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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 133 157 101
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 77 42 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.56% 0.92% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.96% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68 38 71
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,450 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
4842 4361 3651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.94% 95.38% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3913 3472 2983
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 March 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 March 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 +28 66 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Wakefield -16 3 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Ilkley - 2 - -
Bradford -1 1 £40,000 +73.91% 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.61%) ISEB
3 45 (33.83%) Software Testing
4 43 (32.33%) Degree
5 38 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 37 (27.82%) Retail
6 37 (27.82%) Finance
7 36 (27.07%) SQL
8 34 (25.56%) ISTQB
9 33 (24.81%) Selenium
9 33 (24.81%) SOA
10 32 (24.06%) BDD
11 30 (22.56%) Test Automation
12 27 (20.30%) TDD
12 27 (20.30%) Scrum
12 27 (20.30%) Banking
13 25 (18.80%) .NET
13 25 (18.80%) Test Scripting
13 25 (18.80%) Test Strategy
14 23 (17.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 22 (16.54%) Functional Testing
15 22 (16.54%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
16 19 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 19 (14.29%) QA
16 19 (14.29%) Telecoms
17 18 (13.53%) N-Tier
17 18 (13.53%) Software Architecture
17 18 (13.53%) Integration Testing
18 17 (12.78%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (2.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) Big Data
3 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (24.81%) Selenium
2 22 (16.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (12.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 11 (8.27%) SoapUI
6 9 (6.77%) ReSharper
6 9 (6.77%) Moq
7 6 (4.51%) JUnit
8 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.26%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.26%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.50%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.50%) Metasploit
10 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.50%) OpenSTA
10 2 (1.50%) Rational Robot
10 2 (1.50%) NUnit
11 1 (0.75%) WATIR
11 1 (0.75%) JIRA
11 1 (0.75%) WinRunner
General
1 37 (27.82%) Retail
1 37 (27.82%) Finance
2 27 (20.30%) Banking
3 19 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.26%) Legal
4 3 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.80%) .NET
2 9 (6.77%) WPF
3 6 (4.51%) WinForms
3 6 (4.51%) WCF
3 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.76%) XML
5 4 (3.01%) Web Services
6 2 (1.50%) HTML
7 1 (0.75%) cXML
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.75%) WSDL
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) N-Tier
2 13 (9.77%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.77%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.26%) User Experience
6 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.02%) Windows
2 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.26%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Linux
4 1 (0.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.83%) Software Testing
3 38 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 33 (24.81%) SOA
5 32 (24.06%) BDD
6 30 (22.56%) Test Automation
7 27 (20.30%) TDD
7 27 (20.30%) Scrum
8 25 (18.80%) Test Scripting
8 25 (18.80%) Test Strategy
9 22 (16.54%) Functional Testing
10 18 (13.53%) Software Architecture
10 18 (13.53%) Integration Testing
11 17 (12.78%) Test Management
11 17 (12.78%) RAD
11 17 (12.78%) Stress Testing
12 14 (10.53%) DevOps
12 14 (10.53%) Regression Testing
13 13 (9.77%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.02%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.07%) SQL
2 17 (12.78%) Java
3 10 (7.52%) C#
4 6 (4.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.50%) Python
5 2 (1.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.50%) PHP
5 2 (1.50%) Ruby
6 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (43.61%) ISEB
2 43 (32.33%) Degree
3 34 (25.56%) ISTQB
4 23 (17.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.02%) CISSP
5 8 (6.02%) CISA
6 4 (3.01%) OSCP
6 4 (3.01%) VCP4
6 4 (3.01%) CEH
7 2 (1.50%) OSCE
7 2 (1.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.29%) QA
2 12 (9.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.50%) Nmap
3 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.02%) HP
3 3 (2.26%) Apple
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle
4 2 (1.50%) Citrix
4 2 (1.50%) IBM
5 1 (0.75%) Compuware
5 1 (0.75%) Empirix
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