Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 496 452 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.98% 9.18% 8.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.10% 9.77% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 432 393 412
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,650 £30,000
90th Percentile £69,975 £60,000 £57,250
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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,785 4,626 5,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.45% 93.91% 93.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,175 3,894 4,218
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 361 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (51.01%) C#
3 211 (42.54%) Selenium
4 206 (41.53%) Java
5 130 (26.21%) .NET
6 107 (21.57%) BDD
7 106 (21.37%) Cucumber
8 104 (20.97%) TDD
9 99 (19.96%) QA
10 93 (18.75%) Python
11 92 (18.55%) Software Engineering
12 87 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 86 (17.34%) API Testing
14 77 (15.52%) JavaScript
15 75 (15.12%) SDET
16 74 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
16 74 (14.92%) Software Testing
17 70 (14.11%) SQL
18 68 (13.71%) WebDriver
19 65 (13.10%) Jenkins
19 65 (13.10%) Finance
20 64 (12.90%) JIRA
21 60 (12.10%) Google
22 56 (11.29%) DevOps
22 56 (11.29%) Coaching
23 54 (10.89%) SoapUI
23 54 (10.89%) Test Strategy
24 53 (10.69%) Mentoring
24 53 (10.69%) Microsoft
25 51 (10.28%) MVC

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 7 (1.41%) CMS
2 6 (1.21%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.21%) Confluence
2 6 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.20%) Apache
3 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.20%) Drupal
3 1 (0.20%) nginx
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.20%) Tornado
3 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.20%) GIMP
2 1 (0.20%) HipChat
2 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (6.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.23%) SaaS
5 13 (2.62%) IaaS
5 13 (2.62%) PaaS
6 9 (1.81%) G Suite
6 9 (1.81%) Office 365
6 9 (1.81%) Slack
7 7 (1.41%) GitHub
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.23%) HTTP
2 3 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.20%) FTP
3 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.83%) MySQL
3 12 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.21%) Couchbase
4 6 (1.21%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.81%) Redis
5 4 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.60%) Big Data
6 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 211 (42.54%) Selenium
2 106 (21.37%) Cucumber
3 68 (13.71%) WebDriver
4 65 (13.10%) Jenkins
5 64 (12.90%) JIRA
6 54 (10.89%) SoapUI
7 37 (7.46%) Maven
8 35 (7.06%) Git (software)
9 31 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (5.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 26 (5.24%) JMeter
12 23 (4.64%) NUnit
12 23 (4.64%) SpecFlow
13 17 (3.43%) Bitbucket
14 15 (3.02%) Appium
15 14 (2.82%) Jasmine
16 13 (2.62%) Ranorex
17 11 (2.22%) Gradle
17 11 (2.22%) JUnit
17 11 (2.22%) TestNG
General
1 65 (13.10%) Finance
2 48 (9.68%) Marketing
3 28 (5.65%) Retail
4 12 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.41%) Games
6 7 (1.41%) Law
7 4 (0.81%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) Back Office
8 2 (0.40%) Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Military
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 152 (30.65%) Developer
2 106 (21.37%) Tester
3 92 (18.55%) Developer in Test
4 72 (14.52%) Automation Tester
5 70 (14.11%) Test Engineer
6 64 (12.90%) Analyst
7 53 (10.69%) Test Analyst
8 42 (8.47%) Software Engineer
9 38 (7.66%) Software Developer
10 37 (7.46%) Test Automation Developer
11 36 (7.26%) Architect
11 36 (7.26%) Test Leader
12 35 (7.06%) Automation Engineer
13 33 (6.65%) QA Automation Engineer
13 33 (6.65%) QA Engineer
14 32 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
15 30 (6.05%) Automation Test Analyst
15 30 (6.05%) Test Automation Engineer
16 23 (4.64%) Test Architect
16 23 (4.64%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (26.21%) .NET
2 50 (10.08%) ASP.NET
3 46 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 45 (9.07%) Gherkin
5 37 (7.46%) HTML
6 34 (6.85%) CSS
7 22 (4.44%) Node.js
8 21 (4.23%) .NET Framework
8 21 (4.23%) Web Services
9 11 (2.22%) .NET Core
9 11 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 11 (2.22%) jQuery
9 11 (2.22%) Middleware
9 11 (2.22%) React
10 10 (2.02%) XML
11 9 (1.81%) CSS3
11 9 (1.81%) HTML5
12 8 (1.61%) Kafka
13 6 (1.21%) RESTful
13 6 (1.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.88%) Self-Motivation
2 32 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 31 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.84%) User Experience
5 18 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.62%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.42%) Fintech
8 12 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.81%) Life Science
10 4 (0.81%) Social Media
11 2 (0.40%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.20%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.20%) NHS
12 1 (0.20%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.20%) Tandem
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.23%) Linux
2 9 (1.81%) Windows
3 6 (1.21%) Unix
4 5 (1.01%) Android
4 5 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (21.57%) BDD
3 104 (20.97%) TDD
4 92 (18.55%) Software Engineering
5 86 (17.34%) API Testing
6 75 (15.12%) SDET
7 74 (14.92%) Software Testing
8 56 (11.29%) Coaching
8 56 (11.29%) DevOps
9 54 (10.89%) Test Strategy
10 53 (10.69%) Mentoring
11 51 (10.28%) MVC
11 51 (10.28%) Scrum
12 50 (10.08%) Test Scripting
13 48 (9.68%) OO
14 47 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (9.27%) QA Automation
16 45 (9.07%) Open Source
17 44 (8.87%) Functional Testing
18 43 (8.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 253 (51.01%) C#
2 206 (41.53%) Java
3 93 (18.75%) Python
4 77 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 70 (14.11%) SQL
6 47 (9.48%) Ruby
7 27 (5.44%) PHP
8 19 (3.83%) C++
9 12 (2.42%) C
9 12 (2.42%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.02%) Go
10 10 (2.02%) Scala
11 7 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.41%) Perl
12 6 (1.21%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.01%) ES6
13 5 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (6.65%) Degree
2 20 (4.03%) ISEB
3 19 (3.83%) ISTQB
4 15 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CEH
8 1 (0.20%) CISA
8 1 (0.20%) CISM
8 1 (0.20%) CISSP
8 1 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.20%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.20%) GIAC
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.20%) SANS
8 1 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (19.96%) QA
System Software
1 44 (8.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (3.23%) Puppet
2 11 (2.22%) Ansible
2 11 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (1.61%) Mesos
5 5 (1.01%) Grafana
5 5 (1.01%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.01%) Terraform
6 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.60%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.40%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.20%) Packer
9 1 (0.20%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 60 (12.10%) Google
2 53 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.02%) Oracle
4 6 (1.21%) HP
4 6 (1.21%) VMware
5 5 (1.01%) Twitter
6 2 (0.40%) New Relic
6 2 (0.40%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe
7 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.20%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.20%) hybris
7 1 (0.20%) IBM
7 1 (0.20%) Xerox