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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 99 155
Rank change year-on-year +13 +56  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 114 109 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.16% 2.46% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 2.74% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 94 81 59
Median salary £45,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3266 3974 4516
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 90.42% 89.69% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2905 3271 3550
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,800 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +24 96 £47,500 +35.71% 12
Halifax - 8 £40,000 - 3
Bradford -14 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Huddersfield - 5 £47,500 - 1
Wetherby - 2 £42,500 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 209 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (64.05%) Selenium
3 102 (42.15%) Java
3 102 (42.15%) ISEB
4 99 (40.91%) ISTQB
5 91 (37.60%) Scrum
5 91 (37.60%) BDD
5 91 (37.60%) Test Strategy
6 88 (36.36%) Automated Testing
7 86 (35.54%) TDD
8 77 (31.82%) Functional Testing
8 77 (31.82%) Cucumber
9 73 (30.17%) Software Testing
10 69 (28.51%) SQL
11 67 (27.69%) .NET
12 66 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (26.86%) Mentoring
14 64 (26.45%) Test Scripting
15 62 (25.62%) QA
16 61 (25.21%) Test Management
16 61 (25.21%) C#
17 56 (23.14%) SDLC
18 55 (22.73%) Jenkins
19 54 (22.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 54 (22.31%) Waterfall
19 54 (22.31%) Regression Testing
20 53 (21.90%) Kanban
21 51 (21.07%) JavaScript
22 49 (20.25%) SoapUI
23 48 (19.83%) WebDriver

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 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.33%) GitHub
2 7 (2.89%) Trello
3 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.53%) Relational Database
2 16 (6.61%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 155 (64.05%) Selenium
2 77 (31.82%) Cucumber
3 55 (22.73%) Jenkins
4 49 (20.25%) SoapUI
5 48 (19.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (19.83%) WebDriver
6 18 (7.44%) SpecFlow
7 17 (7.02%) JMeter
8 14 (5.79%) Git (software)
8 14 (5.79%) JIRA
9 13 (5.37%) TeamCity
10 11 (4.55%) FitNesse
10 11 (4.55%) LoadRunner
11 10 (4.13%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (2.89%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.65%) HP UFT
14 4 (1.65%) NUnit
14 4 (1.65%) Robot Framework
14 4 (1.65%) TestNG
General
1 46 (19.01%) Finance
2 14 (5.79%) Retail
3 8 (3.31%) Banking
4 7 (2.89%) Advertising
5 4 (1.65%) Legal
5 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 96 (39.67%) Test Engineer
2 52 (21.49%) Senior Test Engineer
3 49 (20.25%) Analyst
4 46 (19.01%) Test Analyst
5 32 (13.22%) Tester
6 29 (11.98%) Automation Tester
6 29 (11.98%) Test Automation Engineer
7 25 (10.33%) Test Manager
8 23 (9.50%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (9.50%) Senior Test Analyst
9 20 (8.26%) Senior Tester
10 18 (7.44%) Senior Automation Tester
11 17 (7.02%) Software Test Engineer
12 15 (6.20%) Test Leader
13 14 (5.79%) Developer
14 11 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
15 10 (4.13%) Automation Test Analyst
15 10 (4.13%) Developer in Test
15 10 (4.13%) Scrum Master
16 8 (3.31%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (27.69%) .NET
2 25 (10.33%) Gherkin
3 24 (9.92%) SOAP
3 24 (9.92%) XML
4 11 (4.55%) Web Services
5 9 (3.72%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.89%) Velocity
7 6 (2.48%) WSDL
7 6 (2.48%) XSD
8 4 (1.65%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.24%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.24%) Behat
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.41%) REST
10 1 (0.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.89%) Minimum Viable Product
3 7 (2.89%) User Experience
4 6 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.83%) Windows
2 1 (0.41%) Android
2 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (37.60%) BDD
2 91 (37.60%) Scrum
2 91 (37.60%) Test Strategy
3 88 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 86 (35.54%) TDD
5 77 (31.82%) Functional Testing
6 73 (30.17%) Software Testing
7 66 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (26.86%) Mentoring
9 64 (26.45%) Test Scripting
10 61 (25.21%) Test Management
11 56 (23.14%) SDLC
12 54 (22.31%) Regression Testing
12 54 (22.31%) Waterfall
13 53 (21.90%) Kanban
14 44 (18.18%) Automation Testing
15 42 (17.36%) Defect Tracking
16 39 (16.12%) Configuration Management
17 38 (15.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 102 (42.15%) Java
2 69 (28.51%) SQL
3 61 (25.21%) C#
4 51 (21.07%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.26%) Python
6 12 (4.96%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.31%) Ruby
8 6 (2.48%) C
8 6 (2.48%) Scala
9 5 (2.07%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.24%) VB
10 3 (1.24%) VBScript
11 2 (0.83%) C++
11 2 (0.83%) Perl
11 2 (0.83%) PHP
12 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 102 (42.15%) ISEB
2 99 (40.91%) ISTQB
3 54 (22.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (8.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (3.31%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (25.62%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (16.94%) Oracle
2 26 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.83%) Progress
4 1 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.41%) HP
4 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Bonus + Parking
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 34 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago