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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 111 110 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 57 67 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.92% 2.07% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.32% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 60
Median salary £35,000 £33,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £25,000 £24,964
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £41,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2719 2883 3267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 91.39% 88.90% 89.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2177 2229 2648
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 93 (66.91%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (48.92%) Selenium
3 63 (45.32%) ISTQB
4 58 (41.73%) Test Automation
5 57 (41.01%) Microsoft
5 57 (41.01%) ISEB
6 51 (36.69%) SQL
6 51 (36.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (32.37%) .NET
8 43 (30.94%) SoapUI
9 41 (29.50%) SDLC
10 37 (26.62%) Scrum
11 36 (25.90%) Test Management
12 35 (25.18%) QA
13 33 (23.74%) Test Scripting
14 31 (22.30%) BDD
15 28 (20.14%) Automation Testing
16 27 (19.42%) Finance
17 26 (18.71%) Functional Testing
17 26 (18.71%) Team Foundation Server
18 25 (17.99%) Manual Testing
18 25 (17.99%) Cucumber
19 24 (17.27%) Web Testing
19 24 (17.27%) C#
20 22 (15.83%) User Stories
21 21 (15.11%) SpecFlow
21 21 (15.11%) Oracle
22 20 (14.39%) Test Planning
22 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (13.67%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.19%) Confluence
1 10 (7.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.72%) SAS
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.16%) HTTP
2 2 (1.44%) Firewall
2 2 (1.44%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.44%) Network Security
3 1 (0.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) SNMP
3 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.72%) DB2
7 1 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 68 (48.92%) Selenium
2 43 (30.94%) SoapUI
3 26 (18.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (17.99%) Cucumber
5 21 (15.11%) SpecFlow
6 16 (11.51%) FitNesse
6 16 (11.51%) Visual Studio
6 16 (11.51%) WebDriver
7 14 (10.07%) Hudson
8 13 (9.35%) HP UFT
9 10 (7.19%) Jenkins
9 10 (7.19%) JIRA
9 10 (7.19%) JUnit
10 7 (5.04%) Ranorex
11 4 (2.88%) SilkTest
12 3 (2.16%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (1.44%) Appium
13 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.44%) JMeter
13 2 (1.44%) Toad
General
1 27 (19.42%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Games
3 7 (5.04%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (47.48%) Analyst
2 64 (46.04%) Test Analyst
3 31 (22.30%) Test Engineer
4 23 (16.55%) Tester
5 20 (14.39%) Test Automation Engineer
6 19 (13.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 18 (12.95%) Software Test Engineer
8 15 (10.79%) Database Engineer
9 11 (7.91%) Consultant
10 10 (7.19%) Manual Test Analyst
10 10 (7.19%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (7.19%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (7.19%) Systems Test Analyst
11 9 (6.47%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (6.47%) SOA Tester
11 9 (6.47%) Software Analyst
11 9 (6.47%) Software Test Analyst
11 9 (6.47%) Test Consultant
12 7 (5.04%) Test Automation Consultant
12 7 (5.04%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (32.37%) .NET
2 18 (12.95%) .NET Framework
3 16 (11.51%) SOAP
4 14 (10.07%) XML
5 12 (8.63%) ASP.NET
6 11 (7.91%) WSDL
6 11 (7.91%) XSD
7 10 (7.19%) JMS
8 4 (2.88%) Web Services
9 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.16%) J2EE
10 2 (1.44%) REST
11 1 (0.72%) Behat
11 1 (0.72%) HTML
11 1 (0.72%) JSON
11 1 (0.72%) LAMP
11 1 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.16%) iPad
4 3 (2.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.44%) Chemistry
5 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.44%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) EFT
6 1 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.60%) Windows
2 1 (0.72%) Android
2 1 (0.72%) Linux
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (66.91%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (41.73%) Test Automation
3 41 (29.50%) SDLC
4 37 (26.62%) Scrum
5 36 (25.90%) Test Management
6 33 (23.74%) Test Scripting
7 31 (22.30%) BDD
8 28 (20.14%) Automation Testing
9 26 (18.71%) Functional Testing
10 25 (17.99%) Manual Testing
11 24 (17.27%) Web Testing
12 22 (15.83%) User Stories
13 20 (14.39%) Test Planning
14 18 (12.95%) Defect Management
14 18 (12.95%) Performance Testing
15 17 (12.23%) Automated Testing
15 17 (12.23%) Regression Testing
15 17 (12.23%) Test Strategy
16 16 (11.51%) ATDD
16 16 (11.51%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.69%) SQL
2 24 (17.27%) C#
3 19 (13.67%) Java
4 13 (9.35%) Python
5 8 (5.76%) Scala
6 6 (4.32%) Ruby
7 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.88%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.44%) C
9 2 (1.44%) C++
10 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.72%) PHP
10 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.72%) R
10 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (45.32%) ISTQB
2 57 (41.01%) ISEB
3 51 (36.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (25.18%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 57 (41.01%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.11%) Oracle
3 3 (2.16%) ArcSight
3 3 (2.16%) Twitter
4 2 (1.44%) Blue Coat
4 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco
4 2 (1.44%) Epicor
4 2 (1.44%) Facebook
4 2 (1.44%) Fortinet
4 2 (1.44%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.44%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.44%) Splunk
5 1 (0.72%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.72%) F5
5 1 (0.72%) Juniper
5 1 (0.72%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.72%) Tableau
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