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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 128 158 98
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 50 27 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.41% 0.74% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.76% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 41 17 41
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,200 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
3365 3540 2462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.19% 96.56% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2672 2719 1908
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 48 (60.76%) SQL
2 40 (50.63%) Test Scripting
3 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.84%) ISTQB
4 36 (45.57%) ISEB
5 31 (39.24%) Software Testing
6 27 (34.18%) SDLC
7 26 (32.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
7 26 (32.91%) Scrum
7 26 (32.91%) MS Excel
8 25 (31.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (30.38%) Test Strategy
10 23 (29.11%) .NET
11 22 (27.85%) RAD
12 21 (26.58%) QA
13 20 (25.32%) Selenium
14 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
15 14 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (16.46%) Test Management
16 13 (16.46%) Finance
17 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
18 11 (13.92%) System Testing
18 11 (13.92%) Regression Testing
18 11 (13.92%) Client/Server
18 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
19 10 (12.66%) Windows
20 9 (11.39%) Java
21 8 (10.13%) HTML
21 8 (10.13%) MS Office

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 26 (32.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Network Security
2 2 (2.53%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) VoIP
3 1 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.06%) Big Data
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (32.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (25.32%) Selenium
3 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.33%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.80%) JIRA
6 2 (2.53%) Metasploit
6 2 (2.53%) NUnit
6 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.53%) Hudson
6 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.53%) JUnit
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Legal
2 3 (3.80%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.11%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) XML
2 8 (10.13%) HTML
3 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) RESTful
5 1 (1.27%) REST
5 1 (1.27%) LAMP
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Client/Server
2 7 (8.86%) User Experience
2 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) RIA
5 1 (1.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
2 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.80%) UNIX
4 2 (2.53%) Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.63%) Test Scripting
2 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.24%) Software Testing
4 27 (34.18%) SDLC
5 26 (32.91%) Scrum
6 24 (30.38%) Test Strategy
7 22 (27.85%) RAD
8 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
9 14 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (16.46%) Test Management
11 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
12 11 (13.92%) System Testing
12 11 (13.92%) Regression Testing
13 8 (10.13%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (8.86%) Automation Testing
15 6 (7.59%) BDD
15 6 (7.59%) OWASP
16 5 (6.33%) Manual Testing
16 5 (6.33%) Performance Testing
16 5 (6.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.76%) SQL
2 9 (11.39%) Java
3 4 (5.06%) C#
4 3 (3.80%) PHP
5 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.53%) Python
5 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (46.84%) ISTQB
2 36 (45.57%) ISEB
3 25 (31.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.06%) Degree
5 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.58%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Nessus
2 1 (1.27%) Nmap
2 1 (1.27%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle
3 1 (1.27%) Citrix
3 1 (1.27%) Acunetix
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