Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 31 36
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 11 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 13.40% 6.32% 8.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.54% 6.63% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 24 4 20
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,500 £54,250 £42,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.88%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Halifax
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 192 166 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 98.97% 95.40% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 175 124 250
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £21,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £54,500 £77,500 £77,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Halifax

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Halifax

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Halifax

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Halifax over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Halifax

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 18 (69.23%) Java
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (57.69%) Selenium
4 14 (53.85%) SQL
5 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
6 11 (42.31%) ISTQB
7 10 (38.46%) TDD
7 10 (38.46%) DevOps
8 8 (30.77%) BDD
8 8 (30.77%) XML
9 7 (26.92%) Scrum
9 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
9 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
10 6 (23.08%) QA
10 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
10 6 (23.08%) Protractor
11 5 (19.23%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (19.23%) Community of Practice
11 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
11 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
11 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
11 5 (19.23%) Microservices

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) nginx
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) GitHub
4 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.85%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
4 1 (3.85%) npm
4 1 (3.85%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (23.08%) Protractor
3 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
5 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 3 (11.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (11.54%) TeamCity
7 2 (7.69%) JMeter
7 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (7.69%) Subversion
8 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.85%) Hudson
8 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.85%) JIRA
8 1 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Tester
2 9 (34.62%) Automation Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Lead
4 4 (15.38%) Developer in Test
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Head of Development
5 3 (11.54%) QA Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Developer
7 1 (3.85%) React Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.54%) CSS3
3 3 (11.54%) HTML5
3 3 (11.54%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) Angular 2
4 2 (7.69%) Node.js
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (7.69%) Sass
4 2 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Core
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) JSON
5 1 (3.85%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (3.85%) RAML
5 1 (3.85%) React
5 1 (3.85%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 10 (38.46%) DevOps
3 10 (38.46%) TDD
4 8 (30.77%) BDD
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (26.92%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 5 (19.23%) Community of Practice
7 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (19.23%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (19.23%) Microservices
7 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
8 4 (15.38%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 4 (15.38%) MVC
8 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
9 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 18 (69.23%) Java
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) Natural
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) RPG
5 1 (3.85%) RPG IV
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) CA
2 1 (3.85%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (3.85%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) webMethods