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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 221 246 198
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 29 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.42% 0.11% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.12% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 11
Average salary £30,000 £26,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% -10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
6668 6815 5003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.64% 96.43% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5477 5405 3916
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 £25,000 £24,000 £22,733
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +19 15 £30,000 +25.00% 1
North Yorkshire +5 6 £35,500 +18.33% 3
South Yorkshire - 4 £28,750 - 1
East Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 50 (76.92%) Software Testing
2 44 (67.69%) ISEB
3 40 (61.54%) SQL
3 40 (61.54%) ISTQB
4 34 (52.31%) Test Scripting
5 32 (49.23%) SDLC
6 31 (47.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (33.85%) .NET
8 22 (33.85%) Manual Testing
9 21 (32.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (30.77%) QA
11 18 (27.69%) Test Strategy
11 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
12 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
13 14 (21.54%) Regression Testing
13 14 (21.54%) Selenium
14 12 (18.46%) Agile Testing
14 12 (18.46%) MS Office
14 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
15 11 (16.92%) C#
15 11 (16.92%) Automated Testing
15 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
16 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (13.85%) Performance Testing
16 9 (13.85%) Windows
17 7 (10.77%) BDD
17 7 (10.77%) Automation Testing
17 7 (10.77%) User Experience
17 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Office
1 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Big Data
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Selenium
2 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (10.77%) HP UFT
4 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.62%) ReSharper
5 3 (4.62%) Moq
5 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.54%) JMeter
7 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.69%) Retail
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Legal
3 2 (3.08%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.85%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.23%) CSS
3 6 (9.23%) XML
3 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.62%) WCF
4 3 (4.62%) WPF
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) WinForms
5 2 (3.08%) Web Services
6 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (76.92%) Software Testing
2 34 (52.31%) Test Scripting
3 32 (49.23%) SDLC
4 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (33.85%) Manual Testing
6 21 (32.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (27.69%) Test Strategy
8 14 (21.54%) Regression Testing
9 12 (18.46%) Agile Testing
10 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
10 11 (16.92%) Automated Testing
11 9 (13.85%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.77%) BDD
12 7 (10.77%) Automation Testing
13 5 (7.69%) User Stories
14 4 (6.15%) Test Planning
14 4 (6.15%) TDD
14 4 (6.15%) Scrum
14 4 (6.15%) ITIL
14 4 (6.15%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 40 (61.54%) SQL
2 11 (16.92%) C#
3 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) Java
5 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (67.69%) ISEB
2 40 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 31 (47.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Telerik
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