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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 121 130 92
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -38
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 50 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.44% 1.35% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.57% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 44 47 64
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
3043 3191 2293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.62% 86.22% 82.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2351 2552 1834
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
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 £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 1 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 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 67 (65.05%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (62.14%) ISEB
3 62 (60.19%) Test Scripting
4 57 (55.34%) SQL
5 44 (42.72%) Integration Testing
6 40 (38.83%) Software Testing
7 38 (36.89%) Automated Testing
8 33 (32.04%) Functional Testing
9 31 (30.10%) Java
10 30 (29.13%) TDD
11 29 (28.16%) UNIX
11 29 (28.16%) Regression Testing
12 28 (27.18%) C#
13 27 (26.21%) .NET
13 27 (26.21%) Compatibility Testing
13 27 (26.21%) BDD
14 25 (24.27%) Manual Testing
14 25 (24.27%) Selenium
15 23 (22.33%) ISTQB
15 23 (22.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (18.45%) User Stories
16 19 (18.45%) Service Delivery
16 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
17 18 (17.48%) QA
18 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
18 17 (16.50%) Degree
19 15 (14.56%) SOA
19 15 (14.56%) DevOps
20 14 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
21 13 (12.62%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.97%) Apache
3 1 (0.97%) nginx
3 1 (0.97%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (0.97%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) Internet
1 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.97%) DNS
1 1 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) Big Data
3 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.97%) Redis
4 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
2 13 (12.62%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.77%) FitNesse
4 7 (6.80%) SoapUI
4 7 (6.80%) SpecFlow
4 7 (6.80%) ReSharper
4 7 (6.80%) Moq
4 7 (6.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.88%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.91%) JMeter
7 2 (1.94%) WATIR
7 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.97%) Sahi
8 1 (0.97%) WatiN
8 1 (0.97%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (11.65%) Retail
2 9 (8.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.91%) Legal
5 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.97%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (49.51%) Analyst
1 51 (49.51%) Test Analyst
2 27 (26.21%) Tester
3 18 (17.48%) Software Engineer
4 15 (14.56%) Functional Tester
5 14 (13.59%) Functional Test Analyst
5 14 (13.59%) Functional Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Software Tester
7 9 (8.74%) Lead Software Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Test Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.91%) Test Manager
11 3 (2.91%) Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Software Tester
12 2 (1.94%) Automation Tester
12 2 (1.94%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (1.94%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.21%) .NET
2 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
3 13 (12.62%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.77%) XML
5 7 (6.80%) Gherkin
5 7 (6.80%) WPF
5 7 (6.80%) HTML5
5 7 (6.80%) HTML
6 4 (3.88%) Web Services
7 2 (1.94%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.94%) LINQ
7 2 (1.94%) WCF
8 1 (0.97%) WinForms
8 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Private Cloud
2 2 (1.94%) User Experience
2 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.94%) NHS
3 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.97%) Open Source
3 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.16%) UNIX
2 8 (7.77%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) Linux
4 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (65.05%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (60.19%) Test Scripting
3 44 (42.72%) Integration Testing
4 40 (38.83%) Software Testing
5 38 (36.89%) Automated Testing
6 33 (32.04%) Functional Testing
7 30 (29.13%) TDD
8 29 (28.16%) Regression Testing
9 27 (26.21%) Compatibility Testing
9 27 (26.21%) BDD
10 25 (24.27%) Manual Testing
11 19 (18.45%) User Stories
11 19 (18.45%) Service Delivery
12 15 (14.56%) SOA
12 15 (14.56%) DevOps
13 14 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (12.62%) Software Engineering
15 12 (11.65%) Scrum
15 12 (11.65%) Performance Testing
16 11 (10.68%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 57 (55.34%) SQL
2 31 (30.10%) Java
3 28 (27.18%) C#
4 6 (5.83%) Python
5 4 (3.88%) Ruby
6 2 (1.94%) Perl
6 2 (1.94%) PHP
6 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.97%) C++
7 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (62.14%) ISEB
2 23 (22.33%) ISTQB
2 23 (22.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (16.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.97%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Apple
3 3 (2.91%) HP
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) IBM
4 1 (0.97%) Compuware
4 1 (0.97%) Empirix
4 1 (0.97%) Percona
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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