Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 52 40
Rank change year-on-year +31 -12 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 93 22 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 14.22% 3.77% 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.17% 4.34% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 88 21 49
Leicester median annual salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.79% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £54,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +21.79% +4.00% +7.14%

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 613 507 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 93.73% 86.96% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 554 450 570
Leicester median annual salary £41,800 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.47% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,558 £22,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,800 £39,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +7.18% -4.88% +2.50%

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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 71 (76.34%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (55.91%) SQL
3 51 (54.84%) C#
4 50 (53.76%) SQL Server
4 50 (53.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 49 (52.69%) Microsoft
6 48 (51.61%) Unit Testing
7 46 (49.46%) HTML
8 45 (48.39%) CSS
9 44 (47.31%) .NET
9 44 (47.31%) MVC
9 44 (47.31%) Mobile App
9 44 (47.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 42 (45.16%) Microservices
10 42 (45.16%) jQuery
10 42 (45.16%) .NET Framework
11 41 (44.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 41 (44.09%) Ajax
11 41 (44.09%) WCF
11 41 (44.09%) Web Services
11 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET
11 41 (44.09%) T-SQL
11 41 (44.09%) SOA
11 41 (44.09%) Performance Tuning
11 41 (44.09%) Mobile Application Development
11 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 41 (44.09%) Entity Framework
11 41 (44.09%) Sass
11 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET Core
12 36 (38.71%) JIRA

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 26 (27.96%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 50 (53.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.60%) GitHub
4 3 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) IaaS
5 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (53.76%) SQL Server
2 41 (44.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (26.88%) Power BI
4 7 (7.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (38.71%) JIRA
2 34 (36.56%) Selenium
3 28 (30.11%) Bitbucket
4 27 (29.03%) TeamCity
5 26 (27.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (26.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (17.20%) Cucumber
7 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
8 9 (9.68%) IBM UrbanCode
8 9 (9.68%) JUnit
8 9 (9.68%) SonarQube
8 9 (9.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (7.53%) LoadRunner
9 7 (7.53%) NeoLoad
10 6 (6.45%) Subversion
11 5 (5.38%) CppUnit
12 4 (4.30%) Maven
12 4 (4.30%) Protractor
12 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
13 2 (2.15%) UI Automator
General
1 34 (36.56%) Automotive
2 16 (17.20%) Retail
3 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.30%) Finance
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Developer
2 17 (18.28%) Lead Developer
3 16 (17.20%) Tester
4 13 (13.98%) Automation Tester
5 11 (11.83%) Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Software Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Architect
7 9 (9.68%) Systems Architect
8 7 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Performance Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Performance Test Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Embedded Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Junior
12 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
12 3 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
12 3 (3.23%) Junior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (49.46%) HTML
2 45 (48.39%) CSS
3 44 (47.31%) .NET
3 44 (47.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 42 (45.16%) .NET Framework
4 42 (45.16%) jQuery
5 41 (44.09%) Ajax
5 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET
5 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET Core
5 41 (44.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 41 (44.09%) Entity Framework
5 41 (44.09%) Sass
5 41 (44.09%) WCF
5 41 (44.09%) Web Services
6 10 (10.75%) YAML
7 7 (7.53%) RESTful
8 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.30%) Spring
9 3 (3.23%) React
10 2 (2.15%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (47.31%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.38%) Device Driver
3 5 (5.38%) e-Learning
3 5 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.30%) User Experience
5 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Linux
2 9 (9.68%) Windows
3 6 (6.45%) CentOS
3 6 (6.45%) Debian
4 3 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (76.34%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (51.61%) Unit Testing
3 44 (47.31%) MVC
4 42 (45.16%) Microservices
5 41 (44.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 41 (44.09%) Performance Tuning
5 41 (44.09%) SOA
6 29 (31.18%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (21.51%) Line Management
9 15 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 14 (15.05%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (11.83%) Software Engineering
12 9 (9.68%) BDD
12 9 (9.68%) DevOps
12 9 (9.68%) Manual Testing
12 9 (9.68%) Scrum
12 9 (9.68%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.60%) Test Planning
13 8 (8.60%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 52 (55.91%) SQL
2 51 (54.84%) C#
3 41 (44.09%) T-SQL
4 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 16 (17.20%) Java
6 10 (10.75%) Bash Shell
6 10 (10.75%) Shell Script
7 9 (9.68%) Ruby
8 5 (5.38%) C
8 5 (5.38%) C++
9 1 (1.08%) PHP
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Degree
2 10 (10.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.98%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) Kubernetes
1 9 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (9.68%) Puppet
2 3 (3.23%) Ansible
2 3 (3.23%) Nagios
2 3 (3.23%) Terraform
2 3 (3.23%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.08%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) IBM
3 6 (6.45%) Google
3 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.38%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.38%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Twitter