The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 157 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 27 45 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.75% 1.77% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 2.13% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 18 40 30
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,700 £42,050 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3058 2108 1957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.71% 82.99% 81.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2395 1573 1629
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
West Yorkshire

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 22 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 49 (65.33%) .NET
2 48 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (60.00%) SQL
4 39 (52.00%) Selenium
5 38 (50.67%) QA
6 34 (45.33%) Microsoft
6 34 (45.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (42.67%) Test Management
8 31 (41.33%) User Stories
8 31 (41.33%) SOAP
9 28 (37.33%) Web Services
10 26 (34.67%) HP Quality Center
11 25 (33.33%) Java
11 25 (33.33%) TDD
12 24 (32.00%) Degree
12 24 (32.00%) XML
12 24 (32.00%) XSD
12 24 (32.00%) HP
12 24 (32.00%) WSDL
13 23 (30.67%) Cucumber
14 21 (28.00%) Usability Testing
14 21 (28.00%) C#
15 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
15 19 (25.33%) Finance
15 19 (25.33%) BDD
16 18 (24.00%) SoapUI
16 18 (24.00%) SpecFlow
16 18 (24.00%) FitNesse
16 18 (24.00%) ISEB
17 17 (22.67%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (9.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.33%) Big Data
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (52.00%) Selenium
2 34 (45.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (30.67%) Cucumber
4 18 (24.00%) SoapUI
4 18 (24.00%) SpecFlow
4 18 (24.00%) FitNesse
5 13 (17.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (12.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.33%) ReSharper
7 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.33%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (50.67%) Tester
2 27 (36.00%) Analyst
2 27 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 24 (32.00%) Automation Tester
4 22 (29.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (9.33%) Team Leader
7 6 (8.00%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Lead Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (4.00%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Development Engineer
10 1 (1.33%) Test Architect
10 1 (1.33%) Test Leader
10 1 (1.33%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (1.33%) .NET Team Leader
10 1 (1.33%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (65.33%) .NET
2 31 (41.33%) SOAP
3 28 (37.33%) Web Services
4 24 (32.00%) XML
4 24 (32.00%) XSD
4 24 (32.00%) WSDL
5 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
5 8 (10.67%) WinForms
6 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (5.33%) WCF
6 4 (5.33%) WPF
6 4 (5.33%) .NET Remoting
6 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (2.67%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) NHS
1 10 (13.33%) DTV
2 6 (8.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.67%) Test Management
3 31 (41.33%) User Stories
4 25 (33.33%) TDD
5 21 (28.00%) Usability Testing
6 19 (25.33%) BDD
7 17 (22.67%) Test Scripting
8 16 (21.33%) Automation Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Business Analysis
10 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 9 (12.00%) DSDM
12 8 (10.67%) Scrum
12 8 (10.67%) SOA
13 6 (8.00%) Refactoring
13 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (8.00%) Automated Testing
13 6 (8.00%) OOP
13 6 (8.00%) Service Delivery
14 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
14 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.00%) SQL
2 25 (33.33%) Java
3 21 (28.00%) C#
4 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.67%) C
6 1 (1.33%) F#
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Degree
2 18 (24.00%) ISEB
3 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (50.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (34.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.00%) HP
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle
4 4 (5.33%) Red Gate
4 4 (5.33%) Typemock
5 1 (1.33%) Cognizant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 25 days ago