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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Rank 67 88 133
Rank change year-on-year +21 +45  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 96 91 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.74% 2.76% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.06% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 75 63 54
Median salary £45,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £32,100 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2341 2974 3356
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 91.20% 90.15% 90.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2051 2409 2659
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 170 (83.74%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (64.53%) Selenium
3 91 (44.83%) Java
4 84 (41.38%) Scrum
5 81 (39.90%) ISEB
6 80 (39.41%) Cucumber
7 79 (38.92%) ISTQB
8 77 (37.93%) Automated Testing
9 75 (36.95%) Test Strategy
10 70 (34.48%) SQL
11 69 (33.99%) BDD
12 68 (33.50%) Functional Testing
13 64 (31.53%) TDD
14 62 (30.54%) Test Management
15 61 (30.05%) Test Scripting
16 58 (28.57%) Software Testing
17 55 (27.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 54 (26.60%) Mentoring
19 53 (26.11%) Kanban
20 51 (25.12%) QA
21 48 (23.65%) Regression Testing
21 48 (23.65%) SDLC
22 46 (22.66%) WebDriver
23 44 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
23 44 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
24 43 (21.18%) Waterfall
24 43 (21.18%) Oracle
25 42 (20.69%) .NET
25 42 (20.69%) Relational Database
26 40 (19.70%) Software Delivery

Test Automation
Top Related 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 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.32%) GitHub
2 4 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.97%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 16 (7.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.93%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 131 (64.53%) Selenium
2 80 (39.41%) Cucumber
3 46 (22.66%) WebDriver
4 35 (17.24%) Jenkins
5 28 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (12.32%) SoapUI
7 17 (8.37%) SpecFlow
8 15 (7.39%) Git (software)
9 12 (5.91%) LoadRunner
9 12 (5.91%) TeamCity
10 11 (5.42%) FitNesse
10 11 (5.42%) JIRA
11 10 (4.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.46%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.97%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.97%) NUnit
13 4 (1.97%) Robot Framework
13 4 (1.97%) TestNG
14 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (15.76%) Finance
2 10 (4.93%) Retail
3 7 (3.45%) Advertising
4 4 (1.97%) Banking
4 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.99%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (40.89%) Test Engineer
2 38 (18.72%) Senior Test Engineer
3 34 (16.75%) Analyst
4 32 (15.76%) Test Analyst
5 31 (15.27%) Tester
6 28 (13.79%) Automation Tester
6 28 (13.79%) Test Automation Engineer
7 19 (9.36%) Senior Tester
7 19 (9.36%) Test Manager
8 18 (8.87%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (8.87%) Senior Test Analyst
9 17 (8.37%) Senior Automation Tester
9 17 (8.37%) Software Test Engineer
10 15 (7.39%) Developer
11 13 (6.40%) Test Leader
12 11 (5.42%) Developer in Test
13 10 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (3.45%) Consultant
14 7 (3.45%) Scrum Master
14 7 (3.45%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.69%) .NET
2 24 (11.82%) Gherkin
3 11 (5.42%) Web Services
4 9 (4.43%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.94%) SOAP
6 6 (2.96%) WSDL
6 6 (2.96%) XML
6 6 (2.96%) XSD
7 4 (1.97%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.97%) Velocity
8 3 (1.48%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.48%) Behat
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.46%) User Experience
5 4 (1.97%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.49%) Android
1 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (83.74%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (41.38%) Scrum
3 77 (37.93%) Automated Testing
4 75 (36.95%) Test Strategy
5 69 (33.99%) BDD
6 68 (33.50%) Functional Testing
7 64 (31.53%) TDD
8 62 (30.54%) Test Management
9 61 (30.05%) Test Scripting
10 58 (28.57%) Software Testing
11 54 (26.60%) Mentoring
12 53 (26.11%) Kanban
13 48 (23.65%) Regression Testing
13 48 (23.65%) SDLC
14 44 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
15 43 (21.18%) Waterfall
16 40 (19.70%) Software Delivery
17 38 (18.72%) Automation Testing
17 38 (18.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (44.83%) Java
2 70 (34.48%) SQL
3 38 (18.72%) C#
4 30 (14.78%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.85%) Python
6 13 (6.40%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.43%) Ruby
8 7 (3.45%) Scala
9 6 (2.96%) C
10 5 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.99%) C++
11 2 (0.99%) Perl
11 2 (0.99%) PHP
12 1 (0.49%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (39.90%) ISEB
2 79 (38.92%) ISTQB
3 55 (27.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.94%) Degree
5 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (25.12%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Puppet
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (21.18%) Oracle
2 24 (11.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.48%) Progress
4 1 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.49%) HP
4 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
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