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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 114 126 152
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 71 62 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.13% 1.76% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.80% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 67 57 29
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +35.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £36,100
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
3220 3454 3268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.44% 98.13% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2700 2808 2521
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 68 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (40.34%) Selenium
3 47 (39.50%) QA
4 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
5 39 (32.77%) ISEB
6 38 (31.93%) SQL
6 38 (31.93%) ISTQB
7 36 (30.25%) Microsoft
8 35 (29.41%) Scrum
9 32 (26.89%) MS Excel
10 28 (23.53%) Java
11 25 (21.01%) .NET
11 25 (21.01%) Test Management
12 22 (18.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (17.65%) Manual Testing
14 20 (16.81%) JMeter
14 20 (16.81%) SoapUI
15 19 (15.97%) Cucumber
15 19 (15.97%) Test Strategy
15 19 (15.97%) Finance
16 18 (15.13%) Software Testing
16 18 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (14.29%) TDD
17 17 (14.29%) RAD
17 17 (14.29%) Automation Testing
18 16 (13.45%) Defect Management
18 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
18 16 (13.45%) Degree
19 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
19 15 (12.61%) System Integration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (26.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) HTTP
2 4 (3.36%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.52%) Network Security
3 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.52%) DB2
4 1 (0.84%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (40.34%) Selenium
2 22 (18.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (16.81%) JMeter
3 20 (16.81%) SoapUI
4 19 (15.97%) Cucumber
5 12 (10.08%) WebDriver
6 11 (9.24%) JIRA
7 8 (6.72%) NeoLoad
8 6 (5.04%) JUnit
9 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.36%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.36%) SilkTest
10 3 (2.52%) Appium
10 3 (2.52%) Calabash
10 3 (2.52%) DbUnit
10 3 (2.52%) FitNesse
10 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.68%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.68%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Banking
2 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) .NET
2 12 (10.08%) SOAP
3 8 (6.72%) Web Services
4 5 (4.20%) XML
5 3 (2.52%) Behat
5 3 (2.52%) J2EE
5 3 (2.52%) Middleware
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.92%) Client/Server
2 13 (10.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.36%) Chemistry
3 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.36%) User Experience
4 3 (2.52%) AS400
4 3 (2.52%) iPad
4 3 (2.52%) iSeries
5 2 (1.68%) Informatics
5 2 (1.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Linux
2 7 (5.88%) Windows
3 5 (4.20%) Unix
4 3 (2.52%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
3 35 (29.41%) Scrum
4 25 (21.01%) Test Management
5 21 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 19 (15.97%) Test Strategy
7 18 (15.13%) Software Testing
7 18 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 17 (14.29%) RAD
8 17 (14.29%) TDD
9 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
9 16 (13.45%) Defect Management
10 15 (12.61%) BDD
10 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
10 15 (12.61%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
13 12 (10.08%) Integration Testing
14 11 (9.24%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.93%) SQL
2 28 (23.53%) Java
3 10 (8.40%) C#
4 6 (5.04%) Python
5 3 (2.52%) Ruby
6 2 (1.68%) C
6 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.84%) Perl
7 1 (0.84%) PHP
7 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (32.77%) ISEB
2 38 (31.93%) ISTQB
3 16 (13.45%) Degree
4 7 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.20%) HND
6 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) CEH
7 1 (0.84%) CISSP
7 1 (0.84%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.84%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (39.50%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) HL7
3 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (30.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.40%) HP
3 8 (6.72%) Oracle
4 5 (4.20%) Telerik
5 3 (2.52%) Twitter
6 2 (1.68%) Facebook
7 1 (0.84%) IBM
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