The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 203 153 175
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 46 52 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.66% 0.98% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.20% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 37 47 38
Average salary £41,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,200 £30,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,450 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5553 4326 4258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.26% 81.61% 78.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4340 3333 3476
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -46 37 £41,250 +21.32% 3
South Yorkshire 0 6 £42,500 -
North Yorkshire -21 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 79 (64.75%) SQL
2 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (49.18%) .NET
3 60 (49.18%) QA
4 44 (36.07%) Selenium
5 43 (35.25%) Test Management
6 38 (31.15%) Microsoft
6 38 (31.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (30.33%) XML
7 37 (30.33%) Finance
8 33 (27.05%) TDD
8 33 (27.05%) SOAP
9 32 (26.23%) User Stories
10 31 (25.41%) Web Services
11 30 (24.59%) Java
12 27 (22.13%) Degree
12 27 (22.13%) HP Quality Center
13 24 (19.67%) Test Scripting
13 24 (19.67%) XSD
13 24 (19.67%) HP
13 24 (19.67%) ISEB
13 24 (19.67%) WSDL
14 23 (18.85%) C#
14 23 (18.85%) Cucumber
15 21 (17.21%) Usability Testing
15 21 (17.21%) SQL Server
16 20 (16.39%) BDD
17 19 (15.57%) Automated Testing
17 19 (15.57%) Software Testing
18 18 (14.75%) OOP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (4.92%) Apache
3 5 (4.10%) IIS
4 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.64%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (3.28%) MySQL
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.82%) Big Data
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (36.07%) Selenium
2 38 (31.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (18.85%) Cucumber
4 18 (14.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (14.75%) SoapUI
4 18 (14.75%) SpecFlow
4 18 (14.75%) FitNesse
5 13 (10.66%) Subversion
6 11 (9.02%) Mercurial
6 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
7 9 (7.38%) Visual Studio
7 9 (7.38%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.10%) JIRA
9 4 (3.28%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.64%) Toad
10 2 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.64%) JUnit
11 1 (0.82%) TestComplete
General
1 37 (30.33%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Games
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
5 1 (0.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (35.25%) Tester
2 41 (33.61%) Analyst
2 41 (33.61%) Test Analyst
3 25 (20.49%) Automation Tester
4 22 (18.03%) Agile Test Analyst
5 13 (10.66%) Developer
6 11 (9.02%) iOS Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Senior iOS Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.38%) Test Manager
7 9 (7.38%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (6.56%) Lead Tester
8 8 (6.56%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.56%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Principal Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Software Tester
11 5 (4.10%) QA Leader
12 4 (3.28%) Test Leader
12 4 (3.28%) Development Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (49.18%) .NET
2 37 (30.33%) XML
3 33 (27.05%) SOAP
4 31 (25.41%) Web Services
5 24 (19.67%) XSD
5 24 (19.67%) WSDL
6 11 (9.02%) JSON
7 9 (7.38%) .NET Framework
7 9 (7.38%) WinForms
8 5 (4.10%) WCF
8 5 (4.10%) WPF
8 5 (4.10%) Dojo
9 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.28%) .NET Remoting
9 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.46%) Ajax
11 2 (1.64%) jQuery
11 2 (1.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.64%) Java EE
11 2 (1.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (9.02%) iPhone
2 11 (9.02%) NHS
2 11 (9.02%) DTV
3 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.74%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.74%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Apple iOS
2 13 (10.66%) Windows
3 7 (5.74%) UNIX
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.46%) Linux
6 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.25%) Test Management
3 33 (27.05%) TDD
4 32 (26.23%) User Stories
5 24 (19.67%) Test Scripting
6 21 (17.21%) Usability Testing
7 20 (16.39%) BDD
8 19 (15.57%) Automated Testing
8 19 (15.57%) Software Testing
9 18 (14.75%) OOP
10 17 (13.93%) Automation Testing
11 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (12.30%) Test Strategy
12 15 (12.30%) OO
13 13 (10.66%) Service Delivery
13 13 (10.66%) Scrum
14 11 (9.02%) iOS Development
14 11 (9.02%) Business Analysis
14 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
15 10 (8.20%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 79 (64.75%) SQL
2 30 (24.59%) Java
3 23 (18.85%) C#
4 11 (9.02%) Objective-C
5 9 (7.38%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.74%) C
6 7 (5.74%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.28%) PHP
8 3 (2.46%) VB
9 2 (1.64%) F#
9 2 (1.64%) VBScript
9 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) Perl
10 1 (0.82%) Python
10 1 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Degree
2 24 (19.67%) ISEB
3 8 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (49.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (22.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 38 (31.15%) Microsoft
2 24 (19.67%) HP
3 12 (9.84%) Oracle
4 4 (3.28%) Typemock
4 4 (3.28%) Red Gate
5 2 (1.64%) hybris
5 2 (1.64%) ATG
5 2 (1.64%) VMware
5 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.64%) IBM
5 2 (1.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.82%) Cognizant
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 25 days ago