Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 37 51
Rank change year-on-year +32 +14 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 16.39% 5.35% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.95% 5.63% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 1
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +48.15%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £100,000 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year - +6.51% +5.63%

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 177 231 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 96.72% 95.06% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 161 200 244
Halifax median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,425
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £77,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%

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 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) C#
3 12 (40.00%) Java
3 12 (40.00%) Selenium
4 11 (36.67%) QA
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
6 8 (26.67%) .NET
6 8 (26.67%) Protractor
7 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) JMeter
7 7 (23.33%) Scrum
7 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 6 (20.00%) DevOps
8 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
9 5 (16.67%) Ansible
9 5 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
9 5 (16.67%) Puppet

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (16.67%) QlikView
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Protractor
3 7 (23.33%) JMeter
3 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 5 (16.67%) Subversion
5 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 5 (16.67%) Travis CI
6 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Automation Tester
1 11 (36.67%) Tester
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Lead Software Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Developer in Test
5 3 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (13.33%) WCF
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Velocity
4 1 (3.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) DevOps
6 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.67%) Data Management
6 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 5 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (16.67%) Release Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (13.33%) ETL
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
7 4 (13.33%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) C#
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) Groovy
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
1 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) MuleSoft
2 4 (13.33%) webMethods
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle