The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 166 187 140
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 11 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.32% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 3
Average salary £30,000 £26,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% -25.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £24,000 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £30,250 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
Software 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
3344 3579 2452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.82% 97.23% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 2826 1869
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Leeds

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 28 (84.85%) Software Testing
2 27 (81.82%) SQL
3 26 (78.79%) SDLC
4 24 (72.73%) ISEB
4 24 (72.73%) ISTQB
5 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
6 18 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (54.55%) Test Strategy
7 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 12 (36.36%) MS Office
8 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
8 10 (30.30%) Selenium
9 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
10 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.21%) .NET
11 7 (21.21%) User Experience
12 6 (18.18%) BDD
12 6 (18.18%) Windows
12 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
12 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 6 (18.18%) HP UFT
12 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
12 6 (18.18%) QA
13 5 (15.15%) C#
13 5 (15.15%) Big Data
14 4 (12.12%) User Stories
14 4 (12.12%) TDD

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Big Data
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (18.18%) HP UFT
4 3 (9.09%) ReSharper
4 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 3 (9.09%) Moq
4 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 3 (9.09%) WCF
3 3 (9.09%) WPF
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) WinForms
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Software Testing
2 26 (78.79%) SDLC
3 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 18 (54.55%) Test Strategy
4 18 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
8 6 (18.18%) BDD
9 4 (12.12%) User Stories
9 4 (12.12%) TDD
10 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 3 (9.09%) RUP
10 3 (9.09%) DSDM
10 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Refactoring
10 3 (9.09%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (72.73%) ISEB
1 24 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 18 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
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