Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North of England
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 672 1,491 1,892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.27% 7.70% 8.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 8.31% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 591 1,014 1,521
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £62,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,518 17,933 21,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.16% 92.57% 92.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7,058 13,672 17,605
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,146
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.30% +5.23%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,325 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the North of England

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the North of England.

Salary trend for Test Automation in the North of England

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the North of England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the North of England

Test Automation
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North of England region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. 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
North West -15 319 £50,000 +5.26% 53
Yorkshire +19 293 £45,000 +4.65% 48
North East +3 60 £45,000 +15.38% 15
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 North of England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 418 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (33.63%) Selenium
3 218 (32.44%) C#
4 190 (28.27%) Java
5 189 (28.13%) JavaScript
6 158 (23.51%) SQL
6 158 (23.51%) BDD
7 149 (22.17%) QA
8 143 (21.28%) .NET
9 139 (20.68%) Scrum
10 135 (20.09%) TDD
11 134 (19.94%) DevOps
12 131 (19.49%) JIRA
13 123 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
14 115 (17.11%) Git (software)
15 107 (15.92%) CSS
16 106 (15.77%) HTML
16 106 (15.77%) Software Engineering
17 98 (14.58%) Finance
18 97 (14.43%) Test Scripting
18 97 (14.43%) WebDriver
18 97 (14.43%) Jenkins
19 88 (13.10%) AngularJS
20 87 (12.95%) AWS
21 83 (12.35%) Python
21 83 (12.35%) Azure
21 83 (12.35%) User Experience
21 83 (12.35%) SDLC
22 82 (12.20%) Microservices
23 80 (11.90%) SoapUI

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 40 (5.95%) Confluence
2 17 (2.53%) CMS
3 9 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (1.19%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.04%) Liferay
6 6 (0.89%) Apache
6 6 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.74%) WordPress
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.30%) IIS
10 2 (0.30%) JBoss
11 1 (0.15%) Jetty
11 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.15%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (1.64%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.74%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.74%) Sketch
5 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) BASE24
1 8 (1.19%) SDL Web 8
2 7 (1.04%) Magento
3 5 (0.74%) Shopify
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 87 (12.95%) AWS
2 83 (12.35%) Azure
3 36 (5.36%) Serverless
4 23 (3.42%) GCP
5 21 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (2.53%) GitHub
7 12 (1.79%) SaaS
8 11 (1.64%) Trello
9 10 (1.49%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
10 8 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.19%) npm
11 7 (1.04%) BrowserStack
12 5 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.74%) Firebase
12 5 (0.74%) IaaS
13 4 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.60%) Slack
14 3 (0.45%) BlazeMeter
14 3 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.34%) Internet
2 8 (1.19%) ATM
3 6 (0.89%) Firewall
4 5 (0.74%) VPN
5 4 (0.60%) Skype
6 3 (0.45%) HTTP
7 2 (0.30%) Broadband
7 2 (0.30%) Network Security
7 2 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.30%) Wireless
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.15%) Junos
8 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.15%) NX-OS
8 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.15%) VLAN
8 1 (0.15%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 38 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.23%) MySQL
5 12 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (1.34%) Big Data
8 9 (1.34%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.04%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.60%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.45%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 226 (33.63%) Selenium
2 131 (19.49%) JIRA
3 115 (17.11%) Git (software)
4 97 (14.43%) Jenkins
4 97 (14.43%) WebDriver
5 80 (11.90%) SoapUI
6 68 (10.12%) Cucumber
7 57 (8.48%) Subversion
8 50 (7.44%) Postman
8 50 (7.44%) SpecFlow
9 48 (7.14%) Maven
9 48 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (3.57%) JMeter
10 24 (3.57%) Mercurial
11 23 (3.42%) Appium
11 23 (3.42%) JUnit
12 22 (3.27%) NUnit
13 18 (2.68%) Protractor
13 18 (2.68%) Ranorex
14 16 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (14.58%) Finance
2 35 (5.21%) Marketing
3 29 (4.32%) Banking
4 22 (3.27%) Games
5 19 (2.83%) Retail
6 18 (2.68%) Electronics
6 18 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.53%) Public Sector
8 12 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.49%) Law
10 7 (1.04%) Publishing
11 6 (0.89%) Legal
12 4 (0.60%) Automotive
13 3 (0.45%) Local Government
14 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Military
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 210 (31.25%) Developer
2 125 (18.60%) Tester
3 86 (12.80%) Analyst
4 78 (11.61%) Software Engineer
5 77 (11.46%) Senior Developer
6 72 (10.71%) Test Engineer
7 68 (10.12%) Test Analyst
8 60 (8.93%) Automation Tester
9 46 (6.85%) Software Tester
10 40 (5.95%) Test Automation Engineer
11 35 (5.21%) QA Engineer
12 34 (5.06%) .NET Developer
13 33 (4.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 32 (4.76%) Java Developer
15 31 (4.61%) Software Developer
16 28 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
17 27 (4.02%) Development Engineer
17 27 (4.02%) Software Development Engineer
18 26 (3.87%) Java Engineer
19 23 (3.42%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (21.28%) .NET
2 107 (15.92%) CSS
3 106 (15.77%) HTML
4 88 (13.10%) AngularJS
5 75 (11.16%) Node.js
6 62 (9.23%) Web Services
7 58 (8.63%) SOAP
8 53 (7.89%) .NET Core
9 49 (7.29%) HTML5
10 48 (7.14%) ASP.NET
10 48 (7.14%) React
11 44 (6.55%) RESTful
12 41 (6.10%) REST
13 40 (5.95%) .NET Framework
14 34 (5.06%) KnockoutJS
15 32 (4.76%) JSON
16 29 (4.32%) XML
17 27 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (4.02%) Vue.js
18 26 (3.87%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.35%) User Experience
2 44 (6.55%) Mobile App
3 32 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.87%) Data Structures
5 23 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (3.27%) Virtual Team
7 21 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.83%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.93%) NHS
10 12 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.19%) EMV
11 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.19%) Internet of Things
11 8 (1.19%) Online Banking
11 8 (1.19%) Tandem
12 7 (1.04%) Blog
12 7 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.04%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.29%) Linux
2 25 (3.72%) Windows
3 18 (2.68%) Unix
4 11 (1.64%) Android
5 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (23.51%) BDD
3 139 (20.68%) Scrum
4 135 (20.09%) TDD
5 134 (19.94%) DevOps
6 123 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (15.77%) Software Engineering
8 97 (14.43%) Test Scripting
9 83 (12.35%) SDLC
10 82 (12.20%) Microservices
11 77 (11.46%) Software Testing
12 73 (10.86%) API Testing
12 73 (10.86%) OO
13 61 (9.08%) Manual Testing
14 58 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (8.33%) Mentoring
16 54 (8.04%) Front End Development
16 54 (8.04%) Regression Testing
17 49 (7.29%) Test Strategy
18 48 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (32.44%) C#
2 190 (28.27%) Java
3 189 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 158 (23.51%) SQL
5 83 (12.35%) Python
6 30 (4.46%) Ruby
7 28 (4.17%) PHP
8 26 (3.87%) TypeScript
9 21 (3.13%) C++
10 18 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.68%) C
10 18 (2.68%) Scala
11 17 (2.53%) Groovy
12 15 (2.23%) ES6
13 14 (2.08%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.93%) VBScript
15 10 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.19%) Perl
17 6 (0.89%) COBOL
18 5 (0.74%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 66 (9.82%) Degree
2 43 (6.40%) ISTQB
3 16 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.08%) ISEB
5 10 (1.49%) PhD
6 9 (1.34%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.60%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.30%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CISSP
12 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) HNC
12 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.15%) MCAD
12 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (22.17%) QA
2 8 (1.19%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) GxP
5 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.15%) NIST
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (10.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) XenApp
2 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 34 (5.06%) Ansible
3 31 (4.61%) Puppet
4 24 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (3.42%) Terraform
6 9 (1.34%) Rancher
7 4 (0.60%) Kibana
7 4 (0.60%) logstash
8 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.45%) SCCM
9 2 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.15%) Istio
10 1 (0.15%) Packer
10 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 62 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (2.38%) Google
3 14 (2.08%) Oracle
4 13 (1.93%) SAP
5 11 (1.64%) CA
6 10 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.34%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.89%) Adobe
8 6 (0.89%) Autodesk
8 6 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (0.89%) Perforce
8 6 (0.89%) Splunk
8 6 (0.89%) Workday
9 4 (0.60%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.45%) Apple
10 3 (0.45%) Remedy
10 3 (0.45%) Sony
11 2 (0.30%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.30%) iManage
11 2 (0.30%) Micro Focus