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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 116 135 81
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -54
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 62 39 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.71% 1.13% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.34% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 61 27 59
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £34,000 £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
3235 2908 2246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 89.09% 84.27% 82.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2578 2286 1831
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 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 57 (64.04%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (58.43%) ISEB
3 45 (50.56%) Test Scripting
4 44 (49.44%) SQL
5 37 (41.57%) Automated Testing
6 34 (38.20%) Integration Testing
7 33 (37.08%) Software Testing
7 33 (37.08%) Functional Testing
8 30 (33.71%) TDD
9 28 (31.46%) Java
10 27 (30.34%) BDD
11 24 (26.97%) Regression Testing
12 23 (25.84%) UNIX
12 23 (25.84%) User Stories
13 22 (24.72%) Manual Testing
14 21 (23.60%) .NET
15 20 (22.47%) C#
15 20 (22.47%) Selenium
16 19 (21.35%) ISTQB
16 19 (21.35%) Degree
16 19 (21.35%) Compatibility Testing
16 19 (21.35%) Service Delivery
16 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
16 19 (21.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (20.22%) DevOps
18 16 (17.98%) Software Engineering
19 15 (16.85%) QA
19 15 (16.85%) SOA
20 14 (15.73%) Cucumber
21 13 (14.61%) .NET Framework

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (4.49%) Node.js
1 4 (4.49%) Apache
1 4 (4.49%) nginx
2 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Route 53
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon S3
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (3.37%) Internet
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.37%) DNS
2 1 (1.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) Big Data
3 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.49%) Redis
4 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.12%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (22.47%) Selenium
2 14 (15.73%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.99%) FitNesse
4 7 (7.87%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.87%) Moq
4 7 (7.87%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.87%) ReSharper
5 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.37%) JMeter
7 2 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.25%) WATIR
8 1 (1.12%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.12%) Sahi
8 1 (1.12%) WatiN
8 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (11.24%) Retail
2 7 (7.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Finance
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (55.06%) Analyst
1 49 (55.06%) Test Analyst
2 23 (25.84%) Tester
3 15 (16.85%) Functional Tester
4 14 (15.73%) Functional Test Analyst
4 14 (15.73%) Functional Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Lead Software Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Agile Coach
8 4 (4.49%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.25%) Manual Test Analyst
11 1 (1.12%) Agile Test Analyst
11 1 (1.12%) Development Engineer
11 1 (1.12%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) .NET
2 13 (14.61%) .NET Framework
3 9 (10.11%) XML
4 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.87%) HTML5
5 7 (7.87%) Gherkin
5 7 (7.87%) WPF
5 7 (7.87%) Web Services
5 7 (7.87%) HTML
6 1 (1.12%) RESTful
6 1 (1.12%) LINQ
6 1 (1.12%) WCF
6 1 (1.12%) WinForms
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) User Experience
2 4 (4.49%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) UNIX
2 8 (8.99%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.74%) Windows
4 4 (4.49%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (64.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (50.56%) Test Scripting
3 37 (41.57%) Automated Testing
4 34 (38.20%) Integration Testing
5 33 (37.08%) Software Testing
5 33 (37.08%) Functional Testing
6 30 (33.71%) TDD
7 27 (30.34%) BDD
8 24 (26.97%) Regression Testing
9 23 (25.84%) User Stories
10 22 (24.72%) Manual Testing
11 19 (21.35%) Compatibility Testing
11 19 (21.35%) Service Delivery
12 18 (20.22%) DevOps
13 16 (17.98%) Software Engineering
14 15 (16.85%) SOA
15 11 (12.36%) Kanban
15 11 (12.36%) ATDD
16 9 (10.11%) Scrum
17 8 (8.99%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 44 (49.44%) SQL
2 28 (31.46%) Java
3 20 (22.47%) C#
4 10 (11.24%) Ruby
5 9 (10.11%) Python
6 5 (5.62%) PHP
7 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.49%) Perl
7 4 (4.49%) C++
8 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (58.43%) ISEB
2 19 (21.35%) ISTQB
2 19 (21.35%) Degree
2 19 (21.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.49%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
1 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.49%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Apple
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Percona
5 1 (1.12%) Empirix
5 1 (1.12%) IBM
5 1 (1.12%) Compuware
5 1 (1.12%) HP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago