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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 224 219 210
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 38 44 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.53% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.61% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 30 36 22
Average salary £31,250 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £26,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
6984 7196 5597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.35% 95.87% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5598 5709 4416
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +12 25 £33,750 -0.73% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £27,500 - 3
East Yorkshire -3 5 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 51 (77.27%) Software Testing
2 46 (69.70%) ISEB
3 37 (56.06%) SQL
3 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (53.03%) ISTQB
5 29 (43.94%) Test Scripting
6 28 (42.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (34.85%) Manual Testing
8 22 (33.33%) Selenium
8 22 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (30.30%) .NET
10 19 (28.79%) Test Strategy
11 17 (25.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (22.73%) QA
12 15 (22.73%) Regression Testing
12 15 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
14 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
15 12 (18.18%) C#
15 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
15 12 (18.18%) Agile Testing
16 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
17 10 (15.15%) MS Office
18 9 (13.64%) .NET Framework
18 9 (13.64%) Test Planning
18 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (12.12%) User Stories
19 8 (12.12%) BDD
19 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
19 8 (12.12%) ITIL

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Office
2 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) Big Data
3 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (33.33%) Selenium
2 17 (25.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (9.09%) ReSharper
4 6 (9.09%) Moq
4 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.52%) JIRA
7 1 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (10.61%) Retail
2 5 (7.58%) Legal
3 4 (6.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 9 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.09%) WCF
3 6 (9.09%) WPF
3 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.09%) WinForms
4 4 (6.06%) XML
5 1 (1.52%) cXML
5 1 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (1.52%) CSS
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Android
2 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (77.27%) Software Testing
2 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (43.94%) Test Scripting
4 23 (34.85%) Manual Testing
5 22 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (28.79%) Test Strategy
7 15 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 12 (18.18%) Agile Testing
8 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 9 (13.64%) Test Planning
11 8 (12.12%) BDD
11 8 (12.12%) User Stories
11 8 (12.12%) Scrum
11 8 (12.12%) Automated Testing
11 8 (12.12%) ITIL
12 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.61%) TDD
12 7 (10.61%) Functional Testing
13 6 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 12 (18.18%) C#
3 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.58%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby
5 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (69.70%) ISEB
2 35 (53.03%) ISTQB
3 28 (42.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (10.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Telerik
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