The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 196 162 168
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 66 56 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.90% 1.06% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.27% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 50 52 40
Average salary £36,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Test Automation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5883 4409 4549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.18% 83.09% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4546 3441 3739
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -54 34 £40,750 +19.85% 4
North Yorkshire -2 18 £32,500 -
South Yorkshire -7 12 £36,000 -15.29%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 75 (56.82%) SQL
2 74 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (47.73%) QA
4 47 (35.61%) .NET
4 47 (35.61%) Selenium
5 45 (34.09%) Test Management
6 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
6 37 (28.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (25.76%) TDD
8 33 (25.00%) Finance
8 33 (25.00%) Java
9 31 (23.48%) SOAP
9 31 (23.48%) XML
10 30 (22.73%) Degree
11 29 (21.97%) User Stories
12 27 (20.45%) Web Services
13 26 (19.70%) C#
14 25 (18.94%) Test Scripting
14 25 (18.94%) HP Quality Center
15 24 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 23 (17.42%) HP
16 23 (17.42%) ISEB
16 23 (17.42%) BDD
17 22 (16.67%) Test Strategy
17 22 (16.67%) Cucumber
18 21 (15.91%) WSDL
18 21 (15.91%) XSD
19 20 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
19 20 (15.15%) FitNesse
20 19 (14.39%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (4.55%) Apache
3 4 (3.03%) IIS
4 3 (2.27%) Confluence
5 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.52%) ATG Dynamo
5 2 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.30%) MySQL
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 47 (35.61%) Selenium
2 37 (28.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 20 (15.15%) FitNesse
4 20 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (12.88%) SpecFlow
6 16 (12.12%) SoapUI
7 12 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 11 (8.33%) Git (software)
9 10 (7.58%) Subversion
9 10 (7.58%) JIRA
10 9 (6.82%) Visual Studio
11 8 (6.06%) Mercurial
12 6 (4.55%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.79%) JUnit
13 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
14 4 (3.03%) ReSharper
15 3 (2.27%) TestNG
16 2 (1.52%) JMeter
16 2 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 33 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Marketing
3 5 (3.79%) Retail
4 3 (2.27%) Legal
5 2 (1.52%) Games
5 2 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (36.36%) Tester
2 45 (34.09%) Analyst
3 40 (30.30%) Test Analyst
4 24 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 21 (15.91%) Agile Test Analyst
6 15 (11.36%) Test Engineer
7 13 (9.85%) QA Analyst
8 12 (9.09%) Test Manager
9 10 (7.58%) Developer
9 10 (7.58%) Team Leader
10 9 (6.82%) Lead Tester
11 8 (6.06%) iOS Developer
11 8 (6.06%) Senior iOS Developer
11 8 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
11 8 (6.06%) Software Engineer
11 8 (6.06%) Senior Developer
12 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (5.30%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (5.30%) Principal Engineer
13 6 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.61%) .NET
2 31 (23.48%) SOAP
2 31 (23.48%) XML
3 27 (20.45%) Web Services
4 21 (15.91%) XSD
4 21 (15.91%) WSDL
5 9 (6.82%) WinForms
6 8 (6.06%) JSON
7 7 (5.30%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.79%) Dojo
8 5 (3.79%) WCF
8 5 (3.79%) WPF
9 4 (3.03%) .NET Remoting
9 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.27%) LAMP
11 2 (1.52%) JSP
11 2 (1.52%) HTML
11 2 (1.52%) Ajax
11 2 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) NHS
1 11 (8.33%) DTV
1 11 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.06%) iPhone
4 7 (5.30%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.55%) Digital Media
6 4 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.30%) UNIX
4 6 (4.55%) Linux
5 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.09%) Test Management
3 34 (25.76%) TDD
4 29 (21.97%) User Stories
5 25 (18.94%) Test Scripting
6 23 (17.42%) BDD
7 22 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 19 (14.39%) Scrum
9 18 (13.64%) OOP
9 18 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 18 (13.64%) Usability Testing
10 17 (12.88%) Automation Testing
11 16 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (11.36%) Business Analysis
13 13 (9.85%) DSDM
13 13 (9.85%) Service Delivery
14 12 (9.09%) OO
15 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
15 11 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (56.82%) SQL
2 33 (25.00%) Java
3 26 (19.70%) C#
4 9 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.06%) Objective-C
6 7 (5.30%) C
7 4 (3.03%) PHP
8 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.52%) F#
8 2 (1.52%) VBScript
8 2 (1.52%) VB
9 1 (0.76%) Python
9 1 (0.76%) Tcl
9 1 (0.76%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (22.73%) Degree
2 23 (17.42%) ISEB
3 8 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (47.73%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (18.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.42%) HP
3 15 (11.36%) Oracle
4 4 (3.03%) Typemock
4 4 (3.03%) Red Gate
5 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.52%) hybris
6 2 (1.52%) JBoss
6 2 (1.52%) IBM
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.52%) ATG
6 2 (1.52%) VMware
Leeds, Yorkshire
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