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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 195 203 159
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.12% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.13% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 11
Average salary £30,000 £24,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £26,150 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
4490 4703 3394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.76% 96.47% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3602 3667 2672
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,900 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +17 8 £28,250 +13.00% 1
Bradford -14 1 £40,000 +66.66%
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (80.00%) SQL
2 23 (76.67%) SDLC
3 22 (73.33%) ISEB
3 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
4 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
5 17 (56.67%) Test Scripting
6 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (46.67%) Test Strategy
7 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (33.33%) Selenium
9 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (26.67%) MS Office
10 8 (26.67%) .NET
10 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
11 7 (23.33%) QA
11 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
12 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (20.00%) CSS
12 6 (20.00%) HP UFT
12 6 (20.00%) Windows
13 5 (16.67%) XML
13 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 5 (16.67%) C#
13 5 (16.67%) User Experience
14 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
15 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
15 3 (10.00%) SOA
15 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
15 3 (10.00%) HTML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) SDLC
2 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
3 17 (56.67%) Test Scripting
4 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (46.67%) Test Strategy
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
9 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (10.00%) BDD
10 3 (10.00%) SOA
10 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 2 (6.67%) User Stories
11 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Test Management
11 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (3.33%) TDD
12 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) ISEB
1 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
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