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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 28 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 526 411 417
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.30% 7.98% 8.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.92% 8.48% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 330 336 337
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,173 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,644 4,844 4,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 92.19% 94.00% 91.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4,356 3,927 3,751
10th Percentile £30,875 £29,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +11.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,125 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 May 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
West Yorkshire -2 364 £52,500 +5.00% 31
South Yorkshire +1 91 £50,000 +11.11% 9
North Yorkshire +4 52 £45,000 -21.05% 5
East Yorkshire -22 6 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Humberside - 5 - - 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 326 (61.98%) Agile
2 184 (34.98%) Software Engineering
3 174 (33.08%) Java
4 169 (32.13%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (25.86%) Scrum
6 127 (24.14%) JavaScript
6 127 (24.14%) SQL
6 127 (24.14%) Git (software)
7 123 (23.38%) DevOps
7 123 (23.38%) Social Skills
8 118 (22.43%) Python
9 113 (21.48%) Software Testing
10 109 (20.72%) CI/CD
11 107 (20.34%) Degree
11 107 (20.34%) C#
12 98 (18.63%) QA
13 97 (18.44%) TDD
14 94 (17.87%) Games
14 94 (17.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 91 (17.30%) OO
16 88 (16.73%) Selenium
16 88 (16.73%) BDD
17 87 (16.54%) Azure
18 81 (15.40%) Jenkins
19 78 (14.83%) Mentoring
20 74 (14.07%) Finance
21 73 (13.88%) Microsoft
22 71 (13.50%) TypeScript
23 70 (13.31%) Coaching
23 70 (13.31%) Android

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (3.99%) Confluence
2 11 (2.09%) CMS
3 10 (1.90%) Apache
3 10 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.57%) ThingWorx
6 2 (0.38%) Mule
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.19%) IIS
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (16.54%) Azure
2 61 (11.60%) AWS
3 30 (5.70%) GitHub
4 27 (5.13%) Serverless
5 19 (3.61%) Firebase
5 19 (3.61%) GCP
6 16 (3.04%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (2.66%) Amazon ECS
8 13 (2.47%) SaaS
9 11 (2.09%) Amazon Kinesis
9 11 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.90%) Azure Functions
10 10 (1.90%) Azure Pipelines
11 9 (1.71%) GitHub Actions
11 9 (1.71%) TestFlight
12 6 (1.14%) Azure Monitor
12 6 (1.14%) Matillion
12 6 (1.14%) Snowflake
13 5 (0.95%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.74%) Broadband
2 21 (3.99%) HTTP
3 13 (2.47%) 5G
4 7 (1.33%) DNS
4 7 (1.33%) RFID
5 4 (0.76%) LAN
5 4 (0.76%) SAN
5 4 (0.76%) VoIP
5 4 (0.76%) WAN
6 3 (0.57%) Firewall
6 3 (0.57%) Internet
6 3 (0.57%) PBX
6 3 (0.57%) RTP
6 3 (0.57%) SSL
6 3 (0.57%) STUN
6 3 (0.57%) VPN
6 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.38%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.89%) NoSQL
2 39 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 38 (7.22%) MySQL
4 25 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.18%) Big Data
6 19 (3.61%) Redis
7 15 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (2.28%) Data Lake
9 11 (2.09%) Metadata
10 10 (1.90%) Amazon Aurora
10 10 (1.90%) Apache Accumulo
10 10 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.76%) Power BI
12 4 (0.76%) Riak
13 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 127 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 88 (16.73%) Selenium
3 81 (15.40%) Jenkins
4 58 (11.03%) Postman
5 48 (9.13%) Subversion
6 43 (8.17%) SpecFlow
7 40 (7.60%) JIRA
8 39 (7.41%) Mercurial
9 26 (4.94%) Cucumber
10 25 (4.75%) TestCafe
11 21 (3.99%) CircleCI
12 18 (3.42%) Cypress.io
12 18 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (3.23%) Visual Studio
14 16 (3.04%) FitNesse
15 15 (2.85%) Maven
16 14 (2.66%) SoapUI
17 13 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (2.09%) JMeter
19 9 (1.71%) JUnit
General
1 123 (23.38%) Social Skills
2 94 (17.87%) Games
2 94 (17.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 74 (14.07%) Finance
4 43 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (6.08%) Public Sector
6 25 (4.75%) Retail
7 17 (3.23%) Automotive
8 12 (2.28%) Law
9 11 (2.09%) Banking
10 9 (1.71%) Electronics
10 9 (1.71%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
12 7 (1.33%) Marketing
13 6 (1.14%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.76%) Tech for Good
16 3 (0.57%) Aviation
17 2 (0.38%) Advertising
17 2 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 127 (24.14%) Developer
2 97 (18.44%) Software Engineer
3 79 (15.02%) Tester
4 53 (10.08%) Automation Tester
5 50 (9.51%) Test Engineer
6 48 (9.13%) Java Engineer
6 48 (9.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 33 (6.27%) Test Automation Engineer
8 30 (5.70%) Analyst
9 27 (5.13%) QA Engineer
10 25 (4.75%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
12 20 (3.80%) React Developer
12 20 (3.80%) Software Developer
13 19 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
14 18 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (3.04%) QA Automation Engineer
15 16 (3.04%) Test Analyst
16 15 (2.85%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.31%) .NET
2 51 (9.70%) RESTful
3 47 (8.94%) REST
4 44 (8.37%) React
5 41 (7.79%) Node.js
6 34 (6.46%) React Native
7 32 (6.08%) Gherkin
8 30 (5.70%) JSON
9 29 (5.51%) Spring
9 29 (5.51%) Web Services
10 27 (5.13%) XML
11 25 (4.75%) .NET Core
11 25 (4.75%) GraphQL
12 24 (4.56%) HTML
13 23 (4.37%) AngularJS
13 23 (4.37%) SOAP
14 18 (3.42%) Vue.js
15 17 (3.23%) CSS
16 16 (3.04%) .NET Framework
17 14 (2.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.36%) Social Media
2 60 (11.41%) Mobile App
3 50 (9.51%) Algorithms
4 48 (9.13%) Data Structures
5 38 (7.22%) User Experience
6 25 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (4.18%) Cyberattack
8 19 (3.61%) Digital TV
8 19 (3.61%) Smart Meter
8 19 (3.61%) Smartphone
9 16 (3.04%) NHS
10 15 (2.85%) Cyber Defence
10 15 (2.85%) Cybercrime
10 15 (2.85%) Video\Live Streaming
11 12 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (2.09%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.90%) Media Streaming
14 8 (1.52%) Video on Demand
15 4 (0.76%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.31%) Android
2 69 (13.12%) Apple iOS
3 41 (7.79%) Linux
4 34 (6.46%) Windows
5 18 (3.42%) Unix
6 8 (1.52%) VMS
6 8 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (61.98%) Agile
2 184 (34.98%) Software Engineering
3 169 (32.13%) Continuous Integration
4 136 (25.86%) Scrum
5 123 (23.38%) DevOps
6 113 (21.48%) Software Testing
7 109 (20.72%) CI/CD
8 97 (18.44%) TDD
9 91 (17.30%) OO
10 88 (16.73%) BDD
11 78 (14.83%) Mentoring
12 70 (13.31%) Coaching
13 68 (12.93%) Test Scripting
14 62 (11.79%) Kanban
15 59 (11.22%) Test Strategy
16 58 (11.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 56 (10.65%) Acceptance Criteria
18 53 (10.08%) Decision-Making
19 51 (9.70%) Manual Testing
19 51 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 174 (33.08%) Java
2 127 (24.14%) JavaScript
2 127 (24.14%) SQL
3 118 (22.43%) Python
4 107 (20.34%) C#
5 71 (13.50%) TypeScript
6 30 (5.70%) Perl
7 29 (5.51%) Kotlin
8 27 (5.13%) C++
9 24 (4.56%) Bash
10 23 (4.37%) Apple Swift
11 22 (4.18%) Ruby
12 16 (3.04%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.85%) PHP
14 13 (2.47%) C
15 11 (2.09%) PowerShell
15 11 (2.09%) R
15 11 (2.09%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.52%) Scala
17 6 (1.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 107 (20.34%) Degree
2 33 (6.27%) ISTQB
3 18 (3.42%) DBS Check
4 16 (3.04%) ISEB
5 15 (2.85%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.47%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.95%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.38%) HNC
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (18.63%) QA
2 59 (11.22%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.76%) HL7
5 4 (0.76%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.57%) IEC 62304
6 3 (0.57%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 62 (11.79%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.57%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (5.70%) Terraform
2 29 (5.51%) Ansible
2 29 (5.51%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.85%) Puppet
4 12 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.52%) Rancher
6 6 (1.14%) Istio
7 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 73 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.51%) Oracle
3 25 (4.75%) Atlassian
4 21 (3.99%) Google
5 10 (1.90%) Checkmarx
5 10 (1.90%) Splunk
6 8 (1.52%) ANSYS
6 8 (1.52%) Bloomberg
7 7 (1.33%) Dynatrace
7 7 (1.33%) SAP
8 6 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.95%) IBM
10 4 (0.76%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.76%) NEC
10 4 (0.76%) Northgate
11 3 (0.57%) PTC
11 3 (0.57%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.57%) Sonus
12 1 (0.19%) Cadence
12 1 (0.19%) Reuters