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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 140 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 40 53 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.17% 1.64% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.98% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 33
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,700 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
3025 2683 2428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.45% 83.01% 82.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2368 2072 2070
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 £52,500 £60,000
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 19 December 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) ISEB
3 26 (41.94%) SQL
4 23 (37.10%) User Stories
4 23 (37.10%) Selenium
5 19 (30.65%) .NET
5 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
6 18 (29.03%) Test Scripting
6 18 (29.03%) QA
7 17 (27.42%) Integration Testing
8 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
8 16 (25.81%) Oracle
8 16 (25.81%) SOAP
8 16 (25.81%) FitNesse
9 15 (24.19%) ISTQB
9 15 (24.19%) SOA
9 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
10 14 (22.58%) BDD
10 14 (22.58%) Test Management
10 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
10 14 (22.58%) Degree
11 13 (20.97%) Java
11 13 (20.97%) Web Services
11 13 (20.97%) XML
11 13 (20.97%) TDD
11 13 (20.97%) Compatibility Testing
12 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
12 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
12 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
12 12 (19.35%) SoapUI

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (12.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (6.45%) Node.js
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) nginx
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon S3
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.84%) DNS
1 3 (4.84%) Internet
1 3 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) MySQL
3 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.45%) Redis
4 4 (6.45%) Big Data
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.61%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (37.10%) Selenium
2 16 (25.81%) FitNesse
3 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
3 12 (19.35%) SoapUI
3 12 (19.35%) SpecFlow
4 10 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.45%) Moq
6 4 (6.45%) ReSharper
7 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.23%) JUnit
8 2 (3.23%) TestNG
8 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.61%) WatiN
9 1 (1.61%) JMeter
9 1 (1.61%) JIRA
9 1 (1.61%) WATIR
9 1 (1.61%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (12.90%) Marketing
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Analyst
1 30 (48.39%) Test Analyst
2 19 (30.65%) Tester
3 9 (14.52%) Agile Test Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) QA Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Functional Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Functional Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Functional Tester
6 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Lead Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Agile Coach
7 4 (6.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Lead Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) .NET
2 16 (25.81%) SOAP
3 13 (20.97%) Web Services
3 13 (20.97%) XML
4 8 (12.90%) XSD
4 8 (12.90%) WSDL
5 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.45%) WPF
6 4 (6.45%) HTML5
6 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.45%) HTML
7 2 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) User Experience
3 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) UNIX
2 6 (9.68%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Windows
4 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) User Stories
3 18 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 17 (27.42%) Integration Testing
5 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
6 15 (24.19%) SOA
7 14 (22.58%) BDD
7 14 (22.58%) Test Management
7 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
8 13 (20.97%) TDD
8 13 (20.97%) Compatibility Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Agile Testing
10 11 (17.74%) DevOps
10 11 (17.74%) Test Planning
10 11 (17.74%) Kanban
11 10 (16.13%) Scrum
11 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
11 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) Java
3 9 (14.52%) C#
3 9 (14.52%) Ruby
4 5 (8.06%) Python
4 5 (8.06%) PHP
5 4 (6.45%) Perl
5 4 (6.45%) C++
5 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (53.23%) ISEB
2 15 (24.19%) ISTQB
3 14 (22.58%) Degree
4 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.45%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.81%) Oracle
3 9 (14.52%) HP
4 4 (6.45%) Apple
5 3 (4.84%) Percona
6 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.61%) Empirix
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) Compuware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55K depending on level of experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55K depending on level of experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 17 days ago