Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 20 32
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 381 481 549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.79% 8.96% 7.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 9.84% 7.88%
Number of salaries quoted 306 389 422
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,050
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £51,000
90th Percentile £74,375 £62,550 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £53,931 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.25% +7.86% -

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 4,563 4,890 6,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 93.33% 91.13% 92.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,724 4,149 5,756
10th Percentile £29,075 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,050 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 2021. 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 -10 228 £50,000 +11.11% 34
South Yorkshire -1 82 £45,000 +5.88% 11
East Yorkshire +13 28 £41,250 -1.79% 2
North Yorkshire -24 21 £57,500 +36.90% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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.

1 201 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (35.96%) Continuous Integration
3 123 (32.28%) Java
4 106 (27.82%) SQL
5 104 (27.30%) C#
6 100 (26.25%) Selenium
7 89 (23.36%) Azure
8 87 (22.83%) Software Testing
9 82 (21.52%) Python
10 81 (21.26%) BDD
11 80 (21.00%) DevOps
12 79 (20.73%) .NET
13 75 (19.69%) Software Engineering
14 67 (17.59%) Degree
15 65 (17.06%) QA
15 65 (17.06%) JavaScript
16 64 (16.80%) Scrum
16 64 (16.80%) Git (software)
17 62 (16.27%) AWS
17 62 (16.27%) Mentoring
18 60 (15.75%) TDD
19 59 (15.49%) OO
20 57 (14.96%) Subversion
21 54 (14.17%) Computer Science
22 52 (13.65%) Integration Testing
23 51 (13.39%) NoSQL
24 50 (13.12%) Data Structures
25 49 (12.86%) Algorithms
25 49 (12.86%) Decision-Making
26 48 (12.60%) Mercurial

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 (4.46%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.31%) Confluence
3 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.26%) FormScape
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.26%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) PlanetPress Connect
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 89 (23.36%) Azure
2 62 (16.27%) AWS
3 23 (6.04%) Serverless
4 16 (4.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 14 (3.67%) AWS CodePipeline
5 14 (3.67%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (3.41%) GitHub
6 13 (3.41%) SaaS
7 10 (2.62%) GCP
8 7 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.84%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.57%) Azure Storage
9 6 (1.57%) BrowserStack
10 4 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.05%) Trello
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.34%) HTTP
2 37 (9.71%) 802.11
2 37 (9.71%) Broadband
2 37 (9.71%) Ethernet
2 37 (9.71%) HTTPS
2 37 (9.71%) MQTT
2 37 (9.71%) STUN
2 37 (9.71%) TCP/IP
2 37 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
2 37 (9.71%) Wireless
2 37 (9.71%) Wireshark
3 10 (2.62%) Internet
4 3 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.39%) NoSQL
2 29 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (2.89%) MySQL
4 11 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.84%) Power BI
6 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.05%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.79%) Informix
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.26%) Bigtable
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 100 (26.25%) Selenium
2 64 (16.80%) Git (software)
3 57 (14.96%) Subversion
4 48 (12.60%) Mercurial
5 40 (10.50%) Postman
6 35 (9.19%) SpecFlow
7 33 (8.66%) JIRA
8 30 (7.87%) Jenkins
9 26 (6.82%) Cucumber
9 26 (6.82%) GitLab
10 23 (6.04%) WebDriver
11 21 (5.51%) SoapUI
12 17 (4.46%) JMeter
13 14 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (2.62%) Cypress.io
15 9 (2.36%) Newman
16 8 (2.10%) Appium
16 8 (2.10%) TeamCity
17 6 (1.57%) ReSharper
17 6 (1.57%) YouTrack
General
1 37 (9.71%) Telecoms
2 30 (7.87%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.20%) Finance
4 15 (3.94%) Games
5 11 (2.89%) Marketing
6 7 (1.84%) Law
7 4 (1.05%) Automotive
7 4 (1.05%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (21.26%) Developer
2 59 (15.49%) Tester
3 54 (14.17%) Software Engineer
4 50 (13.12%) Java Engineer
4 50 (13.12%) Java Software Engineer
5 44 (11.55%) Analyst
6 42 (11.02%) Automation Tester
7 39 (10.24%) Test Analyst
8 29 (7.61%) Wireless Engineer
9 27 (7.09%) Test Engineer
10 26 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
11 24 (6.30%) Software Developer
12 21 (5.51%) Senior Automation Tester
12 21 (5.51%) Senior Tester
13 20 (5.25%) Test Manager
14 18 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
14 18 (4.72%) Test Automation Engineer
14 18 (4.72%) Validation Engineer
15 17 (4.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 17 (4.46%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (20.73%) .NET
2 42 (11.02%) HTML
3 37 (9.71%) 802.1X
3 37 (9.71%) XMPP
4 34 (8.92%) Web Services
5 31 (8.14%) CSS
5 31 (8.14%) REST
6 29 (7.61%) React
7 21 (5.51%) AngularJS
8 20 (5.25%) RESTful
8 20 (5.25%) XML
9 19 (4.99%) SOAP
10 17 (4.46%) LDAP
10 17 (4.46%) OAuth
10 17 (4.46%) OpenID
10 17 (4.46%) SailPoint
10 17 (4.46%) SAML
11 16 (4.20%) .NET Framework
11 16 (4.20%) Gherkin
11 16 (4.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.12%) Data Structures
2 49 (12.86%) Algorithms
3 35 (9.19%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (6.82%) NHS
5 17 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.15%) User Experience
7 11 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.36%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.84%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.79%) Contactless
12 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.26%) Home Automation
13 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.26%) Linked Data
13 1 (0.26%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.77%) Linux
2 15 (3.94%) Windows
3 6 (1.57%) Unix
4 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.05%) Android
6 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (35.96%) Continuous Integration
3 87 (22.83%) Software Testing
4 81 (21.26%) BDD
5 80 (21.00%) DevOps
6 75 (19.69%) Software Engineering
7 64 (16.80%) Scrum
8 62 (16.27%) Mentoring
9 60 (15.75%) TDD
10 59 (15.49%) OO
11 54 (14.17%) Computer Science
12 52 (13.65%) Integration Testing
13 49 (12.86%) Decision-Making
14 40 (10.50%) Validation
15 39 (10.24%) Test Strategy
16 37 (9.71%) Performance Measurement
17 35 (9.19%) Test Scripting
18 31 (8.14%) Kanban
18 31 (8.14%) Re-Platforming
19 29 (7.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 123 (32.28%) Java
2 106 (27.82%) SQL
3 104 (27.30%) C#
4 82 (21.52%) Python
5 65 (17.06%) JavaScript
6 44 (11.55%) C
7 39 (10.24%) C++
8 22 (5.77%) TypeScript
9 9 (2.36%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.84%) Ruby
11 6 (1.57%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (1.57%) PHP
11 6 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.79%) VB
15 2 (0.52%) ES6
15 2 (0.52%) Go
15 2 (0.52%) Lua
16 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 67 (17.59%) Degree
2 15 (3.94%) ISTQB
3 11 (2.89%) ISEB
4 9 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.31%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (17.06%) QA
2 19 (4.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (6.82%) Docker
2 17 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.46%) NDS
2 17 (4.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 2 (0.52%) Microcode
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (9.71%) Graylog
1 37 (9.71%) Kibana
2 17 (4.46%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 14 (3.67%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.67%) Terraform
4 9 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.57%) Ansible
6 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.79%) Grafana
8 2 (0.52%) Istio
8 2 (0.52%) Nagios
8 2 (0.52%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.52%) Puppet
9 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 26 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.04%) Oracle
3 17 (4.46%) ForgeRock
3 17 (4.46%) NetIQ
4 12 (3.15%) Splunk
5 6 (1.57%) DevExpress
5 6 (1.57%) Google
6 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.52%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.26%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.26%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.26%) HP
7 1 (0.26%) hybris
7 1 (0.26%) IBM
7 1 (0.26%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.26%) New Relic
7 1 (0.26%) OpenText
7 1 (0.26%) SAP