The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 133 104 113
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 54 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.39% 2.04% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.36% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 29 40 36
Average salary £31,500 £33,250 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +19.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £29,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £38,500 £36,404
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Software 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
3234 2284 2355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.90% 86.38% 83.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2426 1793 1937
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 84 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.77%) ISEB
3 41 (31.54%) Test Management
4 40 (30.77%) SOAP
5 38 (29.23%) SQL
6 32 (24.62%) .NET
7 30 (23.08%) Finance
8 29 (22.31%) Test Scripting
9 28 (21.54%) Agile Testing
9 28 (21.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 28 (21.54%) XML
10 24 (18.46%) E-Commerce
11 22 (16.92%) Selenium
12 21 (16.15%) Test Planning
12 21 (16.15%) Windows
13 20 (15.38%) Web Services
13 20 (15.38%) SLA
14 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
14 17 (13.08%) Regression Testing
15 16 (12.31%) ISTQB
15 16 (12.31%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (11.54%) Problem Management
17 14 (10.77%) Manual Testing
17 14 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
17 14 (10.77%) HP
18 13 (10.00%) LoadRunner
18 13 (10.00%) Automation Testing
19 12 (9.23%) BDD
19 12 (9.23%) Java
19 12 (9.23%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (2.31%) IIS
1 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.77%) WinCC
2 1 (0.77%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Office
2 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (2.31%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) HTTP
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) SAN
3 1 (0.77%) LAN
3 1 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (16.92%) Selenium
2 16 (12.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 9 (6.92%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.38%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.62%) Behat
7 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.54%) Flex Builder
8 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.77%) NUnit
9 1 (0.77%) JUnit
General
1 30 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Retail Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (58.46%) Test Analyst
1 76 (58.46%) Analyst
2 31 (23.85%) Agile Test Analyst
3 20 (15.38%) Consultant
4 14 (10.77%) Technical Consultant
5 9 (6.92%) Tester
6 7 (5.38%) Junior
6 7 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.38%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (5.38%) Team Leader
7 6 (4.62%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (3.85%) Software Tester
8 5 (3.85%) Test Consultant
8 5 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Performance Test Consultant
8 5 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Performance Consultant
9 4 (3.08%) Functional Test Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (30.77%) SOAP
2 32 (24.62%) .NET
3 28 (21.54%) XML
4 20 (15.38%) Web Services
5 5 (3.85%) WSDL
6 4 (3.08%) HTML
7 3 (2.31%) HTML5
7 3 (2.31%) XSD
7 3 (2.31%) Flash
8 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.77%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.62%) User Experience
1 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.77%) NHS
2 1 (0.77%) Video Editing
2 1 (0.77%) SCADA
2 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.15%) Windows
2 10 (7.69%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Ubuntu
3 6 (4.62%) CentOS
4 4 (3.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.54%) Test Management
3 29 (22.31%) Test Scripting
4 28 (21.54%) Agile Testing
5 24 (18.46%) E-Commerce
6 21 (16.15%) Test Planning
7 17 (13.08%) Regression Testing
8 15 (11.54%) Problem Management
9 14 (10.77%) Manual Testing
10 13 (10.00%) Automation Testing
11 12 (9.23%) BDD
11 12 (9.23%) Scrum
12 11 (8.46%) ITIL
13 10 (7.69%) TDD
13 10 (7.69%) Automated Testing
13 10 (7.69%) V-Model
14 9 (6.92%) Waterfall
15 7 (5.38%) Unit Testing
16 6 (4.62%) Kanban
16 6 (4.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.23%) SQL
2 12 (9.23%) Java
3 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.15%) PHP
4 8 (6.15%) C#
5 6 (4.62%) C++
5 6 (4.62%) Ruby
6 5 (3.85%) Python
7 3 (2.31%) ActionScript
7 3 (2.31%) VBA
7 3 (2.31%) VB
8 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.54%) C
9 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (40.77%) ISEB
2 28 (21.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (12.31%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.15%) Degree
5 6 (4.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.38%) SLA
2 8 (6.15%) QA
2 8 (6.15%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.77%) HP
3 7 (5.38%) Oracle
4 5 (3.85%) Splunk
5 3 (2.31%) VMware
6 2 (1.54%) Adobe
7 1 (0.77%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago