The first table below looks at the demand for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 116 83 92
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 68 68 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.86% 2.68% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 3.23% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 49 40 55
Average salary £33,000 £33,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £27,950 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,650 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3093 2108 2003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.53% 83.12% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2428 1575 1662
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leeds region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 58 (41.73%) ISEB
2 50 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.22%) SQL
4 39 (28.06%) Test Management
5 34 (24.46%) Test Scripting
5 34 (24.46%) Finance
6 33 (23.74%) SOAP
6 33 (23.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (23.02%) XML
7 32 (23.02%) .NET
8 24 (17.27%) Agile Testing
9 23 (16.55%) Windows
9 23 (16.55%) Microsoft
10 21 (15.11%) Web Services
11 20 (14.39%) SLA
11 20 (14.39%) E-Commerce
12 16 (11.51%) Selenium
12 16 (11.51%) Degree
12 16 (11.51%) HP
13 15 (10.79%) LoadRunner
13 15 (10.79%) Linux
13 15 (10.79%) ISTQB
13 15 (10.79%) Problem Management
13 15 (10.79%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (10.07%) Automated Testing
14 14 (10.07%) BDD
15 13 (9.35%) Scrum
15 13 (9.35%) Banking
15 13 (9.35%) ITIL
15 13 (9.35%) Automation Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.16%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.72%) WinCC
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) DVB
2 4 (2.88%) HTTP
3 2 (1.44%) Firewall
3 2 (1.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.72%) LAN
4 1 (0.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) MySQL
3 2 (1.44%) Redis
3 2 (1.44%) Riak
3 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) Selenium
2 15 (10.79%) LoadRunner
3 11 (7.91%) Cucumber
3 11 (7.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.32%) Behat
6 5 (3.60%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.88%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.44%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.44%) JMeter
8 2 (1.44%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.44%) Flex Builder
8 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.72%) Toad
9 1 (0.72%) JDeveloper
General
1 34 (24.46%) Finance
2 13 (9.35%) Banking
3 10 (7.19%) Retail
4 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.47%) Retail Banking
4 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.04%) Games
6 5 (3.60%) Electronics
7 2 (1.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (46.76%) Analyst
2 63 (45.32%) Test Analyst
3 24 (17.27%) Consultant
4 19 (13.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 14 (10.07%) Technical Consultant
6 13 (9.35%) Test Engineer
7 12 (8.63%) Tester
8 11 (7.91%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) Test Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Performance Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Performance Test Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.04%) Software Tester
10 7 (5.04%) Junior
10 7 (5.04%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.04%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (5.04%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.32%) Test Team Leader
11 6 (4.32%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.74%) SOAP
2 32 (23.02%) .NET
2 32 (23.02%) XML
3 21 (15.11%) Web Services
4 6 (4.32%) WSDL
5 5 (3.60%) HTML
5 5 (3.60%) Middleware
5 5 (3.60%) GStreamer
6 4 (2.88%) XSD
6 4 (2.88%) XSLT
7 3 (2.16%) Flash
7 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.16%) HTML5
8 2 (1.44%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.72%) WCF
9 1 (0.72%) WPF
9 1 (0.72%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.60%) STB
2 5 (3.60%) MPEG
2 5 (3.60%) Open Source
3 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.16%) NHS
5 1 (0.72%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.72%) SCADA
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.55%) Windows
2 15 (10.79%) Linux
3 8 (5.76%) Ubuntu
4 7 (5.04%) UNIX
5 6 (4.32%) CentOS
6 5 (3.60%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.06%) Test Management
3 34 (24.46%) Test Scripting
4 24 (17.27%) Agile Testing
5 20 (14.39%) E-Commerce
6 15 (10.79%) Problem Management
7 14 (10.07%) Automated Testing
7 14 (10.07%) BDD
8 13 (9.35%) Manual Testing
8 13 (9.35%) Automation Testing
8 13 (9.35%) Scrum
8 13 (9.35%) ITIL
9 11 (7.91%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.47%) TDD
10 9 (6.47%) Project Planning
10 9 (6.47%) Performance Testing
10 9 (6.47%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.32%) Test Strategy
11 6 (4.32%) Kanban
11 6 (4.32%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.22%) SQL
2 12 (8.63%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.63%) C++
3 10 (7.19%) C
4 9 (6.47%) Java
5 8 (5.76%) C#
5 8 (5.76%) PHP
6 6 (4.32%) Ruby
7 5 (3.60%) Python
8 4 (2.88%) VB
9 3 (2.16%) ActionScript
9 3 (2.16%) VBA
10 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.72%) VB6
11 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.72%) VBScript
11 1 (0.72%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 58 (41.73%) ISEB
2 33 (23.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (11.51%) Degree
4 15 (10.79%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.39%) SLA
2 7 (5.04%) QA
3 4 (2.88%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (10.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.51%) HP
3 6 (4.32%) Oracle
4 5 (3.60%) VMware
4 5 (3.60%) Splunk
5 2 (1.44%) Adobe
6 1 (0.72%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.72%) Sony
6 1 (0.72%) Infragistics
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