Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 454 395 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.12% 8.48% 8.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.94% 9.20% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 368 337 525
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -

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 3,803 4,294 6,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 93.19% 92.21% 93.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,165 3,596 5,527
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.66%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +9 395 £45,000 -1.64% 71
Bradford -9 22 £63,750 +44.89% 2
Halifax +6 16 £45,000 - 2
Wakefield +11 7 £33,500 -16.25% 2
Ilkley +11 6 £30,000 -22.08% 2
Batley -4 1 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 314 (69.16%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (42.29%) Java
3 179 (39.43%) C#
4 176 (38.77%) Selenium
5 152 (33.48%) Scrum
6 115 (25.33%) DevOps
7 108 (23.79%) Software Testing
8 101 (22.25%) Python
9 93 (20.48%) API Testing
10 91 (20.04%) AWS
11 88 (19.38%) Finance
12 81 (17.84%) TDD
13 79 (17.40%) .NET
14 76 (16.74%) JavaScript
14 76 (16.74%) Azure
15 73 (16.08%) Cucumber
16 69 (15.20%) Docker
17 67 (14.76%) Functional Testing
18 65 (14.32%) Mentoring
19 64 (14.10%) WebDriver
19 64 (14.10%) SQL
20 63 (13.88%) SpecFlow
21 61 (13.44%) BDD
22 60 (13.22%) Software Engineering
22 60 (13.22%) JIRA
23 59 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
24 56 (12.33%) Test Strategy
25 55 (12.11%) QA
26 54 (11.89%) Web Services
27 52 (11.45%) 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 33 (7.27%) Confluence
2 9 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.98%) CMS
3 4 (0.88%) IIS
4 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.22%) Mule
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Sage 200
1 5 (1.10%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 91 (20.04%) AWS
2 76 (16.74%) Azure
3 15 (3.30%) GCP
4 13 (2.86%) AWS IoT
5 10 (2.20%) Trello
6 6 (1.32%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.32%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.10%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.10%) SaaS
7 5 (1.10%) Serverless
8 4 (0.88%) GitHub
8 4 (0.88%) IaaS
8 4 (0.88%) PaaS
9 3 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.44%) Slack
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.22%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.96%) AMQP
2 13 (2.86%) RFID
3 6 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.41%) MySQL
2 20 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 13 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 13 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.64%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.32%) Flink
5 6 (1.32%) Redis
6 5 (1.10%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.22%) Big Data
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 176 (38.77%) Selenium
2 73 (16.08%) Cucumber
3 64 (14.10%) WebDriver
4 63 (13.88%) SpecFlow
5 60 (13.22%) JIRA
6 47 (10.35%) SoapUI
7 42 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (6.61%) Git (software)
8 30 (6.61%) Jenkins
9 27 (5.95%) JMeter
10 23 (5.07%) JUnit
11 22 (4.85%) Gatling
11 22 (4.85%) Postman
12 21 (4.63%) Ranorex
13 20 (4.41%) Appium
14 14 (3.08%) NUnit
15 13 (2.86%) TestNG
16 12 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (2.64%) Maven
17 11 (2.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 88 (19.38%) Finance
2 18 (3.96%) Marketing
3 15 (3.30%) Legal
4 12 (2.64%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.42%) Advertising
6 6 (1.32%) Banking
6 6 (1.32%) Online Betting
7 5 (1.10%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (20.48%) Tester
2 90 (19.82%) Developer
3 78 (17.18%) Test Engineer
4 64 (14.10%) Automation Tester
5 53 (11.67%) Analyst
6 52 (11.45%) Test Analyst
6 52 (11.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 39 (8.59%) Software Engineer
7 39 (8.59%) Test Leader
8 34 (7.49%) Developer in Test
9 33 (7.27%) Senior Test Engineer
10 32 (7.05%) Senior Developer
11 29 (6.39%) Test Manager
12 25 (5.51%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 21 (4.63%) Software Developer
14 19 (4.19%) Agile Test Manager
15 18 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (3.96%) Test Automation Developer
16 17 (3.74%) QA Tester
17 16 (3.52%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (17.40%) .NET
2 54 (11.89%) Web Services
3 45 (9.91%) CSS
4 44 (9.69%) Node.js
5 41 (9.03%) HTML
6 31 (6.83%) AngularJS
7 28 (6.17%) React
8 27 (5.95%) REST
9 25 (5.51%) RESTful
10 23 (5.07%) Gherkin
11 21 (4.63%) SOAP
12 20 (4.41%) ASP.NET
13 18 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (3.96%) Sass
14 15 (3.30%) .NET Core
14 15 (3.30%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.08%) Spring
15 14 (3.08%) XML
16 11 (2.42%) Apache Avro
16 11 (2.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.29%) User Experience
2 21 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.32%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.88%) NHS
8 4 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (0.66%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.66%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.22%) Blog
11 1 (0.22%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.22%) Life Science
11 1 (0.22%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.61%) Android
2 27 (5.95%) Linux
3 22 (4.85%) Unix
4 15 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.76%) Windows
6 7 (1.54%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (69.16%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (33.48%) Scrum
3 115 (25.33%) DevOps
4 108 (23.79%) Software Testing
5 93 (20.48%) API Testing
6 81 (17.84%) TDD
7 67 (14.76%) Functional Testing
8 65 (14.32%) Mentoring
9 61 (13.44%) BDD
10 60 (13.22%) Software Engineering
11 59 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (12.33%) Test Strategy
13 52 (11.45%) Kanban
14 47 (10.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 44 (9.69%) SDLC
16 39 (8.59%) Business Analysis
17 37 (8.15%) DNA
18 36 (7.93%) SDET
19 35 (7.71%) Performance Testing
20 34 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 192 (42.29%) Java
2 179 (39.43%) C#
3 101 (22.25%) Python
4 76 (16.74%) JavaScript
5 64 (14.10%) SQL
6 37 (8.15%) Ruby
7 22 (4.85%) PHP
8 21 (4.63%) C
9 19 (4.19%) Scala
10 13 (2.86%) C++
10 13 (2.86%) Java 8
11 9 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.76%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.54%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.66%) Perl
16 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.44%) COBOL
17 2 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 39 (8.59%) ISTQB
2 21 (4.63%) Degree
3 20 (4.41%) ISEB
4 13 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.32%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.44%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (12.11%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 69 (15.20%) Docker
2 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) NDS
3 1 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 39 (8.59%) Terraform
2 36 (7.93%) Kubernetes
3 22 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (4.63%) Ansible
5 18 (3.96%) Puppet
6 5 (1.10%) Rancher
7 4 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 50 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.64%) Google
3 11 (2.42%) Xamarin
4 6 (1.32%) Oracle
4 6 (1.32%) Splunk
5 5 (1.10%) New Relic
5 5 (1.10%) Sage
5 5 (1.10%) Xero
6 4 (0.88%) CA
6 4 (0.88%) HP
7 3 (0.66%) Adobe
7 3 (0.66%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.66%) T-Plan
8 2 (0.44%) Perforce
9 1 (0.22%) Apple
9 1 (0.22%) IBM
9 1 (0.22%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.22%) Novell
9 1 (0.22%) Ping Identity
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com