Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 20 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 +42
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 592 656 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.61% 9.16% 7.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.42% 10.14% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 523 586 601
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +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 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 6,282 6,471 8,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.36% 90.31% 89.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5,368 5,611 6,679
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,075 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 0 503 £50,000 +8.70% 58
Bradford +7 67 £46,000 +15.00% 7
Halifax +9 15 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Huddersfield -1 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Ilkley - 1 £32,500 - 1
Bingley - 1 £30,000 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 412 (69.59%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (42.91%) Selenium
3 240 (40.54%) Java
4 219 (36.99%) C#
5 190 (32.09%) SQL
6 186 (31.42%) BDD
7 157 (26.52%) TDD
8 156 (26.35%) .NET
9 155 (26.18%) Continuous Integration
10 137 (23.14%) Cucumber
11 132 (22.30%) JavaScript
12 119 (20.10%) Git (software)
13 110 (18.58%) Test Scripting
14 105 (17.74%) Software Engineering
14 105 (17.74%) Finance
14 105 (17.74%) Scrum
15 99 (16.72%) WebDriver
16 88 (14.86%) Python
17 85 (14.36%) Jenkins
18 84 (14.19%) Software Testing
19 82 (13.85%) OO
20 74 (12.50%) SpecFlow
21 68 (11.49%) Microsoft
22 67 (11.32%) Ruby
22 67 (11.32%) HTML
22 67 (11.32%) SoapUI
23 65 (10.98%) Test Strategy
24 62 (10.47%) Mentoring
25 61 (10.30%) Subversion
26 59 (9.97%) CSS

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 17 (2.87%) CMS
2 16 (2.70%) Umbraco
3 9 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.18%) JBoss
4 7 (1.18%) Jetty
4 7 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.68%) Confluence
6 3 (0.51%) Apache
6 3 (0.51%) Tornado
7 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.57%) GitHub
4 11 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.18%) PaaS
6 5 (0.84%) G Suite
6 5 (0.84%) IaaS
6 5 (0.84%) Office 365
7 4 (0.68%) SaaS
8 3 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.51%) Slack
9 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.51%) AMQP
1 3 (0.51%) PuTTY
1 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
1 3 (0.51%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) HTTP
3 1 (0.17%) SMS
3 1 (0.17%) SSL
3 1 (0.17%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.95%) NoSQL
2 49 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (3.72%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.20%) MySQL
6 10 (1.69%) Big Data
7 9 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.52%) Redis
7 9 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.18%) Couchbase
8 7 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.18%) Riak
9 6 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 254 (42.91%) Selenium
2 137 (23.14%) Cucumber
3 119 (20.10%) Git (software)
4 99 (16.72%) WebDriver
5 85 (14.36%) Jenkins
6 74 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 67 (11.32%) SoapUI
8 61 (10.30%) Subversion
9 57 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 52 (8.78%) JIRA
11 43 (7.26%) Mercurial
12 33 (5.57%) Maven
13 28 (4.73%) Appium
13 28 (4.73%) Ranorex
14 25 (4.22%) FitNesse
15 16 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (2.53%) Buildbot
17 14 (2.36%) tSQLt
18 12 (2.03%) Bugzilla
18 12 (2.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (17.74%) Finance
2 50 (8.45%) Retail
3 14 (2.36%) Marketing
4 11 (1.86%) Legal
5 6 (1.01%) Games
5 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.68%) Advertising
6 4 (0.68%) Military
7 3 (0.51%) Banking
7 3 (0.51%) Law
7 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 161 (27.20%) Developer
2 119 (20.10%) Tester
3 109 (18.41%) Analyst
4 103 (17.40%) Automation Tester
5 96 (16.22%) Test Analyst
6 68 (11.49%) Test Engineer
7 48 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
8 44 (7.43%) Java Developer
9 42 (7.09%) Developer in Test
10 41 (6.93%) Software Engineer
11 39 (6.59%) Automation Test Lead
12 37 (6.25%) Test Leader
13 35 (5.91%) Senior Tester
14 32 (5.41%) Java Engineer
15 29 (4.90%) .NET Developer
15 29 (4.90%) Software Developer
16 28 (4.73%) Senior Automation Tester
17 26 (4.39%) C# Developer
18 25 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
18 25 (4.22%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (26.35%) .NET
2 67 (11.32%) HTML
3 59 (9.97%) CSS
4 56 (9.46%) XML
5 49 (8.28%) AngularJS
6 47 (7.94%) ASP.NET
7 43 (7.26%) Gherkin
8 42 (7.09%) Web Services
9 38 (6.42%) SOAP
10 31 (5.24%) Spring
11 26 (4.39%) jQuery
12 23 (3.89%) .NET Framework
13 19 (3.21%) WSDL
13 19 (3.21%) XSD
14 18 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (2.70%) Hibernate
17 14 (2.36%) JSON
18 10 (1.69%) Middleware
19 9 (1.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.73%) Algorithms
1 28 (4.73%) Data Structures
2 21 (3.55%) User Experience
3 17 (2.87%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.03%) Social Media
5 11 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.34%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.34%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.17%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.17%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.17%) NHS
11 1 (0.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.72%) Linux
2 19 (3.21%) Android
3 17 (2.87%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.70%) Windows
5 12 (2.03%) Unix
6 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (69.59%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (31.42%) BDD
3 157 (26.52%) TDD
4 155 (26.18%) Continuous Integration
5 110 (18.58%) Test Scripting
6 105 (17.74%) Scrum
6 105 (17.74%) Software Engineering
7 84 (14.19%) Software Testing
8 82 (13.85%) OO
9 65 (10.98%) Test Strategy
10 62 (10.47%) Mentoring
11 58 (9.80%) DevOps
12 54 (9.12%) Unit Testing
13 53 (8.95%) SDLC
14 47 (7.94%) Kanban
15 43 (7.26%) Functional Testing
16 42 (7.09%) MVC
17 41 (6.93%) Waterfall
18 40 (6.76%) Open Source
18 40 (6.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 240 (40.54%) Java
2 219 (36.99%) C#
3 190 (32.09%) SQL
4 132 (22.30%) JavaScript
5 88 (14.86%) Python
6 67 (11.32%) Ruby
7 37 (6.25%) C++
8 24 (4.05%) C
8 24 (4.05%) PHP
9 21 (3.55%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.53%) Scala
11 8 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.84%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.51%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.51%) F#
13 3 (0.51%) Java 9
13 3 (0.51%) Perl
13 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (8.28%) ISTQB
2 47 (7.94%) ISEB
3 34 (5.74%) Degree
4 12 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.18%) CEH
8 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.68%) CISA
9 4 (0.68%) CISM
9 4 (0.68%) CISSP
9 4 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.68%) CSSLP
9 4 (0.68%) GIAC
9 4 (0.68%) SANS
9 4 (0.68%) SSCP
10 3 (0.51%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (9.80%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (3.72%) Docker
2 3 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.03%) Ansible
2 12 (2.03%) Puppet
3 11 (1.86%) Terraform
4 8 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.01%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.34%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 68 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.42%) Google
3 21 (3.55%) Oracle
4 19 (3.21%) Twitter
5 16 (2.70%) Perforce
6 9 (1.52%) HP
7 7 (1.18%) New Relic
8 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.68%) VMware
8 4 (0.68%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.68%) Xerox
9 3 (0.51%) Apple
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.51%) Software AG
9 3 (0.51%) webMethods
10 2 (0.34%) Capita
10 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.17%) Splunk
11 1 (0.17%) Telerik
11 1 (0.17%) Zend