Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 784 941 1,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.61% 6.12% 5.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 6.73% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 668 821 830
Midlands median annual salary £44,250 £42,500 £39,690
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.12% +7.08% +5.84%
10th Percentile £28,925 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 12,702 13,989 16,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.88% 90.94% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 10,014 11,464 13,239
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,200
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
East Midlands +7 399 £42,500 -5.56% 62
West Midlands -22 383 £45,000 +12.50% 99
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 504 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (43.37%) Selenium
3 296 (37.76%) C#
4 276 (35.20%) Java
5 269 (34.31%) SQL
6 218 (27.81%) .NET
7 194 (24.74%) QA
8 184 (23.47%) JavaScript
9 177 (22.58%) Scrum
10 168 (21.43%) BDD
11 161 (20.54%) Microsoft
12 155 (19.77%) Web Services
13 152 (19.39%) SQL Server
14 150 (19.13%) TDD
14 150 (19.13%) Cucumber
15 146 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
16 145 (18.49%) HTML
17 137 (17.47%) Finance
18 135 (17.22%) JIRA
19 134 (17.09%) WebDriver
20 125 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
21 124 (15.82%) Software Testing
21 124 (15.82%) CSS
22 112 (14.29%) Git (software)
22 112 (14.29%) Microservices
23 107 (13.65%) Unit Testing
24 104 (13.27%) Test Scripting
25 99 (12.63%) Jenkins
26 96 (12.24%) Software Engineering
27 94 (11.99%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 41 (5.23%) Confluence
2 19 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.91%) JBoss
5 14 (1.79%) NServiceBus
6 12 (1.53%) IIS
6 12 (1.53%) Sitefinity
7 8 (1.02%) Apache
7 8 (1.02%) CMS
7 8 (1.02%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.77%) Anypoint
8 6 (0.77%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.64%) SAS
9 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.51%) Jetty
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.64%) SPSS
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.38%) Simulink
5 2 (0.26%) Maya
5 2 (0.26%) Mingle
6 1 (0.13%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 125 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (4.85%) GitHub
4 22 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.91%) SaaS
6 6 (0.77%) Fastly
6 6 (0.77%) Serverless
6 6 (0.77%) Stackdriver
7 5 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.64%) Azure Functions
8 4 (0.51%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.38%) IaaS
9 3 (0.38%) Slack
10 2 (0.26%) npm
10 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.13%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.66%) SMS
2 11 (1.40%) Internet
3 10 (1.28%) HTTP
4 8 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.64%) RS-485
5 5 (0.64%) SNMP
6 4 (0.51%) Intranet
7 3 (0.38%) Broadband
7 3 (0.38%) Extranet
7 3 (0.38%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.26%) DHCP
8 2 (0.26%) DNS
8 2 (0.26%) FTP
8 2 (0.26%) IPsec
9 1 (0.13%) ADSL
9 1 (0.13%) ATM
9 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.13%) SMPP
9 1 (0.13%) SMTP
9 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.16%) NoSQL
3 56 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (7.02%) MongoDB
5 44 (5.61%) Relational Database
6 27 (3.44%) Power BI
6 27 (3.44%) SSDT
7 26 (3.32%) MySQL
8 24 (3.06%) Redis
9 22 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.79%) BigQuery
14 10 (1.28%) Big Data
15 9 (1.15%) Bigtable
16 8 (1.02%) Hadoop
16 8 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
18 6 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 340 (43.37%) Selenium
2 150 (19.13%) Cucumber
3 135 (17.22%) JIRA
4 134 (17.09%) WebDriver
5 112 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 99 (12.63%) Jenkins
7 84 (10.71%) SpecFlow
8 73 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 68 (8.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 64 (8.16%) JUnit
11 58 (7.40%) Visual Studio
12 48 (6.12%) SoapUI
13 47 (5.99%) TeamCity
14 41 (5.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 39 (4.97%) Maven
16 35 (4.46%) Bitbucket
17 31 (3.95%) JMeter
18 28 (3.57%) NUnit
19 23 (2.93%) Subversion
20 21 (2.68%) SonarQube
General
1 137 (17.47%) Finance
2 78 (9.95%) Retail
3 38 (4.85%) Automotive
4 20 (2.55%) Banking
5 13 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.66%) Marketing
6 12 (1.53%) Games
7 10 (1.28%) Back Office
8 7 (0.89%) Polish Language
8 7 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.77%) Publishing
10 5 (0.64%) Billing
10 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.51%) Electronics
12 3 (0.38%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Law
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (26.66%) Developer
2 130 (16.58%) Tester
3 128 (16.33%) Analyst
4 112 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 110 (14.03%) Test Engineer
6 83 (10.59%) Automation Tester
6 83 (10.59%) Test Automation Engineer
7 48 (6.12%) Senior Developer
8 47 (5.99%) Software Tester
9 43 (5.48%) Automation Test Analyst
10 42 (5.36%) .NET Developer
11 41 (5.23%) Applications Developer
12 40 (5.10%) Software Developer
13 39 (4.97%) Software Engineer
14 37 (4.72%) QA Engineer
15 33 (4.21%) C# Developer
16 32 (4.08%) Test Leader
17 31 (3.95%) Junior
18 30 (3.83%) Lead Developer
19 28 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (27.81%) .NET
2 155 (19.77%) Web Services
3 145 (18.49%) HTML
4 124 (15.82%) CSS
5 94 (11.99%) ASP.NET
6 87 (11.10%) .NET Framework
7 86 (10.97%) RESTful
8 71 (9.06%) jQuery
9 70 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 66 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 59 (7.53%) Entity Framework
12 57 (7.27%) AngularJS
12 57 (7.27%) WCF
13 54 (6.89%) HTML5
14 49 (6.25%) Sass
15 48 (6.12%) Node.js
16 47 (5.99%) Spring
17 43 (5.48%) Ajax
18 41 (5.23%) ASP.NET Core
18 41 (5.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.57%) Mobile App
2 40 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.59%) Fintech
3 36 (4.59%) User Experience
4 33 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.79%) NHS
10 13 (1.66%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.40%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.28%) Smart Meter
13 9 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.15%) Social Media
14 7 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.77%) e-Learning
16 5 (0.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.73%) Windows
2 76 (9.69%) Linux
3 27 (3.44%) Unix
4 18 (2.30%) Android
5 11 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.77%) CentOS
6 6 (0.77%) Debian
6 6 (0.77%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.26%) VMS
9 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (22.58%) Scrum
3 168 (21.43%) BDD
4 150 (19.13%) TDD
5 146 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (15.82%) Software Testing
7 112 (14.29%) Microservices
8 107 (13.65%) Unit Testing
9 104 (13.27%) Test Scripting
10 96 (12.24%) Software Engineering
11 94 (11.99%) Manual Testing
11 94 (11.99%) SDLC
12 91 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
13 87 (11.10%) MVC
14 85 (10.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 85 (10.84%) Mentoring
15 84 (10.71%) Waterfall
16 82 (10.46%) Test Strategy
17 81 (10.33%) DevOps
18 79 (10.08%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 296 (37.76%) C#
2 276 (35.20%) Java
3 269 (34.31%) SQL
4 184 (23.47%) JavaScript
5 73 (9.31%) Python
6 64 (8.16%) T-SQL
7 62 (7.91%) Ruby
8 36 (4.59%) PHP
9 28 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 26 (3.32%) Java 8
10 26 (3.32%) PowerShell
11 25 (3.19%) VB.NET
12 21 (2.68%) C
13 17 (2.17%) Bash Shell
14 16 (2.04%) C++
15 15 (1.91%) Go
16 14 (1.79%) Scala
17 13 (1.66%) Perl
17 13 (1.66%) TypeScript
18 11 (1.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 70 (8.93%) Degree
1 70 (8.93%) ISTQB
2 52 (6.63%) ISEB
3 34 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (4.21%) MCP
4 33 (4.21%) MCPD
5 32 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 27 (3.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (2.17%) BC Cleared
7 17 (2.17%) DBS Check
8 15 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.15%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.64%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.26%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.13%) HNC
13 1 (0.13%) HND
13 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (24.74%) QA
2 5 (0.64%) GDPR
2 5 (0.64%) PMO
3 3 (0.38%) WCAG
4 2 (0.26%) GCP
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) DICOM
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) SEPA
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (8.29%) Docker
2 5 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.64%) Varnish
3 3 (0.38%) Firmware
3 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 49 (6.25%) Puppet
2 38 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (3.19%) Kubernetes
4 23 (2.93%) Ansible
5 17 (2.17%) Marathon
6 12 (1.53%) Terraform
7 7 (0.89%) Nagios
8 6 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.51%) Cobbler
10 4 (0.51%) Kibana
10 4 (0.51%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.38%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.38%) logstash
12 2 (0.26%) Ambari
12 2 (0.26%) Cacti
12 2 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 161 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.74%) Oracle
3 42 (5.36%) Google
4 11 (1.40%) IBM
4 11 (1.40%) Tableau
5 10 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.15%) VMware
6 9 (1.15%) webMethods
7 6 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.77%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.64%) Adobe
8 5 (0.64%) Cognos
8 5 (0.64%) HP
8 5 (0.64%) hybris
8 5 (0.64%) Infor
8 5 (0.64%) SAP
8 5 (0.64%) Talend
9 4 (0.51%) Alteryx
9 4 (0.51%) Capita
10 3 (0.38%) Facebook