The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 31 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 1.78% 0.92% 3.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.93% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 4
Average salary £23,250 £23,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.08% -13.20%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
Software 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 Wakefield 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
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
199 108 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 88.44% 99.08% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 123 100 97
Average salary £27,500 £37,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.67% +17.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £40,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Wakefield

Software Tester
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Firmware
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago