Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 77 71
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leicestershire 6.02% 6.98% 7.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 7.60% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23 53 68
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -12.09% +30.00%
10th Percentile £34,000 £26,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,000 £57,500 £52,525
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +1.19%

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 484 1,013 894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 93.98% 91.84% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 371 718 817
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Leicestershire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +19 28 £45,000 +9.09% 3
Loughborough +3 1 - -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) DevOps
3 15 (48.39%) .NET
4 14 (45.16%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
6 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
6 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
7 9 (29.03%) Azure
8 8 (25.81%) Selenium
8 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
8 8 (25.81%) C#
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (22.58%) ISEB
9 7 (22.58%) CSS
9 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
9 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 6 (19.35%) Ajax
10 6 (19.35%) Spring
10 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (19.35%) jQuery
10 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
10 6 (19.35%) Web Services
10 6 (19.35%) Java
10 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
10 6 (19.35%) MVC
10 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (16.13%) SDLC
11 5 (16.13%) API Testing
11 5 (16.13%) HTML

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 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Azure
2 4 (12.90%) AWS
3 2 (6.45%) Loggly
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.45%) VoIP
2 1 (3.23%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (3.23%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
1 4 (12.90%) Qlik Sense
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2014
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.23%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (16.13%) JIRA
4 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 4 (12.90%) Zephyr
5 3 (9.68%) GitLab
6 1 (3.23%) Codeception
6 1 (3.23%) JMeter
6 1 (3.23%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (12.90%) Banking
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Applications Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Java Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
3 7 (22.58%) CSS
4 6 (19.35%) Ajax
4 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
4 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (19.35%) jQuery
4 6 (19.35%) Spring
4 6 (19.35%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) Entity Framework
5 5 (16.13%) HTML
5 5 (16.13%) REST
5 5 (16.13%) XML
6 4 (12.90%) Middleware
6 4 (12.90%) Node.js
6 4 (12.90%) RESTful
6 4 (12.90%) Velocity
6 4 (12.90%) WCF
7 2 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (6.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) DevOps
3 14 (45.16%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
5 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (19.35%) MVC
7 5 (16.13%) API Testing
7 5 (16.13%) SDLC
8 4 (12.90%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.90%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Innovative Thinking
8 4 (12.90%) Machine Learning
8 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
8 4 (12.90%) Sprint Review
8 4 (12.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) C++
6 2 (6.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) Kotlin
7 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISEB
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Fluentd
1 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Percona
2 2 (6.45%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) SaltStack