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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 184 154 165
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.48%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,625 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.04% +15.56%
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
3690 2543 2769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.88% 95.93% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2829 2006 2302
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
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 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 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 (55.56%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) RAD
4 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) RAD
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft