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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 120 138 103
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -35
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 90 79 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.10% 1.64% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.85% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 69 62 99
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,400 £44,031
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
3855 4266 4417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 89.90% 88.56% 87.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3128 3296 3562
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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 -16 56 £35,000 - 10
Bradford +31 33 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Huddersfield - 6 £32,500 - 2
Wakefield - 3 £27,500 - 3
Ilkley - 2 £27,500 -
Otley - 2 £27,500 -
Bingley - 1 - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 114 (60.64%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (48.40%) Selenium
3 80 (42.55%) ISEB
4 66 (35.11%) ISTQB
5 60 (31.91%) Test Automation
6 58 (30.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 57 (30.32%) QA
8 56 (29.79%) SQL
9 55 (29.26%) Microsoft
9 55 (29.26%) SDLC
10 47 (25.00%) Test Management
11 46 (24.47%) SoapUI
12 45 (23.94%) Finance
13 42 (22.34%) .NET
13 42 (22.34%) Test Scripting
14 41 (21.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (21.81%) Non-Functional Testing
15 39 (20.74%) Functional Testing
16 35 (18.62%) Regression Testing
17 34 (18.09%) Scrum
17 34 (18.09%) BDD
18 30 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (14.89%) Test Strategy
20 27 (14.36%) Waterfall
20 27 (14.36%) Automation Testing
20 27 (14.36%) Manual Testing
21 25 (13.30%) Automated Testing
21 25 (13.30%) Web Testing
22 24 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
22 24 (12.77%) E-Commerce

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 8 (4.26%) Confluence
1 8 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.53%) MTS
3 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.98%) MS Office
3 7 (3.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.13%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.19%) HTTP
2 5 (2.66%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (0.53%) SNMP
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) Power BI
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 91 (48.40%) Selenium
2 46 (24.47%) SoapUI
3 24 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (12.23%) Cucumber
5 18 (9.57%) SpecFlow
5 18 (9.57%) Visual Studio
6 17 (9.04%) WebDriver
7 15 (7.98%) FitNesse
8 12 (6.38%) HP UFT
8 12 (6.38%) Hudson
9 8 (4.26%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.26%) JIRA
9 8 (4.26%) JUnit
10 6 (3.19%) SilkTest
11 5 (2.66%) Ranorex
12 4 (2.13%) JMeter
12 4 (2.13%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.60%) Rational Performance Tester
13 3 (1.60%) Selenium IDE
14 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 45 (23.94%) Finance
2 20 (10.64%) Retail
3 18 (9.57%) Legal
4 15 (7.98%) Banking
5 5 (2.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (44.68%) Analyst
2 77 (40.96%) Test Analyst
3 38 (20.21%) Test Engineer
4 27 (14.36%) Tester
5 20 (10.64%) Automation Test Analyst
5 20 (10.64%) Test Leader
6 18 (9.57%) Software Test Engineer
7 17 (9.04%) Test Automation Engineer
8 15 (7.98%) Database Engineer
9 14 (7.45%) UAT Lead
9 14 (7.45%) UAT Test Lead
10 11 (5.85%) Lead Test Analyst
10 11 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (5.85%) Software Tester
11 10 (5.32%) Manual Test Analyst
11 10 (5.32%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Applications Engineer
12 9 (4.79%) Software Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Software Test Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.34%) .NET
2 17 (9.04%) .NET Framework
3 15 (7.98%) SOAP
4 14 (7.45%) XML
5 10 (5.32%) Web Services
6 9 (4.79%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.26%) JMS
7 8 (4.26%) WSDL
7 8 (4.26%) XSD
8 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.66%) Behat
9 5 (2.66%) JSON
9 5 (2.66%) LAMP
10 4 (2.13%) WCF
11 3 (1.60%) J2EE
12 2 (1.06%) HTML
13 1 (0.53%) CSS
13 1 (0.53%) HTML5
13 1 (0.53%) LESS
13 1 (0.53%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.66%) RIA
4 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.60%) EFT
5 3 (1.60%) iPad
5 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.06%) Chemistry
6 2 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.19%) Windows
2 1 (0.53%) Android
2 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (60.64%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (31.91%) Test Automation
3 55 (29.26%) SDLC
4 47 (25.00%) Test Management
5 42 (22.34%) Test Scripting
6 41 (21.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 41 (21.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 39 (20.74%) Functional Testing
8 35 (18.62%) Regression Testing
9 34 (18.09%) BDD
9 34 (18.09%) Scrum
10 28 (14.89%) Test Strategy
11 27 (14.36%) Automation Testing
11 27 (14.36%) Manual Testing
11 27 (14.36%) Waterfall
12 25 (13.30%) Automated Testing
12 25 (13.30%) Web Testing
13 24 (12.77%) E-Commerce
14 21 (11.17%) User Stories
15 20 (10.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.79%) SQL
2 22 (11.70%) C#
3 20 (10.64%) Java
4 12 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.32%) Python
6 7 (3.72%) C++
7 6 (3.19%) Ruby
8 5 (2.66%) PHP
8 5 (2.66%) Scala
9 4 (2.13%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.60%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (42.55%) ISEB
2 66 (35.11%) ISTQB
3 58 (30.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (6.91%) Degree
5 4 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (30.32%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 55 (29.26%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.04%) Oracle
3 4 (2.13%) HP
4 3 (1.60%) ArcSight
4 3 (1.60%) IBM
4 3 (1.60%) Twitter
5 2 (1.06%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.06%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco
5 2 (1.06%) Epicor
5 2 (1.06%) Facebook
5 2 (1.06%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.06%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.06%) Splunk
6 1 (0.53%) F5
6 1 (0.53%) hybris
6 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.53%) Juniper
6 1 (0.53%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.53%) Tableau
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £25500 - £35500 per annum + 34 Days Holiday + Generous Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Quantica Technology
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Softsols
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago