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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 128 111 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 74 103 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.65% 2.05% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.39% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 51 86 57
Average salary £33,500 £33,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -
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
3883 4314 3047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.81% 85.77% 82.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3060 3487 2367
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +8 64 £32,250 -2.27% 2
Bradford -26 6 £35,000 -17.64%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 103 (61.68%) SQL
2 90 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (43.11%) ISEB
4 63 (37.72%) .NET
5 57 (34.13%) Automated Testing
6 56 (33.53%) ISTQB
6 56 (33.53%) Test Scripting
7 49 (29.34%) SDLC
8 46 (27.54%) Agile Testing
9 45 (26.95%) Microsoft
9 45 (26.95%) Retail
10 40 (23.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 39 (23.35%) Test Automation
12 38 (22.75%) WPF
13 37 (22.16%) HTML
14 36 (21.56%) C#
14 36 (21.56%) MS Excel
14 36 (21.56%) Mentoring
15 35 (20.96%) Software Engineering
16 34 (20.36%) User Acceptance Testing
17 33 (19.76%) ASP.NET
18 32 (19.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 31 (18.56%) SQL Server
19 31 (18.56%) Test Management
20 29 (17.37%) HTML5
20 29 (17.37%) Business Intelligence
20 29 (17.37%) QA
20 29 (17.37%) Selenium
21 28 (16.77%) Finance
22 27 (16.17%) Big Data

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 7 (4.19%) CMS
1 7 (4.19%) SilverStripe
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (21.56%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.98%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.17%) Big Data
3 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.19%) MySQL
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.20%) QlikView
6 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (17.37%) Selenium
2 26 (15.57%) Moq
2 26 (15.57%) SoapUI
2 26 (15.57%) ReSharper
3 19 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (10.78%) FitNesse
5 12 (7.19%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.19%) SpecFlow
5 12 (7.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (4.19%) JIRA
6 7 (4.19%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.20%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.20%) Rational Robot
7 2 (1.20%) OpenSTA
8 1 (0.60%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.60%) Firebug
General
1 45 (26.95%) Retail
2 32 (19.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 28 (16.77%) Finance
4 6 (3.59%) Banking
5 5 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (41.32%) Analyst
1 69 (41.32%) Test Analyst
2 47 (28.14%) Tester
3 33 (19.76%) Software Tester
4 29 (17.37%) Software Engineer
5 17 (10.18%) Agile Test Analyst
6 11 (6.59%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Test Manager
7 9 (5.39%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Systems Tester
7 9 (5.39%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Test Leader
8 8 (4.79%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Trainer
9 7 (4.19%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.19%) IT Trainer
9 7 (4.19%) PHP Developer
9 7 (4.19%) PHP Web Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (37.72%) .NET
2 38 (22.75%) WPF
3 37 (22.16%) HTML
4 33 (19.76%) ASP.NET
5 29 (17.37%) HTML5
6 17 (10.18%) XML
7 16 (9.58%) .NET Framework
8 12 (7.19%) Gherkin
8 12 (7.19%) Apache Flex
9 11 (6.59%) SOAP
10 8 (4.79%) CSS
11 7 (4.19%) jQuery
12 6 (3.59%) WinForms
12 6 (3.59%) WCF
13 1 (0.60%) JSP
13 1 (0.60%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.57%) Private Cloud
2 12 (7.19%) NHS
3 6 (3.59%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.80%) User Experience
5 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.60%) DTV
6 1 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.98%) Apple iOS
2 14 (8.38%) UNIX
3 6 (3.59%) Windows
4 1 (0.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.13%) Automated Testing
3 56 (33.53%) Test Scripting
4 49 (29.34%) SDLC
5 46 (27.54%) Agile Testing
6 39 (23.35%) Test Automation
7 36 (21.56%) Mentoring
8 35 (20.96%) Software Engineering
9 34 (20.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (18.56%) Test Management
11 29 (17.37%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (15.57%) Analytics
12 26 (15.57%) Test Strategy
13 23 (13.77%) Coaching
14 22 (13.17%) User Stories
14 22 (13.17%) Manual Testing
14 22 (13.17%) Integration Testing
15 20 (11.98%) Scrum
16 19 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (10.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (61.68%) SQL
2 36 (21.56%) C#
3 25 (14.97%) Java
4 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.19%) PHP
5 7 (4.19%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.19%) VBA
6 6 (3.59%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (43.11%) ISEB
2 56 (33.53%) ISTQB
3 40 (23.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.80%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (1.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.37%) QA
2 6 (3.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (15.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.98%) Apple
3 6 (3.59%) Oracle
4 3 (1.80%) HP
5 2 (1.20%) Cognos
5 2 (1.20%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.60%) SAP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Castleford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £14000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago