The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 131 137 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 71 74 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.44% 1.45% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.51% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 62 68 95
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £23,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4793 4910 3745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.54% 96.09% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3796 3988 3001
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the West Yorkshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Tester
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 Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
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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 0 57 £35,000 +2.94% 9
Wakefield -9 3 £27,500 -12.69%
Bradford -4 2 £40,000 +73.91%
Bingley - 1 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 70 (50.36%) ISEB
2 69 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (38.13%) Software Testing
4 48 (34.53%) SQL
5 42 (30.22%) ISTQB
6 41 (29.50%) Degree
7 38 (27.34%) Selenium
7 38 (27.34%) Finance
8 37 (26.62%) Manual Testing
8 37 (26.62%) Test Scripting
9 36 (25.90%) Test Automation
10 34 (24.46%) Test Strategy
10 34 (24.46%) SOA
11 33 (23.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 31 (22.30%) Retail
13 30 (21.58%) .NET
14 28 (20.14%) BDD
15 27 (19.42%) TDD
15 27 (19.42%) Scrum
16 25 (17.99%) QA
17 22 (15.83%) Microsoft
17 22 (15.83%) Regression Testing
17 22 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (15.83%) Functional Testing
18 21 (15.11%) QuickTest Pro
18 21 (15.11%) Banking
19 19 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
19 19 (13.67%) Telecoms
19 19 (13.67%) Java
19 19 (13.67%) MS Excel

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (13.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) Big Data
3 8 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (27.34%) Selenium
2 22 (15.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (15.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (10.79%) SoapUI
5 14 (10.07%) WebDriver
6 9 (6.47%) Moq
6 9 (6.47%) ReSharper
7 7 (5.04%) JUnit
8 6 (4.32%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.16%) NUnit
10 3 (2.16%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.16%) JIRA
11 2 (1.44%) OpenSTA
11 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.44%) Rational Robot
12 1 (0.72%) JMeter
12 1 (0.72%) Maven
12 1 (0.72%) WinRunner
General
1 38 (27.34%) Finance
2 31 (22.30%) Retail
3 21 (15.11%) Banking
4 19 (13.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
5 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.58%) .NET
2 9 (6.47%) .NET Framework
2 9 (6.47%) WPF
3 6 (4.32%) WCF
3 6 (4.32%) WinForms
4 5 (3.60%) Apache Flex
4 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.44%) XML
5 2 (1.44%) HTML
6 1 (0.72%) WSDL
6 1 (0.72%) LAMP
6 1 (0.72%) cXML
6 1 (0.72%) CSS
6 1 (0.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) N-Tier
2 13 (9.35%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.47%) Client/Server
3 9 (6.47%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.16%) User Experience
6 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) RIA
7 1 (0.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.19%) Windows
2 7 (5.04%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.88%) Android
4 1 (0.72%) UNIX
4 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (38.13%) Software Testing
3 37 (26.62%) Test Scripting
3 37 (26.62%) Manual Testing
4 36 (25.90%) Test Automation
5 34 (24.46%) Test Strategy
5 34 (24.46%) SOA
6 28 (20.14%) BDD
7 27 (19.42%) TDD
7 27 (19.42%) Scrum
8 22 (15.83%) Regression Testing
8 22 (15.83%) Functional Testing
9 19 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (12.95%) Test Management
10 18 (12.95%) Software Architecture
10 18 (12.95%) Integration Testing
11 17 (12.23%) Stress Testing
12 15 (10.79%) DevOps
13 14 (10.07%) Automation Testing
14 13 (9.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.53%) SQL
2 19 (13.67%) Java
3 13 (9.35%) C#
4 6 (4.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.16%) PHP
5 3 (2.16%) Ruby
6 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.44%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 70 (50.36%) ISEB
2 42 (30.22%) ISTQB
3 41 (29.50%) Degree
4 33 (23.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.44%) CEH
6 2 (1.44%) CISSP
6 2 (1.44%) CISA
6 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) OSCP
6 2 (1.44%) OSCE
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.99%) QA
2 12 (8.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.63%) HP
3 6 (4.32%) IBM
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle
5 3 (2.16%) Citrix
5 3 (2.16%) Apple
6 1 (0.72%) Empirix
6 1 (0.72%) Compuware
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