Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North of England
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 23 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 678 1,320 1,381
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.05% 8.14% 7.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.59% 8.84% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 681 1,087 1,127
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 8,931 14,930 17,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.90% 92.03% 92.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,517 12,055 14,532
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,699 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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
Yorkshire -8 325 £45,500 +1.11% 63
North West -11 282 £50,000 +11.11% 72
North East +7 71 £45,000 +13.92% 16
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 355 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (32.74%) Selenium
3 200 (29.50%) C#
4 196 (28.91%) Java
5 192 (28.32%) SQL
6 191 (28.17%) JavaScript
7 170 (25.07%) DevOps
8 152 (22.42%) QA
9 149 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
10 139 (20.50%) .NET
11 132 (19.47%) Azure
12 125 (18.44%) TDD
13 116 (17.11%) Software Engineering
14 113 (16.67%) Scrum
15 110 (16.22%) Git (software)
16 104 (15.34%) BDD
16 104 (15.34%) Python
17 96 (14.16%) Test Scripting
18 95 (14.01%) HTML
19 92 (13.57%) Jenkins
20 83 (12.24%) Degree
21 82 (12.09%) CSS
21 82 (12.09%) OO
22 78 (11.50%) Microservices
23 75 (11.06%) Mentoring
24 74 (10.91%) JIRA
25 70 (10.32%) NoSQL
25 70 (10.32%) Node.js
26 68 (10.03%) SQL Server
27 67 (9.88%) Subversion

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 24 (3.54%) Confluence
2 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.29%) IIS
3 2 (0.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.15%) Apache
4 1 (0.15%) CMS
4 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.15%) nginx
4 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 10 (1.47%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.59%) BASE24
3 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 132 (19.47%) Azure
2 61 (9.00%) AWS
3 22 (3.24%) Serverless
4 13 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (1.77%) SaaS
6 10 (1.47%) Power Platform
7 9 (1.33%) GitHub
8 8 (1.18%) GCP
9 7 (1.03%) BrowserStack
9 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.88%) DigitalOcean
10 6 (0.88%) Office 365
10 6 (0.88%) PaaS
11 5 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.74%) AWS CodePipeline
11 5 (0.74%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.74%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.31%) HTTP
2 20 (2.95%) HTTPS
3 19 (2.80%) Ethernet
3 19 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.65%) 802.11
4 18 (2.65%) Broadband
4 18 (2.65%) MQTT
4 18 (2.65%) STUN
4 18 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (2.65%) Wireless
4 18 (2.65%) Wireshark
5 10 (1.47%) Internet
6 5 (0.74%) DHCP
6 5 (0.74%) DNS
7 4 (0.59%) ATM
8 3 (0.44%) FTP
9 1 (0.15%) 3G
9 1 (0.15%) 4G
9 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.32%) NoSQL
2 68 (10.03%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.39%) MySQL
3 23 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.18%) Big Data
6 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.74%) Power BI
10 4 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.29%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 222 (32.74%) Selenium
2 110 (16.22%) Git (software)
3 92 (13.57%) Jenkins
4 74 (10.91%) JIRA
5 67 (9.88%) Subversion
6 62 (9.14%) SpecFlow
6 62 (9.14%) WebDriver
7 55 (8.11%) Mercurial
8 51 (7.52%) Cucumber
9 46 (6.78%) SoapUI
10 38 (5.60%) Postman
11 33 (4.87%) Appium
12 30 (4.42%) Visual Studio
13 29 (4.28%) Cypress.io
13 29 (4.28%) TeamCity
14 24 (3.54%) Maven
15 22 (3.24%) JMeter
15 22 (3.24%) Protractor
15 22 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (9.73%) Finance
2 30 (4.42%) Games
3 18 (2.65%) Public Sector
3 18 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.03%) Banking
4 7 (1.03%) Electronics
5 6 (0.88%) Automotive
5 6 (0.88%) Legal
5 6 (0.88%) Marketing
6 5 (0.74%) Law
7 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.44%) Back Office
7 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.44%) Retail
8 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 189 (27.88%) Developer
2 120 (17.70%) Tester
3 79 (11.65%) Software Engineer
4 77 (11.36%) Analyst
5 69 (10.18%) Automation Tester
6 66 (9.73%) Test Engineer
7 63 (9.29%) Test Analyst
8 56 (8.26%) Java Engineer
9 54 (7.96%) Java Software Engineer
10 33 (4.87%) Automation Test Analyst
10 33 (4.87%) Java Developer
11 32 (4.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 32 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 32 (4.72%) Test Automation Engineer
12 31 (4.57%) Software Developer
13 29 (4.28%) .NET Developer
13 29 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
14 28 (4.13%) Developer in Test
14 28 (4.13%) Senior Tester
14 28 (4.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (20.50%) .NET
2 95 (14.01%) HTML
3 82 (12.09%) CSS
4 70 (10.32%) Node.js
5 66 (9.73%) React
6 63 (9.29%) AngularJS
7 62 (9.14%) RESTful
8 54 (7.96%) .NET Framework
8 54 (7.96%) REST
9 43 (6.34%) HTML5
10 34 (5.01%) .NET Core
11 26 (3.83%) CSS3
11 26 (3.83%) jQuery
12 24 (3.54%) SOAP
13 23 (3.39%) JSON
14 22 (3.24%) Vue.js
14 22 (3.24%) XML
15 19 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (2.80%) Web Services
16 18 (2.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.14%) Data Structures
2 55 (8.11%) Algorithms
3 41 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (5.75%) User Experience
5 38 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (5.01%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.77%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.33%) Renewable Energy
10 8 (1.18%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.74%) Analogue Electronics
13 4 (0.59%) EMV
13 4 (0.59%) Tandem
14 3 (0.44%) Life Science
14 3 (0.44%) LIMS
14 3 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.98%) Linux
2 25 (3.69%) Windows
3 10 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.33%) Android
5 5 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.59%) Unix
7 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (25.07%) DevOps
3 149 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
4 125 (18.44%) TDD
5 116 (17.11%) Software Engineering
6 113 (16.67%) Scrum
7 104 (15.34%) BDD
8 96 (14.16%) Test Scripting
9 82 (12.09%) OO
10 78 (11.50%) Microservices
11 75 (11.06%) Mentoring
12 66 (9.73%) Test Strategy
13 62 (9.14%) Decision-Making
14 61 (9.00%) SDLC
15 60 (8.85%) Coaching
16 59 (8.70%) Manual Testing
17 57 (8.41%) API Testing
18 52 (7.67%) Validation
19 50 (7.37%) Software Testing
20 49 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 200 (29.50%) C#
2 196 (28.91%) Java
3 192 (28.32%) SQL
4 191 (28.17%) JavaScript
5 104 (15.34%) Python
6 28 (4.13%) C
7 27 (3.98%) C++
8 20 (2.95%) TypeScript
9 17 (2.51%) PHP
10 16 (2.36%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.36%) Groovy
10 16 (2.36%) Ruby
11 12 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.33%) Java 8
12 9 (1.33%) VBScript
13 8 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.03%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.74%) ES6
15 5 (0.74%) Go
16 4 (0.59%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (12.24%) Degree
2 26 (3.83%) ISTQB
3 18 (2.65%) CFA
4 15 (2.21%) ISEB
5 12 (1.77%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.29%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) HNC
10 1 (0.15%) HND
10 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (22.42%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.59%) ISO 8583
2 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.29%) GxP
4 1 (0.15%) GLP
System Software
1 62 (9.14%) Docker
2 7 (1.03%) Microcode
3 5 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.44%) KVM
4 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (4.57%) Kubernetes
2 29 (4.28%) Ansible
2 29 (4.28%) Terraform
3 27 (3.98%) Puppet
4 18 (2.65%) Graylog
4 18 (2.65%) Kibana
5 14 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.92%) Packer
7 7 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.44%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 63 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (1.77%) Aquila
3 10 (1.47%) Adobe
3 10 (1.47%) Google
4 9 (1.33%) Oracle
5 7 (1.03%) Apple
6 6 (0.88%) DevExpress
7 5 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.74%) MKS
7 5 (0.74%) Splunk
8 4 (0.59%) Agilent
8 4 (0.59%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.44%) Keysight
9 3 (0.44%) Perforce
9 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.44%) Sony
9 3 (0.44%) VMware
9 3 (0.44%) Zend
10 2 (0.29%) SAP
11 1 (0.15%) Cognos