Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 25 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 214 360 689
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.26% 7.91% 10.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.81% 8.66% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 179 280 599
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -1.10%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,875 £70,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -

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 2,430 4,159 6,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 93.75% 91.33% 93.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,051 3,504 5,276
Median annual salary £50,000 £44,137 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.28% -1.92% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £62,875
Yorkshire median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.41% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +6 180 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Halifax +3 17 £55,000 +22.22%
Pontefract - 4 £40,000 -
Bradford -19 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wakefield +19 2 £34,250 -9.87% 2
Huddersfield +12 1 £50,000 +90.48%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 159 (74.30%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (41.12%) C#
3 84 (39.25%) Selenium
4 77 (35.98%) Java
5 65 (30.37%) Scrum
5 65 (30.37%) DevOps
6 52 (24.30%) JavaScript
7 47 (21.96%) QA
7 47 (21.96%) BDD
8 46 (21.50%) Python
9 44 (20.56%) AWS
9 44 (20.56%) Software Testing
10 41 (19.16%) .NET
11 40 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (17.76%) TDD
12 38 (17.76%) Finance
13 37 (17.29%) Azure
14 35 (16.36%) API Testing
15 32 (14.95%) Mentoring
16 31 (14.49%) Docker
16 31 (14.49%) Cucumber
16 31 (14.49%) Software Engineering
17 30 (14.02%) JIRA
17 30 (14.02%) SQL
17 30 (14.02%) AngularJS
18 29 (13.55%) Test Strategy
19 28 (13.08%) Kanban
20 26 (12.15%) WebDriver
21 25 (11.68%) HTML
21 25 (11.68%) SpecFlow

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 14 (6.54%) Confluence
2 5 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
1 1 (0.47%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.47%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 44 (20.56%) AWS
2 37 (17.29%) Azure
3 10 (4.67%) Trello
4 9 (4.21%) GCP
4 9 (4.21%) Serverless
5 6 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.80%) BrowserStack
6 5 (2.34%) AWS IoT
6 5 (2.34%) Firebase
7 4 (1.87%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (1.87%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.40%) AWS CodePipeline
8 3 (1.40%) AWS Fargate
8 3 (1.40%) IaaS
9 2 (0.93%) GitHub
10 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.47%) PaaS
10 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.34%) RFID
2 3 (1.40%) Internet
3 2 (0.93%) AMQP
3 2 (0.93%) HTTP
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) SMS
4 1 (0.47%) VPN
4 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.01%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.74%) Data Lake
5 5 (2.34%) MySQL
6 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 84 (39.25%) Selenium
2 31 (14.49%) Cucumber
3 30 (14.02%) JIRA
4 26 (12.15%) WebDriver
5 25 (11.68%) SpecFlow
6 24 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (10.75%) Jenkins
8 22 (10.28%) SoapUI
9 21 (9.81%) Ranorex
10 20 (9.35%) JMeter
11 16 (7.48%) Postman
12 14 (6.54%) Git (software)
13 13 (6.07%) Appium
14 11 (5.14%) Gatling
15 7 (3.27%) Maven
15 7 (3.27%) TeamCity
16 6 (2.80%) Protractor
16 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio
16 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
17 4 (1.87%) Buildbot
General
1 38 (17.76%) Finance
2 13 (6.07%) Retail
3 8 (3.74%) Games
3 8 (3.74%) Marketing
4 6 (2.80%) Legal
5 5 (2.34%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (22.43%) Developer
2 46 (21.50%) Tester
3 34 (15.89%) Automation Tester
4 29 (13.55%) Test Engineer
5 25 (11.68%) Analyst
6 21 (9.81%) Test Automation Engineer
7 17 (7.94%) Test Analyst
8 16 (7.48%) Software Engineer
9 14 (6.54%) Senior Developer
10 13 (6.07%) C# Developer
10 13 (6.07%) Software Developer
10 13 (6.07%) Test Leader
11 11 (5.14%) Developer in Test
11 11 (5.14%) Senior Test Engineer
11 11 (5.14%) Software Test Engineer
12 10 (4.67%) QA Analyst
13 9 (4.21%) .NET Developer
13 9 (4.21%) QA Engineer
13 9 (4.21%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
14 8 (3.74%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.16%) .NET
2 30 (14.02%) AngularJS
3 25 (11.68%) HTML
4 23 (10.75%) CSS
5 19 (8.88%) React
6 18 (8.41%) Web Services
7 17 (7.94%) Node.js
8 15 (7.01%) Sass
8 15 (7.01%) Vue.js
9 13 (6.07%) HTML5
9 13 (6.07%) REST
10 12 (5.61%) .NET Core
11 11 (5.14%) Angular 2
12 10 (4.67%) Kafka
13 8 (3.74%) Apache Avro
13 8 (3.74%) JSON
14 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET
14 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (3.27%) SOAP
14 7 (3.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.28%) User Experience
2 10 (4.67%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.80%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.80%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.34%) NHS
6 5 (2.34%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (1.87%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.40%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.47%) PMI
9 1 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.67%) Android
2 7 (3.27%) Unix
3 6 (2.80%) Linux
4 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.40%) Windows
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (74.30%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.37%) DevOps
2 65 (30.37%) Scrum
3 47 (21.96%) BDD
4 44 (20.56%) Software Testing
5 40 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (17.76%) TDD
7 35 (16.36%) API Testing
8 32 (14.95%) Mentoring
9 31 (14.49%) Software Engineering
10 29 (13.55%) Test Strategy
11 28 (13.08%) Kanban
12 24 (11.21%) Test Scripting
13 22 (10.28%) Microservices
13 22 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (10.28%) SDLC
14 20 (9.35%) OO
15 19 (8.88%) SDET
16 18 (8.41%) Non-Functional Testing
17 17 (7.94%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 88 (41.12%) C#
2 77 (35.98%) Java
3 52 (24.30%) JavaScript
4 46 (21.50%) Python
5 30 (14.02%) SQL
6 24 (11.21%) Ruby
7 18 (8.41%) Scala
8 14 (6.54%) TypeScript
9 12 (5.61%) C
10 11 (5.14%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.74%) C++
12 6 (2.80%) PHP
13 5 (2.34%) COBOL
13 5 (2.34%) Perl
14 4 (1.87%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.87%) Groovy
14 4 (1.87%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.94%) ISTQB
2 11 (5.14%) ISEB
3 10 (4.67%) Degree
4 8 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.87%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.40%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.47%) PMP
9 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (21.96%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (14.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Firmware
2 1 (0.47%) NDS
2 1 (0.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 17 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.67%) Ansible
2 10 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.67%) Puppet
2 10 (4.67%) Rancher
2 10 (4.67%) Terraform
3 1 (0.47%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.61%) Oracle
3 10 (4.67%) Google
4 6 (2.80%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (2.80%) Workday
5 4 (1.87%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.93%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.47%) Databricks
7 1 (0.47%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.47%) IBM
7 1 (0.47%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.47%) Novell
7 1 (0.47%) Okta
7 1 (0.47%) Ping Identity
7 1 (0.47%) Remedy
7 1 (0.47%) Sage
7 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.47%) Xero