The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the York region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 46 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 3.85% 2.08% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 2.39% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 5
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £23,200 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,700 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software Testing
North Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the York region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
York
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
305 418 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 83.79% 87.08% 83.06%
Number of salaries quoted 273 258 210
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in York

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the York region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in York

Software Testing
Salary Trend in York

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in York

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the York region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) ISEB
3 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
3 14 (37.84%) Manual Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Java
5 11 (29.73%) SQL
5 11 (29.73%) Selenium
6 10 (27.03%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Test Planning
6 10 (27.03%) .NET
6 10 (27.03%) SOAP
6 10 (27.03%) Web Services
6 10 (27.03%) XML
6 10 (27.03%) XSD
6 10 (27.03%) WSDL
7 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
7 9 (24.32%) C#
8 8 (21.62%) Oracle
8 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
8 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Security Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Test Management
9 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
9 7 (18.92%) Firebug
9 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (18.92%) HTML
9 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
9 7 (18.92%) CSS
9 7 (18.92%) N-Tier
9 7 (18.92%) MVC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the York region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) Firebug
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Analyst
1 24 (64.86%) Test Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.81%) Junior
3 4 (10.81%) Junior Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Junior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Graduate
5 2 (5.41%) Support Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
1 10 (27.03%) SOAP
1 10 (27.03%) Web Services
1 10 (27.03%) XML
1 10 (27.03%) XSD
1 10 (27.03%) WSDL
2 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
2 7 (18.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) N-Tier
2 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.11%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Manual Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Test Planning
4 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Security Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Test Management
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 7 (18.92%) MVC
6 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
6 3 (8.11%) User Stories
6 3 (8.11%) Process Management
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Java
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 9 (24.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft