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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 141 119 134
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 44 38 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.16% 1.45% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.67% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 32 22 24
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,250 £43,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
3225 2270 2357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 85.07% 86.51% 83.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2423 1783 1939
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 53 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (49.43%) Manual Testing
3 31 (35.63%) SQL
4 30 (34.48%) .NET
4 30 (34.48%) Test Scripting
5 27 (31.03%) C#
6 26 (29.89%) ISEB
6 26 (29.89%) QA
7 23 (26.44%) Selenium
8 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 18 (20.69%) Visual Studio
11 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
11 17 (19.54%) MVC
12 16 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
14 13 (14.94%) ASP.NET
14 13 (14.94%) Java
15 12 (13.79%) Scrum
15 12 (13.79%) Integration Acceptance Testing
15 12 (13.79%) Regression Testing
15 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
15 12 (13.79%) Degree
15 12 (13.79%) Business Analysis
15 12 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (12.64%) Project Planning
17 10 (11.49%) ReSharper
17 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
17 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) Redis
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (26.44%) Selenium
2 18 (20.69%) Visual Studio
3 16 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (11.49%) ReSharper
5 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (9.20%) LoadRunner
6 8 (9.20%) WinRunner
7 6 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (6.90%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.15%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.15%) NUnit
9 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.15%) JUnit
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (50.57%) Analyst
1 44 (50.57%) Test Analyst
2 27 (31.03%) Senior Analyst
2 27 (31.03%) Senior Test Analyst
3 19 (21.84%) Developer
4 13 (14.94%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Automation Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Lead Test Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (4.60%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.48%) .NET
2 13 (14.94%) ASP.NET
3 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (10.34%) SOAP
5 8 (9.20%) Web Services
6 7 (8.05%) WCF
7 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (6.90%) jQuery
8 4 (4.60%) WinForms
8 4 (4.60%) XML
8 4 (4.60%) .NET Remoting
9 3 (3.45%) XSD
9 3 (3.45%) WSDL
10 2 (2.30%) LAMP
10 2 (2.30%) HTML
10 2 (2.30%) CSS
11 1 (1.15%) HTML5
11 1 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (1.15%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) NHS
2 4 (4.60%) DTV
2 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.15%) Open Source
4 1 (1.15%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (49.43%) Manual Testing
3 30 (34.48%) Test Scripting
4 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (19.54%) MVC
6 12 (13.79%) Scrum
6 12 (13.79%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 12 (13.79%) Regression Testing
6 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
6 12 (13.79%) Business Analysis
6 12 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (12.64%) Project Planning
8 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
8 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
9 9 (10.34%) Fault Management
9 9 (10.34%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.20%) TDD
11 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) SQL
2 27 (31.03%) C#
3 13 (14.94%) Java
4 6 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.45%) PHP
6 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.30%) C
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) ISEB
2 21 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (13.79%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (29.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) Typemock
2 4 (4.60%) Red Gate
3 1 (1.15%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.15%) Zend
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle
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