Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 565 686 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.79% 8.64% 7.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.61% 9.36% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 464 560 661
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,725 £29,750
90th Percentile £60,402 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 5,878 7,331 9,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 91.44% 92.34% 92.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4,820 5,971 7,661
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,789 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.55% +5.00% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +2 446 £45,000 - 75
South Yorkshire -9 57 £47,250 +26.00% 9
North Yorkshire -19 51 £40,000 -20.00% 19
East Yorkshire +11 10 £31,000 -27.06% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 398 (70.44%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (42.65%) Selenium
3 236 (41.77%) Java
4 213 (37.70%) C#
5 157 (27.79%) Scrum
6 140 (24.78%) DevOps
7 130 (23.01%) Software Testing
8 125 (22.12%) SQL
9 120 (21.24%) API Testing
10 110 (19.47%) WebDriver
11 108 (19.12%) Python
12 102 (18.05%) Mentoring
13 97 (17.17%) TDD
14 95 (16.81%) Finance
15 93 (16.46%) JavaScript
16 92 (16.28%) Cucumber
17 90 (15.93%) Azure
17 90 (15.93%) SpecFlow
18 89 (15.75%) QA
19 87 (15.40%) AWS
20 79 (13.98%) JIRA
21 77 (13.63%) Software Engineering
21 77 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
22 75 (13.27%) .NET
23 72 (12.74%) Functional Testing
24 70 (12.39%) Test Strategy
25 68 (12.04%) BDD
26 60 (10.62%) Open Source
26 60 (10.62%) Git (software)
27 56 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server

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 36 (6.37%) Confluence
2 12 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.24%) CMS
4 7 (1.24%) IIS
5 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.53%) Mule
6 2 (0.35%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Sage 200
1 2 (0.35%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (15.93%) Azure
2 87 (15.40%) AWS
3 16 (2.83%) GCP
4 12 (2.12%) GitHub
5 8 (1.42%) SaaS
6 7 (1.24%) IaaS
6 7 (1.24%) PaaS
7 6 (1.06%) Serverless
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.88%) G Suite
8 5 (0.88%) Office 365
8 5 (0.88%) Slack
9 4 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.71%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (0.71%) AWS IoT
9 4 (0.71%) Trello
10 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.35%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.30%) AMQP
2 4 (0.71%) RFID
3 3 (0.53%) SSL
4 2 (0.35%) DHCP
4 2 (0.35%) DNS
4 2 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.35%) HTTP
4 2 (0.35%) Internet
4 2 (0.35%) SAN
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.18%) IPsec
5 1 (0.18%) Junos
5 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.18%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.18%) VPLS
5 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.89%) MongoDB
2 22 (3.89%) MySQL
2 22 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (3.72%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.06%) Flink
5 6 (1.06%) Redis
6 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.71%) SSDT
8 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 241 (42.65%) Selenium
2 110 (19.47%) WebDriver
3 92 (16.28%) Cucumber
4 90 (15.93%) SpecFlow
5 79 (13.98%) JIRA
6 60 (10.62%) Git (software)
7 56 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 53 (9.38%) Jenkins
9 50 (8.85%) SoapUI
10 41 (7.26%) Postman
11 33 (5.84%) NUnit
12 31 (5.49%) JMeter
13 30 (5.31%) JUnit
14 19 (3.36%) Appium
14 19 (3.36%) Gatling
15 18 (3.19%) Maven
16 14 (2.48%) Ranorex
16 14 (2.48%) TestNG
17 12 (2.12%) TeamCity
18 11 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 95 (16.81%) Finance
2 26 (4.60%) Marketing
3 18 (3.19%) Banking
3 18 (3.19%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.12%) Legal
5 10 (1.77%) Advertising
6 8 (1.42%) Games
7 6 (1.06%) Online Betting
8 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.88%) Retail
9 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (21.95%) Developer
2 116 (20.53%) Tester
3 95 (16.81%) Test Engineer
4 88 (15.58%) Analyst
5 84 (14.87%) Test Analyst
6 70 (12.39%) Automation Tester
7 64 (11.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 49 (8.67%) Developer in Test
8 49 (8.67%) Test Leader
9 44 (7.79%) Software Engineer
10 41 (7.26%) Senior Developer
11 36 (6.37%) Senior Test Engineer
12 35 (6.19%) Software Tester
13 30 (5.31%) Automation Test Analyst
13 30 (5.31%) Test Automation Developer
14 27 (4.78%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
15 26 (4.60%) QA Tester
16 23 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (4.07%) Software Developer
16 23 (4.07%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (13.27%) .NET
2 53 (9.38%) Web Services
3 51 (9.03%) HTML
4 44 (7.79%) Node.js
5 41 (7.26%) CSS
6 39 (6.90%) REST
7 34 (6.02%) Gherkin
7 34 (6.02%) Spring
8 28 (4.96%) AngularJS
8 28 (4.96%) SOAP
9 27 (4.78%) RESTful
10 24 (4.25%) .NET Framework
10 24 (4.25%) React
11 18 (3.19%) Spring Boot
12 17 (3.01%) ASP.NET
13 16 (2.83%) Entity Framework
14 15 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (2.30%) .NET Core
15 13 (2.30%) jQuery
15 13 (2.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.60%) User Experience
4 19 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.77%) Smartphone
6 8 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.71%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.71%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.53%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.35%) BBC
12 2 (0.35%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.35%) Handset
12 2 (0.35%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.26%) Linux
2 25 (4.42%) Android
3 21 (3.72%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.01%) Windows
5 12 (2.12%) Unix
6 7 (1.24%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (70.44%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (27.79%) Scrum
3 140 (24.78%) DevOps
4 130 (23.01%) Software Testing
5 120 (21.24%) API Testing
6 102 (18.05%) Mentoring
7 97 (17.17%) TDD
8 77 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (13.63%) Software Engineering
9 72 (12.74%) Functional Testing
10 70 (12.39%) Test Strategy
11 68 (12.04%) BDD
12 60 (10.62%) Open Source
13 54 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 53 (9.38%) Regression Testing
15 52 (9.20%) Kanban
16 50 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 48 (8.50%) Coaching
18 44 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (7.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 236 (41.77%) Java
2 213 (37.70%) C#
3 125 (22.12%) SQL
4 108 (19.12%) Python
5 93 (16.46%) JavaScript
6 39 (6.90%) Ruby
7 33 (5.84%) PHP
8 16 (2.83%) Java 8
9 15 (2.65%) C++
10 14 (2.48%) C
10 14 (2.48%) VBA
11 13 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.12%) Apple Swift
12 12 (2.12%) Scala
13 9 (1.59%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.06%) Go
15 6 (1.06%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.06%) VB
16 5 (0.88%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 49 (8.67%) ISTQB
2 45 (7.96%) ISEB
3 35 (6.19%) Degree
4 20 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.06%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (15.75%) QA
System Software
1 56 (9.91%) Docker
2 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (7.61%) Terraform
2 39 (6.90%) Kubernetes
3 26 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (4.60%) Puppet
4 24 (4.25%) Ansible
5 6 (1.06%) CA Service Virtualization
6 5 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.19%) Google
3 14 (2.48%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.42%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.24%) HP
5 7 (1.24%) Oracle
5 7 (1.24%) Perforce
5 7 (1.24%) Zend
6 6 (1.06%) CA
6 6 (1.06%) New Relic
7 5 (0.88%) Adobe
7 5 (0.88%) Autodesk
7 5 (0.88%) Splunk
7 5 (0.88%) TIBCO
7 5 (0.88%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.53%) VMware
9 2 (0.35%) Apple
9 2 (0.35%) Sage
9 2 (0.35%) Xero
10 1 (0.18%) CheckPoint