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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 195 171 182
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 13 25 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.27% 0.58% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.61% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 3
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £17,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £35,500 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
4612 4105 3889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.14% 95.60% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3778 3245 3277
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram 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 22 December 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
Ilkley - 6 - -
Leeds -13 4 £39,500 +31.66% 2
Wakefield - 1 £22,500 -
Castleford - 1 £16,000 -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Selenium
3 12 (80.00%) Manual Testing
3 12 (80.00%) ISEB
4 9 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (46.67%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) HP
6 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (20.00%) QA
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Firmware
8 3 (20.00%) .NET
8 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
9 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
9 2 (13.33%) Validation
9 2 (13.33%) Java
9 2 (13.33%) Degree

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (80.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
7 1 (6.67%) RAD
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago