Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 18 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 862 981 867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.41% 9.26% 6.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.14% 10.08% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 739 859 836
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £29,150 £30,400 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 9,430 9,732 11,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 91.96% 91.85% 89.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,017 8,405 9,260
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,600 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,961
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +3.14%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -2 617 £46,000 - 85
South Yorkshire -8 104 £37,500 -16.67% 10
North Yorkshire -6 100 £40,000 +2.56% 8
East Yorkshire +13 31 £39,375 +31.25% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 618 (71.69%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (45.82%) Selenium
3 293 (33.99%) Java
4 268 (31.09%) C#
5 229 (26.57%) TDD
6 217 (25.17%) BDD
7 204 (23.67%) SQL
8 195 (22.62%) Finance
9 180 (20.88%) .NET
10 178 (20.65%) JavaScript
11 171 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
12 170 (19.72%) Scrum
13 161 (18.68%) Cucumber
14 155 (17.98%) Git (software)
15 153 (17.75%) Test Scripting
16 147 (17.05%) Software Engineering
16 147 (17.05%) Software Testing
17 135 (15.66%) QA
18 116 (13.46%) WebDriver
19 115 (13.34%) JIRA
20 114 (13.23%) OO
21 107 (12.41%) Mentoring
22 106 (12.30%) Python
23 101 (11.72%) SoapUI
24 92 (10.67%) ISEB
24 92 (10.67%) Jenkins
25 91 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
26 90 (10.44%) DevOps
27 85 (9.86%) Test Strategy
28 84 (9.74%) Microsoft

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 13 (1.51%) CMS
1 13 (1.51%) Tomcat
2 10 (1.16%) Jetty
3 8 (0.93%) Umbraco
4 6 (0.70%) Confluence
4 6 (0.70%) JBoss
5 5 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.46%) Apache
6 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.35%) IIS
7 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.35%) WordPress
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.12%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 91 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.90%) GitHub
4 20 (2.32%) PaaS
5 19 (2.20%) SaaS
6 14 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.51%) IaaS
8 9 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (0.70%) G Suite
9 6 (0.70%) Office 365
9 6 (0.70%) Slack
10 5 (0.58%) Serverless
11 3 (0.35%) FinancialForce
12 2 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.23%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.23%) Google Play
13 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.51%) HTTP
2 5 (0.58%) Internet
3 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.23%) AMQP
4 2 (0.23%) Firewall
4 2 (0.23%) Wireless
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) Intranet
5 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.12%) LAN
5 1 (0.12%) Network Security
5 1 (0.12%) SSL
5 1 (0.12%) VoIP
5 1 (0.12%) WAN
5 1 (0.12%) WEP
5 1 (0.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 35 (4.06%) MySQL
4 23 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 23 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.16%) Big Data
6 10 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.93%) Redis
8 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.70%) QlikView
11 5 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.58%) Riak
12 4 (0.46%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 395 (45.82%) Selenium
2 161 (18.68%) Cucumber
3 155 (17.98%) Git (software)
4 116 (13.46%) WebDriver
5 115 (13.34%) JIRA
6 101 (11.72%) SoapUI
7 92 (10.67%) Jenkins
8 76 (8.82%) SpecFlow
9 56 (6.50%) Subversion
10 55 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 49 (5.68%) Maven
12 34 (3.94%) JMeter
12 34 (3.94%) Mercurial
13 31 (3.60%) Ranorex
14 30 (3.48%) Appium
14 30 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (2.78%) NeoLoad
15 24 (2.78%) WebLOAD
16 23 (2.67%) Gradle
17 21 (2.44%) TestComplete
General
1 195 (22.62%) Finance
2 75 (8.70%) Retail
3 33 (3.83%) Marketing
4 17 (1.97%) Legal
5 13 (1.51%) Advertising
6 11 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.16%) Games
8 8 (0.93%) Banking
8 8 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.58%) Law
10 4 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 222 (25.75%) Developer
2 188 (21.81%) Tester
3 150 (17.40%) Analyst
4 142 (16.47%) Test Analyst
5 129 (14.97%) Automation Tester
6 115 (13.34%) Test Engineer
7 72 (8.35%) Developer in Test
8 66 (7.66%) Software Developer
9 63 (7.31%) Software Engineer
10 60 (6.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 57 (6.61%) Automation Test Analyst
12 55 (6.38%) Java Developer
13 47 (5.45%) Software Tester
14 45 (5.22%) Architect
15 37 (4.29%) Test Leader
16 35 (4.06%) Automation Test Lead
16 35 (4.06%) Senior Developer
16 35 (4.06%) Senior Tester
17 34 (3.94%) QA Engineer
18 33 (3.83%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (20.88%) .NET
2 75 (8.70%) HTML
3 71 (8.24%) CSS
4 62 (7.19%) AngularJS
5 54 (6.26%) XML
6 52 (6.03%) ASP.NET
7 41 (4.76%) Gherkin
8 40 (4.64%) Web Services
9 38 (4.41%) SOAP
9 38 (4.41%) Spring
10 36 (4.18%) JSON
11 35 (4.06%) RESTful
12 32 (3.71%) .NET Framework
13 30 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (2.90%) jQuery
15 20 (2.32%) Node.js
16 19 (2.20%) Middleware
17 18 (2.09%) Behat
18 16 (1.86%) Ajax
19 13 (1.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (3.71%) Mobile App
3 27 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.55%) User Experience
6 21 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.28%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.28%) Video\Live Streaming
10 9 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.93%) Social Media
12 6 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.46%) Life Science
14 3 (0.35%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.35%) Xbox
15 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Cloud
15 2 (0.23%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.22%) Linux
2 22 (2.55%) Unix
2 22 (2.55%) Windows
3 19 (2.20%) Android
4 15 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.93%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.58%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (71.69%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (26.57%) TDD
3 217 (25.17%) BDD
4 171 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
5 170 (19.72%) Scrum
6 153 (17.75%) Test Scripting
7 147 (17.05%) Software Engineering
7 147 (17.05%) Software Testing
8 114 (13.23%) OO
9 107 (12.41%) Mentoring
10 90 (10.44%) DevOps
11 85 (9.86%) Test Strategy
12 74 (8.58%) Manual Testing
13 65 (7.54%) SDLC
14 62 (7.19%) MVC
14 62 (7.19%) Waterfall
15 61 (7.08%) Functional Testing
16 60 (6.96%) API Testing
16 60 (6.96%) Kanban
17 59 (6.84%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 293 (33.99%) Java
2 268 (31.09%) C#
3 204 (23.67%) SQL
4 178 (20.65%) JavaScript
5 106 (12.30%) Python
6 77 (8.93%) Ruby
7 55 (6.38%) C++
7 55 (6.38%) PHP
8 26 (3.02%) C
9 17 (1.97%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.86%) Scala
11 14 (1.62%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.28%) Perl
13 9 (1.04%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.81%) Apple Swift
14 7 (0.81%) Java 8
15 6 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.70%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.46%) Groovy
16 4 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (10.67%) ISEB
2 68 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 50 (5.80%) Degree
4 14 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.51%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.93%) CEH
6 8 (0.93%) CISA
6 8 (0.93%) CISM
6 8 (0.93%) CISSP
6 8 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (0.93%) CSSLP
6 8 (0.93%) GIAC
6 8 (0.93%) SANS
6 8 (0.93%) SSCP
7 4 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (15.66%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.23%) PMO
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (5.22%) Docker
2 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.23%) Firmware
4 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (1.86%) Puppet
2 15 (1.74%) Terraform
3 14 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.51%) Ansible
5 12 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (1.28%) SmoothWall
7 4 (0.46%) Grafana
7 4 (0.46%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.35%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.23%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.12%) Mesos
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Packer
10 1 (0.12%) Rancher
10 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (9.74%) Microsoft
2 80 (9.28%) Google
3 44 (5.10%) Twitter
4 30 (3.48%) HP
5 20 (2.32%) Perforce
6 18 (2.09%) Oracle
7 9 (1.04%) New Relic
8 8 (0.93%) Capita
9 7 (0.81%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.58%) Zend
11 4 (0.46%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.46%) webMethods
12 3 (0.35%) Apple
12 3 (0.35%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.35%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.35%) VMware
13 2 (0.23%) Cognizant
13 2 (0.23%) Renesas
14 1 (0.12%) SAP