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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 151 149 129
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 57 52 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.22% 1.20% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.46% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 57 34 47
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,450 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
4050 3561 3270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.61% 82.09% 81.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3283 2764 2722
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +17 51 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Wakefield -8 6 £27,500 - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 50 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (46.99%) ISEB
3 38 (45.78%) SQL
4 31 (37.35%) Test Scripting
5 26 (31.33%) Automated Testing
5 26 (31.33%) User Stories
6 25 (30.12%) Software Testing
6 25 (30.12%) Integration Testing
7 24 (28.92%) .NET
8 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
8 23 (27.71%) Functional Testing
9 22 (26.51%) BDD
9 22 (26.51%) Manual Testing
9 22 (26.51%) Selenium
10 20 (24.10%) TDD
11 18 (21.69%) Degree
12 17 (20.48%) Compatibility Testing
12 17 (20.48%) Regression Testing
12 17 (20.48%) UNIX
13 16 (19.28%) FitNesse
13 16 (19.28%) QA
13 16 (19.28%) ISTQB
14 15 (18.07%) Java
14 15 (18.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (16.87%) DevOps
15 14 (16.87%) Kanban
16 13 (15.66%) .NET Framework
16 13 (15.66%) Scrum
16 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
16 13 (15.66%) Service Delivery

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (4.82%) nginx
1 4 (4.82%) Node.js
1 4 (4.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Route 53
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon S3
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (3.61%) DNS
1 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) MySQL
3 7 (8.43%) Big Data
4 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.82%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.82%) Redis
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.20%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Selenium
2 16 (19.28%) FitNesse
3 12 (14.46%) Cucumber
3 12 (14.46%) SpecFlow
4 10 (12.05%) WebDriver
5 9 (10.84%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (9.64%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.43%) Moq
7 7 (8.43%) ReSharper
8 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.20%) WATIR
10 1 (1.20%) TestNG
10 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.20%) JMeter
10 1 (1.20%) JUnit
10 1 (1.20%) WatiN
10 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (12.05%) Retail
2 7 (8.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.82%) Marketing
5 3 (3.61%) Finance
6 1 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (53.01%) Analyst
1 44 (53.01%) Test Analyst
2 24 (28.92%) Tester
3 12 (14.46%) Functional Analyst
3 12 (14.46%) Functional Test Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Functional Tester
5 8 (9.64%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Manual Tester
6 7 (8.43%) Lead Software Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Manual Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Agile Coach
9 4 (4.82%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) .NET
2 13 (15.66%) .NET Framework
3 12 (14.46%) XML
4 10 (12.05%) Web Services
5 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.43%) Gherkin
6 7 (8.43%) HTML5
6 7 (8.43%) WPF
6 7 (8.43%) HTML
7 5 (6.02%) SOAP
8 4 (4.82%) WSDL
8 4 (4.82%) XSD
9 1 (1.20%) WinForms
9 1 (1.20%) LINQ
9 1 (1.20%) WCF
9 1 (1.20%) LAMP
9 1 (1.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) User Experience
2 6 (7.23%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) UNIX
2 8 (9.64%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.23%) Windows
4 5 (6.02%) Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.35%) Test Scripting
3 26 (31.33%) Automated Testing
3 26 (31.33%) User Stories
4 25 (30.12%) Software Testing
4 25 (30.12%) Integration Testing
5 23 (27.71%) Functional Testing
6 22 (26.51%) BDD
6 22 (26.51%) Manual Testing
7 20 (24.10%) TDD
8 17 (20.48%) Compatibility Testing
8 17 (20.48%) Regression Testing
9 14 (16.87%) DevOps
9 14 (16.87%) Kanban
10 13 (15.66%) Scrum
10 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
10 13 (15.66%) Service Delivery
11 12 (14.46%) ATDD
12 11 (13.25%) Agile Testing
12 11 (13.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.78%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) Java
3 13 (15.66%) C#
4 9 (10.84%) Ruby
5 5 (6.02%) Python
5 5 (6.02%) PHP
6 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.82%) Perl
6 4 (4.82%) C++
7 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (46.99%) ISEB
2 18 (21.69%) Degree
3 16 (19.28%) ISTQB
4 15 (18.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.28%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) HAProxy
1 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle
3 7 (8.43%) Apple
4 5 (6.02%) HP
5 3 (3.61%) Percona
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) Compuware
6 1 (1.20%) Empirix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago