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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 162 107 138
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 23 45 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.61% 1.72% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.99% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9 44 21
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £30,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
3199 2262 2363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 85.40% 86.30% 83.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2422 1768 1932
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 12 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 50 (81.97%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (62.30%) Selenium
3 35 (57.38%) QA
4 33 (54.10%) .NET
5 29 (47.54%) SQL
6 27 (44.26%) Test Management
7 26 (42.62%) SOAP
8 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
8 25 (40.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (40.98%) User Stories
9 22 (36.07%) Web Services
10 21 (34.43%) Test Planning
11 20 (32.79%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (31.15%) Cucumber
12 19 (31.15%) SQL Server
12 19 (31.15%) Java
12 19 (31.15%) TDD
13 18 (29.51%) XML
13 18 (29.51%) XSD
13 18 (29.51%) HP
13 18 (29.51%) ISEB
13 18 (29.51%) WSDL
14 17 (27.87%) Degree
14 17 (27.87%) FitNesse
15 15 (24.59%) SoapUI
15 15 (24.59%) QuickTest Pro
15 15 (24.59%) C#
16 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
17 13 (21.31%) BDD
17 13 (21.31%) Usability Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (13.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (62.30%) Selenium
2 25 (40.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (31.15%) Cucumber
4 17 (27.87%) FitNesse
5 15 (24.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (24.59%) SoapUI
6 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
7 11 (18.03%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.56%) ReSharper
9 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
10 2 (3.28%) JIRA
10 2 (3.28%) JUnit
10 2 (3.28%) TestNG
10 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Tester
2 24 (39.34%) Analyst
2 24 (39.34%) Test Analyst
3 18 (29.51%) Agile Test Analyst
4 15 (24.59%) Automation Tester
5 8 (13.11%) QA Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Team Leader
6 7 (11.48%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Lead Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.56%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (4.92%) Principal Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Development Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (54.10%) .NET
2 26 (42.62%) SOAP
3 22 (36.07%) Web Services
4 18 (29.51%) XML
4 18 (29.51%) XSD
4 18 (29.51%) WSDL
5 6 (9.84%) WinForms
6 4 (6.56%) .NET Remoting
6 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.28%) LAMP
8 2 (3.28%) WCF
8 2 (3.28%) WPF
9 1 (1.64%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) NHS
2 7 (11.48%) DTV
2 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (81.97%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) Test Management
3 25 (40.98%) User Stories
4 21 (34.43%) Test Planning
5 19 (31.15%) TDD
6 13 (21.31%) Usability Testing
6 13 (21.31%) BDD
7 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
7 12 (19.67%) Scrum
7 12 (19.67%) Business Analysis
8 10 (16.39%) DSDM
9 9 (14.75%) SOA
9 9 (14.75%) Automation Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Agile Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.84%) OOP
11 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
12 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
12 5 (8.20%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) Java
3 15 (24.59%) C#
4 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) ISEB
2 17 (27.87%) Degree
3 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (57.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (32.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) HP
3 11 (18.03%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Typemock
4 4 (6.56%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.64%) Atlassian