The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the North Yorkshire 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 48 84 68
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 36 23 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 3.43% 1.88% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 1.94% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 18
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
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 North Yorkshire 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
North Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1030 1187 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 98.19% 97.06% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 909 852 675
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the North Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the North Yorkshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in North Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in North Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in North Yorkshire

Tester
Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harrogate +12 30 £31,500 -3.07%
Skipton - 5 £30,000 -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 49 (72.06%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (67.65%) Test Scripting
3 41 (60.29%) Degree
4 32 (47.06%) C#
4 32 (47.06%) Java
5 29 (42.65%) SQL
6 25 (36.76%) Automation Testing
7 22 (32.35%) Selenium
8 19 (27.94%) QA
9 14 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (19.12%) Functional Testing
11 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
12 10 (14.71%) ISEB
13 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
14 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
15 6 (8.82%) Finance
16 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
17 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
17 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
17 4 (5.88%) Software Testing
17 4 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
17 4 (5.88%) VBScript
18 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
18 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 3 (4.41%) User Experience
19 2 (2.94%) Waterfall
19 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
19 2 (2.94%) System Testing
19 2 (2.94%) WebLOAD
19 2 (2.94%) MVC

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (32.35%) Selenium
2 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.94%) NUnit
4 2 (2.94%) WebLOAD
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) W3C
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (72.06%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (67.65%) Test Scripting
3 25 (36.76%) Automation Testing
4 14 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (19.12%) Functional Testing
6 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.94%) TDD
10 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.94%) MVC
10 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.94%) System Testing
10 2 (2.94%) Waterfall
11 1 (1.47%) Usability Testing
11 1 (1.47%) Use Case
11 1 (1.47%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.06%) C#
1 32 (47.06%) Java
2 29 (42.65%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (60.29%) Degree
2 10 (14.71%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.94%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft