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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 137 139 158
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 45 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.21% 0.66% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.77% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 41 19 3
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,282 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.28% +0.80%
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
3171 2464 2260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 85.36% 86.06% 81.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2380 1984 1854
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 93 (97.89%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.05%) Selenium
3 38 (40.00%) Java
4 36 (37.89%) Test Scripting
5 35 (36.84%) ISEB
6 28 (29.47%) QA
6 28 (29.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (22.11%) Manual Testing
7 21 (22.11%) WebDriver
8 20 (21.05%) Cucumber
8 20 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 16 (16.84%) .NET
10 16 (16.84%) SOAP
11 15 (15.79%) BDD
11 15 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (13.68%) Automated Testing
13 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
13 12 (12.63%) Web Services
13 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
14 11 (11.58%) XML
14 11 (11.58%) SQL
15 10 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (10.53%) C#
16 9 (9.47%) C++
16 9 (9.47%) PHP
16 9 (9.47%) Ruby
16 9 (9.47%) TDD
16 9 (9.47%) Behat
16 9 (9.47%) Non-Functional Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) FTP
Development Applications
1 39 (41.05%) Selenium
2 21 (22.11%) WebDriver
3 20 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (9.47%) Behat
6 7 (7.37%) Maven
7 6 (6.32%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.11%) WATIR
10 1 (1.05%) JMeter
10 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.05%) JUnit
10 1 (1.05%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 60 (63.16%) Test Analyst
1 60 (63.16%) Analyst
2 19 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 19 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 17 (17.89%) QA Analyst
3 17 (17.89%) Agile Test Analyst
4 13 (13.68%) Developer
5 11 (11.58%) Software Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Tester
8 7 (7.37%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Principal Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Automation Tester
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.21%) Graduate
11 3 (3.16%) Senior QA Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.84%) .NET
1 16 (16.84%) SOAP
2 12 (12.63%) Web Services
3 11 (11.58%) XML
4 6 (6.32%) WSDL
4 6 (6.32%) XSD
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) User Experience
3 4 (4.21%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.05%) NHS
4 1 (1.05%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (97.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.89%) Test Scripting
3 28 (29.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (22.11%) Manual Testing
5 20 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 15 (15.79%) BDD
8 13 (13.68%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
10 9 (9.47%) TDD
10 9 (9.47%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (9.47%) Test Management
11 8 (8.42%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.42%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.42%) Project Planning
12 7 (7.37%) Scrum
13 6 (6.32%) Performance Testing
14 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (11.58%) SQL
3 10 (10.53%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) C++
4 9 (9.47%) PHP
4 9 (9.47%) Ruby
5 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.16%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (36.84%) ISEB
2 15 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.32%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
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