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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 174 187 172
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 24 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.51% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.58% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 18
Average salary £33,500 £34,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.47% +28.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,500 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
4587 4866 3739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.29% 96.43% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3966 2998
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 £27,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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
Leeds +7 21 £33,750 -0.73% 2
Bradford - 2 £26,000 - 1
Wakefield - 1 - -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 38 (88.37%) Software Testing
2 30 (69.77%) ISEB
3 29 (67.44%) SQL
4 24 (55.81%) ISTQB
4 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
6 19 (44.19%) Test Strategy
6 19 (44.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (41.86%) Selenium
7 18 (41.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (34.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (32.56%) .NET
10 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
11 10 (23.26%) Manual Testing
11 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
11 10 (23.26%) C#
11 10 (23.26%) MS Office
12 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
12 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
12 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
13 8 (18.60%) QA
14 7 (16.28%) Scrum
14 7 (16.28%) TDD
14 7 (16.28%) Retail
14 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
14 7 (16.28%) BDD
14 7 (16.28%) Agile Testing
15 6 (13.95%) Analytics
15 6 (13.95%) Test Planning

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Office
2 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) Big Data
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 15 (34.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
4 6 (13.95%) Moq
4 6 (13.95%) ReSharper
5 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.33%) JIRA
7 1 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (16.28%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
3 6 (13.95%) WCF
3 6 (13.95%) WPF
3 6 (13.95%) WinForms
4 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.65%) XML
6 1 (2.33%) cXML
6 1 (2.33%) HTML
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Private Cloud
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (88.37%) Software Testing
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
4 19 (44.19%) Test Strategy
5 18 (41.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 10 (23.26%) Manual Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
7 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 7 (16.28%) BDD
8 7 (16.28%) Agile Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Analytics
9 6 (13.95%) Test Planning
9 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.95%) RUP
9 6 (13.95%) DSDM
9 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (67.44%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (69.77%) ISEB
2 24 (55.81%) ISTQB
3 19 (44.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) HP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago