The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 Testing
Rank 111 98 139
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +41
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 90 100 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.89% 2.35% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.87% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 80 80 40
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4126 3490 3262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.68% 82.00% 81.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3340 2707 2722
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 January 2015.

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 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 +12 80 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Ilkley - 6 - -
Bradford -2 1 £25,000 -13.79% 1
Castleford - 1 £16,000 -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (55.78%) SQL
3 74 (50.34%) ISEB
4 56 (38.10%) .NET
5 52 (35.37%) Microsoft
6 46 (31.29%) ISTQB
7 45 (30.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 40 (27.21%) Agile Testing
9 38 (25.85%) Test Scripting
10 37 (25.17%) Retail
10 37 (25.17%) Finance
11 36 (24.49%) Manual Testing
12 35 (23.81%) QA
12 35 (23.81%) MS Excel
13 34 (23.13%) Automated Testing
14 33 (22.45%) Test Management
15 32 (21.77%) Selenium
16 30 (20.41%) Test Planning
17 25 (17.01%) Test Automation
17 25 (17.01%) C#
18 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
18 24 (16.33%) FitNesse
18 24 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
19 23 (15.65%) User Stories
20 22 (14.97%) Scrum
20 22 (14.97%) XML
21 21 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
21 21 (14.29%) Software Engineering
22 20 (13.61%) WPF
22 20 (13.61%) ReSharper

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.36%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.36%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.61%) Big Data
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (21.77%) Selenium
2 24 (16.33%) FitNesse
2 24 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (13.61%) ReSharper
4 20 (13.61%) SoapUI
4 20 (13.61%) Moq
5 13 (8.84%) JIRA
6 12 (8.16%) SpecFlow
6 12 (8.16%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.40%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.72%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.36%) MSTest
11 1 (0.68%) NUnit
11 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.68%) JUnit
11 1 (0.68%) Selenium IDE
General
1 37 (25.17%) Retail
1 37 (25.17%) Finance
2 17 (11.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 12 (8.16%) Banking
4 11 (7.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (63.27%) Analyst
2 92 (62.59%) Test Analyst
3 32 (21.77%) Tester
4 23 (15.65%) Agile Test Analyst
5 21 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 20 (13.61%) Software Tester
7 10 (6.80%) Software Test Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) Test Leader
8 9 (6.12%) Systems Tester
9 8 (5.44%) Test Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Lead Software Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.08%) Test Team Leader
11 6 (4.08%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.40%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Junior
13 4 (2.72%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (2.72%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (38.10%) .NET
2 22 (14.97%) XML
3 20 (13.61%) WPF
4 19 (12.93%) SOAP
4 19 (12.93%) HTML
4 19 (12.93%) .NET Framework
5 18 (12.24%) ASP.NET
6 17 (11.56%) HTML5
7 12 (8.16%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.40%) WCF
9 3 (2.04%) WinForms
10 2 (1.36%) jQuery
10 2 (1.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (1.36%) CSS
10 2 (1.36%) Web Services
10 2 (1.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.48%) UNIX
3 5 (3.40%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.21%) Agile Testing
3 38 (25.85%) Test Scripting
4 36 (24.49%) Manual Testing
5 34 (23.13%) Automated Testing
6 33 (22.45%) Test Management
7 30 (20.41%) Test Planning
8 25 (17.01%) Test Automation
9 23 (15.65%) User Stories
10 22 (14.97%) Scrum
11 21 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 20 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (13.61%) Mentoring
12 20 (13.61%) Analytics
13 15 (10.20%) E-Commerce
14 14 (9.52%) Regression Testing
14 14 (9.52%) TDD
14 14 (9.52%) Test Strategy
15 13 (8.84%) Automation Testing
15 13 (8.84%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 82 (55.78%) SQL
2 25 (17.01%) C#
3 16 (10.88%) Java
4 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.04%) VBA
7 2 (1.36%) C
7 2 (1.36%) VB
7 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.36%) X++
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 74 (50.34%) ISEB
2 46 (31.29%) ISTQB
3 45 (30.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.81%) QA
2 10 (6.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.72%) HL7
System Software
1 20 (13.61%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (10.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.56%) Apple
3 13 (8.84%) HP
4 5 (3.40%) Oracle
5 1 (0.68%) LexisNexis
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