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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 136 144 153
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 49 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 0.55% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.65% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 45 16 3
Average salary £34,500 £31,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.29% -27.05%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
3253 2461 2190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 85.88% 85.33% 80.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2455 1974 1823
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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 £42,500 £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 30 October 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 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 90 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.00%) Selenium
3 37 (38.95%) Java
4 36 (37.89%) ISEB
4 36 (37.89%) Test Scripting
5 29 (30.53%) QA
6 28 (29.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (24.21%) Manual Testing
8 21 (22.11%) WebDriver
9 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
10 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 16 (16.84%) Automated Testing
11 16 (16.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (15.79%) BDD
12 15 (15.79%) SOAP
13 14 (14.74%) .NET
14 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
15 12 (12.63%) Web Services
15 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
16 11 (11.58%) XML
16 11 (11.58%) SQL
17 10 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
18 9 (9.47%) Waterfall
18 9 (9.47%) Integration Acceptance Testing
18 9 (9.47%) QuickTest Pro
18 9 (9.47%) C#
18 9 (9.47%) Project Planning
18 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
19 8 (8.42%) Ruby

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 38 (40.00%) Selenium
2 21 (22.11%) WebDriver
3 19 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (9.47%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (8.42%) Behat
6 7 (7.37%) Maven
7 6 (6.32%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.05%) JUnit
9 1 (1.05%) WATIR
9 1 (1.05%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (64.21%) Analyst
1 61 (64.21%) Test Analyst
2 20 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
2 20 (21.05%) Senior Test Analyst
3 18 (18.95%) Agile Test Analyst
4 17 (17.89%) QA Analyst
5 13 (13.68%) Developer
6 10 (10.53%) Software Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Tester
7 8 (8.42%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Principal Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.21%) Graduate
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Automation Tester
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Tester
11 3 (3.16%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) SOAP
2 14 (14.74%) .NET
3 12 (12.63%) Web Services
4 11 (11.58%) XML
5 6 (6.32%) XSD
5 6 (6.32%) WSDL
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) Algorithms
2 4 (4.21%) User Experience
3 1 (1.05%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.89%) Test Scripting
3 28 (29.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (24.21%) Manual Testing
5 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (16.84%) Automated Testing
8 15 (15.79%) BDD
9 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
10 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
11 10 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
12 9 (9.47%) Waterfall
12 9 (9.47%) Project Planning
12 9 (9.47%) Integration Acceptance Testing
13 8 (8.42%) TDD
13 8 (8.42%) Test Management
14 5 (5.26%) Test Automation
14 5 (5.26%) Performance Testing
14 5 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.95%) Java
2 11 (11.58%) SQL
3 9 (9.47%) C#
4 8 (8.42%) C++
4 8 (8.42%) PHP
4 8 (8.42%) Ruby
5 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.16%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (37.89%) ISEB
2 16 (16.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
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