Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 107 167
Rank change year-on-year -12 +60 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 103 143 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.10% 2.63% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.90% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 52 107 86
Leeds median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £23,525 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,250 £38,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +6.06%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4516 4925 6414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.28% 90.58% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3791 4218 5098
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £63,250 £62,500 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Leeds

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Leeds.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Leeds

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 48 (46.60%) Test Automation
2 47 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (38.83%) Degree
4 33 (32.04%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (31.07%) Mentoring
6 30 (29.13%) Selenium
7 28 (27.18%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (27.18%) Virgin Media
8 25 (24.27%) ISEB
9 23 (22.33%) Finance
9 23 (22.33%) Performance Testing
10 21 (20.39%) Test Management
10 21 (20.39%) ISTQB
11 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
11 19 (18.45%) BDD
12 17 (16.50%) QA
12 17 (16.50%) Scrum
12 17 (16.50%) SQL
13 16 (15.53%) Java
14 15 (14.56%) C#
14 15 (14.56%) XML
14 15 (14.56%) Kanban
14 15 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (12.62%) Cucumber
15 13 (12.62%) Exploratory Testing
15 13 (12.62%) SDLC
15 13 (12.62%) SOAP
16 11 (10.68%) C++
16 11 (10.68%) Python
16 11 (10.68%) TDD

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.97%) Confluence
1 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) G Suite
1 6 (5.83%) Office 365
1 6 (5.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) HTTP
1 2 (1.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (29.13%) Selenium
2 15 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (12.62%) Cucumber
4 11 (10.68%) SoapUI
5 10 (9.71%) Ranorex
6 9 (8.74%) SpecFlow
7 8 (7.77%) FitNesse
8 7 (6.80%) Appium
8 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
8 7 (6.80%) tSQLt
9 6 (5.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (5.83%) Buildbot
10 4 (3.88%) JMeter
11 3 (2.91%) Gatling
11 3 (2.91%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.91%) WATIR
12 2 (1.94%) JIRA
13 1 (0.97%) JUnit
General
1 23 (22.33%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Retail
3 2 (1.94%) Legal
3 2 (1.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (32.04%) Consultant
2 28 (27.18%) Graduate
2 28 (27.18%) Graduate Consultant
2 28 (27.18%) Graduate IT Consultant
2 28 (27.18%) IT Consultant
2 28 (27.18%) IT Graduate
3 24 (23.30%) Analyst
3 24 (23.30%) Test Analyst
4 21 (20.39%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) Tester
6 9 (8.74%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Principal Test Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.85%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (3.88%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.56%) XML
2 13 (12.62%) SOAP
3 10 (9.71%) .NET
4 9 (8.74%) Web Services
5 8 (7.77%) WSDL
5 8 (7.77%) XSD
6 5 (4.85%) HTML
7 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.88%) NHS
3 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Android
1 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (46.60%) Test Automation
2 47 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (31.07%) Mentoring
4 28 (27.18%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (22.33%) Performance Testing
6 21 (20.39%) Test Management
7 19 (18.45%) BDD
7 19 (18.45%) Test Scripting
8 17 (16.50%) Scrum
9 15 (14.56%) Kanban
10 13 (12.62%) Exploratory Testing
10 13 (12.62%) SDLC
11 11 (10.68%) TDD
12 9 (8.74%) ATDD
13 8 (7.77%) DevOps
13 8 (7.77%) DSDM
14 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
14 7 (6.80%) Test Planning
15 6 (5.83%) Functional Testing
15 6 (5.83%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.50%) SQL
2 16 (15.53%) Java
3 15 (14.56%) C#
4 11 (10.68%) C++
4 11 (10.68%) Python
5 7 (6.80%) C
5 7 (6.80%) Ruby
5 7 (6.80%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.83%) PHP
6 6 (5.83%) Scala
7 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (38.83%) Degree
2 25 (24.27%) ISEB
3 21 (20.39%) ISTQB
4 11 (10.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.94%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.97%) HNC
6 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.50%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) HL7
2 2 (1.94%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (27.18%) Virgin Media
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.80%) HP
4 6 (5.83%) Google
5 2 (1.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) IBM