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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 56 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 0.82% 0.66% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.69% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £32,000 £24,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -2.04%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £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
460 433 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 94.26% 94.75% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 374 287 318
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 16 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft