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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 186 107 134
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 74 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.61% 2.02% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 2.13% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21 65 36
Average salary £30,750 £37,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.00% +38.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £45,000 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +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
4912 3481 3666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.79% 94.88% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3834 2781 3072
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,000 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -57 23 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Wakefield - 3 £22,500 -
Halifax -9 1 £18,000 -44.61%
Huddersfield - 1 £18,000 -
Wetherby - 1 £45,000 - 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 57 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.67%) SQL
3 32 (32.65%) ISEB
3 32 (32.65%) Selenium
3 32 (32.65%) Test Scripting
4 31 (31.63%) QA
5 28 (28.57%) Java
6 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
7 22 (22.45%) .NET
8 20 (20.41%) ISTQB
9 19 (19.39%) WebDriver
10 18 (18.37%) Scrum
11 17 (17.35%) SoapUI
12 16 (16.33%) Test Strategy
12 16 (16.33%) Degree
13 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.31%) SOAP
13 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
14 14 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 14 (14.29%) Finance
14 14 (14.29%) TDD
15 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
15 13 (13.27%) Automation Testing
15 13 (13.27%) BDD
15 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (12.24%) Performance Testing
16 12 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
16 12 (12.24%) XML
16 12 (12.24%) Oracle

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (8.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) FTP
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) LAN
2 1 (1.02%) SSL
2 1 (1.02%) Wireless
2 1 (1.02%) Network Security
2 1 (1.02%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.06%) MySQL
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (32.65%) Selenium
2 19 (19.39%) WebDriver
3 17 (17.35%) SoapUI
4 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (8.16%) JUnit
7 5 (5.10%) WATIR
8 4 (4.08%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.08%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.08%) JMeter
8 4 (4.08%) NUnit
9 3 (3.06%) Maven
9 3 (3.06%) Ant
9 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.06%) JBehave
9 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.04%) Flex Builder
10 2 (2.04%) Metasploit
10 2 (2.04%) MSTest
10 2 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Games
2 2 (2.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) .NET
2 15 (15.31%) SOAP
3 12 (12.24%) XML
4 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.10%) Web Services
4 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.08%) XSD
5 4 (4.08%) HTML
5 4 (4.08%) J2EE
5 4 (4.08%) WinForms
6 3 (3.06%) WSDL
6 3 (3.06%) Flash
6 3 (3.06%) HTML5
7 2 (2.04%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.02%) JSON
8 1 (1.02%) XML Schema
8 1 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.08%) Open Source
3 4 (4.08%) DTV
3 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.08%) NHS
4 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.04%) Firmware
5 2 (2.04%) Online Games
6 1 (1.02%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.02%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.02%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Android
3 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) UNIX
4 1 (1.02%) Solaris
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.65%) Test Scripting
3 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
4 18 (18.37%) Scrum
5 16 (16.33%) Test Strategy
6 14 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 14 (14.29%) TDD
7 13 (13.27%) Automation Testing
7 13 (13.27%) BDD
7 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (12.24%) Performance Testing
9 11 (11.22%) Waterfall
10 10 (10.20%) Test Management
11 9 (9.18%) DSDM
11 9 (9.18%) User Stories
12 8 (8.16%) Automated Testing
12 8 (8.16%) SOA
12 8 (8.16%) OO
13 7 (7.14%) Regression Testing
13 7 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) SQL
2 28 (28.57%) Java
3 11 (11.22%) C#
4 4 (4.08%) C++
4 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.06%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) ISEB
2 20 (20.41%) ISTQB
3 16 (16.33%) Degree
4 8 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.04%) CEH
8 1 (1.02%) CISSP
8 1 (1.02%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) HP
4 2 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (1.02%) IBM
5 1 (1.02%) Sony
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience
Posted: 14 days ago