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 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 203 156 162
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.44% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.47% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 16
Average salary £24,000 £32,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.15% +22.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £43,750 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
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
4811 3399 3628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.57% 94.31% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3753 2675 3021
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £54,000
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 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 29 August 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 -2 4 £23,250 +1.08% 1
Leeds -33 4 £25,000 -20.63% 1
Bradford - 2 £24,000 -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) QA
3 14 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (34.38%) Selenium
6 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 10 (31.25%) SOAP
7 9 (28.13%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (25.00%) XML
8 8 (25.00%) .NET
8 8 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (25.00%) Test Management
9 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
10 6 (18.75%) ISEB
10 6 (18.75%) XSD
10 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
11 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
11 5 (15.63%) Usability Testing
11 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
11 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (15.63%) WSDL
11 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
11 5 (15.63%) HP
11 5 (15.63%) Web Services
11 5 (15.63%) ISTQB

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (6.25%) Flex Builder
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.13%) MSTest
7 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.13%) WATIR
7 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) SOAP
2 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) XSD
4 5 (15.63%) WSDL
4 5 (15.63%) Web Services
5 3 (9.38%) HTML
5 3 (9.38%) Flash
5 3 (9.38%) HTML5
6 2 (6.25%) Apache Flex
7 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.13%) Video Editing
2 1 (3.13%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Test Management
5 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Usability Testing
6 5 (15.63%) TDD
6 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.25%) Agile Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Fault Management
9 2 (6.25%) Migration
9 2 (6.25%) Scrum
9 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) ActionScript
4 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
1 5 (15.63%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (3.13%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago