The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 54 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 1.06% 1.55% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.66% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 5
Average salary £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £30,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
372 541 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 98.15% 93.44% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 287 314 291
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in York

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in York

Tester
Salary Trend in York

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

Tester Salary Trend in York

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the York 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) System Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) W3C
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) NUnit
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) WebLOAD
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
8 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.69%) SQL
8 1 (7.69%) MS Excel

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the York 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) NUnit
2 2 (15.38%) WebLOAD
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft