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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 124 142 126
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 77 55 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.62% 1.28% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.34% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 66 47 54
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £39,400
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
4616 4099 3865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.36% 95.19% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3807 3214 3258
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 £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +17 58 £36,250 +11.53% 12
Ilkley - 6 - -
Wakefield -9 5 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Bradford -5 1 £25,000 - 1
Castleford - 1 £16,000 - 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 55 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.96%) ISEB
3 33 (30.56%) Finance
3 33 (30.56%) Degree
4 32 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 32 (29.63%) Manual Testing
5 28 (25.93%) Selenium
6 25 (23.15%) Retail
6 25 (23.15%) ISTQB
6 25 (23.15%) SQL
7 24 (22.22%) Scrum
7 24 (22.22%) BDD
8 23 (21.30%) SOA
9 22 (20.37%) Banking
9 22 (20.37%) Test Automation
10 21 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (18.52%) Test Strategy
12 19 (17.59%) TDD
12 19 (17.59%) Test Scripting
12 19 (17.59%) .NET
13 18 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (15.74%) RAD
15 16 (14.81%) Functional Testing
16 15 (13.89%) Java
17 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
17 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
17 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
17 14 (12.96%) Test Management
18 13 (12.04%) QA
18 13 (12.04%) Project Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (25.93%) Selenium
2 21 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (12.04%) WebDriver
4 11 (10.19%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.56%) JUnit
6 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.78%) ReSharper
7 3 (2.78%) Moq
7 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.85%) MSTest
8 2 (1.85%) NUnit
8 2 (1.85%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.93%) JIRA
9 1 (0.93%) WATIR
9 1 (0.93%) JMeter
9 1 (0.93%) WatiN
9 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.93%) TestComplete
General
1 33 (30.56%) Finance
2 25 (23.15%) Retail
3 22 (20.37%) Banking
4 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.59%) .NET
2 5 (4.63%) XML
3 4 (3.70%) Web Services
4 3 (2.78%) WinForms
4 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.78%) WCF
4 3 (2.78%) WPF
5 2 (1.85%) HTML
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
6 1 (0.93%) WSDL
6 1 (0.93%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) N-Tier
2 9 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Windows
2 3 (2.78%) Android
2 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.63%) Software Testing
2 32 (29.63%) Manual Testing
3 24 (22.22%) BDD
3 24 (22.22%) Scrum
4 23 (21.30%) SOA
5 22 (20.37%) Test Automation
6 20 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 19 (17.59%) Test Scripting
7 19 (17.59%) TDD
8 17 (15.74%) RAD
9 16 (14.81%) Functional Testing
10 14 (12.96%) Test Management
11 13 (12.04%) Software Architecture
11 13 (12.04%) Project Management
12 12 (11.11%) Stress Testing
13 11 (10.19%) Integration Testing
13 11 (10.19%) Automation Testing
14 10 (9.26%) System Testing
14 10 (9.26%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.15%) SQL
2 15 (13.89%) Java
3 7 (6.48%) C#
4 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.85%) Python
5 2 (1.85%) Ruby
5 2 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (37.96%) ISEB
2 33 (30.56%) Degree
3 25 (23.15%) ISTQB
4 18 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (7.41%) CISSP
5 8 (7.41%) CISA
6 2 (1.85%) CEH
6 2 (1.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.04%) QA
2 10 (9.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Firmware
1 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.85%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.48%) HP
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (0.93%) IBM
4 1 (0.93%) Compuware
4 1 (0.93%) Empirix
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £35,000 per year depending on experience + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £35,000 per year depending on experience + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Wakefield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago