Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 29 54
Rank change year-on-year +20 +25 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 23 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 14.02% 6.18% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.38% 6.36% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 7
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £26,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £53,500 £100,000 £45,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 160 173 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 97.56% 97.19% 94.16%
Number of salaries quoted 139 137 269
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £58,150 £80,250 £77,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Halifax

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) C#
3 13 (56.52%) Java
3 13 (56.52%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
4 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Protractor
4 8 (34.78%) Deployment Automation
5 7 (30.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (30.43%) Subversion
5 7 (30.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (30.43%) DevOps
5 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
5 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (30.43%) TeamCity
6 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
6 6 (26.09%) QA
6 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
6 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
6 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (26.09%) Ansible
6 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
6 6 (26.09%) Puppet
6 6 (26.09%) SoapUI

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 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) EPiServer
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) nginx
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Adabas
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 8 (34.78%) Protractor
2 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (30.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (30.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (30.43%) Subversion
3 7 (30.43%) TeamCity
3 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
4 6 (26.09%) JMeter
4 6 (26.09%) SoapUI
4 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
4 6 (26.09%) Travis CI
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) Grunt
6 1 (4.35%) Hudson
6 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Automation Tester
1 11 (47.83%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Developer in Test
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (13.04%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Head of Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) Kafka
4 1 (4.35%) OAuth
4 1 (4.35%) OAuth2
4 1 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) Sass
4 1 (4.35%) Velocity
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Native
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
2 8 (34.78%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (34.78%) Deployment Automation
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (30.43%) DevOps
4 6 (26.09%) Data Management
4 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (26.09%) Release Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) QA Automation
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.70%) Microservices
8 2 (8.70%) MVC
8 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C#
2 13 (56.52%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
3 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Groovy
5 1 (4.35%) Natural
5 1 (4.35%) RPG
5 1 (4.35%) RPG IV
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) GDPR
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Ansible
1 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
2 1 (4.35%) webMethods