The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 164 102 114
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 43 67 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.88% 1.88% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 2.00% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 47
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,200 £43,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4737 3351 3409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.01% 93.92% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3774 2586 2817
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,280 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Yorkshire

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 July 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 31 July 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 -39 39 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Bradford -2 3 £24,000 -
Wakefield -3 3 £24,000 +4.34%
Halifax -13 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Wetherby - 1 £45,000 -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (36.29%) SQL
2 44 (35.48%) Java
3 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (33.06%) Selenium
4 41 (33.06%) Test Scripting
5 40 (32.26%) ISEB
6 38 (30.65%) QA
6 38 (30.65%) Test Automation
7 35 (28.23%) .NET
8 26 (20.97%) Scrum
8 26 (20.97%) Degree
9 25 (20.16%) TDD
9 25 (20.16%) Test Strategy
10 23 (18.55%) ISTQB
11 22 (17.74%) SQL Server
12 20 (16.13%) SoapUI
12 20 (16.13%) Automation Testing
13 19 (15.32%) WebDriver
13 19 (15.32%) SOAP
13 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
13 19 (15.32%) Finance
14 18 (14.52%) XML
14 18 (14.52%) BDD
15 17 (13.71%) C#
16 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
16 16 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
17 15 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (12.10%) Test Management
17 15 (12.10%) Performance Testing
18 14 (11.29%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) Wireless Security
1 1 (0.81%) Network Security
1 1 (0.81%) Wireless
1 1 (0.81%) Internet
1 1 (0.81%) SSL
1 1 (0.81%) LAN
1 1 (0.81%) FTP
1 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.03%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (33.06%) Selenium
2 20 (16.13%) SoapUI
3 19 (15.32%) WebDriver
4 16 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (9.68%) JUnit
7 6 (4.84%) WATIR
8 5 (4.03%) JMeter
8 5 (4.03%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.23%) NUnit
9 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.42%) JBehave
10 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.42%) Maven
10 3 (2.42%) Ant
11 2 (1.61%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.61%) Flex Builder
12 1 (0.81%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (15.32%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Games
3 3 (2.42%) Advertising
4 2 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.23%) .NET
2 19 (15.32%) SOAP
3 18 (14.52%) XML
4 7 (5.65%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.65%) XSD
4 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.84%) Web Services
5 6 (4.84%) WSDL
5 6 (4.84%) WinForms
5 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.23%) J2EE
6 4 (3.23%) HTML
7 3 (2.42%) HTML5
7 3 (2.42%) Flash
8 2 (1.61%) XSLT
8 2 (1.61%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.81%) JSON
9 1 (0.81%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.84%) DTV
2 6 (4.84%) NHS
2 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.03%) Open Source
4 4 (3.23%) Online Games
5 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.61%) iSeries
7 1 (0.81%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Windows
2 8 (6.45%) Linux
3 7 (5.65%) Android
4 6 (4.84%) Windows 8
4 6 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) UNIX
5 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.06%) Test Scripting
3 38 (30.65%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.97%) Scrum
5 25 (20.16%) TDD
5 25 (20.16%) Test Strategy
6 20 (16.13%) Automation Testing
7 18 (14.52%) BDD
8 15 (12.10%) Test Management
8 15 (12.10%) Performance Testing
9 14 (11.29%) Software Testing
10 12 (9.68%) User Stories
11 11 (8.87%) OO
11 11 (8.87%) DSDM
12 10 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.26%) SOA
14 8 (6.45%) Business Analysis
14 8 (6.45%) Information Management
14 8 (6.45%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.29%) SQL
2 44 (35.48%) Java
3 17 (13.71%) C#
4 4 (3.23%) C++
4 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.23%) PHP
5 3 (2.42%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.42%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.61%) C
6 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (32.26%) ISEB
2 26 (20.97%) Degree
3 23 (18.55%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) CEH
7 1 (0.81%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (30.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) Oracle
3 6 (4.84%) HP
4 2 (1.61%) IBM
4 2 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (0.81%) Sony
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago