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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 103 102 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 84 86 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.52% 2.46% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.72% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 72 82 52
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2940 3162 2859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.24% 90.37% 86.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2438 2539 2186
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 97 (65.99%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (48.30%) ISEB
2 71 (48.30%) Selenium
3 58 (39.46%) Test Scripting
4 57 (38.78%) .NET
5 53 (36.05%) ISTQB
6 52 (35.37%) Test Management
7 47 (31.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
8 45 (30.61%) SQL
8 45 (30.61%) SDLC
9 43 (29.25%) Scrum
10 41 (27.89%) C#
11 40 (27.21%) QA
12 37 (25.17%) BDD
13 36 (24.49%) Java
14 32 (21.77%) Regression Testing
15 31 (21.09%) Functional Testing
15 31 (21.09%) Test Automation
16 29 (19.73%) Cucumber
17 28 (19.05%) Automated Testing
18 27 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
18 27 (18.37%) Manual Testing
19 24 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
19 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
20 23 (15.65%) Finance
21 22 (14.97%) TDD
21 22 (14.97%) SoapUI
21 22 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
22 21 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (12.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) Internet
2 8 (5.44%) HTTP
3 2 (1.36%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (48.30%) Selenium
2 29 (19.73%) Cucumber
3 24 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (14.97%) SoapUI
5 16 (10.88%) Visual Studio
6 13 (8.84%) SpecFlow
7 12 (8.16%) WebDriver
8 10 (6.80%) FitNesse
8 10 (6.80%) HP UFT
9 7 (4.76%) JUnit
10 6 (4.08%) JMeter
10 6 (4.08%) LoadRunner
10 6 (4.08%) SilkTest
11 5 (3.40%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (2.72%) Hudson
12 4 (2.72%) Ranorex
13 3 (2.04%) Firebug
14 2 (1.36%) JIRA
14 2 (1.36%) Selenium IDE
15 1 (0.68%) LoadUI
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Retail
3 7 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.40%) Legal
5 4 (2.72%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (42.86%) Analyst
2 62 (42.18%) Test Analyst
3 43 (29.25%) Test Engineer
4 18 (12.24%) Software Test Engineer
4 18 (12.24%) Tester
5 14 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
5 14 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 14 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 12 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Database Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Software Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (3.40%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 5 (3.40%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.78%) .NET
2 18 (12.24%) ASP.NET
3 17 (11.56%) XML
4 16 (10.88%) .NET Framework
4 16 (10.88%) Behat
4 16 (10.88%) JSON
4 16 (10.88%) LAMP
5 12 (8.16%) HTML
6 9 (6.12%) HTML5
6 9 (6.12%) SOAP
7 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (5.44%) Web Services
7 8 (5.44%) WPF
8 7 (4.76%) Apache Flex
9 4 (2.72%) CSS
10 3 (2.04%) J2EE
10 3 (2.04%) WCF
11 1 (0.68%) Java EE
11 1 (0.68%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.88%) RIA
3 9 (6.12%) NHS
4 7 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.04%) Chemistry
6 3 (2.04%) EFT
6 3 (2.04%) iPad
6 3 (2.04%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.36%) Informatics
7 2 (1.36%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (1.36%) Android
3 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (65.99%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (39.46%) Test Scripting
3 52 (35.37%) Test Management
4 45 (30.61%) SDLC
5 43 (29.25%) Scrum
6 37 (25.17%) BDD
7 32 (21.77%) Regression Testing
8 31 (21.09%) Functional Testing
8 31 (21.09%) Test Automation
9 28 (19.05%) Automated Testing
10 27 (18.37%) Manual Testing
10 27 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
11 22 (14.97%) TDD
12 21 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (13.61%) Automation Testing
13 20 (13.61%) Open Source
13 20 (13.61%) Performance Testing
14 19 (12.93%) Defect Management
15 18 (12.24%) Web Testing
16 16 (10.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.61%) SQL
2 41 (27.89%) C#
3 36 (24.49%) Java
4 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 18 (12.24%) C++
6 17 (11.56%) Ruby
7 16 (10.88%) PHP
8 6 (4.08%) Python
9 5 (3.40%) C
10 4 (2.72%) Scala
11 3 (2.04%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.36%) VBScript
13 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (48.30%) ISEB
2 53 (36.05%) ISTQB
3 47 (31.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.44%) Degree
5 7 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.21%) QA
2 9 (6.12%) HL7
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.48%) Oracle
3 6 (4.08%) HP
4 5 (3.40%) IBM
5 3 (2.04%) Twitter
6 2 (1.36%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.36%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco
6 2 (1.36%) Facebook
6 2 (1.36%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.36%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.68%) Epicor
7 1 (0.68%) F5
7 1 (0.68%) Juniper
7 1 (0.68%) Splunk
7 1 (0.68%) Telerik
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