Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 28 42
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 57 73 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 9.68% 9.09% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.96% 10.04% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 56 71 39
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £30,625 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £42,500 £53,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +14.29% -19.08% +8.13%

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 520 727 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 88.29% 90.54% 87.98%
Number of salaries quoted 465 684 618
Leicester median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% -5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £67,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76% +5.00%

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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 30 (52.63%) Selenium
2 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) ISEB
3 21 (36.84%) Test Strategy
4 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
4 20 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (33.33%) BDD
5 19 (33.33%) C#
5 19 (33.33%) Finance
5 19 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 18 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (28.07%) JIRA
7 16 (28.07%) Cucumber
8 15 (26.32%) Java
9 13 (22.81%) Programme Management
9 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
9 13 (22.81%) Test Management
10 12 (21.05%) HP
11 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.54%) Google
12 9 (15.79%) WebDriver
12 9 (15.79%) HTML
12 9 (15.79%) CSS
13 8 (14.04%) Scrum
13 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (12.28%) Windows
14 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
14 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
15 6 (10.53%) QA

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 4 (7.02%) CMS
1 4 (7.02%) Confluence
2 3 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) GitHub
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) Bluemix
3 2 (3.51%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
1 1 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (52.63%) Selenium
2 19 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 16 (28.07%) Cucumber
3 16 (28.07%) JIRA
4 9 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.53%) Bitbucket
6 4 (7.02%) AutoIt
6 4 (7.02%) TestRail
7 3 (5.26%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (5.26%) JUnit
7 3 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (5.26%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.51%) QUnit
8 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.75%) MSTest
9 1 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Tester
2 17 (29.82%) Automation Tester
3 13 (22.81%) Senior Manager
3 13 (22.81%) Senior Test Manager
3 13 (22.81%) Test Manager
4 10 (17.54%) Developer
5 9 (15.79%) Analyst
5 9 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Implementation Manager
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Implementation Manager
7 6 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) UAT Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (7.02%) QA Tester
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Junior
10 2 (3.51%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) CSS
1 9 (15.79%) HTML
2 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) Node.js
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
3 4 (7.02%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.02%) HTML5
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.26%) Autofac
4 3 (5.26%) StructureMap
4 3 (5.26%) YAML
5 2 (3.51%) Backbone.js
5 2 (3.51%) CSS3
5 2 (3.51%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (1.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) Test Strategy
3 20 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
4 19 (33.33%) BDD
5 18 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Programme Management
6 13 (22.81%) Test Management
7 8 (14.04%) Scrum
8 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (8.77%) API Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Kanban
10 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
10 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.77%) Project Management
10 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
11 4 (7.02%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) C#
2 15 (26.32%) Java
3 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) SQL
5 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.26%) PHP
5 3 (5.26%) Ruby
5 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) ISEB
2 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.26%) Puppet
3 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 2 (3.51%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) Terraform
3 2 (3.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) HP
2 10 (17.54%) Google
3 4 (7.02%) Atlassian
3 4 (7.02%) Capita
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) Twitter
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat