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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 121 158 162
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 64 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.92% 0.74% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.82% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62 25 17
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
2940 3162 2859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.24% 90.37% 86.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2438 2539 2186
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 2016.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 55 (61.80%) Agile Software Development
1 55 (61.80%) Selenium
2 41 (46.07%) ISTQB
2 41 (46.07%) Microsoft
3 37 (41.57%) SQL
3 37 (41.57%) .NET
4 30 (33.71%) ISEB
5 29 (32.58%) C#
5 29 (32.58%) Test Scripting
6 28 (31.46%) Scrum
7 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
8 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
9 23 (25.84%) Finance
10 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
11 21 (23.60%) Java
12 20 (22.47%) Software Testing
13 19 (21.35%) Manual Testing
14 18 (20.22%) .NET Framework
15 17 (19.10%) Test Strategy
15 17 (19.10%) Functional Testing
16 16 (17.98%) Test Management
16 16 (17.98%) BDD
16 16 (17.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (15.73%) WinForms
17 14 (15.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
17 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (15.73%) QA
17 14 (15.73%) WCF
17 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) HTTP
2 2 (2.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) OLAP
3 2 (2.25%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (61.80%) Selenium
2 14 (15.73%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
4 11 (12.36%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.99%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.99%) HP UFT
6 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.74%) JIRA
7 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.62%) JUnit
7 5 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.49%) Hudson
9 2 (2.25%) JMeter
10 1 (1.12%) Ant
10 1 (1.12%) JBehave
10 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.12%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.12%) Maven
10 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 23 (25.84%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Marketing
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Analyst
1 41 (46.07%) Test Analyst
2 22 (24.72%) Test Engineer
3 21 (23.60%) Automation Analyst
3 21 (23.60%) Automation Test Analyst
4 17 (19.10%) Developer
5 16 (17.98%) Tester
6 14 (15.73%) .NET Developer
6 14 (15.73%) .NET Programmer
6 14 (15.73%) Azure Developer
6 14 (15.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (15.73%) C# Developer
6 14 (15.73%) C# Programmer
6 14 (15.73%) C# WCF Developer
6 14 (15.73%) Programmer
6 14 (15.73%) SQL Developer
6 14 (15.73%) SQL Programmer
6 14 (15.73%) SQL Server Developer
6 14 (15.73%) WCF Developer
6 14 (15.73%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.57%) .NET
2 18 (20.22%) .NET Framework
3 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (15.73%) WCF
3 14 (15.73%) WinForms
4 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.49%) HTML
5 4 (4.49%) J2EE
5 4 (4.49%) XML
6 3 (3.37%) LAMP
7 1 (1.12%) Behat
7 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) iPad
2 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.12%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.12%) Cybercrime
3 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (61.80%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.58%) Test Scripting
3 28 (31.46%) Scrum
4 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
5 20 (22.47%) Software Testing
6 19 (21.35%) Manual Testing
7 17 (19.10%) Functional Testing
7 17 (19.10%) Test Strategy
8 16 (17.98%) BDD
8 16 (17.98%) Test Management
9 11 (12.36%) SDLC
9 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.24%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Build Automation
11 9 (10.11%) Performance Testing
12 6 (6.74%) Logistics
12 6 (6.74%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.62%) Data Management
13 5 (5.62%) Load Testing
13 5 (5.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (41.57%) SQL
2 29 (32.58%) C#
3 21 (23.60%) Java
4 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.74%) PHP
6 5 (5.62%) Python
6 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.37%) C
8 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (46.07%) ISTQB
2 30 (33.71%) ISEB
3 16 (17.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) Oracle
3 3 (3.37%) Twitter
4 2 (2.25%) Facebook
5 1 (1.12%) HP
5 1 (1.12%) Telerik
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