The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 166 163 148
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 43 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.86% 0.25% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.30% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 42 9 17
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,300 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
Automation Testing
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4103 3029 3005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.36% 84.05% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3171 2356 2517
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +4 39 £35,000 -9.67%
Halifax - 4 £32,250 -
Automation Testing
Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 59 (55.14%) Test Scripting
2 51 (47.66%) ISEB
3 47 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (36.45%) Selenium
5 33 (30.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (30.84%) Java
6 31 (28.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (27.10%) SQL
8 25 (23.36%) .NET
9 20 (18.69%) Regression Testing
10 19 (17.76%) QA
11 16 (14.95%) Cucumber
11 16 (14.95%) Software Testing
12 14 (13.08%) SOAP
12 14 (13.08%) Test Strategy
13 13 (12.15%) WebDriver
13 13 (12.15%) Web Services
14 12 (11.21%) Scrum
14 12 (11.21%) C#
14 12 (11.21%) Performance Testing
14 12 (11.21%) Degree
15 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
15 11 (10.28%) XML
16 10 (9.35%) C++
16 10 (9.35%) PHP
16 10 (9.35%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (9.35%) TDD
16 10 (9.35%) Ruby
16 10 (9.35%) Test Management
16 10 (9.35%) BDD

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (36.45%) Selenium
2 16 (14.95%) Cucumber
3 13 (12.15%) WebDriver
4 10 (9.35%) Behat
4 10 (9.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.61%) WATIR
6 5 (4.67%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.67%) JMeter
6 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.87%) Maven
7 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.87%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.93%) JUnit
8 1 (0.93%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (5.61%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (57.94%) Analyst
1 62 (57.94%) Test Analyst
2 16 (14.95%) Tester
3 13 (12.15%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Lead Test Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Test Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Automation Tester
5 9 (8.41%) Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) QA Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Automation Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Graduate
8 4 (3.74%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.74%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (1.87%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.36%) .NET
2 14 (13.08%) SOAP
3 13 (12.15%) Web Services
4 11 (10.28%) XML
5 6 (5.61%) XSD
5 6 (5.61%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Open Source
2 1 (0.93%) NHS
2 1 (0.93%) IVR
2 1 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.14%) Test Scripting
2 47 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (30.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (28.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (18.69%) Regression Testing
6 16 (14.95%) Software Testing
7 14 (13.08%) Test Strategy
8 12 (11.21%) Performance Testing
8 12 (11.21%) Scrum
9 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.35%) BDD
10 10 (9.35%) Test Management
10 10 (9.35%) TDD
11 9 (8.41%) Automated Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Business Analysis
12 8 (7.48%) Manual Testing
13 7 (6.54%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (5.61%) DevOps
14 6 (5.61%) System Testing
14 6 (5.61%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.84%) Java
2 29 (27.10%) SQL
3 12 (11.21%) C#
4 10 (9.35%) C++
4 10 (9.35%) PHP
4 10 (9.35%) Ruby
5 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.87%) C
6 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (47.66%) ISEB
2 12 (11.21%) Degree
3 10 (9.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.93%) IBM