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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 159 104 134
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 22 51 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.58% 1.93% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 2.30% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9 47 25
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
3187 2221 2225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.18% 84.19% 81.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2437 1690 1838
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (60.56%) .NET
1 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (59.15%) Selenium
3 39 (54.93%) QA
3 39 (54.93%) SQL
4 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
4 32 (45.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (43.66%) Test Management
6 30 (42.25%) SOAP
7 29 (40.85%) User Stories
8 26 (36.62%) Web Services
9 25 (35.21%) TDD
10 24 (33.80%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (32.39%) SQL Server
11 23 (32.39%) Java
12 22 (30.99%) XML
12 22 (30.99%) XSD
12 22 (30.99%) HP
12 22 (30.99%) WSDL
12 22 (30.99%) Degree
13 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
14 20 (28.17%) C#
15 19 (26.76%) ISEB
16 18 (25.35%) FitNesse
17 17 (23.94%) Usability Testing
17 17 (23.94%) BDD
17 17 (23.94%) SoapUI
18 16 (22.54%) SpecFlow
18 16 (22.54%) QuickTest Pro
18 16 (22.54%) MS Excel

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (11.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (59.15%) Selenium
2 32 (45.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
4 18 (25.35%) FitNesse
5 17 (23.94%) SoapUI
6 16 (22.54%) SpecFlow
6 16 (22.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (16.90%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.63%) ReSharper
8 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.82%) JIRA
9 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.41%) JUnit
10 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.41%) TestNG
10 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (49.30%) Tester
2 27 (38.03%) Analyst
2 27 (38.03%) Test Analyst
3 22 (30.99%) Agile Test Analyst
4 20 (28.17%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.68%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (9.86%) Team Leader
6 7 (9.86%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Software Tester
8 5 (7.04%) Lead Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Development Team Leader
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Development Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 2 (2.82%) Automation Analyst
11 2 (2.82%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (60.56%) .NET
2 30 (42.25%) SOAP
3 26 (36.62%) Web Services
4 22 (30.99%) XML
4 22 (30.99%) XSD
4 22 (30.99%) WSDL
5 8 (11.27%) WinForms
6 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.63%) .NET Remoting
7 4 (5.63%) WCF
7 4 (5.63%) WPF
7 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.82%) Dojo
9 1 (1.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) NHS
1 10 (14.08%) DTV
2 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) Test Management
3 29 (40.85%) User Stories
4 25 (35.21%) TDD
5 17 (23.94%) Usability Testing
5 17 (23.94%) BDD
6 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
7 13 (18.31%) Business Analysis
8 12 (16.90%) Scrum
8 12 (16.90%) Automation Testing
9 11 (15.49%) DSDM
10 10 (14.08%) Software Engineering
11 9 (12.68%) SOA
12 8 (11.27%) OOP
13 7 (9.86%) Agile Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Test Strategy
14 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Refactoring
14 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
15 5 (7.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.93%) SQL
2 23 (32.39%) Java
3 20 (28.17%) C#
4 6 (8.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.04%) C
6 1 (1.41%) F#
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) Degree
2 19 (26.76%) ISEB
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (54.93%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (33.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (30.99%) HP
3 10 (14.08%) Oracle
4 4 (5.63%) Red Gate
4 4 (5.63%) Typemock
5 1 (1.41%) Atlassian