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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 147 145 148
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 38 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.01% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.44% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 37 10 8
Average salary £35,000 £33,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -21.76%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -0.52%
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
3207 2291 2406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 85.07% 86.52% 83.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2418 1795 1977
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 91 (89.22%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.02%) Test Scripting
3 44 (43.14%) ISEB
4 43 (42.16%) Selenium
5 37 (36.27%) Java
6 31 (30.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (20.59%) .NET
9 19 (18.63%) SQL
9 19 (18.63%) QA
10 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
11 17 (16.67%) WebDriver
11 17 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 17 (16.67%) Regression Testing
12 14 (13.73%) SOAP
13 13 (12.75%) C#
13 13 (12.75%) Software Testing
14 12 (11.76%) BDD
14 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (10.78%) Performance Testing
15 11 (10.78%) Scrum
16 10 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (9.80%) C++
16 10 (9.80%) PHP
16 10 (9.80%) Web Services
16 10 (9.80%) Ruby
16 10 (9.80%) TDD
16 10 (9.80%) Automated Testing
16 10 (9.80%) Degree
16 10 (9.80%) Test Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) FTP
Development Applications
1 43 (42.16%) Selenium
2 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 17 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 10 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (9.80%) Behat
5 5 (4.90%) WATIR
6 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.92%) JMeter
7 3 (2.94%) Maven
8 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.98%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.98%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.98%) JUnit
General
1 6 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (58.82%) Test Analyst
1 60 (58.82%) Analyst
2 15 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
3 13 (12.75%) Tester
4 11 (10.78%) Agile Test Analyst
4 11 (10.78%) Developer
5 10 (9.80%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) QA Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Automation Tester
6 9 (8.82%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.84%) Lead Test Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Graduate
9 4 (3.92%) Principal Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Test Leader
11 2 (1.96%) IT Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) .NET
2 14 (13.73%) SOAP
3 10 (9.80%) Web Services
4 9 (8.82%) XML
5 6 (5.88%) XSD
5 6 (5.88%) WSDL
6 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.98%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) User Experience
1 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Open Source
3 1 (0.98%) IVR
3 1 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (89.22%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.02%) Test Scripting
3 31 (30.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 17 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 13 (12.75%) Software Testing
7 12 (11.76%) BDD
8 11 (10.78%) Performance Testing
8 11 (10.78%) Scrum
9 10 (9.80%) TDD
9 10 (9.80%) Automated Testing
9 10 (9.80%) Test Management
9 10 (9.80%) Test Strategy
10 9 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (6.86%) Business Analysis
12 7 (6.86%) Integration Acceptance Testing
13 6 (5.88%) Project Planning
13 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.27%) Java
2 19 (18.63%) SQL
3 13 (12.75%) C#
4 10 (9.80%) C++
4 10 (9.80%) PHP
4 10 (9.80%) Ruby
5 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (43.14%) ISEB
2 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (9.80%) Degree
4 4 (3.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
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