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 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 4.76% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.16% - -
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 0
Median salary £41,250 - -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,375
% change year-on-year - +2.71%  

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 155 125 154
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 92.26% 91.24% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 142 114 79
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £65,000
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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) TDD
1 19 (100.00%) Selenium
1 19 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 19 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (100.00%) BDD
1 19 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 19 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (94.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 18 (94.74%) ISTQB
2 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
2 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 18 (94.74%) XML
2 18 (94.74%) ISEB
3 16 (84.21%) SOAP
4 14 (73.68%) Java
4 14 (73.68%) Open Source
5 13 (68.42%) JMeter
6 11 (57.89%) Waterfall
6 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
6 11 (57.89%) V-Model
6 11 (57.89%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (57.89%) Agile Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (26.32%) Analytics
8 5 (26.32%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Finance

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 19 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 19 (100.00%) Selenium
1 19 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 19 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (68.42%) JMeter
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Senior Test Engineer
1 14 (73.68%) Test Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) .NET
1 18 (94.74%) XML
2 16 (84.21%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) BDD
1 19 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 19 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) Open Source
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Exploratory Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 11 (57.89%) V-Model
3 11 (57.89%) Waterfall
4 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
5 5 (26.32%) Analytics
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (26.32%) Electronic Trading
5 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (94.74%) JavaScript
3 14 (73.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) ISEB
1 18 (94.74%) ISTQB
1 18 (94.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA