Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 45 18
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 349 502 932
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.62% 6.45% 9.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.35% 7.09% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 302 391 806
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £27,875
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 3,734 7,078 9,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 92.24% 90.91% 93.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,151 5,697 7,796
Median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +2 222 £45,000 +4.65% 25
North Yorkshire +92 60 £41,500 -7.78% 9
South Yorkshire +13 57 £40,750 +16.43% 5
East Yorkshire +18 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 232 (66.48%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (32.66%) Selenium
3 112 (32.09%) C#
4 106 (30.37%) Java
5 91 (26.07%) DevOps
6 86 (24.64%) Scrum
7 83 (23.78%) JavaScript
8 81 (23.21%) QA
9 69 (19.77%) Finance
9 69 (19.77%) BDD
10 63 (18.05%) .NET
10 63 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (17.48%) Git (software)
12 59 (16.91%) Python
13 58 (16.62%) Software Engineering
13 58 (16.62%) Azure
14 57 (16.33%) JIRA
15 56 (16.05%) Software Testing
16 54 (15.47%) SQL
16 54 (15.47%) AngularJS
17 53 (15.19%) AWS
18 51 (14.61%) API Testing
19 48 (13.75%) TDD
20 46 (13.18%) Test Scripting
20 46 (13.18%) Jenkins
21 44 (12.61%) OO
22 41 (11.75%) HTML
23 40 (11.46%) CSS
23 40 (11.46%) Functional Testing
24 39 (11.17%) Cucumber

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 21 (6.02%) Confluence
2 5 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.15%) CMS
4 2 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.29%) Drupal
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Magento
1 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.29%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 58 (16.62%) Azure
2 53 (15.19%) AWS
3 18 (5.16%) Serverless
4 15 (4.30%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (3.44%) GCP
6 10 (2.87%) Trello
7 7 (2.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (2.01%) SaaS
8 6 (1.72%) AWS IoT
8 6 (1.72%) BrowserStack
9 5 (1.43%) Firebase
9 5 (1.43%) GitHub
9 5 (1.43%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (1.15%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.15%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.86%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (0.86%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.29%) Firewall
1 8 (2.29%) VPN
2 7 (2.01%) BGP
2 7 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (2.01%) Cisco ISE
2 7 (2.01%) DHCP
2 7 (2.01%) DNS
2 7 (2.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (2.01%) Junos
2 7 (2.01%) NetScaler
2 7 (2.01%) NX-OS
2 7 (2.01%) OSPF
2 7 (2.01%) VPLS
2 7 (2.01%) WAN
2 7 (2.01%) WLAN
3 6 (1.72%) RFID
4 5 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (1.43%) SAN
5 4 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.16%) NoSQL
2 19 (5.44%) Relational Database
2 19 (5.44%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.29%) Data Lake
4 6 (1.72%) MySQL
4 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.15%) Big Data
5 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 114 (32.66%) Selenium
2 61 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 57 (16.33%) JIRA
4 46 (13.18%) Jenkins
5 39 (11.17%) Cucumber
6 35 (10.03%) WebDriver
7 30 (8.60%) SoapUI
8 29 (8.31%) SpecFlow
9 28 (8.02%) Postman
10 27 (7.74%) Subversion
10 27 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (6.02%) JMeter
11 21 (6.02%) Ranorex
12 17 (4.87%) Appium
13 16 (4.58%) Maven
14 11 (3.15%) Gatling
15 10 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (2.58%) TeamCity
17 8 (2.29%) JUnit
18 7 (2.01%) TestComplete
General
1 69 (19.77%) Finance
2 18 (5.16%) Marketing
3 13 (3.72%) Retail
4 11 (3.15%) Games
5 8 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.72%) Legal
6 6 (1.72%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.43%) Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (26.65%) Developer
2 70 (20.06%) Tester
3 53 (15.19%) Automation Tester
4 41 (11.75%) Test Engineer
5 40 (11.46%) Analyst
6 37 (10.60%) Senior Developer
7 35 (10.03%) Software Engineer
8 31 (8.88%) Test Analyst
9 28 (8.02%) Test Automation Engineer
10 22 (6.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 21 (6.02%) QA Engineer
12 18 (5.16%) Test Leader
13 17 (4.87%) .NET Developer
13 17 (4.87%) Software Developer
14 16 (4.58%) Software Test Engineer
15 15 (4.30%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 14 (4.01%) Node.js Developer
16 14 (4.01%) Software Tester
17 13 (3.72%) Developer in Test
17 13 (3.72%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.05%) .NET
2 54 (15.47%) AngularJS
3 41 (11.75%) HTML
4 40 (11.46%) CSS
5 33 (9.46%) Node.js
6 27 (7.74%) HTML5
7 24 (6.88%) React
8 21 (6.02%) .NET Core
8 21 (6.02%) REST
8 21 (6.02%) Web Services
9 19 (5.44%) Sass
10 17 (4.87%) Vue.js
11 16 (4.58%) KnockoutJS
12 15 (4.30%) .NET Framework
13 13 (3.72%) Backbone.js
13 13 (3.72%) CSS3
13 13 (3.72%) Ember.js
14 12 (3.44%) ASP.NET
14 12 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (3.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.17%) User Experience
2 15 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.72%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.72%) NHS
9 5 (1.43%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (1.15%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.86%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.86%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.16%) Linux
2 17 (4.87%) Windows
3 15 (4.30%) Unix
4 12 (3.44%) Android
5 6 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (66.48%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (26.07%) DevOps
3 86 (24.64%) Scrum
4 69 (19.77%) BDD
5 63 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (16.62%) Software Engineering
7 56 (16.05%) Software Testing
8 51 (14.61%) API Testing
9 48 (13.75%) TDD
10 46 (13.18%) Test Scripting
11 44 (12.61%) OO
12 40 (11.46%) Functional Testing
13 38 (10.89%) Mentoring
13 38 (10.89%) Test Strategy
14 32 (9.17%) Front End Development
15 31 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (8.60%) Kanban
16 30 (8.60%) Manual Testing
16 30 (8.60%) Microservices
17 28 (8.02%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (32.09%) C#
2 106 (30.37%) Java
3 83 (23.78%) JavaScript
4 59 (16.91%) Python
5 54 (15.47%) SQL
6 24 (6.88%) Ruby
7 21 (6.02%) Scala
8 19 (5.44%) C
9 16 (4.58%) PowerShell
10 15 (4.30%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.15%) Bash Shell
11 11 (3.15%) PHP
12 9 (2.58%) C++
13 7 (2.01%) Groovy
14 5 (1.43%) COBOL
14 5 (1.43%) Perl
15 4 (1.15%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.15%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.15%) VBScript
16 3 (0.86%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 27 (7.74%) Degree
2 26 (7.45%) ISTQB
3 13 (3.72%) ISEB
4 8 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.72%) PhD
6 5 (1.43%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.86%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (23.21%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (10.89%) Docker
2 12 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.01%) XenApp
3 7 (2.01%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Firmware
4 1 (0.29%) NDS
4 1 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 25 (7.16%) Terraform
2 22 (6.30%) Kubernetes
2 22 (6.30%) Puppet
3 10 (2.87%) Ansible
3 10 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.87%) Rancher
4 5 (1.43%) WSUS
5 4 (1.15%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.73%) Google
3 13 (3.72%) Oracle
4 12 (3.44%) VMware
5 7 (2.01%) Barracuda Networks
5 7 (2.01%) Blue Coat
5 7 (2.01%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.01%) Cisco
5 7 (2.01%) Citrix
5 7 (2.01%) F5
5 7 (2.01%) Imperva
5 7 (2.01%) Infoblox
5 7 (2.01%) Juniper
5 7 (2.01%) SolarWinds
5 7 (2.01%) Zscaler
6 6 (1.72%) Autodesk
6 6 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (1.72%) Workday
7 4 (1.15%) CA
7 4 (1.15%) Xamarin