The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 59 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 1.35% 2.74% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 3.21% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 2
Average salary £30,500 £36,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.43% +39.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £27,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,845 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.27% -
Software Testing
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 Bradford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
455 280 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 87.50% 85.11% 84.94%
Number of salaries quoted 402 213 178
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bradford

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Bradford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bradford region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) QlikView
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Cognos
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) RAD
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bradford region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) RAD
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (20.00%) Cognos
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft