Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 549 869 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.62% 8.60% 9.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 9.30% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 429 751 843
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £30,450 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 6,645 9,344 9,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 92.18% 92.51% 92.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,423 7,992 8,408
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -7 381 £44,000 -5.38% 72
South Yorkshire -2 91 £35,000 -12.50% 12
North Yorkshire -23 63 £45,000 +12.50% 18
East Yorkshire -4 8 £31,000 -20.00% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 372 (67.76%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (39.89%) Selenium
3 211 (38.43%) C#
4 206 (37.52%) Java
5 142 (25.87%) Software Engineering
6 131 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
7 130 (23.68%) TDD
8 127 (23.13%) QA
9 124 (22.59%) DevOps
10 123 (22.40%) SQL
11 121 (22.04%) Scrum
12 111 (20.22%) JavaScript
13 102 (18.58%) Software Testing
14 100 (18.21%) .NET
15 97 (17.67%) Finance
15 97 (17.67%) Jenkins
16 90 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 88 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
18 84 (15.30%) BDD
19 81 (14.75%) API Testing
20 77 (14.03%) Python
21 73 (13.30%) WebDriver
22 72 (13.11%) Git (software)
22 72 (13.11%) Degree
23 70 (12.75%) JIRA
24 67 (12.20%) Cucumber
24 67 (12.20%) Mentoring
25 60 (10.93%) Test Strategy
26 58 (10.56%) SDLC
26 58 (10.56%) SDET

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 17 (3.10%) Confluence
2 16 (2.91%) NServiceBus
3 9 (1.64%) IIS
4 5 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (0.91%) Mule
5 4 (0.73%) Apache
5 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.55%) CMS
6 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.18%) nginx
8 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 90 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (4.55%) G Suite
4 23 (4.19%) Office 365
5 16 (2.91%) GitHub
6 15 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (2.00%) SaaS
8 8 (1.46%) IaaS
8 8 (1.46%) PaaS
9 5 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.91%) Serverless
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (0.73%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.73%) Route 53
10 4 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Slack
12 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.36%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.28%) HTTP
2 10 (1.82%) FTP
3 8 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.09%) DNS
5 2 (0.36%) DHCP
5 2 (0.36%) Firewall
5 2 (0.36%) Internet
5 2 (0.36%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.83%) NoSQL
2 21 (3.83%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.73%) MySQL
4 13 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.55%) DB2
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.36%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.18%) Adabas
10 1 (0.18%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.18%) Redis
10 1 (0.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 219 (39.89%) Selenium
2 97 (17.67%) Jenkins
3 73 (13.30%) WebDriver
4 72 (13.11%) Git (software)
5 70 (12.75%) JIRA
6 67 (12.20%) Cucumber
7 55 (10.02%) SoapUI
8 41 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (6.92%) SpecFlow
10 37 (6.74%) JMeter
10 37 (6.74%) JUnit
10 37 (6.74%) Maven
11 27 (4.92%) NeoLoad
11 27 (4.92%) WebLOAD
12 25 (4.55%) Appium
13 21 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (3.83%) NUnit
14 18 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
14 18 (3.28%) WATIR
15 17 (3.10%) Gatling
General
1 97 (17.67%) Finance
2 38 (6.92%) Retail
3 31 (5.65%) Marketing
4 17 (3.10%) Banking
5 6 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.91%) Law
7 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 166 (30.24%) Developer
2 137 (24.95%) Tester
3 88 (16.03%) Analyst
3 88 (16.03%) Test Engineer
4 80 (14.57%) Test Analyst
5 78 (14.21%) Automation Tester
6 68 (12.39%) Developer in Test
7 54 (9.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 51 (9.29%) Software Engineer
9 35 (6.38%) Senior Developer
10 34 (6.19%) Software Tester
11 32 (5.83%) Java Developer
12 29 (5.28%) Test Automation Developer
13 28 (5.10%) C# Developer
14 26 (4.74%) Senior Test Engineer
15 25 (4.55%) .NET Developer
15 25 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (4.55%) Software Developer
15 25 (4.55%) Test Leader
16 24 (4.37%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (18.21%) .NET
2 48 (8.74%) HTML
3 45 (8.20%) CSS
4 42 (7.65%) REST
5 39 (7.10%) Web Services
6 38 (6.92%) Node.js
7 37 (6.74%) .NET Framework
8 32 (5.83%) React
9 31 (5.65%) XML
10 30 (5.46%) Gherkin
11 29 (5.28%) AngularJS
12 25 (4.55%) ASP.NET
13 22 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (4.01%) HTML5
14 21 (3.83%) Angular 2
15 18 (3.28%) JSON
15 18 (3.28%) SOAP
15 18 (3.28%) Spring
16 17 (3.10%) CSS3
17 16 (2.91%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.73%) User Experience
6 13 (2.37%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.00%) Fintech
8 10 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.46%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.73%) Social Media
13 3 (0.55%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.55%) PMI
14 2 (0.36%) Life Science
14 2 (0.36%) NHS
14 2 (0.36%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.65%) Windows
2 37 (6.74%) Linux
3 18 (3.28%) Android
4 8 (1.46%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.46%) Unix
5 7 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.73%) zOS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (67.76%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (25.87%) Software Engineering
3 131 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
4 130 (23.68%) TDD
5 124 (22.59%) DevOps
6 121 (22.04%) Scrum
7 102 (18.58%) Software Testing
8 84 (15.30%) BDD
9 81 (14.75%) API Testing
10 67 (12.20%) Mentoring
11 60 (10.93%) Test Strategy
12 58 (10.56%) SDET
12 58 (10.56%) SDLC
13 56 (10.20%) Manual Testing
14 54 (9.84%) Test Scripting
15 53 (9.65%) Continuous Delivery
16 51 (9.29%) Open Source
17 50 (9.11%) Computer Science
18 49 (8.93%) Performance Testing
19 48 (8.74%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 211 (38.43%) C#
2 206 (37.52%) Java
3 123 (22.40%) SQL
4 111 (20.22%) JavaScript
5 77 (14.03%) Python
6 45 (8.20%) Ruby
7 44 (8.01%) PHP
8 28 (5.10%) Scala
9 27 (4.92%) TypeScript
10 22 (4.01%) C++
11 19 (3.46%) C
11 19 (3.46%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.00%) Perl
13 9 (1.64%) ES6
13 9 (1.64%) PHP 7
14 8 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.28%) Java 8
16 6 (1.09%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.73%) Apple Swift
18 3 (0.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 72 (13.11%) Degree
2 56 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 39 (7.10%) ISEB
4 31 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (4.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.91%) CISSP
6 5 (0.91%) GIAC
6 5 (0.91%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.73%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.73%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.55%) PMP
9 2 (0.36%) HNC
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) OCA
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (23.13%) QA
2 7 (1.28%) GDPR
3 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) PMO
5 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (5.46%) Docker
2 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (4.01%) Puppet
2 14 (2.55%) Terraform
3 13 (2.37%) Ansible
4 9 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.91%) Mesos
7 4 (0.73%) Nessus
7 4 (0.73%) Nmap
8 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.36%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.36%) SCCM
8 2 (0.36%) WSUS
9 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 51 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.56%) Google
3 18 (3.28%) Oracle
4 14 (2.55%) Xamarin
5 12 (2.19%) HP
6 6 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.09%) Splunk
7 5 (0.91%) AppDynamics
7 5 (0.91%) Dynatrace
7 5 (0.91%) IBM
8 4 (0.73%) Qualys
8 4 (0.73%) Zend
9 2 (0.36%) Cadence
9 2 (0.36%) EMC
9 2 (0.36%) NetApp
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe
10 1 (0.18%) CA
10 1 (0.18%) Remedy
10 1 (0.18%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.18%) webMethods