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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 144 137 98
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 36 48 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.07% 1.31% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.35% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 31 33 33
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,000 £39,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
3249 3551 2407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.24% 97.26% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2558 2823 1885
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 3 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 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 57 (58.16%) SQL
2 48 (48.98%) ISEB
3 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (43.88%) Software Testing
5 41 (41.84%) Test Scripting
5 41 (41.84%) SDLC
6 39 (39.80%) ISTQB
7 33 (33.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (30.61%) Test Strategy
9 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 28 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 27 (27.55%) .NET
10 27 (27.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (24.49%) Scrum
12 23 (23.47%) Finance
12 23 (23.47%) SQL Server
13 21 (21.43%) QA
13 21 (21.43%) Test Automation
14 20 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (18.37%) Test Management
15 18 (18.37%) Regression Testing
16 17 (17.35%) RAD
16 17 (17.35%) Selenium
16 17 (17.35%) TDD
16 17 (17.35%) Retail
16 17 (17.35%) BDD
17 15 (15.31%) Degree
18 14 (14.29%) SOA
19 13 (13.27%) MS Office
19 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS Project
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Wireless
2 1 (1.02%) Network Security
2 1 (1.02%) VoIP
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.20%) Big Data
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (27.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (17.35%) Selenium
3 10 (10.20%) SoapUI
4 9 (9.18%) Moq
4 9 (9.18%) ReSharper
5 7 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.12%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.08%) NUnit
7 4 (4.08%) JUnit
8 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.04%) JIRA
10 1 (1.02%) Metasploit
10 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 17 (17.35%) Retail
3 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.16%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.55%) .NET
2 9 (9.18%) .NET Framework
2 9 (9.18%) WPF
3 7 (7.14%) XML
4 6 (6.12%) WCF
4 6 (6.12%) HTML
4 6 (6.12%) WinForms
5 5 (5.10%) CSS
6 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.02%) SOAP
7 1 (1.02%) Web Services
7 1 (1.02%) WSDL
7 1 (1.02%) LAMP
7 1 (1.02%) cXML
7 1 (1.02%) RESTful
7 1 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Client/Server
2 9 (9.18%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.18%) User Experience
2 9 (9.18%) Private Cloud
3 7 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.02%) CESG
7 1 (1.02%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.10%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.88%) Software Testing
3 41 (41.84%) Test Scripting
3 41 (41.84%) SDLC
4 30 (30.61%) Test Strategy
5 24 (24.49%) Scrum
6 21 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 20 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (18.37%) Regression Testing
8 18 (18.37%) Test Management
9 17 (17.35%) BDD
9 17 (17.35%) RAD
9 17 (17.35%) TDD
10 14 (14.29%) SOA
11 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
12 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (12.24%) Manual Testing
12 12 (12.24%) Automated Testing
12 12 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (11.22%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (58.16%) SQL
2 12 (12.24%) Java
3 11 (11.22%) C#
4 6 (6.12%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (48.98%) ISEB
2 39 (39.80%) ISTQB
3 33 (33.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (15.31%) Degree
5 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) OSCP
6 2 (2.04%) OSCE
6 2 (2.04%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.43%) QA
2 9 (9.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Nessus
1 1 (1.02%) Nmap
1 1 (1.02%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) Citrix
3 3 (3.06%) Apple
4 1 (1.02%) Acunetix
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