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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 112 110 121
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 62 62 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.81% 1.94% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.34% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 51 49 36
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,600 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
3019 2650 2430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.17% 82.92% 82.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2352 2041 2072
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 £52,500 £60,000
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 18 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 87 (75.65%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (48.70%) ISEB
3 48 (41.74%) SQL
4 37 (32.17%) .NET
4 37 (32.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (28.70%) SOAP
5 33 (28.70%) Microsoft
5 33 (28.70%) Test Management
6 32 (27.83%) ISTQB
6 32 (27.83%) Agile Testing
7 30 (26.09%) Finance
8 26 (22.61%) Test Scripting
8 26 (22.61%) QA
9 24 (20.87%) Test Planning
10 22 (19.13%) Selenium
10 22 (19.13%) Automated Testing
10 22 (19.13%) E-Commerce
11 21 (18.26%) Retail
12 20 (17.39%) Manual Testing
13 19 (16.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (16.52%) QuickTest Pro
14 18 (15.65%) XML
15 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
16 15 (13.04%) Regression Testing
16 15 (13.04%) Test Automation
17 14 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
17 14 (12.17%) FitNesse
17 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
18 13 (11.30%) User Stories
19 12 (10.43%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.87%) WinCC
3 1 (0.87%) IIS
3 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) LAN
2 1 (0.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (19.13%) Selenium
2 19 (16.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (16.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (12.17%) FitNesse
4 12 (10.43%) SoapUI
5 9 (7.83%) WebDriver
5 9 (7.83%) Moq
5 9 (7.83%) JIRA
5 9 (7.83%) ReSharper
6 6 (5.22%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.22%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.87%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.87%) JUnit
9 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 30 (26.09%) Finance
2 21 (18.26%) Retail
3 9 (7.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (6.96%) Banking
5 7 (6.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 85 (73.91%) Analyst
1 85 (73.91%) Test Analyst
2 28 (24.35%) Agile Test Analyst
3 14 (12.17%) Tester
4 12 (10.43%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (10.43%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Systems Tester
6 6 (5.22%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.35%) QA Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Senior QA Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Software Tester
8 4 (3.48%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.61%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.61%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.17%) .NET
2 33 (28.70%) SOAP
3 18 (15.65%) XML
4 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
4 11 (9.57%) HTML
5 9 (7.83%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.83%) WPF
5 9 (7.83%) HTML5
6 6 (5.22%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.61%) Web Services
8 2 (1.74%) XSD
8 2 (1.74%) WSDL
9 1 (0.87%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.87%) SCADA
3 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.48%) UNIX
2 4 (3.48%) Windows
2 4 (3.48%) Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (75.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.70%) Test Management
3 32 (27.83%) Agile Testing
4 26 (22.61%) Test Scripting
5 24 (20.87%) Test Planning
6 22 (19.13%) Automated Testing
6 22 (19.13%) E-Commerce
7 20 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 15 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 15 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 13 (11.30%) User Stories
10 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
10 12 (10.43%) Scrum
11 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
12 10 (8.70%) Automation Testing
12 10 (8.70%) Project Management
12 10 (8.70%) RAD
12 10 (8.70%) V-Model
12 10 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 48 (41.74%) SQL
2 11 (9.57%) C#
3 9 (7.83%) Java
4 5 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.61%) C
6 2 (1.74%) VBA
6 2 (1.74%) VB
7 1 (0.87%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 56 (48.70%) ISEB
2 37 (32.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 32 (27.83%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.09%) Degree
5 2 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.61%) QA
2 7 (6.09%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.22%) HL7
4 2 (1.74%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (28.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) HP
3 9 (7.83%) Apple
4 8 (6.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.87%) Splunk
5 1 (0.87%) LexisNexis
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Salary: to £45K depending on level of experience + excellent benefits
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Salary: up to £35K depending on level of experience + excellent benefits
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Salary: Up to £55K depending on level of experience
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