Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 24 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 664 556 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.68% 8.00% 7.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.52% 8.53% 7.71%
Number of salaries quoted 572 501 512
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £30,525
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £57,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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 5,764 6,517 7,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 92.73% 93.72% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4,858 5,532 6,244
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +4 523 £47,500 - 62
Bradford +53 88 £46,000 +31.43% 4
Halifax +31 30 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Huddersfield 0 10 £30,000 -36.84%
Wakefield -11 6 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Wetherby -3 5 £29,500 -9.23% 1
Ilkley -1 4 £70,000 +115.38%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 483 (72.74%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (44.58%) C#
3 283 (42.62%) Selenium
4 234 (35.24%) Java
5 178 (26.81%) BDD
6 159 (23.95%) .NET
7 147 (22.14%) TDD
8 137 (20.63%) Finance
9 127 (19.13%) SQL
10 122 (18.37%) QA
11 120 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 115 (17.32%) JavaScript
12 115 (17.32%) Software Engineering
13 108 (16.27%) Cucumber
14 102 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
14 102 (15.36%) Scrum
15 98 (14.76%) Python
16 95 (14.31%) Software Testing
17 93 (14.01%) DevOps
18 91 (13.70%) Test Scripting
19 89 (13.40%) API Testing
20 87 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
20 87 (13.10%) WebDriver
21 85 (12.80%) JIRA
21 85 (12.80%) Mentoring
22 83 (12.50%) Jenkins
23 82 (12.35%) SoapUI
24 79 (11.90%) Microsoft
25 74 (11.14%) SDET
26 67 (10.09%) 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 13 (1.96%) CMS
2 10 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.20%) Confluence
4 3 (0.45%) Apache
5 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.15%) Drupal
6 1 (0.15%) nginx
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.15%) Tornado
6 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.15%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 120 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (4.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (3.61%) PaaS
5 23 (3.46%) SaaS
6 19 (2.86%) IaaS
7 10 (1.51%) G Suite
7 10 (1.51%) Office 365
7 10 (1.51%) Slack
8 8 (1.20%) GitHub
9 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.15%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.41%) HTTP
2 3 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.15%) AMQP
3 1 (0.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.15%) FTP
3 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) Intranet
3 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.15%) LAN
3 1 (0.15%) Network Security
3 1 (0.15%) RFID
3 1 (0.15%) VoIP
3 1 (0.15%) WAN
3 1 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.46%) MySQL
3 15 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.66%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.75%) Big Data
8 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.75%) QlikView
8 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.60%) Redis
10 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.30%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.15%) Riak
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 283 (42.62%) Selenium
2 108 (16.27%) Cucumber
3 87 (13.10%) WebDriver
4 85 (12.80%) JIRA
5 83 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 82 (12.35%) SoapUI
7 65 (9.79%) SpecFlow
8 50 (7.53%) Git (software)
9 46 (6.93%) Maven
10 43 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 37 (5.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 36 (5.42%) JMeter
13 25 (3.77%) Bitbucket
14 24 (3.61%) Appium
15 22 (3.31%) Visual Studio
16 20 (3.01%) NUnit
17 18 (2.71%) Ranorex
18 17 (2.56%) Protractor
19 15 (2.26%) Jasmine
20 14 (2.11%) Gradle
General
1 137 (20.63%) Finance
2 54 (8.13%) Marketing
3 38 (5.72%) Retail
4 18 (2.71%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.51%) Games
6 9 (1.36%) Legal
7 8 (1.20%) Law
7 8 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.75%) Banking
9 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 182 (27.41%) Developer
2 147 (22.14%) Tester
3 106 (15.96%) Developer in Test
4 103 (15.51%) Automation Tester
5 101 (15.21%) Analyst
6 86 (12.95%) Test Engineer
7 80 (12.05%) Test Analyst
8 54 (8.13%) Software Engineer
9 46 (6.93%) Software Developer
9 46 (6.93%) Test Automation Developer
10 45 (6.78%) Architect
11 42 (6.33%) Automation Test Analyst
12 40 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
13 39 (5.87%) Test Automation Engineer
13 39 (5.87%) Test Leader
14 33 (4.97%) Automation Engineer
14 33 (4.97%) QA Engineer
15 32 (4.82%) QA Automation Engineer
16 31 (4.67%) Software Tester
17 28 (4.22%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (23.95%) .NET
2 61 (9.19%) ASP.NET
3 56 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (6.33%) HTML
4 42 (6.33%) Web Services
5 38 (5.72%) Gherkin
6 33 (4.97%) CSS
7 30 (4.52%) .NET Framework
8 29 (4.37%) AngularJS
9 24 (3.61%) Node.js
10 22 (3.31%) XML
11 18 (2.71%) jQuery
11 18 (2.71%) Middleware
12 14 (2.11%) .NET Core
12 14 (2.11%) SOAP
12 14 (2.11%) Spring
13 13 (1.96%) React
14 9 (1.36%) HTML5
14 9 (1.36%) Kafka
15 8 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
1 42 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 28 (4.22%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.07%) Public Cloud
5 23 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.46%) User Experience
6 22 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.20%) Life Science
10 7 (1.05%) Fintech
11 5 (0.75%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.45%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.30%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.30%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.30%) Social Media
14 1 (0.15%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (0.15%) Graphic Design
14 1 (0.15%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.97%) Linux
2 15 (2.26%) Windows
3 12 (1.81%) Unix
4 8 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.75%) Android
6 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (72.74%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (26.81%) BDD
3 147 (22.14%) TDD
4 115 (17.32%) Software Engineering
5 102 (15.36%) Scrum
6 95 (14.31%) Software Testing
7 93 (14.01%) DevOps
8 91 (13.70%) Test Scripting
9 89 (13.40%) API Testing
10 87 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (12.80%) Mentoring
12 74 (11.14%) SDET
13 67 (10.09%) Coaching
14 65 (9.79%) MVC
15 60 (9.04%) Test Strategy
16 59 (8.89%) Integration Testing
17 55 (8.28%) Functional Testing
18 54 (8.13%) OO
19 46 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
20 44 (6.63%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 296 (44.58%) C#
2 234 (35.24%) Java
3 127 (19.13%) SQL
4 115 (17.32%) JavaScript
5 98 (14.76%) Python
6 48 (7.23%) Ruby
7 32 (4.82%) PHP
8 29 (4.37%) C++
9 22 (3.31%) PowerShell
10 16 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.26%) C
12 11 (1.66%) Perl
12 11 (1.66%) Scala
13 10 (1.51%) Go
14 7 (1.05%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.75%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.75%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (6.93%) Degree
2 35 (5.27%) ISTQB
3 26 (3.92%) ISEB
4 13 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.75%) CEH
6 5 (0.75%) CISA
6 5 (0.75%) CISM
6 5 (0.75%) CISSP
6 5 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (0.75%) CSSLP
6 5 (0.75%) GIAC
6 5 (0.75%) SANS
6 5 (0.75%) SSCP
7 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) MCSD
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (18.37%) QA
2 4 (0.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (7.38%) Docker
2 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (2.26%) Puppet
2 14 (2.11%) Ansible
2 14 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.66%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.05%) Terraform
5 6 (0.90%) Grafana
5 6 (0.90%) SmoothWall
6 5 (0.75%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.60%) Mesos
8 3 (0.45%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.30%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.15%) Nagios
10 1 (0.15%) Packer
10 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 79 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.64%) Google
3 20 (3.01%) Oracle
4 14 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.51%) Kofax
6 7 (1.05%) HP
6 7 (1.05%) VMware
7 6 (0.90%) Twitter
8 4 (0.60%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.60%) New Relic
8 4 (0.60%) Perforce
8 4 (0.60%) webMethods
9 2 (0.30%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe
10 1 (0.15%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.15%) hybris
10 1 (0.15%) IBM
10 1 (0.15%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.15%) Xerox