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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 127 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 77 84 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.58% 2.29% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.72% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 51 57 58
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £43,500 £36,843
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
4015 3088 3012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.33% 84.00% 79.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3101 2411 2520
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -30 62 £32,000 -4.47% 5
Wakefield 0 7 £23,000 -11.53% 1
Halifax -9 4 £31,500 -27.58%
Bradford -13 4 £30,250 -30.45% 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 97 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (37.10%) ISEB
3 63 (33.87%) Test Scripting
4 50 (26.88%) SQL
5 49 (26.34%) Regression Testing
6 48 (25.81%) QA
7 46 (24.73%) Test Management
8 40 (21.51%) SOAP
9 39 (20.97%) .NET
10 34 (18.28%) Finance
11 33 (17.74%) XML
11 33 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (17.20%) HP Quality Center
12 32 (17.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 31 (16.67%) Agile Testing
14 26 (13.98%) QuickTest Pro
14 26 (13.98%) E-Commerce
15 25 (13.44%) Selenium
16 24 (12.90%) Web Services
17 22 (11.83%) Windows
18 21 (11.29%) Project Management
19 20 (10.75%) SLA
19 20 (10.75%) Microsoft
20 18 (9.68%) ISTQB
21 17 (9.14%) Automation Testing
21 17 (9.14%) HP
22 16 (8.60%) Linux
23 15 (8.06%) Problem Management
23 15 (8.06%) Degree
23 15 (8.06%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (1.61%) IIS
1 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.54%) WinCC
2 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) MS Office
1 9 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.23%) HTTP
2 5 (2.69%) DVB
3 2 (1.08%) Firewall
3 2 (1.08%) Internet
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) LAN
4 1 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (13.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (13.44%) Selenium
3 14 (7.53%) LoadRunner
4 11 (5.91%) WebDriver
5 9 (4.84%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.76%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.23%) Behat
9 3 (1.61%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.08%) Flex Builder
11 1 (0.54%) JUnit
11 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.54%) NUnit
11 1 (0.54%) MSTest
General
1 34 (18.28%) Finance
2 9 (4.84%) Banking
2 9 (4.84%) Retail
3 8 (4.30%) Investment Banking
3 8 (4.30%) Retail Banking
3 8 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.15%) Electronics
5 3 (1.61%) Games
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 107 (57.53%) Analyst
1 107 (57.53%) Test Analyst
2 33 (17.74%) Agile Test Analyst
3 29 (15.59%) Test Engineer
4 23 (12.37%) Consultant
5 22 (11.83%) QA Analyst
6 14 (7.53%) Technical Consultant
6 14 (7.53%) Tester
7 11 (5.91%) Junior
7 11 (5.91%) Test Manager
7 11 (5.91%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Software Tester
8 9 (4.84%) Junior Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Junior Test Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) Performance Test Consultant
9 8 (4.30%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.30%) Performance Consultant
9 8 (4.30%) Test Consultant
9 8 (4.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.51%) SOAP
2 39 (20.97%) .NET
3 33 (17.74%) XML
4 24 (12.90%) Web Services
5 5 (2.69%) WSDL
5 5 (2.69%) Middleware
5 5 (2.69%) GStreamer
6 4 (2.15%) HTML
7 3 (1.61%) Flash
7 3 (1.61%) XSD
7 3 (1.61%) HTML5
8 2 (1.08%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.54%) XSLT
9 1 (0.54%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.69%) MPEG
2 5 (2.69%) STB
2 5 (2.69%) Open Source
3 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) NHS
6 1 (0.54%) Firmware
6 1 (0.54%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.54%) SCADA
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.83%) Windows
2 16 (8.60%) Linux
3 6 (3.23%) Ubuntu
3 6 (3.23%) CentOS
4 5 (2.69%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (33.87%) Test Scripting
3 49 (26.34%) Regression Testing
4 46 (24.73%) Test Management
5 33 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 31 (16.67%) Agile Testing
7 26 (13.98%) E-Commerce
8 21 (11.29%) Project Management
9 17 (9.14%) Automation Testing
10 15 (8.06%) Waterfall
10 15 (8.06%) Problem Management
11 14 (7.53%) Automated Testing
11 14 (7.53%) Manual Testing
11 14 (7.53%) Integration Testing
12 13 (6.99%) Scrum
13 12 (6.45%) BDD
14 11 (5.91%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.91%) ITIL
15 9 (4.84%) TDD
15 9 (4.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.88%) SQL
2 11 (5.91%) C++
2 11 (5.91%) Java
2 11 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.30%) PHP
3 8 (4.30%) C
3 8 (4.30%) C#
4 6 (3.23%) Python
4 6 (3.23%) Ruby
5 3 (1.61%) VB
5 3 (1.61%) ActionScript
5 3 (1.61%) VBA
6 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (37.10%) ISEB
2 32 (17.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (9.68%) ISTQB
4 15 (8.06%) Degree
5 6 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (25.81%) QA
2 20 (10.75%) SLA
3 6 (3.23%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (17.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.14%) HP
3 5 (2.69%) Splunk
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle
5 3 (1.61%) VMware
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe
7 1 (0.54%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30764.00 - £40558.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £39239 - £47088 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago