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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 117 134 105
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 51 45 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.50% 1.36% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.64% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 51 32 40
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
3010 2747 2444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.74% 82.92% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2405 2114 2069
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 £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 48 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (54.93%) ISEB
3 36 (50.70%) SQL
4 31 (43.66%) Test Scripting
5 26 (36.62%) Automated Testing
5 26 (36.62%) User Stories
6 25 (35.21%) Software Testing
6 25 (35.21%) Integration Testing
7 24 (33.80%) .NET
8 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
8 23 (32.39%) Functional Testing
9 21 (29.58%) BDD
10 20 (28.17%) TDD
11 19 (26.76%) Selenium
12 18 (25.35%) Degree
13 17 (23.94%) Compatibility Testing
13 17 (23.94%) Regression Testing
13 17 (23.94%) UNIX
14 16 (22.54%) QA
14 16 (22.54%) ISTQB
15 15 (21.13%) FitNesse
15 15 (21.13%) Java
15 15 (21.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (19.72%) DevOps
16 14 (19.72%) Kanban
17 13 (18.31%) .NET Framework
17 13 (18.31%) Manual Testing
17 13 (18.31%) Scrum
17 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
17 13 (18.31%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (5.63%) Apache
1 4 (5.63%) nginx
1 4 (5.63%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.23%) DNS
1 3 (4.23%) Internet
1 3 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.27%) MySQL
3 7 (9.86%) Big Data
4 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.63%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (5.63%) Redis
5 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (26.76%) Selenium
2 15 (21.13%) FitNesse
3 11 (15.49%) Cucumber
3 11 (15.49%) SpecFlow
4 8 (11.27%) WebDriver
5 7 (9.86%) Moq
5 7 (9.86%) SoapUI
5 7 (9.86%) ReSharper
6 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.63%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.41%) JUnit
9 1 (1.41%) JMeter
9 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.41%) TestNG
9 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.41%) WatiN
9 1 (1.41%) WATIR
9 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (14.08%) Retail
2 7 (9.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Marketing
5 3 (4.23%) Finance
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (53.52%) Analyst
1 38 (53.52%) Test Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Tester
3 12 (16.90%) Functional Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Functional Test Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Functional Tester
5 8 (11.27%) Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Lead Software Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Agile Coach
8 4 (5.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.82%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 13 (18.31%) .NET Framework
3 12 (16.90%) XML
4 10 (14.08%) Web Services
5 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
6 7 (9.86%) HTML
6 7 (9.86%) WPF
6 7 (9.86%) HTML5
6 7 (9.86%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.63%) SOAP
7 4 (5.63%) XSD
7 4 (5.63%) WSDL
8 1 (1.41%) LAMP
8 1 (1.41%) WinForms
8 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.41%) LINQ
8 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) User Experience
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) UNIX
2 8 (11.27%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.45%) Windows
4 5 (7.04%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) Test Scripting
3 26 (36.62%) Automated Testing
3 26 (36.62%) User Stories
4 25 (35.21%) Software Testing
4 25 (35.21%) Integration Testing
5 23 (32.39%) Functional Testing
6 21 (29.58%) BDD
7 20 (28.17%) TDD
8 17 (23.94%) Regression Testing
8 17 (23.94%) Compatibility Testing
9 14 (19.72%) Kanban
9 14 (19.72%) DevOps
10 13 (18.31%) Manual Testing
10 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
10 13 (18.31%) Service Delivery
10 13 (18.31%) Scrum
11 11 (15.49%) SOA
11 11 (15.49%) ATDD
11 11 (15.49%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) Java
3 13 (18.31%) C#
4 9 (12.68%) Ruby
5 5 (7.04%) Python
5 5 (7.04%) PHP
6 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 4 (5.63%) C++
6 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (54.93%) ISEB
2 18 (25.35%) Degree
3 16 (22.54%) ISTQB
4 15 (21.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (5.63%) Puppet
1 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.63%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Apple
4 5 (7.04%) HP
5 3 (4.23%) Percona
6 1 (1.41%) Empirix
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) Compuware
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