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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 174 181 152
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.11% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
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
3390 3645 2486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.17% 96.66% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2690 2809 1915
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Coaching
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) System Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) VB.NET

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle