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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 139 162 122
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -40
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 29 17 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.85% 0.51% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.62% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 26
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
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
3010 2747 2444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.74% 82.92% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2405 2114 2069
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 January 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) QA
3 30 (38.96%) Selenium
4 28 (36.36%) Java
5 24 (31.17%) ISEB
6 23 (29.87%) Manual Testing
6 23 (29.87%) Regression Testing
7 21 (27.27%) WebDriver
8 20 (25.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
10 15 (19.48%) Automated Testing
10 15 (19.48%) SQL
11 14 (18.18%) SOAP
12 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
13 10 (12.99%) XML
13 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
14 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (11.69%) Integration Acceptance Testing
14 9 (11.69%) Project Planning
14 9 (11.69%) Business Analysis
15 8 (10.39%) Web Services
16 7 (9.09%) Waterfall
16 7 (9.09%) Cucumber
16 7 (9.09%) BDD
16 7 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
17 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
17 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 5 (6.49%) Maven
18 5 (6.49%) Integration Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) FTP
Development Applications
1 30 (38.96%) Selenium
2 21 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 7 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 7 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.49%) Maven
5 5 (6.49%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.30%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.30%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (74.03%) Analyst
1 57 (74.03%) Test Analyst
2 24 (31.17%) QA Analyst
3 20 (25.97%) Agile Test Analyst
4 17 (22.08%) Senior Test Analyst
4 17 (22.08%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (16.88%) Developer
6 10 (12.99%) Software Developer
6 10 (12.99%) Tester
7 8 (10.39%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) Automation Tester
7 8 (10.39%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Automation Tester
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) SOAP
2 10 (12.99%) XML
3 8 (10.39%) Web Services
4 4 (5.19%) WSDL
4 4 (5.19%) XSD
4 4 (5.19%) .NET
5 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
1 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Manual Testing
2 23 (29.87%) Regression Testing
3 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
4 15 (19.48%) Automated Testing
5 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
7 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (11.69%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 9 (11.69%) Project Planning
7 9 (11.69%) Business Analysis
8 7 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.09%) BDD
9 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.49%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.49%) V-Model
11 4 (5.19%) Test Management
11 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.19%) System Testing
11 4 (5.19%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.36%) Java
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.60%) C
4 2 (2.60%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (31.17%) ISEB
2 20 (25.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (48.05%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
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