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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 228 259 203
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 29 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.43% 0.082% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.085% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 27 6 12
Average salary £30,000 £24,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £22,500 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,150 £43,625
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
6548 7070 5011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.07% 96.33% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5387 5571 3951
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +11 10 £30,000 +25.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 10 £38,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 - 2
East Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 40 (68.97%) Software Testing
2 37 (63.79%) SQL
3 33 (56.90%) ISEB
4 28 (48.28%) ISTQB
5 26 (44.83%) SDLC
6 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
7 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (36.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (32.76%) Manual Testing
9 19 (32.76%) .NET
10 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (29.31%) QA
11 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
12 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
13 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
13 14 (24.14%) Test Strategy
14 12 (20.69%) Selenium
14 12 (20.69%) Automation Testing
14 12 (20.69%) C#
14 12 (20.69%) Automated Testing
15 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
16 9 (15.52%) Windows
16 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
17 8 (13.79%) MS Office
17 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
18 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
18 7 (12.07%) HP UFT
19 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
19 6 (10.34%) CSS
19 6 (10.34%) XML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Selenium
2 7 (12.07%) HP UFT
3 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.72%) JMeter
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.34%) CSS
3 6 (10.34%) XML
4 4 (6.90%) Web Services
5 3 (5.17%) HTML
5 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) User Experience
2 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (68.97%) Software Testing
2 26 (44.83%) SDLC
3 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
4 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (32.76%) Manual Testing
6 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (24.14%) Test Strategy
8 12 (20.69%) Automation Testing
8 12 (20.69%) Automated Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
12 5 (8.62%) BDD
12 5 (8.62%) Agile Testing
13 4 (6.90%) Test Planning
13 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
14 3 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 3 (5.17%) User Stories
14 3 (5.17%) SOA
14 3 (5.17%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (63.79%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) C#
3 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (56.90%) ISEB
2 28 (48.28%) ISTQB
3 21 (36.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.31%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
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Techsearch Technology
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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York
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Salary: £24000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits package, free parking
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Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
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