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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 158 183 155
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 92 73 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.30% 0.99% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.18% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 77 57 69
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
6092 6164 4696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 86.30% 83.44% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4823 4805 3632
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 +14 56 £35,000 - 3
North Yorkshire +3 13 £31,500 -3.07%
South Yorkshire +3 13 £40,375 -
East Yorkshire +9 8 £32,000 +18.51%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 107 (55.73%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.27%) ISEB
3 84 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 79 (41.15%) SQL
5 66 (34.38%) Selenium
6 65 (33.85%) Software Testing
7 59 (30.73%) QA
8 56 (29.17%) Java
9 54 (28.13%) TDD
10 52 (27.08%) Automated Testing
11 44 (22.92%) Integration Testing
11 44 (22.92%) Performance Testing
12 43 (22.40%) QuickTest Pro
13 41 (21.35%) Microsoft
13 41 (21.35%) C#
14 39 (20.31%) Functional Testing
15 37 (19.27%) Manual Testing
15 37 (19.27%) UNIX
15 37 (19.27%) ISTQB
16 34 (17.71%) Regression Testing
16 34 (17.71%) Test Strategy
17 31 (16.15%) BDD
18 29 (15.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 29 (15.10%) .NET
19 28 (14.58%) HP
19 28 (14.58%) Degree
20 27 (14.06%) Compatibility Testing
21 26 (13.54%) Test Management
21 26 (13.54%) HP Quality Center
21 26 (13.54%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.52%) Apache
3 1 (0.52%) Node.js
3 1 (0.52%) nginx
3 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.08%) MS Office
3 3 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Route 53
3 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) Internet
1 1 (0.52%) DNS
1 1 (0.52%) HTTP
1 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.52%) VLAN
1 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.65%) Big Data
4 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.52%) Redis
5 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 66 (34.38%) Selenium
2 43 (22.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (10.94%) JIRA
3 21 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (10.42%) JMeter
5 18 (9.38%) Cucumber
6 17 (8.85%) eggPlant
7 13 (6.77%) WebDriver
8 9 (4.69%) FitNesse
9 8 (4.17%) SoapUI
10 7 (3.65%) Toad
10 7 (3.65%) Moq
10 7 (3.65%) ReSharper
10 7 (3.65%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.08%) JUnit
11 4 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.56%) TestNG
12 3 (1.56%) TestComplete
13 2 (1.04%) WATIR
General
1 26 (13.54%) Finance
2 20 (10.42%) Retail
3 9 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (58.33%) Analyst
2 109 (56.77%) Test Analyst
3 55 (28.65%) Tester
4 20 (10.42%) Test Engineer
5 19 (9.90%) Functional Tester
6 18 (9.38%) Software Engineer
7 17 (8.85%) Performance Test Analyst
7 17 (8.85%) Performance Analyst
8 15 (7.81%) Automation Tester
9 14 (7.29%) Functional Test Analyst
9 14 (7.29%) Functional Analyst
10 12 (6.25%) Software Tester
11 10 (5.21%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (5.21%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (4.69%) Lead Software Engineer
13 8 (4.17%) Test Leader
13 8 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
13 8 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.65%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.10%) .NET
2 19 (9.90%) .NET Framework
3 16 (8.33%) XML
3 16 (8.33%) HTML
4 15 (7.81%) ASP.NET
5 11 (5.73%) Gherkin
6 10 (5.21%) Web Services
7 8 (4.17%) HTML5
8 7 (3.65%) WPF
9 6 (3.13%) SOAP
10 3 (1.56%) CSS
11 2 (1.04%) WCF
11 2 (1.04%) LINQ
11 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.04%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.04%) Spring
12 1 (0.52%) XML Schema
12 1 (0.52%) Ajax
12 1 (0.52%) WinForms
12 1 (0.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.85%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.65%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.56%) User Experience
5 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.04%) NHS
5 2 (1.04%) W3C
6 1 (0.52%) EMV
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Open Source
6 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.27%) UNIX
2 19 (9.90%) Windows
3 8 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.65%) Linux
5 5 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (55.73%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 65 (33.85%) Software Testing
4 54 (28.13%) TDD
5 52 (27.08%) Automated Testing
6 44 (22.92%) Integration Testing
6 44 (22.92%) Performance Testing
7 39 (20.31%) Functional Testing
8 37 (19.27%) Manual Testing
9 34 (17.71%) Regression Testing
9 34 (17.71%) Test Strategy
10 31 (16.15%) BDD
11 27 (14.06%) Compatibility Testing
12 26 (13.54%) Test Management
13 22 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (11.46%) Test Planning
14 21 (10.94%) User Stories
15 20 (10.42%) Service Delivery
16 18 (9.38%) Usability Testing
16 18 (9.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 79 (41.15%) SQL
2 56 (29.17%) Java
3 41 (21.35%) C#
4 16 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.77%) VBScript
6 8 (4.17%) VB
7 7 (3.65%) Python
8 5 (2.60%) PHP
8 5 (2.60%) Ruby
9 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) Perl
9 2 (1.04%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.52%) XQuery
10 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (44.27%) ISEB
2 37 (19.27%) ISTQB
3 29 (15.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (14.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (30.73%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (3.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (13.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) Puppet
2 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.58%) HP
3 17 (8.85%) Oracle
4 7 (3.65%) Apple
4 7 (3.65%) VMware
5 5 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.60%) SAP
6 1 (0.52%) IBM
6 1 (0.52%) Compuware
6 1 (0.52%) Empirix
6 1 (0.52%) Percona
6 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
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Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £34,500 plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago