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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 133 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 52 47 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.37% 1.64% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.90% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 27 43 25
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £37,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
3243 2472 2224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 85.64% 86.01% 81.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2435 1982 1837
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 85 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.36%) SOAP
3 43 (35.54%) Test Management
4 42 (34.71%) ISEB
5 32 (26.45%) SQL
6 31 (25.62%) Agile Testing
7 30 (24.79%) E-Commerce
8 27 (22.31%) Finance
9 26 (21.49%) .NET
10 23 (19.01%) Selenium
11 22 (18.18%) Regression Testing
12 21 (17.36%) XML
12 21 (17.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (16.53%) Test Planning
13 20 (16.53%) Test Scripting
14 17 (14.05%) QA
14 17 (14.05%) ISTQB
14 17 (14.05%) QuickTest Pro
15 15 (12.40%) Windows
15 15 (12.40%) Manual Testing
16 14 (11.57%) TDD
17 13 (10.74%) Web Services
17 13 (10.74%) Java
17 13 (10.74%) Microsoft
17 13 (10.74%) Automation Testing
18 12 (9.92%) BDD
18 12 (9.92%) SLA
19 11 (9.09%) V-Model
19 11 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
20 10 (8.26%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) WinCC
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Office
2 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (3.31%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) LAN
2 1 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (19.01%) Selenium
2 17 (14.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (6.61%) LoadRunner
3 8 (6.61%) WebDriver
3 8 (6.61%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.13%) Behat
6 3 (2.48%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.65%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.65%) JIRA
8 1 (0.83%) JUnit
8 1 (0.83%) Flex Builder
8 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 27 (22.31%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Retail
3 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (68.60%) Analyst
1 83 (68.60%) Test Analyst
2 34 (28.10%) Agile Test Analyst
3 9 (7.44%) Consultant
3 9 (7.44%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (7.44%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (6.61%) Team Leader
4 8 (6.61%) Test Team Leader
4 8 (6.61%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (5.79%) Tester
6 6 (4.96%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.31%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (3.31%) QA Analyst
7 4 (3.31%) Senior QA Analyst
7 4 (3.31%) Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (3.31%) Software Team Leader
8 3 (2.48%) Test Leader
8 3 (2.48%) Junior
8 3 (2.48%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.48%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (36.36%) SOAP
2 26 (21.49%) .NET
3 21 (17.36%) XML
4 13 (10.74%) Web Services
5 3 (2.48%) WSDL
6 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.65%) XSD
6 2 (1.65%) HTML
7 1 (0.83%) Flash
7 1 (0.83%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.13%) User Experience
3 1 (0.83%) NHS
3 1 (0.83%) Video Editing
3 1 (0.83%) SCADA
3 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Windows
2 5 (4.13%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.48%) CentOS
3 3 (2.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.54%) Test Management
3 31 (25.62%) Agile Testing
4 30 (24.79%) E-Commerce
5 22 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 20 (16.53%) Test Scripting
6 20 (16.53%) Test Planning
7 15 (12.40%) Manual Testing
8 14 (11.57%) TDD
9 13 (10.74%) Automation Testing
10 12 (9.92%) BDD
11 11 (9.09%) V-Model
12 10 (8.26%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.44%) Problem Management
14 8 (6.61%) Automated Testing
14 8 (6.61%) Scrum
14 8 (6.61%) ITIL
15 7 (5.79%) PRINCE2
16 6 (4.96%) Unit Testing
17 5 (4.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.45%) SQL
2 13 (10.74%) Java
3 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.79%) C#
5 6 (4.96%) PHP
6 5 (4.13%) C++
6 5 (4.13%) Ruby
7 4 (3.31%) VBA
7 4 (3.31%) VB
8 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.48%) C
9 2 (1.65%) Python
9 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (34.71%) ISEB
2 21 (17.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (14.05%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.05%) QA
2 12 (9.92%) SLA
3 8 (6.61%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.61%) HP
2 8 (6.61%) Oracle
3 2 (1.65%) Splunk
4 1 (0.83%) VMware
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago