Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 497 534 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.65% 7.86% 8.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.51% 8.44% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 430 466 598
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +4.64% +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 4,729 6,328 7,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.81% 93.17% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,927 5,348 6,019
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £26,490 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,993 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +1.16% +4.94% +1.25%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 0 394 £47,500 -5.00% 51
Bradford +38 54 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Halifax +13 20 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Huddersfield +6 13 £25,000 -37.50% 2
Wakefield -2 6 £37,500 -3.23% 1
Wetherby -7 2 £26,250 -19.23%
Batley - 2 £27,500 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 356 (71.63%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (51.71%) C#
3 209 (42.05%) Selenium
4 160 (32.19%) Java
5 128 (25.75%) .NET
6 110 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 103 (20.72%) Software Engineering
8 102 (20.52%) BDD
9 98 (19.72%) TDD
10 90 (18.11%) QA
10 90 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
10 90 (18.11%) Python
11 87 (17.51%) Software Testing
12 86 (17.30%) JavaScript
12 86 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
13 85 (17.10%) SQL
14 84 (16.90%) Finance
15 82 (16.50%) API Testing
16 78 (15.69%) DevOps
17 73 (14.69%) Scrum
17 73 (14.69%) Jenkins
18 71 (14.29%) Cucumber
19 70 (14.08%) Microsoft
20 65 (13.08%) MVC
21 60 (12.07%) ASP.NET
21 60 (12.07%) SDET
22 59 (11.87%) WebDriver
23 57 (11.47%) ASP.NET MVC
24 54 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
25 53 (10.66%) Coaching

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 8 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.01%) Confluence
3 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.80%) CMS
4 3 (0.60%) IIS
5 2 (0.40%) Apache
5 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.20%) nginx
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) GIMP
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 110 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (6.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (2.82%) G Suite
5 11 (2.21%) SaaS
6 10 (2.01%) Office 365
7 9 (1.81%) GitHub
8 8 (1.61%) IaaS
8 8 (1.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) npm
9 1 (0.20%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.82%) HTTP
2 8 (1.61%) FTP
3 2 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.20%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.20%) SSL
4 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.01%) MySQL
3 9 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.61%) Couchbase
5 6 (1.21%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.01%) Redis
7 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.40%) Big Data
9 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.20%) Adabas
10 1 (0.20%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 209 (42.05%) Selenium
2 73 (14.69%) Jenkins
3 71 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 59 (11.87%) WebDriver
5 42 (8.45%) Git (software)
6 41 (8.25%) JIRA
7 39 (7.85%) SoapUI
8 38 (7.65%) SpecFlow
9 31 (6.24%) NUnit
10 27 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (5.23%) Appium
12 24 (4.83%) Maven
13 19 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (3.62%) JMeter
15 17 (3.42%) Visual Studio
16 15 (3.02%) JUnit
17 14 (2.82%) Protractor
18 11 (2.21%) Buildbot
18 11 (2.21%) Ranorex
19 10 (2.01%) NeoLoad
General
1 84 (16.90%) Finance
2 34 (6.84%) Marketing
3 28 (5.63%) Retail
4 7 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.01%) Games
7 4 (0.80%) Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Back Office
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 173 (34.81%) Developer
2 101 (20.32%) Tester
3 86 (17.30%) Developer in Test
4 80 (16.10%) Analyst
5 74 (14.89%) Test Engineer
6 72 (14.49%) Automation Tester
7 64 (12.88%) Test Analyst
8 52 (10.46%) Test Automation Developer
9 46 (9.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 41 (8.25%) Senior Developer
11 37 (7.44%) QA Engineer
12 35 (7.04%) Automation Engineer
12 35 (7.04%) QA Automation Engineer
13 29 (5.84%) C# Developer
13 29 (5.84%) Software Engineer
13 29 (5.84%) Test Leader
14 28 (5.63%) Architect
15 26 (5.23%) Senior Test Engineer
16 25 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
17 22 (4.43%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (25.75%) .NET
2 60 (12.07%) ASP.NET
3 57 (11.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 51 (10.26%) Gherkin
5 41 (8.25%) CSS
6 40 (8.05%) HTML
7 33 (6.64%) Web Services
8 31 (6.24%) Node.js
9 22 (4.43%) React
10 20 (4.02%) .NET Framework
11 18 (3.62%) CSS3
11 18 (3.62%) HTML5
12 14 (2.82%) AngularJS
13 13 (2.62%) Redux
13 13 (2.62%) XML
14 9 (1.81%) REST
15 8 (1.61%) jQuery
16 6 (1.21%) .NET Core
17 5 (1.01%) Kafka
17 5 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (8.85%) Self-Motivation
3 36 (7.24%) Public Cloud
4 23 (4.63%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (4.23%) User Experience
6 16 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.22%) Fintech
7 8 (1.61%) Life Science
7 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.01%) Social Media
11 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.40%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.40%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.40%) NHS
13 1 (0.20%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.20%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.42%) Linux
2 9 (1.81%) Android
3 7 (1.41%) Windows
4 6 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.80%) Unix
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (71.63%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (20.72%) Software Engineering
3 102 (20.52%) BDD
4 98 (19.72%) TDD
5 90 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (17.51%) Software Testing
7 82 (16.50%) API Testing
8 78 (15.69%) DevOps
9 73 (14.69%) Scrum
10 65 (13.08%) MVC
11 60 (12.07%) SDET
12 54 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
13 53 (10.66%) Coaching
14 52 (10.46%) Test Strategy
15 51 (10.26%) Mentoring
15 51 (10.26%) Open Source
16 50 (10.06%) Mobile Development
17 49 (9.86%) Configuration Management
18 38 (7.65%) Functional Testing
19 35 (7.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 257 (51.71%) C#
2 160 (32.19%) Java
3 90 (18.11%) Python
4 86 (17.30%) JavaScript
5 85 (17.10%) SQL
6 39 (7.85%) Ruby
7 25 (5.03%) PHP
8 17 (3.42%) C++
9 16 (3.22%) Scala
10 14 (2.82%) C
11 11 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.01%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.61%) ES6
13 8 (1.61%) Go
14 7 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.01%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.01%) Perl
16 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (6.24%) ISTQB
2 23 (4.63%) Degree
3 19 (3.82%) ISEB
4 14 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CEH
8 1 (0.20%) CISA
8 1 (0.20%) CISM
8 1 (0.20%) CISSP
8 1 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.20%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.20%) GIAC
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) SANS
8 1 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (18.11%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (6.44%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (5.63%) Puppet
2 17 (3.42%) Ansible
3 15 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.62%) Docker Swarm
4 13 (2.62%) Mesos
5 7 (1.41%) Terraform
6 6 (1.21%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.80%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.60%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.40%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 70 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.46%) Google
3 16 (3.22%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.41%) Kofax
5 6 (1.21%) Oracle
6 3 (0.60%) HP
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe
7 2 (0.40%) VMware
8 1 (0.20%) CA
8 1 (0.20%) IBM
8 1 (0.20%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.20%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (0.20%) Splunk
8 1 (0.20%) webMethods