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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 27 49
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 27 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.55% 7.52% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 8.97% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10 25 6
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +29.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £32,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leicester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 238 301 361
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 84.40% 83.84% 82.61%
Number of salaries quoted 220 263 307
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (79.55%) Software Engineering
3 33 (75.00%) Mobile App
4 32 (72.73%) Retail
4 32 (72.73%) QA
5 25 (56.82%) Scrum
5 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
5 25 (56.82%) Selenium
6 23 (52.27%) Kanban
7 22 (50.00%) Java
8 20 (45.45%) OO
9 15 (34.09%) C#
9 15 (34.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (31.82%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (31.82%) HTML
11 12 (27.27%) Data Structures
11 12 (27.27%) React
11 12 (27.27%) Node.js
12 11 (25.00%) Backbone.js
12 11 (25.00%) Ember.js
12 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
13 10 (22.73%) CSS
13 10 (22.73%) QUnit
13 10 (22.73%) HTML5
13 10 (22.73%) Scala
14 9 (20.45%) Social Media
14 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
14 9 (20.45%) User Experience
15 8 (18.18%) Calabash
15 8 (18.18%) Protractor

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 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Google Play
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (56.82%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) QUnit
3 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
4 8 (18.18%) Calabash
4 8 (18.18%) Protractor
5 7 (15.91%) Capybara
6 3 (6.82%) Subversion
7 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.27%) Appium
8 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.27%) Robotium
8 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (72.73%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Advertising
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
3 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (20.45%) HTML CSS Developer
4 9 (20.45%) HTML Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Junior
5 6 (13.64%) Junior Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (13.64%) Junior JavaScript Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Lead Test Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) QA Leader
5 6 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) iOS Developer
6 5 (11.36%) QA Tester
6 5 (11.36%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) HTML
2 12 (27.27%) Node.js
2 12 (27.27%) React
3 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 11 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 11 (25.00%) Ember.js
4 10 (22.73%) CSS
4 10 (22.73%) HTML5
5 7 (15.91%) .NET
6 6 (13.64%) Web Services
7 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 4 (9.09%) CSS3
7 4 (9.09%) jQuery
7 4 (9.09%) XML
8 2 (4.55%) WPF
9 1 (2.27%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 33 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 12 (27.27%) Data Structures
3 9 (20.45%) Social Media
3 9 (20.45%) User Experience
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (79.55%) Software Engineering
3 25 (56.82%) Scrum
4 23 (52.27%) Kanban
5 20 (45.45%) OO
6 15 (34.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (31.82%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.36%) iOS Development
10 4 (9.09%) Android Development
10 4 (9.09%) CRM
10 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
10 4 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.82%) SOA
12 2 (4.55%) MVVM
12 2 (4.55%) OOD
12 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
13 1 (2.27%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
2 22 (50.00%) Java
3 15 (34.09%) C#
4 10 (22.73%) Scala
5 5 (11.36%) Apple Swift
5 5 (11.36%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.55%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Google
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
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