Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 37 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 +34
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 869 920 924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.05% 6.02% 5.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.71% 6.69% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 711 793 724
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 12,957 13,745 16,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.21% 89.92% 89.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10,274 11,144 13,114
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +13 449 £42,000 +5.00% 59
West Midlands -11 421 £42,500 - 95
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 560 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (43.38%) Selenium
3 338 (38.90%) Java
4 310 (35.67%) C#
5 280 (32.22%) SQL
6 259 (29.80%) QA
7 208 (23.94%) .NET
8 202 (23.25%) JavaScript
9 190 (21.86%) Cucumber
10 182 (20.94%) Scrum
10 182 (20.94%) TDD
11 176 (20.25%) Web Services
12 175 (20.14%) BDD
13 170 (19.56%) Finance
14 160 (18.41%) Jenkins
15 158 (18.18%) Manual Testing
16 147 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
17 146 (16.80%) Software Testing
17 146 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
18 144 (16.57%) Software Engineering
19 136 (15.65%) Git (software)
20 132 (15.19%) WebDriver
20 132 (15.19%) JIRA
21 130 (14.96%) Microsoft
22 127 (14.61%) SDLC
23 126 (14.50%) Test Scripting
24 124 (14.27%) SQL Server
25 123 (14.15%) HTML
25 123 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
26 115 (13.23%) Unit 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 33 (3.80%) Confluence
2 28 (3.22%) JBoss
3 18 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (2.07%) IIS
4 17 (1.96%) MQSeries
5 16 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.04%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.69%) Anypoint
8 6 (0.69%) CMS
9 5 (0.58%) Apache
9 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.46%) Jetty
11 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.23%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.23%) Sitefinity
12 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.27%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.35%) Simulink
5 2 (0.23%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.23%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 123 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (4.49%) GitHub
4 16 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.92%) SaaS
6 7 (0.81%) npm
7 6 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.69%) Bluemix
7 6 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.23%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.23%) Fastly
9 2 (0.23%) IaaS
9 2 (0.23%) NuGet
9 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.23%) Serverless
9 2 (0.23%) Slack
9 2 (0.23%) Stackdriver
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.50%) Internet
2 11 (1.27%) SMS
3 9 (1.04%) HTTP
4 4 (0.46%) Intranet
4 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.35%) DNS
6 2 (0.23%) DHCP
6 2 (0.23%) Extranet
6 2 (0.23%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.23%) FTP
6 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.23%) IPsec
6 2 (0.23%) SSH
7 1 (0.12%) ATM
7 1 (0.12%) Firewall
7 1 (0.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.21%) NoSQL
3 74 (8.52%) MongoDB
4 36 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.80%) MySQL
6 29 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.42%) Power BI
7 21 (2.42%) SSDT
8 17 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (1.96%) Data Mining
9 15 (1.73%) Redis
10 12 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.15%) BigQuery
12 10 (1.15%) Bigtable
13 9 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.81%) Big Data
15 6 (0.69%) DTS
15 6 (0.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 377 (43.38%) Selenium
2 190 (21.86%) Cucumber
3 160 (18.41%) Jenkins
4 136 (15.65%) Git (software)
5 132 (15.19%) JIRA
5 132 (15.19%) WebDriver
6 93 (10.70%) SoapUI
7 66 (7.59%) JMeter
7 66 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 57 (6.56%) SpecFlow
8 57 (6.56%) Visual Studio
9 52 (5.98%) JUnit
10 49 (5.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 37 (4.26%) Subversion
12 33 (3.80%) Bitbucket
12 33 (3.80%) TeamCity
13 27 (3.11%) Maven
13 27 (3.11%) NUnit
14 25 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (2.88%) Zephyr
General
1 170 (19.56%) Finance
2 74 (8.52%) Retail
3 37 (4.26%) Banking
4 24 (2.76%) Back Office
5 19 (2.19%) Games
5 19 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.61%) Automotive
7 13 (1.50%) Marketing
8 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.58%) Billing
10 5 (0.58%) Electronics
10 5 (0.58%) Polish Language
11 4 (0.46%) Advertising
12 3 (0.35%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.23%) Legal
14 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.12%) Law
14 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 190 (21.86%) Developer
2 171 (19.68%) Analyst
3 147 (16.92%) Test Analyst
4 113 (13.00%) Tester
5 111 (12.77%) Test Engineer
6 80 (9.21%) QA Engineer
7 77 (8.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 75 (8.63%) Automation Tester
9 73 (8.40%) Software Engineer
10 61 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
11 51 (5.87%) Software Developer
12 48 (5.52%) QA Leader
13 45 (5.18%) Senior Developer
14 44 (5.06%) .NET Developer
15 42 (4.83%) Java Developer
16 39 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
16 39 (4.49%) QA Automation Engineer
17 36 (4.14%) Test Leader
18 33 (3.80%) Java Engineer
19 31 (3.57%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (23.94%) .NET
2 176 (20.25%) Web Services
3 123 (14.15%) HTML
4 109 (12.54%) CSS
5 85 (9.78%) RESTful
6 82 (9.44%) SOAP
7 65 (7.48%) Gherkin
8 62 (7.13%) ASP.NET
9 59 (6.79%) HTML5
10 56 (6.44%) Node.js
11 51 (5.87%) jQuery
12 50 (5.75%) XML
13 49 (5.64%) .NET Framework
13 49 (5.64%) JSON
14 43 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 42 (4.83%) React
16 41 (4.72%) Spring
17 39 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
18 38 (4.37%) AngularJS
18 38 (4.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (8.29%) Mobile App
3 53 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 45 (5.18%) User Experience
5 28 (3.22%) Fintech
6 25 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.76%) Algorithms
8 23 (2.65%) Data Structures
9 18 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.04%) Replication
14 8 (0.92%) Clustering
15 7 (0.81%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.81%) NHS
15 7 (0.81%) Smart Meter
16 6 (0.69%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
17 5 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (12.66%) Linux
1 110 (12.66%) Windows
2 31 (3.57%) Unix
3 24 (2.76%) Android
4 10 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.35%) CentOS
6 3 (0.35%) Debian
6 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.23%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (20.94%) Scrum
2 182 (20.94%) TDD
3 175 (20.14%) BDD
4 158 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 147 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
6 146 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
6 146 (16.80%) Software Testing
7 144 (16.57%) Software Engineering
8 127 (14.61%) SDLC
9 126 (14.50%) Test Scripting
10 115 (13.23%) Unit Testing
11 113 (13.00%) OO
12 96 (11.05%) DevOps
13 90 (10.36%) Mentoring
13 90 (10.36%) Regression Testing
14 83 (9.55%) MVC
15 76 (8.75%) Microservices
15 76 (8.75%) Waterfall
16 74 (8.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 338 (38.90%) Java
2 310 (35.67%) C#
3 280 (32.22%) SQL
4 202 (23.25%) JavaScript
5 109 (12.54%) Python
6 78 (8.98%) Ruby
7 56 (6.44%) PHP
8 51 (5.87%) C++
9 42 (4.83%) PowerShell
10 37 (4.26%) Shell Script
11 36 (4.14%) VB.NET
12 33 (3.80%) T-SQL
13 31 (3.57%) Perl
14 22 (2.53%) Java 8
15 20 (2.30%) Bash Shell
15 20 (2.30%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.96%) Go
17 16 (1.84%) C
18 13 (1.50%) PHP 5
19 11 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 100 (11.51%) ISTQB
2 98 (11.28%) Degree
3 89 (10.24%) ISEB
4 44 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (2.42%) MCP
5 21 (2.42%) MCPD
5 21 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 13 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.92%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.46%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.35%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (29.80%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.35%) PMO
2 3 (0.35%) WCAG
3 2 (0.23%) SEPA
4 1 (0.12%) DICOM
4 1 (0.12%) GCP
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.12%) JTAG
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 83 (9.55%) Docker
2 7 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) LXC
5 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (8.40%) Puppet
2 63 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (4.60%) Ansible
4 24 (2.76%) Kubernetes
5 23 (2.65%) Marathon
6 14 (1.61%) Terraform
7 12 (1.38%) Nagios
8 11 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.69%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.46%) Cobbler
10 4 (0.46%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.46%) Kibana
11 3 (0.35%) logstash
12 2 (0.23%) Ambari
12 2 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.23%) Cacti
12 2 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.12%) Packer
13 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 130 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.98%) Oracle
3 34 (3.91%) Google
4 12 (1.38%) Capita
4 12 (1.38%) HP
4 12 (1.38%) webMethods
5 9 (1.04%) VMware
6 7 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.69%) IBM
7 6 (0.69%) SAP
7 6 (0.69%) Splunk
7 6 (0.69%) Twitter
7 6 (0.69%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.58%) Misys
9 4 (0.46%) Apple
9 4 (0.46%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.46%) Tableau
10 3 (0.35%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.23%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com