Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 58 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 7.03% 9.59% 8.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.57% 10.49% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 44 57 60
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% -19.08%
10th Percentile £27,350 £32,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,250 £41,375
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,250 £44,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.98% +25.71% -12.50%

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 621 553 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 92.83% 91.40% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 495 509 596
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £23,375
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,000 £56,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -7.14%

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Java
3 22 (46.81%) Selenium
4 21 (44.68%) C#
5 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
6 17 (36.17%) JIRA
6 17 (36.17%) Scrum
7 16 (34.04%) Software Testing
8 15 (31.91%) Unit Testing
9 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
9 14 (29.79%) SQL
10 12 (25.53%) C
10 12 (25.53%) Linux
10 12 (25.53%) Spring
10 12 (25.53%) DevOps
11 11 (23.40%) TDD
11 11 (23.40%) QA
11 11 (23.40%) Confluence
11 11 (23.40%) Stress Testing
11 11 (23.40%) C++
12 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
12 10 (21.28%) Maven
12 10 (21.28%) Degree
12 10 (21.28%) User Experience
12 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
12 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
13 9 (19.15%) Node.js
13 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
13 9 (19.15%) Subversion

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 11 (23.40%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.13%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) GitHub
2 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.64%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (10.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (10.64%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (10.64%) Serverless
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Modbus
1 8 (17.02%) RS-485
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
2 3 (6.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) Adabas
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) Selenium
2 17 (36.17%) JIRA
3 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
3 10 (21.28%) Maven
4 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
4 9 (19.15%) Subversion
4 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
5 8 (17.02%) CppUnit
5 8 (17.02%) Robot Framework
6 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.64%) LoadRunner
7 5 (10.64%) NeoLoad
7 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
8 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.26%) AutoIt
9 2 (4.26%) GitLab
9 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 7 (14.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
1 12 (25.53%) Test Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Software Test Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Tester
4 7 (14.89%) Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Automation Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Java Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.38%) SAP Test Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Software Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) Spring
2 9 (19.15%) Node.js
3 8 (17.02%) CSS
3 8 (17.02%) HTML
3 8 (17.02%) React
4 7 (14.89%) CSS3
4 7 (14.89%) GraphQL
4 7 (14.89%) HTML5
4 7 (14.89%) Redux
5 5 (10.64%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.64%) Jest
5 5 (10.64%) LESS
5 5 (10.64%) REST
5 5 (10.64%) Sass
6 4 (8.51%) XML
7 3 (6.38%) .NET
7 3 (6.38%) 802.1X
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) User Experience
2 8 (17.02%) CAN bus
2 8 (17.02%) Device Driver
2 8 (17.02%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) Android
2 8 (17.02%) Apple iOS
2 8 (17.02%) FreeRTOS
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Test Scripting
3 17 (36.17%) Scrum
4 16 (34.04%) Software Testing
5 15 (31.91%) Unit Testing
6 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
7 12 (25.53%) DevOps
8 11 (23.40%) Stress Testing
8 11 (23.40%) TDD
9 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
10 8 (17.02%) BDD
10 8 (17.02%) User Stories
11 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
11 7 (14.89%) Isomorphic JavaScript
11 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
11 7 (14.89%) Time Management
12 6 (12.77%) Kanban
12 6 (12.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 21 (44.68%) C#
3 14 (29.79%) SQL
4 12 (25.53%) C
5 11 (23.40%) C++
6 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
7 7 (14.89%) Scala
8 5 (10.64%) ES6
9 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
10 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
11 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (2.13%) COBOL
11 1 (2.13%) JCL
11 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
11 1 (2.13%) Natural
11 1 (2.13%) Python
11 1 (2.13%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) ISEB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP ALM
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) SAP
3 4 (8.51%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) IBM