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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 186 107 134
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 82 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.58% 2.10% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 2.21% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23 74 37
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +36.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £44,625 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
5000 3714 3634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.99% 95.26% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3935 3026 3035
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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 -73 22 £31,500 -10.00% 10
Wakefield - 4 £22,500 - 1
Halifax -5 1 £18,000 -
Bradford -12 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Huddersfield - 1 £18,000 - 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 37 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.05%) ISEB
3 24 (30.77%) Selenium
4 21 (26.92%) QA
5 20 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 20 (25.64%) SQL
6 19 (24.36%) Java
7 17 (21.79%) WebDriver
8 16 (20.51%) ISTQB
9 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
10 13 (16.67%) SoapUI
11 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
11 12 (15.38%) Scrum
11 12 (15.38%) Oracle
12 11 (14.10%) .NET
12 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
12 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
12 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
12 11 (14.10%) BDD
13 10 (12.82%) SOAP
13 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
14 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
15 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (10.26%) Manual Testing
15 8 (10.26%) XML
15 8 (10.26%) RAD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 8 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) FTP
2 1 (1.28%) Network Security
2 1 (1.28%) SSL
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) LAN
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (30.77%) Selenium
2 17 (21.79%) WebDriver
3 13 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (8.97%) JUnit
6 6 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (5.13%) NUnit
8 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.85%) JBehave
8 3 (3.85%) MSTest
8 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.85%) Metasploit
8 3 (3.85%) Maven
8 3 (3.85%) Ant
9 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.56%) JMeter
9 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.56%) WATIR
9 2 (2.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
1 6 (7.69%) Banking
1 6 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (1.28%) Games
2 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) .NET
2 10 (12.82%) SOAP
3 8 (10.26%) XML
4 4 (5.13%) J2EE
4 4 (5.13%) Web Services
5 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.56%) HTML
6 2 (2.56%) WinForms
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.28%) HTML5
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.28%) JSON
7 1 (1.28%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.56%) DTV
2 2 (2.56%) NHS
2 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.56%) Open Source
2 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.28%) iSeries
3 1 (1.28%) Online Games
3 1 (1.28%) Video Editing
3 1 (1.28%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Android
2 3 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
4 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 12 (15.38%) Scrum
5 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
5 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
5 11 (14.10%) BDD
6 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.26%) RAD
8 8 (10.26%) SOA
8 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
9 7 (8.97%) TDD
10 6 (7.69%) ITIL
10 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.69%) OO
10 6 (7.69%) DSDM
10 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) SQL
2 19 (24.36%) Java
3 6 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (5.13%) C++
5 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) ISEB
2 16 (20.51%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.97%) Degree
3 7 (8.97%) CISSP
4 6 (7.69%) CISA
4 6 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.85%) CEH
7 2 (2.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Firmware
2 2 (2.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.28%) IBM
3 1 (1.28%) Adobe
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