The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Leeds region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 161 159 167
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.20% 0.56% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.57% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 23
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
2898 3160 3598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.41% 97.44% 98.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2352 2486 2936
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
1 9 (52.94%) Manual Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
3 6 (35.29%) QA
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Behat
6 3 (17.65%) Facebook
6 3 (17.65%) Twitter
6 3 (17.65%) Calabash
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Appium
6 3 (17.65%) iPad
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Chemistry
6 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) J2EE
6 3 (17.65%) JUnit
6 3 (17.65%) Python

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Appium
2 3 (17.65%) Calabash
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) JMeter
2 3 (17.65%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Behat
1 3 (17.65%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Chemistry
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Manual Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.88%) CAFM
8 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.88%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Facebook
1 3 (17.65%) Twitter
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) HP
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