Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +34
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 625 637 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.36% 9.02% 7.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.07% 9.77% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 556 570 614
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,125 £30,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +7.14%

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 6,205 6,517 7,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 92.89% 92.23% 91.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,289 5,662 6,413
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 20 May 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 20 May 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 0 507 £47,500 - 75
Bradford +47 88 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Halifax +14 20 £40,000 - 1
Huddersfield +2 6 £45,000 -5.26%
Ilkley -5 4 £70,000 +115.38%
Wetherby +2 3 £29,500 -30.59%
Wakefield - 2 £42,500 - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 457 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (44.48%) Selenium
3 225 (36.00%) C#
4 218 (34.88%) Java
5 205 (32.80%) BDD
6 182 (29.12%) TDD
7 148 (23.68%) SQL
8 146 (23.36%) Finance
9 140 (22.40%) .NET
10 128 (20.48%) JavaScript
11 127 (20.32%) Software Engineering
12 117 (18.72%) Cucumber
13 116 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
14 109 (17.44%) Test Scripting
15 101 (16.16%) Scrum
15 101 (16.16%) Software Testing
16 99 (15.84%) WebDriver
16 99 (15.84%) Mentoring
17 94 (15.04%) SoapUI
18 89 (14.24%) Git (software)
18 89 (14.24%) Python
19 87 (13.92%) JIRA
20 82 (13.12%) QA
21 80 (12.80%) DevOps
22 79 (12.64%) Jenkins
23 78 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
24 75 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
25 73 (11.68%) Microsoft
26 67 (10.72%) SpecFlow
27 63 (10.08%) OO

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 12 (1.92%) CMS
2 5 (0.80%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.64%) Confluence
4 3 (0.48%) Apache
4 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.16%) Drupal
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 78 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.52%) PaaS
4 15 (2.40%) IaaS
5 13 (2.08%) GitHub
6 11 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.76%) SaaS
7 7 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.80%) G Suite
8 5 (0.80%) Office 365
8 5 (0.80%) Slack
9 4 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.32%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.12%) HTTP
2 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.16%) AMQP
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.16%) Intranet
3 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.16%) LAN
3 1 (0.16%) Network Security
3 1 (0.16%) VoIP
3 1 (0.16%) WAN
3 1 (0.16%) WEP
3 1 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.68%) MySQL
3 18 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.28%) Big Data
7 7 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.96%) QlikView
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.16%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.16%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.16%) Riak
Development Applications
1 278 (44.48%) Selenium
2 117 (18.72%) Cucumber
3 99 (15.84%) WebDriver
4 94 (15.04%) SoapUI
5 89 (14.24%) Git (software)
6 87 (13.92%) JIRA
7 79 (12.64%) Jenkins
8 67 (10.72%) SpecFlow
9 46 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (6.08%) Maven
10 38 (6.08%) Subversion
11 30 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (4.48%) Ranorex
13 25 (4.00%) Appium
14 20 (3.20%) JMeter
15 19 (3.04%) Gradle
16 17 (2.72%) Bugzilla
17 16 (2.56%) Bitbucket
18 15 (2.40%) Buildbot
18 15 (2.40%) Mercurial
General
1 146 (23.36%) Finance
2 57 (9.12%) Retail
3 31 (4.96%) Marketing
4 14 (2.24%) Legal
5 9 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.80%) Law
6 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.64%) Advertising
7 4 (0.64%) Banking
7 4 (0.64%) Games
8 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 153 (24.48%) Developer
2 121 (19.36%) Tester
3 108 (17.28%) Analyst
4 101 (16.16%) Test Analyst
5 95 (15.20%) Automation Tester
6 80 (12.80%) Test Engineer
7 71 (11.36%) Developer in Test
8 57 (9.12%) Automation Test Analyst
9 51 (8.16%) Software Engineer
10 44 (7.04%) Architect
11 40 (6.40%) Software Developer
12 33 (5.28%) Automation Test Lead
13 32 (5.12%) Test Leader
14 30 (4.80%) Java Developer
14 30 (4.80%) Test Automation Engineer
15 27 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
16 25 (4.00%) Senior Tester
17 24 (3.84%) .NET Developer
17 24 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
17 24 (3.84%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (22.40%) .NET
2 49 (7.84%) HTML
3 45 (7.20%) CSS
4 43 (6.88%) AngularJS
5 39 (6.24%) ASP.NET
6 38 (6.08%) XML
7 31 (4.96%) Gherkin
8 27 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (4.00%) .NET Framework
10 24 (3.84%) Web Services
11 23 (3.68%) Middleware
11 23 (3.68%) SOAP
12 19 (3.04%) jQuery
13 17 (2.72%) JSON
13 17 (2.72%) Spring
14 14 (2.24%) Node.js
15 9 (1.44%) RESTful
16 7 (1.12%) .NET Core
17 6 (0.96%) Aurelia
17 6 (0.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (3.20%) Mobile App
3 19 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.56%) User Experience
7 11 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.76%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.80%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.64%) Life Science
12 4 (0.64%) Social Media
13 2 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.32%) NHS
13 2 (0.32%) Smart Meter
14 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.32%) Linux
2 15 (2.40%) Windows
3 12 (1.92%) Unix
4 8 (1.28%) Android
5 7 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (32.80%) BDD
3 182 (29.12%) TDD
4 127 (20.32%) Software Engineering
5 116 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
6 109 (17.44%) Test Scripting
7 101 (16.16%) Scrum
7 101 (16.16%) Software Testing
8 99 (15.84%) Mentoring
9 80 (12.80%) DevOps
10 63 (10.08%) OO
11 59 (9.44%) SDET
11 59 (9.44%) Waterfall
12 58 (9.28%) Functional Testing
13 57 (9.12%) Test Strategy
14 53 (8.48%) API Testing
14 53 (8.48%) Coaching
15 45 (7.20%) Integration Testing
16 43 (6.88%) Open Source
17 42 (6.72%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 225 (36.00%) C#
2 218 (34.88%) Java
3 148 (23.68%) SQL
4 128 (20.48%) JavaScript
5 89 (14.24%) Python
6 58 (9.28%) Ruby
7 32 (5.12%) PHP
8 31 (4.96%) C++
9 22 (3.52%) C
10 19 (3.04%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.40%) Scala
12 9 (1.44%) Perl
12 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.96%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.96%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.48%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.48%) Kotlin
17 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (7.68%) ISEB
2 41 (6.56%) Degree
3 38 (6.08%) ISTQB
4 16 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.40%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.28%) CEH
6 8 (1.28%) CISA
6 8 (1.28%) CISM
6 8 (1.28%) CISSP
6 8 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.28%) CSSLP
6 8 (1.28%) GIAC
6 8 (1.28%) SANS
6 8 (1.28%) SSCP
7 5 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (13.12%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) PMO
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (6.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.76%) SmoothWall
3 10 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.60%) Puppet
4 9 (1.44%) Ansible
4 9 (1.44%) Terraform
5 6 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.80%) Grafana
7 2 (0.32%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.32%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.16%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 73 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.00%) Google
3 20 (3.20%) Perforce
4 19 (3.04%) Oracle
5 13 (2.08%) Twitter
6 10 (1.60%) HP
7 7 (1.12%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.64%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.64%) New Relic
8 4 (0.64%) VMware
8 4 (0.64%) webMethods
9 3 (0.48%) Apple
9 3 (0.48%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.16%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.16%) Capita
10 1 (0.16%) IBM
10 1 (0.16%) SAP
10 1 (0.16%) Zend