Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 25 25
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 605 484 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.06% 7.41% 8.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.07% 7.90% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 529 419 538
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,200 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £58,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,013 6,128 7,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.66% 93.79% 93.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4,142 5,181 6,071
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,750 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +6 489 £47,500 +5.56% 55
Bradford +50 68 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Halifax +17 23 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Huddersfield +3 9 £25,000 -37.50%
Wakefield -8 7 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Wetherby -2 5 £29,500 -9.23% 1
Ilkley -4 2 £70,000 +115.38%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 443 (73.22%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (52.23%) C#
3 269 (44.46%) Selenium
4 224 (37.02%) Java
5 164 (27.11%) .NET
6 142 (23.47%) BDD
7 121 (20.00%) TDD
8 118 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 115 (19.01%) QA
10 112 (18.51%) Software Engineering
11 109 (18.02%) JavaScript
12 105 (17.36%) SQL
13 102 (16.86%) Python
14 101 (16.69%) Finance
15 99 (16.36%) Cucumber
16 97 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
17 96 (15.87%) Software Testing
18 89 (14.71%) API Testing
19 88 (14.55%) Jenkins
20 84 (13.88%) DevOps
20 84 (13.88%) Scrum
21 83 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
22 80 (13.22%) Microsoft
23 74 (12.23%) MVC
23 74 (12.23%) WebDriver
23 74 (12.23%) SDET
24 69 (11.40%) ASP.NET
25 66 (10.91%) Coaching
25 66 (10.91%) Test Strategy
26 65 (10.74%) Mentoring

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 9 (1.49%) CMS
2 8 (1.32%) Confluence
3 6 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.50%) Apache
6 2 (0.33%) nginx
6 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.17%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) Tornado
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) GIMP
2 1 (0.17%) HipChat
2 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 118 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (5.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (2.81%) SaaS
5 13 (2.15%) IaaS
5 13 (2.15%) PaaS
6 10 (1.65%) G Suite
6 10 (1.65%) Office 365
6 10 (1.65%) Slack
7 9 (1.49%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.48%) HTTP
2 5 (0.83%) FTP
3 3 (0.50%) DNS
4 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) RFID
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.98%) MySQL
3 10 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.99%) Couchbase
5 6 (0.99%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.66%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.66%) Redis
7 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.50%) Big Data
9 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.17%) Adabas
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.17%) DB2
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 269 (44.46%) Selenium
2 99 (16.36%) Cucumber
3 88 (14.55%) Jenkins
4 74 (12.23%) WebDriver
5 60 (9.92%) JIRA
6 57 (9.42%) SoapUI
7 52 (8.60%) SpecFlow
8 42 (6.94%) Git (software)
9 39 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (6.28%) Maven
11 34 (5.62%) JMeter
12 30 (4.96%) Appium
13 27 (4.46%) NUnit
14 26 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (3.14%) Visual Studio
16 17 (2.81%) Protractor
17 15 (2.48%) Jasmine
18 14 (2.31%) Ranorex
19 13 (2.15%) JUnit
19 13 (2.15%) Subversion
General
1 101 (16.69%) Finance
2 50 (8.26%) Marketing
3 30 (4.96%) Retail
4 11 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.32%) Games
5 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.99%) Banking
6 6 (0.99%) Law
7 5 (0.83%) Legal
8 4 (0.66%) Back Office
9 2 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 198 (32.73%) Developer
2 145 (23.97%) Tester
3 109 (18.02%) Automation Tester
4 103 (17.02%) Developer in Test
5 90 (14.88%) Analyst
6 80 (13.22%) Test Engineer
7 69 (11.40%) Test Analyst
8 57 (9.42%) Test Automation Developer
9 44 (7.27%) Test Automation Engineer
10 39 (6.45%) Test Leader
11 37 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
11 37 (6.12%) QA Engineer
12 36 (5.95%) C# Developer
12 36 (5.95%) QA Automation Engineer
12 36 (5.95%) Software Engineer
13 34 (5.62%) Architect
13 34 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
14 33 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
15 32 (5.29%) Software Developer
16 30 (4.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (27.11%) .NET
2 69 (11.40%) ASP.NET
3 65 (10.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 53 (8.76%) Gherkin
5 46 (7.60%) HTML
6 43 (7.11%) CSS
7 39 (6.45%) Web Services
8 27 (4.46%) Node.js
9 25 (4.13%) .NET Framework
10 17 (2.81%) AngularJS
11 16 (2.64%) React
11 16 (2.64%) XML
12 14 (2.31%) jQuery
13 13 (2.15%) CSS3
13 13 (2.15%) HTML5
13 13 (2.15%) Middleware
14 11 (1.82%) Spring
15 9 (1.49%) .NET Core
16 8 (1.32%) Kafka
17 7 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (8.10%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (5.62%) Public Cloud
4 33 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 31 (5.12%) Computer Science
6 27 (4.46%) User Experience
7 25 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (2.31%) Fintech
10 13 (2.15%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.32%) Life Science
13 5 (0.83%) Social Media
14 4 (0.66%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.33%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.33%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.33%) Virtual Team
16 1 (0.17%) Digital TV
16 1 (0.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.97%) Linux
2 12 (1.98%) Windows
3 11 (1.82%) Android
4 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.99%) Unix
6 2 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (73.22%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (23.47%) BDD
3 121 (20.00%) TDD
4 112 (18.51%) Software Engineering
5 96 (15.87%) Software Testing
6 89 (14.71%) API Testing
7 84 (13.88%) DevOps
7 84 (13.88%) Scrum
8 83 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (12.23%) MVC
9 74 (12.23%) SDET
10 66 (10.91%) Coaching
10 66 (10.91%) Test Strategy
11 65 (10.74%) Mentoring
12 62 (10.25%) Continuous Delivery
13 59 (9.75%) Test Scripting
14 53 (8.76%) Integration Testing
15 51 (8.43%) QA Automation
16 49 (8.10%) Mobile Development
16 49 (8.10%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 316 (52.23%) C#
2 224 (37.02%) Java
3 109 (18.02%) JavaScript
4 105 (17.36%) SQL
5 102 (16.86%) Python
6 47 (7.77%) Ruby
7 28 (4.63%) PHP
8 21 (3.47%) C++
9 16 (2.64%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.15%) C
11 12 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.98%) Scala
12 10 (1.65%) Go
13 8 (1.32%) ES6
13 8 (1.32%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.16%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.99%) Perl
15 6 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (6.45%) Degree
2 31 (5.12%) ISTQB
3 23 (3.80%) ISEB
4 15 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CEH
10 1 (0.17%) CISA
10 1 (0.17%) CISM
10 1 (0.17%) CISSP
10 1 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.17%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.17%) GIAC
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) SANS
10 1 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (19.01%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) PMO
3 2 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (6.61%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (4.30%) Puppet
2 18 (2.98%) Ansible
3 17 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (1.82%) Mesos
5 9 (1.49%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.50%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.50%) Terraform
9 2 (0.33%) Grafana
9 2 (0.33%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 80 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.08%) Google
3 19 (3.14%) Xamarin
4 16 (2.64%) Oracle
5 10 (1.65%) Kofax
6 6 (0.99%) HP
7 5 (0.83%) Twitter
7 5 (0.83%) VMware
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe
8 2 (0.33%) IBM
8 2 (0.33%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.17%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.17%) hybris
9 1 (0.17%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.17%) webMethods
9 1 (0.17%) Xerox