Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 306 480 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.32% 12.42% 8.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.05% 13.53% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 245 421 363
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,768 3,547 4,491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 93.39% 91.77% 94.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,372 2,961 3,806
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 224 (73.20%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (51.31%) Java
3 130 (42.48%) C#
4 129 (42.16%) Selenium
5 86 (28.10%) Software Testing
6 83 (27.12%) Python
6 83 (27.12%) Scrum
7 78 (25.49%) Cucumber
7 78 (25.49%) API Testing
8 66 (21.57%) DevOps
9 64 (20.92%) Mentoring
10 61 (19.93%) Finance
11 58 (18.95%) SQL
12 55 (17.97%) AWS
13 53 (17.32%) SpecFlow
14 48 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (15.36%) JavaScript
16 45 (14.71%) Functional Testing
17 43 (14.05%) Kanban
18 42 (13.73%) WebDriver
18 42 (13.73%) Test Strategy
19 41 (13.40%) Azure
20 39 (12.75%) TDD
21 38 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
22 37 (12.09%) Jenkins
22 37 (12.09%) Open Source
23 36 (11.76%) Software Engineering
23 36 (11.76%) SoapUI
24 34 (11.11%) JIRA
25 32 (10.46%) Team Foundation Server

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 (2.29%) Confluence
2 6 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.31%) CMS
4 2 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.65%) Drupal
4 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.65%) Mule
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 55 (17.97%) AWS
2 41 (13.40%) Azure
3 21 (6.86%) G Suite
3 21 (6.86%) Office 365
4 11 (3.59%) GCP
5 4 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.31%) Slack
6 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.98%) AWS CodePipeline
6 3 (0.98%) IaaS
6 3 (0.98%) PaaS
6 3 (0.98%) Trello
7 2 (0.65%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.65%) SaaS
7 2 (0.65%) Serverless
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.98%) SSL
2 1 (0.33%) DHCP
2 1 (0.33%) DNS
2 1 (0.33%) FTP
2 1 (0.33%) HTTP
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) IPsec
2 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.59%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.61%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.96%) MySQL
5 6 (1.96%) SSDT
6 4 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.31%) Flink
6 4 (1.31%) Redis
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.33%) Big Data
8 1 (0.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 129 (42.16%) Selenium
2 78 (25.49%) Cucumber
3 53 (17.32%) SpecFlow
4 42 (13.73%) WebDriver
5 37 (12.09%) Jenkins
6 36 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 34 (11.11%) JIRA
8 32 (10.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (9.80%) Git (software)
10 21 (6.86%) Appium
10 21 (6.86%) NUnit
11 19 (6.21%) JMeter
11 19 (6.21%) JUnit
12 17 (5.56%) Gatling
13 13 (4.25%) Ranorex
13 13 (4.25%) TestNG
13 13 (4.25%) tSQLt
14 12 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (3.59%) WATIR
15 11 (3.59%) WebLOAD
General
1 61 (19.93%) Finance
2 19 (6.21%) Retail
3 12 (3.92%) Marketing
4 10 (3.27%) Banking
5 8 (2.61%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.63%) Legal
7 4 (1.31%) Online Betting
7 4 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.98%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 85 (27.78%) Developer
2 71 (23.20%) Test Engineer
3 54 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
4 45 (14.71%) Analyst
4 45 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 43 (14.05%) Developer in Test
6 40 (13.07%) Test Leader
7 36 (11.76%) Tester
8 31 (10.13%) Test Automation Developer
9 30 (9.80%) Senior Test Engineer
10 26 (8.50%) Senior Developer
11 25 (8.17%) Automation Test Analyst
12 23 (7.52%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 23 (7.52%) Test Manager
13 22 (7.19%) Automation Tester
14 21 (6.86%) Agile Test Manager
14 21 (6.86%) Senior Test Automation Developer
15 16 (5.23%) Software Developer
16 15 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
17 13 (4.25%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.48%) Web Services
2 27 (8.82%) .NET
3 25 (8.17%) Gherkin
4 23 (7.52%) Node.js
4 23 (7.52%) SOAP
5 18 (5.88%) HTML
5 18 (5.88%) Spring
6 16 (5.23%) REST
7 15 (4.90%) CSS
8 13 (4.25%) XML
9 11 (3.59%) React
9 11 (3.59%) Spring Boot
10 8 (2.61%) JSON
10 8 (2.61%) React Native
11 7 (2.29%) .NET Core
11 7 (2.29%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.29%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.29%) GraphQL
11 7 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (1.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.59%) User Experience
5 3 (0.98%) Graphic Design
5 3 (0.98%) Smartphone
5 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.65%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.33%) Blog
7 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Life Science
7 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.33%) NHS
7 1 (0.33%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.21%) Linux
2 11 (3.59%) Android
3 10 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.65%) Windows
5 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (73.20%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (28.10%) Software Testing
3 83 (27.12%) Scrum
4 78 (25.49%) API Testing
5 66 (21.57%) DevOps
6 64 (20.92%) Mentoring
7 48 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (14.71%) Functional Testing
9 43 (14.05%) Kanban
10 42 (13.73%) Test Strategy
11 39 (12.75%) TDD
12 38 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (12.09%) Open Source
14 36 (11.76%) Software Engineering
15 29 (9.48%) BDD
15 29 (9.48%) Mobile Development
15 29 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (8.82%) Coaching
17 26 (8.50%) Business Analysis
18 23 (7.52%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (51.31%) Java
2 130 (42.48%) C#
3 83 (27.12%) Python
4 58 (18.95%) SQL
5 47 (15.36%) JavaScript
6 27 (8.82%) Ruby
7 20 (6.54%) PHP
8 17 (5.56%) C
9 16 (5.23%) Scala
10 13 (4.25%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.92%) C++
12 10 (3.27%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.94%) Java 8
14 7 (2.29%) Go
15 5 (1.63%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.31%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.98%) Kotlin
18 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
19 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (7.84%) ISTQB
2 22 (7.19%) ISEB
3 16 (5.23%) Degree
4 6 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.31%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.52%) QA
System Software
1 29 (9.48%) Docker
2 4 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.52%) Terraform
3 16 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (4.58%) Puppet
5 13 (4.25%) Ansible
6 4 (1.31%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (10.13%) Google
2 19 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.29%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.63%) New Relic
5 4 (1.31%) CA
5 4 (1.31%) HP
6 3 (0.98%) Adobe
6 3 (0.98%) Splunk
7 2 (0.65%) Apple
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle
7 2 (0.65%) Perforce
7 2 (0.65%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.33%) Dataiku
8 1 (0.33%) Tableau