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

Automated Testing
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 16 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 532 524 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.19% 10.26% 8.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.96% 10.99% 9.35%
Number of salaries quoted 465 466 515
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% +1.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,188 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% +2.56%

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 4,447 4,766 5,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 93.54% 93.34% 91.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,736 4,078 4,640
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,875 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 401 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (44.55%) Selenium
3 221 (41.54%) Java
4 192 (36.09%) C#
5 164 (30.83%) BDD
6 157 (29.51%) TDD
7 115 (21.62%) Software Engineering
8 111 (20.86%) Cucumber
9 110 (20.68%) SQL
10 107 (20.11%) JavaScript
11 105 (19.74%) .NET
12 98 (18.42%) Finance
13 93 (17.48%) Software Testing
14 89 (16.73%) Python
15 88 (16.54%) JIRA
16 87 (16.35%) QA
16 87 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
17 86 (16.17%) Test Scripting
18 85 (15.98%) Git (software)
18 85 (15.98%) Jenkins
19 82 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
19 82 (15.41%) WebDriver
20 81 (15.23%) SoapUI
21 77 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
22 76 (14.29%) Scrum
23 73 (13.72%) DevOps
24 63 (11.84%) Functional Testing
24 63 (11.84%) API Testing
25 61 (11.47%) Mentoring
25 61 (11.47%) Ruby

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 9 (1.69%) CMS
2 8 (1.50%) Confluence
3 6 (1.13%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.75%) Apache
5 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.19%) Drupal
6 1 (0.19%) nginx
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.19%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 87 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.32%) PaaS
4 16 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.01%) IaaS
5 15 (2.82%) SaaS
6 8 (1.50%) GitHub
7 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.75%) G Suite
8 4 (0.75%) Office 365
8 4 (0.75%) Slack
9 2 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.38%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.69%) HTTP
2 3 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.38%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) FTP
4 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.19%) LAN
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) VoIP
4 1 (0.19%) WAN
4 1 (0.19%) WEP
4 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.08%) MySQL
3 21 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.13%) Big Data
7 6 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.56%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.38%) Redis
11 1 (0.19%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.19%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.19%) Riak
Development Applications
1 237 (44.55%) Selenium
2 111 (20.86%) Cucumber
3 88 (16.54%) JIRA
4 85 (15.98%) Git (software)
4 85 (15.98%) Jenkins
5 82 (15.41%) WebDriver
6 81 (15.23%) SoapUI
7 48 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 45 (8.46%) Maven
9 38 (7.14%) SpecFlow
10 34 (6.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 32 (6.02%) Subversion
12 23 (4.32%) Ranorex
13 21 (3.95%) JMeter
14 20 (3.76%) Gradle
15 19 (3.57%) Bitbucket
16 16 (3.01%) Appium
17 15 (2.82%) Bugzilla
18 14 (2.63%) Buildbot
18 14 (2.63%) Jasmine
General
1 98 (18.42%) Finance
2 50 (9.40%) Retail
3 36 (6.77%) Marketing
4 17 (3.20%) Legal
5 12 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.32%) Law
6 7 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.13%) Games
8 4 (0.75%) Banking
8 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 134 (25.19%) Developer
2 101 (18.98%) Analyst
3 96 (18.05%) Tester
4 91 (17.11%) Test Analyst
5 76 (14.29%) Developer in Test
6 73 (13.72%) Test Engineer
7 68 (12.78%) Automation Tester
8 59 (11.09%) Automation Test Analyst
9 49 (9.21%) Software Engineer
10 46 (8.65%) Architect
11 37 (6.95%) Software Developer
12 32 (6.02%) Test Leader
13 30 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (4.89%) Java Developer
15 24 (4.51%) Automation Test Lead
15 24 (4.51%) Software Tester
16 23 (4.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 23 (4.32%) Software Architect
16 23 (4.32%) Test Automation Developer
17 22 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (19.74%) .NET
2 39 (7.33%) HTML
3 34 (6.39%) CSS
4 31 (5.83%) Gherkin
5 30 (5.64%) XML
6 27 (5.08%) ASP.NET
7 25 (4.70%) Web Services
8 24 (4.51%) AngularJS
9 22 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (3.95%) SOAP
11 20 (3.76%) Middleware
12 18 (3.38%) Node.js
13 14 (2.63%) Spring
14 12 (2.26%) .NET Framework
14 12 (2.26%) JSON
15 10 (1.88%) .NET Core
15 10 (1.88%) React
16 8 (1.50%) WSDL
17 7 (1.32%) RESTful
17 7 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 19 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.38%) User Experience
5 16 (3.01%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.32%) Life Science
10 3 (0.56%) Social Media
11 2 (0.38%) NHS
11 2 (0.38%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.19%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.19%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.19%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.64%) Linux
2 13 (2.44%) Unix
3 9 (1.69%) Windows
4 6 (1.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.75%) Android
6 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (30.83%) BDD
3 157 (29.51%) TDD
4 115 (21.62%) Software Engineering
5 93 (17.48%) Software Testing
6 86 (16.17%) Test Scripting
7 82 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (14.29%) Scrum
9 73 (13.72%) DevOps
10 63 (11.84%) API Testing
10 63 (11.84%) Functional Testing
11 61 (11.47%) Mentoring
12 60 (11.28%) SDET
13 58 (10.90%) Waterfall
14 55 (10.34%) OO
15 41 (7.71%) Test Strategy
16 40 (7.52%) Open Source
17 37 (6.95%) Integration Testing
18 35 (6.58%) Coaching
19 32 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 221 (41.54%) Java
2 192 (36.09%) C#
3 110 (20.68%) SQL
4 107 (20.11%) JavaScript
5 89 (16.73%) Python
6 61 (11.47%) Ruby
7 32 (6.02%) PHP
8 28 (5.26%) C++
9 19 (3.57%) C
10 17 (3.20%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.63%) Scala
12 10 (1.88%) Perl
13 7 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.94%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.75%) Go
16 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.38%) Apple Swift
17 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (7.89%) Degree
2 40 (7.52%) ISEB
3 27 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 17 (3.20%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.50%) CEH
6 8 (1.50%) CISA
6 8 (1.50%) CISM
6 8 (1.50%) CISSP
6 8 (1.50%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.50%) CSSLP
6 8 (1.50%) GIAC
6 8 (1.50%) SANS
6 8 (1.50%) SSCP
7 4 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (16.35%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (9.21%) Docker
2 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.07%) SmoothWall
2 10 (1.88%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.69%) Terraform
4 8 (1.50%) Puppet
5 7 (1.32%) Ansible
5 7 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.13%) Grafana
7 3 (0.56%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.38%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.38%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.38%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.19%) Nagios
9 1 (0.19%) Packer
9 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (9.77%) Google
2 47 (8.83%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.51%) Oracle
4 17 (3.20%) Perforce
5 8 (1.50%) HP
5 8 (1.50%) Twitter
6 6 (1.13%) VMware
7 4 (0.75%) New Relic
8 2 (0.38%) Apple
8 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.19%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.19%) hybris
9 1 (0.19%) IBM
9 1 (0.19%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.19%) Xerox