Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North of England
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 31 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,143 1,408 1,920
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.53% 7.44% 7.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.23% 8.07% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 909 1,071 1,584
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £30,150
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 13,884 17,458 23,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.49% 92.22% 92.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11,093 13,778 19,430
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.92%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 -3 528 £45,000 -1.10% 77
Yorkshire +9 522 £45,000 +4.65% 44
North East -3 93 £42,500 +4.29% 20
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 754 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (38.58%) Selenium
3 392 (34.30%) Java
4 353 (30.88%) C#
5 284 (24.85%) Scrum
6 276 (24.15%) DevOps
7 266 (23.27%) BDD
8 258 (22.57%) JavaScript
9 220 (19.25%) SQL
10 218 (19.07%) TDD
11 217 (18.99%) QA
12 210 (18.37%) .NET
13 205 (17.94%) WebDriver
14 204 (17.85%) Software Testing
15 188 (16.45%) JIRA
16 186 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
16 186 (16.27%) Finance
17 184 (16.10%) Cucumber
18 164 (14.35%) Python
19 161 (14.09%) AWS
20 160 (14.00%) Jenkins
21 156 (13.65%) Azure
22 152 (13.30%) Docker
23 148 (12.95%) Functional Testing
24 147 (12.86%) Software Engineering
25 143 (12.51%) Test Scripting
26 139 (12.16%) Mentoring
27 137 (11.99%) Microservices
28 135 (11.81%) SDLC
29 134 (11.72%) 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 74 (6.47%) Confluence
2 18 (1.57%) CMS
3 10 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.61%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.44%) IIS
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.35%) Drupal
7 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.17%) Camunda
8 2 (0.17%) GemFire
8 2 (0.17%) JBoss
8 2 (0.17%) nginx
8 2 (0.17%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.087%) Liferay
9 1 (0.087%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.35%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (2.71%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.87%) Magento
3 8 (0.70%) Shopify
4 7 (0.61%) SDL Web 8
5 5 (0.44%) Sage 200
5 5 (0.44%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.17%) BASE24
7 1 (0.087%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 161 (14.09%) AWS
2 156 (13.65%) Azure
3 54 (4.72%) GitHub
4 38 (3.32%) Serverless
5 28 (2.45%) GCP
6 25 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (1.84%) SaaS
8 13 (1.14%) AWS IoT
9 11 (0.96%) BrowserStack
10 9 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.79%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.79%) Trello
11 8 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 7 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
12 7 (0.61%) Slack
13 6 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.52%) npm
14 5 (0.44%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.57%) AMQP
2 13 (1.14%) RFID
3 11 (0.96%) DHCP
3 11 (0.96%) DNS
3 11 (0.96%) Internet
4 10 (0.87%) VPN
5 9 (0.79%) Firewall
6 8 (0.70%) BGP
6 8 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (0.70%) Junos
6 8 (0.70%) NetScaler
6 8 (0.70%) OSPF
6 8 (0.70%) SAN
6 8 (0.70%) VPLS
6 8 (0.70%) WAN
6 8 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 45 (3.94%) MySQL
4 33 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 30 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.70%) Data Lake
8 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.61%) Redis
10 5 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.35%) Flink
11 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.26%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.26%) Big Data
13 2 (0.17%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 441 (38.58%) Selenium
2 205 (17.94%) WebDriver
3 188 (16.45%) JIRA
4 184 (16.10%) Cucumber
5 160 (14.00%) Jenkins
6 134 (11.72%) SoapUI
7 105 (9.19%) Git (software)
8 88 (7.70%) SpecFlow
9 86 (7.52%) Maven
9 86 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 80 (7.00%) Postman
11 69 (6.04%) JMeter
12 64 (5.60%) JUnit
13 52 (4.55%) Appium
13 52 (4.55%) Gatling
14 49 (4.29%) Bitbucket
15 44 (3.85%) NUnit
16 39 (3.41%) TestNG
17 36 (3.15%) Visual Studio
18 32 (2.80%) Hudson
General
1 186 (16.27%) Finance
2 68 (5.95%) Banking
3 32 (2.80%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.45%) Retail
5 25 (2.19%) Marketing
6 17 (1.49%) Legal
7 15 (1.31%) Games
8 12 (1.05%) Advertising
9 11 (0.96%) Electronics
10 6 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.44%) Automotive
11 5 (0.44%) Law
11 5 (0.44%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.35%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.17%) Back Office
15 1 (0.087%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.087%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.087%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 240 (21.00%) Developer
2 212 (18.55%) Tester
3 198 (17.32%) Analyst
4 173 (15.14%) Test Analyst
5 132 (11.55%) Test Engineer
6 117 (10.24%) Automation Tester
7 111 (9.71%) Software Engineer
8 96 (8.40%) Senior Developer
9 79 (6.91%) Test Automation Engineer
10 73 (6.39%) Software Tester
11 58 (5.07%) Test Leader
12 54 (4.72%) Java Developer
13 53 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
14 52 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
15 49 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
16 47 (4.11%) QA Engineer
17 44 (3.85%) Software Developer
18 43 (3.76%) Software Test Engineer
19 41 (3.59%) Automation Engineer
19 41 (3.59%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (18.37%) .NET
2 127 (11.11%) CSS
3 116 (10.15%) Node.js
4 115 (10.06%) REST
5 112 (9.80%) HTML
6 104 (9.10%) Web Services
7 103 (9.01%) AngularJS
8 99 (8.66%) SOAP
9 75 (6.56%) React
10 61 (5.34%) RESTful
11 57 (4.99%) .NET Core
12 51 (4.46%) ASP.NET
13 47 (4.11%) Gherkin
14 46 (4.02%) Spring
15 44 (3.85%) .NET Framework
16 43 (3.76%) HTML5
17 41 (3.59%) XML
18 39 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 39 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
19 36 (3.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.86%) User Experience
3 63 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 46 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.40%) Cloud Native
7 14 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (1.22%) NHS
8 13 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 11 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.70%) Blog
11 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
12 7 (0.61%) Robotics
12 7 (0.61%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.61%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (7.35%) Linux
2 49 (4.29%) Unix
3 48 (4.20%) Windows
4 38 (3.32%) Android
5 21 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.52%) Debian
9 4 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.087%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (24.85%) Scrum
3 276 (24.15%) DevOps
4 266 (23.27%) BDD
5 218 (19.07%) TDD
6 204 (17.85%) Software Testing
7 186 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
8 148 (12.95%) Functional Testing
9 147 (12.86%) Software Engineering
10 143 (12.51%) Test Scripting
11 139 (12.16%) Mentoring
12 137 (11.99%) Microservices
13 135 (11.81%) SDLC
14 120 (10.50%) API Testing
15 109 (9.54%) Regression Testing
16 108 (9.45%) Test Strategy
17 106 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
18 100 (8.75%) Non-Functional Testing
19 96 (8.40%) Manual Testing
20 93 (8.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 392 (34.30%) Java
2 353 (30.88%) C#
3 258 (22.57%) JavaScript
4 220 (19.25%) SQL
5 164 (14.35%) Python
6 66 (5.77%) Ruby
7 65 (5.69%) PHP
8 39 (3.41%) C
9 34 (2.97%) PowerShell
10 33 (2.89%) Scala
11 32 (2.80%) C++
12 30 (2.62%) Bash Shell
12 30 (2.62%) VBScript
13 28 (2.45%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.10%) Java 8
15 18 (1.57%) Groovy
16 16 (1.40%) ES6
17 14 (1.22%) TypeScript
18 12 (1.05%) Go
19 11 (0.96%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 69 (6.04%) Degree
2 66 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 27 (2.36%) ISEB
4 26 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.40%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.35%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.35%) PhD
9 4 (0.35%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.26%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.26%) MCAD
10 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.087%) CISSP
12 1 (0.087%) OSCP
12 1 (0.087%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (18.99%) QA
2 2 (0.17%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.087%) GDPR
3 1 (0.087%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.087%) NIST
3 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.087%) SLA
System Software
1 152 (13.30%) Docker
2 20 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.70%) XenApp
4 8 (0.70%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.26%) Varnish
6 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.087%) Firmware
7 1 (0.087%) NDS
7 1 (0.087%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 65 (5.69%) Terraform
2 60 (5.25%) Kubernetes
3 57 (4.99%) Puppet
4 43 (3.76%) Ansible
5 40 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.05%) WSUS
7 10 (0.87%) Rancher
8 7 (0.61%) SCCM
9 6 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
10 5 (0.44%) Kibana
11 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.26%) logstash
12 3 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.26%) Packer
13 2 (0.17%) Grafana
14 1 (0.087%) Istio
14 1 (0.087%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 1 (0.087%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.087%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.087%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 95 (8.31%) Microsoft
2 32 (2.80%) WorldPay
3 29 (2.54%) FIS
4 27 (2.36%) Google
4 27 (2.36%) Oracle
5 24 (2.10%) VMware
6 14 (1.22%) CA
7 12 (1.05%) Citrix
8 11 (0.96%) Xamarin
9 9 (0.79%) IBM
9 9 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.70%) Barracuda Networks
10 8 (0.70%) Blue Coat
10 8 (0.70%) CheckPoint
10 8 (0.70%) Cisco
10 8 (0.70%) Imperva
10 8 (0.70%) Infoblox
10 8 (0.70%) Juniper
10 8 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.70%) SolarWinds