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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 122 91 105
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 62 62 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.67% 2.39% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.82% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 36 35 44
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +22.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,345 £28,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,832 £38,500 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
3121 2199 2254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.26% 84.64% 81.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2355 1672 1866
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,450 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.15%) ISEB
3 42 (31.82%) Test Management
4 39 (29.55%) SQL
4 39 (29.55%) SOAP
5 32 (24.24%) .NET
6 31 (23.48%) Test Scripting
7 30 (22.73%) Finance
8 29 (21.97%) XML
8 29 (21.97%) Agile Testing
8 29 (21.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 25 (18.94%) E-Commerce
10 21 (15.91%) Windows
11 20 (15.15%) Web Services
11 20 (15.15%) SLA
11 20 (15.15%) Selenium
12 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
13 16 (12.12%) HP
14 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
14 15 (11.36%) Problem Management
15 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
16 13 (9.85%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (9.85%) LoadRunner
16 13 (9.85%) Automation Testing
16 13 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (9.09%) BDD
17 12 (9.09%) Degree
17 12 (9.09%) Linux
17 12 (9.09%) Automated Testing
17 12 (9.09%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.27%) IIS
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.76%) Apache
2 1 (0.76%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Office
2 6 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (1.52%) Firewall
2 2 (1.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.52%) DVB
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (15.15%) Selenium
2 13 (9.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (9.85%) LoadRunner
3 9 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.55%) Behat
5 6 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.52%) Flex Builder
7 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.76%) JUnit
8 1 (0.76%) NUnit
General
1 30 (22.73%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
2 8 (6.06%) Retail
3 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.30%) Investment Banking
3 7 (5.30%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.52%) Games
4 2 (1.52%) Electronics
4 2 (1.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (53.79%) Analyst
1 71 (53.79%) Test Analyst
2 30 (22.73%) Agile Test Analyst
3 22 (16.67%) Consultant
4 14 (10.61%) Technical Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) Tester
6 8 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Junior
7 7 (5.30%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Team Leader
7 7 (5.30%) Test Consultant
7 7 (5.30%) Performance Test Consultant
7 7 (5.30%) Performance Consultant
8 6 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
8 6 (4.55%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.79%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.79%) Junior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.55%) SOAP
2 32 (24.24%) .NET
3 29 (21.97%) XML
4 20 (15.15%) Web Services
5 5 (3.79%) WSDL
6 4 (3.03%) HTML
7 3 (2.27%) Flash
7 3 (2.27%) XSD
7 3 (2.27%) HTML5
8 2 (1.52%) GStreamer
8 2 (1.52%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.52%) Middleware
9 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.52%) Open Source
1 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (1.52%) STB
1 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
1 2 (1.52%) MPEG
2 1 (0.76%) NHS
2 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.76%) SCADA
2 1 (0.76%) Video Editing
2 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Linux
3 6 (4.55%) CentOS
3 6 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 4 (3.03%) UNIX
5 2 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.82%) Test Management
3 31 (23.48%) Test Scripting
4 29 (21.97%) Agile Testing
5 25 (18.94%) E-Commerce
6 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
6 15 (11.36%) Problem Management
7 13 (9.85%) Automation Testing
8 12 (9.09%) BDD
8 12 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 12 (9.09%) Scrum
9 11 (8.33%) ITIL
9 11 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 9 (6.82%) TDD
11 8 (6.06%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.06%) V-Model
11 8 (6.06%) Software Engineering
12 7 (5.30%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.30%) Project Planning
13 6 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.55%) SQL
2 11 (8.33%) Java
2 11 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.06%) PHP
3 8 (6.06%) C#
3 8 (6.06%) C++
4 6 (4.55%) Ruby
5 5 (3.79%) Python
5 5 (3.79%) C
6 3 (2.27%) VB
6 3 (2.27%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.27%) VBA
7 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (40.15%) ISEB
2 29 (21.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.09%) Degree
5 6 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.15%) SLA
2 6 (4.55%) QA
2 6 (4.55%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.12%) HP
3 5 (3.79%) Splunk
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle
5 3 (2.27%) VMware
6 2 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) Sony
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