The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 188 167 159
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 25 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.49% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.43% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 11
Average salary £34,000 £25,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.65% -19.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £34,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4928 3733 3569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.95% 96.01% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4013 3007 3019
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Software Tester
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -15 20 £34,500 +50.00% 3
Halifax - 2 - -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (59.18%) QA
2 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
3 18 (36.73%) .NET
3 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (34.69%) SQL
4 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
5 15 (30.61%) Finance
6 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 13 (26.53%) Selenium
8 12 (24.49%) Test Management
8 12 (24.49%) SOAP
9 11 (22.45%) XML
9 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
10 9 (18.37%) TDD
10 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (16.33%) Manual Testing
11 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
11 8 (16.33%) ISEB
11 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
12 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 7 (14.29%) XSD
12 7 (14.29%) Windows
12 7 (14.29%) C#
12 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (12.24%) Usability Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Windows 8

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (12.24%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Selenium
2 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.16%) FitNesse
4 4 (8.16%) Ranorex
4 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.12%) MSTest
6 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.08%) JIRA
7 1 (2.04%) WATIR
7 1 (2.04%) Flex Builder
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) .NET
2 12 (24.49%) SOAP
3 11 (22.45%) XML
4 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.29%) XSD
5 6 (12.24%) Web Services
5 6 (12.24%) WSDL
6 3 (6.12%) HTML
6 3 (6.12%) Flash
6 3 (6.12%) WCF
6 3 (6.12%) HTML5
7 2 (4.08%) XSLT
8 1 (2.04%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) NHS
2 1 (2.04%) Online Games
2 1 (2.04%) Chemistry
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Vista
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Test Management
5 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.37%) TDD
7 8 (16.33%) Manual Testing
7 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
8 6 (12.24%) Usability Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (12.24%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.20%) User Stories
10 4 (8.16%) Scrum
10 4 (8.16%) MVC
10 4 (8.16%) Project Management
11 3 (6.12%) Workflow
11 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) C#
3 6 (12.24%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) ActionScript
4 3 (6.12%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISEB
2 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (59.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) HP
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) Sony
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