The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 248 200 202
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.069% 0.35% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 27
Average salary £24,000 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £21,950 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £43,375 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +12.72%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6929 5125 5630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.30% 94.47% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5472 4054 4627
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -39 5 £24,000 -26.15% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 22 (45.83%) QA
4 18 (37.50%) Finance
5 16 (33.33%) SQL
6 15 (31.25%) .NET
6 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
7 11 (22.92%) Selenium
7 11 (22.92%) SOAP
7 11 (22.92%) ISEB
8 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
8 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
8 10 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (18.75%) Test Management
9 9 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (18.75%) XML
10 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.67%) Degree
10 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (14.58%) Agile Testing
11 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
11 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
11 7 (14.58%) XSD
11 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.50%) WSDL
12 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.50%) HP
12 6 (12.50%) Web Services
12 6 (12.50%) TDD

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Selenium
2 9 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (4.17%) Flex Builder
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) MSTest
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.08%) WATIR
6 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) .NET
2 11 (22.92%) SOAP
3 9 (18.75%) XML
4 7 (14.58%) XSD
5 6 (12.50%) Web Services
5 6 (12.50%) WSDL
6 3 (6.25%) HTML
6 3 (6.25%) Flash
6 3 (6.25%) HTML5
7 2 (4.17%) Apache Flex
8 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
1 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
1 1 (2.08%) Video Editing
1 1 (2.08%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Test Management
6 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.58%) Agile Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.50%) TDD
7 6 (12.50%) Usability Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.17%) Scrum
11 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
11 2 (4.17%) Regression Testing
12 1 (2.08%) MVC
12 1 (2.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Java
2 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) ActionScript
4 2 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISEB
2 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
2 10 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) Adobe
3 1 (2.08%) Sony
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