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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 181 171 183
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 18 23 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.38% 0.54% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.57% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 1
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
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
4636 4049 3857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.39% 95.14% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3818 3176 3244
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 10 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Ilkley - 6 - -
Castleford - 1 £16,000 -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (95.24%) Software Testing
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (66.67%) Selenium
4 13 (61.90%) ISEB
4 13 (61.90%) Manual Testing
5 11 (52.38%) SQL
6 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (33.33%) .NET
7 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 7 (33.33%) Agile Testing
7 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
8 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 6 (28.57%) HP
9 5 (23.81%) C#
9 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
10 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
10 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
10 4 (19.05%) QA
10 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 4 (19.05%) Scrum
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) TDD
11 3 (14.29%) Retail
11 3 (14.29%) WinForms
11 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 3 (14.29%) Migration
11 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 3 (14.29%) ReSharper
5 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 3 (14.29%) Moq
5 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) WinForms
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 3 (14.29%) WCF
2 3 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (4.76%) cXML
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Software Testing
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) Manual Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) RUP
7 3 (14.29%) DSDM
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 3 (14.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Firmware
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
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