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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 133 152 105
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 45 41 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 1.11% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.15% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 38 23 29
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,300 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
3344 3579 2452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.82% 97.23% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 2826 1869
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 31 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (60.00%) SQL
2 45 (50.00%) ISEB
2 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (47.78%) Software Testing
3 43 (47.78%) Test Scripting
4 38 (42.22%) ISTQB
5 36 (40.00%) SDLC
6 30 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
7 29 (32.22%) MS Excel
8 28 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (30.00%) Test Strategy
10 25 (27.78%) Scrum
11 24 (26.67%) QA
12 23 (25.56%) .NET
13 18 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 18 (20.00%) RAD
13 18 (20.00%) Selenium
13 18 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
14 17 (18.89%) Regression Testing
15 15 (16.67%) Finance
15 15 (16.67%) Test Management
16 13 (14.44%) Automated Testing
17 12 (13.33%) Degree
17 12 (13.33%) MS Office
18 11 (12.22%) BDD
19 10 (11.11%) User Experience
19 10 (11.11%) Client/Server
19 10 (11.11%) System Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (32.22%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Wireless
1 2 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (1.11%) VoIP
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) SSL
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (10.00%) Big Data
3 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (20.00%) Selenium
3 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 6 (6.67%) ReSharper
4 6 (6.67%) Moq
4 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.22%) Metasploit
5 2 (2.22%) JUnit
5 2 (2.22%) NUnit
5 2 (2.22%) JIRA
6 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Retail
3 5 (5.56%) Legal
4 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) .NET
2 6 (6.67%) CSS
2 6 (6.67%) XML
2 6 (6.67%) HTML
2 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 6 (6.67%) WPF
3 3 (3.33%) WCF
3 3 (3.33%) WinForms
3 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) LAMP
4 1 (1.11%) RESTful
4 1 (1.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 10 (11.11%) User Experience
2 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) CESG
6 1 (1.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) Solaris
4 1 (1.11%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.78%) Software Testing
2 43 (47.78%) Test Scripting
3 36 (40.00%) SDLC
4 27 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 25 (27.78%) Scrum
6 18 (20.00%) RAD
6 18 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 17 (18.89%) Regression Testing
8 15 (16.67%) Test Management
9 13 (14.44%) Automated Testing
10 11 (12.22%) BDD
11 10 (11.11%) System Testing
12 9 (10.00%) TDD
12 9 (10.00%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Performance Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Unit Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
13 8 (8.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (8.89%) Java
3 7 (7.78%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (50.00%) ISEB
2 38 (42.22%) ISTQB
3 30 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (13.33%) Degree
5 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) OSCP
6 2 (2.22%) OSCE
6 2 (2.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.67%) QA
2 7 (7.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Nessus
2 1 (1.11%) Nmap
2 1 (1.11%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.33%) Citrix
2 3 (3.33%) Apple
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) Acunetix
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