The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills 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 Testing 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 124 88 101
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 83 85 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.70% 2.38% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.86% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 62 53 65
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4058 2971 2829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.10% 83.27% 79.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3219 2249 2348
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
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 Testing 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 -38 67 £33,000 -2.22% 8
Wakefield -2 6 £23,000 -11.53%
Bradford -13 5 £36,500 -18.88%
Halifax -10 3 £31,500 -31.14% 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 102 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (37.62%) Test Scripting
3 72 (35.64%) ISEB
4 61 (30.20%) QA
5 53 (26.24%) SQL
6 49 (24.26%) Regression Testing
6 49 (24.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 46 (22.77%) HP Quality Center
8 45 (22.28%) Test Management
9 40 (19.80%) .NET
10 37 (18.32%) XML
11 36 (17.82%) Finance
12 35 (17.33%) SOAP
13 34 (16.83%) Project Management
14 33 (16.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 32 (15.84%) QuickTest Pro
16 26 (12.87%) Microsoft
17 25 (12.38%) Web Services
17 25 (12.38%) Agile Testing
18 23 (11.39%) Windows
19 21 (10.40%) E-Commerce
20 20 (9.90%) SLA
20 20 (9.90%) Selenium
21 18 (8.91%) Automation Testing
22 17 (8.42%) Degree
22 17 (8.42%) Linux
23 16 (7.92%) HP
23 16 (7.92%) ISTQB
23 16 (7.92%) Waterfall
24 15 (7.43%) Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) WinCC
3 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
3 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) DVB
2 4 (1.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) Firewall
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.50%) FTP
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) Redis
3 2 (0.99%) Riak
3 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (15.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (9.90%) Selenium
3 15 (7.43%) LoadRunner
4 11 (5.45%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.96%) WebDriver
7 7 (3.47%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.97%) Behat
9 5 (2.48%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.99%) JMeter
10 2 (0.99%) Flex Builder
10 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.99%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.50%) JDeveloper
11 1 (0.50%) Toad
11 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (17.82%) Finance
2 12 (5.94%) Banking
3 10 (4.95%) Retail
4 9 (4.46%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.97%) Games
6 5 (2.48%) Electronics
7 2 (0.99%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 115 (56.93%) Analyst
2 113 (55.94%) Test Analyst
3 43 (21.29%) Test Engineer
4 33 (16.34%) QA Analyst
5 24 (11.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 24 (11.88%) Consultant
6 14 (6.93%) Tester
6 14 (6.93%) Test Manager
6 14 (6.93%) Technical Consultant
7 13 (6.44%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (5.94%) Junior
9 11 (5.45%) Software Engineer
9 11 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (4.95%) Junior Test Analyst
10 10 (4.95%) Junior Analyst
11 9 (4.46%) Performance Test Consultant
11 9 (4.46%) Performance Consultant
11 9 (4.46%) Software Tester
11 9 (4.46%) Test Consultant
12 7 (3.47%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.80%) .NET
2 37 (18.32%) XML
3 35 (17.33%) SOAP
4 25 (12.38%) Web Services
5 7 (3.47%) WSDL
6 6 (2.97%) Middleware
6 6 (2.97%) GStreamer
7 5 (2.48%) XSD
7 5 (2.48%) HTML
8 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.49%) HTML5
9 3 (1.49%) Flash
9 3 (1.49%) XSLT
10 2 (0.99%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.50%) WCF
11 1 (0.50%) WPF
11 1 (0.50%) NHibernate
11 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.97%) MPEG
1 6 (2.97%) Open Source
1 6 (2.97%) Mobile App
1 6 (2.97%) STB
2 5 (2.48%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.98%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.49%) NHS
5 1 (0.50%) SCADA
5 1 (0.50%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.39%) Windows
2 17 (8.42%) Linux
3 8 (3.96%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.47%) UNIX
5 6 (2.97%) CentOS
5 6 (2.97%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.99%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (37.62%) Test Scripting
3 49 (24.26%) Regression Testing
3 49 (24.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (22.28%) Test Management
5 34 (16.83%) Project Management
6 25 (12.38%) Agile Testing
7 21 (10.40%) E-Commerce
8 18 (8.91%) Automation Testing
9 16 (7.92%) Waterfall
10 15 (7.43%) Integration Testing
10 15 (7.43%) Problem Management
10 15 (7.43%) Scrum
11 14 (6.93%) Automated Testing
11 14 (6.93%) BDD
12 13 (6.44%) Manual Testing
12 13 (6.44%) ITIL
13 12 (5.94%) Test Strategy
13 12 (5.94%) Software Engineering
14 10 (4.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 53 (26.24%) SQL
2 13 (6.44%) C++
3 12 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.95%) C
5 9 (4.46%) C#
5 9 (4.46%) Java
6 8 (3.96%) PHP
7 6 (2.97%) Python
7 6 (2.97%) Ruby
8 5 (2.48%) VB
9 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.49%) ActionScript
9 3 (1.49%) VBA
10 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.50%) VB6
11 1 (0.50%) VBScript
11 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 72 (35.64%) ISEB
2 33 (16.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (8.42%) Degree
4 16 (7.92%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (30.20%) QA
2 20 (9.90%) SLA
3 4 (1.98%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (22.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 26 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.92%) HP
3 6 (2.97%) Oracle
4 5 (2.48%) Splunk
4 5 (2.48%) VMware
5 2 (0.99%) Adobe
6 1 (0.50%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.50%) Sony
6 1 (0.50%) Micro Focus
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Huddersfield
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £21478 - £27901 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago