The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 103 132 67
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -65
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 68 39 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.97% 1.20% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.45% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 57 28 76
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,094 £27,850 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automated Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3069 2696 2445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.80% 82.85% 83.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2447 2075 2078
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Leeds region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 81 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (41.67%) SQL
2 50 (41.67%) .NET
3 43 (35.83%) ISEB
4 42 (35.00%) C#
4 42 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 41 (34.17%) SQL Server
6 39 (32.50%) Selenium
7 37 (30.83%) Test Scripting
8 31 (25.83%) Regression Testing
8 31 (25.83%) Microsoft
9 30 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 29 (24.17%) ReSharper
10 29 (24.17%) HTML
10 29 (24.17%) HTML5
11 28 (23.33%) QA
11 28 (23.33%) TDD
12 27 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (21.67%) Test Automation
14 25 (20.83%) MVC
15 24 (20.00%) SpecFlow
16 22 (18.33%) ASP.NET
16 22 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
17 21 (17.50%) MS Excel
17 21 (17.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (16.67%) Visual Studio
18 20 (16.67%) Java
18 20 (16.67%) BDD
19 18 (15.00%) Agile Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 21 (17.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (34.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.17%) Big Data
3 12 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.67%) MySQL
5 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (32.50%) Selenium
2 29 (24.17%) ReSharper
3 24 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 22 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 17 (14.17%) Moq
6 17 (14.17%) SoapUI
7 13 (10.83%) FitNesse
8 12 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (5.00%) Cucumber
10 5 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (2.50%) JUnit
11 3 (2.50%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.67%) JIRA
13 1 (0.83%) NUnit
13 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.83%) eggPlant
General
1 21 (17.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 17 (14.17%) Retail
3 6 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (43.33%) Analyst
1 52 (43.33%) Test Analyst
2 33 (27.50%) Developer
3 22 (18.33%) Senior Analyst
3 22 (18.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 20 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 17 (14.17%) .NET Developer
5 17 (14.17%) Software Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
6 12 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
7 11 (9.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
8 8 (6.67%) PHP Developer
9 7 (5.83%) DBA
9 7 (5.83%) SQL DBA
9 7 (5.83%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (5.83%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (41.67%) .NET
2 29 (24.17%) HTML
2 29 (24.17%) HTML5
3 22 (18.33%) ASP.NET
4 18 (15.00%) XML
5 17 (14.17%) WPF
6 16 (13.33%) WCF
7 12 (10.00%) jQuery
7 12 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (10.00%) Gherkin
7 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (6.67%) Doctrine
8 8 (6.67%) Symfony
8 8 (6.67%) Web Services
9 5 (4.17%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.83%) Flash
11 1 (0.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.83%) NHS
2 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.17%) Apple iOS
2 8 (6.67%) Windows
2 8 (6.67%) Linux
3 6 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.00%) Manual Testing
3 37 (30.83%) Test Scripting
4 31 (25.83%) Regression Testing
5 30 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 28 (23.33%) TDD
7 27 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (21.67%) Test Automation
9 25 (20.83%) MVC
10 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
11 20 (16.67%) BDD
12 18 (15.00%) Agile Testing
12 18 (15.00%) Integration Testing
13 17 (14.17%) Compatibility Testing
13 17 (14.17%) OO
13 17 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (14.17%) Functional Testing
13 17 (14.17%) Analytics
14 16 (13.33%) Automation Testing
14 16 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.67%) SQL
2 42 (35.00%) C#
3 20 (16.67%) Java
4 8 (6.67%) PHP
5 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (35.83%) ISEB
2 17 (14.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (10.83%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (23.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) Puppet
1 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (25.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.17%) Apple
3 8 (6.67%) Zend
4 1 (0.83%) HP
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle
4 1 (0.83%) SAP
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