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 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
Test Automation
Rank 175 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 34 51 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.68% 1.42% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.68% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20 47 34
Average salary £40,750 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.85% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
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%

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 August 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 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 -51 24 £33,500 -1.47% 4
Bradford - 2 £36,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £27,500 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 54 (60.00%) SQL
2 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (52.22%) .NET
4 43 (47.78%) QA
5 41 (45.56%) Selenium
6 40 (44.44%) Test Management
7 35 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (38.89%) Microsoft
8 29 (32.22%) SOAP
8 29 (32.22%) User Stories
9 25 (27.78%) Web Services
9 25 (27.78%) Finance
10 24 (26.67%) TDD
10 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 23 (25.56%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (25.56%) Degree
12 22 (24.44%) Cucumber
13 21 (23.33%) XML
13 21 (23.33%) XSD
13 21 (23.33%) Java
13 21 (23.33%) HP
13 21 (23.33%) ISEB
13 21 (23.33%) WSDL
14 20 (22.22%) C#
14 20 (22.22%) FitNesse
15 18 (20.00%) BDD
16 17 (18.89%) SpecFlow
17 16 (17.78%) SoapUI
17 16 (17.78%) Usability Testing
17 16 (17.78%) QuickTest Pro

Test Automation
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 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 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (45.56%) Selenium
2 35 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (24.44%) Cucumber
4 20 (22.22%) FitNesse
5 17 (18.89%) SpecFlow
6 16 (17.78%) SoapUI
6 16 (17.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.44%) ReSharper
10 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.22%) JIRA
11 1 (1.11%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.11%) TestNG
11 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.11%) JUnit
11 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Analyst
1 35 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 33 (36.67%) Tester
3 21 (23.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 18 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 8 (8.89%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.89%) QA Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (7.78%) Principal Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Lead Tester
10 4 (4.44%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (4.44%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (4.44%) Lead Test Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Development Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (52.22%) .NET
2 29 (32.22%) SOAP
3 25 (27.78%) Web Services
4 21 (23.33%) XML
4 21 (23.33%) XSD
4 21 (23.33%) WSDL
5 9 (10.00%) WinForms
6 7 (7.78%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.56%) WCF
7 5 (5.56%) WPF
8 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.44%) .NET Remoting
8 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.33%) Dojo
10 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) NHS
1 11 (12.22%) DTV
2 7 (7.78%) Mathematics
2 7 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) UNIX
3 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (44.44%) Test Management
3 29 (32.22%) User Stories
4 24 (26.67%) TDD
5 18 (20.00%) BDD
6 16 (17.78%) Usability Testing
7 15 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 14 (15.56%) Test Scripting
8 14 (15.56%) Scrum
9 13 (14.44%) DSDM
9 13 (14.44%) Service Delivery
9 13 (14.44%) Business Analysis
10 11 (12.22%) Software Engineering
10 11 (12.22%) Automation Testing
11 10 (11.11%) OOP
12 9 (10.00%) SOA
12 9 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Agile Testing
14 7 (7.78%) Refactoring
14 7 (7.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (60.00%) SQL
2 21 (23.33%) Java
3 20 (22.22%) C#
4 8 (8.89%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.67%) C
6 2 (2.22%) F#
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Degree
2 21 (23.33%) ISEB
3 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (47.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (25.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.33%) HP
3 11 (12.22%) Oracle
4 4 (4.44%) Typemock
4 4 (4.44%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
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