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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 128 170 107
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 88 41 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.83% 0.83% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 0.86% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 65 22 43
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £42,400
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
4628 4770 3405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.22% 96.89% 94.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3705 3801 2620
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 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +21 48 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Bradford -4 18 £40,000 +66.66% 2
Bingley - 5 - -
Halifax -4 3 £32,500 -
Wetherby +2 1 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 81 (56.64%) SQL
2 67 (46.85%) ISEB
3 57 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (35.66%) Test Scripting
5 49 (34.27%) ISTQB
6 45 (31.47%) QA
6 45 (31.47%) Software Testing
7 42 (29.37%) SDLC
8 39 (27.27%) Selenium
9 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
10 30 (20.98%) .NET
10 30 (20.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 29 (20.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (20.28%) Automated Testing
12 28 (19.58%) MS Excel
13 27 (18.88%) Test Strategy
14 26 (18.18%) Scrum
15 25 (17.48%) Java
15 25 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (16.78%) Automation Testing
17 23 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (16.08%) Finance
18 22 (15.38%) Integration Testing
19 21 (14.69%) Non-Functional Testing
20 20 (13.99%) SoapUI
21 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
21 19 (13.29%) RAD
22 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
22 18 (12.59%) WebDriver
23 17 (11.89%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2 (1.40%) SAS
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (19.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) Wireless
1 2 (1.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.70%) VoIP
2 1 (0.70%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) SSL
2 1 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.79%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (9.79%) QlikView
3 9 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.90%) Big Data
5 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.70%) MySQL
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (27.27%) Selenium
2 29 (20.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (13.99%) SoapUI
4 18 (12.59%) WebDriver
5 15 (10.49%) Selenium IDE
6 9 (6.29%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.80%) Moq
8 4 (2.80%) ReSharper
9 3 (2.10%) Metasploit
9 3 (2.10%) JUnit
9 3 (2.10%) JIRA
9 3 (2.10%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.40%) Rational Robot
10 2 (1.40%) NUnit
10 2 (1.40%) OpenSTA
11 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.70%) Hudson
11 1 (0.70%) MSTest
11 1 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 23 (16.08%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Retail
3 8 (5.59%) Banking
4 5 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.80%) Legal
6 3 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.10%) Games
7 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.98%) .NET
2 15 (10.49%) Apache Flex
3 10 (6.99%) XML
4 9 (6.29%) CSS
5 7 (4.90%) HTML
6 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.80%) WPF
8 1 (0.70%) RESTful
8 1 (0.70%) REST
8 1 (0.70%) WCF
8 1 (0.70%) LAMP
8 1 (0.70%) WinForms
8 1 (0.70%) SOAP
8 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Client/Server
1 10 (6.99%) User Experience
2 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.80%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.10%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.40%) CESG
8 1 (0.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (4.20%) Windows 7
2 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.70%) UNIX
4 1 (0.70%) Solaris
4 1 (0.70%) Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.66%) Test Scripting
3 45 (31.47%) Software Testing
4 42 (29.37%) SDLC
5 29 (20.28%) Automated Testing
6 27 (18.88%) Test Strategy
7 26 (18.18%) Scrum
8 25 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (16.78%) Automation Testing
10 23 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (15.38%) Integration Testing
12 21 (14.69%) Non-Functional Testing
13 19 (13.29%) RAD
14 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
15 17 (11.89%) Test Management
15 17 (11.89%) Test Automation
16 16 (11.19%) Test Planning
17 14 (9.79%) System Testing
18 11 (7.69%) Manual Testing
19 10 (6.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 81 (56.64%) SQL
2 25 (17.48%) Java
3 9 (6.29%) C#
4 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) Python
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
7 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (46.85%) ISEB
2 49 (34.27%) ISTQB
3 30 (20.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (10.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (8.39%) Degree
6 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.80%) CEH
7 3 (2.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.40%) CISSP
8 2 (1.40%) OSCP
8 2 (1.40%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (31.47%) QA
2 7 (4.90%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.80%) SLA
4 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.10%) Nessus
3 2 (1.40%) Nmap
3 2 (1.40%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.49%) HP
2 15 (10.49%) IBM
3 14 (9.79%) Cognos
4 3 (2.10%) Citrix
4 3 (2.10%) Apple
5 2 (1.40%) Acunetix
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle
6 1 (0.70%) Unisys
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