Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 24 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 470 257 505
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.98% 9.39% 7.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.42% 10.01% 7.93%
Number of salaries quoted 349 234 398
10th Percentile £33,738 £32,075 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,563 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £53,563
90th Percentile £71,250 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 6,333 2,568 6,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 94.12% 93.79% 91.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4,811 2,251 5,137
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 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
West Yorkshire -4 305 £52,500 +16.67% 52
South Yorkshire -9 98 £45,000 - 6
North Yorkshire -19 51 £48,750 +8.33% 9
East Yorkshire -1 16 £46,500 +43.08% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 268 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (44.68%) Java
3 157 (33.40%) Software Engineering
4 134 (28.51%) Software Testing
5 132 (28.09%) Continuous Integration
6 129 (27.45%) JavaScript
7 126 (26.81%) Social Skills
8 120 (25.53%) C#
9 117 (24.89%) Selenium
10 116 (24.68%) Git (software)
11 115 (24.47%) Scrum
12 113 (24.04%) SQL
13 110 (23.40%) QA
14 97 (20.64%) DevOps
15 83 (17.66%) TDD
16 80 (17.02%) Python
17 79 (16.81%) Degree
18 75 (15.96%) Docker
19 74 (15.74%) Azure
19 74 (15.74%) AWS
20 73 (15.53%) Postman
21 70 (14.89%) Node.js
21 70 (14.89%) OO
22 69 (14.68%) NoSQL
23 66 (14.04%) BDD
24 64 (13.62%) HTML
25 63 (13.40%) Jenkins
26 61 (12.98%) MySQL
27 60 (12.77%) Kubernetes
27 60 (12.77%) React

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 12 (2.55%) Confluence
1 12 (2.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.21%) IIS
3 1 (0.21%) Mailman
3 1 (0.21%) nginx
3 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 74 (15.74%) AWS
1 74 (15.74%) Azure
2 31 (6.60%) Serverless
3 30 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
4 24 (5.11%) Amazon Kinesis
4 24 (5.11%) PaaS
5 21 (4.47%) GitHub
6 15 (3.19%) GCP
6 15 (3.19%) SaaS
7 8 (1.70%) Apigee
7 8 (1.70%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.28%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (1.28%) AWS Fargate
8 6 (1.28%) IaaS
9 3 (0.64%) GitHub Actions
9 3 (0.64%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.43%) Cloudflare Workers
10 2 (0.43%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.91%) HTTP
2 37 (7.87%) Broadband
3 32 (6.81%) HTTPS
4 29 (6.17%) Wireshark
5 27 (5.74%) 802.11
5 27 (5.74%) Ethernet
5 27 (5.74%) MQTT
5 27 (5.74%) STUN
5 27 (5.74%) TCP/IP
5 27 (5.74%) Wi-Fi
5 27 (5.74%) Wireless
6 9 (1.91%) Internet
7 4 (0.85%) VoIP
8 2 (0.43%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.43%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.43%) Telnet
9 1 (0.21%) DNS
9 1 (0.21%) Firewall
9 1 (0.21%) Network Security
9 1 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (14.68%) NoSQL
2 61 (12.98%) MySQL
3 23 (4.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 20 (4.26%) SQL Server
5 19 (4.04%) Redis
6 16 (3.40%) Big Data
7 12 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.64%) GIS
10 3 (0.64%) Power BI
11 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.43%) DB2
11 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 117 (24.89%) Selenium
2 116 (24.68%) Git (software)
3 73 (15.53%) Postman
4 63 (13.40%) Jenkins
5 56 (11.91%) Subversion
6 53 (11.28%) Mercurial
7 49 (10.43%) Cucumber
8 45 (9.57%) JIRA
9 34 (7.23%) Appium
10 31 (6.60%) SoapUI
11 30 (6.38%) WebDriver
12 29 (6.17%) SpecFlow
13 23 (4.89%) GitLab
14 18 (3.83%) Bitbucket
14 18 (3.83%) JMeter
15 15 (3.19%) Katalon Studio
16 14 (2.98%) Babel
16 14 (2.98%) webpack
17 12 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (2.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 126 (26.81%) Social Skills
2 32 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.60%) Telecoms
4 26 (5.53%) Games
5 20 (4.26%) Finance
6 17 (3.62%) Public Sector
7 14 (2.98%) Marketing
7 14 (2.98%) Retail
8 13 (2.77%) Law
9 11 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (2.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 6 (1.28%) Legal
11 6 (1.28%) Local Government
12 5 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.64%) Banking
14 2 (0.43%) Automotive
14 2 (0.43%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Advertising
15 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 123 (26.17%) Software Engineer
2 92 (19.57%) Developer
3 61 (12.98%) Java Engineer
3 61 (12.98%) Java Software Engineer
4 53 (11.28%) Tester
5 39 (8.30%) Analyst
5 39 (8.30%) Test Analyst
6 38 (8.09%) Automation Engineer
7 35 (7.45%) Test Engineer
8 34 (7.23%) Automation Tester
9 30 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
10 29 (6.17%) QA Engineer
11 26 (5.53%) Validation Engineer
11 26 (5.53%) Wireless Engineer
12 24 (5.11%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.89%) Software Developer
14 22 (4.68%) Software Tester
15 18 (3.83%) Cloud Developer
15 18 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
15 18 (3.83%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.89%) Node.js
2 64 (13.62%) HTML
3 60 (12.77%) React
4 49 (10.43%) Web Services
5 47 (10.00%) RESTful
5 47 (10.00%) XML
6 44 (9.36%) REST
7 43 (9.15%) CSS
8 35 (7.45%) Kafka
9 34 (7.23%) Spring
10 32 (6.81%) .NET
10 32 (6.81%) JSON
11 31 (6.60%) AngularJS
12 27 (5.74%) 802.1X
12 27 (5.74%) XMPP
13 20 (4.26%) Gherkin
13 20 (4.26%) SOAP
14 18 (3.83%) Redux
15 17 (3.62%) GraphQL
16 15 (3.19%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.28%) Algorithms
1 53 (11.28%) Data Structures
2 37 (7.87%) User Experience
3 35 (7.45%) Mobile App
4 20 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.98%) Legacy Code
7 13 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (2.77%) NHS
8 10 (2.13%) Social Media
9 9 (1.91%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.28%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.85%) DataPower
13 3 (0.64%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.43%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.43%) Renewable Energy
15 1 (0.21%) EPoS
15 1 (0.21%) Linux Command Line
15 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.32%) Android
1 25 (5.32%) Apple iOS
2 18 (3.83%) Linux
3 8 (1.70%) Windows
4 7 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (33.40%) Software Engineering
3 134 (28.51%) Software Testing
4 132 (28.09%) Continuous Integration
5 115 (24.47%) Scrum
6 97 (20.64%) DevOps
7 83 (17.66%) TDD
8 70 (14.89%) OO
9 66 (14.04%) BDD
10 59 (12.55%) Computer Science
11 57 (12.13%) Integration Testing
12 54 (11.49%) Mentoring
13 53 (11.28%) Decision-Making
13 53 (11.28%) Kanban
13 53 (11.28%) Test Strategy
14 49 (10.43%) Manual Testing
15 40 (8.51%) API Testing
16 38 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
17 37 (7.87%) SDLC
18 36 (7.66%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 210 (44.68%) Java
2 129 (27.45%) JavaScript
3 120 (25.53%) C#
4 113 (24.04%) SQL
5 80 (17.02%) Python
6 48 (10.21%) TypeScript
7 37 (7.87%) C
7 37 (7.87%) PHP
8 34 (7.23%) Scala
9 33 (7.02%) C++
10 23 (4.89%) Kotlin
11 18 (3.83%) Apple Swift
12 14 (2.98%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.77%) Go
14 11 (2.34%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.91%) Ruby
16 8 (1.70%) Java 8
17 5 (1.06%) Groovy
17 5 (1.06%) VB
18 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (16.81%) Degree
2 22 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 22 (4.68%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.28%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.06%) ISEB
5 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (23.40%) QA
2 15 (3.19%) Accessibility
3 13 (2.77%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.06%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 75 (15.96%) Docker
2 12 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.55%) NDS
2 12 (2.55%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 60 (12.77%) Kubernetes
2 38 (8.09%) Terraform
3 27 (5.74%) Graylog
3 27 (5.74%) Kibana
4 24 (5.11%) Prometheus
5 19 (4.04%) Ansible
5 19 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.98%) Graphite
7 12 (2.55%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 5 (1.06%) Puppet
9 2 (0.43%) Grafana
9 2 (0.43%) nmon
9 2 (0.43%) Rancher
10 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (4.47%) Google
2 20 (4.26%) Oracle
3 17 (3.62%) Splunk
4 13 (2.77%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.55%) ForgeRock
5 12 (2.55%) NetIQ
6 8 (1.70%) Cognizant
7 5 (1.06%) IBM
8 4 (0.85%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.85%) BroadSoft
8 4 (0.85%) Cisco
8 4 (0.85%) Pega
9 3 (0.64%) Adobe
9 3 (0.64%) SAP
9 3 (0.64%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.43%) Citrix
10 2 (0.43%) F5
10 2 (0.43%) GoCardless
11 1 (0.21%) ServiceNow