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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 155 161 142
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 23 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.49% 0.61% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.62% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 12
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +34.65%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
3180 3689 2496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.57% 97.18% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2519 3007 2014
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,715 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 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 31 (93.94%) Software Testing
2 28 (84.85%) SQL
3 23 (69.70%) ISTQB
3 23 (69.70%) SDLC
4 22 (66.67%) ISEB
5 20 (60.61%) Test Scripting
6 19 (57.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (57.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (57.58%) Test Strategy
7 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
8 12 (36.36%) MS Office
9 11 (33.33%) .NET
10 10 (30.30%) Selenium
10 10 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
11 9 (27.27%) Performance Testing
11 9 (27.27%) .NET Framework
12 8 (24.24%) C#
13 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (21.21%) QA
13 7 (21.21%) TDD
13 7 (21.21%) Big Data
13 7 (21.21%) BDD
14 6 (18.18%) Agile Testing
14 6 (18.18%) Analytics
14 6 (18.18%) WCF
14 6 (18.18%) WPF
14 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) Big Data
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Selenium
1 10 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (18.18%) Moq
3 6 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 6 (18.18%) ReSharper
4 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.18%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 6 (18.18%) WCF
3 6 (18.18%) WPF
3 6 (18.18%) WinForms
4 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.03%) cXML
5 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Software Testing
2 23 (69.70%) SDLC
3 20 (60.61%) Test Scripting
4 19 (57.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (57.58%) Test Strategy
5 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
8 9 (27.27%) Performance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) TDD
9 7 (21.21%) BDD
10 6 (18.18%) Agile Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Analytics
10 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 6 (18.18%) Scrum
10 6 (18.18%) Refactoring
10 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (18.18%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) ISTQB
2 22 (66.67%) ISEB
3 19 (57.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft