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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 201 157 159
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.33% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 17
Average salary £24,000 £38,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.84% +52.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4737 3351 3409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.01% 93.92% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3774 2586 2817
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,280 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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
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 31 July 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
Leeds -36 6 £26,750 -25.69%
Wakefield -4 2 £24,000 +4.34%
Bradford - 2 £24,000 -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (47.06%) QA
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 11 (32.35%) SOAP
5 10 (29.41%) XML
5 10 (29.41%) Selenium
6 9 (26.47%) Test Management
6 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
6 9 (26.47%) .NET
6 9 (26.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 8 (23.53%) Business Analysis
7 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (20.59%) XSD
8 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.65%) WSDL
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.65%) HP
9 6 (17.65%) Web Services
9 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Usability Testing
9 6 (17.65%) TDD
9 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Java
11 4 (11.76%) JavaScript

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 9 (26.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (5.88%) Flex Builder
5 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.94%) MSTest
6 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.94%) WATIR
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) SOAP
2 10 (29.41%) XML
3 9 (26.47%) .NET
4 7 (20.59%) XSD
5 6 (17.65%) WSDL
5 6 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (8.82%) HTML5
6 3 (8.82%) Flash
6 3 (8.82%) HTML
7 2 (5.88%) Apache Flex
7 2 (5.88%) XSLT
8 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
1 1 (2.94%) Online Games
1 1 (2.94%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 9 (26.47%) Test Management
3 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Usability Testing
5 6 (17.65%) TDD
5 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.88%) Fault Management
9 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Scrum
9 2 (5.88%) UML
9 2 (5.88%) RUP
10 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) ActionScript
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) Sony