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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 97 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 64 70 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.99% 1.92% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.20% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 44 57 43
Average salary £33,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
2801 3180 2196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.23% 87.08% 83.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 2567 1756
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 £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 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 99 (66.00%) SQL
2 81 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (40.67%) ISEB
4 59 (39.33%) .NET
5 53 (35.33%) ISTQB
6 52 (34.67%) Test Scripting
7 51 (34.00%) Automated Testing
8 46 (30.67%) SDLC
9 44 (29.33%) Agile Testing
10 43 (28.67%) Retail
10 43 (28.67%) Microsoft
11 40 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 36 (24.00%) Test Automation
12 36 (24.00%) WPF
13 35 (23.33%) MS Excel
14 34 (22.67%) C#
14 34 (22.67%) HTML
14 34 (22.67%) Mentoring
15 33 (22.00%) Software Engineering
16 31 (20.67%) ASP.NET
17 30 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
18 29 (19.33%) SQL Server
19 28 (18.67%) QA
20 27 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
20 27 (18.00%) Test Management
20 27 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
20 27 (18.00%) Big Data
20 27 (18.00%) HTML5
21 26 (17.33%) Moq
21 26 (17.33%) Hyper-V

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 6 (4.00%) SilverStripe
1 6 (4.00%) CMS
2 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.00%) Big Data
3 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.00%) MySQL
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (17.33%) Moq
1 26 (17.33%) SoapUI
1 26 (17.33%) ReSharper
2 25 (16.67%) Selenium
3 18 (12.00%) FitNesse
3 18 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 8 (5.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (4.67%) JIRA
6 7 (4.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.67%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.67%) Firebug
General
1 43 (28.67%) Retail
2 30 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 22 (14.67%) Finance
4 6 (4.00%) Banking
5 5 (3.33%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.00%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (42.67%) Analyst
1 64 (42.67%) Test Analyst
2 40 (26.67%) Tester
3 31 (20.67%) Software Tester
4 27 (18.00%) Software Engineer
5 17 (11.33%) Agile Test Analyst
6 10 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) Trainer
8 7 (4.67%) IT Trainer
8 7 (4.67%) Lead Software Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (4.00%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.00%) PHP Web Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Systems Tester
9 6 (4.00%) PHP Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (39.33%) .NET
2 36 (24.00%) WPF
3 34 (22.67%) HTML
4 31 (20.67%) ASP.NET
5 27 (18.00%) HTML5
6 17 (11.33%) .NET Framework
6 17 (11.33%) XML
7 12 (8.00%) Gherkin
8 11 (7.33%) SOAP
9 10 (6.67%) Apache Flex
10 7 (4.67%) CSS
11 6 (4.00%) WinForms
11 6 (4.00%) WCF
11 6 (4.00%) jQuery
12 1 (0.67%) JSP
12 1 (0.67%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Private Cloud
2 10 (6.67%) NHS
3 5 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.00%) User Experience
5 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.67%) W3C
6 1 (0.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 15 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (2.67%) Windows
4 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (34.67%) Test Scripting
3 51 (34.00%) Automated Testing
4 46 (30.67%) SDLC
5 44 (29.33%) Agile Testing
6 36 (24.00%) Test Automation
7 34 (22.67%) Mentoring
8 33 (22.00%) Software Engineering
9 27 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (18.00%) Test Management
9 27 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (17.33%) Analytics
11 25 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 23 (15.33%) User Stories
13 22 (14.67%) Coaching
14 20 (13.33%) Manual Testing
15 19 (12.67%) Scrum
16 18 (12.00%) TDD
17 17 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (10.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (66.00%) SQL
2 34 (22.67%) C#
3 25 (16.67%) Java
4 7 (4.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.67%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.67%) VBA
5 6 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (40.67%) ISEB
2 53 (35.33%) ISTQB
3 40 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.67%) QA
2 5 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (17.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (28.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.33%) Apple
3 6 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (0.67%) SAP
4 1 (0.67%) HP
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