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 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 100 118 92
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 130 67 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.53% 1.72% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.18% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 107 53 78
Average salary £33,000 £33,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,400 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4228 3078 2821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.32% 79.17% 77.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3408 2428 2359
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 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 +2 73 £33,000 -5.71% 9
Halifax +19 45 £30,000 - 1
Bradford +10 13 £42,500 +61.90% 1
Wakefield +10 4 £40,000 +66.66%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 105 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 86 (38.91%) ISEB
4 82 (37.10%) QA
4 82 (37.10%) HP Quality Center
5 64 (28.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 57 (25.79%) SQL
7 51 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 48 (21.72%) Test Management
9 46 (20.81%) Finance
10 45 (20.36%) Project Management
11 43 (19.46%) QuickTest Pro
12 40 (18.10%) XML
13 35 (15.84%) Microsoft
13 35 (15.84%) ISTQB
14 33 (14.93%) .NET
15 30 (13.57%) Manual Testing
16 29 (13.12%) Test Strategy
17 26 (11.76%) Automated Testing
17 26 (11.76%) Business Analysis
17 26 (11.76%) Degree
18 25 (11.31%) Selenium
18 25 (11.31%) Banking
18 25 (11.31%) SOAP
19 24 (10.86%) C
20 23 (10.41%) HP
20 23 (10.41%) Agile Testing
21 22 (9.95%) Web Services
22 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
22 20 (9.05%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (0.90%) IIS
2 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.62%) DVB
2 2 (0.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) FTP
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.81%) MySQL
4 2 (0.90%) Redis
4 2 (0.90%) Riak
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (19.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (11.31%) Selenium
3 20 (9.05%) Cucumber
4 15 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 11 (4.98%) LoadRunner
7 9 (4.07%) FitNesse
7 9 (4.07%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.62%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.90%) JMeter
11 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.45%) Toad
11 1 (0.45%) JDeveloper
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.45%) Behat
11 1 (0.45%) Flex Builder
General
1 46 (20.81%) Finance
2 25 (11.31%) Banking
3 12 (5.43%) Games
4 9 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.07%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.07%) Retail
4 9 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.17%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 138 (62.44%) Analyst
2 134 (60.63%) Test Analyst
3 67 (30.32%) Test Engineer
4 44 (19.91%) QA Analyst
5 30 (13.57%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (12.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 22 (9.95%) Tester
8 18 (8.14%) Software Engineer
9 17 (7.69%) Test Manager
10 15 (6.79%) Consultant
11 14 (6.33%) Software Tester
12 11 (4.98%) Software Test Engineer
13 10 (4.52%) Senior Test Engineer
14 9 (4.07%) Test Consultant
14 9 (4.07%) Performance Test Consultant
14 9 (4.07%) Performance Consultant
15 8 (3.62%) Agile Test Analyst
16 7 (3.17%) Junior
16 7 (3.17%) Senior Manager
16 7 (3.17%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.10%) XML
2 33 (14.93%) .NET
3 25 (11.31%) SOAP
4 22 (9.95%) Web Services
5 16 (7.24%) XSLT
6 12 (5.43%) WSDL
7 11 (4.98%) XSD
8 8 (3.62%) GStreamer
8 8 (3.62%) Middleware
9 4 (1.81%) HTML
10 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.36%) Flash
10 3 (1.36%) HTML5
11 1 (0.45%) Ajax
11 1 (0.45%) NHibernate
11 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.45%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.45%) WCF
11 1 (0.45%) WPF
11 1 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.98%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.62%) Open Source
3 8 (3.62%) STB
3 8 (3.62%) MPEG
4 5 (2.26%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.81%) NHS
6 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.45%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.24%) Linux
2 9 (4.07%) Windows
3 8 (3.62%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (3.17%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.26%) CentOS
6 4 (1.81%) UNIX
7 2 (0.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 64 (28.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 51 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 48 (21.72%) Test Management
6 45 (20.36%) Project Management
7 30 (13.57%) Manual Testing
8 29 (13.12%) Test Strategy
9 26 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 26 (11.76%) Business Analysis
10 23 (10.41%) Agile Testing
11 20 (9.05%) Scrum
11 20 (9.05%) BDD
12 19 (8.60%) UML
13 17 (7.69%) RUP
14 14 (6.33%) Test Automation
14 14 (6.33%) Performance Testing
15 13 (5.88%) E-Commerce
16 11 (4.98%) Usability Testing
16 11 (4.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.79%) SQL
2 24 (10.86%) C
3 15 (6.79%) Java
4 10 (4.52%) C++
5 6 (2.71%) C#
5 6 (2.71%) Python
6 5 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.26%) PHP
7 3 (1.36%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.36%) VB
7 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.45%) COBOL
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 86 (38.91%) ISEB
2 35 (15.84%) ISTQB
3 26 (11.76%) Degree
4 3 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (37.10%) QA
2 9 (4.07%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 82 (37.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.41%) HP
3 18 (8.14%) Oracle
4 5 (2.26%) VMware
4 5 (2.26%) Splunk
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe
5 1 (0.45%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.45%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.45%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25783.00 - £34530.00 per annum + Shift Allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Health and Social Care Information Centre
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Jam Recruitment
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £21388 - £27901 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago