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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 23 61
Rank change year-on-year -19 +38  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 22 58 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 4.31% 8.44% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 9.81% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 45 7
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,350 £35,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 444 591 599
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 86.89% 86.03% 82.05%
Number of salaries quoted 363 504 513
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -9 10 £39,000 +4.00% 5
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 54 (75.00%) QA
2 50 (69.44%) Selenium
3 48 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (51.39%) Retail
5 36 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 33 (45.83%) Mobile App
7 28 (38.89%) Scrum
8 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
9 23 (31.94%) Java
9 23 (31.94%) Kanban
10 20 (27.78%) OO
11 18 (25.00%) C#
11 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 16 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
13 15 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (20.83%) HTML
14 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
14 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
14 14 (19.44%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 14 (19.44%) Virtual Team
15 13 (18.06%) React
15 13 (18.06%) Node.js
16 12 (16.67%) Backbone.js
16 12 (16.67%) Ember.js
16 12 (16.67%) AngularJS
16 12 (16.67%) Data Structures
17 11 (15.28%) CSS
17 11 (15.28%) QUnit
17 11 (15.28%) Cucumber
17 11 (15.28%) Scala

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 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Google Play
2 2 (2.78%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (2.78%) Firewall
1 2 (2.78%) VLAN
1 2 (2.78%) VPN
1 2 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 50 (69.44%) Selenium
2 11 (15.28%) Cucumber
2 11 (15.28%) QUnit
3 10 (13.89%) Calabash
3 10 (13.89%) Protractor
4 9 (12.50%) Capybara
5 7 (9.72%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.17%) MSBuild
8 3 (4.17%) Subversion
9 2 (2.78%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.78%) JIRA
9 2 (2.78%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.39%) Appium
10 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.39%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.39%) Robotium
General
1 37 (51.39%) Retail
2 4 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (48.61%) Analyst
2 28 (38.89%) Developer
2 28 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) QA Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (13.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
6 9 (12.50%) HTML Developer
7 7 (9.72%) QA Tester
7 7 (9.72%) Tester
8 6 (8.33%) Junior
8 6 (8.33%) Junior Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (8.33%) Junior JavaScript Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) QA Leader
8 6 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (6.94%) iOS Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Quality Analyst
9 5 (6.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) HTML
2 13 (18.06%) Node.js
2 13 (18.06%) React
3 12 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 12 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 12 (16.67%) Ember.js
4 11 (15.28%) CSS
4 11 (15.28%) HTML5
5 10 (13.89%) .NET
6 6 (8.33%) Web Services
7 5 (6.94%) CSS3
8 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.56%) jQuery
8 4 (5.56%) XML
9 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.78%) WPF
10 1 (1.39%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 33 (45.83%) Mobile App
2 14 (19.44%) Virtual Team
3 12 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 9 (12.50%) Social Media
4 9 (12.50%) User Experience
5 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 28 (38.89%) Scrum
4 23 (31.94%) Kanban
5 20 (27.78%) OO
6 16 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
7 15 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (19.44%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
9 10 (13.89%) Functional Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 5 (6.94%) Front End Development
12 5 (6.94%) iOS Development
13 4 (5.56%) Android Development
13 4 (5.56%) CRM
13 4 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
13 4 (5.56%) Integration Testing
14 3 (4.17%) Refactoring
14 3 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
2 23 (31.94%) Java
3 18 (25.00%) C#
4 11 (15.28%) Scala
5 5 (6.94%) Apple Swift
5 5 (6.94%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.17%) SQL
7 2 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Google
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco
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