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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 102 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 71 75 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.07% 2.05% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.37% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 55 58 40
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average 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
2997 3159 2223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.48% 86.48% 82.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2321 2535 1789
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 105 (67.74%) SQL
2 84 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (47.10%) ISEB
4 65 (41.94%) .NET
5 62 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 61 (39.35%) Test Scripting
7 55 (35.48%) Microsoft
8 51 (32.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 49 (31.61%) Automated Testing
10 41 (26.45%) Retail
11 40 (25.81%) Test Automation
11 40 (25.81%) MS Excel
12 38 (24.52%) Agile Testing
13 32 (20.65%) Test Management
14 31 (20.00%) QA
14 31 (20.00%) Mentoring
15 30 (19.35%) WPF
16 29 (18.71%) SQL Server
16 29 (18.71%) Finance
16 29 (18.71%) Test Strategy
17 28 (18.06%) C#
17 28 (18.06%) Software Engineering
17 28 (18.06%) Selenium
18 27 (17.42%) User Stories
19 26 (16.77%) Analytics
19 26 (16.77%) Private Cloud
19 26 (16.77%) SoapUI
19 26 (16.77%) Big Data
19 26 (16.77%) Moq
19 26 (16.77%) ReSharper

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (1.94%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.94%) CMS
1 3 (1.94%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 40 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.39%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.77%) Big Data
3 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.94%) MySQL
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (18.06%) Selenium
2 26 (16.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (16.77%) ReSharper
2 26 (16.77%) Moq
2 26 (16.77%) SoapUI
3 21 (13.55%) FitNesse
4 13 (8.39%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.74%) SpecFlow
6 11 (7.10%) JIRA
7 10 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (4.52%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.65%) Firebug
10 1 (0.65%) Selenium IDE
General
1 41 (26.45%) Retail
2 29 (18.71%) Finance
3 24 (15.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (5.81%) Banking
5 8 (5.16%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (47.74%) Analyst
1 74 (47.74%) Test Analyst
2 42 (27.10%) Tester
3 30 (19.35%) Software Tester
4 21 (13.55%) Software Engineer
5 17 (10.97%) Agile Test Analyst
6 11 (7.10%) Test Leader
6 11 (7.10%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (7.10%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) Systems Tester
8 8 (5.16%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.52%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.52%) Trainer
9 7 (4.52%) IT Trainer
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) QA Analyst
11 5 (3.23%) Senior Tester
11 5 (3.23%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (41.94%) .NET
2 30 (19.35%) WPF
3 26 (16.77%) HTML
4 25 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 23 (14.84%) .NET Framework
6 21 (13.55%) HTML5
7 18 (11.61%) XML
8 12 (7.74%) Gherkin
9 10 (6.45%) SOAP
10 6 (3.87%) WinForms
10 6 (3.87%) WCF
11 4 (2.58%) Apache Flex
11 4 (2.58%) CSS
12 3 (1.94%) jQuery
13 1 (0.65%) JSP
13 1 (0.65%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.77%) Private Cloud
2 9 (5.81%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.58%) NHS
3 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.65%) W3C
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Apple iOS
2 17 (10.97%) UNIX
3 4 (2.58%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.35%) Test Scripting
3 49 (31.61%) Automated Testing
4 40 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 38 (24.52%) Agile Testing
6 32 (20.65%) Test Management
7 31 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 29 (18.71%) Test Strategy
9 28 (18.06%) Software Engineering
10 27 (17.42%) User Stories
11 26 (16.77%) Analytics
11 26 (16.77%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (16.13%) Manual Testing
13 24 (15.48%) Scrum
14 19 (12.26%) Coaching
15 18 (11.61%) TDD
16 14 (9.03%) Test Planning
17 13 (8.39%) BDD
18 12 (7.74%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (67.74%) SQL
2 28 (18.06%) C#
3 26 (16.77%) Java
4 7 (4.52%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.52%) VBA
5 6 (3.87%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.94%) PHP
8 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 73 (47.10%) ISEB
2 62 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 51 (32.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.00%) QA
2 10 (6.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (16.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.90%) Apple
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle
4 2 (1.29%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) LexisNexis
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