The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the York region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 40 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 2.82% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 4
Average salary £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Software Tester
North 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 York 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
York
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
352 426 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 99.44% 99.53% 98.70%
Number of salaries quoted 312 323 310
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in York

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the York region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in York

Software Tester
Salary Trend in York

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the York region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in York

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the York region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 7 (46.67%) QA
4 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
5 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) ISEB
7 4 (26.67%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) TDD
8 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
9 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (13.33%) Time Management
9 2 (13.33%) C#
9 2 (13.33%) Direct Marketing
9 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
9 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
9 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
9 2 (13.33%) Redis
9 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Capybara

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the York region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Capybara
1 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Direct Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Campaign Management
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
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