Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Yorkshire > Wakefield
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 2.39% 1.44% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 1.66% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 5
Wakefield median annual salary £42,500 £26,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.38% -24.29% +27.27%
10th Percentile £35,000 £25,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £27,250 £39,750
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 Wakefield with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wakefield
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 200 241 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 79.68% 86.69% 74.88%
Number of salaries quoted 179 233 133
Wakefield median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £21,850 £24,250 £23,300
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wakefield.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Wakefield

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Wakefield.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wakefield region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Internet of Things
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) People Management
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA