The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 141 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 43 43 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.17% 1.69% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.77% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 25 28 39
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £31,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3576 2424 2395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.31% 95.43% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2839 1852 1956
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
West Yorkshire

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 28 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 45 (39.13%) Java
2 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (35.65%) Selenium
3 41 (35.65%) SQL
4 39 (33.91%) Test Scripting
4 39 (33.91%) Test Automation
5 36 (31.30%) ISEB
6 35 (30.43%) .NET
7 32 (27.83%) QA
8 27 (23.48%) Degree
9 26 (22.61%) Scrum
10 25 (21.74%) TDD
11 24 (20.87%) Test Strategy
12 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
13 21 (18.26%) Automation Testing
14 20 (17.39%) SoapUI
14 20 (17.39%) ISTQB
15 19 (16.52%) SOAP
15 19 (16.52%) WebDriver
16 18 (15.65%) BDD
16 18 (15.65%) XML
16 18 (15.65%) MS Excel
17 17 (14.78%) C#
18 16 (13.91%) QuickTest Pro
19 15 (13.04%) Finance
19 15 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (13.04%) Performance Testing
20 14 (12.17%) Test Management
20 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
21 13 (11.30%) Oracle

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (6.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) LAN
1 1 (0.87%) FTP
1 1 (0.87%) Internet
1 1 (0.87%) Wireless
1 1 (0.87%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (35.65%) Selenium
2 20 (17.39%) SoapUI
3 19 (16.52%) WebDriver
4 16 (13.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (10.43%) JUnit
7 6 (5.22%) WATIR
8 5 (4.35%) JMeter
8 5 (4.35%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.48%) NUnit
10 3 (2.61%) Maven
10 3 (2.61%) Ant
10 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.61%) JBehave
10 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.74%) Flex Builder
11 2 (1.74%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Games
3 3 (2.61%) Advertising
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.43%) .NET
2 19 (16.52%) SOAP
3 18 (15.65%) XML
4 7 (6.09%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.09%) XSD
4 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (5.22%) Web Services
5 6 (5.22%) WSDL
5 6 (5.22%) WinForms
6 4 (3.48%) J2EE
6 4 (3.48%) HTML
7 3 (2.61%) Flash
7 3 (2.61%) HTML5
8 2 (1.74%) XSLT
8 2 (1.74%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.87%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.22%) NHS
2 6 (5.22%) DTV
3 5 (4.35%) Open Source
4 4 (3.48%) Online Games
5 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.74%) iSeries
6 1 (0.87%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.87%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.57%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Linux
3 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.22%) Windows 8
3 6 (5.22%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) UNIX
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.91%) Test Scripting
2 39 (33.91%) Test Automation
3 26 (22.61%) Scrum
4 25 (21.74%) TDD
5 24 (20.87%) Test Strategy
6 21 (18.26%) Automation Testing
7 18 (15.65%) BDD
8 15 (13.04%) Performance Testing
9 14 (12.17%) Test Management
10 12 (10.43%) Software Testing
10 12 (10.43%) User Stories
11 11 (9.57%) OO
11 11 (9.57%) DSDM
12 9 (7.83%) SOA
13 8 (6.96%) Load Testing
13 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.96%) Information Management
14 7 (6.09%) MVC
15 6 (5.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.13%) Java
2 41 (35.65%) SQL
3 17 (14.78%) C#
4 4 (3.48%) C++
4 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.48%) PHP
5 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.61%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.74%) C
7 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (31.30%) ISEB
2 27 (23.48%) Degree
3 20 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CEH
6 1 (0.87%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.30%) Oracle
3 6 (5.22%) HP
4 2 (1.74%) IBM
4 2 (1.74%) Adobe
5 1 (0.87%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago