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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 149 138 83
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 50 81 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.13% 1.61% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.66% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 43 69 72
Average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,600 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
4278 4867 3472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.83% 96.99% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3377 3997 2763
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -23 30 £33,500 -4.28% 12
Bradford -9 7 £35,000 +52.17% 2
Halifax +15 2 £32,500 -
Wakefield -3 1 - - 1
Bingley - 1 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 65 (51.59%) ISEB
2 58 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (41.27%) SQL
4 50 (39.68%) SDLC
5 48 (38.10%) Software Testing
6 40 (31.75%) ISTQB
7 34 (26.98%) Finance
7 34 (26.98%) Test Scripting
8 32 (25.40%) Degree
9 31 (24.60%) Selenium
10 30 (23.81%) SOA
10 30 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 28 (22.22%) Retail
12 27 (21.43%) QA
12 27 (21.43%) .NET
12 27 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 27 (21.43%) Test Strategy
13 26 (20.63%) Test Automation
14 21 (16.67%) BDD
14 21 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (16.67%) TDD
15 20 (15.87%) SQL Server
15 20 (15.87%) Non-Functional Testing
16 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
16 19 (15.08%) Regression Testing
17 18 (14.29%) Java
17 18 (14.29%) SoapUI
18 17 (13.49%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (13.49%) Integration Testing
18 17 (13.49%) System Integration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) Wireless
2 1 (0.79%) Network Security
2 1 (0.79%) VoIP
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.94%) Big Data
3 8 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.17%) QlikView
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (24.60%) Selenium
2 18 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 17 (13.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (13.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (11.90%) WebDriver
5 9 (7.14%) Moq
5 9 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
5 9 (7.14%) ReSharper
6 5 (3.97%) JUnit
7 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.17%) NUnit
8 3 (2.38%) JIRA
8 3 (2.38%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.59%) Rational Robot
9 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.59%) OpenSTA
9 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.79%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 34 (26.98%) Finance
2 28 (22.22%) Retail
3 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
3 17 (13.49%) Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Legal
4 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.43%) .NET
2 9 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 9 (7.14%) WPF
3 8 (6.35%) Apache Flex
4 6 (4.76%) WCF
4 6 (4.76%) WinForms
4 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.17%) XML
6 3 (2.38%) CSS
7 2 (1.59%) HTML
8 1 (0.79%) SOAP
8 1 (0.79%) WSDL
8 1 (0.79%) LAMP
8 1 (0.79%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) N-Tier
2 13 (10.32%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.14%) Private Cloud
4 6 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.17%) User Experience
5 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) RIA
7 1 (0.79%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.14%) Windows
2 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.68%) SDLC
3 48 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 34 (26.98%) Test Scripting
5 30 (23.81%) SOA
6 27 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 27 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 26 (20.63%) Test Automation
8 21 (16.67%) BDD
8 21 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (16.67%) TDD
9 20 (15.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (15.08%) Regression Testing
11 17 (13.49%) Integration Testing
11 17 (13.49%) System Integration Testing
12 16 (12.70%) Software Architecture
12 16 (12.70%) Scrum
13 15 (11.90%) Stress Testing
13 15 (11.90%) Functional Testing
14 14 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (41.27%) SQL
2 18 (14.29%) Java
3 14 (11.11%) C#
4 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.59%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (51.59%) ISEB
2 40 (31.75%) ISTQB
3 32 (25.40%) Degree
4 30 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.35%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.38%) CEH
6 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) OSCP
7 2 (1.59%) OSCE
7 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.43%) QA
2 8 (6.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Nessus
1 1 (0.79%) Nmap
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.79%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.52%) HP
3 8 (6.35%) IBM
4 5 (3.97%) Oracle
5 4 (3.17%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.17%) Cognos
6 3 (2.38%) Citrix
6 3 (2.38%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) Acunetix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: £35,000 per annum £35,000 + bonus + benefits + free parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: Market rates + bonus + good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago