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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 131 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 49 54 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.47% 1.66% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.73% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 40
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £20,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
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
3244 3121 2848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.04% 96.18% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2605 2441 2439
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 24 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) ISEB
3 25 (35.71%) SOA
4 23 (32.86%) Finance
5 21 (30.00%) Degree
5 21 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 20 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
8 18 (25.71%) Banking
8 18 (25.71%) Retail
8 18 (25.71%) Selenium
9 17 (24.29%) BDD
10 16 (22.86%) RAD
10 16 (22.86%) Software Testing
11 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (20.00%) Test Management
13 13 (18.57%) Scrum
13 13 (18.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (17.14%) SQL
14 12 (17.14%) TDD
15 11 (15.71%) Java
15 11 (15.71%) .NET
15 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
15 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
16 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
16 10 (14.29%) N-Tier
16 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
16 10 (14.29%) Stress Testing
16 10 (14.29%) Manual Testing
16 10 (14.29%) Software Architecture

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (11.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) FTP
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Selenium
2 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (11.43%) SoapUI
4 7 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.14%) JUnit
6 4 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.86%) Metasploit
8 1 (1.43%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.43%) JMeter
8 1 (1.43%) WATIR
8 1 (1.43%) WatiN
8 1 (1.43%) TestComplete
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 18 (25.71%) Banking
2 18 (25.71%) Retail
3 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 8 (11.43%) SOAP
3 5 (7.14%) XML
4 4 (5.71%) Web Services
5 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.71%) SOA
3 21 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
5 17 (24.29%) BDD
6 16 (22.86%) Software Testing
6 16 (22.86%) RAD
7 14 (20.00%) Test Management
8 13 (18.57%) Scrum
9 12 (17.14%) TDD
10 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
10 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
11 10 (14.29%) Software Architecture
11 10 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 10 (14.29%) Stress Testing
11 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Functional Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Cyber Security
13 8 (11.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 11 (15.71%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.43%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) PHP
4 1 (1.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (41.43%) ISEB
2 21 (30.00%) Degree
3 20 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 13 (18.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (12.86%) CISSP
6 8 (11.43%) CISA
7 5 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (4.29%) CEH
9 2 (2.86%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) PCI DSS
2 6 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) IBM
3 1 (1.43%) Compuware
3 1 (1.43%) HP
3 1 (1.43%) Empirix
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