The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 176 144 140
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.22% 0.28% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 14
Average salary £26,750 £39,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.41% +56.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £36,600 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £41,400 £26,850
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3563 2419 2373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.38% 95.39% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2833 1850 1940
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
West Yorkshire

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 25 July 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 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) SOAP
3 11 (37.93%) QA
4 10 (34.48%) Selenium
4 10 (34.48%) XML
5 9 (31.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 9 (31.03%) Test Management
6 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (27.59%) Business Analysis
6 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
7 7 (24.14%) XSD
7 7 (24.14%) .NET
7 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
7 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.69%) Usability Testing
8 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 6 (20.69%) WSDL
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.69%) HP
8 6 (20.69%) Web Services
9 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Java
9 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.34%) MySQL
10 3 (10.34%) ActionScript

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (6.90%) Flex Builder
5 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.45%) MSTest
6 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.45%) WATIR
6 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) SOAP
2 10 (34.48%) XML
3 7 (24.14%) XSD
3 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) WSDL
5 3 (10.34%) HTML
5 3 (10.34%) Flash
5 3 (10.34%) HTML5
6 2 (6.90%) Apache Flex
6 2 (6.90%) XSLT
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) E-Learning
1 1 (3.45%) Video Editing
1 1 (3.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Test Management
4 8 (27.59%) Business Analysis
5 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Usability Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.90%) Fault Management
9 2 (6.90%) UML
9 2 (6.90%) RUP
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.45%) MVC
10 1 (3.45%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) ActionScript
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.69%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) Sony