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

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 161 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 51 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.64% 1.95% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 2.03% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15 43 35
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +18.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £44,500 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
3620 2515 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.64% 95.96% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2789 1973 2245
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 12 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 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 54 (59.34%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 32 (35.16%) Java
3 28 (30.77%) SQL
3 28 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 28 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 27 (29.67%) QA
4 27 (29.67%) ISEB
5 23 (25.27%) .NET
6 19 (20.88%) Scrum
7 18 (19.78%) Degree
7 18 (19.78%) SoapUI
7 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
8 17 (18.68%) WebDriver
8 17 (18.68%) SQL Server
8 17 (18.68%) SOAP
9 16 (17.58%) TDD
10 15 (16.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 13 (14.29%) XML
12 13 (14.29%) C#
12 13 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
12 13 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 13 (14.29%) BDD
12 13 (14.29%) Automation Testing
13 12 (13.19%) Test Management
13 12 (13.19%) Oracle
14 10 (10.99%) Windows
14 10 (10.99%) DSDM

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 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 (8.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) LAN
1 1 (1.10%) FTP
1 1 (1.10%) Internet
1 1 (1.10%) Wireless
1 1 (1.10%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.30%) MySQL
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 18 (19.78%) SoapUI
3 17 (18.68%) WebDriver
4 15 (16.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (8.79%) JUnit
7 5 (5.49%) WATIR
8 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.40%) JMeter
8 4 (4.40%) NUnit
8 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.30%) Maven
9 3 (3.30%) Ant
9 3 (3.30%) JBehave
9 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.20%) Flex Builder
10 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.20%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (1.10%) Ranorex
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Games
3 2 (2.20%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.27%) .NET
2 17 (18.68%) SOAP
3 13 (14.29%) XML
4 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.59%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (5.49%) WinForms
5 5 (5.49%) XSD
5 5 (5.49%) Web Services
6 4 (4.40%) HTML
6 4 (4.40%) J2EE
6 4 (4.40%) WSDL
7 3 (3.30%) HTML5
7 3 (3.30%) Flash
8 2 (2.20%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.10%) XML Schema
9 1 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) NHS
3 5 (5.49%) DTV
3 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.40%) Open Source
5 3 (3.30%) Online Games
6 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.10%) iSeries
7 1 (1.10%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.10%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Android
2 5 (5.49%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.10%) UNIX
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (59.34%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 28 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.88%) Scrum
4 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
5 16 (17.58%) TDD
6 13 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 13 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 13 (14.29%) BDD
7 12 (13.19%) Test Management
8 10 (10.99%) User Stories
8 10 (10.99%) DSDM
9 9 (9.89%) OO
9 9 (9.89%) Software Testing
10 8 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.79%) SOA
10 8 (8.79%) Coaching
11 7 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.59%) Test Planning
12 6 (6.59%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) Java
2 28 (30.77%) SQL
3 13 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (4.40%) C++
4 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.30%) ActionScript
5 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (29.67%) ISEB
2 18 (19.78%) Degree
3 14 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.20%) CEH
7 1 (1.10%) CISSP
7 1 (1.10%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) Oracle
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) HP
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe
5 1 (1.10%) IBM
5 1 (1.10%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
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