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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 153 161 143
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.62% 0.49% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 9
Average salary £33,500 £34,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.47% +28.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £26,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,300 £29,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
3606 3550 2696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.49% 96.39% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2900 2844 2178
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (92.86%) Software Testing
2 22 (78.57%) SQL
3 18 (64.29%) ISTQB
4 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 16 (57.14%) ISEB
5 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (53.57%) Test Strategy
5 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (46.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
8 9 (32.14%) .NET
8 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
8 9 (32.14%) MS Office
9 8 (28.57%) C#
9 8 (28.57%) Selenium
10 7 (25.00%) TDD
10 7 (25.00%) Scrum
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (25.00%) QA
10 7 (25.00%) BDD
11 6 (21.43%) Big Data
11 6 (21.43%) Agile Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Analytics
11 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
11 6 (21.43%) Moq
11 6 (21.43%) Private Cloud
11 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
11 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) Big Data
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (28.57%) Selenium
3 6 (21.43%) ReSharper
3 6 (21.43%) Moq
3 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
4 5 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) WinForms
2 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
2 6 (21.43%) WCF
2 6 (21.43%) WPF
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Private Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Software Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 15 (53.57%) Test Strategy
3 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (46.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
6 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (25.00%) BDD
6 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (21.43%) Refactoring
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Analytics
7 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (21.43%) RUP
7 6 (21.43%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) C#
3 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 16 (57.14%) ISEB
3 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
Leeds
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 38000-47500 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
Posted: 20 days ago