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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 148 114 124
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 65 73 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.30% 1.96% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.28% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 41 59 47
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £44,500 £35,247
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
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
4150 3199 3137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.27% 85.88% 81.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3195 2544 2615
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 -29 53 £31,500 -7.35% 5
Wakefield -6 6 £23,000 -11.53%
Halifax -3 3 £31,500 -27.58%
Bradford -25 1 £36,500 -16.09% 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 110 (67.48%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (40.49%) ISEB
3 49 (30.06%) SQL
4 46 (28.22%) Test Scripting
5 44 (26.99%) Test Management
6 40 (24.54%) SOAP
7 39 (23.93%) .NET
8 36 (22.09%) Regression Testing
9 34 (20.86%) QA
10 32 (19.63%) Finance
11 31 (19.02%) XML
12 30 (18.40%) Agile Testing
12 30 (18.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 28 (17.18%) Selenium
14 24 (14.72%) E-Commerce
15 23 (14.11%) Web Services
16 22 (13.50%) Windows
17 21 (12.88%) ISTQB
17 21 (12.88%) Test Planning
18 20 (12.27%) SLA
18 20 (12.27%) QuickTest Pro
18 20 (12.27%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
20 18 (11.04%) Microsoft
20 18 (11.04%) Manual Testing
21 16 (9.82%) Automation Testing
22 15 (9.20%) Problem Management
22 15 (9.20%) Waterfall
23 14 (8.59%) HP
24 13 (7.98%) LoadRunner

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (1.84%) IIS
1 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.61%) WinCC
2 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (0.61%) SAN
3 1 (0.61%) LAN
3 1 (0.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.84%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (17.18%) Selenium
2 20 (12.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (7.98%) LoadRunner
3 13 (7.98%) WebDriver
4 9 (5.52%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.29%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.68%) Behat
8 3 (1.84%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.23%) Flex Builder
10 1 (0.61%) JUnit
10 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.61%) NUnit
10 1 (0.61%) MSTest
General
1 32 (19.63%) Finance
2 9 (5.52%) Retail
3 5 (3.07%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.07%) Retail Banking
3 5 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.07%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (58.90%) Analyst
1 96 (58.90%) Test Analyst
2 34 (20.86%) Agile Test Analyst
3 20 (12.27%) Consultant
4 15 (9.20%) Test Engineer
5 14 (8.59%) Technical Consultant
5 14 (8.59%) Tester
6 11 (6.75%) Junior
6 11 (6.75%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (6.75%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Software Tester
7 9 (5.52%) Junior Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) QA Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Junior Test Analyst
8 8 (4.91%) Test Leader
8 8 (4.91%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.29%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.68%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (3.07%) Test Consultant
11 5 (3.07%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.54%) SOAP
2 39 (23.93%) .NET
3 31 (19.02%) XML
4 23 (14.11%) Web Services
5 5 (3.07%) WSDL
6 4 (2.45%) HTML
7 3 (1.84%) HTML5
7 3 (1.84%) XSD
7 3 (1.84%) Flash
8 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.68%) User Experience
2 6 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.23%) Firmware
4 1 (0.61%) Video Editing
4 1 (0.61%) SCADA
4 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.50%) Windows
2 11 (6.75%) Linux
3 6 (3.68%) Ubuntu
3 6 (3.68%) CentOS
4 4 (2.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (67.48%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.22%) Test Scripting
3 44 (26.99%) Test Management
4 36 (22.09%) Regression Testing
5 30 (18.40%) Agile Testing
6 24 (14.72%) E-Commerce
7 21 (12.88%) Test Planning
8 19 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (11.04%) Manual Testing
10 16 (9.82%) Automation Testing
11 15 (9.20%) Waterfall
11 15 (9.20%) Problem Management
12 13 (7.98%) Scrum
13 12 (7.36%) Automated Testing
13 12 (7.36%) BDD
14 11 (6.75%) Integration Testing
14 11 (6.75%) ITIL
15 10 (6.13%) V-Model
16 9 (5.52%) Test Automation
16 9 (5.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (30.06%) SQL
2 12 (7.36%) Java
3 11 (6.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.91%) PHP
4 8 (4.91%) C#
5 6 (3.68%) C++
5 6 (3.68%) Python
5 6 (3.68%) Ruby
6 3 (1.84%) ActionScript
6 3 (1.84%) VBA
6 3 (1.84%) VB
7 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.23%) C
8 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (40.49%) ISEB
2 30 (18.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (12.88%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.91%) Degree
5 6 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.86%) QA
2 20 (12.27%) SLA
3 8 (4.91%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (12.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.59%) HP
3 7 (4.29%) Oracle
4 5 (3.07%) Splunk
5 3 (1.84%) VMware
6 2 (1.23%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Sony
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