The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 171 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 48 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.76% 1.37% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.65% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 27 44 40
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £30,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £40,800 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4065 2917 2796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.15% 82.99% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3227 2207 2320
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -57 27 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Bradford -1 3 £36,500 +30.35%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 61 (63.54%) SQL
2 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (57.29%) .NET
4 44 (45.83%) QA
5 43 (44.79%) Test Management
6 41 (42.71%) Selenium
7 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
7 38 (39.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (33.33%) SOAP
8 32 (33.33%) User Stories
9 30 (31.25%) Finance
10 28 (29.17%) Web Services
11 27 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
12 26 (27.08%) Java
12 26 (27.08%) TDD
13 25 (26.04%) Degree
14 24 (25.00%) WSDL
14 24 (25.00%) HP
14 24 (25.00%) XML
14 24 (25.00%) XSD
15 23 (23.96%) Cucumber
15 23 (23.96%) ISEB
16 22 (22.92%) C#
17 21 (21.88%) SQL Server
18 20 (20.83%) Usability Testing
18 20 (20.83%) BDD
19 19 (19.79%) SoapUI
20 18 (18.75%) SpecFlow
20 18 (18.75%) FitNesse
21 17 (17.71%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (42.71%) Selenium
2 38 (39.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (23.96%) Cucumber
4 19 (19.79%) SoapUI
5 18 (18.75%) SpecFlow
5 18 (18.75%) FitNesse
6 15 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 9 (9.38%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.17%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.08%) JIRA
10 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.04%) TestNG
10 1 (1.04%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.04%) JUnit
10 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (40.63%) Tester
2 34 (35.42%) Analyst
2 34 (35.42%) Test Analyst
3 24 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 22 (22.92%) Agile Test Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Test Manager
5 9 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Principal Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.21%) Lead Tester
10 4 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (4.17%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (4.17%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.17%) Development Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Software Consultant
11 3 (3.13%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (57.29%) .NET
2 32 (33.33%) SOAP
3 28 (29.17%) Web Services
4 24 (25.00%) WSDL
4 24 (25.00%) XML
4 24 (25.00%) XSD
5 9 (9.38%) .NET Framework
5 9 (9.38%) WinForms
6 5 (5.21%) WCF
6 5 (5.21%) WPF
7 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.17%) .NET Remoting
7 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.13%) Dojo
9 2 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) NHS
1 11 (11.46%) DTV
2 7 (7.29%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.50%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) UNIX
3 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (44.79%) Test Management
3 32 (33.33%) User Stories
4 26 (27.08%) TDD
5 20 (20.83%) Usability Testing
5 20 (20.83%) BDD
6 17 (17.71%) Test Scripting
7 16 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Test Strategy
9 13 (13.54%) Service Delivery
10 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
11 11 (11.46%) Software Engineering
11 11 (11.46%) DSDM
12 10 (10.42%) Scrum
12 10 (10.42%) Software Testing
13 9 (9.38%) Automated Testing
13 9 (9.38%) SOA
14 7 (7.29%) Refactoring
14 7 (7.29%) Unit Testing
14 7 (7.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 61 (63.54%) SQL
2 26 (27.08%) Java
3 22 (22.92%) C#
4 7 (7.29%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.25%) C
6 2 (2.08%) F#
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) Degree
2 23 (23.96%) ISEB
3 8 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (45.83%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.00%) HP
3 8 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (4.17%) Typemock
4 4 (4.17%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.04%) Cognizant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago