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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 153 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 56 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.75% 2.12% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 2.22% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 17 40 39
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £42,050 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +0.74%
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
3611 2526 2684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.63% 95.57% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2778 1944 2196
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 37 (37.00%) Java
1 37 (37.00%) Selenium
2 33 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.00%) SQL
3 32 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 31 (31.00%) ISEB
4 31 (31.00%) Test Scripting
5 29 (29.00%) QA
6 26 (26.00%) .NET
7 22 (22.00%) Scrum
8 21 (21.00%) Test Strategy
9 20 (20.00%) TDD
10 19 (19.00%) Degree
10 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
10 19 (19.00%) SoapUI
11 18 (18.00%) WebDriver
11 18 (18.00%) SOAP
12 16 (16.00%) ISTQB
12 16 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (16.00%) Automation Testing
13 15 (15.00%) BDD
13 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
13 15 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (14.00%) XML
14 14 (14.00%) C#
14 14 (14.00%) Performance Testing
15 13 (13.00%) Test Management
16 12 (12.00%) Finance
16 12 (12.00%) Oracle
17 11 (11.00%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) LAN
1 1 (1.00%) Internet
1 1 (1.00%) Wireless
1 1 (1.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (37.00%) Selenium
2 19 (19.00%) SoapUI
3 18 (18.00%) WebDriver
4 16 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (10.00%) JUnit
7 6 (6.00%) WATIR
8 5 (5.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.00%) JMeter
9 4 (4.00%) NUnit
9 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.00%) Maven
10 3 (3.00%) Ant
10 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.00%) JBehave
10 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.00%) Flex Builder
11 2 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (1.00%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (1.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.00%) .NET
2 18 (18.00%) SOAP
3 14 (14.00%) XML
4 6 (6.00%) XSD
4 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (5.00%) WSDL
5 5 (5.00%) WinForms
5 5 (5.00%) Web Services
6 4 (4.00%) HTML
6 4 (4.00%) J2EE
7 3 (3.00%) Flash
7 3 (3.00%) HTML5
8 2 (2.00%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (1.00%) XML Schema
9 1 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.00%) Open Source
2 5 (5.00%) NHS
2 5 (5.00%) DTV
2 5 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.00%) Online Games
4 2 (2.00%) iSeries
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Android
2 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.00%) Test Automation
3 31 (31.00%) Test Scripting
4 22 (22.00%) Scrum
5 21 (21.00%) Test Strategy
6 20 (20.00%) TDD
7 16 (16.00%) Automation Testing
8 15 (15.00%) BDD
9 14 (14.00%) Performance Testing
10 13 (13.00%) Test Management
11 11 (11.00%) User Stories
12 10 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 10 (10.00%) DSDM
13 9 (9.00%) OO
13 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (8.00%) SOA
15 7 (7.00%) Regression Testing
15 7 (7.00%) Load Testing
16 6 (6.00%) Business Analysis
16 6 (6.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.00%) Java
2 32 (32.00%) SQL
3 14 (14.00%) C#
4 4 (4.00%) C++
4 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.00%) ActionScript
5 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (31.00%) ISEB
2 19 (19.00%) Degree
3 16 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.00%) CEH
6 1 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Oracle
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (2.00%) Adobe
4 2 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (1.00%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 12 days ago