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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 172 98 117
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 37 77 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.74% 2.14% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 2.27% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 25 56 44
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,400 £44,375 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
4811 3399 3628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.57% 94.31% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3753 2675 3021
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 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -53 29 £30,750 -12.14% 2
Wakefield 0 6 £24,000 +4.34% 1
Bradford - 3 £24,000 - 1
Halifax -13 2 £18,000 -44.61%
Huddersfield - 2 £18,000 - 1
Brighouse - 1 - -
Wetherby - 1 £45,000 -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (35.09%) SQL
2 39 (34.21%) Selenium
3 38 (33.33%) ISEB
4 37 (32.46%) Java
4 37 (32.46%) Test Scripting
5 36 (31.58%) QA
6 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (28.95%) Test Automation
7 28 (24.56%) .NET
8 23 (20.18%) ISTQB
9 22 (19.30%) Scrum
10 21 (18.42%) Test Strategy
11 20 (17.54%) WebDriver
11 20 (17.54%) TDD
12 19 (16.67%) Degree
12 19 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 19 (16.67%) SoapUI
13 18 (15.79%) SOAP
13 18 (15.79%) MS Excel
14 17 (14.91%) Finance
15 16 (14.04%) Automation Testing
15 16 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (13.16%) BDD
16 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
16 15 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
17 14 (12.28%) XML
17 14 (12.28%) C#
17 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (12.28%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) LAN
1 1 (0.88%) HTTP
1 1 (0.88%) SSL
1 1 (0.88%) Internet
1 1 (0.88%) Wireless
1 1 (0.88%) Network Security
1 1 (0.88%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.63%) MySQL
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (34.21%) Selenium
2 20 (17.54%) WebDriver
3 19 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 16 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (8.77%) JUnit
7 6 (5.26%) WATIR
8 5 (4.39%) LoadRunner
8 5 (4.39%) JMeter
9 4 (3.51%) NUnit
9 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.63%) Maven
10 3 (2.63%) Ant
10 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.63%) JBehave
10 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.75%) Flex Builder
11 2 (1.75%) MSTest
11 2 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
General
1 17 (14.91%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Games
3 2 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.56%) .NET
2 18 (15.79%) SOAP
3 14 (12.28%) XML
4 6 (5.26%) XSD
4 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (4.39%) WSDL
5 5 (4.39%) WinForms
5 5 (4.39%) Web Services
6 4 (3.51%) HTML
6 4 (3.51%) J2EE
7 3 (2.63%) Flash
7 3 (2.63%) HTML5
8 2 (1.75%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.88%) JSON
9 1 (0.88%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.39%) NHS
2 5 (4.39%) DTV
2 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.39%) Open Source
3 4 (3.51%) Online Games
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) iSeries
5 2 (1.75%) Firmware
6 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.88%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) Windows
2 6 (5.26%) Linux
2 6 (5.26%) Android
3 5 (4.39%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.88%) UNIX
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) Test Scripting
2 33 (28.95%) Test Automation
2 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.30%) Scrum
4 21 (18.42%) Test Strategy
5 20 (17.54%) TDD
6 16 (14.04%) Automation Testing
7 15 (13.16%) BDD
7 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (12.28%) Performance Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Test Management
10 11 (9.65%) User Stories
11 10 (8.77%) DSDM
12 9 (7.89%) OO
12 9 (7.89%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
13 8 (7.02%) Manual Testing
13 8 (7.02%) SOA
13 8 (7.02%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.09%) SQL
2 37 (32.46%) Java
3 14 (12.28%) C#
4 4 (3.51%) C++
4 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.63%) ActionScript
5 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (33.33%) ISEB
2 23 (20.18%) ISTQB
3 19 (16.67%) Degree
4 8 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) CEH
7 1 (0.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.53%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) HP
4 2 (1.75%) IBM
4 2 (1.75%) Adobe
5 1 (0.88%) Sony
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