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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 122 84 112
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 51 71 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.33% 2.52% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 3.12% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 47 68 30
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3220 2277 1927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 83.72% 80.77% 78.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2585 1822 1635
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
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 16 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 83 (82.18%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (67.33%) SQL
3 61 (60.40%) .NET
4 58 (57.43%) Selenium
4 58 (57.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (52.48%) Microsoft
6 51 (50.50%) XML
6 51 (50.50%) User Stories
7 45 (44.55%) QA
7 45 (44.55%) Test Management
8 42 (41.58%) SOAP
9 39 (38.61%) Web Services
10 38 (37.62%) Finance
11 37 (36.63%) Usability Testing
11 37 (36.63%) HP Quality Center
12 36 (35.64%) WSDL
12 36 (35.64%) HP
12 36 (35.64%) XSD
13 35 (34.65%) FitNesse
13 35 (34.65%) SpecFlow
14 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
15 30 (29.70%) Java
16 29 (28.71%) SQL Server
17 27 (26.73%) ISEB
18 26 (25.74%) BDD
19 24 (23.76%) Test Scripting
20 23 (22.77%) C#
21 22 (21.78%) TDD
21 22 (21.78%) Degree
22 21 (20.79%) OOP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (14.85%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) FTP
2 5 (4.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.99%) Big Data
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (57.43%) Selenium
1 58 (57.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (34.65%) FitNesse
2 35 (34.65%) SpecFlow
3 33 (32.67%) Cucumber
4 21 (20.79%) SoapUI
5 19 (18.81%) Visual Studio
6 15 (14.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (12.87%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.92%) MSTest
9 7 (6.93%) JIRA
10 6 (5.94%) Rational Application Developer
11 5 (4.95%) Mercurial
11 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
11 5 (4.95%) Subversion
12 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.99%) ReSharper
13 1 (0.99%) TestComplete
General
1 38 (37.62%) Finance
2 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (44.55%) Analyst
1 45 (44.55%) Test Analyst
2 39 (38.61%) Tester
3 28 (27.72%) Agile Test Analyst
4 27 (26.73%) Automation Tester
5 11 (10.89%) Software Tester
6 7 (6.93%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (5.94%) Software Designer
7 6 (5.94%) Designer
7 6 (5.94%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (4.95%) Developer
8 5 (4.95%) iPhone Developer
8 5 (4.95%) iOS Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.97%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (2.97%) Development Engineer
10 2 (1.98%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (60.40%) .NET
2 51 (50.50%) XML
3 42 (41.58%) SOAP
4 39 (38.61%) Web Services
5 36 (35.64%) WSDL
5 36 (35.64%) XSD
6 9 (8.91%) WCF
7 8 (7.92%) .NET Framework
7 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.95%) WinForms
8 5 (4.95%) JSON
9 4 (3.96%) Spring
9 4 (3.96%) WPF
9 4 (3.96%) HTML
9 4 (3.96%) CSS
10 2 (1.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (1.98%) Dojo
11 1 (0.99%) .NET Remoting
11 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Equities
2 9 (8.91%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.93%) DTV
3 7 (6.93%) NHS
4 6 (5.94%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.95%) iPhone
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.99%) Linux
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (82.18%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (50.50%) User Stories
3 45 (44.55%) Test Management
4 37 (36.63%) Usability Testing
5 26 (25.74%) BDD
6 24 (23.76%) Test Scripting
7 22 (21.78%) TDD
8 21 (20.79%) OOP
9 17 (16.83%) Software Engineering
9 17 (16.83%) Automation Testing
10 16 (15.84%) OO
11 15 (14.85%) Business Analysis
11 15 (14.85%) ATDD
12 13 (12.87%) DSDM
13 11 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (9.90%) Data Management
14 10 (9.90%) Configuration Management
14 10 (9.90%) Master Data Management
15 9 (8.91%) Scrum
16 8 (7.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (67.33%) SQL
2 30 (29.70%) Java
3 23 (22.77%) C#
4 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.95%) C
5 5 (4.95%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.99%) F#
Qualifications
1 27 (26.73%) ISEB
2 22 (21.78%) Degree
3 20 (19.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (44.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (36.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 53 (52.48%) Microsoft
2 36 (35.64%) HP
3 10 (9.90%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.99%) Red Gate
4 1 (0.99%) Typemock
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