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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 139 168
Rank change year-on-year +46 +29  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 160 128 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.97% 1.96% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.23% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 127 98 86
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,450 £32,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4890 5750 6761
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 90.72% 88.18% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4274 4768 5428
Median salary £44,512 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.97% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +27 115 £45,500 +13.75% 12
South Yorkshire +22 28 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North Yorkshire +3 17 £35,750 -10.62%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 270 (87.66%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (62.66%) Selenium
3 133 (43.18%) Java
4 124 (40.26%) Automated Testing
5 123 (39.94%) TDD
6 116 (37.66%) BDD
7 107 (34.74%) ISEB
8 106 (34.42%) ISTQB
9 104 (33.77%) Test Strategy
10 99 (32.14%) Scrum
11 95 (30.84%) Cucumber
12 92 (29.87%) C#
13 85 (27.60%) Software Testing
14 84 (27.27%) Functional Testing
15 83 (26.95%) SQL
16 82 (26.62%) QA
16 82 (26.62%) Test Scripting
17 80 (25.97%) .NET
18 75 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
19 74 (24.03%) SDLC
20 69 (22.40%) Jenkins
21 68 (22.08%) Mentoring
22 67 (21.75%) WebDriver
23 65 (21.10%) JavaScript
23 65 (21.10%) Test Management
24 64 (20.78%) Waterfall
24 64 (20.78%) Regression Testing
25 62 (20.13%) Automation Testing
26 56 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 55 (17.86%) Kanban

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 6 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.65%) Confluence
3 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.36%) GitHub
2 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.27%) Trello
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.99%) Relational Database
2 19 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.62%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.62%) MS Access
5 5 (1.62%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 193 (62.66%) Selenium
2 95 (30.84%) Cucumber
3 69 (22.40%) Jenkins
4 67 (21.75%) WebDriver
5 53 (17.21%) SoapUI
6 51 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (8.44%) SpecFlow
8 23 (7.47%) Git (software)
9 22 (7.14%) JMeter
10 20 (6.49%) JIRA
11 17 (5.52%) NUnit
12 16 (5.19%) TestNG
13 13 (4.22%) FitNesse
13 13 (4.22%) Subversion
13 13 (4.22%) TeamCity
14 11 (3.57%) LoadRunner
15 10 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (2.92%) HP UFT
16 9 (2.92%) Visual Studio
17 6 (1.95%) TestComplete
General
1 52 (16.88%) Finance
2 17 (5.52%) Retail
3 10 (3.25%) Banking
4 7 (2.27%) Advertising
5 6 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.30%) Legal
7 2 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 102 (33.12%) Test Engineer
2 69 (22.40%) Analyst
3 66 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 52 (16.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 49 (15.91%) Tester
6 46 (14.94%) Automation Tester
7 34 (11.04%) Test Automation Engineer
8 32 (10.39%) Senior Tester
9 30 (9.74%) Senior Automation Tester
10 26 (8.44%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (8.44%) Senior Test Analyst
10 26 (8.44%) Test Manager
11 20 (6.49%) Automation Test Analyst
12 17 (5.52%) Developer
12 17 (5.52%) Software Test Engineer
13 16 (5.19%) Test Leader
14 14 (4.55%) QA Engineer
15 11 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
16 10 (3.25%) Developer in Test
16 10 (3.25%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (25.97%) .NET
2 44 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 29 (9.42%) XML
4 26 (8.44%) SOAP
5 17 (5.52%) Web Services
6 13 (4.22%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.92%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.92%) Behat
8 8 (2.60%) WSDL
8 8 (2.60%) XSD
9 7 (2.27%) Velocity
10 5 (1.62%) J2EE
10 5 (1.62%) Node.js
11 4 (1.30%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.97%) REST
13 2 (0.65%) LAMP
14 1 (0.32%) JSON
14 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
14 1 (0.32%) Spring
14 1 (0.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.25%) User Experience
4 9 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.27%) Minimum Viable Product
6 5 (1.62%) Robotics
7 4 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.97%) iPad
9 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.27%) Windows
2 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.65%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Android
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (87.66%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (40.26%) Automated Testing
3 123 (39.94%) TDD
4 116 (37.66%) BDD
5 104 (33.77%) Test Strategy
6 99 (32.14%) Scrum
7 85 (27.60%) Software Testing
8 84 (27.27%) Functional Testing
9 82 (26.62%) Test Scripting
10 75 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (24.03%) SDLC
12 68 (22.08%) Mentoring
13 65 (21.10%) Test Management
14 64 (20.78%) Regression Testing
14 64 (20.78%) Waterfall
15 62 (20.13%) Automation Testing
16 55 (17.86%) Kanban
17 53 (17.21%) Configuration Management
18 47 (15.26%) System Integration Testing
19 42 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 133 (43.18%) Java
2 92 (29.87%) C#
3 83 (26.95%) SQL
4 65 (21.10%) JavaScript
5 27 (8.77%) Python
6 12 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.90%) VBScript
7 11 (3.57%) Ruby
8 10 (3.25%) VB
9 7 (2.27%) C++
9 7 (2.27%) Perl
10 6 (1.95%) C
10 6 (1.95%) Scala
11 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.62%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.62%) VBA
11 5 (1.62%) VC++
12 3 (0.97%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.97%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (34.74%) ISEB
2 106 (34.42%) ISTQB
3 56 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (6.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (4.22%) Degree
6 5 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (26.62%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (13.31%) Oracle
2 35 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.95%) HP
4 5 (1.62%) Blue Prism
4 5 (1.62%) Cognizant
5 3 (0.97%) Progress
6 1 (0.32%) Apple
6 1 (0.32%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
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