Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 533 645 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.79% 8.40% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 9.21% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 460 575 443
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,225 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%

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 6261 7000 8314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.45% 91.15% 91.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5259 6002 6661
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 £26,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +2 466 £47,500 +5.56% 45
Bradford -27 34 £35,000 -17.65% 3
Halifax +27 13 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Wakefield +5 7 £42,500 +60.38%
Ilkley - 4 £32,500 -
Wetherby +10 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Huddersfield -2 2 £40,000 -
Bingley - 1 £30,000 -
Pontefract - 1 £45,000 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 383 (71.86%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (44.09%) Java
3 226 (42.40%) Selenium
4 201 (37.71%) SQL
5 197 (36.96%) C#
6 162 (30.39%) BDD
7 144 (27.02%) Cucumber
8 142 (26.64%) .NET
9 137 (25.70%) Continuous Integration
10 133 (24.95%) TDD
11 109 (20.45%) Git (software)
12 98 (18.39%) Scrum
13 96 (18.01%) JavaScript
14 94 (17.64%) Test Scripting
15 89 (16.70%) Jenkins
16 81 (15.20%) WebDriver
17 79 (14.82%) OO
18 78 (14.63%) Software Engineering
19 75 (14.07%) ISTQB
20 74 (13.88%) Finance
21 71 (13.32%) HTML
21 71 (13.32%) SpecFlow
22 70 (13.13%) SDLC
23 69 (12.95%) Python
24 67 (12.57%) NoSQL
25 65 (12.20%) Performance Testing
26 63 (11.82%) ISEB
27 61 (11.44%) Microsoft
28 58 (10.88%) Web Services
28 58 (10.88%) XML

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 18 (3.38%) CMS
1 18 (3.38%) Umbraco
2 15 (2.81%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.63%) Jetty
4 13 (2.44%) JBoss
4 13 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.50%) Tornado
6 6 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.75%) Confluence
8 3 (0.56%) Apache
8 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.19%) IIS
9 1 (0.19%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.19%) nginx
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.07%) GitHub
2 28 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.06%) SaaS
5 9 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.50%) G Suite
6 8 (1.50%) Office 365
7 7 (1.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (1.13%) Slack
9 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.19%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.50%) AMQP
1 8 (1.50%) Internet
2 4 (0.75%) SMS
3 3 (0.56%) HTTP
3 3 (0.56%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.56%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.38%) Network Security
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) Firewall
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (12.57%) NoSQL
2 45 (8.44%) SQL Server
3 32 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (5.25%) MongoDB
5 19 (3.56%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.00%) Redis
7 15 (2.81%) Big Data
8 13 (2.44%) Couchbase
8 13 (2.44%) Riak
9 11 (2.06%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.94%) MySQL
12 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.75%) Event Store
13 4 (0.75%) OLAP
13 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 226 (42.40%) Selenium
2 144 (27.02%) Cucumber
3 109 (20.45%) Git (software)
4 89 (16.70%) Jenkins
5 81 (15.20%) WebDriver
6 71 (13.32%) SpecFlow
7 56 (10.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (10.13%) Subversion
9 51 (9.57%) Mercurial
10 39 (7.32%) SoapUI
11 36 (6.75%) FitNesse
12 33 (6.19%) JIRA
13 26 (4.88%) Maven
14 18 (3.38%) tSQLt
15 17 (3.19%) JMeter
16 16 (3.00%) JBehave
17 15 (2.81%) Appium
17 15 (2.81%) Visual Studio
18 14 (2.63%) Ranorex
19 13 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 74 (13.88%) Finance
2 28 (5.25%) Retail
3 12 (2.25%) Marketing
4 11 (2.06%) Games
5 7 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.13%) Law
7 4 (0.75%) Military
8 2 (0.38%) Advertising
8 2 (0.38%) Automotive
8 2 (0.38%) Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 125 (23.45%) Developer
1 125 (23.45%) Tester
2 104 (19.51%) Automation Tester
3 103 (19.32%) Analyst
4 96 (18.01%) Test Analyst
5 82 (15.38%) Test Engineer
6 41 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 36 (6.75%) Senior Tester
8 34 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 33 (6.19%) Software Engineer
10 31 (5.82%) Java Developer
11 29 (5.44%) Senior Automation Tester
12 28 (5.25%) .NET Developer
12 28 (5.25%) Automation Test Analyst
12 28 (5.25%) Test Automation Engineer
13 27 (5.07%) Java Software Engineer
14 25 (4.69%) Principal Engineer
14 25 (4.69%) Principal Test Engineer
14 25 (4.69%) Test Leader
15 24 (4.50%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (26.64%) .NET
2 71 (13.32%) HTML
3 58 (10.88%) Web Services
3 58 (10.88%) XML
4 51 (9.57%) CSS
5 49 (9.19%) AngularJS
6 46 (8.63%) Gherkin
7 44 (8.26%) SOAP
8 40 (7.50%) ASP.NET
9 31 (5.82%) jQuery
10 29 (5.44%) XSD
11 27 (5.07%) Spring
11 27 (5.07%) WSDL
12 25 (4.69%) .NET Framework
13 23 (4.32%) Hibernate
14 21 (3.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (2.81%) Node.js
16 14 (2.63%) Kafka
17 13 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
17 13 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.88%) Data Structures
2 41 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 24 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.75%) User Experience
5 15 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.25%) Social Media
7 8 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.13%) Internet of Things
8 6 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.94%) Fintech
10 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.75%) NHS
11 3 (0.56%) Life Science
12 2 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.19%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.19%) PMI
13 1 (0.19%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.38%) Android
1 18 (3.38%) Apple iOS
2 16 (3.00%) Linux
3 15 (2.81%) Windows
4 8 (1.50%) Unix
5 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.56%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (71.86%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (30.39%) BDD
3 137 (25.70%) Continuous Integration
4 133 (24.95%) TDD
5 98 (18.39%) Scrum
6 94 (17.64%) Test Scripting
7 79 (14.82%) OO
8 78 (14.63%) Software Engineering
9 70 (13.13%) SDLC
10 65 (12.20%) Performance Testing
11 56 (10.51%) Test Strategy
12 55 (10.32%) Software Testing
13 52 (9.76%) Kanban
14 49 (9.19%) Unit Testing
15 47 (8.82%) DevOps
16 45 (8.44%) Mentoring
17 42 (7.88%) Exploratory Testing
18 41 (7.69%) E-Commerce
19 40 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
20 36 (6.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (44.09%) Java
2 201 (37.71%) SQL
3 197 (36.96%) C#
4 96 (18.01%) JavaScript
5 69 (12.95%) Python
6 52 (9.76%) Ruby
7 26 (4.88%) C++
7 26 (4.88%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.00%) PHP
9 14 (2.63%) Scala
10 13 (2.44%) C
11 9 (1.69%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.94%) Java 9
13 3 (0.56%) F#
13 3 (0.56%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.38%) XPath
15 1 (0.19%) NATURAL
15 1 (0.19%) VBScript
15 1 (0.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 75 (14.07%) ISTQB
2 63 (11.82%) ISEB
3 46 (8.63%) Degree
4 16 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.13%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.94%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.56%) CEH
8 3 (0.56%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.56%) OSCP
9 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.19%) MCSA
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.69%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (3.19%) Docker
2 3 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.56%) Puppet
2 16 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.81%) Ansible
4 8 (1.50%) Terraform
5 7 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.19%) Nagios
6 1 (0.19%) Packer
6 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 61 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.63%) Google
3 18 (3.38%) Oracle
4 11 (2.06%) HP
4 11 (2.06%) Twitter
5 8 (1.50%) New Relic
6 5 (0.94%) Rackspace
6 5 (0.94%) VMware
7 4 (0.75%) Xerox
8 3 (0.56%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.56%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.56%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.56%) Software AG
8 3 (0.56%) webMethods
9 2 (0.38%) Splunk
9 2 (0.38%) Telerik
9 2 (0.38%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.19%) Apigee
10 1 (0.19%) Capita
10 1 (0.19%) Perforce