The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 1.77% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
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 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
221 96 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 97.79% 91.43% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 192 84 106
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £20,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £60,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Tester
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Tester Salary Trend in Wakefield

Tester
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 8 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Firmware
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware