43% -9.68% -16.22%
10th Percentile £32,125 £26,250 £31,375
90th Percentile £54,875 £41,250 £53,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £45,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +30.00% -6.67% -6.25%

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 557 625 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 89.84% 86.93% 88.14%
Number of salaries quoted 511 566 503
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,125 £63,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -8.24% +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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.93%) C#
3 27 (45.76%) Selenium
3 27 (45.76%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (45.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (42.37%) SQL Server
4 25 (42.37%) Bitbucket
5 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
6 23 (38.98%) JIRA
6 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
7 22 (37.29%) Mobile App
7 22 (37.29%) Unit Testing
7 22 (37.29%) SQL
7 22 (37.29%) HTML
8 21 (35.59%) CSS
8 21 (35.59%) SOA
8 21 (35.59%) Confluence
9 20 (33.90%) Entity Framework
9 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (33.90%) jQuery
9 20 (33.90%) WCF
9 20 (33.90%) .NET Framework
9 20 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (33.90%) Ajax
9 20 (33.90%) Web Services
9 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET
9 20 (33.90%) .NET
9 20 (33.90%) T-SQL
9 20 (33.90%) MVC
9 20 (33.90%) Mobile Application Development

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 21 (35.59%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 27 (45.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (15.25%) GitHub
3 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.78%) Bluemix
4 4 (6.78%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (42.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (28.81%) Power BI
4 4 (6.78%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (45.76%) Selenium
2 25 (42.37%) Bitbucket
3 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
3 23 (38.98%) JIRA
4 17 (28.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (28.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (28.81%) TeamCity
5 16 (27.12%) Cucumber
6 7 (11.86%) IBM UrbanCode
6 7 (11.86%) JUnit
6 7 (11.86%) SonarQube
6 7 (11.86%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.78%) AutoIt
8 4 (6.78%) TestRail
9 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
9 3 (5.08%) NeoLoad
10 2 (3.39%) Appium
10 2 (3.39%) UI Automator
11 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.34%) Automotive
2 8 (13.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Developer
2 16 (27.12%) Tester
3 15 (25.42%) Automation Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Lead Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (5.08%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (3.39%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.29%) HTML
2 21 (35.59%) CSS
3 20 (33.90%) .NET
3 20 (33.90%) .NET Framework
3 20 (33.90%) Ajax
3 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET Core
3 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (33.90%) Entity Framework
3 20 (33.90%) jQuery
3 20 (33.90%) Sass
3 20 (33.90%) WCF
3 20 (33.90%) Web Services
4 8 (13.56%) YAML
5 4 (6.78%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.78%) Node.js
6 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) React
6 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) CentOS
3 3 (5.08%) Debian
4 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (37.29%) Unit Testing
4 21 (35.59%) SOA
5 20 (33.90%) Microservices
5 20 (33.90%) Mobile Application Development
5 20 (33.90%) MVC
5 20 (33.90%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (28.81%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (27.12%) BDD
8 15 (25.42%) E-Commerce
9 14 (23.73%) Manual Testing
10 12 (20.34%) Line Management
11 8 (13.56%) DevOps
12 7 (11.86%) Scenario Testing
13 5 (8.47%) SDLC
13 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
14 4 (6.78%) API Testing
14 4 (6.78%) QA Automation
14 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) C#
2 22 (37.29%) SQL
3 20 (33.90%) T-SQL
4 15 (25.42%) Java
5 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
5 8 (13.56%) Shell Script
6 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.86%) Ruby
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Kubernetes
1 7 (11.86%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (11.86%) Puppet
2 4 (6.78%) Ansible
2 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.78%) Nagios
2 4 (6.78%) Terraform
2 4 (6.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Atlassian
2 4 (6.78%) Capita
2 4 (6.78%) IBM
3 3 (5.08%) Google
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.39%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle