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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 96 107 117
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 86 67 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.35% 1.97% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.36% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 81 49 29
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,416 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,164 £47,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
3245 2839 2371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.76% 83.62% 82.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2591 2199 1956
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £62,000
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 27 February 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 86 (63.24%) SQL
2 82 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (45.59%) ISEB
4 57 (41.91%) .NET
5 56 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 47 (34.56%) ISTQB
7 46 (33.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 43 (31.62%) Retail
8 43 (31.62%) Test Scripting
9 39 (28.68%) QA
9 39 (28.68%) MS Excel
10 38 (27.94%) Finance
11 33 (24.26%) Automated Testing
12 32 (23.53%) Agile Testing
13 31 (22.79%) Test Automation
14 28 (20.59%) SQL Server
15 27 (19.85%) Manual Testing
15 27 (19.85%) Test Management
16 26 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (19.12%) User Stories
17 25 (18.38%) Analytics
17 25 (18.38%) Big Data
17 25 (18.38%) Moq
17 25 (18.38%) SoapUI
17 25 (18.38%) Hyper-V
17 25 (18.38%) ReSharper
17 25 (18.38%) WPF
17 25 (18.38%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (17.65%) Scrum
18 24 (17.65%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (28.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.38%) Big Data
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (18.38%) ReSharper
2 25 (18.38%) Moq
2 25 (18.38%) SoapUI
3 24 (17.65%) FitNesse
4 21 (15.44%) Selenium
5 13 (9.56%) JIRA
6 12 (8.82%) SpecFlow
7 9 (6.62%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.47%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.74%) Selenium IDE
General
1 43 (31.62%) Retail
2 38 (27.94%) Finance
3 19 (13.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (8.82%) Banking
5 11 (8.09%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (58.82%) Analyst
1 80 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 29 (21.32%) Tester
3 18 (13.24%) Software Tester
4 17 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 16 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Systems Tester
6 9 (6.62%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.15%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.15%) Lead Software Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.68%) Junior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Junior
10 5 (3.68%) Test Team Leader
10 5 (3.68%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (41.91%) .NET
2 25 (18.38%) WPF
3 20 (14.71%) XML
3 20 (14.71%) .NET Framework
4 18 (13.24%) ASP.NET
4 18 (13.24%) HTML
5 17 (12.50%) HTML5
6 12 (8.82%) Gherkin
7 10 (7.35%) SOAP
8 6 (4.41%) WCF
8 6 (4.41%) WinForms
9 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.97%) Apple iOS
2 14 (10.29%) UNIX
3 2 (1.47%) Windows
4 1 (0.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (31.62%) Test Scripting
3 33 (24.26%) Automated Testing
4 32 (23.53%) Agile Testing
5 31 (22.79%) Test Automation
6 27 (19.85%) Manual Testing
6 27 (19.85%) Test Management
7 26 (19.12%) User Stories
8 25 (18.38%) Analytics
8 25 (18.38%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 24 (17.65%) Scrum
10 21 (15.44%) Mentoring
11 20 (14.71%) TDD
12 18 (13.24%) Test Planning
13 17 (12.50%) Test Strategy
14 16 (11.76%) Coaching
15 15 (11.03%) Regression Testing
16 14 (10.29%) BDD
17 12 (8.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (63.24%) SQL
2 24 (17.65%) C#
3 19 (13.97%) Java
4 6 (4.41%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.68%) VBA
6 4 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.21%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) C
8 1 (0.74%) VB
8 1 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (45.59%) ISEB
2 47 (34.56%) ISTQB
3 46 (33.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.15%) Degree
5 1 (0.74%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (28.68%) QA
2 10 (7.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.47%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (18.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 56 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.97%) Apple
3 5 (3.68%) Oracle
4 3 (2.21%) HP
5 1 (0.74%) LexisNexis
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