Period
to 22 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 17 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 466 522 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.33% 9.58% 6.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.12% 10.56% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 401 461 356
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%

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 4605 4942 6307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.21% 90.73% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3867 4234 5011
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 £43,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 331 (71.03%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (48.28%) Java
3 211 (45.28%) Selenium
4 188 (40.34%) SQL
5 164 (35.19%) C#
6 148 (31.76%) BDD
7 141 (30.26%) Cucumber
8 124 (26.61%) TDD
9 112 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
10 110 (23.61%) .NET
11 105 (22.53%) Git (software)
12 90 (19.31%) Scrum
13 87 (18.67%) Jenkins
14 86 (18.45%) Test Scripting
15 77 (16.52%) OO
16 74 (15.88%) WebDriver
17 73 (15.67%) Finance
18 71 (15.24%) SpecFlow
19 67 (14.38%) SDLC
19 67 (14.38%) Python
20 66 (14.16%) NoSQL
21 65 (13.95%) ISTQB
22 64 (13.73%) JavaScript
23 60 (12.88%) Performance Testing
24 58 (12.45%) Software Engineering
25 54 (11.59%) Subversion
26 53 (11.37%) Web Services
26 53 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
27 52 (11.16%) Kanban
27 52 (11.16%) ISEB

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 (3.00%) Jetty
1 14 (3.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.79%) JBoss
2 13 (2.79%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.72%) Tornado
4 6 (1.29%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.86%) Confluence
6 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.23%) GitHub
2 26 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.36%) SaaS
5 9 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.72%) G Suite
6 8 (1.72%) Office 365
7 7 (1.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (1.29%) Slack
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.72%) AMQP
2 4 (0.86%) Internet
2 4 (0.86%) SMS
3 3 (0.64%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.64%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.43%) HTTP
4 2 (0.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.16%) NoSQL
2 44 (9.44%) SQL Server
3 32 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (6.01%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.08%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.43%) Redis
7 15 (3.22%) Big Data
8 13 (2.79%) Couchbase
8 13 (2.79%) Riak
9 11 (2.36%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.86%) Event Store
13 4 (0.86%) OLAP
13 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 211 (45.28%) Selenium
2 141 (30.26%) Cucumber
3 105 (22.53%) Git (software)
4 87 (18.67%) Jenkins
5 74 (15.88%) WebDriver
6 71 (15.24%) SpecFlow
7 54 (11.59%) Subversion
8 53 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (10.94%) Mercurial
10 37 (7.94%) SoapUI
11 36 (7.73%) FitNesse
12 26 (5.58%) Maven
13 25 (5.36%) JIRA
14 18 (3.86%) tSQLt
15 16 (3.43%) JBehave
15 16 (3.43%) JMeter
16 15 (3.22%) Appium
17 14 (3.00%) Ranorex
18 13 (2.79%) LoadRunner
19 12 (2.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (15.67%) Finance
2 26 (5.58%) Retail
3 11 (2.36%) Games
3 11 (2.36%) Marketing
4 6 (1.29%) Law
4 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.86%) Military
6 2 (0.43%) Automotive
6 2 (0.43%) Banking
6 2 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.21%) Advertising
7 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (22.53%) Tester
2 98 (21.03%) Developer
3 96 (20.60%) Analyst
4 95 (20.39%) Automation Tester
5 90 (19.31%) Test Analyst
6 80 (17.17%) Test Engineer
7 41 (8.80%) Java Engineer
8 33 (7.08%) Senior Tester
9 32 (6.87%) Software Engineer
10 30 (6.44%) Java Developer
11 29 (6.22%) Senior Automation Tester
12 27 (5.79%) Automation Test Analyst
12 27 (5.79%) Java Software Engineer
12 27 (5.79%) Test Automation Engineer
13 26 (5.58%) Senior Developer
14 25 (5.36%) Principal Engineer
14 25 (5.36%) Principal Test Engineer
15 24 (5.15%) Automation Test Lead
16 23 (4.94%) Senior Java Engineer
16 23 (4.94%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (23.61%) .NET
2 53 (11.37%) Web Services
3 51 (10.94%) XML
4 46 (9.87%) Gherkin
5 44 (9.44%) HTML
6 43 (9.23%) SOAP
7 29 (6.22%) CSS
8 28 (6.01%) XSD
9 27 (5.79%) WSDL
10 24 (5.15%) Spring
11 23 (4.94%) AngularJS
12 22 (4.72%) ASP.NET
13 21 (4.51%) Hibernate
14 16 (3.43%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.00%) Kafka
15 14 (3.00%) Node.js
16 13 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
17 10 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (2.15%) REST
17 10 (2.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.01%) Data Structures
2 41 (8.80%) Algorithms
3 21 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.58%) Social Media
5 10 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.29%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.07%) Fintech
9 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.86%) NHS
10 3 (0.64%) Life Science
11 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.43%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.21%) PMI
12 1 (0.21%) Robotics
12 1 (0.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.86%) Android
1 18 (3.86%) Apple iOS
2 15 (3.22%) Linux
3 10 (2.15%) Windows
4 8 (1.72%) Unix
5 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (71.03%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (31.76%) BDD
3 124 (26.61%) TDD
4 112 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (19.31%) Scrum
6 86 (18.45%) Test Scripting
7 77 (16.52%) OO
8 67 (14.38%) SDLC
9 60 (12.88%) Performance Testing
10 58 (12.45%) Software Engineering
11 52 (11.16%) Kanban
12 51 (10.94%) Test Strategy
13 49 (10.52%) Software Testing
14 45 (9.66%) DevOps
15 41 (8.80%) Mentoring
16 40 (8.58%) System Integration Testing
17 38 (8.15%) Exploratory Testing
18 35 (7.51%) Configuration Management
19 32 (6.87%) Manual Testing
19 32 (6.87%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (48.28%) Java
2 188 (40.34%) SQL
3 164 (35.19%) C#
4 67 (14.38%) Python
5 64 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 51 (10.94%) Ruby
7 26 (5.58%) C++
8 23 (4.94%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.22%) PHP
10 14 (3.00%) Scala
11 13 (2.79%) C
12 9 (1.93%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.07%) Java 9
14 3 (0.64%) F#
14 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.21%) Go
16 1 (0.21%) Perl
16 1 (0.21%) VB
16 1 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 65 (13.95%) ISTQB
2 52 (11.16%) ISEB
3 44 (9.44%) Degree
4 16 (3.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.29%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.64%) CEH
8 3 (0.64%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.64%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.64%) OSCP
9 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.21%) MCSA
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.73%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.43%) Docker
2 3 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.08%) Puppet
2 16 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.22%) Ansible
4 8 (1.72%) Terraform
5 6 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.21%) Nagios
6 1 (0.21%) Packer
6 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (11.16%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.44%) Google
3 16 (3.43%) Oracle
4 11 (2.36%) HP
4 11 (2.36%) Twitter
5 8 (1.72%) New Relic
6 5 (1.07%) Rackspace
6 5 (1.07%) VMware
7 4 (0.86%) Xerox
8 3 (0.64%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.64%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.64%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.64%) Software AG
8 3 (0.64%) webMethods
9 2 (0.43%) Splunk
10 1 (0.21%) Avature
10 1 (0.21%) Perforce
10 1 (0.21%) Telerik