The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 179 150 155
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.11% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Average salary £35,750 £42,250 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +3.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £38,850 £40,150
10% offered a salary of more than £39,150 £53,000 £41,350
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +12.58%
Senior Tester
West 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 Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3564 2548 2678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.56% 95.65% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2749 1971 2190
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Leeds

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Information Management
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) V-Model
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft