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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 150 165 150
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 20 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.56% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 4
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% +39.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £34,300 £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+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
3502 3287 2682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.79% 96.34% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2834 2611 2201
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 £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
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 6 March 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 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 21 (95.45%) Software Testing
2 17 (77.27%) SQL
3 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
5 12 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (50.00%) ISEB
7 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
7 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
7 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (40.91%) .NET
8 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
9 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (31.82%) QA
10 7 (31.82%) C#
10 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
10 7 (31.82%) Scrum
11 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (27.27%) WinForms
11 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
11 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
11 6 (27.27%) MS Office
11 6 (27.27%) RUP
11 6 (27.27%) DSDM
11 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
11 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
11 6 (27.27%) ReSharper
11 6 (27.27%) Refactoring
11 6 (27.27%) TDD
11 6 (27.27%) Retail
11 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (13.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) Big Data
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (27.27%) Moq
2 6 (27.27%) ReSharper
2 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) WinForms
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
2 6 (27.27%) WCF
2 6 (27.27%) WPF
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Software Testing
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Scrum
6 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) Refactoring
6 6 (27.27%) RUP
6 6 (27.27%) DSDM
6 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Analytics
6 6 (27.27%) BDD
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
2 11 (50.00%) ISEB
3 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
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