Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 21 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 782 763 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.36% 7.93% 7.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.21% 8.59% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 661 652 733
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,550 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 7,662 8,884 10,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 91.72% 92.38% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6,267 7,437 8,543
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +12 598 £45,000 - 77
South Yorkshire -4 87 £37,500 -25.00% 18
North Yorkshire -26 79 £45,000 +8.43% 9
East Yorkshire -12 12 £42,500 +36.00% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 551 (70.46%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (45.27%) C#
3 319 (40.79%) Selenium
4 286 (36.57%) Java
5 206 (26.34%) .NET
6 166 (21.23%) JavaScript
7 164 (20.97%) QA
8 154 (19.69%) Software Engineering
9 153 (19.57%) BDD
10 144 (18.41%) TDD
11 142 (18.16%) Scrum
11 142 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 135 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
13 131 (16.75%) Finance
14 120 (15.35%) SQL
15 119 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
16 117 (14.96%) Python
17 116 (14.83%) Software Testing
18 114 (14.58%) Cucumber
19 104 (13.30%) Jenkins
20 102 (13.04%) DevOps
21 97 (12.40%) API Testing
22 95 (12.15%) MVC
23 92 (11.76%) Microsoft
24 90 (11.51%) Test Strategy
25 80 (10.23%) WebDriver
25 80 (10.23%) JIRA
26 79 (10.10%) SDET
27 78 (9.97%) Test Scripting
28 77 (9.85%) Coaching

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 18 (2.30%) CMS
2 12 (1.53%) Confluence
3 10 (1.28%) NServiceBus
4 9 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.77%) Umbraco
5 6 (0.77%) WordPress
6 5 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.51%) IIS
8 3 (0.38%) nginx
9 2 (0.26%) Apache
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.13%) JBoss
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) Tornado
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.13%) GIMP
2 1 (0.13%) HipChat
2 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 142 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (5.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (3.84%) SaaS
5 13 (1.66%) IaaS
5 13 (1.66%) PaaS
6 10 (1.28%) G Suite
6 10 (1.28%) Office 365
6 10 (1.28%) Slack
7 9 (1.15%) GitHub
8 7 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.90%) FinancialForce
9 5 (0.64%) Serverless
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.43%) HTTP
2 5 (0.64%) DNS
3 4 (0.51%) FTP
4 3 (0.38%) Internet
5 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) RFID
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.94%) MySQL
3 17 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.90%) Couchbase
8 6 (0.77%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.77%) Redis
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.38%) Big Data
11 2 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.13%) Adabas
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.13%) DB2
12 1 (0.13%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 319 (40.79%) Selenium
2 114 (14.58%) Cucumber
3 104 (13.30%) Jenkins
4 80 (10.23%) JIRA
4 80 (10.23%) WebDriver
5 74 (9.46%) Git (software)
6 65 (8.31%) SoapUI
7 64 (8.18%) Maven
8 56 (7.16%) JMeter
9 52 (6.65%) SpecFlow
10 41 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (3.71%) Appium
11 29 (3.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (3.71%) NUnit
12 28 (3.58%) Subversion
13 25 (3.20%) JUnit
14 24 (3.07%) NeoLoad
14 24 (3.07%) WebLOAD
15 21 (2.69%) Gradle
16 20 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (16.75%) Finance
2 56 (7.16%) Marketing
3 46 (5.88%) Retail
4 20 (2.56%) Games
5 16 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.79%) Banking
7 11 (1.41%) Law
8 10 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.64%) Advertising
9 5 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.64%) Legal
10 4 (0.51%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 267 (34.14%) Developer
2 183 (23.40%) Tester
3 131 (16.75%) Automation Tester
4 107 (13.68%) Developer in Test
5 104 (13.30%) Test Engineer
6 101 (12.92%) Analyst
7 80 (10.23%) Test Analyst
8 64 (8.18%) Senior Developer
9 61 (7.80%) Test Automation Engineer
10 57 (7.29%) Test Automation Developer
11 56 (7.16%) Software Developer
12 55 (7.03%) Software Engineer
13 47 (6.01%) QA Engineer
13 47 (6.01%) Test Leader
14 46 (5.88%) C# Developer
15 44 (5.63%) Automation Engineer
16 42 (5.37%) QA Automation Engineer
17 37 (4.73%) Architect
17 37 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
18 36 (4.60%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (26.34%) .NET
2 72 (9.21%) ASP.NET
2 72 (9.21%) HTML
2 72 (9.21%) Web Services
3 70 (8.95%) Gherkin
4 68 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 67 (8.57%) CSS
6 44 (5.63%) Node.js
7 41 (5.24%) .NET Framework
8 38 (4.86%) XML
9 37 (4.73%) Spring
10 36 (4.60%) AngularJS
11 34 (4.35%) React
12 26 (3.32%) jQuery
13 24 (3.07%) Middleware
13 24 (3.07%) RESTful
14 22 (2.81%) REST
15 21 (2.69%) JSON
16 19 (2.43%) SOAP
17 16 (2.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (6.65%) Mobile App
3 50 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (6.27%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.22%) Public Cloud
6 30 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (3.32%) User Experience
8 24 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (2.43%) Fintech
10 14 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.66%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.02%) Life Science
14 6 (0.77%) iSeries
14 6 (0.77%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.64%) Xbox
16 4 (0.51%) Social Media
17 2 (0.26%) Algorithms
17 2 (0.26%) Data Structures
17 2 (0.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.14%) Linux
2 35 (4.48%) Windows
3 18 (2.30%) Unix
4 17 (2.17%) Android
5 13 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 11 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (70.46%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (19.69%) Software Engineering
3 153 (19.57%) BDD
4 144 (18.41%) TDD
5 142 (18.16%) Scrum
6 135 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (14.83%) Software Testing
8 102 (13.04%) DevOps
9 97 (12.40%) API Testing
10 95 (12.15%) MVC
11 90 (11.51%) Test Strategy
12 79 (10.10%) SDET
13 78 (9.97%) Test Scripting
14 77 (9.85%) Coaching
15 76 (9.72%) Continuous Delivery
16 75 (9.59%) Mentoring
17 74 (9.46%) OO
17 74 (9.46%) Performance Testing
18 63 (8.06%) Functional Testing
19 61 (7.80%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 354 (45.27%) C#
2 286 (36.57%) Java
3 166 (21.23%) JavaScript
4 120 (15.35%) SQL
5 117 (14.96%) Python
6 63 (8.06%) Ruby
7 37 (4.73%) PHP
8 22 (2.81%) C++
9 19 (2.43%) TypeScript
10 18 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.66%) C
12 12 (1.53%) Perl
12 12 (1.53%) Scala
13 11 (1.41%) Java 8
14 10 (1.28%) Go
15 9 (1.15%) ES6
16 7 (0.90%) Kotlin
16 7 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (7.67%) Degree
2 43 (5.50%) ISEB
3 39 (4.99%) ISTQB
4 15 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CEH
10 1 (0.13%) CISA
10 1 (0.13%) CISM
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) GIAC
10 1 (0.13%) MCSD
10 1 (0.13%) OCA
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.13%) SANS
10 1 (0.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (20.97%) QA
2 14 (1.79%) PMO
3 2 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (6.14%) Docker
2 4 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 35 (4.48%) Puppet
2 25 (3.20%) Ansible
3 18 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
4 10 (1.28%) Mesos
5 9 (1.15%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.77%) Terraform
8 5 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.38%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.26%) Grafana
10 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 92 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 68 (8.70%) Google
3 22 (2.81%) HP
3 22 (2.81%) Xamarin
4 19 (2.43%) Oracle
5 10 (1.28%) Kofax
6 8 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.77%) EMC
7 6 (0.77%) NetApp
7 6 (0.77%) Twitter
8 5 (0.64%) VMware
9 4 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe
10 2 (0.26%) IBM
10 2 (0.26%) SAP
10 2 (0.26%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.13%) hybris
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.13%) webMethods
11 1 (0.13%) Zend