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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 217 230 202
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 37 37 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.59% 0.53% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.54% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 46
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,800 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
6067 6853 6386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.75% 98.07% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5080 5675 4937
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 15 £32,500 -7.14% 7
North Yorkshire +25 11 £31,500 -1.56% 4
South Yorkshire +9 8 £35,000 +27.27% 1
East Yorkshire -3 3 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (39.29%) SQL
1 22 (39.29%) Manual Testing
2 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.71%) QA
4 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
5 17 (30.36%) Automated Testing
5 17 (30.36%) Automation Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.43%) .NET
7 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 12 (21.43%) C#
7 12 (21.43%) Selenium
8 11 (19.64%) ISEB
9 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
9 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
10 9 (16.07%) Java
11 8 (14.29%) Finance
11 8 (14.29%) BDD
11 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
13 6 (10.71%) Degree
13 6 (10.71%) Scrum
13 6 (10.71%) TDD
13 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
14 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
14 5 (8.93%) Open Source
14 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
14 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
1 3 (5.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Selenium
2 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.36%) Appium
4 3 (5.36%) Calabash
4 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.36%) JMeter
5 2 (3.57%) Capybara
5 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) JUnit
5 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.79%) JIRA
6 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Games
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (5.36%) Behat
4 3 (5.36%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Chemistry
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Manual Testing
2 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
4 17 (30.36%) Automated Testing
4 17 (30.36%) Automation Testing
5 8 (14.29%) BDD
5 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Scrum
7 6 (10.71%) TDD
7 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.93%) Open Source
8 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 4 (7.14%) SDLC
10 3 (5.36%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) C#
3 9 (16.07%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) ISEB
2 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Apple
3 2 (3.57%) Facebook
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Twitter
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package + Free Parking
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £32000.00 per annum + benefit allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
York
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £24000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Benefits Package + Free Parking
Posted: 11 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexible benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Salary: 30000-50000 Per Annum 30-50K+
Posted: 24 days ago
Ilkley
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago