Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 54 45
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 52 64 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 5.60% 4.39% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.31% 4.94% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 48 56 60
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,625 £24,950
90th Percentile £56,625 £53,750 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.60%

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 824 1296 1207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 88.70% 88.83% 89.28%
Number of salaries quoted 725 1127 979
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,750 £21,780
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £57,500
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leicestershire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +23 44 £41,250 +12.24% 2
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Selenium
2 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 17 (32.69%) C#
4 16 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 16 (30.77%) Finance
5 15 (28.85%) HTML
6 14 (26.92%) CSS
6 14 (26.92%) Test Strategy
7 13 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (25.00%) ISEB
8 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (23.08%) BDD
9 11 (21.15%) JIRA
9 11 (21.15%) Test Management
9 11 (21.15%) Scrum
10 10 (19.23%) Programme Management
10 10 (19.23%) .NET
11 9 (17.31%) Java
11 9 (17.31%) HP
12 8 (15.38%) SQL
12 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
12 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
13 7 (13.46%) Marketing
13 7 (13.46%) Google
13 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (13.46%) MVC
13 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (13.46%) HTML5
13 7 (13.46%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 6 (11.54%) CMS
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (3.85%) Magento
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.92%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) 4G
1 3 (5.77%) 5G
2 2 (3.85%) 2G
2 2 (3.85%) 3G
2 2 (3.85%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.85%) GSM
2 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
2 2 (3.85%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Selenium
2 11 (21.15%) JIRA
3 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
3 7 (13.46%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.69%) QUnit
6 3 (5.77%) MSTest
6 3 (5.77%) NUnit
6 3 (5.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.92%) Calabash
8 1 (1.92%) Capybara
8 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.92%) Protractor
8 1 (1.92%) Ranorex
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Marketing
3 5 (9.62%) Electronics
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Senior Manager
2 10 (19.23%) Senior Test Manager
2 10 (19.23%) Test Manager
2 10 (19.23%) Tester
3 7 (13.46%) Automation Tester
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Implementation Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) .NET Architect
6 3 (5.77%) .NET Technical Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) HTML
2 14 (26.92%) CSS
3 10 (19.23%) .NET
4 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (13.46%) HTML5
6 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (11.54%) XML
7 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.62%) Backbone.js
7 5 (9.62%) CSS3
7 5 (9.62%) Ember.js
7 5 (9.62%) Node.js
7 5 (9.62%) React
8 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.69%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.77%) Autofac
9 3 (5.77%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.62%) User Experience
3 4 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Android
1 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 14 (26.92%) Test Strategy
4 12 (23.08%) BDD
4 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Scrum
5 11 (21.15%) Test Management
6 10 (19.23%) Programme Management
7 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.46%) MVC
8 6 (11.54%) Kanban
8 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.62%) Front End Development
9 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Performance Management
9 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.62%) Project Management
9 5 (9.62%) Security Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 17 (32.69%) C#
3 9 (17.31%) Java
4 8 (15.38%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) C
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) ISEB
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) HP
2 7 (13.46%) Google
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Twitter