The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wakefield region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 28 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 3.11% 2.70% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 3.53% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
Average salary £23,000 £26,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% -3.70%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
102 85 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 52.85% 76.58% 78.86%
Number of salaries quoted 82 84 80
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Wakefield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Wakefield

Software Testing
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Junior
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Junior Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA