Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 20 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 384 630 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.06% 8.84% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 9.50% 10.16%
Number of salaries quoted 301 559 596
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.37% +3.26% +15.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +20.00%

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 4,370 6,634 6,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.75% 93.13% 92.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,725 5,623 5,706
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 -12 271 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Bradford -1 39 £44,000 -7.37% 3
Halifax +6 28 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Huddersfield +6 12 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Batley - 5 £27,500 -
Ilkley -7 3 £38,500 -45.00%
Wakefield +4 2 £38,000 -10.59%
Cleckheaton - 2 £50,000 -
Pontefract - 1 - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 282 (73.44%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (46.09%) Selenium
3 169 (44.01%) C#
4 168 (43.75%) Java
5 102 (26.56%) Scrum
6 98 (25.52%) TDD
7 96 (25.00%) SQL
8 91 (23.70%) Continuous Integration
9 89 (23.18%) Finance
10 88 (22.92%) Software Engineering
11 80 (20.83%) Software Testing
11 80 (20.83%) Jenkins
12 78 (20.31%) BDD
13 76 (19.79%) DevOps
14 75 (19.53%) API Testing
14 75 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
15 71 (18.49%) JavaScript
16 69 (17.97%) Cucumber
17 68 (17.71%) WebDriver
17 68 (17.71%) Mentoring
18 65 (16.93%) QA
19 64 (16.67%) Python
20 58 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
21 57 (14.84%) SDET
22 54 (14.06%) .NET
23 53 (13.80%) Git (software)
24 51 (13.28%) SoapUI
25 48 (12.50%) ISTQB
26 47 (12.24%) Ruby
27 46 (11.98%) JIRA

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 9 (2.34%) Confluence
1 9 (2.34%) IIS
2 7 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (1.82%) Mule
3 4 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.52%) Apache
5 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (9.11%) G Suite
4 31 (8.07%) Office 365
5 15 (3.91%) GitHub
6 8 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.30%) SaaS
8 4 (1.04%) IaaS
8 4 (1.04%) PaaS
9 3 (0.78%) Slack
10 2 (0.52%) Yarn
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.26%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.26%) npm
11 1 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.13%) HTTP
2 6 (1.56%) FTP
3 1 (0.26%) Firewall
3 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.65%) MySQL
2 14 (3.65%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.34%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.78%) DB2
8 2 (0.52%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) Redis
9 1 (0.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 177 (46.09%) Selenium
2 80 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 69 (17.97%) Cucumber
4 68 (17.71%) WebDriver
5 53 (13.80%) Git (software)
6 51 (13.28%) SoapUI
7 46 (11.98%) JIRA
8 40 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (10.16%) SpecFlow
10 33 (8.59%) Maven
11 28 (7.29%) JUnit
12 26 (6.77%) Appium
12 26 (6.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (6.77%) Gatling
12 26 (6.77%) JMeter
13 23 (5.99%) Buildbot
13 23 (5.99%) NeoLoad
13 23 (5.99%) Ranorex
13 23 (5.99%) WATIR
13 23 (5.99%) WebLOAD
General
1 89 (23.18%) Finance
2 37 (9.64%) Retail
3 19 (4.95%) Marketing
4 8 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (0.26%) Games
5 1 (0.26%) Legal
5 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 123 (32.03%) Developer
2 90 (23.44%) Tester
3 73 (19.01%) Test Engineer
4 68 (17.71%) Developer in Test
5 61 (15.89%) Analyst
6 55 (14.32%) Automation Tester
7 53 (13.80%) Test Analyst
8 46 (11.98%) Test Automation Engineer
9 30 (7.81%) Java Developer
9 30 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 30 (7.81%) Test Automation Developer
10 28 (7.29%) Software Developer
11 27 (7.03%) C# Developer
11 27 (7.03%) Senior Test Engineer
11 27 (7.03%) Software Engineer
11 27 (7.03%) Software Tester
11 27 (7.03%) Test Leader
12 22 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (5.73%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 20 (5.21%) Senior Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (14.06%) .NET
2 41 (10.68%) REST
3 28 (7.29%) Web Services
4 27 (7.03%) CSS
5 26 (6.77%) Gherkin
6 25 (6.51%) HTML
6 25 (6.51%) XML
7 24 (6.25%) Node.js
8 19 (4.95%) ASP.NET
9 18 (4.69%) React
10 16 (4.17%) .NET Framework
10 16 (4.17%) SOAP
10 16 (4.17%) Spring
11 15 (3.91%) HTML5
12 14 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (3.65%) CSS3
13 13 (3.39%) Redux
13 13 (3.39%) Spring Boot
14 11 (2.86%) JSON
15 9 (2.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.34%) Fintech
5 9 (2.34%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.34%) User Experience
6 7 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.78%) PMI
9 2 (0.52%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.52%) NHS
9 2 (0.52%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Social Media
9 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.95%) Windows
2 15 (3.91%) Android
3 12 (3.13%) Linux
4 7 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.52%) zOS
7 1 (0.26%) HPUX
7 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (73.44%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.56%) Scrum
3 98 (25.52%) TDD
4 91 (23.70%) Continuous Integration
5 88 (22.92%) Software Engineering
6 80 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 78 (20.31%) BDD
8 76 (19.79%) DevOps
9 75 (19.53%) API Testing
10 68 (17.71%) Mentoring
11 57 (14.84%) SDET
12 46 (11.98%) Test Strategy
13 42 (10.94%) Kanban
14 40 (10.42%) Open Source
15 39 (10.16%) Configuration Management
15 39 (10.16%) Mobile Development
16 37 (9.64%) Test Scripting
17 34 (8.85%) Functional Testing
17 34 (8.85%) Non-Functional Testing
18 32 (8.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 169 (44.01%) C#
2 168 (43.75%) Java
3 96 (25.00%) SQL
4 71 (18.49%) JavaScript
5 64 (16.67%) Python
6 47 (12.24%) Ruby
7 39 (10.16%) PHP
8 34 (8.85%) Scala
9 25 (6.51%) C
10 24 (6.25%) C++
11 20 (5.21%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.13%) Java 8
13 9 (2.34%) Perl
14 7 (1.82%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.04%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.78%) ES6
16 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 24 (6.25%) Degree
3 20 (5.21%) ISEB
4 16 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.78%) PMP
7 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) CEH
8 1 (0.26%) CISA
8 1 (0.26%) CISM
8 1 (0.26%) CISSP
8 1 (0.26%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.26%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.26%) GIAC
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.26%) SANS
8 1 (0.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (16.93%) QA
2 8 (2.08%) GDPR
3 7 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) WCAG
5 1 (0.26%) Dublin Core
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (5.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (4.95%) Terraform
2 9 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.34%) Puppet
3 8 (2.08%) Ansible
4 3 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.52%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.52%) Mesos
6 1 (0.26%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 40 (10.42%) Google
2 38 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.13%) Xamarin
4 9 (2.34%) Oracle
5 8 (2.08%) Splunk
6 7 (1.82%) AppDynamics
6 7 (1.82%) Dynatrace
7 3 (0.78%) HP
8 2 (0.52%) Cadence
9 1 (0.26%) CA
9 1 (0.26%) Dataiku
9 1 (0.26%) Perfecto Mobile
9 1 (0.26%) Remedy
9 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.26%) Tableau