The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 125 135 105
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 54 37 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.59% 1.12% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.17% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 51 32 45
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £20,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
3312 3164 2828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.33% 95.97% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2698 2464 2419
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £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%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Leeds region.

Tester Salary Trend in Leeds

Tester
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) Finance
3 26 (34.67%) ISEB
4 25 (33.33%) Degree
5 22 (29.33%) Retail
5 22 (29.33%) SOA
6 21 (28.00%) BDD
7 20 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (26.67%) Banking
7 20 (26.67%) SQL
7 20 (26.67%) Test Strategy
8 18 (24.00%) ISTQB
9 17 (22.67%) Selenium
9 17 (22.67%) Software Testing
9 17 (22.67%) .NET
9 17 (22.67%) RAD
9 17 (22.67%) Scrum
10 16 (21.33%) TDD
11 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
11 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
12 13 (17.33%) Test Management
12 13 (17.33%) Manual Testing
12 13 (17.33%) Java
12 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (16.00%) N-Tier
13 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
13 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.00%) Project Management
13 12 (16.00%) Stress Testing
13 12 (16.00%) Software Architecture

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (22.67%) Selenium
3 9 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (8.00%) JUnit
5 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.67%) NUnit
6 2 (2.67%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.67%) Moq
6 2 (2.67%) Metasploit
7 1 (1.33%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.33%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.33%) WatiN
7 1 (1.33%) WATIR
7 1 (1.33%) JIRA
7 1 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 22 (29.33%) Retail
3 20 (26.67%) Banking
4 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) XML
3 4 (5.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.67%) WinForms
4 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.67%) WCF
4 2 (2.67%) WPF
5 1 (1.33%) cXML
5 1 (1.33%) WSDL
5 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) N-Tier
2 9 (12.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.33%) SOA
3 21 (28.00%) BDD
4 20 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 17 (22.67%) Software Testing
5 17 (22.67%) RAD
5 17 (22.67%) Scrum
6 16 (21.33%) TDD
7 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
7 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (17.33%) Test Management
8 13 (17.33%) Manual Testing
9 12 (16.00%) Project Management
9 12 (16.00%) Stress Testing
9 12 (16.00%) Software Architecture
10 11 (14.67%) Integration Testing
11 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
11 10 (13.33%) System Testing
11 10 (13.33%) OWASP
11 10 (13.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) Java
3 5 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (34.67%) ISEB
2 25 (33.33%) Degree
3 18 (24.00%) ISTQB
4 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (10.67%) CISA
5 8 (10.67%) CISSP
6 2 (2.67%) CEH
6 2 (2.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 7 (9.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Nmap
1 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.33%) Compuware
3 1 (1.33%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) Empirix
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