The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 212 177 172
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.058% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.45% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 9
Average salary £22,500 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.20%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Software 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 West 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5043 3807 3552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.94% 95.58% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3973 3094 2977
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
Wakefield - 3 £22,500 -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) Firmware
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Apache Flex
7 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (11.11%) Video Editing
7 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) Flex Builder
7 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (11.11%) Flex Builder
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) Flash
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Flex
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) E-Learning
1 1 (11.11%) Video Editing
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) MVC
7 1 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
7 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe