Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 916 942 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.41% 8.77% 7.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.17% 9.51% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 771 842 824
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% +11.43%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 9,004 9,901 10,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 92.51% 92.21% 90.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7,568 8,450 9,028
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 +6 693 £45,000 -0.55% 76
South Yorkshire -2 111 £37,500 -25.00% 8
North Yorkshire -19 84 £40,000 - 6
East Yorkshire +8 25 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 672 (73.36%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (42.36%) Selenium
3 317 (34.61%) C#
4 316 (34.50%) Java
5 228 (24.89%) BDD
6 213 (23.25%) TDD
7 202 (22.05%) JavaScript
8 201 (21.94%) Scrum
9 187 (20.41%) .NET
10 185 (20.20%) Finance
11 184 (20.09%) QA
12 180 (19.65%) SQL
13 166 (18.12%) Software Engineering
14 160 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
15 141 (15.39%) Git (software)
16 139 (15.17%) Cucumber
17 135 (14.74%) Test Scripting
18 134 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
19 132 (14.41%) JIRA
19 132 (14.41%) Software Testing
20 131 (14.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 115 (12.55%) OO
22 113 (12.34%) Mentoring
23 110 (12.01%) DevOps
24 109 (11.90%) WebDriver
25 108 (11.79%) Jenkins
26 107 (11.68%) SoapUI
27 104 (11.35%) Python
28 98 (10.70%) API Testing
29 96 (10.48%) Test Strategy

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 20 (2.18%) CMS
2 13 (1.42%) Confluence
3 6 (0.66%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.66%) Umbraco
3 6 (0.66%) WordPress
4 5 (0.55%) IIS
5 4 (0.44%) Apache
5 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.22%) JBoss
7 2 (0.22%) Jetty
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
8 1 (0.11%) nginx
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.11%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 134 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (14.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.93%) SaaS
4 31 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.84%) PaaS
6 19 (2.07%) IaaS
7 10 (1.09%) FinancialForce
7 10 (1.09%) GitHub
8 7 (0.76%) Serverless
9 6 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.66%) G Suite
9 6 (0.66%) Office 365
9 6 (0.66%) Slack
10 4 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.33%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.29%) HTTP
2 5 (0.55%) DNS
2 5 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.33%) Internet
4 2 (0.22%) Wireless
5 1 (0.11%) AMQP
5 1 (0.11%) Firewall
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.11%) LAN
5 1 (0.11%) Network Security
5 1 (0.11%) RFID
5 1 (0.11%) VoIP
5 1 (0.11%) WAN
5 1 (0.11%) WEP
5 1 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.80%) MySQL
3 34 (3.71%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.18%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.87%) Redis
8 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.66%) QlikView
11 5 (0.55%) Big Data
12 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.22%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 388 (42.36%) Selenium
2 141 (15.39%) Git (software)
3 139 (15.17%) Cucumber
4 132 (14.41%) JIRA
5 109 (11.90%) WebDriver
6 108 (11.79%) Jenkins
7 107 (11.68%) SoapUI
8 80 (8.73%) Maven
9 67 (7.31%) SpecFlow
10 56 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 52 (5.68%) JMeter
11 52 (5.68%) Subversion
12 35 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 30 (3.28%) Gradle
14 28 (3.06%) Bitbucket
15 27 (2.95%) Appium
16 22 (2.40%) Mercurial
16 22 (2.40%) NeoLoad
16 22 (2.40%) WebLOAD
17 21 (2.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 185 (20.20%) Finance
2 54 (5.90%) Retail
3 53 (5.79%) Marketing
4 21 (2.29%) Games
5 15 (1.64%) Legal
6 14 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.42%) Advertising
8 11 (1.20%) Banking
9 10 (1.09%) Law
10 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.44%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 254 (27.73%) Developer
2 183 (19.98%) Tester
3 157 (17.14%) Analyst
4 132 (14.41%) Test Engineer
5 130 (14.19%) Test Analyst
6 128 (13.97%) Automation Tester
7 101 (11.03%) Developer in Test
8 87 (9.50%) Software Engineer
9 69 (7.53%) Test Automation Engineer
10 65 (7.10%) Software Developer
11 62 (6.77%) Automation Test Analyst
12 56 (6.11%) Architect
13 51 (5.57%) Java Developer
14 46 (5.02%) Test Leader
15 45 (4.91%) QA Engineer
15 45 (4.91%) Senior Developer
16 42 (4.59%) Test Automation Developer
17 40 (4.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 40 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
18 38 (4.15%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (20.41%) .NET
2 80 (8.73%) HTML
3 72 (7.86%) CSS
4 65 (7.10%) Web Services
5 62 (6.77%) ASP.NET
6 55 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 53 (5.79%) AngularJS
8 48 (5.24%) XML
9 46 (5.02%) Gherkin
10 40 (4.37%) Spring
11 36 (3.93%) Node.js
12 35 (3.82%) RESTful
13 33 (3.60%) .NET Framework
14 30 (3.28%) SOAP
15 29 (3.17%) JSON
15 29 (3.17%) React
16 23 (2.51%) jQuery
16 23 (2.51%) Middleware
17 18 (1.97%) HTML5
17 18 (1.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (6.11%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (3.06%) User Experience
8 24 (2.62%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.98%) Life Science
12 8 (0.87%) Xbox
13 7 (0.76%) Fintech
14 6 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
15 5 (0.55%) Data Centre
16 4 (0.44%) Algorithms
17 3 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
17 3 (0.33%) Social Media
18 2 (0.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 2 (0.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.66%) Linux
2 26 (2.84%) Windows
3 17 (1.86%) Unix
4 15 (1.64%) Mac OS X
4 15 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.42%) Android
6 10 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (73.36%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (24.89%) BDD
3 213 (23.25%) TDD
4 201 (21.94%) Scrum
5 166 (18.12%) Software Engineering
6 160 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
7 135 (14.74%) Test Scripting
8 132 (14.41%) Software Testing
9 115 (12.55%) OO
10 113 (12.34%) Mentoring
11 110 (12.01%) DevOps
12 98 (10.70%) API Testing
13 96 (10.48%) Test Strategy
14 91 (9.93%) MVC
15 75 (8.19%) Functional Testing
16 71 (7.75%) SDET
17 70 (7.64%) Coaching
18 67 (7.31%) Manual Testing
19 65 (7.10%) Integration Testing
20 62 (6.77%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 317 (34.61%) C#
2 316 (34.50%) Java
3 202 (22.05%) JavaScript
4 180 (19.65%) SQL
5 104 (11.35%) Python
6 69 (7.53%) Ruby
7 49 (5.35%) PHP
8 36 (3.93%) C++
9 22 (2.40%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.29%) C
11 14 (1.53%) Perl
12 13 (1.42%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.09%) Java 8
14 10 (1.09%) Scala
15 8 (0.87%) Go
16 6 (0.66%) Groovy
16 6 (0.66%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.66%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 75 (8.19%) ISEB
2 63 (6.88%) Degree
3 58 (6.33%) ISTQB
4 13 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.76%) CEH
6 7 (0.76%) CISA
6 7 (0.76%) CISM
6 7 (0.76%) CISSP
6 7 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
6 7 (0.76%) CSSLP
6 7 (0.76%) GIAC
6 7 (0.76%) SANS
6 7 (0.76%) SSCP
7 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.11%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (20.09%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.11%) GDPR
3 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (7.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.22%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (1.75%) Puppet
2 13 (1.42%) Ansible
2 13 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.20%) SmoothWall
4 10 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.09%) Terraform
5 6 (0.66%) Grafana
6 5 (0.55%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.33%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.33%) Packer
8 2 (0.22%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.22%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.11%) Nagios
9 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 89 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.08%) Google
3 27 (2.95%) Oracle
4 26 (2.84%) HP
5 17 (1.86%) Xamarin
6 13 (1.42%) Twitter
7 11 (1.20%) Perforce
7 11 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.09%) Kofax
9 6 (0.66%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.66%) Capita
9 6 (0.66%) VMware
10 4 (0.44%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.44%) New Relic
10 4 (0.44%) webMethods
10 4 (0.44%) Zend
11 2 (0.22%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.22%) Renesas
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.11%) hybris