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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 212 217 203
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 29 38 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.44% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 19
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,550 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £35,300 £36,300
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
6357 6853 5276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.02% 96.28% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5205 5509 4184
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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 +8 20 £30,000 -9.77%
South Yorkshire - 8 £27,500 - 2
East Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 48 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 42 (70.00%) ISEB
3 37 (61.67%) SQL
4 35 (58.33%) ISTQB
5 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 29 (48.33%) SDLC
8 28 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (38.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (35.00%) Manual Testing
11 19 (31.67%) .NET
11 19 (31.67%) Selenium
11 19 (31.67%) Test Strategy
12 17 (28.33%) QA
13 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
14 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
15 12 (20.00%) MS Office
15 12 (20.00%) C#
15 12 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
15 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
16 11 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (18.33%) Agile Testing
17 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
18 9 (15.00%) .NET Framework
19 8 (13.33%) BDD
19 8 (13.33%) Big Data
19 8 (13.33%) Retail
19 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
20 7 (11.67%) RUP

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Office
2 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) Big Data
3 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (10.00%) Moq
4 6 (10.00%) ReSharper
5 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.67%) JMeter
7 1 (1.67%) JIRA
7 1 (1.67%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (13.33%) Retail
2 5 (8.33%) Legal
3 4 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.67%) .NET
2 9 (15.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.00%) WCF
4 6 (10.00%) WPF
4 6 (10.00%) WinForms
5 4 (6.67%) XML
6 2 (3.33%) CSS
6 2 (3.33%) Web Services
7 1 (1.67%) XSLT
7 1 (1.67%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 29 (48.33%) SDLC
5 23 (38.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (35.00%) Manual Testing
7 19 (31.67%) Test Strategy
8 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 11 (18.33%) Agile Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
12 8 (13.33%) BDD
13 7 (11.67%) RUP
13 7 (11.67%) TDD
13 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
13 7 (11.67%) Scrum
13 7 (11.67%) Test Planning
14 6 (10.00%) Analytics
14 6 (10.00%) Refactoring
14 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) C#
3 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (70.00%) ISEB
2 35 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 28 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) Telerik
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