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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 223 209 214
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 31 41 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.42% 0.58% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.61% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 10
Average salary £33,250 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.83% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £24,000 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £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
7149 6712 5542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.61% 95.22% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5834 5226 4492
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -1 21 £35,000 +7.69% 2
South Yorkshire -4 4 £27,500 - 2
East Yorkshire -5 4 - - 2
North Yorkshire +2 2 £32,000 +6.66%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 37 (69.81%) Software Testing
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (62.26%) ISEB
4 28 (52.83%) SQL
5 25 (47.17%) Manual Testing
6 23 (43.40%) ISTQB
7 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
7 16 (30.19%) Selenium
7 16 (30.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (26.42%) QA
9 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
9 14 (26.42%) .NET
10 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (22.64%) Agile Testing
11 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
12 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Security Testing
14 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
14 9 (16.98%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (15.09%) C#
15 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
15 8 (15.09%) Scrum
15 8 (15.09%) Degree
15 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
16 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
16 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
16 7 (13.21%) ITIL
16 7 (13.21%) MS Excel

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (13.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Big Data
3 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Selenium
2 15 (28.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (16.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (11.32%) ReSharper
4 6 (11.32%) Moq
4 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (11.32%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) XML
2 6 (11.32%) WinForms
2 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
2 6 (11.32%) WCF
2 6 (11.32%) WPF
3 1 (1.89%) cXML
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
1 1 (1.89%) Android
1 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Software Testing
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (47.17%) Manual Testing
4 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
5 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Agile Testing
7 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Security Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Scrum
10 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
11 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
11 7 (13.21%) ITIL
12 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
12 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (11.32%) RUP
12 6 (11.32%) DSDM
12 6 (11.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) C#
3 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.66%) Java
5 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (62.26%) ISEB
2 23 (43.40%) ISTQB
3 16 (30.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (15.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) Telerik
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