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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 138 156 100
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 65 53 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.41% 1.06% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.10% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 39
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £38,400
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
4476 4834 3366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.80% 96.82% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3575 3879 2625
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +1 33 £32,500 - 12
Bradford -21 14 £35,000 +48.93%
Bingley - 4 - -
Halifax +5 3 £32,500 - 2
Wakefield -9 1 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 76 (54.29%) SQL
2 67 (47.86%) ISEB
3 57 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (34.29%) ISTQB
4 48 (34.29%) SDLC
5 46 (32.86%) Test Scripting
5 46 (32.86%) Software Testing
6 38 (27.14%) QA
7 35 (25.00%) Selenium
8 33 (23.57%) .NET
8 33 (23.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (22.14%) Finance
10 30 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 29 (20.71%) Test Strategy
12 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
12 26 (18.57%) MS Excel
12 26 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (18.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (17.86%) Test Automation
13 25 (17.86%) Java
13 25 (17.86%) Scrum
14 23 (16.43%) Automated Testing
14 23 (16.43%) SoapUI
15 21 (15.00%) Retail
15 21 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (15.00%) Regression Testing
16 20 (14.29%) Integration Testing
16 20 (14.29%) Test Management
17 19 (13.57%) Non-Functional Testing
18 18 (12.86%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) Wireless
2 1 (0.71%) Network Security
2 1 (0.71%) VoIP
2 1 (0.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.14%) QlikView
2 10 (7.14%) Big Data
3 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (25.00%) Selenium
2 26 (18.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (16.43%) SoapUI
4 18 (12.86%) WebDriver
5 12 (8.57%) HP UFT
5 12 (8.57%) Selenium IDE
6 9 (6.43%) ReSharper
6 9 (6.43%) Moq
7 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.57%) JUnit
9 4 (2.86%) NUnit
10 3 (2.14%) JIRA
10 3 (2.14%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.43%) Rational Robot
11 2 (1.43%) OpenSTA
11 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.71%) MSTest
12 1 (0.71%) WinRunner
General
1 31 (22.14%) Finance
2 21 (15.00%) Retail
3 12 (8.57%) Banking
4 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.57%) .NET
2 12 (8.57%) Apache Flex
3 10 (7.14%) XML
4 9 (6.43%) WPF
4 9 (6.43%) .NET Framework
5 8 (5.71%) CSS
6 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.29%) WCF
6 6 (4.29%) HTML
6 6 (4.29%) WinForms
7 2 (1.43%) SOAP
8 1 (0.71%) Web Services
8 1 (0.71%) WSDL
8 1 (0.71%) LAMP
8 1 (0.71%) cXML
8 1 (0.71%) RESTful
8 1 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.43%) User Experience
2 9 (6.43%) Private Cloud
3 8 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.00%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) CESG
7 1 (0.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.57%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (34.29%) SDLC
3 46 (32.86%) Software Testing
3 46 (32.86%) Test Scripting
4 29 (20.71%) Test Strategy
5 26 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (17.86%) Scrum
6 25 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 23 (16.43%) Automated Testing
8 21 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 20 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 20 (14.29%) Test Management
10 19 (13.57%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (12.86%) Automation Testing
11 18 (12.86%) Manual Testing
11 18 (12.86%) SOA
12 17 (12.14%) TDD
12 17 (12.14%) BDD
13 16 (11.43%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 76 (54.29%) SQL
2 25 (17.86%) Java
3 15 (10.71%) C#
4 7 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (47.86%) ISEB
2 48 (34.29%) ISTQB
3 33 (23.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (11.43%) Degree
5 12 (8.57%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.14%) CEH
6 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.43%) OSCP
7 2 (1.43%) OSCE
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (27.14%) QA
2 8 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.86%) SLA
4 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.71%) Nessus
2 1 (0.71%) Nmap
Vendors
1 30 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.57%) HP
2 12 (8.57%) IBM
3 10 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 10 (7.14%) Cognos
4 5 (3.57%) Oracle
5 3 (2.14%) Citrix
5 3 (2.14%) Apple
6 1 (0.71%) Acunetix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 26 days ago