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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 177 134 135
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.28% 0.39% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.41% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 13
Average salary £28,750 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,800 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £31,950 £39,600 £26,900
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3535 2427 2211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.33% 95.44% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2811 1881 1820
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
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
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 11 July 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) QA
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (36.67%) SOAP
4 10 (33.33%) Selenium
4 10 (33.33%) XML
5 9 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (30.00%) Finance
5 9 (30.00%) Test Management
6 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
6 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) XSD
7 7 (23.33%) .NET
7 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
7 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.00%) WSDL
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) HP
8 6 (20.00%) Web Services
8 6 (20.00%) Usability Testing
8 6 (20.00%) TDD
9 4 (13.33%) Java
9 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 3 (10.00%) HTML
10 3 (10.00%) HTML5

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (6.67%) Flex Builder
5 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.33%) MSTest
6 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.33%) WATIR
6 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) SOAP
2 10 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (23.33%) XSD
3 7 (23.33%) .NET
4 6 (20.00%) Web Services
4 6 (20.00%) WSDL
5 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 3 (10.00%) Flash
5 3 (10.00%) HTML5
6 2 (6.67%) Apache Flex
6 2 (6.67%) XSLT
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
1 1 (3.33%) Video Editing
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) Test Management
4 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
4 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 6 (20.00%) TDD
5 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.67%) UML
8 2 (6.67%) RUP
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) Fault Management
8 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.33%) Time Management
9 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) ActionScript
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) C
5 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) Sony