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

Automated Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 38 50
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 89 24 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 13.91% 4.47% 5.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.83% 4.94% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 82 23 44
Leicester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £31,475
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £53,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £43,750 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +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 600 486 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 93.75% 90.50% 86.58%
Number of salaries quoted 524 452 627
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £23,800 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £57,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +8.97%

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 68 (76.40%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.69%) SQL
3 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
4 43 (48.31%) C#
4 43 (48.31%) Unit Testing
5 41 (46.07%) SQL Server
6 37 (41.57%) .NET
6 37 (41.57%) MVC
7 35 (39.33%) Automotive
7 35 (39.33%) HTML
7 35 (39.33%) SOA
7 35 (39.33%) CSS
7 35 (39.33%) .NET Framework
7 35 (39.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 35 (39.33%) Mobile App
7 35 (39.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (38.20%) Microservices
8 34 (38.20%) T-SQL
9 33 (37.08%) jQuery
10 32 (35.96%) WCF
10 32 (35.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (35.96%) Ajax
10 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET
10 32 (35.96%) Web Services
10 32 (35.96%) Mobile Application Development
10 32 (35.96%) Performance Tuning
10 32 (35.96%) Sass
10 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (35.96%) Entity Framework
10 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET Core

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 12 (13.48%) Confluence
2 1 (1.12%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 35 (39.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.24%) GitHub
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.12%) IaaS
4 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Modbus
1 3 (3.37%) RS-485
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (46.07%) SQL Server
2 32 (35.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (12.36%) Power BI
4 4 (4.49%) MySQL
5 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (34.83%) Selenium
2 24 (26.97%) JIRA
3 18 (20.22%) Cucumber
4 13 (14.61%) TeamCity
5 12 (13.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (12.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (12.36%) Bitbucket
6 11 (12.36%) Subversion
7 9 (10.11%) CppUnit
7 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
7 9 (10.11%) Maven
8 8 (8.99%) LoadRunner
8 8 (8.99%) NeoLoad
9 4 (4.49%) Protractor
9 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.37%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (3.37%) JUnit
10 3 (3.37%) SonarQube
10 3 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (39.33%) Automotive
2 22 (24.72%) Retail
3 4 (4.49%) Finance
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Developer
2 16 (17.98%) Software Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Analyst
3 14 (15.73%) Test Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Tester
4 12 (13.48%) Automation Tester
5 11 (12.36%) Lead Developer
6 10 (11.24%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Performance Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Performance Test Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Architect
8 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Systems Architect
9 4 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Business IT Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) IT Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Junior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.57%) .NET
2 35 (39.33%) .NET Framework
2 35 (39.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 35 (39.33%) CSS
2 35 (39.33%) HTML
3 33 (37.08%) jQuery
4 32 (35.96%) Ajax
4 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET
4 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET Core
4 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (35.96%) Entity Framework
4 32 (35.96%) Sass
4 32 (35.96%) WCF
4 32 (35.96%) Web Services
5 10 (11.24%) RESTful
6 6 (6.74%) Spring
7 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.37%) React
8 3 (3.37%) YAML
9 2 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (39.33%) Mobile App
2 10 (11.24%) Device Driver
2 10 (11.24%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (7.87%) e-Learning
4 5 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.49%) User Experience
6 3 (3.37%) CAN bus
6 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.12%) Blog
8 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Android
1 5 (5.62%) Linux
1 5 (5.62%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.37%) CentOS
3 3 (3.37%) Debian
3 3 (3.37%) FreeRTOS
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (76.40%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (48.31%) Unit Testing
3 37 (41.57%) MVC
4 35 (39.33%) SOA
5 34 (38.20%) Microservices
6 32 (35.96%) Mobile Application Development
6 32 (35.96%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (28.09%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (22.47%) Software Engineering
9 19 (21.35%) Software Testing
10 15 (16.85%) Scenario Testing
11 12 (13.48%) Scrum
11 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
12 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (12.36%) E-Commerce
12 11 (12.36%) Line Management
13 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (8.99%) Regression Testing
14 8 (8.99%) Test Planning
14 8 (8.99%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.69%) SQL
2 43 (48.31%) C#
3 34 (38.20%) T-SQL
4 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
5 17 (19.10%) Java
6 11 (12.36%) C++
7 10 (11.24%) C
8 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.37%) Ruby
8 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.12%) Go
9 1 (1.12%) Perl
9 1 (1.12%) PHP
9 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.12%) Python
9 1 (1.12%) VB
9 1 (1.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Degree
2 10 (11.24%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.12%) ISEB
3 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Firmware
2 3 (3.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Atlassian
3 6 (6.74%) Google
4 5 (5.62%) IBM
5 4 (4.49%) Oracle
6 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.37%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) Twitter