The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 187 135 154
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 48 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.57% 1.30% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.51% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 47 21
Average salary £36,500 £34,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.35% +11.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £31,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
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
4251 3178 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.29% 85.82% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3275 2525 2573
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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 -51 22 £36,250 +6.61% 1
Wakefield - 1 £27,500 -
Bradford - 1 £36,500 -
Huddersfield - 1 £23,500 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 60 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (55.41%) SQL
3 36 (48.65%) Selenium
3 36 (48.65%) QA
4 34 (45.95%) Test Management
5 33 (44.59%) .NET
6 26 (35.14%) Test Planning
7 25 (33.78%) SOAP
8 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
8 24 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (31.08%) User Stories
10 20 (27.03%) ISEB
10 20 (27.03%) Web Services
10 20 (27.03%) Finance
11 19 (25.68%) Cucumber
12 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (22.97%) FitNesse
14 16 (21.62%) XML
14 16 (21.62%) XSD
14 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
14 16 (21.62%) Java
14 16 (21.62%) HP
14 16 (21.62%) WSDL
15 15 (20.27%) TDD
15 15 (20.27%) SoapUI
15 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
16 14 (18.92%) SpecFlow
16 14 (18.92%) Degree
16 14 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
17 13 (17.57%) Mentoring

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.05%) MySQL
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (48.65%) Selenium
2 24 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (25.68%) Cucumber
4 17 (22.97%) FitNesse
5 15 (20.27%) SoapUI
6 14 (18.92%) SpecFlow
6 14 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
8 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.41%) ReSharper
10 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.70%) JUnit
11 2 (2.70%) TestNG
11 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
12 1 (1.35%) TestComplete
12 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Analyst
1 30 (40.54%) Test Analyst
2 25 (33.78%) Tester
3 16 (21.62%) Agile Test Analyst
4 13 (17.57%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.16%) Test Manager
6 8 (10.81%) QA Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
9 5 (6.76%) Lead Tester
10 4 (5.41%) Lead Test Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Test Team Leader
11 3 (4.05%) Software Tester
11 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Software Test Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Test Consultant
11 3 (4.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (44.59%) .NET
2 25 (33.78%) SOAP
3 20 (27.03%) Web Services
4 16 (21.62%) XML
4 16 (21.62%) XSD
4 16 (21.62%) WSDL
5 5 (6.76%) WinForms
6 4 (5.41%) .NET Remoting
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.70%) LAMP
8 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.35%) Dojo
8 1 (1.35%) WCF
8 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.76%) NHS
2 5 (6.76%) DTV
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) UNIX
2 6 (8.11%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.95%) Test Management
3 26 (35.14%) Test Planning
4 23 (31.08%) User Stories
5 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
5 15 (20.27%) TDD
6 13 (17.57%) Mentoring
7 12 (16.22%) BDD
8 11 (14.86%) Scrum
8 11 (14.86%) Service Delivery
8 11 (14.86%) Test Scripting
8 11 (14.86%) Business Analysis
8 11 (14.86%) Usability Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.16%) DSDM
9 9 (12.16%) SOA
10 8 (10.81%) Agile Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Automation Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Coaching
11 7 (9.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (55.41%) SQL
2 16 (21.62%) Java
3 12 (16.22%) C#
4 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) ISEB
2 14 (18.92%) Degree
3 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (48.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.62%) HP
3 11 (14.86%) Oracle
4 4 (5.41%) Typemock
4 4 (5.41%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.35%) Atlassian