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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 33
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 8.26% - 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.62% - 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 2
Median salary £41,250 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 116 99 185
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 95.87% 90.00% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 101 89 134
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Halifax

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 18 (81.82%) Selenium
1 18 (81.82%) SoapUI
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (68.18%) C#
4 14 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (59.09%) Jenkins
6 12 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (54.55%) BDD
6 12 (54.55%) .NET
6 12 (54.55%) ISEB
6 12 (54.55%) TDD
7 11 (50.00%) XML
7 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
7 11 (50.00%) SOAP
7 11 (50.00%) Java
7 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (40.91%) JMeter
8 9 (40.91%) Open Source
9 7 (31.82%) QA
9 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
10 6 (27.27%) V-Model
11 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
11 5 (22.73%) Agile Testing
11 5 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
12 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
12 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (13.64%) Finance
13 3 (13.64%) Web Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) Selenium
1 18 (81.82%) SoapUI
2 13 (59.09%) Jenkins
3 12 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (40.91%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) Hudson
5 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) SOAP
2 11 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (54.55%) BDD
3 12 (54.55%) TDD
4 9 (40.91%) Open Source
5 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
6 6 (27.27%) V-Model
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Analytics
10 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (9.09%) System Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Test Management
10 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) ISEB
2 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA