The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 112 137 102
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 49 45 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.53% 1.23% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.42% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 37 45 45
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
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
2801 3180 2196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.23% 87.08% 83.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 2567 1756
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 £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Leeds region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Leeds

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 66 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (57.80%) SQL
3 59 (54.13%) ISEB
4 58 (53.21%) Test Scripting
5 49 (44.95%) SDLC
6 40 (36.70%) Java
7 39 (35.78%) Integration Testing
8 37 (33.94%) Automated Testing
9 36 (33.03%) Software Testing
9 36 (33.03%) C#
10 29 (26.61%) .NET
10 29 (26.61%) UNIX
10 29 (26.61%) Regression Testing
11 27 (24.77%) TDD
11 27 (24.77%) Compatibility Testing
12 26 (23.85%) Selenium
12 26 (23.85%) BDD
13 25 (22.94%) Functional Testing
14 22 (20.18%) ISTQB
15 21 (19.27%) Manual Testing
16 19 (17.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 17 (15.60%) QA
18 16 (14.68%) Software Engineering
18 16 (14.68%) Scrum
18 16 (14.68%) ASP.NET
19 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
19 15 (13.76%) Service Delivery
19 15 (13.76%) User Stories
20 14 (12.84%) Retail
20 14 (12.84%) Degree

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) Big Data
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (0.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (23.85%) Selenium
2 13 (11.93%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.34%) FitNesse
4 7 (6.42%) Moq
4 7 (6.42%) SoapUI
4 7 (6.42%) SpecFlow
4 7 (6.42%) ReSharper
4 7 (6.42%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.83%) JIRA
7 2 (1.83%) Subversion
7 2 (1.83%) Maven
7 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.83%) JMeter
7 2 (1.83%) Ant
8 1 (0.92%) Sahi
General
1 14 (12.84%) Retail
2 12 (11.01%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.67%) Finance
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (44.95%) Analyst
1 49 (44.95%) Test Analyst
2 25 (22.94%) Software Engineer
3 22 (20.18%) Tester
4 13 (11.93%) Test Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Software Test Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Lead Software Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) Functional Tester
7 10 (9.17%) Software Tester
7 10 (9.17%) Functional Test Analyst
7 10 (9.17%) Functional Analyst
8 8 (7.34%) Test Leader
9 7 (6.42%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.59%) Developer
10 5 (4.59%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (2.75%) Senior Tester
12 3 (2.75%) Automation Test Analyst
12 3 (2.75%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.61%) .NET
2 16 (14.68%) ASP.NET
3 13 (11.93%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.34%) HTML
4 8 (7.34%) XML
4 8 (7.34%) HTML5
5 7 (6.42%) Gherkin
5 7 (6.42%) WPF
6 4 (3.67%) Web Services
7 3 (2.75%) J2EE
8 2 (1.83%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.83%) LINQ
8 2 (1.83%) WCF
9 1 (0.92%) JSP
9 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.92%) WinForms
9 1 (0.92%) RESTful
9 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Private Cloud
2 5 (4.59%) NHS
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.92%) Social Network
4 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.61%) UNIX
2 8 (7.34%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.59%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (53.21%) Test Scripting
3 49 (44.95%) SDLC
4 39 (35.78%) Integration Testing
5 37 (33.94%) Automated Testing
6 36 (33.03%) Software Testing
7 29 (26.61%) Regression Testing
8 27 (24.77%) TDD
8 27 (24.77%) Compatibility Testing
9 26 (23.85%) BDD
10 25 (22.94%) Functional Testing
11 21 (19.27%) Manual Testing
12 16 (14.68%) Software Engineering
12 16 (14.68%) Scrum
13 15 (13.76%) Service Delivery
13 15 (13.76%) User Stories
14 14 (12.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (11.93%) Line Management
15 13 (11.93%) Coaching
15 13 (11.93%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (57.80%) SQL
2 40 (36.70%) Java
3 36 (33.03%) C#
4 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
4 4 (3.67%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) Ruby
5 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (54.13%) ISEB
2 22 (20.18%) ISTQB
3 19 (17.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (12.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.60%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Puppet
1 2 (1.83%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) Apple
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle
4 2 (1.83%) HP
5 1 (0.92%) Facebook
5 1 (0.92%) Twitter
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