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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 148 157 113
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -44
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 61 59 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.24% 1.15% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.37% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 57 54 73
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
4275 4316 3180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.94% 84.43% 80.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 3471 2501
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +9 54 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Bradford -6 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Wakefield -5 2 £27,500 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (57.39%) ISEB
2 64 (55.65%) Test Scripting
3 63 (54.78%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (47.83%) SQL
5 44 (38.26%) Software Testing
6 41 (35.65%) Integration Testing
7 40 (34.78%) Automated Testing
8 33 (28.70%) Functional Testing
9 32 (27.83%) Java
9 32 (27.83%) Manual Testing
10 30 (26.09%) Selenium
10 30 (26.09%) TDD
11 29 (25.22%) Regression Testing
12 28 (24.35%) UNIX
13 27 (23.48%) BDD
14 25 (21.74%) .NET
14 25 (21.74%) Compatibility Testing
15 24 (20.87%) C#
16 23 (20.00%) ISTQB
16 23 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (16.52%) User Stories
17 19 (16.52%) Degree
17 19 (16.52%) Service Delivery
17 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
18 18 (15.65%) QA
18 18 (15.65%) User Acceptance Testing
19 17 (14.78%) .NET Framework
20 16 (13.91%) DevOps
21 15 (13.04%) SOA
22 13 (11.30%) Cucumber

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.74%) nginx
2 2 (1.74%) Node.js
2 2 (1.74%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.74%) Route 53
1 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.74%) DNS
1 2 (1.74%) Internet
1 2 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) Big Data
3 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.61%) MySQL
4 2 (1.74%) Redis
4 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (26.09%) Selenium
2 13 (11.30%) Cucumber
3 12 (10.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (6.96%) FitNesse
5 7 (6.09%) ReSharper
5 7 (6.09%) SoapUI
5 7 (6.09%) SpecFlow
5 7 (6.09%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.09%) Moq
6 3 (2.61%) JMeter
7 2 (1.74%) WATIR
7 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.87%) Sahi
8 1 (0.87%) WatiN
8 1 (0.87%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (8.70%) Retail
2 7 (6.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.35%) Finance
4 3 (2.61%) Legal
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (51.30%) Analyst
1 59 (51.30%) Test Analyst
2 36 (31.30%) Tester
3 15 (13.04%) Functional Tester
4 14 (12.17%) Functional Test Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Functional Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Software Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Software Tester
6 7 (6.09%) Manual Tester
6 7 (6.09%) Lead Software Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.61%) Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.61%) Senior Software Tester
10 3 (2.61%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.74%) .NET
2 17 (14.78%) .NET Framework
3 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.96%) XML
5 7 (6.09%) WPF
5 7 (6.09%) HTML5
5 7 (6.09%) HTML
5 7 (6.09%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.35%) Web Services
7 2 (1.74%) LINQ
7 2 (1.74%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.74%) WCF
8 1 (0.87%) RESTful
8 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.87%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Private Cloud
2 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.61%) User Experience
4 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.87%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) UNIX
2 8 (6.96%) Windows
2 8 (6.96%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.74%) Linux
4 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (55.65%) Test Scripting
2 63 (54.78%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (38.26%) Software Testing
4 41 (35.65%) Integration Testing
5 40 (34.78%) Automated Testing
6 33 (28.70%) Functional Testing
7 32 (27.83%) Manual Testing
8 30 (26.09%) TDD
9 29 (25.22%) Regression Testing
10 27 (23.48%) BDD
11 25 (21.74%) Compatibility Testing
12 19 (16.52%) Service Delivery
12 19 (16.52%) User Stories
13 18 (15.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (13.91%) DevOps
15 15 (13.04%) SOA
16 12 (10.43%) Performance Testing
17 11 (9.57%) Software Engineering
17 11 (9.57%) E-business
17 11 (9.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 55 (47.83%) SQL
2 32 (27.83%) Java
3 24 (20.87%) C#
4 7 (6.09%) Python
5 5 (4.35%) Ruby
6 3 (2.61%) Perl
6 3 (2.61%) PHP
7 2 (1.74%) C++
7 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (57.39%) ISEB
2 23 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (16.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.65%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Puppet
1 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.09%) Apple
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle
4 2 (1.74%) Percona
4 2 (1.74%) HP
5 1 (0.87%) Empirix
5 1 (0.87%) IBM
5 1 (0.87%) Compuware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Life Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £34,500 plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Pension, Private Healthcare + other
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
The Test People
Posted: 10 days ago