Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 18 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 +34
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 463 515 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.29% 9.54% 6.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.07% 10.53% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 398 454 362
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +16.43%

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 4596 4891 6374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.25% 90.61% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3862 4186 5074
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £63,250 £62,500 £61,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 327 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (48.60%) Java
3 209 (45.14%) Selenium
4 189 (40.82%) SQL
5 162 (34.99%) C#
6 148 (31.97%) BDD
7 138 (29.81%) Cucumber
8 124 (26.78%) TDD
9 113 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
10 109 (23.54%) .NET
11 106 (22.89%) Git (software)
12 90 (19.44%) Scrum
13 87 (18.79%) Test Scripting
13 87 (18.79%) Jenkins
14 78 (16.85%) OO
15 73 (15.77%) WebDriver
16 72 (15.55%) Finance
17 68 (14.69%) SpecFlow
18 67 (14.47%) NoSQL
18 67 (14.47%) SDLC
18 67 (14.47%) Python
19 64 (13.82%) JavaScript
19 64 (13.82%) ISTQB
20 60 (12.96%) Performance Testing
21 57 (12.31%) Software Engineering
22 55 (11.88%) Subversion
23 53 (11.45%) Web Services
24 52 (11.23%) Microsoft
24 52 (11.23%) Kanban
24 52 (11.23%) 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 14 (3.02%) Jetty
1 14 (3.02%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.81%) JBoss
2 13 (2.81%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.73%) Tornado
4 6 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.86%) Confluence
6 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.22%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.29%) GitHub
2 26 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.38%) SaaS
5 9 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.73%) G Suite
6 8 (1.73%) Office 365
7 7 (1.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (1.30%) Slack
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.73%) AMQP
2 4 (0.86%) Internet
2 4 (0.86%) SMS
3 3 (0.65%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.65%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.43%) HTTP
4 2 (0.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (14.47%) NoSQL
2 44 (9.50%) SQL Server
3 32 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (6.05%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.46%) Redis
7 15 (3.24%) Big Data
8 13 (2.81%) Couchbase
8 13 (2.81%) Riak
9 11 (2.38%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.86%) Event Store
13 4 (0.86%) OLAP
13 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.65%) MySQL
14 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 209 (45.14%) Selenium
2 138 (29.81%) Cucumber
3 106 (22.89%) Git (software)
4 87 (18.79%) Jenkins
5 73 (15.77%) WebDriver
6 68 (14.69%) SpecFlow
7 55 (11.88%) Subversion
8 52 (11.23%) Mercurial
8 52 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (7.78%) FitNesse
9 36 (7.78%) SoapUI
10 26 (5.62%) Maven
11 24 (5.18%) JIRA
12 18 (3.89%) tSQLt
13 16 (3.46%) JBehave
13 16 (3.46%) JMeter
14 15 (3.24%) Appium
15 14 (3.02%) Ranorex
16 13 (2.81%) LoadRunner
17 12 (2.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (15.55%) Finance
2 25 (5.40%) Retail
3 11 (2.38%) Games
4 10 (2.16%) Marketing
5 6 (1.30%) Law
5 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.86%) Military
7 2 (0.43%) Automotive
7 2 (0.43%) Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (22.68%) Tester
2 98 (21.17%) Developer
3 96 (20.73%) Automation Tester
4 94 (20.30%) Analyst
5 88 (19.01%) Test Analyst
6 80 (17.28%) Test Engineer
7 41 (8.86%) Java Engineer
8 32 (6.91%) Senior Tester
8 32 (6.91%) Software Engineer
9 31 (6.70%) Java Developer
10 29 (6.26%) Senior Automation Tester
11 27 (5.83%) Java Software Engineer
11 27 (5.83%) Test Automation Engineer
12 26 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
12 26 (5.62%) Senior Developer
13 25 (5.40%) Principal Engineer
13 25 (5.40%) Principal Test Engineer
14 23 (4.97%) Automation Test Lead
14 23 (4.97%) Senior Java Engineer
14 23 (4.97%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (23.54%) .NET
2 53 (11.45%) Web Services
3 51 (11.02%) XML
4 46 (9.94%) Gherkin
5 44 (9.50%) HTML
6 43 (9.29%) SOAP
7 29 (6.26%) CSS
8 28 (6.05%) XSD
9 27 (5.83%) WSDL
10 24 (5.18%) Spring
11 23 (4.97%) AngularJS
12 22 (4.75%) ASP.NET
13 21 (4.54%) Hibernate
14 16 (3.46%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.02%) Kafka
15 14 (3.02%) Node.js
16 13 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
17 10 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (2.16%) REST
17 10 (2.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.29%) Data Structures
2 42 (9.07%) Algorithms
3 21 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.38%) Social Media
5 10 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.30%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.08%) Fintech
9 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.86%) NHS
10 3 (0.65%) Life Science
11 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.43%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.22%) PMI
12 1 (0.22%) Robotics
12 1 (0.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.89%) Android
1 18 (3.89%) Apple iOS
2 15 (3.24%) Linux
3 10 (2.16%) Windows
4 8 (1.73%) Unix
5 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (70.63%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (31.97%) BDD
3 124 (26.78%) TDD
4 113 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (19.44%) Scrum
6 87 (18.79%) Test Scripting
7 78 (16.85%) OO
8 67 (14.47%) SDLC
9 60 (12.96%) Performance Testing
10 57 (12.31%) Software Engineering
11 52 (11.23%) Kanban
12 50 (10.80%) Test Strategy
13 49 (10.58%) Software Testing
14 45 (9.72%) DevOps
15 41 (8.86%) Mentoring
16 40 (8.64%) System Integration Testing
17 38 (8.21%) Exploratory Testing
18 35 (7.56%) Configuration Management
19 32 (6.91%) Test Management
20 31 (6.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 225 (48.60%) Java
2 189 (40.82%) SQL
3 162 (34.99%) C#
4 67 (14.47%) Python
5 64 (13.82%) JavaScript
6 51 (11.02%) Ruby
7 26 (5.62%) C++
8 23 (4.97%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.24%) PHP
10 14 (3.02%) Scala
11 13 (2.81%) C
12 9 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.08%) Java 9
14 3 (0.65%) F#
14 3 (0.65%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.22%) Perl
16 1 (0.22%) VB
16 1 (0.22%) XPath
16 1 (0.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 64 (13.82%) ISTQB
2 51 (11.02%) ISEB
3 44 (9.50%) Degree
4 16 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.30%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.65%) CEH
8 3 (0.65%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.65%) OSCP
9 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.22%) MCSA
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.02%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.46%) Docker
2 3 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.10%) Puppet
2 16 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.24%) Ansible
4 8 (1.73%) Terraform
5 5 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.22%) Nagios
6 1 (0.22%) Packer
6 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.83%) Google
3 16 (3.46%) Oracle
4 10 (2.16%) HP
5 9 (1.94%) Twitter
6 8 (1.73%) New Relic
7 5 (1.08%) Rackspace
7 5 (1.08%) VMware
8 4 (0.86%) Xerox
9 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.65%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.65%) Software AG
9 3 (0.65%) webMethods
10 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.43%) Splunk
11 1 (0.22%) Avature
11 1 (0.22%) Perforce
11 1 (0.22%) Telerik