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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 40 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,222 848 629
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 6.65% 5.79% 7.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.98% 6.18% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 748 646 522
10th Percentile £36,604 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £36,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £62,725
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 17,514 13,711 8,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 95.33% 93.62% 92.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,892 10,455 6,967
10th Percentile £30,330 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,460
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
North West +16 654 £55,000 +17.02% 88
Yorkshire -7 510 £52,500 +5.00% 46
North East -8 59 £55,000 +23.60% 29
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 803 (65.71%) Agile
2 382 (31.26%) JavaScript
3 379 (31.01%) DevOps
4 362 (29.62%) Software Engineering
5 335 (27.41%) Azure
6 334 (27.33%) Java
7 333 (27.25%) Continuous Integration
8 332 (27.17%) Software Testing
9 311 (25.45%) CI/CD
10 286 (23.40%) TDD
11 276 (22.59%) SQL
12 273 (22.34%) C#
13 259 (21.19%) QA
13 259 (21.19%) AWS
14 255 (20.87%) Python
15 243 (19.89%) Scrum
16 239 (19.56%) Git (software)
17 238 (19.48%) Problem-Solving
18 230 (18.82%) Social Skills
19 225 (18.41%) .NET
20 224 (18.33%) Finance
21 220 (18.00%) BDD
22 212 (17.35%) Selenium
23 199 (16.28%) Coaching
23 199 (16.28%) Jenkins
24 198 (16.20%) Mentoring
25 192 (15.71%) RESTful
26 187 (15.30%) Degree
27 177 (14.48%) Microsoft
28 176 (14.40%) Full Stack Development

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 21 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 19 (1.55%) Confluence
3 16 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.06%) CMS
6 11 (0.90%) IIS
7 9 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.33%) Apache
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.33%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.25%) Headless CMS
9 3 (0.25%) JBoss
9 3 (0.25%) Mule
9 3 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) nginx
10 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.16%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.082%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.082%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.25%) Maple
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 335 (27.41%) Azure
2 259 (21.19%) AWS
3 110 (9.00%) Serverless
4 107 (8.76%) GitHub
5 81 (6.63%) GCP
6 69 (5.65%) SaaS
7 61 (4.99%) Azure DevOps
8 56 (4.58%) Azure Functions
9 46 (3.76%) Azure Pipelines
10 45 (3.68%) PaaS
11 43 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
12 34 (2.78%) Microsoft 365
13 33 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
14 31 (2.54%) npm
15 28 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
16 26 (2.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 26 (2.13%) IaaS
17 22 (1.80%) Azure Logic Apps
18 17 (1.39%) Azure AKS
18 17 (1.39%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.87%) Broadband
2 54 (4.42%) HTTP
3 25 (2.05%) Internet
4 22 (1.80%) DNS
5 20 (1.64%) 5G
6 14 (1.15%) MQTT
7 13 (1.06%) HTTPS
7 13 (1.06%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.57%) LAN
8 7 (0.57%) WAN
9 6 (0.49%) ZigBee
10 5 (0.41%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.41%) Firewall
10 5 (0.41%) RFID
10 5 (0.41%) SAN
10 5 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.41%) Wireless
11 3 (0.25%) DHCP
11 3 (0.25%) FTP
11 3 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.28%) NoSQL
3 83 (6.79%) MySQL
4 63 (5.16%) Relational Database
5 59 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (4.50%) MongoDB
7 29 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.96%) Big Data
10 21 (1.72%) DynamoDB
11 17 (1.39%) Redis
12 15 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.23%) Metadata
13 14 (1.15%) Data Lake
14 11 (0.90%) Neo4j
15 10 (0.82%) Flink
15 10 (0.82%) Power BI
15 10 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.74%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 239 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 212 (17.35%) Selenium
3 199 (16.28%) Jenkins
4 112 (9.17%) JIRA
5 107 (8.76%) Cucumber
6 105 (8.59%) Postman
7 71 (5.81%) SpecFlow
8 50 (4.09%) Cypress.io
8 50 (4.09%) JMeter
9 45 (3.68%) GitLab
10 42 (3.44%) Bitbucket
10 42 (3.44%) Subversion
11 35 (2.86%) Maven
12 32 (2.62%) JUnit
12 32 (2.62%) SoapUI
12 32 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (2.37%) Appium
13 29 (2.37%) Gatling
13 29 (2.37%) TestCafe
14 25 (2.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 230 (18.82%) Social Skills
2 224 (18.33%) Finance
3 168 (13.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 113 (9.25%) Games
5 93 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (6.22%) Public Sector
7 67 (5.48%) Banking
7 67 (5.48%) Retail
8 63 (5.16%) Automotive
9 41 (3.36%) Law
10 38 (3.11%) Manufacturing
11 33 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
12 26 (2.13%) Electronics
12 26 (2.13%) Legal
13 20 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
14 15 (1.23%) Social Housing
15 12 (0.98%) Marketing
16 10 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
17 7 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 351 (28.72%) Developer
2 175 (14.32%) Tester
3 173 (14.16%) Software Engineer
4 108 (8.84%) Test Engineer
5 85 (6.96%) Automation Tester
6 74 (6.06%) Software Developer
7 70 (5.73%) Senior Developer
8 69 (5.65%) Analyst
9 64 (5.24%) Full Stack Developer
10 63 (5.16%) Senior Software Engineer
11 56 (4.58%) Java Developer
12 52 (4.26%) Software Tester
13 51 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
14 46 (3.76%) .NET Developer
15 45 (3.68%) QA Engineer
16 37 (3.03%) Test Manager
17 35 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
18 33 (2.70%) Junior
19 32 (2.62%) Java Engineer
20 31 (2.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (18.41%) .NET
2 192 (15.71%) RESTful
3 166 (13.58%) Node.js
4 147 (12.03%) React
5 121 (9.90%) REST
6 92 (7.53%) .NET Core
7 83 (6.79%) Gherkin
8 74 (6.06%) JSON
9 71 (5.81%) HTML
9 71 (5.81%) Web Services
10 69 (5.65%) CSS
11 59 (4.83%) Spring
12 58 (4.75%) AngularJS
13 57 (4.66%) React Native
14 56 (4.58%) SOAP
15 50 (4.09%) XML
16 46 (3.76%) Kafka
17 36 (2.95%) Spring Boot
17 36 (2.95%) Vue.js
17 36 (2.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.86%) Mobile App
2 89 (7.28%) User Experience
3 73 (5.97%) Social Media
4 59 (4.83%) Data Protection Act
5 55 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
6 48 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.86%) Cloud Native
8 34 (2.78%) Data Structures
9 32 (2.62%) Virtual Team
10 27 (2.21%) Cyberattack
11 26 (2.13%) Life Science
12 25 (2.05%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.64%) Blog
13 20 (1.64%) Data Centre
14 18 (1.47%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.31%) Cybercrime
15 16 (1.31%) IoT
15 16 (1.31%) NHS
16 15 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
17 14 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 123 (10.07%) Android
2 112 (9.17%) Apple iOS
3 100 (8.18%) Windows
4 97 (7.94%) Linux
5 49 (4.01%) Unix
6 23 (1.88%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.47%) VMS
8 9 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.41%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (65.71%) Agile
2 379 (31.01%) DevOps
3 362 (29.62%) Software Engineering
4 333 (27.25%) Continuous Integration
5 332 (27.17%) Software Testing
6 311 (25.45%) CI/CD
7 286 (23.40%) TDD
8 243 (19.89%) Scrum
9 238 (19.48%) Problem-Solving
10 220 (18.00%) BDD
11 199 (16.28%) Coaching
12 198 (16.20%) Mentoring
13 176 (14.40%) Full Stack Development
14 175 (14.32%) Microservices
15 144 (11.78%) SDLC
16 125 (10.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 121 (9.90%) Test Strategy
18 117 (9.57%) Acceptance Criteria
19 116 (9.49%) Test Scripting
20 115 (9.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 382 (31.26%) JavaScript
2 334 (27.33%) Java
3 276 (22.59%) SQL
4 273 (22.34%) C#
5 255 (20.87%) Python
6 152 (12.44%) TypeScript
7 73 (5.97%) Ruby
8 58 (4.75%) PowerShell
9 54 (4.42%) C++
10 42 (3.44%) Bash
11 39 (3.19%) Kotlin
12 36 (2.95%) Go
13 31 (2.54%) PHP
14 29 (2.37%) Apple Swift
15 25 (2.05%) Scala
16 22 (1.80%) C
16 22 (1.80%) Perl
17 21 (1.72%) VB.NET
18 20 (1.64%) Shell Script
19 16 (1.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 187 (15.30%) Degree
2 67 (5.48%) ISTQB
3 33 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.21%) Master's Degree
5 26 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (1.88%) AWS Certification
7 21 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.31%) DBS Check
9 13 (1.06%) ISEB
10 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CIPD
12 3 (0.25%) MCP
12 3 (0.25%) MCSA
12 3 (0.25%) MCSE
13 2 (0.16%) HNC
13 2 (0.16%) MBA
14 1 (0.082%) HND
14 1 (0.082%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (21.19%) QA
2 86 (7.04%) Accessibility
3 11 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.33%) HL7
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 160 (13.09%) Docker
2 7 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.41%) Embedded Firmware
3 5 (0.41%) Firmware
4 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) Ceph
5 2 (0.16%) Lustre
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.082%) Squid
6 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.082%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 140 (11.46%) Kubernetes
2 85 (6.96%) Terraform
3 46 (3.76%) Ansible
4 39 (3.19%) Istio
5 25 (2.05%) Prometheus
6 18 (1.47%) Grafana
7 8 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.41%) Puppet
9 4 (0.33%) Packer
10 3 (0.25%) Rancher
11 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.16%) Mesos
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.082%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.082%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.082%) Kibana
12 1 (0.082%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 177 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 72 (5.89%) Oracle
3 58 (4.75%) Google
4 21 (1.72%) Hitachi
5 20 (1.64%) Splunk
6 19 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.06%) SAP
8 10 (0.82%) ANSYS
8 10 (0.82%) Bloomberg
8 10 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.74%) Databricks
9 9 (0.74%) Dynatrace
9 9 (0.74%) FIS
9 9 (0.74%) ServiceNow
9 9 (0.74%) WorldPay
10 7 (0.57%) AppDynamics
10 7 (0.57%) Perfecto Mobile
11 6 (0.49%) Blue Prism
11 6 (0.49%) Facebook
11 6 (0.49%) Snow