The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 152 153 138
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 26 38 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.74% 1.03% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.19% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 8
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Automation 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
3175 3183 2267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.66% 86.31% 87.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2522 2419 1739
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 26 (55.32%) Selenium
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (38.30%) SQL
4 16 (34.04%) Java
5 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
6 12 (25.53%) QA
6 12 (25.53%) Scrum
6 12 (25.53%) ISEB
7 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
7 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
8 10 (21.28%) .NET
9 9 (19.15%) C#
9 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Project Management
10 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
10 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
10 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
11 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
12 6 (12.77%) Python
12 6 (12.77%) IBM
12 6 (12.77%) HP
12 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
12 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
12 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
12 6 (12.77%) Selenium IDE
12 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
13 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (10.64%) Degree
13 5 (10.64%) VBScript
13 5 (10.64%) HP UFT

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) Selenium
2 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
3 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.77%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.26%) Ant
8 2 (4.26%) Subversion
8 2 (4.26%) Maven
8 2 (4.26%) JIRA
9 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.13%) Behat
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Analyst
1 15 (31.91%) Test Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Test Leader
3 12 (25.53%) Test Manager
4 8 (17.02%) Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Automation Test Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Systems Tester
6 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
6 5 (10.64%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) AWS Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Test Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
3 2 (4.26%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) LAMP
4 1 (2.13%) WinForms
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) GIS
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
3 12 (25.53%) Scrum
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.64%) RAD
10 4 (8.51%) Test Management
10 4 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (6.38%) System Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
12 2 (4.26%) BDD
12 2 (4.26%) SDLC
12 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.26%) ETL
12 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) C#
4 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) Python
5 5 (10.64%) VBScript
6 4 (8.51%) Ruby
6 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 2 (4.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) ISEB
2 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) Degree
4 4 (8.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) IBM
1 6 (12.77%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Telerik
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
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