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 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
Software Tester
Rank - 151 155
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds - 0.26% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.28% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 14
Average salary - £31,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
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%

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 22 September 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) QA
5 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Selenium
6 4 (26.67%) Test Management
6 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) ActionScript
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Flash
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (13.33%) Flex Builder
8 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 2 (13.33%) Fault Management

Software 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 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) Flex Builder
3 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) MSTest
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Flash
2 3 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Flex
3 2 (13.33%) XSD
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) WSDL
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
1 1 (6.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Fault Management
5 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) ActionScript
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Sony