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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 93 110 121
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 80 69 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.36% 2.08% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.51% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 77 54 32
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
3010 2747 2444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.74% 82.92% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2405 2114 2069
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 90 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (57.36%) SQL
3 60 (46.51%) ISEB
4 53 (41.09%) .NET
5 51 (39.53%) Microsoft
6 43 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 41 (31.78%) ISTQB
8 37 (28.68%) Retail
8 37 (28.68%) Finance
9 36 (27.91%) Agile Testing
10 34 (26.36%) Test Scripting
11 33 (25.58%) Test Management
11 33 (25.58%) MS Excel
12 31 (24.03%) QA
12 31 (24.03%) Automated Testing
13 26 (20.16%) Manual Testing
14 25 (19.38%) Test Automation
15 24 (18.60%) FitNesse
15 24 (18.60%) Test Planning
16 23 (17.83%) User Stories
16 23 (17.83%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (17.05%) Selenium
17 22 (17.05%) Scrum
17 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
17 22 (17.05%) C#
17 22 (17.05%) XML
18 21 (16.28%) Software Engineering
19 20 (15.50%) ReSharper
19 20 (15.50%) WPF
19 20 (15.50%) Hyper-V

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (3.10%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.50%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (18.60%) FitNesse
2 23 (17.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (17.05%) Selenium
4 20 (15.50%) ReSharper
4 20 (15.50%) Moq
4 20 (15.50%) SoapUI
5 14 (10.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (10.08%) JIRA
7 12 (9.30%) SpecFlow
8 9 (6.98%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.88%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.10%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.78%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.78%) JUnit
11 1 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 37 (28.68%) Retail
1 37 (28.68%) Finance
2 17 (13.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (9.30%) Banking
4 11 (8.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (65.89%) Analyst
1 85 (65.89%) Test Analyst
2 23 (17.83%) Agile Test Analyst
3 18 (13.95%) Tester
3 18 (13.95%) Software Engineer
4 9 (6.98%) Test Leader
4 9 (6.98%) Software Tester
4 9 (6.98%) Systems Tester
5 8 (6.20%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Test Manager
5 8 (6.20%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Lead Software Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Junior
7 5 (3.88%) Junior Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Junior Test Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (3.88%) Team Leader
7 5 (3.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (41.09%) .NET
2 22 (17.05%) XML
3 20 (15.50%) WPF
3 20 (15.50%) SOAP
4 18 (13.95%) HTML
4 18 (13.95%) ASP.NET
5 17 (13.18%) .NET Framework
5 17 (13.18%) HTML5
6 12 (9.30%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.33%) WinForms
7 3 (2.33%) WCF
8 2 (1.55%) Web Services
9 1 (0.78%) XSD
9 1 (0.78%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.18%) Apple iOS
2 11 (8.53%) UNIX
3 2 (1.55%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.91%) Agile Testing
3 34 (26.36%) Test Scripting
4 33 (25.58%) Test Management
5 31 (24.03%) Automated Testing
6 26 (20.16%) Manual Testing
7 25 (19.38%) Test Automation
8 24 (18.60%) Test Planning
9 23 (17.83%) User Stories
10 22 (17.05%) Scrum
11 21 (16.28%) Software Engineering
12 20 (15.50%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (15.50%) Analytics
13 18 (13.95%) Mentoring
14 15 (11.63%) E-Commerce
15 13 (10.08%) Regression Testing
15 13 (10.08%) Test Strategy
15 13 (10.08%) Coaching
16 12 (9.30%) Line Management
16 12 (9.30%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (57.36%) SQL
2 22 (17.05%) C#
3 14 (10.85%) Java
4 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.55%) VBA
6 2 (1.55%) C
7 1 (0.78%) VB
7 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (46.51%) ISEB
2 43 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 41 (31.78%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (24.03%) QA
2 10 (7.75%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.10%) HL7
System Software
1 20 (15.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (12.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.18%) Apple
3 7 (5.43%) HP
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) LexisNexis
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