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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 134 165 136
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -29
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 39 15 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.21% 0.42% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.47% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 38 10 51
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £34,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +4.10%
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
2907 3166 3297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.45% 89.16% 89.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2311 2468 2642
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 78 (80.41%) Selenium
2 70 (72.16%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (45.36%) ISTQB
4 42 (43.30%) SQL
4 42 (43.30%) Microsoft
5 36 (37.11%) .NET
5 36 (37.11%) Test Scripting
6 33 (34.02%) Scrum
7 32 (32.99%) ISEB
7 32 (32.99%) Manual Testing
8 29 (29.90%) C#
9 28 (28.87%) MS Excel
10 25 (25.77%) Software Testing
10 25 (25.77%) QA
10 25 (25.77%) WebDriver
11 24 (24.74%) Test Strategy
12 22 (22.68%) SoapUI
12 22 (22.68%) Java
13 20 (20.62%) BDD
14 19 (19.59%) Functional Testing
14 19 (19.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
15 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
15 18 (18.56%) Finance
16 15 (15.46%) Test Management
17 13 (13.40%) SDLC
18 12 (12.37%) Performance Testing
18 12 (12.37%) .NET Framework
19 11 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
19 11 (11.34%) Cucumber

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (3.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 28 (28.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) HTTP
2 2 (2.06%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.03%) Big Data
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.03%) OLAP
3 1 (1.03%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (80.41%) Selenium
2 25 (25.77%) WebDriver
3 22 (22.68%) SoapUI
4 11 (11.34%) Cucumber
5 9 (9.28%) HP UFT
6 8 (8.25%) JIRA
6 8 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.15%) JUnit
8 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.12%) Hudson
10 3 (3.09%) Appium
10 3 (3.09%) Calabash
10 3 (3.09%) Gatling
10 3 (3.09%) JBehave
10 3 (3.09%) JMeter
10 3 (3.09%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (55.67%) Analyst
1 54 (55.67%) Test Analyst
2 34 (35.05%) Test Engineer
3 26 (26.80%) Automation Test Analyst
4 25 (25.77%) Tester
5 17 (17.53%) QA Tester
6 16 (16.49%) QA Analyst
6 16 (16.49%) QA Engineer
6 16 (16.49%) QA Test Analyst
6 16 (16.49%) QA Test Engineer
6 16 (16.49%) Systems Test Engineer
6 16 (16.49%) Systems Tester
7 12 (12.37%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (10.31%) Developer
8 10 (10.31%) Manual Test Analyst
9 9 (9.28%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 8 (8.25%) .NET Programmer
10 8 (8.25%) Azure Developer
10 8 (8.25%) C# Programmer
10 8 (8.25%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.11%) .NET
2 12 (12.37%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (8.25%) HTML
3 8 (8.25%) WCF
3 8 (8.25%) WinForms
3 8 (8.25%) XML
4 4 (4.12%) J2EE
4 4 (4.12%) LAMP
5 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.09%) Behat
5 3 (3.09%) CSS
6 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) iPad
2 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.03%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.03%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.15%) Linux
2 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (72.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.11%) Test Scripting
3 33 (34.02%) Scrum
4 32 (32.99%) Manual Testing
5 25 (25.77%) Software Testing
6 24 (24.74%) Test Strategy
7 20 (20.62%) BDD
8 19 (19.59%) Functional Testing
9 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
10 15 (15.46%) Test Management
11 13 (13.40%) SDLC
12 12 (12.37%) Performance Testing
13 11 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (10.31%) Build Automation
15 8 (8.25%) Non-Functional Testing
16 6 (6.19%) Logistics
17 5 (5.15%) TDD
17 5 (5.15%) Waterfall
18 4 (4.12%) Mentoring
18 4 (4.12%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (43.30%) SQL
2 29 (29.90%) C#
3 22 (22.68%) Java
4 9 (9.28%) PHP
4 9 (9.28%) Python
5 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.12%) Ruby
7 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (45.36%) ISTQB
2 32 (32.99%) ISEB
3 19 (19.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (43.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle
3 3 (3.09%) Facebook
3 3 (3.09%) Twitter
4 1 (1.03%) Google
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