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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 133 114 130
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 50 57 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.37% 1.82% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.17% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 49 25
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,700 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
3196 2630 2306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.49% 83.95% 81.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2439 2079 1941
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 £29,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 25 November 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 78 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.73%) ISEB
3 39 (35.45%) SOAP
4 36 (32.73%) SQL
4 36 (32.73%) Test Management
5 29 (26.36%) Agile Testing
5 29 (26.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (25.45%) Finance
6 28 (25.45%) E-Commerce
7 24 (21.82%) .NET
8 23 (20.91%) QA
8 23 (20.91%) ISTQB
9 22 (20.00%) Test Planning
10 21 (19.09%) Test Scripting
11 20 (18.18%) Manual Testing
12 19 (17.27%) Selenium
12 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
13 17 (15.45%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (13.64%) Regression Testing
15 14 (12.73%) XML
15 14 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
17 11 (10.00%) Retail
18 10 (9.09%) Automated Testing
18 10 (9.09%) V-Model
19 9 (8.18%) HP
19 9 (8.18%) Windows
19 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
20 8 (7.27%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.91%) WinCC
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) LAN
2 1 (0.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (17.27%) Selenium
2 17 (15.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.36%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.36%) JIRA
5 6 (5.45%) FitNesse
5 6 (5.45%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.73%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.91%) NUnit
8 1 (0.91%) Flex Builder
8 1 (0.91%) JUnit
General
1 28 (25.45%) Finance
2 11 (10.00%) Retail
3 6 (5.45%) Retail Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 85 (77.27%) Analyst
1 85 (77.27%) Test Analyst
2 32 (29.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 12 (10.91%) Tester
4 11 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 5 (4.55%) Software Tester
5 5 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 4 (3.64%) Test Team Leader
6 4 (3.64%) Senior QA Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Team Leader
7 3 (2.73%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (2.73%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (2.73%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (2.73%) Applications Support
7 3 (2.73%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (2.73%) Systems Tester
7 3 (2.73%) Junior
7 3 (2.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.45%) SOAP
2 24 (21.82%) .NET
3 14 (12.73%) XML
4 6 (5.45%) Web Services
5 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.73%) HTML
7 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.82%) XSD
7 2 (1.82%) WSDL
8 1 (0.91%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.91%) Flash
8 1 (0.91%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.91%) Video Editing
3 1 (0.91%) SCADA
3 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 4 (3.64%) Linux
3 3 (2.73%) UNIX
4 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.73%) Test Management
3 29 (26.36%) Agile Testing
4 28 (25.45%) E-Commerce
5 22 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 21 (19.09%) Test Scripting
7 20 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
10 10 (9.09%) V-Model
10 10 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.27%) TDD
11 8 (7.27%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.27%) Automation Testing
12 7 (6.36%) PRINCE2
12 7 (6.36%) RAD
12 7 (6.36%) Project Management
13 6 (5.45%) ITIL
13 6 (5.45%) Scrum
13 6 (5.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.73%) SQL
2 8 (7.27%) Java
3 4 (3.64%) VB
3 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
3 4 (3.64%) VBA
4 3 (2.73%) C
5 2 (1.82%) C#
5 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.91%) PHP
6 1 (0.91%) C++
6 1 (0.91%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.91%) Python
6 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (42.73%) ISEB
2 29 (26.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (20.91%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.45%) Degree
5 2 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.91%) QA
2 6 (5.45%) HL7
3 5 (4.55%) SLA
4 4 (3.64%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) HP
3 8 (7.27%) Oracle
4 1 (0.91%) Splunk
4 1 (0.91%) LexisNexis
4 1 (0.91%) Adobe
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
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