Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 26 14
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 340 279 534
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leeds 11.70% 8.54% 10.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.42% 9.20% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 279 213 484
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,775 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,400 £72,500 £70,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% -5.38% +1.09%

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 2,737 3,032 4,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 94.22% 92.81% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 2,612 4,126
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,154 £63,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +5.88%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Leeds

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 238 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (43.24%) Java
3 131 (38.53%) Selenium
4 129 (37.94%) C#
5 99 (29.12%) DevOps
6 96 (28.24%) Scrum
7 78 (22.94%) Software Testing
8 74 (21.76%) Python
9 70 (20.59%) JavaScript
10 66 (19.41%) AWS
11 65 (19.12%) TDD
11 65 (19.12%) API Testing
12 61 (17.94%) Cucumber
13 59 (17.35%) BDD
14 57 (16.76%) .NET
15 54 (15.88%) Finance
15 54 (15.88%) Functional Testing
16 52 (15.29%) JIRA
17 50 (14.71%) Docker
18 49 (14.41%) Software Engineering
19 47 (13.82%) SQL
19 47 (13.82%) Test Strategy
20 46 (13.53%) SpecFlow
20 46 (13.53%) WebDriver
21 45 (13.24%) QA
22 43 (12.65%) SoapUI
23 41 (12.06%) Node.js
23 41 (12.06%) Azure
24 40 (11.76%) Mentoring
25 39 (11.47%) SDET

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 33 (9.71%) Confluence
2 7 (2.06%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.29%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) Mule
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Sage 200
1 5 (1.47%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.29%) Magento
2 1 (0.29%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 66 (19.41%) AWS
2 41 (12.06%) Azure
3 13 (3.82%) AWS IoT
3 13 (3.82%) GCP
4 9 (2.65%) Trello
5 7 (2.06%) Serverless
6 6 (1.76%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.76%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.47%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (1.47%) GitHub
8 4 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.18%) SaaS
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.88%) AWS Fargate
9 3 (0.88%) IaaS
9 3 (0.88%) PaaS
10 2 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.82%) RFID
2 5 (1.47%) Internet
3 2 (0.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.88%) MySQL
2 20 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.24%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.18%) Flink
5 4 (1.18%) Redis
6 2 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 131 (38.53%) Selenium
2 61 (17.94%) Cucumber
3 52 (15.29%) JIRA
4 46 (13.53%) SpecFlow
4 46 (13.53%) WebDriver
5 43 (12.65%) SoapUI
6 30 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (8.53%) Jenkins
8 24 (7.06%) JMeter
9 22 (6.47%) Gatling
9 22 (6.47%) Ranorex
10 19 (5.59%) Git (software)
11 16 (4.71%) Appium
12 13 (3.82%) Maven
13 12 (3.53%) JUnit
13 12 (3.53%) Postman
14 11 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (2.94%) Visual Studio
15 10 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (2.65%) WATIR
General
1 54 (15.88%) Finance
2 16 (4.71%) Marketing
3 12 (3.53%) Legal
3 12 (3.53%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.35%) Games
5 4 (1.18%) Banking
5 4 (1.18%) Online Betting
6 3 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (20.00%) Tester
2 59 (17.35%) Developer
3 52 (15.29%) Test Engineer
4 51 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 43 (12.65%) Analyst
6 39 (11.47%) Test Analyst
7 38 (11.18%) Test Automation Engineer
8 34 (10.00%) Software Engineer
9 27 (7.94%) Test Leader
10 26 (7.65%) Senior Test Engineer
11 24 (7.06%) Senior Developer
12 21 (6.18%) Developer in Test
13 20 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 20 (5.88%) Software Developer
14 19 (5.59%) Test Manager
15 16 (4.71%) Java Developer
16 14 (4.12%) Agile Test Manager
16 14 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
16 14 (4.12%) QA Tester
17 13 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (16.76%) .NET
2 41 (12.06%) Node.js
3 39 (11.47%) CSS
4 34 (10.00%) HTML
5 30 (8.82%) Web Services
6 25 (7.35%) REST
7 15 (4.41%) Gherkin
7 15 (4.41%) SOAP
8 14 (4.12%) .NET Framework
8 14 (4.12%) AngularJS
8 14 (4.12%) React
9 12 (3.53%) HTML5
9 12 (3.53%) JSON
9 12 (3.53%) RESTful
10 11 (3.24%) .NET Core
10 11 (3.24%) Spring
11 10 (2.94%) ASP.NET
11 10 (2.94%) Entity Framework
11 10 (2.94%) Sass
11 10 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.12%) User Experience
2 13 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.24%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.06%) Video on Demand
6 5 (1.47%) NHS
6 5 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.94%) Android
2 24 (7.06%) Linux
2 24 (7.06%) Unix
3 12 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.06%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.18%) Windows
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (29.12%) DevOps
3 96 (28.24%) Scrum
4 78 (22.94%) Software Testing
5 65 (19.12%) API Testing
5 65 (19.12%) TDD
6 59 (17.35%) BDD
7 54 (15.88%) Functional Testing
8 49 (14.41%) Software Engineering
9 47 (13.82%) Test Strategy
10 40 (11.76%) Mentoring
11 39 (11.47%) SDET
12 37 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (10.59%) Test Scripting
14 32 (9.41%) Performance Testing
14 32 (9.41%) SDLC
15 31 (9.12%) Kanban
16 29 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (8.53%) OO
17 28 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (43.24%) Java
2 129 (37.94%) C#
3 74 (21.76%) Python
4 70 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 47 (13.82%) SQL
6 39 (11.47%) Ruby
7 20 (5.88%) PHP
8 15 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.41%) C++
8 15 (4.41%) Scala
9 13 (3.82%) C
10 9 (2.65%) Java 8
11 7 (2.06%) Apple Swift
11 7 (2.06%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.76%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.47%) COBOL
13 5 (1.47%) Perl
13 5 (1.47%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.18%) Groovy
14 4 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (6.76%) ISTQB
2 18 (5.29%) Degree
3 12 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (2.65%) ISEB
5 5 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.18%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (13.24%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 50 (14.71%) Docker
2 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) NDS
3 1 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 33 (9.71%) Terraform
2 27 (7.94%) Kubernetes
3 22 (6.47%) Ansible
4 21 (6.18%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (5.59%) Puppet
6 3 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.59%) Rancher
8 1 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.94%) Google
2 10 (2.94%) Oracle
3 8 (2.35%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.47%) Sage
4 5 (1.47%) Xero
5 4 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (1.18%) Workday
6 3 (0.88%) HP
6 3 (0.88%) Splunk
6 3 (0.88%) T-Plan
7 2 (0.59%) CA
7 2 (0.59%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.29%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.29%) IBM
8 1 (0.29%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.29%) Novell
8 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com