Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 28 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 517 560 904
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.98% 7.56% 8.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.85% 8.20% 9.35%
Number of salaries quoted 423 444 786
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £62,441 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 5,248 6,832 9,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 91.13% 92.20% 92.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4,352 5,607 8,250
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +7 385 £45,000 +2.27% 30
North Yorkshire +46 71 £41,500 -7.78% 6
South Yorkshire -3 54 £41,500 +18.57% 4
East Yorkshire +7 1 £42,000 +35.48% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 351 (67.89%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (34.62%) Selenium
3 178 (34.43%) Java
4 177 (34.24%) C#
5 145 (28.05%) Scrum
5 145 (28.05%) DevOps
6 106 (20.50%) Finance
7 105 (20.31%) JavaScript
7 105 (20.31%) Software Testing
8 103 (19.92%) QA
9 100 (19.34%) .NET
10 99 (19.15%) Python
11 95 (18.38%) TDD
12 93 (17.99%) BDD
13 90 (17.41%) Azure
14 86 (16.63%) API Testing
15 83 (16.05%) AWS
15 83 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
16 80 (15.47%) JIRA
17 76 (14.70%) Software Engineering
17 76 (14.70%) Functional Testing
18 73 (14.12%) Docker
19 72 (13.93%) WebDriver
20 71 (13.73%) SQL
21 69 (13.35%) Test Strategy
22 68 (13.15%) Cucumber
22 68 (13.15%) Mentoring
23 59 (11.41%) SDLC
23 59 (11.41%) SpecFlow
23 59 (11.41%) Node.js

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 40 (7.74%) Confluence
2 9 (1.74%) CMS
3 7 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.97%) IIS
4 5 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.19%) Drupal
5 1 (0.19%) Mule
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.77%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.39%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Sage 200
1 5 (0.97%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 90 (17.41%) Azure
2 83 (16.05%) AWS
3 14 (2.71%) Serverless
4 13 (2.51%) AWS IoT
4 13 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (2.51%) GCP
5 9 (1.74%) GitHub
5 9 (1.74%) SaaS
5 9 (1.74%) Trello
6 8 (1.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.16%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.97%) AWS CodePipeline
8 5 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (0.77%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.58%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (0.58%) IaaS
10 3 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.29%) AMQP
2 13 (2.51%) RFID
3 8 (1.55%) BGP
3 8 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (1.55%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (1.55%) DHCP
3 8 (1.55%) DNS
3 8 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (1.55%) Firewall
3 8 (1.55%) Junos
3 8 (1.55%) NetScaler
3 8 (1.55%) NX-OS
3 8 (1.55%) OSPF
3 8 (1.55%) SAN
3 8 (1.55%) VPLS
3 8 (1.55%) VPN
3 8 (1.55%) WAN
3 8 (1.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.03%) NoSQL
3 20 (3.87%) MySQL
4 15 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.55%) Data Lake
6 8 (1.55%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.77%) Flink
7 4 (0.77%) Redis
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.19%) Big Data
9 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 179 (34.62%) Selenium
2 80 (15.47%) JIRA
3 72 (13.93%) WebDriver
4 68 (13.15%) Cucumber
5 59 (11.41%) SpecFlow
6 58 (11.22%) Git (software)
7 52 (10.06%) Jenkins
8 48 (9.28%) SoapUI
9 34 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (5.03%) JMeter
11 25 (4.84%) Postman
12 24 (4.64%) Gatling
13 23 (4.45%) Ranorex
14 21 (4.06%) Appium
15 20 (3.87%) Maven
16 15 (2.90%) JUnit
17 12 (2.32%) NUnit
18 11 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 11 (2.13%) TeamCity
19 10 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 106 (20.50%) Finance
2 22 (4.26%) Marketing
3 17 (3.29%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.51%) Legal
5 11 (2.13%) Games
6 10 (1.93%) Advertising
7 9 (1.74%) Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Retail
9 4 (0.77%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (20.12%) Developer
1 104 (20.12%) Tester
2 74 (14.31%) Automation Tester
3 73 (14.12%) Test Engineer
4 65 (12.57%) Analyst
5 58 (11.22%) Test Analyst
6 54 (10.44%) Software Engineer
7 47 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
8 40 (7.74%) Senior Developer
9 33 (6.38%) Test Leader
10 28 (5.42%) Software Developer
11 27 (5.22%) Senior Test Engineer
12 26 (5.03%) .NET Developer
13 24 (4.64%) Developer in Test
13 24 (4.64%) QA Tester
14 22 (4.26%) Software Tester
15 21 (4.06%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
16 20 (3.87%) QA Engineer
17 19 (3.68%) QA Leader
17 19 (3.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (19.34%) .NET
2 59 (11.41%) Node.js
3 58 (11.22%) CSS
4 51 (9.86%) AngularJS
5 50 (9.67%) Web Services
6 46 (8.90%) HTML
7 38 (7.35%) REST
8 36 (6.96%) React
9 24 (4.64%) .NET Core
9 24 (4.64%) ASP.NET
10 23 (4.45%) .NET Framework
10 23 (4.45%) RESTful
11 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (4.26%) Sass
12 20 (3.87%) SOAP
13 18 (3.48%) Gherkin
13 18 (3.48%) HTML5
14 14 (2.71%) Entity Framework
15 13 (2.51%) JSON
15 13 (2.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.19%) User Experience
2 21 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (2.32%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.35%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.16%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (0.97%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.97%) NHS
9 5 (0.97%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.97%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (0.77%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.77%) Linux
2 29 (5.61%) Unix
3 28 (5.42%) Android
4 22 (4.26%) Windows
5 14 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.55%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (67.89%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (28.05%) DevOps
2 145 (28.05%) Scrum
3 105 (20.31%) Software Testing
4 95 (18.38%) TDD
5 93 (17.99%) BDD
6 86 (16.63%) API Testing
7 83 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (14.70%) Functional Testing
8 76 (14.70%) Software Engineering
9 69 (13.35%) Test Strategy
10 68 (13.15%) Mentoring
11 59 (11.41%) SDLC
12 54 (10.44%) Test Scripting
13 49 (9.48%) SDET
14 47 (9.09%) Kanban
15 44 (8.51%) Regression Testing
16 42 (8.12%) Continuous Delivery
16 42 (8.12%) OO
16 42 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 178 (34.43%) Java
2 177 (34.24%) C#
3 105 (20.31%) JavaScript
4 99 (19.15%) Python
5 71 (13.73%) SQL
6 40 (7.74%) Ruby
7 28 (5.42%) C
8 25 (4.84%) PowerShell
9 23 (4.45%) Scala
10 21 (4.06%) C++
10 21 (4.06%) PHP
11 17 (3.29%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.93%) Java 8
13 8 (1.55%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.55%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.55%) VBA
14 7 (1.35%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.16%) Perl
16 5 (0.97%) COBOL
17 4 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (6.19%) ISTQB
2 24 (4.64%) Degree
3 12 (2.32%) ISEB
3 12 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.77%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (19.92%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 73 (14.12%) Docker
2 16 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.55%) XenApp
3 8 (1.55%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) NDS
5 1 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 49 (9.48%) Terraform
2 40 (7.74%) Kubernetes
3 35 (6.77%) Puppet
4 22 (4.26%) Ansible
5 21 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.93%) Rancher
7 8 (1.55%) WSUS
8 6 (1.16%) CA Service Virtualization
9 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.48%) Google
3 16 (3.09%) VMware
4 11 (2.13%) Oracle
4 11 (2.13%) Xamarin
5 8 (1.55%) Barracuda Networks
5 8 (1.55%) Blue Coat
5 8 (1.55%) CheckPoint
5 8 (1.55%) Cisco
5 8 (1.55%) Citrix
5 8 (1.55%) F5
5 8 (1.55%) Imperva
5 8 (1.55%) Infoblox
5 8 (1.55%) Juniper
5 8 (1.55%) SolarWinds
5 8 (1.55%) Zscaler
6 6 (1.16%) CA
6 6 (1.16%) T-Plan
7 5 (0.97%) Autodesk
7 5 (0.97%) TOWER Software