The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Harrogate region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 53 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 1.50% 3.70% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 3.79% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 7
Average salary £31,250 £31,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Tester
North Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Harrogate region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Harrogate
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
386 317 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Harrogate 96.74% 97.84% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 370 274 147
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Harrogate

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Harrogate region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Harrogate

Tester
Salary Trend in Harrogate

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

Tester Salary Trend in Harrogate

Tester
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Harrogate

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Harrogate region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 28 (82.35%) C#
1 28 (82.35%) Java
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (82.35%) Selenium
2 26 (76.47%) Test Scripting
3 24 (70.59%) Degree
4 18 (52.94%) QA
5 14 (41.18%) Automation Testing
5 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
7 4 (11.76%) Google
7 4 (11.76%) Apple
7 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
8 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Finance
8 2 (5.88%) VBScript
8 2 (5.88%) HP UFT

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Harrogate by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Harrogate region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) Selenium
2 12 (35.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (76.47%) Test Scripting
3 14 (41.18%) Automation Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) C#
1 28 (82.35%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Apple
1 4 (11.76%) Google