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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 127 140 168
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 81 77 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.83% 1.60% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.63% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 73 66 37
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
4272 4724 4225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.59% 98.11% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3594 3893 3306
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 +14 72 £35,000 -20.45% 17
Wakefield +10 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Bradford -1 3 £46,250 +42.30% 1
Huddersfield - 2 £35,000 -
Pontefract - 2 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 75 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (41.10%) Selenium
3 58 (39.73%) QA
4 57 (39.04%) SQL
5 48 (32.88%) Test Scripting
6 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
6 45 (30.82%) ISEB
7 44 (30.14%) ISTQB
8 36 (24.66%) Scrum
9 34 (23.29%) .NET
10 33 (22.60%) MS Excel
11 30 (20.55%) Java
11 30 (20.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (19.86%) SoapUI
13 27 (18.49%) JMeter
14 25 (17.12%) Regression Testing
14 25 (17.12%) Test Management
15 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
16 23 (15.75%) Software Testing
17 22 (15.07%) Finance
17 22 (15.07%) WebDriver
17 22 (15.07%) Automation Testing
18 21 (14.38%) Test Strategy
19 20 (13.70%) Degree
19 20 (13.70%) User Acceptance Testing
20 19 (13.01%) Integration Testing
20 19 (13.01%) Cucumber
20 19 (13.01%) Automated Testing
21 17 (11.64%) TDD
21 17 (11.64%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (2.74%) SAS
2 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (22.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.05%) Network Security
3 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.74%) Data Mart
2 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.74%) QlikView
2 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.05%) DB2
4 2 (1.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) SAS EBI
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (41.10%) Selenium
2 30 (20.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (19.86%) SoapUI
4 27 (18.49%) JMeter
5 22 (15.07%) WebDriver
6 19 (13.01%) Cucumber
7 13 (8.90%) JUnit
8 12 (8.22%) JIRA
9 8 (5.48%) NeoLoad
10 7 (4.79%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.74%) SilkTest
12 3 (2.05%) Appium
12 3 (2.05%) Calabash
12 3 (2.05%) DbUnit
12 3 (2.05%) FitNesse
12 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.05%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.37%) HP UFT
13 2 (1.37%) Toad
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 4 (2.74%) Banking
2 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.05%) Retail
4 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.29%) .NET
2 15 (10.27%) Web Services
3 13 (8.90%) SOAP
4 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.79%) XML
6 3 (2.05%) Behat
6 3 (2.05%) J2EE
6 3 (2.05%) Middleware
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.37%) JSON
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.90%) Client/Server
2 13 (8.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.74%) Chemistry
3 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.74%) User Experience
4 3 (2.05%) AS400
4 3 (2.05%) iPad
4 3 (2.05%) iSeries
5 2 (1.37%) Informatics
5 2 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) CESG
6 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) Linux
2 7 (4.79%) Windows
3 5 (3.42%) Unix
4 3 (2.05%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.88%) Test Scripting
3 36 (24.66%) Scrum
4 25 (17.12%) Regression Testing
4 25 (17.12%) Test Management
5 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
6 23 (15.75%) Software Testing
7 22 (15.07%) Automation Testing
8 21 (14.38%) Test Strategy
9 20 (13.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (13.01%) Automated Testing
10 19 (13.01%) Integration Testing
11 17 (11.64%) RAD
11 17 (11.64%) System Integration Testing
11 17 (11.64%) TDD
12 16 (10.96%) BDD
12 16 (10.96%) Defect Management
13 14 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (9.59%) Test Automation
14 11 (7.53%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.04%) SQL
2 30 (20.55%) Java
3 17 (11.64%) C#
4 6 (4.11%) Python
5 4 (2.74%) VBA
6 3 (2.05%) Ruby
7 2 (1.37%) C
7 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (30.82%) ISEB
2 44 (30.14%) ISTQB
3 20 (13.70%) Degree
4 11 (7.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.42%) HND
6 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.37%) CEH
7 2 (1.37%) CISSP
8 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (39.73%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) HL7
2 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.68%) Nessus
2 1 (0.68%) Nmap
Vendors
1 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.90%) HP
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle
4 5 (3.42%) Telerik
5 4 (2.74%) Cognos
6 3 (2.05%) Twitter
7 2 (1.37%) Facebook
8 1 (0.68%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) Netsparker
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