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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 126 127 92
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 50 62 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.45% 1.66% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.92% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 39
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,345 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,832 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
3122 3227 2305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.73% 86.24% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2483 2460 1778
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 27 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 73 (62.93%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (58.62%) SQL
3 46 (39.66%) ISEB
4 42 (36.21%) Test Scripting
5 40 (34.48%) ISTQB
6 38 (32.76%) .NET
6 38 (32.76%) SDLC
7 34 (29.31%) HTML
7 34 (29.31%) Automated Testing
8 33 (28.45%) Integration Testing
9 32 (27.59%) Agile Testing
9 32 (27.59%) C#
10 31 (26.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 31 (26.72%) Mentoring
11 27 (23.28%) Software Engineering
11 27 (23.28%) Scrum
12 26 (22.41%) Test Management
13 25 (21.55%) HTML5
13 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET
14 24 (20.69%) Retail
14 24 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (19.83%) WPF
15 23 (19.83%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (18.97%) NHS
16 22 (18.97%) Java
16 22 (18.97%) Apache Flex
16 22 (18.97%) QA
16 22 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (18.97%) Load Testing
17 21 (18.10%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (6.03%) CMS
1 7 (6.03%) SilverStripe
2 2 (1.72%) Node.js
2 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Office
1 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.72%) IaaS
1 2 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.72%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
2 2 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) MySQL
3 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.59%) Big Data
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.72%) HBase
4 2 (1.72%) Redis
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (17.24%) Selenium
2 19 (16.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (9.48%) HP UFT
4 6 (5.17%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.17%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.72%) Maven
6 2 (1.72%) Behat
6 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.72%) Grunt
6 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.86%) Moq
7 1 (0.86%) JIRA
7 1 (0.86%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.86%) Firebug
General
1 24 (20.69%) Retail
2 23 (19.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 19 (16.38%) Finance
4 4 (3.45%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (36.21%) Analyst
1 42 (36.21%) Test Analyst
2 35 (30.17%) Tester
3 22 (18.97%) Software Engineer
4 20 (17.24%) Software Tester
5 11 (9.48%) Senior Software Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Systems Tester
5 11 (9.48%) Agile Test Analyst
6 8 (6.90%) Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) PHP Developer
7 7 (6.03%) PHP Web Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.31%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (32.76%) .NET
2 34 (29.31%) HTML
3 25 (21.55%) ASP.NET
3 25 (21.55%) HTML5
4 23 (19.83%) WPF
5 22 (18.97%) Apache Flex
6 12 (10.34%) CSS
7 10 (8.62%) SOAP
8 9 (7.76%) jQuery
9 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.59%) CSS3
10 2 (1.72%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.72%) JSON
10 2 (1.72%) LAMP
10 2 (1.72%) Web Services
10 2 (1.72%) XML
10 2 (1.72%) JSP
11 1 (0.86%) J2EE
11 1 (0.86%) DOM
11 1 (0.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.97%) NHS
2 6 (5.17%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.59%) User Experience
5 2 (1.72%) Life Science
5 2 (1.72%) RIA
5 2 (1.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.86%) W3C
6 1 (0.86%) DTV
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.17%) Windows
2 5 (4.31%) UNIX
3 2 (1.72%) CoreOS
3 2 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (62.93%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.21%) Test Scripting
3 38 (32.76%) SDLC
4 34 (29.31%) Automated Testing
5 33 (28.45%) Integration Testing
6 32 (27.59%) Agile Testing
7 31 (26.72%) Mentoring
8 27 (23.28%) Software Engineering
8 27 (23.28%) Scrum
9 26 (22.41%) Test Management
10 24 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (18.97%) Load Testing
12 21 (18.10%) Test Strategy
13 18 (15.52%) Regression Testing
14 17 (14.66%) Coaching
15 12 (10.34%) People Management
16 11 (9.48%) Test Automation
16 11 (9.48%) RAD
17 10 (8.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 68 (58.62%) SQL
2 32 (27.59%) C#
3 22 (18.97%) Java
4 18 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.48%) PHP
6 7 (6.03%) Python
7 5 (4.31%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.31%) VBScript
7 5 (4.31%) VBA
8 4 (3.45%) C++
8 4 (3.45%) Ruby
9 2 (1.72%) Scala
9 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 46 (39.66%) ISEB
2 40 (34.48%) ISTQB
3 31 (26.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.97%) QA
2 5 (4.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.72%) VirtualBox
1 2 (1.72%) Docker
1 2 (1.72%) HDFS
2 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Nagios
1 2 (1.72%) ZABBIX
1 2 (1.72%) Puppet
1 2 (1.72%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.72%) Ansible
1 2 (1.72%) Salt
1 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.76%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) Telerik
4 2 (1.72%) Google
4 2 (1.72%) Splunk
4 2 (1.72%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.72%) New Relic
4 2 (1.72%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (0.86%) SAP
5 1 (0.86%) Apple
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Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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