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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 115 161 103
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -58
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 62 24 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.77% 0.65% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.75% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 42 13 45
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,550 £28,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £54,000 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
3138 3182 2218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 89.79% 86.59% 85.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2480 2496 1669
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 68 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (51.82%) SQL
3 50 (45.45%) Java
3 50 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 49 (44.55%) SDLC
5 37 (33.64%) ISEB
6 36 (32.73%) C#
7 32 (29.09%) Automated Testing
8 31 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (26.36%) Integration Testing
9 29 (26.36%) TDD
10 28 (25.45%) Regression Testing
11 27 (24.55%) BDD
12 25 (22.73%) Selenium
13 24 (21.82%) Compatibility Testing
14 21 (19.09%) Scrum
14 21 (19.09%) UNIX
15 20 (18.18%) .NET
15 20 (18.18%) Mentoring
16 19 (17.27%) Line Management
17 18 (16.36%) System Integration Testing
18 17 (15.45%) Coaching
19 15 (13.64%) Software Testing
19 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
19 15 (13.64%) Retail
20 14 (12.73%) ASP.NET
20 14 (12.73%) QA
21 13 (11.82%) Automation Testing
21 13 (11.82%) Functional Testing
22 12 (10.91%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.91%) Big Data
2 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (22.73%) Selenium
2 9 (8.18%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.36%) HP UFT
4 6 (5.45%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.73%) JIRA
6 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.82%) Ant
7 2 (1.82%) JMeter
7 2 (1.82%) Subversion
7 2 (1.82%) Maven
8 1 (0.91%) WATIR
8 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.91%) Sahi
8 1 (0.91%) Firebug
8 1 (0.91%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (13.64%) Retail
2 11 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (5.45%) Finance
4 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.64%) Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Test Analyst
1 33 (30.00%) Analyst
2 29 (26.36%) Test Engineer
3 26 (23.64%) Software Engineer
4 16 (14.55%) Tester
5 14 (12.73%) Automation Engineer
5 14 (12.73%) Software Test Engineer
6 11 (10.00%) Lead Software Engineer
7 10 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 9 (8.18%) Test Leader
9 8 (7.27%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (7.27%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Software Tester
9 8 (7.27%) Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Principal Engineer
10 6 (5.45%) Java Engineer
11 5 (4.55%) Functional Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.18%) .NET
2 14 (12.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.27%) J2EE
4 7 (6.36%) JSP
4 7 (6.36%) HTML
5 6 (5.45%) HTML5
5 6 (5.45%) Hibernate
6 5 (4.55%) Web Services
7 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.73%) XML
9 2 (1.82%) RESTful
9 2 (1.82%) REST
10 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.91%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.91%) XSLT
10 1 (0.91%) SVG
10 1 (0.91%) CSS
10 1 (0.91%) JSON
10 1 (0.91%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) NHS
2 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (0.91%) W3C
4 1 (0.91%) Social Network
4 1 (0.91%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.09%) UNIX
2 9 (8.18%) Windows
3 6 (5.45%) Android
3 6 (5.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 49 (44.55%) SDLC
4 32 (29.09%) Automated Testing
5 31 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (26.36%) Integration Testing
6 29 (26.36%) TDD
7 28 (25.45%) Regression Testing
8 27 (24.55%) BDD
9 24 (21.82%) Compatibility Testing
10 21 (19.09%) Scrum
11 20 (18.18%) Mentoring
12 19 (17.27%) Line Management
13 18 (16.36%) System Integration Testing
14 17 (15.45%) Coaching
15 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
15 15 (13.64%) Software Testing
16 13 (11.82%) Automation Testing
16 13 (11.82%) Functional Testing
17 12 (10.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (51.82%) SQL
2 50 (45.45%) Java
3 36 (32.73%) C#
4 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.64%) Python
6 2 (1.82%) Ruby
6 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (33.64%) ISEB
2 12 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.82%) Puppet
1 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle
2 2 (1.82%) HP
3 1 (0.91%) Sencha
3 1 (0.91%) Facebook
3 1 (0.91%) Twitter
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