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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 128 99 118
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 79 130 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.61% 2.53% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 3.00% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 64 107 53
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £21,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £46,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
4271 4329 3140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.86% 84.40% 80.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3322 3480 2475
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +13 71 £35,000 +6.06% 8
Bradford -21 4 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (62.42%) SQL
2 91 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (53.94%) ISEB
4 66 (40.00%) .NET
5 65 (39.39%) Test Scripting
6 62 (37.58%) ISTQB
7 59 (35.76%) Microsoft
8 51 (30.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 48 (29.09%) Automated Testing
10 44 (26.67%) Test Automation
11 40 (24.24%) MS Excel
12 38 (23.03%) Retail
12 38 (23.03%) Selenium
13 34 (20.61%) QA
14 33 (20.00%) Manual Testing
14 33 (20.00%) Agile Testing
15 32 (19.39%) SQL Server
16 31 (18.79%) Finance
16 31 (18.79%) Test Management
17 30 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
18 28 (16.97%) Java
18 28 (16.97%) Test Strategy
19 27 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
19 27 (16.36%) User Stories
19 27 (16.36%) Mentoring
20 26 (15.76%) Private Cloud
20 26 (15.76%) Big Data
20 26 (15.76%) Analytics
20 26 (15.76%) Hyper-V
20 26 (15.76%) SoapUI

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.21%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 40 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.76%) Big Data
3 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (23.03%) Selenium
2 27 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (15.76%) ReSharper
3 26 (15.76%) Moq
3 26 (15.76%) SoapUI
4 22 (13.33%) FitNesse
5 19 (11.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (7.88%) Cucumber
7 12 (7.27%) SpecFlow
7 12 (7.27%) JIRA
8 8 (4.85%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.21%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.21%) Rational Robot
10 2 (1.21%) OpenSTA
11 1 (0.61%) Firebug
11 1 (0.61%) Selenium IDE
General
1 38 (23.03%) Retail
2 31 (18.79%) Finance
3 20 (12.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (6.06%) Banking
5 9 (5.45%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (50.91%) Analyst
1 84 (50.91%) Test Analyst
2 53 (32.12%) Tester
3 38 (23.03%) Software Tester
4 17 (10.30%) Software Engineer
5 16 (9.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 13 (7.88%) Software Test Analyst
7 10 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 10 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) Systems Tester
8 9 (5.45%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.24%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.24%) Trainer
9 7 (4.24%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) IT Trainer
10 6 (3.64%) Junior
10 6 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (40.00%) .NET
2 26 (15.76%) WPF
3 24 (14.55%) .NET Framework
4 21 (12.73%) ASP.NET
4 21 (12.73%) HTML
5 18 (10.91%) XML
6 17 (10.30%) HTML5
7 12 (7.27%) Gherkin
8 8 (4.85%) SOAP
9 7 (4.24%) WCF
10 6 (3.64%) WinForms
11 3 (1.82%) CSS
12 2 (1.21%) jQuery
13 1 (0.61%) Entity Framework
13 1 (0.61%) Ajax
13 1 (0.61%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.76%) Private Cloud
2 9 (5.45%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.61%) W3C
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.73%) Apple iOS
2 17 (10.30%) UNIX
3 7 (4.24%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Linux
4 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.39%) Test Scripting
3 48 (29.09%) Automated Testing
4 44 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 33 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 33 (20.00%) Agile Testing
6 31 (18.79%) Test Management
7 30 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (16.97%) Test Strategy
9 27 (16.36%) User Stories
9 27 (16.36%) Mentoring
10 26 (15.76%) Analytics
10 26 (15.76%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (14.55%) Scrum
11 24 (14.55%) Software Engineering
12 21 (12.73%) Test Planning
13 20 (12.12%) TDD
14 17 (10.30%) Coaching
15 14 (8.48%) System Testing
16 13 (7.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (62.42%) SQL
2 28 (16.97%) Java
3 26 (15.76%) C#
4 7 (4.24%) VBA
4 7 (4.24%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.24%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.61%) PHP
7 1 (0.61%) C++
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 89 (53.94%) ISEB
2 62 (37.58%) ISTQB
3 51 (30.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.64%) Degree
5 2 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.61%) QA
2 10 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (15.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (35.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.12%) Apple
3 8 (4.85%) HP
4 3 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (0.61%) LexisNexis
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Huddersfield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Provident Financial Management Services Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago