Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 399 387 633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.01% 8.30% 8.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.75% 8.98% 9.58%
Number of salaries quoted 323 314 568
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -4.35% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,400 £62,500 £67,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -

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 3,710 4,308 6,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 93.10% 92.43% 93.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,091 3,645 5,619
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% -2.79% +5.29%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +10 352 £45,000 - 31
Bradford -16 19 £63,750 +44.89%
Halifax +5 14 £75,000 +66.67%
Wakefield +11 5 £33,500 -11.84% 2
Pontefract +6 4 £40,000 -
Huddersfield -4 1 £50,000 +100.00% 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 278 (69.67%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (40.60%) Java
3 153 (38.35%) C#
4 140 (35.09%) Selenium
5 129 (32.33%) Scrum
6 115 (28.82%) DevOps
7 89 (22.31%) Software Testing
8 87 (21.80%) Python
9 85 (21.30%) Finance
10 84 (21.05%) AWS
11 81 (20.30%) TDD
11 81 (20.30%) .NET
12 74 (18.55%) JavaScript
13 73 (18.30%) API Testing
14 70 (17.54%) Docker
15 69 (17.29%) BDD
16 68 (17.04%) Azure
17 64 (16.04%) Cucumber
18 62 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
19 58 (14.54%) Functional Testing
20 57 (14.29%) Mentoring
20 57 (14.29%) Software Engineering
21 55 (13.78%) JIRA
21 55 (13.78%) QA
21 55 (13.78%) SQL
22 51 (12.78%) SDLC
22 51 (12.78%) SpecFlow
22 51 (12.78%) Test Strategy
23 49 (12.28%) Web Services
24 47 (11.78%) Kanban

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 34 (8.52%) Confluence
2 9 (2.26%) CMS
3 8 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.25%) Mule
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Sage 200
1 5 (1.25%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 84 (21.05%) AWS
2 68 (17.04%) Azure
3 14 (3.51%) GCP
4 13 (3.26%) AWS IoT
5 9 (2.26%) Trello
6 7 (1.75%) Serverless
7 6 (1.50%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.50%) BrowserStack
8 5 (1.25%) AWS CodePipeline
8 5 (1.25%) GitHub
9 4 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.00%) SaaS
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.75%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (0.75%) IaaS
10 3 (0.75%) PaaS
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.51%) AMQP
2 13 (3.26%) RFID
3 6 (1.50%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.25%) SMS
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.01%) MySQL
2 20 (5.01%) NoSQL
3 12 (3.01%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.51%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.01%) Data Lake
5 8 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.25%) Flink
6 5 (1.25%) Redis
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.25%) Big Data
8 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 140 (35.09%) Selenium
2 64 (16.04%) Cucumber
3 55 (13.78%) JIRA
4 51 (12.78%) SpecFlow
5 47 (11.78%) WebDriver
6 46 (11.53%) SoapUI
7 33 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (7.27%) Jenkins
9 28 (7.02%) Git (software)
10 24 (6.02%) JMeter
11 23 (5.76%) Gatling
12 22 (5.51%) Ranorex
13 17 (4.26%) Postman
14 16 (4.01%) Appium
15 15 (3.76%) JUnit
16 14 (3.51%) Maven
17 11 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (2.76%) Visual Studio
18 10 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
19 9 (2.26%) WATIR
General
1 85 (21.30%) Finance
2 17 (4.26%) Marketing
3 14 (3.51%) Legal
4 12 (3.01%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.76%) Advertising
6 8 (2.01%) Games
7 5 (1.25%) Online Betting
8 4 (1.00%) Banking
9 3 (0.75%) Retail
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (20.30%) Tester
2 72 (18.05%) Developer
3 61 (15.29%) Test Engineer
4 59 (14.79%) Automation Tester
5 46 (11.53%) Analyst
6 42 (10.53%) Software Engineer
6 42 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 39 (9.77%) Test Automation Engineer
8 29 (7.27%) Test Leader
9 27 (6.77%) Senior Developer
9 27 (6.77%) Senior Test Engineer
10 22 (5.51%) Developer in Test
11 21 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 21 (5.26%) Software Developer
12 20 (5.01%) Test Manager
13 16 (4.01%) .NET Developer
13 16 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (4.01%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.76%) Agile Test Manager
14 15 (3.76%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (20.30%) .NET
2 49 (12.28%) Web Services
3 45 (11.28%) CSS
4 43 (10.78%) Node.js
5 32 (8.02%) HTML
5 32 (8.02%) REST
6 31 (7.77%) AngularJS
6 31 (7.77%) React
7 24 (6.02%) RESTful
8 20 (5.01%) ASP.NET
9 19 (4.76%) Sass
10 18 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (4.26%) SOAP
12 16 (4.01%) Gherkin
13 15 (3.76%) .NET Core
14 14 (3.51%) .NET Framework
15 13 (3.26%) Apache Avro
15 13 (3.26%) Kafka
15 13 (3.26%) Spring
16 12 (3.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.01%) User Experience
2 16 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.75%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.25%) NHS
8 5 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.75%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.25%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.77%) Android
2 25 (6.27%) Linux
3 24 (6.02%) Unix
4 12 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.50%) Windows
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (69.67%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (32.33%) Scrum
3 115 (28.82%) DevOps
4 89 (22.31%) Software Testing
5 81 (20.30%) TDD
6 73 (18.30%) API Testing
7 69 (17.29%) BDD
8 62 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (14.54%) Functional Testing
10 57 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 57 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 51 (12.78%) SDLC
11 51 (12.78%) Test Strategy
12 47 (11.78%) Kanban
13 39 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 39 (9.77%) SDET
13 39 (9.77%) Test Scripting
14 35 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (8.52%) Performance Testing
16 30 (7.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 162 (40.60%) Java
2 153 (38.35%) C#
3 87 (21.80%) Python
4 74 (18.55%) JavaScript
5 55 (13.78%) SQL
6 39 (9.77%) Ruby
7 23 (5.76%) Scala
8 22 (5.51%) C
8 22 (5.51%) PHP
9 15 (3.76%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.76%) C++
10 11 (2.76%) Java 8
11 7 (1.75%) Apple Swift
11 7 (1.75%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.50%) Perl
13 5 (1.25%) COBOL
13 5 (1.25%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.00%) Groovy
14 4 (1.00%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (6.52%) ISTQB
2 19 (4.76%) Degree
3 13 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (2.26%) ISEB
5 5 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.25%) Postgraduate
5 5 (1.25%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.75%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (13.78%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 70 (17.54%) Docker
2 3 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) Firmware
3 1 (0.25%) NDS
3 1 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 37 (9.27%) Kubernetes
2 36 (9.02%) Terraform
3 23 (5.76%) Ansible
3 23 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (5.01%) Puppet
5 10 (2.51%) Rancher
6 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.50%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.76%) Oracle
2 11 (2.76%) Xamarin
3 10 (2.51%) Google
4 5 (1.25%) Sage
4 5 (1.25%) Xero
5 4 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (1.00%) Workday
6 3 (0.75%) HP
6 3 (0.75%) Splunk
6 3 (0.75%) T-Plan
7 2 (0.50%) CA
7 2 (0.50%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.25%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.25%) IBM
8 1 (0.25%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.25%) Novell
8 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.25%) TIBCO