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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 144 132 98
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 63 78 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.33% 1.59% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.88% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 46 52 52
Average salary £35,000 £30,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.82% -12.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,500 £43,625
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
4239 4146 3102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 89.49% 84.75% 86.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3396 3217 2426
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 50 £35,000 +9.37% 5
Bradford -12 6 £37,500 +23.96% 1
Halifax +4 1 £30,000 -4.76%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 81 (59.12%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (52.55%) SQL
3 58 (42.34%) ISEB
4 50 (36.50%) Test Scripting
5 49 (35.77%) ISTQB
6 43 (31.39%) SDLC
7 39 (28.47%) .NET
8 38 (27.74%) Automated Testing
9 37 (27.01%) Integration Testing
10 36 (26.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 34 (24.82%) Test Management
11 34 (24.82%) HTML
12 32 (23.36%) C#
12 32 (23.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (23.36%) Agile Testing
13 31 (22.63%) Mentoring
13 31 (22.63%) Scrum
14 28 (20.44%) QA
15 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
16 25 (18.25%) Retail
16 25 (18.25%) Java
16 25 (18.25%) ASP.NET
16 25 (18.25%) HTML5
17 24 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (17.52%) Test Strategy
17 24 (17.52%) Finance
18 23 (16.79%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (16.79%) Load Testing
18 23 (16.79%) Selenium
18 23 (16.79%) WPF

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (5.11%) CMS
1 7 (5.11%) SilverStripe
2 2 (1.46%) Node.js
2 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.46%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.03%) MS Office
3 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.46%) Sumo Logic
1 2 (1.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) Internet
2 2 (1.46%) FTP
2 2 (1.46%) HTTP
2 2 (1.46%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) MySQL
3 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.19%) Big Data
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.46%) QlikView
4 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.46%) HBase
4 2 (1.46%) Redis
4 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (16.79%) Selenium
1 23 (16.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.76%) HP UFT
3 7 (5.11%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.11%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.92%) WebDriver
4 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.46%) Behat
5 2 (1.46%) Grunt
5 2 (1.46%) Maven
6 1 (0.73%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.73%) JMeter
6 1 (0.73%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.73%) Moq
6 1 (0.73%) JIRA
6 1 (0.73%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.73%) Firebug
General
1 25 (18.25%) Retail
2 24 (17.52%) Finance
3 23 (16.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Electronics
6 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (38.69%) Analyst
1 53 (38.69%) Test Analyst
2 37 (27.01%) Tester
3 22 (16.06%) Software Engineer
4 19 (13.87%) Software Tester
5 14 (10.22%) Systems Tester
6 11 (8.03%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Agile Test Analyst
8 9 (6.57%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (6.57%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Developer
10 7 (5.11%) PHP Web Developer
10 7 (5.11%) PHP Developer
10 7 (5.11%) Web Developer
10 7 (5.11%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.38%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) Trainer
12 5 (3.65%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.47%) .NET
2 34 (24.82%) HTML
3 25 (18.25%) ASP.NET
3 25 (18.25%) HTML5
4 23 (16.79%) WPF
5 22 (16.06%) Apache Flex
6 12 (8.76%) CSS
7 9 (6.57%) SOAP
7 9 (6.57%) jQuery
8 5 (3.65%) Web Services
9 4 (2.92%) XML
10 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.19%) CSS3
11 2 (1.46%) JSON
11 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.46%) LAMP
11 2 (1.46%) JSP
12 1 (0.73%) DOM
12 1 (0.73%) J2EE
12 1 (0.73%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) NHS
2 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.38%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.19%) User Experience
5 2 (1.46%) RIA
5 2 (1.46%) Life Science
5 2 (1.46%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) DTV
6 1 (0.73%) W3C
6 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.84%) Windows
2 5 (3.65%) UNIX
3 3 (2.19%) Linux
4 2 (1.46%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (59.12%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (36.50%) Test Scripting
3 43 (31.39%) SDLC
4 38 (27.74%) Automated Testing
5 37 (27.01%) Integration Testing
6 34 (24.82%) Test Management
7 32 (23.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (23.36%) Agile Testing
8 31 (22.63%) Mentoring
8 31 (22.63%) Scrum
9 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
10 24 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (17.52%) Test Strategy
11 23 (16.79%) Load Testing
12 21 (15.33%) Test Automation
13 20 (14.60%) Regression Testing
14 17 (12.41%) Coaching
15 15 (10.95%) People Management
15 15 (10.95%) RAD
16 11 (8.03%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (52.55%) SQL
2 32 (23.36%) C#
3 25 (18.25%) Java
4 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.03%) PHP
6 7 (5.11%) Python
7 5 (3.65%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.65%) C++
7 5 (3.65%) VBScript
7 5 (3.65%) VBA
8 4 (2.92%) Ruby
9 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.46%) Scala
9 2 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 58 (42.34%) ISEB
2 49 (35.77%) ISTQB
3 36 (26.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.84%) Degree
5 3 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.44%) QA
2 5 (3.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.46%) VirtualBox
1 2 (1.46%) Docker
1 2 (1.46%) HDFS
2 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.46%) Puppet
1 2 (1.46%) ZABBIX
1 2 (1.46%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.46%) Ansible
1 2 (1.46%) Salt
1 2 (1.46%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.57%) Oracle
3 5 (3.65%) Telerik
4 2 (1.46%) Splunk
4 2 (1.46%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.46%) New Relic
4 2 (1.46%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.46%) Google
4 2 (1.46%) VMware
4 2 (1.46%) Cognos
5 1 (0.73%) HP
5 1 (0.73%) Lotus
5 1 (0.73%) Apple
5 1 (0.73%) SAP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago