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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 119 174 99
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 91 36 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.92% 0.74% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.76% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 64 24 56
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,800 £44,375
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
4532 4720 3390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.67% 96.48% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3634 3682 2668
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 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 31 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 +36 53 £35,000 +11.11% 8
Bradford -1 16 £38,750 +61.45% 1
Bingley - 5 - -
Halifax +8 3 £32,500 +80.55%
Wetherby -1 2 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 85 (61.15%) SQL
2 59 (42.45%) ISEB
3 52 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (35.97%) Test Scripting
5 48 (34.53%) ISTQB
6 44 (31.65%) QA
7 38 (27.34%) Selenium
8 37 (26.62%) Software Testing
9 36 (25.90%) SDLC
10 30 (21.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
11 29 (20.86%) .NET
12 28 (20.14%) Scrum
13 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
13 27 (19.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 26 (18.71%) Automated Testing
15 25 (17.99%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (17.99%) Automation Testing
15 25 (17.99%) Test Strategy
16 24 (17.27%) Java
17 23 (16.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (15.83%) Finance
18 22 (15.83%) RAD
19 20 (14.39%) Integration Testing
20 19 (13.67%) WebDriver
21 18 (12.95%) Test Automation
21 18 (12.95%) SoapUI
22 17 (12.23%) Non-Functional Testing
22 17 (12.23%) QlikView
22 17 (12.23%) Cognos

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (1.44%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.16%) Network Security
2 2 (1.44%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) VoIP
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.72%) SSL
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.23%) QlikView
1 17 (12.23%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.60%) Big Data
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (27.34%) Selenium
2 30 (21.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (13.67%) WebDriver
4 18 (12.95%) SoapUI
5 14 (10.07%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (5.04%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.32%) HP UFT
8 5 (3.60%) JIRA
9 4 (2.88%) JUnit
9 4 (2.88%) Metasploit
10 2 (1.44%) NUnit
10 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.44%) Hudson
10 2 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.72%) MSTest
11 1 (0.72%) Moq
11 1 (0.72%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.72%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.72%) Maven
General
1 22 (15.83%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Banking
3 4 (2.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.16%) Games
4 3 (2.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.86%) .NET
2 14 (10.07%) Apache Flex
3 11 (7.91%) XML
4 9 (6.47%) CSS
5 8 (5.76%) HTML
6 7 (5.04%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.44%) SOAP
8 2 (1.44%) Web Services
9 1 (0.72%) RESTful
9 1 (0.72%) REST
9 1 (0.72%) LAMP
9 1 (0.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Client/Server
1 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) User Experience
3 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.16%) CESG
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.19%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (4.32%) Windows 7
2 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.16%) UNIX
4 2 (1.44%) Linux
4 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.72%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (35.97%) Test Scripting
3 37 (26.62%) Software Testing
4 36 (25.90%) SDLC
5 28 (20.14%) Scrum
6 26 (18.71%) Automated Testing
7 25 (17.99%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (17.99%) Automation Testing
7 25 (17.99%) Test Strategy
8 23 (16.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (15.83%) RAD
10 20 (14.39%) Integration Testing
11 18 (12.95%) Test Automation
12 17 (12.23%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (11.51%) Test Management
14 15 (10.79%) Test Planning
15 14 (10.07%) Regression Testing
16 13 (9.35%) System Testing
17 8 (5.76%) Project Management
17 8 (5.76%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (61.15%) SQL
2 24 (17.27%) Java
3 9 (6.47%) C#
4 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.16%) PHP
7 2 (1.44%) Python
7 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.72%) Ruby
8 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (42.45%) ISEB
2 48 (34.53%) ISTQB
3 27 (19.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (10.07%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (5.04%) Degree
6 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.44%) CISSP
7 2 (1.44%) CEH
8 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (31.65%) QA
2 5 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.88%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.88%) Nessus
3 3 (2.16%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (2.16%) Nmap
Vendors
1 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.23%) Cognos
3 14 (10.07%) HP
3 14 (10.07%) IBM
4 3 (2.16%) Acunetix
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.72%) Citrix
5 1 (0.72%) Unisys
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 24 days ago