Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 21 49
Rank change year-on-year -12 +28 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 69 102 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 6.94% 10.99% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.71% 11.76% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 60 94 26
Leicestershire median annual salary £36,250 £45,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.89% +16.03% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £28,375
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
East Midlands median annual salary £43,875 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.24% -5.56% +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 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 895 867 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 90.04% 93.43% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 738 772 706
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £41,800 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.31% +7.18% -6.63%
10th Percentile £25,350 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £55,125
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -4 59 £36,250 -21.20% 3
Coalville -2 1 £33,750 -
Loughborough - 1 £55,000 - 2
Lutterworth - 1 £41,000 -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 52 (75.36%) Selenium
2 40 (57.97%) C#
3 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (47.83%) .NET
5 27 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 27 (39.13%) SQL
6 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
6 25 (36.23%) Azure
7 24 (34.78%) Scrum
8 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 21 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
10 18 (26.09%) SoapUI
10 18 (26.09%) DevOps
10 18 (26.09%) SDLC
11 17 (24.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (24.64%) CSS
12 16 (23.19%) MVC
12 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
12 16 (23.19%) RESTful
12 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (21.74%) API Testing
13 15 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (21.74%) jQuery
14 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework
14 14 (20.29%) Java
14 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
14 14 (20.29%) Web Services
14 14 (20.29%) XML
14 14 (20.29%) Greenfield Project

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 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) CICS
3 1 (1.45%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 25 (36.23%) Azure
2 3 (4.35%) AWS
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.45%) GitHub
4 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Ethernet
1 4 (5.80%) VLAN
2 1 (1.45%) Modbus
2 1 (1.45%) RS-485
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 21 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.45%) Adabas
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 52 (75.36%) Selenium
2 18 (26.09%) SoapUI
3 17 (24.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 12 (17.39%) Visual Studio
5 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
6 7 (10.14%) JIRA
7 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.80%) eggPlant
8 4 (5.80%) Maven
9 2 (2.90%) AutoIt
9 2 (2.90%) GitLab
10 1 (1.45%) CppUnit
10 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.45%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.45%) Subversion
10 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Analyst
1 20 (28.99%) Test Analyst
2 17 (24.64%) Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Applications Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Test Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Tester
7 7 (10.14%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Automation Tester
8 6 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) Test Manager
10 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Software Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (47.83%) .NET
2 17 (24.64%) CSS
3 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
3 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (23.19%) RESTful
4 15 (21.74%) jQuery
5 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework
5 14 (20.29%) Web Services
5 14 (20.29%) XML
6 13 (18.84%) Ajax
6 13 (18.84%) WCF
7 11 (15.94%) REST
8 10 (14.49%) Middleware
9 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
10 4 (5.80%) 802.1X
10 4 (5.80%) HTML
10 4 (5.80%) HTML5
10 4 (5.80%) Node.js
10 4 (5.80%) Spring
10 4 (5.80%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.80%) User Experience
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.45%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.25%) Linux
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) Scrum
3 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 18 (26.09%) DevOps
4 18 (26.09%) SDLC
5 16 (23.19%) MVC
6 15 (21.74%) API Testing
7 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
8 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.84%) Test Strategy
8 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (17.39%) Innovative Thinking
10 11 (15.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (15.94%) Regression Testing
11 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
11 10 (14.49%) Manual Testing
12 9 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (11.59%) Software Testing
13 8 (11.59%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) C#
2 27 (39.13%) SQL
3 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 14 (20.29%) Java
5 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.25%) C
6 5 (7.25%) C++
7 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) COBOL
9 1 (1.45%) ES6
9 1 (1.45%) JCL
9 1 (1.45%) Natural
9 1 (1.45%) Python
9 1 (1.45%) Scala
9 1 (1.45%) SELCOPY
9 1 (1.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) ISEB
2 10 (14.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (14.49%) Degree
3 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) QA
2 6 (8.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.70%) Puppet
2 6 (8.70%) SCOM
2 6 (8.70%) Terraform
3 3 (4.35%) HP ALM
3 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Dynatrace
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) HP
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) IBM