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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 118 137 85
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -52
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 56 45 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.51% 1.23% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.44% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 54 38 66
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
3266 3118 2332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.34% 85.10% 82.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2587 2493 1866
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 62 (62.63%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (57.58%) ISEB
3 54 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 50 (50.51%) SQL
5 40 (40.40%) Automated Testing
6 38 (38.38%) Software Testing
7 37 (37.37%) Integration Testing
8 35 (35.35%) TDD
8 35 (35.35%) Java
9 33 (33.33%) Functional Testing
10 28 (28.28%) BDD
11 27 (27.27%) Regression Testing
12 26 (26.26%) UNIX
12 26 (26.26%) Selenium
13 25 (25.25%) Manual Testing
13 25 (25.25%) C#
14 23 (23.23%) User Stories
15 22 (22.22%) .NET
15 22 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
16 21 (21.21%) ISTQB
16 21 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (19.19%) Degree
17 19 (19.19%) Service Delivery
17 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
18 18 (18.18%) QA
18 18 (18.18%) DevOps
19 17 (17.17%) Cucumber
20 16 (16.16%) Software Engineering
21 15 (15.15%) SOA
22 14 (14.14%) .NET Framework

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (4.04%) Apache
1 4 (4.04%) nginx
1 4 (4.04%) Node.js
2 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon S3
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.04%) Route 53
1 4 (4.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.03%) DNS
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
1 3 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) Big Data
3 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.05%) MySQL
4 4 (4.04%) Redis
4 4 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.01%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 26 (26.26%) Selenium
2 17 (17.17%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.08%) FitNesse
4 7 (7.07%) ReSharper
4 7 (7.07%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.07%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.07%) Moq
5 6 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.04%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (3.03%) JMeter
8 2 (2.02%) WATIR
8 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.01%) Sahi
9 1 (1.01%) WatiN
9 1 (1.01%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (10.10%) Retail
2 7 (7.07%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.04%) Finance
5 3 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (52.53%) Analyst
1 52 (52.53%) Test Analyst
2 26 (26.26%) Tester
3 15 (15.15%) Functional Tester
4 14 (14.14%) Functional Analyst
4 14 (14.14%) Functional Test Analyst
5 12 (12.12%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Lead Software Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Software Tester
7 5 (5.05%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Agile Coach
9 3 (3.03%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (2.02%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.22%) .NET
2 14 (14.14%) .NET Framework
3 9 (9.09%) XML
4 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
4 8 (8.08%) Web Services
5 7 (7.07%) WPF
5 7 (7.07%) HTML5
5 7 (7.07%) HTML
5 7 (7.07%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (2.02%) WCF
6 2 (2.02%) LINQ
7 1 (1.01%) RESTful
7 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) User Experience
2 4 (4.04%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.26%) UNIX
2 8 (8.08%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.06%) Windows
4 4 (4.04%) Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (62.63%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 40 (40.40%) Automated Testing
4 38 (38.38%) Software Testing
5 37 (37.37%) Integration Testing
6 35 (35.35%) TDD
7 33 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 28 (28.28%) BDD
9 27 (27.27%) Regression Testing
10 25 (25.25%) Manual Testing
11 23 (23.23%) User Stories
12 22 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
13 19 (19.19%) Service Delivery
14 18 (18.18%) DevOps
15 16 (16.16%) Software Engineering
16 15 (15.15%) SOA
17 11 (11.11%) E-business
17 11 (11.11%) Kanban
17 11 (11.11%) ATDD
18 10 (10.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (50.51%) SQL
2 35 (35.35%) Java
3 25 (25.25%) C#
4 11 (11.11%) Ruby
5 9 (9.09%) Python
6 5 (5.05%) PHP
7 4 (4.04%) Perl
7 4 (4.04%) C++
7 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (57.58%) ISEB
2 21 (21.21%) ISTQB
2 21 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (19.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Puppet
1 4 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.04%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.01%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.07%) Apple
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle
4 3 (3.03%) Percona
5 1 (1.01%) IBM
5 1 (1.01%) Compuware
5 1 (1.01%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) Empirix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 38000-47500 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
The Test People
Posted: 12 days ago