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 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 152 125 137
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 65 64 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.26% 1.66% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.94% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 39 60 33
Average salary £31,500 £33,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +24.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £43,750 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
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
4339 3296 2974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.83% 85.61% 80.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3351 2684 2461
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -22 55 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Halifax -6 4 £31,500 -27.58% 1
Wakefield - 4 £22,500 -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 99 (68.28%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (37.24%) ISEB
3 45 (31.03%) SQL
3 45 (31.03%) Test Management
4 44 (30.34%) SOAP
5 34 (23.45%) Agile Testing
5 34 (23.45%) Regression Testing
6 33 (22.76%) QA
7 32 (22.07%) .NET
8 30 (20.69%) E-Commerce
9 29 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 27 (18.62%) Selenium
10 27 (18.62%) Finance
11 25 (17.24%) XML
12 24 (16.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (14.48%) ISTQB
14 20 (13.79%) Test Planning
15 19 (13.10%) Manual Testing
16 18 (12.41%) Windows
17 17 (11.72%) Web Services
17 17 (11.72%) QuickTest Pro
18 15 (10.34%) Automation Testing
18 15 (10.34%) Waterfall
19 14 (9.66%) TDD
20 13 (8.97%) SLA
20 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
20 13 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
21 12 (8.28%) BDD
21 12 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
21 12 (8.28%) WebDriver

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.38%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (2.76%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) Firewall
2 1 (0.69%) LAN
2 1 (0.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (18.62%) Selenium
2 17 (11.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (8.28%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.52%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.52%) LoadRunner
4 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.45%) Behat
7 3 (2.07%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.38%) MSTest
8 2 (1.38%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.38%) JIRA
9 1 (0.69%) JUnit
9 1 (0.69%) Flex Builder
9 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.69%) NUnit
General
1 27 (18.62%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Retail
3 2 (1.38%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.38%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 94 (64.83%) Analyst
2 93 (64.14%) Test Analyst
3 35 (24.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 12 (8.28%) Tester
4 12 (8.28%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (8.28%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (6.90%) Consultant
6 9 (6.21%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (6.21%) Test Leader
7 8 (5.52%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (5.52%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.83%) Junior
8 7 (4.83%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.14%) Junior Test Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Software Team Leader
10 4 (2.76%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.34%) SOAP
2 32 (22.07%) .NET
3 25 (17.24%) XML
4 17 (11.72%) Web Services
5 3 (2.07%) WSDL
6 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.38%) XSD
6 2 (1.38%) HTML
7 1 (0.69%) Flash
7 1 (0.69%) CSS
7 1 (0.69%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.69%) Ajax
7 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.69%) WCF
7 1 (0.69%) jQuery
7 1 (0.69%) HTML5
7 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.69%) NHS
4 1 (0.69%) Video Editing
4 1 (0.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.41%) Windows
2 5 (3.45%) Linux
3 3 (2.07%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.07%) CentOS
3 3 (2.07%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (68.28%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.03%) Test Management
3 34 (23.45%) Regression Testing
3 34 (23.45%) Agile Testing
4 30 (20.69%) E-Commerce
5 29 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 20 (13.79%) Test Planning
7 19 (13.10%) Manual Testing
8 15 (10.34%) Automation Testing
8 15 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 14 (9.66%) TDD
10 12 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (8.28%) BDD
11 10 (6.90%) Integration Testing
11 10 (6.90%) Problem Management
11 10 (6.90%) V-Model
11 10 (6.90%) Automated Testing
12 9 (6.21%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.52%) ITIL
13 8 (5.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.03%) SQL
2 12 (8.28%) Java
3 9 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.52%) C#
5 6 (4.14%) PHP
6 5 (3.45%) C++
6 5 (3.45%) VB
6 5 (3.45%) VBA
6 5 (3.45%) Ruby
7 3 (2.07%) C
7 3 (2.07%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.38%) Python
8 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.69%) X++
9 1 (0.69%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (37.24%) ISEB
2 24 (16.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (14.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.07%) Degree
4 3 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.76%) QA
2 13 (8.97%) SLA
3 8 (5.52%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Firmware
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.52%) HP
2 8 (5.52%) Oracle
3 2 (1.38%) Splunk
4 1 (0.69%) VMware
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago