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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 164 112 130
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 57 71 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.11% 1.88% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 2.19% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 34 60 40
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 £22,650 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,099 £43,750 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,125
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.64%
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
4279 3240 3120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.22% 85.94% 81.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3304 2594 2602
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 £56,500 £54,500 £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 30 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 30 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 -32 47 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Wakefield - 6 £22,750 -
Halifax -1 3 £31,500 -27.58% 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 99 (66.89%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (41.22%) ISEB
3 44 (29.73%) SQL
4 43 (29.05%) Test Management
5 39 (26.35%) SOAP
6 34 (22.97%) .NET
6 34 (22.97%) Test Scripting
7 32 (21.62%) Agile Testing
8 31 (20.95%) Regression Testing
9 29 (19.59%) QA
10 28 (18.92%) Selenium
10 28 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 28 (18.92%) Finance
11 27 (18.24%) XML
12 25 (16.89%) E-Commerce
13 21 (14.19%) ISTQB
13 21 (14.19%) Test Planning
14 19 (12.84%) Web Services
15 18 (12.16%) Windows
15 18 (12.16%) Manual Testing
16 16 (10.81%) Automation Testing
16 16 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
17 15 (10.14%) SLA
17 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
17 15 (10.14%) Waterfall
18 14 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
19 13 (8.78%) WebDriver
20 12 (8.11%) BDD
20 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (8.11%) Problem Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.03%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) WinCC
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) MS Office
1 7 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) SAN
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
2 1 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) Selenium
2 16 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (8.78%) WebDriver
4 11 (7.43%) LoadRunner
5 9 (6.08%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.73%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.05%) Behat
8 3 (2.03%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.68%) MSTest
9 1 (0.68%) JUnit
9 1 (0.68%) Flex Builder
9 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 28 (18.92%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Retail
3 3 (2.03%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Retail Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.03%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (60.81%) Analyst
2 89 (60.14%) Test Analyst
3 34 (22.97%) Agile Test Analyst
4 15 (10.14%) Consultant
5 12 (8.11%) Tester
6 11 (7.43%) Technical Consultant
7 10 (6.76%) Junior
7 10 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.76%) Test Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Junior Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Junior Test Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) Test Leader
9 8 (5.41%) Test Manager
10 7 (4.73%) Software Tester
10 7 (4.73%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.05%) Test Team Leader
12 5 (3.38%) Lead Test Analyst
13 4 (2.70%) Functional Analyst
13 4 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.35%) SOAP
2 34 (22.97%) .NET
3 27 (18.24%) XML
4 19 (12.84%) Web Services
5 3 (2.03%) WSDL
6 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.35%) XSD
6 2 (1.35%) HTML
7 1 (0.68%) Flash
7 1 (0.68%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) User Experience
2 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.68%) NHS
3 1 (0.68%) Video Editing
3 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Windows
2 7 (4.73%) Linux
3 4 (2.70%) Ubuntu
3 4 (2.70%) CentOS
3 4 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (66.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.05%) Test Management
3 34 (22.97%) Test Scripting
4 32 (21.62%) Agile Testing
5 31 (20.95%) Regression Testing
6 25 (16.89%) E-Commerce
7 21 (14.19%) Test Planning
8 18 (12.16%) Manual Testing
9 16 (10.81%) Automation Testing
10 15 (10.14%) Waterfall
11 12 (8.11%) BDD
11 12 (8.11%) Problem Management
11 12 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (8.11%) Scrum
11 12 (8.11%) Automated Testing
12 11 (7.43%) TDD
13 10 (6.76%) V-Model
13 10 (6.76%) Integration Testing
14 9 (6.08%) Test Automation
15 8 (5.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.73%) SQL
2 12 (8.11%) Java
3 9 (6.08%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.41%) C#
5 7 (4.73%) PHP
6 6 (4.05%) C++
6 6 (4.05%) Ruby
7 4 (2.70%) VBA
7 4 (2.70%) Python
7 4 (2.70%) VB
8 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.35%) C
9 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (41.22%) ISEB
2 28 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (14.19%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.05%) Degree
5 4 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.59%) QA
2 15 (10.14%) SLA
3 8 (5.41%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (2.03%) Firmware
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.11%) HP
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle
4 3 (2.03%) Splunk
5 2 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bonus of up to £3,000
Posted: 11 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Eclipse Legal Systems
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago