Period
to 18 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 18 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 451 519 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.22% 9.55% 6.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.99% 10.54% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 387 460 356
Leeds median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 4516 4925 6414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.28% 90.58% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3791 4218 5098
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 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 320 (70.95%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (49.00%) Java
3 203 (45.01%) Selenium
4 185 (41.02%) SQL
5 156 (34.59%) C#
6 145 (32.15%) BDD
7 134 (29.71%) Cucumber
8 123 (27.27%) TDD
9 113 (25.06%) Continuous Integration
10 106 (23.50%) Git (software)
11 103 (22.84%) .NET
12 89 (19.73%) Scrum
13 87 (19.29%) Jenkins
14 83 (18.40%) Test Scripting
15 79 (17.52%) OO
16 70 (15.52%) WebDriver
17 68 (15.08%) NoSQL
18 67 (14.86%) Finance
19 65 (14.41%) SDLC
20 64 (14.19%) SpecFlow
20 64 (14.19%) Python
21 62 (13.75%) ISTQB
22 61 (13.53%) JavaScript
22 61 (13.53%) Performance Testing
23 58 (12.86%) Software Engineering
24 56 (12.42%) Subversion
25 53 (11.75%) Web Services
25 53 (11.75%) Mercurial
26 52 (11.53%) Kanban
27 51 (11.31%) 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 (3.10%) Jetty
1 14 (3.10%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.88%) JBoss
2 13 (2.88%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.77%) Tornado
4 6 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.89%) Confluence
6 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.44%) Apache
8 1 (0.22%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.31%) GitHub
2 26 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.44%) SaaS
5 9 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.77%) G Suite
6 8 (1.77%) Office 365
7 7 (1.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (1.33%) 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 (1.77%) AMQP
2 5 (1.11%) Internet
3 4 (0.89%) SMS
4 3 (0.67%) HTTP
4 3 (0.67%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.67%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.44%) Network Security
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) Firewall
6 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (15.08%) NoSQL
2 43 (9.53%) SQL Server
3 32 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (6.21%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.21%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.55%) Redis
7 14 (3.10%) Big Data
8 13 (2.88%) Couchbase
8 13 (2.88%) Riak
9 11 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.89%) Event Store
13 4 (0.89%) OLAP
13 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 203 (45.01%) Selenium
2 134 (29.71%) Cucumber
3 106 (23.50%) Git (software)
4 87 (19.29%) Jenkins
5 70 (15.52%) WebDriver
6 64 (14.19%) SpecFlow
7 56 (12.42%) Subversion
8 53 (11.75%) Mercurial
9 51 (11.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (7.98%) FitNesse
11 35 (7.76%) SoapUI
12 26 (5.76%) Maven
13 23 (5.10%) JIRA
14 18 (3.99%) tSQLt
15 16 (3.55%) JBehave
15 16 (3.55%) JMeter
16 15 (3.33%) Appium
17 14 (3.10%) Ranorex
18 13 (2.88%) LoadRunner
19 12 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 67 (14.86%) Finance
2 22 (4.88%) Retail
3 11 (2.44%) Games
4 9 (2.00%) Marketing
5 6 (1.33%) Law
5 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.89%) Military
7 2 (0.44%) Automotive
7 2 (0.44%) Banking
7 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (22.17%) Tester
2 93 (20.62%) Analyst
2 93 (20.62%) Developer
3 91 (20.18%) Automation Tester
4 87 (19.29%) Test Analyst
5 79 (17.52%) Test Engineer
6 42 (9.31%) Java Engineer
7 33 (7.32%) Software Engineer
8 32 (7.10%) Senior Tester
9 31 (6.87%) Java Developer
10 29 (6.43%) Senior Automation Tester
11 28 (6.21%) Java Software Engineer
12 27 (5.99%) Test Automation Engineer
13 26 (5.76%) Automation Test Analyst
13 26 (5.76%) Senior Developer
14 24 (5.32%) Principal Engineer
14 24 (5.32%) Principal Test Engineer
14 24 (5.32%) Senior Java Engineer
14 24 (5.32%) Senior Java Software Engineer
14 24 (5.32%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.84%) .NET
2 53 (11.75%) Web Services
3 51 (11.31%) XML
4 45 (9.98%) Gherkin
5 43 (9.53%) HTML
5 43 (9.53%) SOAP
6 28 (6.21%) CSS
6 28 (6.21%) XSD
7 27 (5.99%) WSDL
8 24 (5.32%) Spring
9 23 (5.10%) AngularJS
10 21 (4.66%) Hibernate
11 20 (4.43%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.55%) .NET Framework
13 14 (3.10%) Kafka
13 14 (3.10%) Node.js
14 13 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (2.44%) REST
16 10 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.76%) Data Structures
2 43 (9.53%) Algorithms
3 21 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.44%) Social Media
5 10 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.11%) Fintech
9 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.89%) NHS
10 3 (0.67%) Life Science
11 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.44%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.44%) 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 (3.99%) Android
1 18 (3.99%) Apple iOS
2 15 (3.33%) Linux
3 10 (2.22%) Windows
4 8 (1.77%) Unix
5 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (70.95%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (32.15%) BDD
3 123 (27.27%) TDD
4 113 (25.06%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (19.73%) Scrum
6 83 (18.40%) Test Scripting
7 79 (17.52%) OO
8 65 (14.41%) SDLC
9 61 (13.53%) Performance Testing
10 58 (12.86%) Software Engineering
11 52 (11.53%) Kanban
12 48 (10.64%) Software Testing
12 48 (10.64%) Test Strategy
13 45 (9.98%) DevOps
14 40 (8.87%) Mentoring
14 40 (8.87%) System Integration Testing
15 38 (8.43%) Exploratory Testing
16 34 (7.54%) Configuration Management
17 31 (6.87%) Functional Testing
17 31 (6.87%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (49.00%) Java
2 185 (41.02%) SQL
3 156 (34.59%) C#
4 64 (14.19%) Python
5 61 (13.53%) JavaScript
6 49 (10.86%) Ruby
7 26 (5.76%) C++
8 23 (5.10%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.33%) PHP
10 14 (3.10%) Scala
11 13 (2.88%) C
12 9 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.11%) Java 9
14 3 (0.67%) F#
14 3 (0.67%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.22%) Perl
16 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.22%) VB
16 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (13.75%) ISTQB
2 50 (11.09%) ISEB
3 45 (9.98%) Degree
4 16 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.33%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.67%) CEH
8 3 (0.67%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.67%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.67%) OSCP
9 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.44%) 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 (11.31%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.55%) Docker
2 3 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (4.43%) Puppet
2 16 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.33%) Ansible
4 8 (1.77%) Terraform
5 5 (1.11%) 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 51 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.99%) Google
3 16 (3.55%) Oracle
4 10 (2.22%) HP
5 8 (1.77%) New Relic
5 8 (1.77%) Twitter
6 5 (1.11%) Rackspace
6 5 (1.11%) VMware
7 4 (0.89%) Xerox
8 3 (0.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.67%) Software AG
8 3 (0.67%) webMethods
9 2 (0.44%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.44%) Splunk
10 1 (0.22%) Avature
10 1 (0.22%) Perforce
10 1 (0.22%) Telerik