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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 51 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 2.32% 0.96% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.02% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 2
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -18.51%
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
416 490 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 96.52% 94.41% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 320 319 331
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 27 January 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (46.67%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 5 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) Java
7 2 (13.33%) W3C
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) NUnit
7 2 (13.33%) Retail
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) WebLOAD
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) WebLOAD
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) W3C
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) System Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft