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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 114 141 89
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 66 31 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.81% 0.91% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 0.95% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 61 29 59
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £27,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,900 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
3576 3269 2770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.81% 96.29% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2894 2557 2293
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 27 February 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.58%) ISEB
3 37 (36.63%) Finance
3 37 (36.63%) Degree
4 35 (34.65%) Retail
5 33 (32.67%) SOA
6 32 (31.68%) BDD
7 31 (30.69%) SQL
8 29 (28.71%) Software Testing
9 27 (26.73%) ISTQB
9 27 (26.73%) TDD
9 27 (26.73%) Banking
10 24 (23.76%) Test Strategy
11 22 (21.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (21.78%) Test Automation
11 22 (21.78%) Test Scripting
11 22 (21.78%) Manual Testing
12 21 (20.79%) .NET
12 21 (20.79%) Scrum
12 21 (20.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (18.81%) Telecoms
14 18 (17.82%) Selenium
14 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
14 18 (17.82%) N-Tier
14 18 (17.82%) Software Architecture
15 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
15 17 (16.83%) RAD
15 17 (16.83%) Stress Testing
16 16 (15.84%) Integration Testing
16 16 (15.84%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS Project
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) Big Data
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (21.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (17.82%) Selenium
3 10 (9.90%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.91%) SoapUI
5 8 (7.92%) Moq
5 8 (7.92%) ReSharper
6 6 (5.94%) JUnit
7 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.98%) NUnit
9 2 (1.98%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.99%) JIRA
10 1 (0.99%) WATIR
10 1 (0.99%) JMeter
10 1 (0.99%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.99%) WatiN
10 1 (0.99%) Selenium IDE
General
1 37 (36.63%) Finance
2 35 (34.65%) Retail
3 27 (26.73%) Banking
4 19 (18.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.97%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.79%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) WPF
3 6 (5.94%) WinForms
3 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
3 6 (5.94%) WCF
4 5 (4.95%) XML
5 4 (3.96%) Web Services
6 1 (0.99%) HTML
6 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.99%) SOAP
6 1 (0.99%) WSDL
6 1 (0.99%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) N-Tier
2 13 (12.87%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.91%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.96%) Windows
1 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.98%) Android
3 1 (0.99%) UNIX
3 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.67%) SOA
3 32 (31.68%) BDD
4 29 (28.71%) Software Testing
5 27 (26.73%) TDD
6 24 (23.76%) Test Strategy
7 22 (21.78%) Test Automation
7 22 (21.78%) Test Scripting
7 22 (21.78%) Manual Testing
8 21 (20.79%) Scrum
9 18 (17.82%) Software Architecture
10 17 (16.83%) RAD
10 17 (16.83%) Stress Testing
11 16 (15.84%) Functional Testing
11 16 (15.84%) Integration Testing
11 16 (15.84%) Test Management
12 14 (13.86%) DevOps
13 12 (11.88%) Project Management
14 11 (10.89%) ITIL
14 11 (10.89%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.69%) SQL
2 14 (13.86%) Java
3 9 (8.91%) C#
4 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.99%) Perl
6 1 (0.99%) Python
6 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (41.58%) ISEB
2 37 (36.63%) Degree
3 27 (26.73%) ISTQB
4 21 (20.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (7.92%) CISSP
5 8 (7.92%) CISA
6 3 (2.97%) CEH
6 3 (2.97%) OSCP
7 1 (0.99%) OSCE
7 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) QA
2 11 (10.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.98%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle
3 2 (1.98%) Citrix
3 2 (1.98%) Apple
4 1 (0.99%) Empirix
4 1 (0.99%) IBM
4 1 (0.99%) Compuware
4 1 (0.99%) HP
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