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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 158 142 112
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -30
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 22 30 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.60% 0.88% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.06% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 29
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
3245 2839 2371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.76% 83.62% 82.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2591 2199 1956
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £62,000
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 27 February 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 50 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) QA
3 29 (42.65%) Selenium
4 26 (38.24%) Java
5 20 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 20 (29.41%) ISEB
6 19 (27.94%) Manual Testing
6 19 (27.94%) WebDriver
7 16 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 14 (20.59%) SQL
9 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
10 11 (16.18%) SOAP
11 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (11.76%) Project Planning
13 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
13 8 (11.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
14 7 (10.29%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (10.29%) Cucumber
14 7 (10.29%) BDD
15 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
15 6 (8.82%) XML
16 5 (7.35%) V-Model
16 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
16 5 (7.35%) Maven
16 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
17 4 (5.88%) System Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (5.88%) FTP
Development Applications
1 29 (42.65%) Selenium
2 19 (27.94%) WebDriver
3 7 (10.29%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (7.35%) Maven
4 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.47%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.47%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (69.12%) Analyst
1 47 (69.12%) Test Analyst
2 19 (27.94%) QA Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Agile Test Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Senior Test Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Developer
5 11 (16.18%) Software Developer
6 10 (14.71%) Tester
7 8 (11.76%) Automation Tester
8 7 (10.29%) Automation Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Automation Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Tester
10 3 (4.41%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.94%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Web Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Software Test Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Web Test Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) SOAP
2 6 (8.82%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) Web Services
4 3 (4.41%) .NET
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.47%) CSS
6 1 (1.47%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
1 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Regression Testing
3 19 (27.94%) Manual Testing
4 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
6 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (11.76%) Project Planning
8 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 8 (11.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.29%) BDD
10 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.35%) V-Model
12 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 4 (5.88%) System Testing
12 4 (5.88%) RAD
12 4 (5.88%) Test Management
12 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (4.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) Java
2 14 (20.59%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) C
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) ISEB
2 16 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (45.59%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.47%) Citrix