Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 15 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 325 480 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.67% 10.06% 10.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.58% 10.70% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 283 431 481
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 3,072 4,486 4,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.40% 94.01% 92.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,588 3,807 4,221
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 244 (75.08%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (51.38%) C#
3 135 (41.54%) Selenium
4 119 (36.62%) Java
5 84 (25.85%) .NET
6 75 (23.08%) Python
7 71 (21.85%) Software Engineering
8 67 (20.62%) Software Testing
9 66 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 61 (18.77%) TDD
10 61 (18.77%) API Testing
11 60 (18.46%) SQL
12 54 (16.62%) Jenkins
13 53 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (16.00%) DevOps
14 52 (16.00%) Cucumber
14 52 (16.00%) SDET
15 51 (15.69%) JavaScript
16 50 (15.38%) BDD
17 49 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
18 47 (14.46%) QA
18 47 (14.46%) Mentoring
19 46 (14.15%) Coaching
19 46 (14.15%) Finance
20 45 (13.85%) Open Source
21 44 (13.54%) Microsoft
22 40 (12.31%) Configuration Management
23 39 (12.00%) Scrum
23 39 (12.00%) WebDriver
24 37 (11.38%) Test Strategy

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 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.23%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.92%) IIS
4 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.62%) Confluence
4 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) GIMP
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 66 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (7.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (4.31%) G Suite
5 10 (3.08%) Office 365
6 8 (2.46%) GitHub
7 6 (1.85%) SaaS
8 5 (1.54%) IaaS
8 5 (1.54%) PaaS
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.77%) FTP
2 7 (2.15%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.08%) MySQL
3 9 (2.77%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.15%) Couchbase
5 7 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.62%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) Redis
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.31%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 135 (41.54%) Selenium
2 54 (16.62%) Jenkins
3 52 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 39 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 35 (10.77%) Git (software)
6 33 (10.15%) JIRA
7 29 (8.92%) SoapUI
8 25 (7.69%) NUnit
9 23 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (5.85%) Maven
11 17 (5.23%) Appium
12 15 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (4.31%) JMeter
14 11 (3.38%) Buildbot
14 11 (3.38%) Ranorex
15 10 (3.08%) Gatling
15 10 (3.08%) JUnit
15 10 (3.08%) NeoLoad
15 10 (3.08%) TestNG
15 10 (3.08%) WebLOAD
General
1 46 (14.15%) Finance
2 27 (8.31%) Retail
3 22 (6.77%) Marketing
4 5 (1.54%) Banking
5 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.31%) Back Office
6 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 113 (34.77%) Developer
2 64 (19.69%) Tester
3 55 (16.92%) Developer in Test
3 55 (16.92%) Test Engineer
4 47 (14.46%) Automation Tester
5 44 (13.54%) Analyst
6 42 (12.92%) Senior Developer
7 40 (12.31%) Test Analyst
8 33 (10.15%) Test Automation Engineer
9 31 (9.54%) Test Automation Developer
10 26 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
11 25 (7.69%) Software Engineer
12 21 (6.46%) Automation Engineer
12 21 (6.46%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 20 (6.15%) QA Automation Engineer
13 20 (6.15%) QA Engineer
13 20 (6.15%) Senior Test Automation Developer
14 19 (5.85%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (5.54%) Agile Test Analyst
16 17 (5.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (25.85%) .NET
2 37 (11.38%) Gherkin
3 35 (10.77%) CSS
4 34 (10.46%) HTML
5 32 (9.85%) Node.js
6 31 (9.54%) ASP.NET
7 28 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (5.23%) React
8 17 (5.23%) Web Services
9 14 (4.31%) CSS3
9 14 (4.31%) HTML5
10 13 (4.00%) Redux
11 12 (3.69%) .NET Framework
12 10 (3.08%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.08%) XML
13 7 (2.15%) REST
14 5 (1.54%) .NET Core
15 4 (1.23%) JSON
15 4 (1.23%) RxJava
15 4 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.54%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.00%) Fintech
6 10 (3.08%) User Experience
7 6 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.54%) Social Media
9 4 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.23%) Life Science
10 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.62%) NHS
12 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.31%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.31%) PMI
12 1 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.00%) Linux
2 9 (2.77%) Windows
3 8 (2.46%) Android
4 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (75.08%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (21.85%) Software Engineering
3 67 (20.62%) Software Testing
4 61 (18.77%) API Testing
4 61 (18.77%) TDD
5 53 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (16.00%) DevOps
6 52 (16.00%) SDET
7 50 (15.38%) BDD
8 47 (14.46%) Mentoring
9 46 (14.15%) Coaching
10 45 (13.85%) Open Source
11 40 (12.31%) Configuration Management
12 39 (12.00%) Scrum
13 37 (11.38%) Test Strategy
14 33 (10.15%) MVC
15 30 (9.23%) OOP
16 28 (8.62%) Mobile Development
17 27 (8.31%) OO
18 25 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 167 (51.38%) C#
2 119 (36.62%) Java
3 75 (23.08%) Python
4 60 (18.46%) SQL
5 51 (15.69%) JavaScript
6 34 (10.46%) Ruby
7 18 (5.54%) PHP
8 17 (5.23%) C++
9 13 (4.00%) C
10 12 (3.69%) Scala
11 11 (3.38%) PowerShell
12 10 (3.08%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.46%) ES6
14 6 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.85%) Perl
15 4 (1.23%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.92%) VB
17 2 (0.62%) Apple Swift
17 2 (0.62%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (5.23%) ISEB
1 17 (5.23%) ISTQB
2 14 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (3.69%) Degree
3 12 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CISA
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.31%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.31%) GIAC
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.31%) MCSD
6 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.31%) PMP
6 1 (0.31%) SANS
6 1 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (14.46%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (7.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (8.00%) Puppet
2 15 (4.62%) Ansible
3 12 (3.69%) Docker Swarm
3 12 (3.69%) Mesos
3 12 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.46%) Terraform
5 5 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.62%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 44 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.46%) Google
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle
4 2 (0.62%) HP
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe
5 1 (0.31%) VMware