Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 460 456 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.76% 9.15% 9.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.94% 9.75% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 401 392 455
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £58,750
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 3,556 4,677 5,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 90.95% 93.80% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,952 3,936 4,304
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,250 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%

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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 334 (72.61%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (52.83%) C#
3 190 (41.30%) Selenium
4 177 (38.48%) Java
5 122 (26.52%) .NET
6 100 (21.74%) QA
7 95 (20.65%) Python
8 91 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 88 (19.13%) Software Testing
10 87 (18.91%) Cucumber
11 83 (18.04%) BDD
11 83 (18.04%) Software Engineering
12 82 (17.83%) API Testing
13 81 (17.61%) TDD
14 74 (16.09%) Jenkins
15 70 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
16 69 (15.00%) JavaScript
17 68 (14.78%) SDET
18 66 (14.35%) SQL
19 59 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
20 58 (12.61%) Finance
20 58 (12.61%) WebDriver
21 57 (12.39%) Microsoft
21 57 (12.39%) Google
22 56 (12.17%) DevOps
23 54 (11.74%) Scrum
23 54 (11.74%) Test Strategy
24 52 (11.30%) Gherkin
24 52 (11.30%) Coaching
25 51 (11.09%) MVC

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 (1.52%) Confluence
1 7 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.09%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.65%) CMS
4 2 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.22%) nginx
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) Tornado
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.22%) GIMP
2 1 (0.22%) HipChat
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 91 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (8.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.04%) G Suite
5 13 (2.83%) SaaS
6 10 (2.17%) IaaS
6 10 (2.17%) Office 365
6 10 (2.17%) PaaS
7 9 (1.96%) GitHub
8 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.61%) HTTP
2 8 (1.74%) FTP
3 3 (0.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.04%) MySQL
3 7 (1.52%) Couchbase
3 7 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.87%) Redis
5 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.65%) Big Data
7 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 190 (41.30%) Selenium
2 87 (18.91%) Cucumber
3 74 (16.09%) Jenkins
4 58 (12.61%) WebDriver
5 47 (10.22%) JIRA
6 43 (9.35%) SoapUI
7 40 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 30 (6.52%) Maven
8 30 (6.52%) NUnit
8 30 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (5.22%) JMeter
10 22 (4.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (3.70%) Appium
12 12 (2.61%) JUnit
13 11 (2.39%) Buildbot
13 11 (2.39%) Gatling
13 11 (2.39%) Jasmine
13 11 (2.39%) Ranorex
14 10 (2.17%) NeoLoad
14 10 (2.17%) WebLOAD
General
1 58 (12.61%) Finance
2 43 (9.35%) Marketing
3 30 (6.52%) Retail
4 9 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.52%) Games
7 5 (1.09%) Banking
8 4 (0.87%) Law
8 4 (0.87%) Legal
9 2 (0.43%) Back Office
9 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 153 (33.26%) Developer
2 90 (19.57%) Tester
3 83 (18.04%) Developer in Test
4 71 (15.43%) Test Engineer
5 68 (14.78%) Analyst
6 64 (13.91%) Automation Tester
7 55 (11.96%) Test Analyst
8 43 (9.35%) Test Automation Developer
9 39 (8.48%) Test Automation Engineer
10 37 (8.04%) Senior Developer
11 34 (7.39%) Automation Engineer
11 34 (7.39%) Software Engineer
12 33 (7.17%) QA Automation Engineer
12 33 (7.17%) QA Engineer
12 33 (7.17%) Test Leader
13 28 (6.09%) Architect
14 26 (5.65%) Software Developer
15 25 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
16 24 (5.22%) Automation Test Analyst
17 21 (4.57%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (26.52%) .NET
2 52 (11.30%) Gherkin
3 46 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 45 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (8.26%) CSS
5 38 (8.26%) HTML
6 29 (6.30%) Node.js
7 27 (5.87%) Web Services
8 21 (4.57%) .NET Framework
9 18 (3.91%) React
10 15 (3.26%) AngularJS
11 14 (3.04%) XML
12 12 (2.61%) CSS3
12 12 (2.61%) HTML5
13 8 (1.74%) .NET Core
13 8 (1.74%) Middleware
13 8 (1.74%) Redux
13 8 (1.74%) Spring
14 7 (1.52%) jQuery
14 7 (1.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.22%) Self-Motivation
2 36 (7.83%) Public Cloud
3 26 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.78%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.57%) User Experience
6 19 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (3.48%) Fintech
8 14 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.17%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.74%) Life Science
12 6 (1.30%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.30%) Social Media
13 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.22%) Graphic Design
14 1 (0.22%) NHS
14 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.57%) Linux
2 9 (1.96%) Android
3 7 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.52%) Windows
4 4 (0.87%) Unix
5 2 (0.43%) VMS
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (72.61%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.13%) Software Testing
3 83 (18.04%) BDD
3 83 (18.04%) Software Engineering
4 82 (17.83%) API Testing
5 81 (17.61%) TDD
6 68 (14.78%) SDET
7 59 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (12.17%) DevOps
9 54 (11.74%) Scrum
9 54 (11.74%) Test Strategy
10 52 (11.30%) Coaching
11 51 (11.09%) MVC
12 50 (10.87%) Open Source
13 46 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 44 (9.57%) Configuration Management
15 42 (9.13%) QA Automation
16 39 (8.48%) OO
17 36 (7.83%) Performance Testing
18 35 (7.61%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 243 (52.83%) C#
2 177 (38.48%) Java
3 95 (20.65%) Python
4 69 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 66 (14.35%) SQL
6 44 (9.57%) Ruby
7 25 (5.43%) PHP
8 18 (3.91%) C++
9 14 (3.04%) C
10 12 (2.61%) Scala
11 10 (2.17%) Go
12 9 (1.96%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.74%) ES6
14 6 (1.30%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.09%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.09%) Perl
16 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (5.65%) Degree
2 24 (5.22%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.57%) ISEB
4 16 (3.48%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CEH
9 1 (0.22%) CISA
9 1 (0.22%) CISM
9 1 (0.22%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.22%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.22%) GIAC
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MCSD
9 1 (0.22%) SANS
9 1 (0.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (21.74%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (8.48%) Docker
2 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (5.65%) Puppet
2 14 (3.04%) Ansible
3 13 (2.83%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (2.83%) Mesos
3 13 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.09%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.09%) Terraform
6 3 (0.65%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.65%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.22%) Grafana
8 1 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 57 (12.39%) Google
1 57 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.39%) Oracle
3 4 (0.87%) HP
3 4 (0.87%) VMware
4 3 (0.65%) Twitter
5 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.22%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.22%) hybris
6 1 (0.22%) IBM
6 1 (0.22%) Xerox