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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 117 78 87
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 70 66 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.93% 2.60% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 3.14% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 52 39 58
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +22.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,069 £27,000 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £38,800 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3081 2102 1860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.83% 82.66% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2428 1590 1555
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 11 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 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 55 (39.29%) ISEB
2 47 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (28.57%) SQL
3 40 (28.57%) Test Management
4 36 (25.71%) Finance
5 33 (23.57%) Test Scripting
6 32 (22.86%) SOAP
6 32 (22.86%) XML
7 29 (20.71%) .NET
8 25 (17.86%) Agile Testing
9 22 (15.71%) Windows
10 21 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 20 (14.29%) SLA
11 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 20 (14.29%) Web Services
12 17 (12.14%) Degree
13 16 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (11.43%) Banking
14 15 (10.71%) HP
14 15 (10.71%) LoadRunner
14 15 (10.71%) Linux
14 15 (10.71%) Manual Testing
14 15 (10.71%) Problem Management
15 14 (10.00%) Selenium
15 14 (10.00%) BDD
15 14 (10.00%) ITIL
15 14 (10.00%) Automated Testing
16 13 (9.29%) Scrum
16 13 (9.29%) ISTQB
17 12 (8.57%) Automation Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) DVB
2 4 (2.86%) HTTP
3 2 (1.43%) SAN
3 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.43%) Redis
3 2 (1.43%) Riak
3 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (10.71%) LoadRunner
2 14 (10.00%) Selenium
3 11 (7.86%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (4.29%) Behat
6 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.86%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.43%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.43%) Flex Builder
8 2 (1.43%) JMeter
9 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.71%) Toad
9 1 (0.71%) JDeveloper
General
1 36 (25.71%) Finance
2 16 (11.43%) Banking
3 10 (7.14%) Retail
4 9 (6.43%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.43%) Retail Banking
4 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.43%) Games
5 5 (3.57%) Electronics
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (44.29%) Analyst
2 60 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 24 (17.14%) Consultant
4 18 (12.86%) Test Engineer
4 18 (12.86%) Agile Test Analyst
5 14 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
6 13 (9.29%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) Tester
8 9 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.43%) Team Leader
8 9 (6.43%) Test Consultant
8 9 (6.43%) Performance Consultant
8 9 (6.43%) Performance Test Consultant
9 8 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) Software Tester
10 7 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (5.00%) Junior
10 7 (5.00%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.86%) SOAP
1 32 (22.86%) XML
2 29 (20.71%) .NET
3 20 (14.29%) Web Services
4 7 (5.00%) XSLT
5 5 (3.57%) WSDL
5 5 (3.57%) Middleware
5 5 (3.57%) GStreamer
6 4 (2.86%) HTML
7 3 (2.14%) HTML5
7 3 (2.14%) Flash
7 3 (2.14%) XSD
8 2 (1.43%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.71%) WCF
9 1 (0.71%) WPF
9 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.57%) Open Source
3 5 (3.57%) STB
3 5 (3.57%) MPEG
4 4 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.14%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.71%) Windows
2 15 (10.71%) Linux
3 9 (6.43%) Ubuntu
4 7 (5.00%) UNIX
4 7 (5.00%) CentOS
5 5 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.57%) Test Management
3 33 (23.57%) Test Scripting
4 25 (17.86%) Agile Testing
5 21 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 15 (10.71%) Problem Management
6 15 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 14 (10.00%) BDD
7 14 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 14 (10.00%) ITIL
8 13 (9.29%) Scrum
9 12 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 12 (8.57%) Automation Testing
10 10 (7.14%) Performance Testing
11 9 (6.43%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.43%) TDD
11 9 (6.43%) Project Planning
12 7 (5.00%) Regression Testing
12 7 (5.00%) RUP
12 7 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.57%) C
2 12 (8.57%) C++
3 8 (5.71%) C#
3 8 (5.71%) PHP
3 8 (5.71%) Java
4 7 (5.00%) Python
5 6 (4.29%) Ruby
6 4 (2.86%) VB
7 3 (2.14%) ActionScript
7 3 (2.14%) VBA
8 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.71%) VB6
9 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.71%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 55 (39.29%) ISEB
2 17 (12.14%) Degree
3 13 (9.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.29%) SLA
2 7 (5.00%) QA
3 4 (2.86%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.71%) HP
3 7 (5.00%) Splunk
4 6 (4.29%) VMware
5 5 (3.57%) Oracle
6 2 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (0.71%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.71%) Sony
7 1 (0.71%) Infragistics
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30764 - £40558.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £39239 - £47088 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago