Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 15 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 497 573 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.11% 10.73% 8.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.86% 11.88% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 445 514 541
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,450 £60,000 £58,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +12.50% +14.29%

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 4,578 4,823 6,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 93.09% 90.34% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,877 4,179 5,022
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 354 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (45.67%) Selenium
3 224 (45.07%) Java
4 176 (35.41%) SQL
5 162 (32.60%) C#
6 158 (31.79%) BDD
7 142 (28.57%) TDD
8 131 (26.36%) Cucumber
9 122 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
10 114 (22.94%) Git (software)
11 113 (22.74%) .NET
12 98 (19.72%) Scrum
13 96 (19.32%) Test Scripting
14 94 (18.91%) Finance
14 94 (18.91%) JavaScript
14 94 (18.91%) WebDriver
15 85 (17.10%) Software Engineering
16 82 (16.50%) Jenkins
17 80 (16.10%) Python
18 79 (15.90%) OO
19 76 (15.29%) Software Testing
20 66 (13.28%) SoapUI
21 65 (13.08%) SpecFlow
22 63 (12.68%) Ruby
23 61 (12.27%) Subversion
24 55 (11.07%) Team Foundation Server
25 52 (10.46%) Test Strategy
26 51 (10.26%) Microsoft
27 50 (10.06%) Retail
27 50 (10.06%) NoSQL

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%) JBoss
1 7 (1.41%) Jetty
1 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
1 7 (1.41%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.80%) Confluence
3 3 (0.60%) Tornado
4 2 (0.40%) Apache
4 2 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (6.44%) GitHub
4 11 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.61%) PaaS
6 7 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.01%) IaaS
9 4 (0.80%) G Suite
9 4 (0.80%) Office 365
10 3 (0.60%) SaaS
10 3 (0.60%) Slack
11 2 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.40%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.60%) AMQP
1 3 (0.60%) PuTTY
1 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
1 3 (0.60%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.20%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.06%) NoSQL
2 35 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 26 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (3.82%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.41%) MySQL
6 11 (2.21%) Big Data
7 10 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.61%) Redis
8 8 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.41%) Couchbase
9 7 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.41%) Riak
10 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 227 (45.67%) Selenium
2 131 (26.36%) Cucumber
3 114 (22.94%) Git (software)
4 94 (18.91%) WebDriver
5 82 (16.50%) Jenkins
6 66 (13.28%) SoapUI
7 65 (13.08%) SpecFlow
8 61 (12.27%) Subversion
9 55 (11.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 44 (8.85%) JIRA
11 42 (8.45%) Mercurial
12 32 (6.44%) Maven
13 27 (5.43%) Ranorex
14 25 (5.03%) FitNesse
15 22 (4.43%) Appium
16 15 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (2.82%) Buildbot
17 14 (2.82%) tSQLt
18 13 (2.62%) Bugzilla
19 10 (2.01%) Gradle
General
1 94 (18.91%) Finance
2 50 (10.06%) Retail
3 12 (2.41%) Legal
3 12 (2.41%) Marketing
4 5 (1.01%) Games
4 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.80%) Military
6 2 (0.40%) Advertising
6 2 (0.40%) Automotive
6 2 (0.40%) Banking
6 2 (0.40%) Law
6 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (24.35%) Developer
2 100 (20.12%) Analyst
3 95 (19.11%) Tester
4 91 (18.31%) Test Analyst
5 84 (16.90%) Automation Tester
6 57 (11.47%) Test Engineer
7 48 (9.66%) Automation Test Analyst
8 44 (8.85%) Java Developer
9 39 (7.85%) Automation Test Lead
9 39 (7.85%) Software Engineer
10 35 (7.04%) Developer in Test
10 35 (7.04%) Test Leader
11 32 (6.44%) Java Engineer
12 27 (5.43%) Senior Tester
13 26 (5.23%) Architect
13 26 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
13 26 (5.23%) Senior Test Analyst
13 26 (5.23%) Software Developer
14 25 (5.03%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
15 23 (4.63%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (22.74%) .NET
2 44 (8.85%) XML
3 43 (8.65%) Gherkin
4 39 (7.85%) HTML
5 36 (7.24%) SOAP
5 36 (7.24%) Web Services
6 29 (5.84%) AngularJS
7 28 (5.63%) Spring
8 27 (5.43%) CSS
9 21 (4.23%) ASP.NET
10 19 (3.82%) WSDL
10 19 (3.82%) XSD
11 14 (2.82%) Hibernate
12 13 (2.62%) .NET Framework
13 11 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (2.01%) JSON
14 10 (2.01%) Middleware
15 9 (1.81%) Node.js
16 8 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
17 4 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.23%) Data Structures
2 25 (5.03%) Algorithms
3 11 (2.21%) Social Media
4 10 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.01%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.41%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.80%) User Experience
9 3 (0.60%) Life Science
10 2 (0.40%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.40%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.20%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.20%) NHS
11 1 (0.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.02%) Linux
2 16 (3.22%) Android
3 14 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.21%) Unix
5 9 (1.81%) Windows
6 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (31.79%) BDD
3 142 (28.57%) TDD
4 122 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
5 98 (19.72%) Scrum
6 96 (19.32%) Test Scripting
7 85 (17.10%) Software Engineering
8 79 (15.90%) OO
9 76 (15.29%) Software Testing
10 52 (10.46%) Test Strategy
11 48 (9.66%) DevOps
12 47 (9.46%) SDLC
13 46 (9.26%) Mentoring
14 45 (9.05%) Kanban
15 42 (8.45%) Functional Testing
15 42 (8.45%) Waterfall
16 38 (7.65%) Manual Testing
17 36 (7.24%) Performance Testing
18 35 (7.04%) Open Source
19 34 (6.84%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 224 (45.07%) Java
2 176 (35.41%) SQL
3 162 (32.60%) C#
4 94 (18.91%) JavaScript
5 80 (16.10%) Python
6 63 (12.68%) Ruby
7 34 (6.84%) C++
8 21 (4.23%) C
9 20 (4.02%) PHP
10 18 (3.62%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.82%) Scala
12 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.60%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.60%) F#
13 3 (0.60%) Java 9
13 3 (0.60%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.60%) Perl
14 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (7.85%) ISTQB
2 38 (7.65%) ISEB
3 33 (6.64%) Degree
4 13 (2.62%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.61%) CEH
7 8 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.01%) CISA
8 5 (1.01%) CISM
8 5 (1.01%) CISSP
8 5 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (1.01%) CSSLP
8 5 (1.01%) GIAC
8 5 (1.01%) SANS
8 5 (1.01%) SSCP
9 3 (0.60%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.60%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.05%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (4.43%) Docker
2 3 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.41%) Ansible
2 12 (2.41%) Puppet
3 11 (2.21%) Terraform
4 7 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.21%) HP ALM
5 6 (1.21%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.40%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.20%) Packer
7 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.24%) Google
3 20 (4.02%) Twitter
4 19 (3.82%) Oracle
5 17 (3.42%) Perforce
6 9 (1.81%) HP
7 7 (1.41%) New Relic
8 5 (1.01%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.80%) VMware
9 4 (0.80%) Xerox
10 3 (0.60%) Apple
10 3 (0.60%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.60%) Software AG
10 3 (0.60%) webMethods
11 1 (0.20%) Avature
11 1 (0.20%) IBM
11 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.20%) Splunk
11 1 (0.20%) Telerik