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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 124 113 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 47 72 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.34% 1.92% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.99% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 45 67 83
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
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
3419 3621 2681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.24% 96.77% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2707 2925 2168
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 53 (50.48%) ISEB
2 51 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (43.81%) SQL
4 42 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 38 (36.19%) ISTQB
5 38 (36.19%) Finance
6 36 (34.29%) Test Scripting
7 35 (33.33%) Degree
8 34 (32.38%) Test Strategy
9 33 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 33 (31.43%) SOA
10 29 (27.62%) Test Automation
11 28 (26.67%) BDD
11 28 (26.67%) Retail
12 27 (25.71%) TDD
13 26 (24.76%) .NET
14 23 (21.90%) Manual Testing
15 22 (20.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (20.00%) Scrum
17 20 (19.05%) Selenium
18 19 (18.10%) Telecoms
18 19 (18.10%) Banking
18 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
19 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
19 18 (17.14%) N-Tier
19 18 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (17.14%) Software Architecture
20 17 (16.19%) QA
20 17 (16.19%) Stress Testing
20 17 (16.19%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) VoIP
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
1 1 (0.95%) Firewall
1 1 (0.95%) Wireless
1 1 (0.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) Big Data
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (20.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (19.05%) Selenium
3 10 (9.52%) SoapUI
4 9 (8.57%) Moq
4 9 (8.57%) ReSharper
5 8 (7.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (6.67%) JUnit
7 6 (5.71%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.81%) NUnit
9 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.90%) JIRA
11 1 (0.95%) WATIR
11 1 (0.95%) JMeter
11 1 (0.95%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.95%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.95%) WatiN
11 1 (0.95%) Selenium IDE
General
1 38 (36.19%) Finance
2 28 (26.67%) Retail
3 19 (18.10%) Telecoms
3 19 (18.10%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) .NET
2 9 (8.57%) .NET Framework
2 9 (8.57%) WPF
3 6 (5.71%) WCF
3 6 (5.71%) WinForms
4 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.95%) SOAP
5 1 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) WSDL
5 1 (0.95%) LAMP
5 1 (0.95%) cXML
5 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) N-Tier
2 13 (12.38%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.57%) Client/Server
3 9 (8.57%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.86%) User Experience
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) RIA
7 1 (0.95%) Open Source
7 1 (0.95%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Windows
2 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) UNIX
4 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 36 (34.29%) Test Scripting
4 34 (32.38%) Test Strategy
5 33 (31.43%) SOA
6 29 (27.62%) Test Automation
7 28 (26.67%) BDD
8 27 (25.71%) TDD
9 23 (21.90%) Manual Testing
10 21 (20.00%) Scrum
11 18 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (17.14%) Software Architecture
12 17 (16.19%) Stress Testing
12 17 (16.19%) Test Management
13 16 (15.24%) Integration Testing
13 16 (15.24%) Regression Testing
13 16 (15.24%) Functional Testing
14 15 (14.29%) DevOps
15 13 (12.38%) Unit Testing
16 12 (11.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.81%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) C#
2 12 (11.43%) Java
3 6 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.86%) PHP
5 2 (1.90%) Ruby
5 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.95%) Python
6 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (50.48%) ISEB
2 38 (36.19%) ISTQB
3 35 (33.33%) Degree
4 33 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) OSCP
6 2 (1.90%) OSCE
6 2 (1.90%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.19%) QA
2 12 (11.43%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) Nessus
1 1 (0.95%) Nmap
1 1 (0.95%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle
3 3 (2.86%) Citrix
3 3 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (0.95%) Acunetix
4 1 (0.95%) Empirix
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) Compuware
4 1 (0.95%) HP
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