The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 132 139 135
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 47 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.28% 0.23% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.28% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 45 6 12
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3105 2159 2063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.51% 83.65% 80.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2424 1613 1701
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automation Testing
West Yorkshire

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 31 July 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 65 (61.32%) Test Scripting
2 51 (48.11%) ISEB
3 42 (39.62%) Selenium
4 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (34.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (32.08%) Java
7 32 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (28.30%) SQL
9 26 (24.53%) .NET
10 16 (15.09%) Cucumber
11 15 (14.15%) Test Automation
11 15 (14.15%) Degree
12 14 (13.21%) Performance Testing
13 13 (12.26%) Software Testing
14 12 (11.32%) WebDriver
14 12 (11.32%) Scrum
14 12 (11.32%) C#
15 11 (10.38%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (9.43%) TDD
16 10 (9.43%) C++
16 10 (9.43%) PHP
16 10 (9.43%) SOAP
16 10 (9.43%) Behat
16 10 (9.43%) BDD
16 10 (9.43%) Test Management
16 10 (9.43%) System Testing
16 10 (9.43%) QA
16 10 (9.43%) Ruby
17 9 (8.49%) Stress Testing
18 8 (7.55%) Load Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (39.62%) Selenium
2 16 (15.09%) Cucumber
3 12 (11.32%) WebDriver
4 11 (10.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (9.43%) Behat
6 6 (5.66%) WATIR
7 5 (4.72%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.72%) JMeter
8 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.89%) Maven
10 1 (0.94%) JUnit
10 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.94%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (4.72%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (53.77%) Analyst
1 57 (53.77%) Test Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Tester
3 14 (13.21%) Automation Tester
3 14 (13.21%) Lead Test Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) Automation Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.55%) Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Principal Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Graduate
10 3 (2.83%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 2 (1.89%) Test Leader
11 2 (1.89%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.53%) .NET
2 10 (9.43%) SOAP
3 5 (4.72%) Web Services
4 3 (2.83%) XML
5 2 (1.89%) XSD
5 2 (1.89%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Open Source
2 1 (0.94%) NHS
2 1 (0.94%) IVR
2 1 (0.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.60%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.32%) Test Scripting
2 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (34.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (14.15%) Test Automation
6 14 (13.21%) Performance Testing
7 13 (12.26%) Software Testing
8 12 (11.32%) Scrum
9 10 (9.43%) TDD
9 10 (9.43%) BDD
9 10 (9.43%) Test Management
9 10 (9.43%) System Testing
10 9 (8.49%) Stress Testing
11 8 (7.55%) Load Testing
11 8 (7.55%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.60%) Web Testing
13 6 (5.66%) Unit Testing
13 6 (5.66%) Kanban
13 6 (5.66%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (5.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.08%) Java
2 30 (28.30%) SQL
3 12 (11.32%) C#
4 10 (9.43%) C++
4 10 (9.43%) PHP
4 10 (9.43%) Ruby
5 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.94%) C
6 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (48.11%) ISEB
2 15 (14.15%) Degree
3 5 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.94%) IBM
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