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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 157 100 113
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 27 45 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.73% 1.77% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.13% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 17 41 32
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £42,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3105 2115 2021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.49% 83.27% 80.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2431 1579 1675
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 £56,400 £50,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 28 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 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 (63.64%) .NET
1 49 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (58.44%) SQL
3 41 (53.25%) Selenium
4 39 (50.65%) QA
5 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
5 34 (44.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (42.86%) Test Management
7 32 (41.56%) SOAP
8 31 (40.26%) User Stories
9 28 (36.36%) Web Services
10 27 (35.06%) HP Quality Center
11 26 (33.77%) Java
12 25 (32.47%) TDD
13 24 (31.17%) HP
13 24 (31.17%) WSDL
13 24 (31.17%) XML
13 24 (31.17%) XSD
13 24 (31.17%) Degree
14 23 (29.87%) Cucumber
15 21 (27.27%) C#
16 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
16 20 (25.97%) ISEB
16 20 (25.97%) Usability Testing
17 19 (24.68%) BDD
17 19 (24.68%) SoapUI
18 18 (23.38%) SpecFlow
18 18 (23.38%) FitNesse
18 18 (23.38%) Finance
19 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 8 (10.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (53.25%) Selenium
2 34 (44.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (29.87%) Cucumber
4 19 (24.68%) SoapUI
5 18 (23.38%) SpecFlow
5 18 (23.38%) FitNesse
6 15 (19.48%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.19%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.60%) JIRA
10 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.30%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.30%) TestNG
10 1 (1.30%) JUnit
10 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (50.65%) Tester
2 28 (36.36%) Analyst
2 28 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 24 (31.17%) Automation Tester
4 22 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (9.09%) Team Leader
7 6 (7.79%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.79%) Principal Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Lead Tester
9 4 (5.19%) QA Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Development Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Development Team Leader
11 1 (1.30%) Test Leader
11 1 (1.30%) Test Architect
11 1 (1.30%) Automation Analyst
11 1 (1.30%) .NET Team Leader
11 1 (1.30%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (63.64%) .NET
2 32 (41.56%) SOAP
3 28 (36.36%) Web Services
4 24 (31.17%) WSDL
4 24 (31.17%) XML
4 24 (31.17%) XSD
5 8 (10.39%) WinForms
5 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.19%) WCF
6 4 (5.19%) WPF
6 4 (5.19%) .NET Remoting
6 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.60%) Dojo
7 2 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) NHS
1 10 (12.99%) DTV
2 6 (7.79%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) Test Management
3 31 (40.26%) User Stories
4 25 (32.47%) TDD
5 20 (25.97%) Usability Testing
6 19 (24.68%) BDD
7 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
8 16 (20.78%) Automation Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Business Analysis
10 10 (12.99%) DSDM
10 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
11 9 (11.69%) Scrum
11 9 (11.69%) SOA
12 6 (7.79%) Automated Testing
12 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
12 6 (7.79%) OOP
12 6 (7.79%) Refactoring
12 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
12 6 (7.79%) Test Strategy
13 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (58.44%) SQL
2 26 (33.77%) Java
3 21 (27.27%) C#
4 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.49%) C
6 1 (1.30%) F#
Qualifications
1 24 (31.17%) Degree
2 20 (25.97%) ISEB
3 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (50.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (35.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.17%) HP
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Red Gate
4 4 (5.19%) Typemock
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.30%) Cognizant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago